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  • 14th September 2010, 08:25 PM
    mikeperez23

    Re: Bleu de Chanel : Plus interview with perfumer Jacques Polge [video]

    I tried it over the weekend.

    Didn't impress me at all - I found it safe, generic and incredibly lifeless. I'll pass.
  • 14th September 2010, 06:42 PM
    Persolaise
    I'm afraid I'm not impressed by Bleu either. It's shockingly boring, if such a thing's possible. I've just posted a review on my blog (www.persolaise.com) in case anyone's interested.
  • 7th September 2010, 09:51 AM
    Worth1969
    Not impressed at all. The bottle is much nicer than the boring juice inside.
    Yes it's pleasant, but that's about it. Big disappointment. I personally think Chanel Platinum is far superior - Bleu seems afraid to make a statement. This is fine if you're a fragrance newbee who just wants something pedestrian to wear to the office, but some of us can handle the real juice and need something more distinctive.
    Would love to find a modern fragrance that is cut from the same cloth as Tsar de Van Cleef and Arpels or the original Versace L'Homme. These were outstanding men's fragrances; rich, invigorating, classy and timeless. I realize that Bleu de Chanel is competing with the light, fresh trendy market, but one would expect better from Chanel!
  • 31st August 2010, 07:42 PM
    epicurean
    I remember being disappointed upon first learning the scent's name; sounded like it would fit in with all the other generic men's scents at the cologne counters around the world. And sure enough: It's been done dozens if not hundreds of times before; in fact, I was so underwhelmed I can't even say which Armani or Boss scent(s) it resembled most. A shame that Chanel, creators of Pour Monsieur and Antaeus and Egoiste, have become so dull as regards men's fragrance. Pleasant enough, but is "pleasant" enough for Chanel?
  • 28th August 2010, 05:06 AM
    Calyx93
    Stopped by my local Chanel counter and gave it a whirl - nice, but nothing groundbreaking and it has the feel of scents you've smelled before. Glad it's not a fruity, watery candy - but I wish it had more personality and "oomph." Ended up buying a backup bottle of Pour Monsieur instead, much to the bewilderment of the SA since she claimed that Bleu would be in the top three scents of the new year. We'll see.
  • 26th August 2010, 02:15 AM
    Kiliwia
    I agree with Jitterbug, loved the video, what I wouldn't give to spend a day with Mr. Polge and learn some of his secrets. He's made so many of my favorite perfumes, the man is immensely talented.
  • 24th August 2010, 10:36 PM
    Jitterbug Perfume Lover
    Wow! I loved watching that video. I loved how his eyes lit up while describing doing what he loves.
  • 24th August 2010, 08:06 PM
    Joern
    Does someone know where one could get blue glass bottles like to ones shown in the video?
  • 24th August 2010, 02:12 AM
    Andrewthecologneguy
    I tried it and was greatly dissapointed initially. It smelled very generic shower gel a la Axe or Old Spice. That same day I also tried some very well executed scents from BOIS 1920. As the day progressed, a wonderful 'I own this space' dominating aroma kept reaching up to me. It was new and fresh yet oddly familiar, so i assumed it was the BOIS 1920, since I had little experience with that house. Then it hit me...it was the Chanel. Much like Allure can really dominate, Bleu is not any less. It is like the best execution of todays aquatic detergents, yet presented with a master's touch. It's like eating sushi from the Chinese buffett, and that is the only sushi you know; then one day you eat real sushi from a sushi bar, then you understand what sushi is supposed to taste like. I am sold, and will be adding this to my collection.
  • 23rd August 2010, 07:39 PM
    CoL
    I tried this the other day and I must say it's very nice indeed! Reminded me a little of Allure Homme Blanche, my favourite mens Chanel!:thumbup:
  • 23rd August 2010, 05:12 PM
    Un profumo affettuoso
    Nice to see and hear Monsieur Polge in his lab! Has anyone tried "Bleue" yet? I'd love to smell it asap! Any new aspects in it? Unfortunately, Polge says nothing about the new scent in this short interview, he only makes some general comments.
  • 23rd August 2010, 09:09 AM
    Grant Osborne

    Article: Bleu de Chanel : Plus interview with perfumer Jacques Polge

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/500...-Jacques-Polge

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