amazing review (Blueu haters would be anxious with that)
amazing review (Blueu haters would be anxious with that)
OK, I've been wearing it for almost a whole week now, and my opinion keeps going up. I didn't like it at first sniff on the blotter (actually, it was OK, but nothing interesting). On skin, I really liked it quite a lot, so I purchased it. Now that I've been with Bleu de Chanel for a while, I think it is actually quite wonderful. There is a complexity there that I'm surprised more people aren't smelling. The opening, is very ordinary, yes, but that is quite fleeting. I think there is great depth and actually some true artistry lurking in this scent. I'm surprised some of the more sophisticated noses on this board are not a bit more supportive of the composition. Perhaps, I'm being too generous with my praise, but I really like it. It smells really good. Maybe anything that seems a bit obvious doesn't deserve a chance to some here, but I think this one is being judged a bit harshly and in haste.
mrclmind, you must be my scent twin. I tried it again today at Macy's and I am tempted to get it. I also went to Sephora and tried other perfumes, but I kept smelling the wrist where Bleu was sprayed.
Maybe this is the fragrance that can't be understood at first sniff? Something like the masterpiece that we should smell many times to grasp its complexity?
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mrclmind, you hit it on the head. I've been wearing this on and off all week, and I find something slightly new, or nuances therein that just make me really appreciate it. Definitely will be a keeper in my wardrobe.
I love it now. Took a week or so, but I now own it...and the aftershave...and the deodorant spray. Hehe.
OK, after another test spray at my local dept store, I have worked out what it reminds me of... the 2009 'reboot' of DKNY Men. No wonder I'm underwhelmed...
I have a theory. Polge was ordered to "make something all these Acqua di Gio buyers can wear in the evening".
I do hope we don't have to wait another 13 years for something in the mens line. I would like to find out how a Chanel fourgere would smell.
Well... I've been testing this several times now, and have to say that my initial impression still stands: bland and pleasant. I can't imagine I will ever purchase this.
If my nose is too unsophisticated to grasp the greatness of this fragrance, so be it.
I think mrclmind is right. There is something great here that would be easy to miss if you dismiss this scent after one or even two or three wears. The drydown is actually VERY nice. I think it's just going to have to grow on people.
When I first joined BN, I remember something similar happened with Versace Pour Homme. It was bashed and totally dismissed when it first launched. But, it garnered a bit of a following after a while. I think this is the same kind of situation. Only I have a feeling Bleu may even be nicer than VPH.
Time will tell.
It gets a big thumbs up in The Sunday Times Style magazine today. They say they wish all men could smell of this!
Tried this yesterday. Plus got a card.
On my skin, after an initial burst, I could smell nothing. Then it somehow came to life again.
On the card it smelled better to me. And more consistent.
While I cannot see myself buying it, I think it will be a great success. People will like how it smells.
afer 30 minutes dry down, on me its similar to encre noir
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I tried it for a fourth time today. I find it to be a fairly innocuous, typical designer fragrance - not bad, but nothing special. That being said, I am sure it will be a big seller - I imagine everyone will be wearing it to the next Nickelback concert they go to.
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I'm a big fan of aquatics, but I've yet to find one that I can wear beyond the summer months. I'm glad to see some of the reviews for Bleu coming around, especially from some noses I admire like Gerbick and Mrclmind (glad to see you back!). Anyway, I see that there are some notes in here like incense ... can anyone recommend this for fall/ winter?
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I've been a week with mine, too. Like mrclmind, every time I put it on I pick up something new. I do like this. I think it could be my everyday scent. But, if everyone in town starts wearing it, like AdG, then I'll be disappointed.
I'll say it again - I'm wearing it right now and my wife is all nuzzled up on my chest and neck just really enjoying it. I have stuff that I wear just for me and I have stuff that I wear when I really want my wife to be super close to me. Put this frag in the latter category!
I don't buy stuff just cuz my wife likes it. She likes AdG, but I can't stand the stuff. But I like this Bleu I'll wear it for her, too!
Have a great end of weekend, folks.
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In this sense, I would agree. If the innovation was in creating something (more or less) universally pleasant, intricate in a small scale (which some can't detect), and surprisingly "aquiental" or "powdery aquatic", then yes - perhaps there is more artistry than we've been giving it credit for. However, see my next post....While the meticulous fine-tuning is perceptible in the new composition, Bleu de Chanel is not what one would call a flashily original perfume, but rather it is a subtly original work. The sum of the efforts that were put in the fragrance does translate in the end in a perfume with unique qualities, but if you were to think of originality as being like a shift in a paradigm as evident as the clap of thunder, this is not what takes place here. However, accepting the scent of Bleu de Chanel will mean accepting the idea that a marine accord is not just for sportswear but universally elegant, accept a certain dreamy, poetical quality associated with a mainstream fragrance, and accept a certain blurring of the lines in terms of gender.
Notes: citrus fruits, deep blue sea accord, grapefruit, peppermint, pink pepper, nutmeg, ginger, cedar, jasmine, patchouli, frankincense, labdanum.
Bleu de Chanel opens on a complex and addictive accord of seascape smells and woods, all this with a suggestion of salty booziness, energized by a wedge of lime, warmed by ambery fruits. The composition evokes a familiar outdoorsy accord of masculine perfumery only here it has been both refined and intensified and made in my view to feel utterly seductive...
I tried this yesterday and like so many was underwhelmed. I think my expectations were set quite high and, having read the notes, I was expecting a different smell to the one I got. It did not stand out from the crowd and just smelt OK. Perhaps i need to give it another go or perhaps i will just stick with Pour Monsieur and Antaeus and wait for a less aquatic flanker to come around (I'm sure there will be one!)
"As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round."
I think it is time for full disclosure now... I really dont like aquatics, they really do not agree with me. I think its a skin chemistry thing. Bleu may well be the new state of the art in aquatics, and I wouldn't know.
The thing is, for a house like Chanel, that adds totally new fragrances to their mens line so infrequently, one aquatic is enough.
Last edited by andym72; 23rd August 2010 at 03:07 PM.
It is nice to see a thread compete with a Creed new-release thread in terms of volume of interest!