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    Default What's the closest scent to Bleu de Chanel?

    What could be the closest alternative to Bleu de Chanel? It seems most girls pretty much love this smell. It costs too much here (about $150 for 100ml)...plus girls around my way are already kind of familiar with this scent. So I want to feel different ...but at the same time get the amount of complements Bleu de Chanel gets. All suggestions are welcome. Thanks.

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    It doesn't smell like it, but will give the same effect and is much cheaper - Love and Luck by Ed Hardy

    another option is Versace Pour Homme (Blue bottle)
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    Default Re: What's the closest scent to Bleu de Chanel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neil4Speed View Post
    It doesn't smell like it, but will give the same effect and is much cheaper - Love and Luck by Ed Hardy

    another option is Versace Pour Homme (Blue bottle)
    thanks...I like love & luck...it smells good but I've longevity issues with it. and if u were referring to versace eau fraiche, I have that too and longevity is a real big problem with that as well. Even Bleu dey Chanel never seemed to last that long on me.

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    I am a fan of Bleu Chanel . It's versatile which also means not very daring but you can wear it anytime like a pair of khaki pants.
    Everyone says its so unoriginal but I can't think of anything exactly like it. Yes there are many safe scents but none that smell like it. So I have no suggestions for something that smells similar but any signature scents suggested in other forms would work ,but in my opinion no similar scents
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    So called "replacements" for certain scents will almost always fall short of the mark. If you like BdC then buy it, or start looking for something that you like better an has the longevity that you're after.

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    Fierce by Abercrombe & Fitch. Bleu is a slightly more sophisticated and more complicated version of Fierce, but Fierce smells just as good imo.

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    Default Re: What's the closest scent to Bleu de Chanel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzlepuff View Post
    Fierce by Abercrombe & Fitch. Bleu is a slightly more sophisticated and more complicated version of Fierce, but Fierce smells just as good imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzlepuff View Post
    Fierce by Abercrombe & Fitch. Bleu is a slightly more sophisticated and more complicated version of Fierce, but Fierce smells just as good imo.
    Hm..I can see that. I didn't think of it at first but I suppose once can easily compare the two. Both are fresh scents that are loved by most women.
    The only thing that drives me insane about Fierce is that lingering "bitter" scent in the background. I'm not sure what it is exactly...but it just annoys me. I still wear it though!

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    I dont think Bleu de Chanel has anything to do with Fierce. In my eyes Fierce is like a cheaper and worse version of Platinum Egoiste.

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    Biotherm Homme Force

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    Default Re: What's the closest scent to Bleu de Chanel?

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    So called "replacements" for certain scents will almost always fall short of the mark.
    True

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonPan View Post
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    Guerlain Homme
    Guerlain Homme Intense

    They are also less synthetic than BDCH
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    Default Re: What's the closest scent to Bleu de Chanel?

    Try:

    Allure Homme Sport by Chanel - I dare say it is one of best, overall, summer fragrances. It's a fantastic journey from its sharp, orange, citrus opening, through its imaginative, peppery, neroli and cedar heart, thence morphing into its exquisite, creamy and sexy, white musk and vetiver base.

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    Funny that a supposed generic common been there done that doesn't smell like anything out there.
    Save your money and get what you . Nothing wrong with a crowd pleaser sometimes
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    Kenzo Sport. on my skin the dry downs are very similar........
    Arent you a little short for a stormtrooper?

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    Default Re: What's the closest scent to Bleu de Chanel?

    Cat Urine.

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    Jeyes Fluid

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    I just love Bleu de Chanel and I can't think of a very similar scent. One of the handful in my collection that I will definitely replace when the time comes (like 2 or 3 years from now when my bottle runs out...that's what happens when you own 32 full size bottles, you never run out of anything...ever).

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    Default Re: What's the closest scent to Bleu de Chanel?

    YSL L'Homme Libre (Blue Bottle with Clear Cap)

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    I would second fierce, I got a decant of it, Very hard to get here in the UK for a decent price. So wanted to see what the hype was about before blind buying a bottle and maybe not liking it.. Sniffed it and knew I had something like it in my collection but couldn't remember what it was, Went through my bottles and when I got to bleu de chanel it clicked. Very similar to me.

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    The only scent I can marginally think of is also by Chanel: Allure Homme Edition Blanche.

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    I tested on me and did not find it that amazing don't know I am not a girl....I think you should buy it because you like not because you want girl's attention...

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    Yes, L'Homme Libre is quite similar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychoskip View Post
    Cat Urine.
    More like the cats ass.

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    Monsieur Balmain. The lemon is amazingly similar IMO.

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    A FAKE bottle of BLEU DE CHANEL......i have one and it smells "like" it

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    Default Re: What's the closest scent to Bleu de Chanel?

    Deoderant.

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    Default Re: What's the closest scent to Bleu de Chanel?

    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    More like the cats ass.
    funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychoskip View Post
    Deoderant.
    Of the Gods.

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    Nothing smells like it. You want something safe, well liked and different...get AVENTUS!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeJ View Post
    Hm..I can see that. I didn't think of it at first but I suppose once can easily compare the two. Both are fresh scents that are loved by most women.
    The only thing that drives me insane about Fierce is that lingering "bitter" scent in the background. I'm not sure what it is exactly...but it just annoys me. I still wear it though!
    That's my favorite part! It's a mix of iso-e-super and some sort of bitter metallic accord
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    You won't save any cash going this route but if I remember correctly Bond no. 9 I Love NY for Him reminded me of Bleu de Chanel.

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    Default Re: What's the closest scent to Bleu de Chanel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Beast View Post
    You won't save any cash going this route but if I remember correctly Bond no. 9 I Love NY for Him reminded me of Bleu de Chanel.
    I <3 New York for Him is a dead ringer for Calvin Klein Escape.

    I do believe that everyone saying Fierce is a close alternative may be mixing up Bleu de Chanel for Platinum Egoiste. Fierce is a dead ringer for Platinum Egoiste. A DEAD ringer. The first time I smelled PE I thought "Man this smells just like Fierce." Nothing smells like Bleu de Chanel. And yet it's widely regarded as generic on this forum. Strange.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Aventurier View Post
    That's my favorite part! It's a mix of iso-e-super and some sort of bitter metallic accord
    That is exactly what it is! I know I'll get used to it, but I can't say i'll ever grow to love it.

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    Fierce is kinda like a mix between platinum egoise and bleu. I don't care for platinum
    Much, but I love fierce and bleu. These r my 2 fav scents along with dolce and gabbana the one. I've tried 100's of diff fragrances over the years and these 3 r still my fav.

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    Default Re: What's the closest scent to Bleu de Chanel?

    Bleu de Chanel is heavily rooted in things like Herrera for Men which led to the hundreds of ridiculously aromatic cologne guy sports fragrances and other "disinfectants". Epic Man (Amouage) is a part of it. As much as I dislike Bleu de Chanel, it is extremely well made, a better fragrance than Epic Man. All of them are unbearable once you've felt it, but you can bet there will continue to be a million variations of it, at least for the next few years.

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    Default Re: What's the closest scent to Bleu de Chanel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnyls View Post
    I love fierce and bleu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catlettsl View Post
    Nothing smells like it. You want something safe, well liked and different...get AVENTUS!!!

    The end!!

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    I thought the OP was looking for a cheaper alternative to Bleau.

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    Default Re: What's the closest scent to Bleu de Chanel?

    I do not find any similarity between fierce & Bleu at all.
    As said earlier the only scent I found similar to Bleu was YSL L'Homme libre..!

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