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    Default Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    Quote Originally Posted by Sylver View Post
    what makes it best cologne on the planet? what makes it unique? I can name 3-4 colognes easily that smell just like Bleu and their price tag is several times lower. Bleu is a safe, innofensive but somewhat pleasant scent, a pure example how far the synthetics can go nowdays. But it sells well, actually same trick is played in Gucci Guilty for Men.
    Which frags smells just like Bleu ?
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    Default Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    My wife surprised me with this on Friday and I must say that I really like it. I didnt think that I would after reading reviews on here and on Fragrantica. It is def one of my favorites right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post
    Which frags smells just like Bleu ?
    Maybe "just like" wasnt a proper aproach. But you can get a similar vibe from Pierre Cardin Revelation or Adidas in orange colour (forgot name) or original Lagerfeld.

    On a lower scale, at certain stages there are some similarities even with D&G light blue or Azzaro Chrome Legend.

    Dont get me wrong, i find Bleu a pleasant scent and clean. But it brings nothing new or extraordinary to the world of fragrances to be considered the best cologne in the world (the statement a few msgs above). As pleasant and clean i find it, i will never pay the pricetag asked for it; if price was around 40-45 euros, maybe i could be persuaded to buy it. Over this, i dont consider it price worthy. But thats only me.

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    Default Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    There may be some similarities with say, D&G Light Blue or Chrome Legend, but that's like saying The Dreamer has some similarities with Salvador Dali PH because they both feature clary sage.

    I haven't smelled Revelation or the others you mentioned in the first paragraph, but I can honestly say I've not smelled anything like Bleu before. It's a hybrid fougere/chypre (note the oakmoss in the base - er.. well, if you have the packaging handy. It's not listed as a note but it's listed in the ingredients and it's pretty easy to pick out if you've ever smelled real oakmoss) with a dark aquatic element.
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  5. #725

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    Tested Bdc on paper over the weekend. Prefer it over allure homme sport which smells like a household cleaner and activates my sinuses.
    The opening of Bdc is definitely smoother and calmer. Ahs on the other hand, opens sharp and pungent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverwide View Post
    Not sure if this was already posted, but there's now a shower gel and after-shave balm(as opposed to the lotion) for Bleu! I just bought the shower gel here in Dublin and they were already out of the after-shave balm, but the SA gave me two samples of it.
    The balm is great. Soft for the skin and it projects nicely for an hour or so.

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    Default Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    Quote Originally Posted by Sylver View Post
    Maybe "just like" wasnt a proper aproach. But you can get a similar vibe from Pierre Cardin Revelation or Adidas in orange colour (forgot name) or original Lagerfeld.

    On a lower scale, at certain stages there are some similarities even with D&G light blue or Azzaro Chrome Legend.

    Dont get me wrong, i find Bleu a pleasant scent and clean. But it brings nothing new or extraordinary to the world of fragrances to be considered the best cologne in the world (the statement a few msgs above). As pleasant and clean i find it, i will never pay the pricetag asked for it; if price was around 40-45 euros, maybe i could be persuaded to buy it. Over this, i dont consider it price worthy. But thats only me.
    I guess to each his own also applies here YMMV.......

    I own both 150 ml Chanel Bleu EDT and 125 ml original Lagerfeld Classic (both the new and old version) and use both on a regular basis, maybe each once a month or so.

    To say lagerfeld Classic has ANYTHING AT ALL REMOTELY to do scent wise with Chanel Bleu is like telling me a red Ferrari looks a little bit like a white Rolls Royce.
    These two frags have nothing in common - I have been using Lagerfeld for years, both the old formulation and new reformulated version and I'm on my 2.nd bottle of Chanel Bleu 150 ml EDT.

    If you told me a frag like Armanin Code was a little bit like Chanel Bleu, I would have nodded and thought - they share some dusty lemon vibes, but that's pretty much it. But Lagerfeld Classic and Chanel Bleu - to my nose - have nothing at all in common.

    Pierre Cardin Revelation - almost the same. Have nothing in common with Chanel Bleu. I use Revelation in EDT from time to time and also in deo spray (for fitness) and it does have a little bit in common with Bleu, but honestly not more than for instance Polo Blue has........in fact Polo Blue to my nose is closer to Bleu than Pierre Cardin Revelation is, and Polo Blue is not that close at all
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    Someone wrote Chanel ''Blew'' It I totally agree.
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    Default Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    Is it "classy" enough for formal occasions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oslo-Fjord View Post
    Is it "classy" enough for formal occasions?
    You could make it work, but most of us here on BN would recommend many other fragrances over Bleu de Chanel for formal wear.

    Incidentally, I still love it. A very good, versatile scent. Gets better with repeated wearings.

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    wooow.. soon we will see post number 1000, i just think i must try Bleu this weekend!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by omniray View Post
    wooow.. soon we will see post number 1000, i just think i must try Bleu this weekend!!
    +1 !

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    Aah it's ok. But Chanel has Sycomore, Pour Monsieur, Egoiste, and Antaeus...compared to those masculine titans it's just another mainstream fragrance.

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    Do you think it's worth buying for my BF? The guy on the ad is hot... Wish my BF was like him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mymy View Post
    Do you think it's worth buying for my BF? The guy on the ad is hot... Wish my BF was like him!
    Yes

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    I love the scent. Just wish that I could get my hands on the refillable travel set...
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    Default Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    Quote Originally Posted by Mymy View Post
    Do you think it's worth buying for my BF? The guy on the ad is hot... Wish my BF was like him!
    I don't know why, but this is just funny to me

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    Default Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    lol yeah i know

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    Default Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    Quote Originally Posted by mrcologneguy View Post
    You could make it work, but most of us here on BN would recommend many other fragrances over Bleu de Chanel for formal wear.

    Incidentally, I still love it. A very good, versatile scent. Gets better with repeated wearings.
    Yeah, I'm still getting some surprises in it, including the vetiver notes I missed before. I find myself avoiding it so that I can test the stuff I need to test and review, but down underneath, I'm still nutso for Bleu and want to wear it half the time.

    I'm also starting to accidentally spell "blue" as "bleu" at work. ANNOYING AS HELL.
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    I don't find Bleu boring or generic at all, especially for an aquatic scent. That said, this is definitely a fragrance that needs to be sprayed on the skin to enjoy. I did not like the smell inside the bottle or on the test paper at Nordstrom. Once applied to my skin though, I instantly feel for this frag..It flashes images of a cold beachy feel in the early fall when the weather starts to drop to the mid-60s and skies are grey. I'm wearing it today in the 100 degree heat (about 80 in my office) and the transitions of notes are really apparent throughout the day. After about 2 hours the musky/woody notes were magnificent. One negative, after about 8 hours Bleu does smell a bit on the synthetic side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    I don't find Bleu boring or generic at all, especially for an aquatic scent. That said, this is definitely a fragrance that needs to be sprayed on the skin to enjoy. I did not like the smell inside the bottle or on the test paper at Nordstrom. Once applied to my skin though, I instantly feel for this frag..It flashes images of a cold beachy feel in the early fall when the weather starts to drop to the mid-60s and skies are grey. I'm wearing it today in the 100 degree heat (about 80 in my office) and the transitions of notes are really apparent throughout the day. After about 2 hours the musky/woody notes were magnificent. One negative, after about 8 hours Bleu does smell a bit on the synthetic side.
    I agree that it must be tested on the skin, not just on paper. It's my hidden gem of today as i hadn't tried it until today. Only "bad thing" i can think of is its popularity..... would like to use more individual scents. But just can't resist this one it smells so d*mn good on me!
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    Default Re: Bleu de Chanel

    Really? All of the men's scents are worth owning it the best is Egoiste

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    Das "Bl de Chanel" for those of you who understand German.

    btt I've smelled Coromandel and its awesome but unfortunately its a women fragrance.

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    I really loved Bleu. However, every time I compare it to sport and allure, I usually get drawn to allure. Maybe it's just my skin chemistry, but it smells perfect.

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    It's a pretty nice scent. I think most of the detractors are critical because it's 'too safe' or doesn't stand up against the Chanel classics, both of which I agree with, to a degree. On its own, it's not a bad frag at all, and the unwashed masses seem to love it nearly universally. Plus it's one of the most versatile frags out there, so I would recommend at least giving it a sniff.

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    Platinum Egoiste with its clean, masculine, sexy scent is the only Chanel fragrance I can recommend for a man.

    I can't imagine any young man wearing the powdery rose and vanilla bomb that is Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree.

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    I mostly wear Bleu de Chanel to please the world. It's not that I find it bad in any way, I just get olfactory fatigue from it pretty quickly, it seems.

    But oh god does the world love this fragrance. I get a constant reminder about how good it is based on everyone around me. It's just so pleasant, good-smelling and manly. Women LOVE it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    I don't find Bleu boring or generic at all, especially for an aquatic scent.
    Bleu de Chanel isn't an aquatic.

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    I am trying to appreciate this scent..I liked it at first, then the dry down seemed like a watered down Coco to me. I am testing it again....why do I get a really strong Coco vibe? Or even a Coco M. vibe...I just would want something different. Actually, it really reminds me of Coco M. EDT, just spicier.
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    Default Re: Bleu de Chanel

    Quote Originally Posted by nonsisa View Post
    Das "Bl de Chanel" for those of you who understand German.

    btt I've smelled Coromandel and its awesome but unfortunately its a women fragrance.
    Coromandel is unisex and many (including myself) say it's even better on a guy.
    It's my most worn fragrance of the past year. And nobody told me that I smelled feminine.
    It's a huge compliment getter. If you love it, wear it.

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