I agree with Ken_Russell, but would like to add the follow caveats:
First off, it is safe
. I cannot find something in the composition that challenges me or that makes it strikingly unique. Second, it is not a scent I have, had or plan on owning (only sampled on a few occasions)...my perspective is that it is a scent to wear for others, not yourself (if you are truly and deeply into fragrance). It is what one would wear on a "day-off" from wearing their more "serious juice" - but make sure they feel confident on the way out the door, knowing it is pleasing to other people's noses and is not a bad scent. However, I can get that with SO many fresh scents - I don't really consider Chanel Bleu to be worthwhile. Sorry.
It is definitely over-hyped and excessively popular - no doubt. But, who wants to smell like everyone else?
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Originally Posted by Ken_Russell
In spite of the hype, the often excessive popularity, this scent is actually objectively good and definitely high quality, a contemporary fragrance with above average versatility.
Sorry change1 -
I don't mean to sound insulting - but to compare Bleu de Chanel to Guerlan Derby (or Guerlain ANYTHING), Vintage M7...or Van Gogh's art is ludicrous. It's actually funny for a moment (even laughable), but in reality, is rather insulting.
A safe, mainstream synthetic fragrance that smells decent cannot be compared to those classic bottles of olfactory art and definitely not the genius work of Van Gogh.
It could have never existed or be gone tomorrow and world of fragrance would never have known or cared. The ONLY people who care are the people at Chanel who are making a fortune on a very mediocre composition.
I don't have disdain for Bleu de Chanel - however, it never has and never will be in my collection.
Again, please do not take this as a personal attack...but I had to say something that preserves the integrity of what truly amazing bottles and the work of a man who painted some of the most revelatory works of art in the history of our existence.
If you can honestly say that in a time capsule (with the Mayan prophecy of 12/21/12 upon us - I will go there), you would put your bottle of Bleu de Chanel next to a bottle of Guerlain Derby and throw in "Starry Night" so it would define ART on various levels...I can only imagine the confusion it would create for the next intelligent beings who discovered it. Cavemen would wonder, man.
Originally Posted by change1
If Chanel discontinueed BDC, it would end up being like derby, vintage m7, etc.... kind of like a van gogh art.... no one appreciated van gogh until he was gone....