Bleu de Chanel
Im a highschool junior and im wondering which of these i should get, as theyre pretty expensive and i dont think i can get both.
Bleu de Chanel
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I like both scents, but The One by D&G has longevity issue on a lot of people myself included. Bleu de Chanel - despite being a fresh scent - lasts longer on my skin. If you can sample both, do it. My personal preference: BdC easily over The One.
Bleu de Chanel
Why get either? Do you like them both? Which do YOU like better? Get that one!
Bleu, unless you can deal with the horrid longevity of The One, which otherwise is a nice frag.
I like both. But go with Bleu
BdC by miles.
I have and like both, but I'd recommend Bleu simply because it does project and last longer.
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another for BdC because of the terrible longevity and projection of The One
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Neither is worth any investment, IMO. I recommend looking for other options at the same or lower price points.
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9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
Bleu by far
Bleu de Chanel
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Definetly Bleu. The One's projection and longevity is just...how do I say it...F***ING AWFUL.
If you are high school junior, I'd recommend Bleu - it's just going to be so much more appropriate for almost any situation you will likely be in and it is so much more refined than the harshly slapped together The One that for me, it is hardly a debate.
If you are getting a citrus, why don't you consider:
Hermes Concentre Eau D'Orange Verte - it will make you the best smelling guy in your school
Chanel - Allure Homme Edition Blanche - a little tartier lemon and tonka bean for longevity and sweetness.
Best of luck in your search.
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The One is a far superior scent, to me. It smells better than Bleu, is less synthetic, and is just a more rounded composition.
But . . .
The One has well documented longevity issues, while Bleu lasts and lasts (at least on my skin). Considering your age, finances, the fact that Bleu is far from bad, and the fact that Bleu probably smells more familiar to most high school girls, I'd suggest Bleu.
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The One is miles ahead of Bleu , which IMO is very generic and boring . I just can't think of a positive adjective that goes along with Bleu . It isn't sexy , nor special , definitely not jaw-dropping . It is just another scent , meh .
If you want a good one from Chanel I suggest Egoiste .
Bleu de Chanel for sure! Smells better and has way much better longevity and projection. But that's just my opinion.
The One -- it's complex and unique. On my skin, it lasts 8+ hours by doing close sprays.
Bleu de Chanel is a synthetic mess.
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8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
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If The One had any longevity at all, I'd go there...but since it doesn't, another vote for Bleu.
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Not keen on either but I'd probably prefer BdC.
There are much better choices out there. Buy Bleu de Chanel if you want to smell like a lot of other guys or a just cleaned locker room or be labeled "the cologne guy". You might want to sample Platinum Egoist while you're at the Chanel counter, if you're looking for a girl pleaser.
I have a firm favorite, but I'm not going to tell you what it is because I'm 54 and I'm not you. My 19-year-old nephew has the opposite firm favorite, but though he is nearer your age, he still isn't you.
Both fragrances are commonly available, so I would think you could find a store selling them easily enough. So one day, have a spray of one and spend the day with it to see how it develops, then another day do the same with the other. You should be able to work out which one you prefer easily enough - and you should enjoy the process too
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Original Egoiste or Platinum Egoiste? (They're very different)If you want a good one from Chanel I suggest Egoiste
Get both: Bleu during the day and The One during the night.
BdC...unless of course you like the constant smell of sugary cream soda invading your nostrils. :-)
D&G The One has terrible projection and longevity, even though it smells amazing. Bleu de Chanel lasts longer and projects pretty well.
The sense of smell, like a faithful counsellor, foretells its character.
In my opinion, Bleu has a slight bit more class, individuality and versatility.
The One...smells sexier
Bleu.. It smells great, is non offensive when you are close to others, and the females seem to really like it.
Bleu de Chanel.
It smells fantastic, projects big, lasts a long time, and garners compliments. Oh, and it has a sweet magnetic cap.
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D&G The One is an amazing scent IMO. Get this and take it to school with you - re-apply it half way through the day.