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    Default Bleu de Chanel vs Bvlgari Aqva

    Hi guys, I'm in my early 20s and just started out using fragrances. I already own Armani Code and Chanel Egoiste (lovely scent but doesn't suit me, sadly) and am currently looking for a fresh aquatic scent.

    I've more or less narrowed it down to Bleu and Aqva. I've tested them and really like both (they smell rather similar), though I like Bleu a bit more. The thing is I can get Aqva for almost half the price of Bleu, so I'm not sure if my slight preference for Bleu justifies the price difference.

    What would you guys recommend?

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    Default Re: Bleu de Chanel vs Bvlgari Aqva

    I like Bleu alot better. Don't see alot of similarity between the two. I did not care for Bvlgari Aqua or Aqua Marine at all..

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    Default Re: Bleu de Chanel vs Bvlgari Aqva

    I prefer and own Aqua, but am I not enamored with either.
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    Default Re: Bleu de Chanel vs Bvlgari Aqva

    Bleu de Chanel

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    Default Re: Bleu de Chanel vs Bvlgari Aqva

    I think Bleu is safer, more versatile, but I admire Aqva for its tangy marine accord and commitment to being unpretty.

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    The ladies love Bleu. What the ladies say, is what I spray.

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    Default Re: Bleu de Chanel vs Bvlgari Aqva

    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    The ladies love Bleu. What the ladies say, is what I spray.
    Well said!

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    Default Re: Bleu de Chanel vs Bvlgari Aqva

    Bleu de Chanel

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    Default Re: Bleu de Chanel vs Bvlgari Aqva

    Bleu de Chanel is more versatile and smells much better, IMO.
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    Bulgari Aqua PH smells better to me...

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    Default Re: Bleu de Chanel vs Bvlgari Aqva

    Another vote for Bleu de Chanel

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    Default Re: Bleu de Chanel vs Bvlgari Aqva

    My vote is also with Bleu de Chanel. Great top notes and a bit of zest make it more interesting than its competitor here.

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    Default Re: Bleu de Chanel vs Bvlgari Aqva

    You'll be more able to wear Bleu at anytime, anywhere, any season. It is extremely versatile. Bleu can be the perfect gentlemen's signature scent. It is also quite the compliment getter.

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    Bleu is less jarring, deeper (complex) and smoother but still with a load of cedar / iso E Super in the drydown which is a good thing, in my opinion.

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    Default Re: Bleu de Chanel vs Bvlgari Aqva

    Both are great. I think Bleu is more of a crowd pleaser and compliment getter. Aqva is more unique. It's also perfect for a rainy day.
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    Bvlgari Aqva.

    I prefer its character, while IMO Bleu is borderline "i've-smelled-this-before-generic".

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    Thanks for your input so far, guys. It's interesting that most of you recommended Bleu even though it is far less well-reviewed than Aqva on Basenotes.

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    Bleu. I admire Aqua for what it is, but I think Bleu is more versatile.
    As for price, as long as it isn't an outrageous price, that extra cost is soon forgotten when you're enjoying something that was your first preference hopefully for some time to come.

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    Default Re: Bleu de Chanel vs Bvlgari Aqva

    Quote Originally Posted by dagawami View Post
    Hi guys, I'm in my early 20s and just started out using fragrances. I already own Armani Code and Chanel Egoiste (lovely scent but doesn't suit me, sadly) and am currently looking for a fresh aquatic scent.

    I've more or less narrowed it down to Bleu and Aqva. I've tested them and really like both (they smell rather similar), though I like Bleu a bit more. The thing is I can get Aqva for almost half the price of Bleu, so I'm not sure if my slight preference for Bleu justifies the price difference.

    What would you guys recommend?
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    Default Re: Bleu de Chanel vs Bvlgari Aqva

    Bleu but don't care to own either.
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    Bleu everyday of the week, twice on Sundays
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    Bleu, no competition.

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    To me, Bleu is loud and has lots of presence, while Aqva is ultra subtle and unobtrusive.
    Function wise, to me they are utterly different scents.
    If you aren't going to buy both, envision the prime purpose or location for which you intend using the scent.
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    I actually agree that they are similar, but I'm not sure why because they shouldn't be. For me, Bleu wins on prettiness, Aqva wins on personality. I always go for personality over prettiness.

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    Have and like Aqva. Bleu didn't make me reach for the wallet.

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    Bleu - everythime somebody ask " ...and that parfume on u today is ? "

    Aqva is a bit boring for me !!!

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    Neither.
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    Default Re: Bleu de Chanel vs Bvlgari Aqva

    Big Bleu.

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    I wouldn't own any of them, but Bleu is better.

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    I much favour Bleu, because Aqva turns into a foul, sweat-esque mess on me.
    It's one of the miniscule number of fragrances on which I've received negative feedback.

    Bleu is much safer, nicer-smelling, and more versatile.

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    Bleu...of course!

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    Aqva >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Bleu
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    Seems like it is Bleu by a landslide - I counted 21 votes for Bleu and 8 votes for Aqva (I gave both a vote each for those who recommended buying both). Thus, I have purchased Bleu - thanks for your input guys!

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    Default Re: Bleu de Chanel vs Bvlgari Aqva

    I like Bleu better...I also enjoy Aqva Marine version
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    Bleu for me...I've come to accept that aquatics just don't work for me, and never will.
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    Default Re: Bleu de Chanel vs Bvlgari Aqva

    I prefer Bleu, though I own both it and Aqva Marine. Bleu is classier, more versatile, and IMO smells better.

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    To the OP: Bleu de Chanel is in no way a fresh aquatic scent. It's citrus/woods. I wouldn't describe Aqua as particularly fresh either.

    If it's fresh you're after, there are better choices out there.

    But if you're choosing only between these two, Bleu would have my vote. The women in my office love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dagawami View Post
    Seems like it is Bleu by a landslide - I counted 21 votes for Bleu and 8 votes for Aqva (I gave both a vote each for those who recommended buying both). Thus, I have purchased Bleu - thanks for your input guys!
    I'm really surprised at this. I think Aqua is definitely more unique and it is as versatile as Bleu. I don't get a true "aquatic" per se when using Aqua. I get a spicy/peppery scent that mixes with a salty aquatic. To me it is one of the best out there.
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    One more vote for Bleu.
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