Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul
A perfume that smells at least somewhat similar to Bleu de Chanel and is by one of my favorite perfumers? I've got to check this out.
You'll probably stick with Bleu, but this one is definitely worth a sample. I've worn it and enjoyed it.
I think it's well done - in its style, which is popular with the golf shirt crowd. This seems closer to Lacoste Blanc than Bleu, IMO, but there are similarities both ways. Among "creamy/clean/white/pure/powdery" masculines, it has a nice assortment of subsidiary notes - woody, herbal, and spicy - that are subtle but played up to a nice volume, offering some interesting diversions. In some ways, it's easier to love than Bleu, too - the whole thing plays out more obviously. Which may be why you might favor the more enigmatic Bleu, but if you're getting into simple but good, this one is. But no arguments - it's mainstream.
For All is - however - SO easy to love, it's ridiculous. I hear ya, djron! I'm now very glad I never bought New Haarlem, because For All is definitely the Bond coffee gourmand for me. It's a precision weapon against my wallet. Longevity kicks butt, too. I was sillaging around quitting time at work, on a very restrained application in the morning. But no brutish powerhouse - it's subtle. GOOD STUFF.
The women's is interesting to me because it a rather radical fruity gourmand - the ad copy likens it to a pastry, and.... well.... yes. A really expensive cherry danish with vanilla and a touch of liqueur. I sniff all the fruity women's scents just to keep up, and I think this one is actually smoother than almost anything I've smelled on the counters. Most of them just aren't as polished as this one, and they tend to be far less "edible" on the gourmand aspects. If I smelled something like this in the bakery, I'd buy. So again - like the men's, it's not a connoisseur-favored category, but in its category, it's actually well done. And for guys who think fruity scents are nice on women, or who have a lady who likes these? Definitely get a sample. This is undoubtedly somebody's sexy scent.