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    Default Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    I could never understand why this fragrance receives so much hate in the fragrance community. Really, is it that bad? I can think of far worse scents than this. Or is it that the fragrance is too safe, too non-offending? I think this can make an excellent signature scent for the right guy. What is your opinion?

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    Default Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    My gf gave me a bottle; I love it.

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    I don't have any strong feelings with this one either way, I just find it ok.

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    Default Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    Quote Originally Posted by senore01 View Post
    Or is it that the fragrance is too safe, too non-offending?
    this. there's no "there" there . . . it smells like a demographic chart of all the most successful recent trends in men's frags, with no "twist" to give it a personality of its own.

    i much prefer Cartier Declaration Bois Bleu -- a drier and leaner composition with a more interesting take on the popular ginger-cardamom-grapefruit accord.

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    I love it, and so do the people around me.

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    It's because a lot of people find it too generic, there's no real spark to it. If you are looking for something that is different, Bleu De Chanel is not it. It is, however, a nice scent that would be a good day-to-day fragrance.

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    It is great stuff. It will be my next buy.

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    Default Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    Not my favorite from their line but I have it and enjoy it too.

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    I've noticed that it's that type of scent which smells much better when sniffed the sillage as somebody other wears it, say the distance of some meters. (It does have a great sillage and projection, several meters / feet) It doesn't smell as good when smelled on your own skin. Anyway, i do like this frag, yes.
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    Default Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    I like/enjoy it. Clean, fresh, inoffensive, and surprisingly, it has a lasting power.

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    Default Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    Personally, I don't care if a frag smells like other frags. I judge each on its own merits. For me, the problem with Bleu is that it smells awful on some people's skin. For example: mine. I have a sample. For me, it's one big yuck.
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    On me, it's a more mature Polo Blue, which I used to wear non-stop in high school.

    I really like BdC and it and ever ceases to garner compliments from everyone around me.

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    I don't love it...but I own it and use it on occasions when I want people to think, "He smells good". I feel it's not very unique but the ladies seem to love it, so...lol

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    I like it. It smells great on me. It is a keeper.

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    I dont like it because it does smell good on me. No other reason.
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    Love it. Get lots of compliments from women when I wear it. More complex than you might think at first; takes several wearings before you really get it. Reasonably priced, long lasting, and a beautiful bottle, too.

    So I guess the reason some guys don't like it is it has a tendency to come across as a generic fresh scent, if you're not paying very close attention. Give it another try.

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    It smells nice enough, but its very generic. I'd wear it for work, but that's about it.

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    Default Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    Quote Originally Posted by amw9490 View Post
    It's because a lot of people find it too generic, there's no real spark to it. If you are looking for something that is different, Bleu De Chanel is not it. It is, however, a nice scent that would be a good day-to-day fragrance.
    Exactly what I wanted to post. Its a nice smelling fragrance that could be worn anytime. Only thing is that it is a little generic. I have friends around me that love it.
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    Default Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    like this one,my favourite chanel..

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    Default Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    it's not that i don't like it; it's that i don't LOVE it. and for $90, there are much better options in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by df91 View Post
    I've noticed that it's that type of scent which smells much better when sniffed the sillage as somebody other wears it, say the distance of some meters. (It does have a great sillage and projection, several meters / feet) It doesn't smell as good when smelled on your own skin. Anyway, i do like this frag, yes.
    This once happened to me with Ed Hardy's Hearts and Daggers. I blind bought a bottle of it bc it was cheap. I thought it was alright. I ended up giving it to my wifes cousin because he was obsessed with anything Ed Hardy. Anyway, about a week later he wore it to a family gathering and ist smelled amazing.

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    I like it a lot. It's my favorite from the Chanel line.
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    Default Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    Quote Originally Posted by df91 View Post
    I've noticed that it's that type of scent which smells much better when sniffed the sillage as somebody other wears it, say the distance of some meters. (It does have a great sillage and projection, several meters / feet) It doesn't smell as good when smelled on your own skin. Anyway, i do like this frag, yes.
    I agree with this.

    Also, I do not own any frags that don't smell good both close-up and in sillage. After all, I'm always close-up and never in the sillage of frags I wear.

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    Default Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    It was the first Chanel I sampled and didn't like it at all. I've as yet to find a Chanel I like but Blue was the worst. Chanel get's a lot of love on this forum though so I think it's just a personal preferance.

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    Though I like Platinum Egoiste the most of all the Chanels, I can understand the appeal of Bleu de Chanel. I don't wear it myself, but I have a close friend that smells really good in it.
    Sometimes a certain smell will take me back to when I was young,
    How come I'm never able to identify where it's coming from,
    I'd make a candle out of it if I ever found it,
    Try to sell it, never sell out of it, I'd probably only sell one
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    I just don't like it for some reason. I actually don't like Allure homme sport either. I would rather wear several Bods (those cheap frags they sell at walmart and such) than this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcologneguy View Post
    Love it. Get lots of compliments from women when I wear it. More complex than you might think at first; takes several wearings before you really get it. Reasonably priced, long lasting, and a beautiful bottle, too.

    So I guess the reason some guys don't like it is it has a tendency to come across as a generic fresh scent, if you're not paying very close attention. Give it another try.
    +1.

    Everytime I wear this, women notice it and they love it. I have about 300 scents in my drobe, but Bleu de Chanel just has that "something" that works for it better than 95% of the other scents I wear. A lot of people dismiss it as being generic and fresh without ever really spending enough time to see how it interacts with skin. Besides the compliments, I enjoy wearing it because I like the smell of it and it makes me feel good. On my skin it smells dark with a nice suede feel and some late breaking vetiver.

    Also, it's one of those scents that makes an impression because it has good longevity and presence. I happened to be wearing Bleu the first time I kissed my current girlfriend and later in the night her dad wanted to know who she was out spending time with-- because he could actually smell my cologne on her!

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    Default Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    It's great for work, like someone else said. In fact, now I can't wear it anywhere but work, because it reminds me of work.
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    Default Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    Good comments and explanations!

    I own it and love it. I agree - great for work.

    I went through phases. At first I didn't get it, but it wasn't bad. Then I decided to go really large with the number of sprays, and I started smelling some really nice facets. I wore almost nothing else for something ridiculous like half a year. Then I cooled it, and eventually just wore it occasionally. That's where I am now. I have the humongo bottle, and will probably get the travel spray. I own both aftershave lotion and balm, as well as the shower gel. I like the shower gel a lot.

    My final opinion is Bleu:

    It is a rather complex, powdery, boozy, vetiver and woody amber scent, down underneath a white tornado of freshness. That freshness, however, is *almost* over the top. To love this scent, you have to be able to sense the other stuff easily, and like it, and also be able to ignore the freshness.
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    I like it. I just wouldn't pay the Chanel price tag for it.

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