Originally Posted by Mrnybluesman
Being a fan of Chanel I have owned all of the above. From my personal experience my two favorites from the list are Platinum Egoiste and Edition Blanche. Bleu is a nice scent but like ADG has become easily recognized.
THIS. Chanel is advertising this one heavily on TV right now. I'm pretty sure I saw ads for Bleu during SNL and Sunday Night Football. For me, that's a reason NOT to buy it. If you're single and dating, the worst thing you can choose is a scent her brother wears... or her dad, or cousin... or, worse... her ex boyfriend. There's no way to prevent that sort of thing entirely, but you lower your odds substantially by avoiding the biggest of the top sellers.- - - Updated - - -
Originally Posted by mesaboogie
^Agreed. The herd mentality is pretty lame here. If a fragrance is too popular in real life then it's considered too generic or just a shitty fragrance on Basenotes.
I agree, that does happen. I view fragrance popularity differently though. For me, it's about avoiding scents that may make me smell like someone else, especially when it comes to dating. Years ago, I set up a female coworker with a friend of mine. The three of us met for drinks and had a great time, then I made up an excuse to leave so they'd end up hanging out. They were such a perfect match. The next day, I asked her how it went and she said something like "Oh, he's a nice guy but he reminded me of my brother. I just couldn't get past it." I was baffled. My friend and her brother had absolutely nothing in common. It kind of blew my mind. Anyway... a few weeks later, her brother dropped by work to meet her for lunch and she introduced me. And BOOM! It hit me: THIS GUY SMELLS LIKE (my friend) MIKE!
I know people on BN like to bash popular scents, but not me. AdG is excellent. But I won't buy it because the risk of having that exact same thing happen to me is too high. Granted, I'm sure there are guys who wear my favorite Gucci Pour Homme II, and maybe someday I'll end up on a date with a woman who dated one of those guys... but the odds are so much lower than the odds of being on a date with a woman whose ex wore AdG.
If Chanel keeps running those ads, Bleu is going to be everywhere this fall. Any uniqueness associated with the scent will be gone.