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    Default Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    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.

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    ^ 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.
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    I tried this today and on my husband - it's okay -ish . Nothing spectacular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    But another point I was trying to make was that when Antaeus and Egoiste were released the masculine fragrance market were likely much smaller. Now when Chanel releases a scent, the name alone will only get them so far, they must compete with a far more crowded counter of fragrances. I don't think in the current market and economy, releasing something truly experimental or even avante garde would prove to be a wise business decision.
    Agreed - a child of the 80's the men's market is much more saturated then back in the 70' and 80's. The companies markets are now global so a scent needs to be marketed to appeal to all - the quo is light fresh and not overbearing.

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    a weak fragrance ..looking like the new "Kenzo pour homme boisé"

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    My Macy's had them out for sale today.
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    My Macy's had them out for sale today.
    Forgot to mention that. My Macy's did too yesterday when I hit up the tester. I do have to admit there is something in the base that, though pretty ordinary, I really like. I still have mixed feelings on the top and heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makassar View Post
    a weak fragrance ..looking like the new "Kenzo pour homme boisé"
    Do you mean weak as not strong enough? or weak as not good enough?

    I think the sillage is pretty strong on this one.
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    Yep. I'll have to get it. August 30 (my birthday) it's mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    Yep. I'll have to get it. August 30 (my birthday) it's mine.
    Aug. 9th (my birthday) it's mine too!!! I'm heading to Macy's!

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    Default Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    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."

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    I remember a thread about "What is the most mediocre fragrance". I think Bleu de Chanel deserves a nomination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCBoy View Post
    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."
    Hmmm. Now that I think about it, for a bunch of crazy male perfumistas who crave the unusual, the anti-commercial, the counter-gendered, and the out-of-date extraordinaire, Bleu de Chanel, being so expectable, IS a bit unexpected. I may join KMF in buying this to spite the counter-culture and be more unexpected than unexpected.
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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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentologist View Post
    ... To be fair, I will test it again.
    I probably will as well. I'm wearing Allure Edition Blanche today (one of my favorites), and found myself actually wanting to smell Bleu again.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentologist View Post
    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.
    I've bolded the parts that are the same for me. The part about the notes bleeding into a watered-down smell - that is exactly the reason I'm having a hard time loving it. PERHAPS this changes with time, but I've tested it about three times on skin now, and I have yet to find details in the heart that beg for any kind of fondness. The last thing that evaded olfactory focus as much as this was Sean John's I Am King. Even that seemed to have a novel heart - at least to me - but every bit as opaque. Am I too addicted to transparency? I don't know. At some point, if my brain can find something to grab or put in focus, then maybe. But it ain't happening.
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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCBoy View Post
    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."
    Due to the conventional nature of this scent, I find their description hilarious. Yes, this scent is unexpected for Chanel, as as so many here have said, that's not a good thing.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George P View Post
    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 have a good stock of scents that both my wife and I love. There are quite enough scents out there that we both like that I've never felt like buying something JUST for her. Now I will admit that she has bought me a few things when I was on the fence and she wasn't. So if she bought me Bleu - yeah, I'd keep it. It's like a back-up bottle of Édition Blanche. But I wouldn't wear something that I hated for her, and she would never ask. And that works both ways.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel Golfer View Post
    Went back to Macy's and sprayed some on from the tester yesterday. It really isn't much different on the skin that it was on the card. I'm still indecisive on whether I really like it or not. I personally don't think it smells bad, though some on this thread do. It just isn't anything special. Nothing that would make me drop the money on a bottle. That said, I would probably buy a decant if I find someone selling them in the future.

    I posted earlier that it reminded me of the new DKNY Men. Don't get me wrong, they don't smell exactly the same, but my verdict would be that Bleu slightly more sophisticated version of DKNY Men. I have a decant of DKNY that I like (also not bottle worthy), and I slightly prefer Bleu.
    Agree 100%. Smells a lot like DKNY Men.
    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.........

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    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.
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

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    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.

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    tested this on a test strip today. it was good. not amazing. not something that i will fall in love with or something

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    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

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    The girls absolutely love it, and honestly thats what really matters at the end of the day
    I would be very sad if my fragrance choice depended on whether the girls like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supperman View Post
    I would be very sad if my fragrance choice depended on whether the girls like it.
    I mean to say there that in the world of mainstream frag's and its shoppers the opinion people get from girls is what matters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kbar View Post
    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.
    Comment of the day! LOL!!

    The girls absolutely love it, and honestly thats what really matters at the end of the day
    The question is which girls love it? Are we talking 18 year olds or thirty somethings? Depending on the age of the man, this can make a big difference.

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    Default Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    Quote Originally Posted by George P View Post
    The question is which girls love it? Are we talking 18 year olds or thirty somethings? Depending on the age of the man, this can make a big difference.
    Yes it does and their input is valid

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