It's a huge fragrance note party, and we're all invited!
Bleu de Chanel EdP is indeed a deeper, richer take on the original EdT. Yet it retains a quality of its own, thanks to the large cocktail of ingredients!
Throughout the day, the fragrance seems to wear different "masks" depending on my skin temp and general environmental conditions - in an almost eerily living way. The tangy notes of grapefruit and bergamot continually appear when I'm experiencing hotter skin temps, then the scent returns back to a peppery, gingery, woody quality reminiscent of Lagerfeld's Jako (which I'm not a huge fan of). Bleu de Chanel EdP comes off as a skin scent in terms of sillage; the EdT appears to have a better "reach".
This fragrance shimmers through so many notes interplaying with one another in a semi-unpredictable way. It's not a "blue" scent as one would expect of, say, Kenzo or Bulgari Blu. It is a hybrid formulation that is hard to pin down and different than other scents out there now; hats off to Chanel for the adventurous endeavor in constructing Bleu de Chanel EdP as a classy, reformulated flanker.
I can't say this would be my first choice of scents to wear in a crunch (compared even to the EdT, which seems more stable and accessible).
So to me, this fragrance is good, versus AWESOME.
I can't believe this is from Chanel.It opens with a nice citrus and vetiver that drys down to a powdery amber scent.Very little longevity and silliage.A safe and generic smelling frag.At this price I was expecting something a little more imaginative and unique.
Love this stuff and it gets a ton of compliments from the ladies.
If you want something more serious than the conventional edt, this is the perfect go! Wish the sillage could be a little better though. Sometimes in warm days it does randomly perform like a beast however, but that is only sometimes.
It is a beautiful fragrance. Bleu de Chanel EdP is a real olfactory revolution.
Chapeau Monsieur Polge et Chanel!