Where can one try this? Macys? Nordstroms? Saks?
I tried this today. At first it's really generic, but after a couple of hours it gets sweet. Definitely a grower. It goes from KC Black to a more amped up SF Subtil. I like it.
Where can one try this? Macys? Nordstroms? Saks?
Macy's had a tester today. They are taking pre-orders.
They had about 100 bottles sitting around Bloomingdales earlier this week.
Sampled it twice now... and it's not for me. It starts out sticky sweet, then dries down into... more sticky sweet.
Tried this today from a tester at Nordstrom's. Pretty cool bottle, with a nifty magnetic cap sorta thing. As for the juice, I felt it was fine. Definitely not bad, in fact good. I didn't get the sweet stickiness that others mentioned. But while good, I don't think it was that different than a dozen other masculine, fresh, acqua di whatevers sitting on the shelves at Nordies.
Then came trouble. My wife catches a whiff and says "Now that smells masculine, I like it."
She usually says I smell like fox pee or sawdust. I generally say thanks.
how is the longevity on this? is it as good as allure? i get about 8 hours with allure.
"I'm surprised you didn't want my husband's opinion. But, whatever..."
"Have you ever heard the term 'base note'?"
"Um, yes. I think."
"That's all. Thank you for your time."
I tested this on my skin today at my local Macy's and have decided that I won't be buying it either.
I think I'm gonna buy it just to spite all of you...
I'm intrigued. . . looks like a trip to Macy's tomorrow. . .
hey great news for Aussies, Chanel is launching exclusively in Australia 1st September 2010. The Chanel girl said we are the first in the world to receive Bleu! Wow
The first will be Russians. As usual for Chanel.
Bleu de Chanel has already been available in stores for a short while here in the Netherlands. The official launch date is August 1 afaik.
I tried Bleu today at Nordstrom. I was on my way to another counter and saw the tester. On my way back I asked the SA if I could have a sample. Here's how the conversation went:
Me: May I have a sample of Bleu
SA: What is that?
Me: The new man's cologne. The tester is at the end of the counter.
SA: Oh, I did not know we had that
Me: Yes, it is new
SA: You know, it is for men (as I was spraying from the tester)
Me: I know
SA: Then why do you want a sample?
Me: Errr, ahm, well I want to try it on my husband
It was funny, you had to be there
About the fragrance: I am speaking from memory, but I found the opening notes similar to Edition Blanche. I think I like it better than Edition Blanche. I can see that this is going to be a similar case as Allure Homme. Women will like it better than men.
Although it is not innovative, I can tell that the ingredients are better than the ingredients for most perfumes found at the mall
I don't mind Chanel issuing this, as long as they keep producing the Exclusifs
I tried it today. To me, this is a scent I would like to wear with a suit. It smells kind of sporty to me, because of the citrus and floral notes in it, however the drydown served to present a darker side which I did not expect, must be due to the incense and sandalwood. Quite sweet at the end as well. Something I would therefore wear to a night event with a tie. So at least there is a progression. The sillage and projection to me is satisfactory.
That said, for me, I wouldn't invest in it yet because I believe this is too much of a cookie-cutter fragrance. It's kind of like "Been there done that, but I'm still gonna do it anyway, hope it sells." I won't think it will score too many points for ground-breaking, innovative. However, with most fragrances crafted by the Chanel house, it is definitely worth a try.
Bleu de Chanel by Chanel. I thought this reviewer's opinion of it was rather true...It sells, it will sell.
"There are hundreds perfumes like this on the market but only one is called Chanel and has the double C logo." - Octavian Coifan
Summary: First impression upon spraying, sport. Impression after the drydown, darker. Pleasant, but nothing too special.
Tried it one more time yesterday and it is just a mess to my nose. Really amazed that this is Chanel.
Tested it yesterday at Dillards...It brought VERY strong thoughts of "I have smelled this before." After a couple of hours I figured out what scent I feel it has the strong associations with, Perry Ellis Portfolio.
Don't Smell the Flowers,
They're an Evil Drug to Make You Lose Your Mind --- Dio
I hit my wife with the multiple unmarked card test, and she picks Bleu over anything from the Allure family every time. They should put a tester and a display of Bleu Stud Boy on the women's counter. It would sell like hotcakes as a gift for men.
I'm starting to see why the talking points are to relate it to Platinum Egoiste. The aromatic notes set against the classic Chanel powdery ditrus are basically a modernization of the fougère accord in PE. It's a bit softer and more current. PE is fast dropping out of the mainstream IMO - I think this is a valid corporate response by that reasoning. Never intended as a replacement for Antaeus, we shouldn't expect it in Bleu. OTOH, I look forward to something with more wow in the future, be it in their main line, or the Exclusifs.
I was in Saks yesterday and they didn't have this yet. It sounds just awful.