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    http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scenteds..._lhe.html#more

    amazing review (Blueu haters would be anxious with that)


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    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.

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    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.
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    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.
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    I love it now. Took a week or so, but I now own it...and the aftershave...and the deodorant spray. Hehe.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andym72 View Post
    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 made the same connection to the new DKNY Men, andym72. BUT, Bleu is much better. I have a decant of the DKNY Men that I barely ever wear. I have found myself wanting to smell Bleu more.

    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.

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    It gets a big thumbs up in The Sunday Times Style magazine today. They say they wish all men could smell of this!

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    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.
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    afer 30 minutes dry down, on me its similar to encre noir
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
    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.
    I think it`s because people will automatically put it in competition with CHANEL`s masterpieces like f.ex Egoiste and Pour Monsieur.. To me, Bleu de CHANEL was a big disappointment!

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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 imagine everyone will be wearing it to the next Nickelback concert they go to.
    LOL, petruccijc. I can't stand Nickelschmuck either
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
    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.
    I bought a small bottle at Bloomingdales a few days ago. The only reason why I bought it is because they will take it back even if you open it. That being said, I do think this wears better than just spraying on your wrist or smelling it on paper. As I said before, it is a fresh / aquatic scent that wears like an oriental. While this fragrance doesn't make the earth shake, it does smell good, and you could do a lot worse than this for an everyday, workhorse scent. I have a feeling that this scent will perform better in fall & winter, which usually isn't the case for most aquatics. While I'm not sure if I'll end up keeping it or not, I do think that this is better than the initial response would indicate. This might not blaze any trails, but ultimately, it is as good or better than any in it's genre...

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    Quote Originally Posted by andym72 View Post
    I have a theory. Polge was ordered to "make something all these Acqua di Gio buyers can wear in the evening".
    Yeah, I thaught that too. There was something in the initial blast that reminded of AdG, the fleshy-fruit/spice type, similar to the persimmon note in AdG. And of course the marketing, images, bottle all suggest night wear to seemingly compliment a buyer's daytime fresh/aquatic fave.

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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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by omniray View Post
    http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scenteds..._lhe.html#more

    amazing review (Blueu haters would be anxious with that)
    I found this part interesting...

    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...
    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....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
    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.
    I'm really not wanting to have to buy it to "get" it, but it's looking that way. I've tried this on skin a good half-dozen times. The most recent time, a huge wet spot on one arm, with Allure Homme on the other arm. And still, even the original Allure Homme fared better for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
    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.
    I think I must be anosmic to something. I only get about three or four identifiable aspects, and they are very blurry. I'm getting more out of every single Allure than I am from Bleu.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
    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.
    I don't think it's just me. I'm betting there's a sex-linked anosmia for a double-digit percentage of men. I do get a nice drydown, but the heart is like a very strong (I know this sounds weird) "odorless" note. I can sense the note wafting weaker and stronger as I move the scent toward and away from my nose, but it's like the olfactory equivalent of distilled water or air - like the absence of scent.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
    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.
    Some people, perhaps, but I'm really trying to give this a chance. I may just say screw it, buy a bottle, and drench myself in it until I figure it out.
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    I haven't spoken up about this one but I agree with you. Frankly I liken it to my original take on Aventus which did a complete 180 over a fairly short period of time. Bleu still isn't earth shaking to me but VERY comfortable.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    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.
    nothing is exclusive in this days.. (but i have limits, i cant wear Adg in present moment) with all those new releases im sure nothing wont be like a adg case (everyone wearing around you)

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    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!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
    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.
    Agree completely. I'm wearing it again today and the drydown has more of a "vetiver" feel than I had the first few times. Almost that powder feel with vetiver. Classy. I still am not sure about it lasting on me or sillage but I also am not spraying alot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    Yeah, I thaught that too. There was something in the initial blast that reminded of AdG, the fleshy-fruit/spice type, similar to the persimmon note in AdG. And of course the marketing, images, bottle all suggest night wear to seemingly compliment a buyer's daytime fresh/aquatic fave.
    This is exactly my reasoning as well. A lot of the perfume blogs have commented that they think it is odd that an aquatic is being marketed as a evening, formal scent. But to me it just means someone in marketing at Chanel realised they could do an 'AdG Night', before Armani realise they are missing a trick

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andym72 View Post
    This is exactly my reasoning as well. A lot of the perfume blogs have commented that they think it is odd that an aquatic is being marketed as a evening, formal scent. But to me it just means someone in marketing at Chanel realised they could do an 'AdG Night', before Armani realise they are missing a trick

    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.
    At least Chanel did not drop the ball completely like Gucci, and call it "Sport".

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    It is nice to see a thread compete with a Creed new-release thread in terms of volume of interest!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scentsitivity View Post
    It is nice to see a thread compete with a Creed new-release thread in terms of volume of interest!
    Yeah....it's good to see that none of these 2 releases have been battered by everyone.....There is a strong favourable opinions for both these latest fragrances and that's not a bad thing....Besides I haven't seen it happen in a long time with most releases during the last year or two.....

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