it's interesting to note that a few of us have had very similar experiences with bleu de chanel. when i first sampled this a few months ago, i immediately dismissed it as boring, nondescript and without character. didn't even think about it until a recent heat wave when i felt like wearing something outside my current rotation. that's when i reached into my box of 40-50 samples and grabbed BdC, thinking it might be "ok" for hot days. after wearing it on consecutive days, i've developed a new-found respect. it's not too heavy for hot days yet interesting enough to keep my attention (possibly even in cooler weather). i'm seriously considering a full bottle. it gets killed here, but i'm wondering if more people gave up on it too soon as i did initially. this may not be a popular opinion on bn, but i believe BdC deserves a harder look.