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    Default One Million or Bleu Chanel

    I own Bleu Chanel and really like it--can wear it anytime or anywhere, very versatile. I love the grapefruit note. Funny thing is a lot of people say it smells generic or familiar but you never hear what cologne it smells like. I also get a lot of compliments with it. Anyways, I'm thinking about getting One Million, which I has grown on me a lot. I previously hated it, but have turned a corner and like it. Only problem is I only see myself wearing it on the weekends or during a night out with my wife. I wear a suit everyday for work, and I think it would be too strong for the office.

    What is everyone's thoughts on One Million compared to Bleu?

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    I would stick with Bleu and replace the "one million" option with something like Terre D'hermes or Green irish tweed.
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    Default Re: One Million or Bleu Chanel

    Both are highly complemented and popular, but aside from that, hardly similar. Still, both are very good fragrances in my opinion, just that Blue tends to be lighter, a bit more versatile, fresh and smooth.
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    Default Re: One Million or Bleu Chanel

    As you stated 1 Million is more of a nights out scent
    CDB is more daytime friendly..

    Issey Miyake-ADG-Cool Water are great alternatives to CDB

    Joop Homme Wild-La Nuit-Givenchy PI- 1 Million

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    Default Re: One Million or Bleu Chanel

    Own and love both. However, I only wear 1 Million around the house and to bed - the wife really likes it too. In fact, I recently smelled 1 Million Intense in a magazine insert, and liked it, so I just ordered a bottle of it. I think that one will be a little less "playful".

    Anyway, I love both. My wife loves both (probably 1 Million a little more). I could wear Bleu anywhere, any time. I don't feel that way about 1 Million, but I just don't care -- I'll keep it in my collection (and double down with the Intense version) as a personal guilty pleasure!

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    Default Re: One Million or Bleu Chanel

    Bleu for me.

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    Default Re: One Million or Bleu Chanel

    Bleu is more versatile IMO.

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    Default Re: One Million or Bleu Chanel

    Edit: Forgot how horrible 1 Million is. Bright fruity sweet thing like so many similar feminines that turn you off as soon as you smell it. What kind of moron wears this shit? If perfume is the most portable form of intelligence it's also the most portable form of instant dumbass.
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    Default Re: One Million or Bleu Chanel

    I prefer Bleu.

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    I'm not a fan over either, but 1M is far more interesting to me.

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    Default Re: One Million or Bleu Chanel

    Well Bleu is definitely a frag that is super versatile and 1 Million is not. But having said that, I work in a casual office and wear it sometimes.(albeit lightly) I'm trying to picture someone is suit wearing this...and honestly not sure that could be pulled off. I guess if your a fun-laid back type perhaps? But it is a great scent IMO

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    Default Re: One Million or Bleu Chanel

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    Default Re: One Million or Bleu Chanel

    I own and enjoy Bleu. As you very well stated, its very versatile. I'm not a fan of 1 Million at all... Way too bubblegum sweet. To me, its more of young guy's club scent (and strictly that). I can't imagine anyone wearing it to the office or even during the day. It may be just me, but I think you can get better fragrances in the "genre." If you're looking for a night scent you can wear to go out and you enjoy some sweetness Spicebomb by Victor & Rolf is, in my opinion, of much better quality, works for date night as well as going out, and is not too sweet (hence a tad more mature but still playful). Much more versatile than I Million (again, to me).

    For work, scents like Grey Vetiver by Tom Ford, L'Eau d'Issey, Terre d'Hermes, Dior Homme Sport, Green Irish Tweed, Guerlain Homme, YSL L'Homme, etc. are all solid imo.

    For nights, aside from Spicebomb, I own and enjoy Midnight in Paris, Armani Code, Guerlain Homme Intense, Cartier Declaration d'Un Soir, D&G The One and would recommend them all.

    As to your question, stick with Bleu over I Million.

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    Default Re: One Million or Bleu Chanel

    One is sickie sweet, the other too nondescript. No need to say which is which.

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    Default Re: One Million or Bleu Chanel

    Both are good but i would go for bleu. Cuz there lots of frags similar to one million .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Smellin.Good View Post
    I own Bleu Chanel and really like it--can wear it anytime or anywhere, very versatile. I love the grapefruit note.
    I get absolutely zero grapefruit out of Bleu..

    Stick to the more versatile frags.

    I'd wholeheartedly avoid One Million at the office.

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    I own, like, and find both to be bottle worthy, but prefer 1M, as it is more distinctive. IMO, one can pull off 1M in an office setting, without hurting anyone, as long as you watch the trigger.

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    Default Re: One Million or Bleu Chanel

    I dislike both but if I am forced to pick 1 it would be Bleu which is more versatile. 1 million is too in your face so I definitely would not use it as daily/office wear. It took no.1 position of most wearable scent here in my country from Le Male and I hate that every guy that wears it just takes over air around you and in room completely.
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    Default Re: One Million or Bleu Chanel

    Both would be good to own...

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    after several werings my One Million bottle ended in a dumpster!
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    Default Re: One Million or Bleu Chanel

    It's like comparing apples to oranges! Both fragrances are good but for different purposes. I'd stick to BdC (or one of the other excellent recommendations mentioned above) for the daytime/work environments and then use OM for evenings/going out.

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    Default Re: One Million or Bleu Chanel

    Bleu here, you might be over spraying and cloying it up, that's why synthetic connotations are arriving at your door...
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    Default Re: One Million or Bleu Chanel

    I really like both but I would choice Bleu

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    Default Re: One Million or Bleu Chanel

    Quote Originally Posted by magnus611 View Post
    Bleu here, you might be over spraying and cloying it up, that's why synthetic connotations are arriving at your door...

    Or it could be that they are both stuffed full of chemicals

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    Default Re: One Million or Bleu Chanel

    Bleu for me. If it was 1 Million Intense, that would be a harder decision.
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    Another vote for BdC. Very versatile and acceptable for just about any occasion in any weather. Personally, I can't stand 1M. Way too sweet and cloying to me.

    You may want to try Tiffany For Men which is a very good scent for wearing suits. Coincidentally it was developed by the same guy who did BdC (Jacques Polge), although it's not similar at all. Much heavier than BdC but very classy with a great dry down.

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    Default Re: One Million or Bleu Chanel

    1 Million, with ease. Way better.

    Oops, I meant to say that 1 million is just a clubbing scent for college kids and Bleu De Chanel is a timeless classic.

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    Default Re: One Million or Bleu Chanel

    I received a sample of 1 Million today. I've tried Bleu de Chanel before, really not a fan of it, but I will compare the two shortly.
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    Default Re: One Million or Bleu Chanel

    You should buy Halloween Man by J del Pozo on eBay instead of 1 Million. It is way cheaper and more than 50% the same fragrance. It's more apple-y if you enjoy an apple scent. Great fragrance that's very underrated.
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    Default Re: One Million or Bleu Chanel

    Bleu for me. Although I don't hate 1 million, its not for me. Way too sweet and not very masculine

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