^ I think I would recognize it as Chanel - absolutely. And if I caught one of the "new" notes, I might even pick it for Bleu. However, the most likely thing would be that I would recognize it as something in the Allure family.
I'm looking forward to trying this as soon as see a tester. What I am wondering is whether those of you who have tried it think you would recognize it if you smelled it on someone else? Often, sniffing / testing a scent up-close will give a significantly different effect / impression than smelling it from a distance.
I tried this today and on my husband - it's okay -ish . Nothing spectacular.
Petty small minded people have no place in my life.
a weak fragrance ..looking like the new "Kenzo pour homme boisé"
My Macy's had them out for sale today.
Yep. I'll have to get it. August 30 (my birthday) it's mine.
Here is what the Chanel website says about it:
"A new, woody aromatic fragrance for the man who defies convention, and resists the ordinary every day, finding satisfaction in the unexpected. His fragrance, a provocative blend of citrus and woods, liberates the senses — fresh, clean, profoundly sensual — a signature statement of determination and desire. Be unexpected."
I remember a thread about "What is the most mediocre fragrance". I think Bleu de Chanel deserves a nomination.
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Its nothing to do with culture notions. To me, its just a weak, mediocre fragrance with nothing special about it. It unoffensive but, its so synthetic that the myriad of notes bleed into one watered down smell. Perhaps I need another skin test because yes, I'm being harsh. I've been shopping with two females. I didn't like it, they didn't like it, etc. Their reaction was, hmmmm, its ok but, I wouldn't buy a bottle. I feel the same way. Kinda ho hum. To be fair, I will test it again.
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
I've been wondering if we have another Versace Pour Homme in the making. If I remember correctly it was bashed around here too for being too ordinary when it first came out. But it also, after it had been out a while, developed a bit of a cult following.
I will definately test it again. I am currently on the fence with the new Nautica Pure. Its such a smooth, addicting smell. It kinda reminds me of Jivago Millennium which has long since been discontinued but a fragrance that I miss. I don't know whether to like it or not. I definately don't like the new lacoste essential sport. The aquatic aspect makes me feel ill.
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
And yes, to the member who said this smelled like Cool Water, I totally agree. And I haven't smelled Cool water since high school (the late 80s.) That's just one more indicator of how generic this scent is. I smelled it today at Saks and struggled to find anything good to say about it. Very disappointing.
Finally, seems like the ladies like the smell of this one. So I would like to ask the guys something, would you wear a generic scent like this that you didn't really love if it meant that women would be drawn to you? My answer - no way, Jose. I'll save my dough for my next bottle of Egoiste.
I agree - save your money for Égoïste. I'll be saving for Antaeus, Égoïste, or one of Les Exclusifs. Unless Bleu magically starts turning me on somehow, I'm just not feeling the love.
I tried it today at Macy's. It's pleasant, but it's still lame and ordinary. It also reminded me of Only The Brave. Not so much the smell, but the synthetic nothingness they both share.
EDIT: I'm starting to like the dry-down more and more as I wear it.
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Got some samples today , not really impressed by , there is no originality to it , no twist to make it stand out from the crowd. Smells like a hundred other fragrances , love Chanel but this is a big let down , maybe wait for the Bleu Noir de Chanel in a couple of years.........
EDIT: I'm starting to like the dry-down more and more as I wear it.[/QUOTE]
This is exactly my experience. Ordinary for the first 30 minutes, then it gets good.
I tested this just today, and so far I am liking it, but not just yet loving it. I does smell a bit like a pared down version of Allure Edition Blanche sans powdery notes, and yet what can't escape me is that it reminds me a lot of Gucci by Gucci Sport, though much more smoother in its texture and sharper. I smell oakmoss in the scent too, which really gives off a classic soapy cologne vibe with some spiciness to it. AND THERE WE HAVE IT--a mellow Gucci by Gucci Sport clone. Not a bad thing, I think this is geared for those in their 30s on up.
There's been appearances already of samples and bottles on CheapBay. I managed to snag a 50ml bottle for below the retail price so I'm rather happy right now anticipating its arrival!
tested this on a test strip today. it was good. not amazing. not something that i will fall in love with or something
With great anticipation - I am finding a rather vague resembance to the much anticipated YSL L'Homme. Nothing in the realm of the actual similarity of fragrance, but the anticipation of greatness. Maybe it will become a sleeper like YSL L'Homme.
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I was at lord and taylor today with a buddy his gf and two of her female friends shopping for a present for a mutual friend.
As we passed the men fragrance counter we were offered to smell the new chanel (and the big ponys)
The girls absolutely loved it. I thought it was really good as well, considering what it is up against in the mainstream market. It isnt very original, but its does its job very well. It is like the new Mercedes C-Series. Its nothing ground breaking, but it works and it works very well, and arguably better then the competition.
Its clean refreshing smell, it reminded me Chic for men mixed with The One. Its a very likable scent, that can be worn everywhere and at any season.
Is it that good? absolutely not.
To be honest my friend pointed out right away that it smells exactly like L'oreal Vive Pro shampoo for men, and you know what...it actually does.
It is not ground breaking and it doesn't stand out as unique to me, but what it does is take simple things from many successful mainstream fragrance and combine it well. I can find similarities to La Nuit De L'homme, The One, Code, ADG, and also to most aquatics in general. It isnt exactly the same as them, but it does share some qualities.
The girls absolutely love it, and honestly thats what really matters at the end of the day