And the winner is....MI - for me.
it's win win. Let us know what you decide. I have all three and they're all nice for summer.
And the winner is....MI - for me.
MI is the one Creed I have tried that almost lives up to the hype. Having said that, it's a bit of a gamble in that there seems to be some real inconsistencies from one batch to another. "On" batches smell great, "off" batches lack top notes and seem to smell extra salt watery. I have not experienced this myself but I've heard of many people being put off by the bad batches. For MI's considerable price tag, this inconsistency is pretty outrageous if true. My initial suspicion was that the people complaining of these batches had bought fakes but I know of at least one person who bought off of FragranceNet (which I think is very reliable) and got a bottle from an off batch.
"The way to know life is to love many things." - Vincent van Gogh
My current top 10 (subject to change) in no particular order:
Rive Gauche Pour Homme, Serge Lutens Cuir Mauresque, Armani Prive' Nuances,
Armani Prive' Bois d'Encens, Ermenegildo Zegna Indonesian Oud, Essenza de Zegna, Amouage Beloved Man, Fahrenheit Le Parfum, Dior La Collection Couturier Vetiver, and Rasikh Syed Junaid Alam.
All smell great but im gonna go with allure gimme sport.
Longest lasting and most sillage for me. I can't see myself spending all that money on the creed when it hardly lasts 4 hours on me
MI for me as well. No contest here.
Luscious melon on a base of sandalwood and ambergris. Yes please, any day!!
MI smells good but seriously not unless you want to wear "niche" then Unforgivable is a cheaper alternative.
AHS and BdC are good.
Wearing AHS as SOTD from a sample, may be a possible buy, seems very fitting for summer.
Millesime Imperiale by a mile
Creed Virgin Island Water
Dior Homme cologne 2013
Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
I have all 3 and whilst I like both the Chanels MI is far above them quality wise.
Hard work never killed anyone, but why risk it?
Bleu de Chanel
For me - MI murders the other two easily. I'd also suggest trying GIT and CW back to back - they're very different if you let 10 minutes pass.
I own and enjoy Bleu De Chanel as well as Millesime Imperial, but there is no real contest there for me. I tend to use MI when it's warmer, Bleu when it's colder - but MI is miles ahead when it comes to quality - at least for me.
I'd go with Bleu de Chanel. MI is the better overall smell but just doesnt have the staying power to jusitfy the price IMO. Bleu last a long time, its popular with the ladies and cost much less. Like someone else has said if you want the MI smell just get Unforgivable, to the average nose its almost exactly the same.
Don't think much of Millesime Imperial or Allure Homme Sport so i go with bleu de chanel ..
I think you need to try MI.
I wouldn't spend that amount of cash on it personally.
I do think that Allure Homme Sport is the worst male scent Chanel have ever come up with so that would be out of the question for me. I don't think Bleu is wonderful either but I think it's a pretty decent scent that most would be quite happy with for the summer.
MI is worshiped like a god around here, so I am in the minority, but It is kind of generic smelling, costs a fortune, and doesn't last 2 hrs so I would go with Chanel.
AHS would get the honorable mention. Bleu De Chanel would be a Top 20 contender. MI is the champ.
i like MI the most out of these
Millesime Imperial is one of the most pleasant smelling frags out there. Its sexy, sophisticated, and fresh.
I got sick of hearing about all the comparisons with sean john. i bought a used bottle of unforgivable off of ebay for about $15. It smells like a rotten, sour version of MI. Not pleasant in the least.
I much prefer Millesime Imperial to the others. Bleu De Chanel is too fruity, screechy and just annoys me. Allure Homme Sport just comes across as uninspired and umbitqotous to me.
MI is more unique
Millesime Imperial blows them both out of the water.
Go with GIT! Doesn't smell like cool water to my nose. MI is prob one of the only creeds I dislike can't stand that fake synthetic melon In it. Just try out frapin l'humaniste, my favorite summer scent!!!
...all three too generic to wear...!