Kurt smells like Teen Spirit
Kurt smells like Teen Spirit
It is a bad fragrance, though.
No, I totally get that aspect of it - it's okay for people to don't want to use or own a fragerance that is overly popular.
I'm just tired of people proclaiming a popular fragerance is "horrible and utter shit" only on the basis of it being popular.. it makes no sense to me ;-).
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I guess Bleu pays the price for the daring of Antaeus and Egoiste maybe?
It's a shitty fragrance because Chanel can and has done way better almost every single time they've created a fragrance. It's a shitty fragrance because those better fragrances are available at the same price point or slightly higher. Most importantly, it's a shitty fragrance because it is uninspired, predictable, and smells like every other masculine that's come out since 2008, including Zirh Ikon, which is buy one get one for 9.99 at perfumania. I had no idea this garbage was popular; I've only seen people look uninterested at the counter and then walk over and buy 1 Million.
It doesn't smell anything like every masculine that's been produced since 2008.
Have you ever worn it for a day?
I wonder, because other than the fact that it's a fresh fragrance it's very different than pretty much any other popular scent out there. And even if it does bare some resemblance to some fragrances, it does it better than 99% of them.
It's one thing to base your opinion on experience but I doubt that's what you're doing. You probably smelled it on a test strip or sprayed it on the back of your hand.
And as far as "uninspired"....what does that even mean? You sound so cliched, and ironically, very uninspired with that comment. Do you know the "inspirational" stories behind all of Chanel's "superior" fragrances? Are they inspiring tales of adventure and ingenuity? And what's Bleu's story? Have you researched it and found it uninspiring? Give me a break.
And how predictable was it?
You must have been shocked when you learned Chanel was planning the release of a BLUE fragrance (god forbid).
Doesn't seem to predictable to me.
I sort of feel the answers between your post and this post tells the story, but again... i might be reading it wrong.
People not liking the smell of the frag is absolutely okay, we cannot all like the same stuff.
It is Chanel's attempt to garner in some extra cash, they hyped it and thats why its a top seller right now, when Chanel released it people went nuts thinking this was going to be some next level shit, it is what most Chanel fragrances are, generic, quality and safe. I'm not going to be purchasing a bottle of this in the near or later future.
It's quality and safe (and generic; ironically what I absolutely don't get from this fragerance, but my nose is my nose and your nose is your nose) yet the whole post reeks of dislike.
Is it from the generic vibe you're picking up ?
English is not my first language, I'm pretty fluent in it, but this is not written to provoke; I'm honestly trying to understand this.
I've tested Bleu twice and found it boring and generic
But, everyone keeps saying how it draws compliments from the chicas
As a compliment sloot, I find myself in a dilemma here......
imo its a safe scent, its not boring or to loud. It's the run of the mill stuff you get these days. Nothing to impressive, especially at its price tag.
Bleu smells very nice, and is the one of the best "department store" scents available. My wife likes it and I have received compliments on it. If you walk me in Macy's and tell me my signature scent has to come from there alone, I'd probably be torn between Bleu or YSL L'Homme. My Macy's does not carry Terre d'Hermes or Dior Homme.
I tend to say that here in Brasil the Woman (Iīm picking up the crowd 18-35) are not found of daring fragrances for men. I tend to be more complimented with safe fragrances like Bleu than daring ones Black Orchid or Fleur du Male. It doesnīt prove nothing and clearly this maybe not the nationwide scenario, but at the Brasilian Forum I discuss to this idea is very well accepted. Iīm not saying that getting compliments is the reason one wears this or that, but I gotta say that when I go out with a fragrance I do like it a lot! So when I want to enjoy some fragrance for myself or I simply donīt care otherīs reactions I use something else. But I enjoy having Bleu on my wardrobe just for that moments I just want to smell nice and safe. But I donīt feel generic in anyway using it. 1 Million and 212 are generic here. Chanel frags are expensive and hard to find. And besides, we got the "Chanel Effect" here. The brand is worshiped by woman who think Coco was Maria Madalena herself and when you say youīre using a Chanel you definetely smells good lol! Superficial, I know. But hey: sometimes you donīt want to get married: you want to get laid! So superficiality is ok for one night stand.
If you say here youīre wearing a Creed or an Amouage or Xerjoff people will roll eyes: no one never heard of them!
Chanel, Carolina Herrera, Dolce & Gabbana or anything that sounds french get more attention. It sucks butīs that the ugly truth.
Edit: forgive my english. I speak portuguese as native language.
This is where you start to sound kind of crazy. Perfumery is an art, despite what you may believe. Creating something truly new and unique requires some sort of inspiration and creative freedom. Jacques Polge is responsible for some of the most gorgeous and stunningly unique fragrances that make you say "wow" the very first time you smell them. "Wow," you think, "this guy is a genius!" He created Sycamore, Coromandel, 31 Rue Cambon, and Antaeus. Egoiste, which he created, was derivative of Chanel's older Bois de Iles, but still amazing. To say that Bleu de Chanel was created with the same level of inspiration is kooky at the very least! It smells like it was created by a marketing department, not a perfumer.
My favorite fragrance ever is a "blue" fragrance! L'Heure Bleue.
I can't wait till you Bleu Bashers smell Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme
I dislike Bleu and see nothing wrong with that. People always seem to jump on the de-facto response of "you don't like it because it is popular" or "groundbreaking". No, I just don't like it. Price also counts. And for the price, that is bad value to me. I like the smell of Lanvin Arpege pour Homme much better and it is 1/3 the price ( but gets tedious at times to wear).
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I`m not impressed. I`m a big Chanel fan, but Bleu is not challenging enough to grab my interest. IMO it`s very boring. Why this, when they already have Allure Homme which is a much better fragrance?
I like it too, and I'm another person who gets compliments when I wear it, but I think it has one of the most boring drydowns ever. The top and middle are interesting enough and then...*bleh* I have to reapply just to keep it somewhat interesting.
Snarky is as snarky does.