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Bleu de Chanel by Chanel is a woody aromatic fragrance for men which will hit the shelves in 2010. The nose behind this fragrance is Jacques Polge. The fragrance features labdanum, nutmeg, ginger, sandalwood, patchouli, mint, jasmine, grapefruit, citruses, vetiver, incense, cedar and pink pepper.

After shave lotion with innovative splash formula is also on the market.

Fragrance Notes

Labdanum Nutmeg Ginger Sandalwood Patchouli Mint Jasmine Grapefruit Lemon Vetiver Incense Cedar Pink Pepper

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Bleu de Chanel Fragrance Reviews

nielK nivlaC
nielK nivlaC

I wholeheartedly agree with comment below (especially part about 1Mil... what garbage that fragrance is). This is a very well composed fragrance that any fragrance connoisseur would appreciate. It's note breakdown is complex, yet it smells blended w/ such simplicity. I know many critics were expecting more of a "WOW" factor from Chanel, and maybe another f'kin Allure flanker but I love this scent. It's perfect for any season or occasion & has more substance than people give it credit for. Many like the opening which is good, but I prefer the dry-down even more.

Apr
19
2014
LanceDior
LanceDior

Can you say the Mona Lisa is inferior to Picasso's Guernica because it's less original and striking? The beauty is in the precision and elegance of its execution. I cannot understand how you could find this in any way offensive. Maybe that's people's problem, they need attention and offending people with their loud horrible perfume is the only to get it. Isn't it good that something this classy and pleasant has become popular among trash like 1Mil?

Apr
18
2014
heidisimpson
heidisimpson

the smell is nothing crazy but definitely a panty dropper! the sillage is quite heavy i would say. a few sprays are only needed. reminds me of hugo boss's fragrants but this one is sexier!

Apr
16
2014
popescuionut100
popescuionut100

After craving for this fragrance for a month or so i decided i must have it even if in my country it costs 100 euro on retail stores,i do not trust online stores or ebay.
To me this one is classy,elegant,modern,fresh,masculine and it sure has that something special call character,it inspires me warmth and it's the second fragrance i can say "i feel like i wanna drink it"
I find Bleu de Chanel casual,can be worn day or night regardless season.
Longevity it's good around 6-8 hours on my skin,after that it becomes close to the skin but it's still there for a couple hours,so it's longlasting.
Overall this is a great,safe fragrance,you can't fail wearing this and i would surely recommend it!
And yes,this is not for teenagers,it's a fragrance for men (25+)

Apr
15
2014
buraktemiz93
buraktemiz93

nice fragrance, Great for beginners. It is very nice office,club, summer fragrance. When I smell this, It gives me feeling of, I wear suit. Longevity +8 hours, Sillage is good for 3-5 hours. It is not heavy at all, So you are not gonna disturb people.

Apr
13
2014
suemass
suemass

I am a women that loves this scent. I don't understand the poor reviews but "different strokes for different folks" remains true. I wonder if some have gotten an old bottle: one that has been left in the heat; one that has turned sitting on the counter too long? For me, it smells sexy, clean, rich, mellow; a kind of casual Cary Grant scent when he didn't want the headiness of Jicky. I think it is a nuzzle the neck scent. If some men or women don't like that, so be it. I am very delighted when I get a waft of it.

Apr
12
2014
daniel craig
daniel craig

BEST allround fragrance EVER. from hot summer to cold winter. day at the office or night-out, you cant beat it!

Apr
12
2014
Anosmic
Anosmic

I've shied away from writing a positive review on this one since it seems that trashing Bleu as common or repetetive is en vogue.

However, what I feel is that when I wear Bleu, I simply smell *really* good. When I do compare it to other designer fragrances, I feel that Bleu is *different enough for me* and smells of higher quality than most.

I very much enjoy this scent and am glad I didn't listen to all those who said it was no different from everything else and not worth a purchase...

Longevity = excellent, 8 hours+
Sillage = excellent, especially if sprayed in hair
Projection = good
Versatility = excellent

Apr
12
2014
alexxstylist
alexxstylist

For me it's just an OK perfume, fresh citrusy opening with a woody base. Not bad, but nothing special, kind of classic aftershave frag. A crowdpleaser, not annoying or overpowering, but a bit boring. Would expect from Chanel more. £60+ for that? No effing way!

Apr
12
2014
black_orchid
black_orchid

İt is a shame for Chanel line. There is no risk, marketing marvel, ordinary and like a aftershave. Also so expensive!! Think again!

Apr
12
2014
aleksandar.dragas6
aleksandar.dragas6

good citrus smell but nothing special, nothing original. can't really understand the hype..

Apr
10
2014
Stavro Blofeld
Stavro Blofeld

A wonderful fresh incense and citrus cologne. Versatile. Suitable for the office and as a signature scent.

Apr
10
2014
MeThePerson
MeThePerson

I love this thread! It has brought a big grin to my face first thing in the morning! Oh, the bickering, squabbling and one-upmanship!

This thread makes an ideal example of extreme opinions and whose is the rightest-est-est opinion! The clue to the answer is in the word 'opinion'...
What is most noticeable throughout the numerous accounts is just how accepted the fragrance is. Including my own views and opinions, we cannot ignore the majority consensus on a fragrance that 'smells good'.
Moving straight past the praising majority of comments and picking out particularly the comments of @thoushaltnotdef and @edge42, the majority of comments from those who smell it are good. If we leave aside the "can somebody get the hose to cool things off" exchange between @abj180 and @cachuli, the best example of the neutrality of the fragrance is summed up best by @Knows2Nose...
'... safest cologne ever...'
Abso-bloody-lutely.
And to answer @bonacosta30?
Yes, safer than Aqua di Gio.

Make a perfunctory list in the UK of the most commonly accepted and bought fragrances for men and this will be in the list alongside Boss Bottled, Diesel Only the Brave, JPG Le Male, Paco Rabanne 1 Million, Armani Diamonds... The list will change according to country to continent etc etc ...
Why do we get such extreme views?
We all have different expectations, and to be fair, it's not the fault of the fragrance itself, or the nose who created it.
What creates the polarisation of opinions is what the fragrance REPRESENTS...

We don't want, subconsciously anyway, to be told what we SHOULD do, wear or like.
It's human nature.
And I love the diversity!

Besides... Everybody likes grapefruit... don't they?

Apr
10
2014
shivabglr
shivabglr

I agree that this has BIG sillage!

A few days ago I stepped into an elevator that was filled with this! And the whole building smelled of Bleu de Chanel! yet we saw nobody around!

My sister who was with me went crazy over this and she's a girl who loves allure homme sport and wears dsquared wood series, so I guess I know what to get her for her birthday!

Yeah I'm saying that this is a good unisex frag made of Chanel quality, and it's always nice to smell on someone.

I think what justifies the price on this is the quality and the fact that it's safe and pleasant without being generic and boring.

It's also got a sweetness that I like which keeps it from getting aftershave-y and sharp like some men's frags. that bitter, now-let's-try-to-make-it-masculine thing they add to some fumes.

Not love, but a big like :-)

Apr
07
2014
kraskata
kraskata

This fragrance is very strong for the first 2 hours. Fills the whole room. Very good projection. It smells good, too.

Apr
07
2014
popescuionut100
popescuionut100

@jmansar If not even a Chanel can't get you compliments...dude,don't blame it on the fragrance,there must be something else wrong!
Also i've seen ppl trying fakes and then saying it smells bad and has poor longevity/sillage...
Try/buy it at a renown store like Sephora,Douglas or airport duty free etc ,not from shabby sites or ebay,it is one of the most sold fragrance of 2013-2014 so it's full of fakes all over the internet!

Apr
07
2014
dmirror
dmirror

With this fragrance less is better I smelled a co worker wearing and it was really kicking meaning it was strong I asked him how many sprays he used he said around 5 it smelt like he used half the bottle but any ways just saying less is better cause blue is really strong during the first 2 to 3 hours use only about 1 or 2 sprays or pair it up with the aftershave but it's still a nice scent just strong with the initial spray kind of reminds of something a old man would wear when it's over applied

Apr
06
2014
Drubbz
Drubbz

You can't go wrong with this fragrance, very versatile, subtle, almost no one dislikes it... There are a TON of counterfeits though so watch out.

Apr
05
2014
dreyfoose
dreyfoose

I feel the reviewers below have covered the notes well.
My only suggestion is DON'T BUY THIS ON EBAY!
Holy **** you have no idea on the number of fakes there!
And if you do, please do your research on the seller before buying. I have accumulated enough fakes to start shipping them myself lol.

Apr
03
2014
bonacosta30
bonacosta30

@knows2nose
Safer than Aqua di gio? ;)

Apr
02
2014
weedy65
weedy65

I find this to be similar to that old school favorite Calvin by Calvin Klein. Anyone else notice this?

Apr
01
2014
Scott201
Scott201

I really do not like this cologne, I bought it last year, didn't like how it smelled, returned it to Macy's. Bought it again 4 days ago, tried to find why almost everyone liked it, had to return it again, everything is not for everyone, and this cologne just isn't got me, smells exactly like a strong aftershave.

Mar
31
2014
Scott201
Scott201

I really do not like this cologne, I bought it last year, didn't like how it smelled, returned it to Macy's. Bought it again 4 days ago, tried to find why almost everyone liked it, had to return it again, everything is not for everyone, and this cologne just isn't got me, smells exactly like a strong aftershave.

Mar
31
2014
Knows2Nose
Knows2Nose

Bleu de Chanel = The safest cologne ever. Case closed.

Mar
30
2014
abj180
abj180

@cachuli

Child cavity?? Pedo much? Calm down sally. Take your creepy Van somewhere else.

Mar
30
2014
jmansar
jmansar

This is another crap from Chanel.
No smells good. Not cumpliments.

An espensive frag to use in the office and to go unnoticed.

:D:D:D

Update: As the shit of Platinum Egoiste, I want to say... :D:D:D

Mar
30
2014
cachuli
cachuli

@ abj180

Your comment is one of the most ignorant I've read in these forums.
There are things other than Chanel, you know?
I get the impression that you have not tried anything from Tom Ford Creed on your child cavity (I'm not a fan of any of those brands).

I think here, passing people who will still buy perfumes his mommy.

Mar
30
2014
YellowFlash
YellowFlash

And the player hater of the year award goes to: All of the haters of Bleu de Chanel! Hate, hate, hate..hate, hate.

Seriously, though. For such a versatile, long lasting fragrance this thing sure gets a lot of hate. To be so "generic" there is only a single other cologne with only 1 person that thinks it smells like BdC or vice versa. Does that seem right to you? The plethora of other fragrances with 3 or 4 knockoffs or smell-alikes don't seem to garner so much disdain. This isn't the best fragrance out there for the money. It isn't the most versatile fragrance out there. But I'd still own it. If you have the money and the wardrobe space, BdC should be there. You can wear it darn near anywhere and you'd be hard pressed to find someone that thinks you smell atrocious. Different strokes for different folks. But I'm glad I bought this juice.

Edit: funny that only after I wrote this review did two other colognes show up that people thought this smelled like. Just sayin'.

Mar
29
2014
abj180
abj180

Great longevity on me. My 2nd favorite Chanel next to Platinum Ego. It's simple ladies and gentleman. You want to smell sexy and get lot's of compliments get this. I personally love it. That's my take on it. You want to smell like an old man and are looking for some sort of deep meaning from a cologne.. DON'T BUY THIS. DON'T EVEN TRY IT. Unoriginal?? Go buy a Tom Ford $300 bottle of grandmpa stank. Not natural enough?? Go buy a $300 bottle of Creed you hippies. C'mon guys it's a cologne.

Mar
29
2014
Knows2Nose
Knows2Nose

@ drakecito

I never said BdC was the best, I'm simply pointing out that it has sold more than any other cologne in the world. I thought this was very interesting since BdC gets bashed a lot. Again I'm not saying it's the best ;)
IMO "Best" cologne doesn't exist, it's way too subjective

Mar
28
2014
sdcga161
sdcga161

I purchased this a few weeks ago to round out my Chanel lineup. At first, I thought, 'Meh.' Nice scent but nothing too special. I've spent some tine with it now, and, while not blown away, I get it. Yes, it's slightly generic (certainly no Egoiste), and I'm sure it holds its own in the sales chart. But that's ok with me, because sometimes that's all I need. I don't want to stand in front of multiple bottles and decide what I want to smell like today. I just want to smell good, and Bleu more than rises to the occasion.

Mar
28
2014
MeThePerson
MeThePerson

@Knows2Nose,
Yes, Chanel clearly did do something right, they launched an easily acceptable fragrance with notes that anybody and everybody recognises that is entirely safe and not at risk of polarising opinions. Then they remembered that people associate the very Brand of Chanel with status and stopped worrying about not giving it any balls. Simples.

Mar
28
2014
drakecito
drakecito

@Knows2Nose

Following your reasoning, the best movie is "Transformers" and the best book "Harry Potter" ....
In my opinion, be as sold does not mean it is the best, rather the opposite.
That is the trend of the masses says little for something.Just have to see how it is the world in which we live, Top rated governments, etc, etc...

I'm just saying that it seems ridiculous reasoning, nothing more.

;)

Mar
28
2014
Knows2Nose
Knows2Nose

I was just informed by the SA at the perfume counter that this is the #1 selling cologne in the world. Despite all the mixed reviews, Chanel clearly did something right.

Mar
28
2014
milkyway
milkyway

I understand why this has so many mixed reviews. Especially the bad ones. The scent is nothing new. It's citrussy/woody/aquatic.
BUT
But it smells great! And it lasts a really long time, and Mr. Polge achieved a very smooth transition from juicy grapefruit spiced with ginger, to a milder cedarwood and spicy note and finally settling to a very pleasant refreshing and spiced vetyver.
It's really nothing more than a very well executed simple and likable fume with an easy vibe to it. At the same time it does not smell cheap and linear, but a staple which can be worn every day without giving much thought or trying too hard.
Easy
And I think the bottle is gorgeous =)

Mar
27
2014
grug
grug

Woody and fresh with light incense. There's an aquatic vibe as well but it's not over the top. Very agreeable,versatile, not particularly unique, but oddly addictive.
There was some familiarity that took me some time to pin down - then it hit me. I went home and layered nautica voyage with eau de rochas home. The result was extremely similar to me. The restrained aquatic notes of voyage topped with the woody citrus myrrh combo of rochas homme and you have Blue de Chanel.

Mar
27
2014
El Aurens
El Aurens

Citrus and incense are my two favorite notes. This is a good marriage of the two. Not a great one. Certainly a safe scent. Still, it smells good and I don't mind wearing it.

It's simple, linear, and transparent. None of those are bad things and this fragrance has excellent mass appeal. However, it treads dangerously close to an aquatic vibe. That makes it boring to the more cultured senses of fragrance community. We expect better from such an elevated brand.

Chanel. What they do concerning their men's line they do well. But I'd say it's past time they took an adventure.

Mar
26
2014
edge42
edge42

As much as some people like to knock this for being generic, Bleu de Chanel continues to be one of my most complimented fragrances of all time. Comments like "sexy" and "manly" are muttered enthusiastically and often. And because this lasts seemingly forever, the praise continues well into the day and night.

Bleu de Chanel may not be bold or groundbreaking, but Chanel accomplished what every fragrance house strives to do... they created a fragrance that smells so damn good that almost everyone that smells it, loves it.

Mar
23
2014
GreenMan
GreenMan

I am very disappointed, because this just disappears in no time. Maximum 3 hours longevity and minimum projection.
I would not recommend this, considering the Chanel price tag. For something similar but longer lasting and with better projection, go for Mont Blanc Legend instead.

Mar
23
2014
MeThePerson
MeThePerson

"I'm not going to be what I'm expected to be anymore!"... Sorry, but that makes you a little bit weak and characterless.

I had started a review of Bleu previously stating that I found it difficult to be objective about it. Having approached the conclusion to my original review I realised I should have the courage to say what I was trying NOT to.
Bleu sits solidly and staunchly as a traditional men's cologne. It has that good old reliable mixture of citrus, aromatic spice and all the other stuff that makes a traditional men's cologne... with a little rounded sweetness thrown in. You would think that shouldn't be a problem,... But when you consider that despite knowing that a couple of colleagues wear this on a regular basis, I still fail to correctly identify Bleu as their fragrance unless they've told me that morning. Unfortunately it's unremarkable and forgettable. The one saving grace about this fragrance was that I was considering the responses of a couple of women I know who, when they smell it, say it's 'absolutely gorgeous' and 'such a nice smell on a man' and 'if a man's wearing this, it's fantastic'...
This made me think I was missing something until I added to the equation that, without being catty, both these responses were from people who are more concerned about it simply being from the Chanel House, without any consideration for the fragrance itself, just in the same way they go giddy about shoes or bags from certain houses. As long as the label says '(*insert your most pretentious choice here*)', they 'LURRRVE' it.
I recognise the excellence and attention given to Chanel and the heritage they have for luxury and indulgence, but Bleu is lacking that distinguished elegance I was expecting.
I really wanted to be able to enthuse about Chanel Bleu being a modern and unique twist on the traditional robust Chanel masculine line, like the unapologetic EdtitionBlanche delivered a beating to my predetermined stereotyping. Even the addition of 'the slightly' more brooding Eau Extreme AllureSport wasn't quite enough 'storminess' for my liking.

Bleu will be easily lost in the water, vying for the searchlight to rescue it based only on the pretence that the saviours only want to salvage the expensive Chanel banner that is it's' life jacket.
With no detriment intended to the skill of the creator and the house, Bleu has done its job and it fills the role very well, with an enviable salary and benefits package. But it will never make management.

"I'm not going to be what I'm expected to be anymore!"... Careful what you wish for.

Mar
22
2014
liav24
liav24

This is one of the best perfumes i ever had.
the smell is so much for the evening summer, its freshy, citrus, but not the kind that sours your face.

some poeple told me the smell reminds them the Abercrombie fitch - not percisly, the Fitch reminds me aftershave cologne.

it has a nice longevity - about thr 5-6 hours at night, at day maybe less (depends how much you spend infront of the sun)

fits more for the special events, like a date.

the smell is classy, doesnt feel cheap at all.
people who say the perfume smells like Addidas or some kind of sports stuff - maybe should clean their nose before...you might not like it - but its definatly does NOT smells like a cologne or an aftershave

i really love it, and so almost all of the persons i gave them to try or smell it

the cones are - expensive, really expensive, almost 3 times the price of a regular shelve perfumes.
and the 4+- hours lasting (the funny part is that it lasts on your clothes for days)

for me, might be my Number 1 perfume in the list (sometimes i prefer the Porsche Designe essence)

i bought 1, and will buy more + never got a bad review from girls about it, and been asked about what kind of perfume i use.

but - you can always try it before buy it.

Mar
22
2014
Brock
Brock

In a word, appalling. In two words, cheap knockoff. Shame on Chanel.

Mar
21
2014
burgundyaltima
burgundyaltima

It's true..ladies really do love this scent... projects very well..and last on clothes for days!.. (my dads new signature scent ) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED..especially if u want compliments

Mar
18
2014
Housebliss
Housebliss

Forgettable
That's what you are,
Forgettable
Though near or far.

Like a song of generic/synthetic notes that cling to me,
How the thought of you does annoying things to me.
Never before
Has someone been more...

Forgettable
In every way,
And forever more
That's how you'll stay....

Good sillage. Great longevity. That's it.

Mar
18
2014
stevenc
stevenc

In the beginning this is very bold and complex, perhaps even too floral for my preference. I actually thought a woman would prefer to wear this. But later the incense and spicy woods soften it somewhat. May take a while for me to really appreciate this.

Mar
15
2014
Ranger0987
Ranger0987

Compliment getter. I like it - has something unique about it. Wife only gives it a 5/10 though.

Mar
15
2014
woodlandwalk
woodlandwalk

Very nice.

I acquired a free sample and gave it to a male friend to test out. After the slightly typical aftershave-esque opening notes it develops a lovely dry incense accord, I love nutmeg too, and that lingers around subtly.

I didn't analyse it as I would a perfume I'm going to wear,j ust noted that it smelled good on my friend. Neither cold nor warm, an easy-to-wear, approachable aesthetic. True, it doesn't make a huge statement, but those statement scents are not so comfortable to be around sometimes

Light sillage, good longevity

Mar
15
2014
hasanbenvidi
hasanbenvidi

سلام.بلوچنل عطری خوب و خنک بوی لیمو دراون به وضوح حس میشه.ماندگاری خوبی داره .بدیش اینکه معمولیه

Mar
14
2014
Ryanmmas26
Ryanmmas26

This is actually a very nice,subtle,clean and safe scent. It reminds me of laundry detergent or like my girlfriend has said "It smells like cleaner, but it is attractive" ... With that said it is very pleasant and everyone around you will like it and its a safe buy if you simply want to smell good. But if your a cologne enthusiast that have smelled a lot than you will most likely find this to be boring and unoriginal. I really prefer Chanel Allure Homme sport as I feel it has more character and more appealing but I believe with this Chanel wanted something that everyone will like and if that was the purpose than id say mission accomplished

Mar
14
2014
hasanbenvidi
hasanbenvidi

سلام.بلوچنل عطری خوب و خنک بوی لیمو دراون به وضوح حس میشه.ماندگاری خوبی داره .بدیش اینکه معمولیه

Mar
14
2014
SillageMonster
SillageMonster

I also don't understand how you could hate this one. I understand (like many others here) that it could seem generic but honestly I sometimes wear fragrances just for me and this one is great. 2 on the chest and 2 on the neck are good for most of the day. It doesn't project a whole lot but I do enjoy getting a whiff of it rising from my collar. To me it smells warm, full, and smooth. Any woman who gets close enough to smell this will definitely be interested. I find it as one of those 'double-take' fragrances where people feel the need to get a better smell once they catch a tiny bit of it.

Mar
11
2014
neilvizuett
neilvizuett

I love the smell, I find it very sophisticated and modern. If it was a person, I´d say it would be one of those quiet, cold, elegant, mysterious people that catch your attention even though they don´t say a word.

Mar
10
2014
Antares811
Antares811

One of the best male fragrances.

Mar
08
2014
majecatracho
majecatracho

I love this scent, i dont care that it is generic to some people. It is fresh, versatile, casual, the ladies love it and that is what matters.

Mar
03
2014
daialkamar
daialkamar

عطر خفيف منعش يعطيك احساس بآخر أيام الربيع في الريف المصري و خاصة في صعيد مصر حيث الإحساس بزهور الموالح كالليمون و غيرها
أراه مناسب جداً لفترة الصباح و خاصة في الشتاء فهو يعطيك احساس بالدفء الغير متوقع
عطر بسيط جداً على غير المعتاد من شانيل
ولا أرى أي تشابه بين الرائحة و الاسم

Light refreshing fragrance gives you a sense of the last days of spring in the Egyptian countryside, especially in Upper Egypt, where the sense of flowers and other citrus much as found
I see it very suitable for the morning, especially in the winter it gives you a sense of warmth unexpected
Perfume is very simple unusually from Chanel
I do not see any similarity between the name of the fragrance and odor

Feb
28
2014
FloridaMom
FloridaMom

I bought it for my husband, I love it on him, deep rich and manly, the notes are just as described here on him, and I also get a slight undertone of aquatic.

Feb
28
2014
stewey237
stewey237

People hate on this fragrance and I don't know why. It may be on the synthetic side, but nobody is going to notice that. The only thing they're going to notice is that you smell great. A very fresh, citrus opening that is not sharp or offensive. You can be pretty liberal with the trigger on this one, and it won't suffocate anybody. A decent compliment getter, and great overall signature scent. Good for any time of the year!

Feb
27
2014
Bogarde
Bogarde

Top notes are a huge discharge of citrus, with mint in the middle and then incense, cedar and pink pepper.
This scent is overpriced, and i was expecting something more special, but anyway is a good scent, a very versatile fragrance for sure. Longevity is very good and sillage is average. Try this out

Overall: 8/10

Feb
25
2014
hullhockey91
hullhockey91

Bleu de Chanel has gotten static about not being very complex.

Is it complex? No, but sometimes things tend to workout being plain and simple. The unique thing about this scent is it's very simple and well blended however, there's not much out there that you can compare this to. Not very many "smell-a-likes."

Starts off with huge citrus blast. All citrus. It then settles into a citrus-insense blend.

It gets the job done with pleasing people. Very inoffensive and does get compliments.

I would say longevity and projection are average.

Overall = 82/100 B-

Feb
24
2014
Yasir22
Yasir22

I am not sure if I want to try this perfume. I have tired A*Men by terry Muglar (The rubber scent), CK Aqua and Joop Homme but non of the fragrances tend to last long on my skin. I don't know if I have to give this cologne a try.

Feb
23
2014
Knows2Nose
Knows2Nose

Smells like Sunny Delight and ashtray. But the girls go gaga over this. I can see this going well on a smoker...Personally I don't get it, very generic and nothing unique about sugary grapefruit and ashtray but because it smells so good to women, maybe I'll make the plunge.

Feb
21
2014
Hellita
Hellita

Hey, I love this fragrance so much that I'm wondering if you know about a similar perfume for women? If anyone knows of another fragrance that might resemble this one (but for women) please send me a message. I would looove to find a womens perfume smelling like this! Guys, try this out! If it works with your chemistry this is the best one ever (especially after it has settled into the skin). This juice just does something to me, it's addictive!

Feb
20
2014
Juiceman 0331
Juiceman 0331

This is a very versatile fragrance, it can be worn during daytime or at night. It can also be used with formal or casual attire.

Chanel is my favorite house when it comes to my fragrances, they have always been consistent, no such thing as bad batch (unlike my Creeds) and even with reformulation they reformulate to make it better.
I can't really complain about their fragrances even their female lines are great.
My wife once said that she feels pretty everytime she wears her Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Parfum.
Hearing that from my wife was a big deal for me and I am getting her that perfume as long as it's available.

Chanel did a great job on this one, it's like every note was added for a purpose so the person can use it at any occasion with any attire and at any time of the day. I can even recommend/use this for any time of the year and it will work well.
Very well made and worth the money.
Bleu de Chanel always pleases the 2 person that I want everytime I wear a cologne...myself and my wife.
This is on my top 10 favorite colognes.

My overall rating 10/10

Feb
17
2014
Hmhs1987
Hmhs1987

good day

since 2010 i see this spary at markets i feel that is the only one i like it but that time i didnt try to buy it .

last year 2013 in summer time i got one . i remined my self 3 years ago that the one i get it is the one i miss it

great one from chanel, i advice any one if he have choices that the one you will like it and other will love it

10/10 spary

Feb
16
2014
axa5780
axa5780

I don't care how much hate this gets, this smells absolutely amazing! Bought a 3.4oz just in time for the hot weather to arrive. Gonna be using this all spring and summer. Well worth it.

10/10

Feb
16
2014
sil.sirbu
sil.sirbu

I don't understand why so many people hate this poor little guy. I love it, it smells fantastic. Many girls love it at least as much as I do.
Fresh and sweet at once. Fabulous.

I have the 150ml version, or 4.2oz for those of you who use the other system.

Feb
16
2014
FrozanKaos
FrozanKaos

Incense and Citrus? Its a no for me.
2/5

Feb
12
2014
thoushaltnotdefy
thoushaltnotdefy

Many of the reviews here are negative towards BdC, saying that is smells generic, like deodorant, that it's boring, dull, synthetic etc... If you're someone that is seriously in to fragrances, who owns multiple niche bottles and sees fragrances as art then yes - this is incredibly generic.
But here's the thing, I own hundreds of frags, niche and designer, some incredibly expensive and made from high quality ingredients but guess what... none of them get more compliments and positive attention from people around me than this, not even close, no Creeds, Amouages, Montales, Tom Fords, Frederic Malles in my collection get the crazy reactions that this does.
So, if you wear fragrances to get more attention, if you're not serious about collecting frags, look no further than this.
If you own high end niche bottles and are incredibly serious about fragrances then yep this is going to bore you.
I can see it from both viewpoints, I love my niche frags and can appreciate them, some of them truly are art. But I'm still going to wear BdC a lot in public not necessarily for my own enjoyment, but because I know it will always be a success.

Feb
12
2014
jackfort
jackfort

Great scent

Longevity is good but a little more sillage would make this a 10

9.5/10

Feb
12
2014
pcnelsonmania
pcnelsonmania

Great smell, modern but with a touch of classic sensations , perfet for any season, job , party or going out...impossibile to fail with this one...

Feb
12
2014
Merdogan1
Merdogan1

Başlardan keskin ve karanlık bir traş kolonyası hissi veren ama kokuyu dikkatli inceleyip bir kaç gün süre verince kaliteli ve hoş bir koku olduğunu anlıyorsunuz. Harmanındaki notaları öyle ayrıntılı olarak algılayamadım ama karışımı çok hoşuma gitti. Aldıktan ilk 1 hafta boyunca "boşuna onca parayı vermişim" demiştim. Şimdi ise "iyi ki almışım" diyorum ve bitince kesinlikle bir tane daha alacağım. Kalıcılık gayet güzel. Özellikle şişe rengi adeta kokuyu anlatıyor. Hatta renkli gözlü, beyaz tenli ve üstüne bir de koyu renk saçlı yakışıklı bir erkekseniz, yaşınız da 20-40 aralığında ve biraz da atletik vücuda sahipseniz emin olun çok dikkat çekersiniz. Çok da yakışır. Kalıcılık ve fark edilebilirliği gayet yüksek. Yalnız taklitlerini üreten firmalardan örneğini aldıysanız uzak durun. En kaliteli taklidi bile orjinaline ancak "benziyor" dedirtebiliyor. Gerçek "Bleau de Cahnel" gibi değiller.

Not : Yorumlarımı ve özel mesajlarıma cevaplarımı sadece Türkçe olarak yapacağım. Böylece yabancı dil konusunda sıkıntı yaşayan arkadaşlara gerçekten denediğim parfümlerdeki kendi görüşlerimi paylaşmayı amaçlıyorum.

Feb
11
2014
ceebaby
ceebaby

BdC smells so lovely! My boyfriend often wears it, much to my enjoyment, and a smile always inevitably comes on my face every time I detect this gorgeous scent on him. I don't understand the hate. It's a well blended fragrance that's a compliment getter. I have to admit to getting a little jealous thinking about him wearing this out in public, and it's only because I don't want another girl smelling this on him! If that's not a testament to this fragrance, I'm not sure what is.

Feb
10
2014
JustSmellGood
JustSmellGood

A very soft, fresh, and versatile fragrance. Grapefruit and incense are the main players here. A very pleasant fragrance, but nothing really stands out within Bleu de Chanel's life.

GRADE = C

Feb
09
2014
kidmetal24
kidmetal24

BdC is a fragrance that will go down in history as one of the most seductive fragrances of all time. Does it smell generic? Yes. Is there anything in particular that makes this amazing? No but people love it. I receive a lot of compliments from both men and women when I wear this fragrance. It is seductive and women love it. That's why most men buy it. It has the same 10/10 effect to ladies that AdG has except that it's not the ex boyfriend smell. Bleu is something women love but not everyone else has in their arsenal. I recommend it for everyone because it is a safe scent and can be an instant signature fragrance.

Overall 8/10

Feb
08
2014
Bigsly
Bigsly

SmutRavageur said:

"If you are a detractor, why don't you give it another try with an open mind? Who knows, you might become a fan like I most definitely have."

It's not about being generic, as you acknowledge, but rather about the aroma chemicals used. If you don't notice them, that's great for you, but I was the same way several years ago, and now those chemicals make me feel ill. I've got vintage O de Lancome, for example, and that one cost me very little and smells entirely natural. That's why I have no interest in trying BdC ever again.

Feb
08
2014
SmutRavageur
SmutRavageur

I blind bought Bleu de Chanel. Upon first application, that instant spray, a slight impulse of incandescent rage *almost* took over my conscience in that moment, as my thoughts began to concur with all the detractors of this fragrance that say it's generic. "How can I be so sheepish?!", I asked myself and began pacing around in -- honestly -- anger, because y'know, again, that was my first impulsive thought.

A couple of minutes later, my thoughts shifted into what they are now: love and bliss for this heavenly fragrance known by the pseudonym "Bleu de Chanel".

I have some on my left 'elbow pit' right now and I can't stop smelling it. Generic?! Not a chance! This is a wardrobe mainstay, people! Versatile as hell and the utmost veritable swiss army knife of the fragrance world (that phrase has been emitted so many times in regards to this fragrance that it's almost a tired cliche, but there's a good reason for that). I plan to always have a bottle of Bleu de Chanel in my collection, no questions asked.

I want to express that I'm not a citrusy guy when it comes to fragrances. I feel worn out from all the citrus fragrances on the market, but trust yours truly when I tell you that Bleu de Chanel is unlike any other citrus fragrances out there (ignore the "generic!" spill that's emanated by the mouths of the detractors), and it's mainly because it's just so damn well put together, and it's hard to get past that when you've been stuck in the mentality of disliking citrusy scents, but the grapefruit and the ginger pair together to create this beautiful scent that is overly pleasant and might as well have the effect of putting a giant smile on your face! In the designer realm, I don't think I've sniffed a fragrance that has a better grapefruit note. And the vetiver is not the usual dirty, dark vetiver; it's soft, subtle, clean and fresh, but I think that's because of everything that's at work here. There's a lot of notes you can pick out from Bleu de Chanel, but I won't regale you with what so many people have already written.

I haven't smelled this on any other guy where I live (in fact, I mostly only smell Aqua di Gio, Axe and Old Spice body sprays, and occasionally Polo), and when I met up with the girl I've been seeing, she was taken back by this fragrance, an instant winner in her book (according to her, in her words, I'm "Dr. Smell Good", but I'll chalk up that compliment as a score for the fantastic, elegant and wingman-in-a-bottle Bleu de Chanel!)

Is Bleu de Chanel a safe fragrance? Yes, but what's so bad about being 'safe'? Seriously, I see the word "safe" being used in the fragrance community as a word that carries a negative connotation. What's wrong with smelling great to yourself and to everybody around you? Some prefer to reek of bath-deprived swines that have been soaked in iris oil and underarm body odor with a leather saddle that's been lying out in a field for a decade. But y'know, it's not a bad thing to smell universally fantastic to those around you, and they'll practically thank you for it, too.

In conclusion, Bleu de Chanel is a beautifully blended fragrance that will get you compliments and will never elicit complaints (unless you overspray) among the people you are around. The longevity is outrageously good for a citrus fragrance and the projection is good enough to where you'll get whiffs of it and the people around you will smell it for at least the first five to six hours upon application. If you are a detractor, why don't you give it another try with an open mind? Who knows, you might become a fan like I most definitely have.

Feb
08
2014
Belvedere
Belvedere

This is the jack of all trades in the fragrance world. Not unique or especially distinctive BUT very good. This scent can be worn all day on any occasion, average for longevity, lovely woody smell in a classy bottle. Safe does not mean boring. definitely can be a blind buy

Feb
05
2014
neilvizuett
neilvizuett

When I try a new fragrance, most of the times, I take my time to decide wether or not I like it, but it was one fragrance that I smelled and instantly decided that I loved it.

Feb
04
2014
nyalta77
nyalta77

Bleu is a refined, timeless, classic scent that is understated but immaculate. Don't get me wrong, it's no shrinking violet!
BDC exhibits Chanel's trademark attention to detail with premium quality ingredients that are blended with utter finesse!
It is not a completely original fragrance but it does have a certain je ne sais quoi?
Great lasting power too, the top notes get you noticed, the heart notes keep you engaged and the base notes greet you the next morning...
An ideal starting scent for any man's collection and suitable for any occasion, Bleu de Chanel's magnum opus should be "I came, I saw, I conquered."

Feb
04
2014
AndrewMoc
AndrewMoc

Quite simply, a fresh yet dark, inviting masculine fragrance. Made for the entrepreneurs and go getters.

I started off not liking or appreciating this scent in my sample, but grew to love it over time.

The notes, although obvious, are hard to really discern. But it starts off citrusy and moves into a very clean woodsy masculine scent. Made for an Italian! Projection and longevity are next to none. For those who say otherwise, I'd question the authenticity of the product they purchased. I get about 6 hours before it dies down.

Ladies absolutely love this as the compliments never cease. It was quite difficult to avoid purchasing it despite my lack of personal enjoyment of it early on. But the more compliments I received the easier the decision became.

All year round, day or night, business or casual, club or boat, this truly is a swiss army knife. You can't go wrong.

Feb
03
2014
nonsisa
nonsisa

Das Blö de Chanel!

Feb
01
2014
Arunas.K
Arunas.K

Have to agree with negative comments. Would not mind having one in my collection but I am not going to buy one.

It is nothing out of the ordinary. Plus longevity is mediocre. I guess some of the reviews are based on marketing/first impression.

It is like drinking plane cola from coca cola bottle. You consume well marketed/presented perfume. Same goes with this boy here: you see chanel bottle and expect suprise/quality inside. It is ok perfume, but not something legendary as... Chanel Platinum Egoiste.

I give it 6.5/10. 7 perhaps.

regards,

AJK

Feb
01
2014
Rawannnna
Rawannnna

No offense guys, but this is how a joke should smell.
seriously,this is a typical Adidas perfumes, sportive, fresh but is similar to zillion of other perfumes. its ok, just ok. no wow element. an ordinary somehow boring scent, doesnt worth the price tag!

Feb
01
2014
Pyrzy
Pyrzy

I smelled this in a store and checked the web pretty deeply about what people think and what do they have to say. This smells great on my skin, much better that on the test-paper in the store.

It is lemony for a brief while, after that it turns into incence, watery, masculine but subtle. Have had a lot of complements with this one. People say it's generic but I do not agree with that. Better than Chanl Allure, at least on my skin.

Projection is pretty good and the longevity is exellent. A word of warning: because of the citrus start it is easy to wear too much. Te scent matures really well and powerful, so go easy on the trigger. A few sprays on the neck will do nicely.

This has s wide scent, not easy to distinguish what it is.

This is a casual fragrance no doubt, but it has enough power to be worn anywhere, any time. A gentlemans fragrance I should say. Makes me feel good about myself. Some people don't like it, but to me it works perfectly.

In the end scent is all about personal preference. What do other noses know what smells good to you.

8,5/10.

Jan
29
2014
Hellita
Hellita

This is a LOVELY fragrance for men! I first smelled this on a friend of my boyfriend and I just couldn't stop telling him how great he smelled! Bleu is just absolutely yummy and very sexy in a soft way! I would def pick this up for my boyfriend if it wasn't for the fact that he's sensitive to stronger smells than a deodorant. I almost wish I could buy this and wear it for myself, but since I'm a female I'm not going to :)

Jan
27
2014
JohannesvonKalczberg
JohannesvonKalczberg

This is now my signature fragrence for over 4 years.
I love it, it reminds me of style, a sense of graciousness (or whatever I should call it, you don't come across it very often and that makes it a winner allot of times. My girlfriend is practicly in love whit the sent.

On my skin it isn't soapy or harsh, but it's just the right amount of incense and lemon that I need to make it work it's magic.

In my opinion it's a scent that you can wear every day in every situation at every time of the year, a winner in every way possible and just something else.

(i'm sorry for the many errors in my text.)

Jan
26
2014
Ridhwan0103
Ridhwan0103

What a great smell!! Good Job Chanel.

Jan
26
2014
Casper112
Casper112

Bleu De Chanel is my favorite bottle in terms of appearance. The color of the bottle is really nice and the magnetic cap at the top is really cool. However, the scent didn't impress me at all. I was really hoping that such an appealing bottle would have an appealing scent in it as well. Unfortunately, I was so wrong! The good news for the folks who want to buy or have it is that it's highly versatile fragrance for any season. It's Christmas and July at the same time type of scent.

Jan
25
2014
Mighty lion
Mighty lion

This fragrance here!!! Damn I wanted so bad to like you! I always sample it whenever I see it, or during different seasons hoping that I can somehow smell what makes this so likable and admired.. After about the 15th time I give up.. I just don't like this fragrance, not even a little.. I appreciate more of a complex blend, and this fragrance smells of a super synthetic smoky aquatic.. Crazy thing is women love it..I received one or two compliments while I had sample on.. I just can't Stomach it.. I can't !! .. Another fragrance that reminds me of this is Aventus by Creed. Not that they smell similar I just cant wrap my nose around that one either. To each his own of course, but at least I can rest at night knowing that I tried..

Jan
24
2014
Joeyvice
Joeyvice

After four years of debate I finally bought this one, solely for its versatility. Does it have the complexity of a Thierry Mugler fragrance, Creed, or perhaps YSL? No,is it a good fragrance? Definitely. The thing is this can be worn anytime,anywhere, and anyone around you with a functional nose will appreciate it.

Jan
24
2014
shoryuke
shoryuke

This was a blind buy for me but wow, just WOW! great opening scent and it is still great until the dry down. i found it perfect becoz of its versatility! i can wear it for all occasions, casual, for work and night outs!

longevity 7+ hours
sillage is moderate
over all score 10/10

Jan
23
2014
Oslo-fjord
Oslo-fjord

A very nice scent from Chanel. I wasn't impressed when it first was released, but it has grown on me. A very pleasant smell that everyone seems to like, and draws lots of compliments. Bleu de Chanel is a very typical scent for this decade. You will probably find a lot of designer-fragrances in the same style, but nothing beats the Chanel quality. It isn't very original nor unique. It doesn't take any risk, but it just smell damn good! You can wear Bleu all year long, for absolutely all occasions. You just can't go wrong. There has been various reviews on this one, but the sales digit speaks for it self. It has been a huge success for Chanel since its release, and I think it will continue for years to come. The dry down is the best part, and the longevity is very good. The sillage is "normal" moderate. The bottle looks stunning! Great as a signature scent if you are looking for only one scent to use. Thumbs up! 8/10.

Jan
22
2014
M_K
M_K

To me it smells like a strong version of Radox Mens shower gels

Jan
22
2014
str8gahbidge
str8gahbidge

Not much to add to what others have said. I dislike this one. Not a fan of any of the Chanel designer line for me. This is just another take of a generic fresh scent with some woods in the dry down. Nothing spectacular. I do like some of the Les Exclusifs line, in particular Coromandel. Besides too many guys wear this stuff.

That being said...it is a safe/fresh/clean/non offensive/long lasting/decent projection scent that lots of people love. I always hear girls rave about how much they love it. Its just not my style.

Jan
15
2014
smoj
smoj

A good Quality Scent, would i buy it again, no. not because it smells bad, no, no. nice opening and even nicer dry down, when it starts to go woody, its great. but after all the goodness, i still find it a boring scent. I am content using the samples i get from every Chanel perfume counter i see.

Jan
14
2014
landon1
landon1

i wear this during winter. it has a citrus opening but gets really woody. i love this fragrance, and it does give off a very normal "oh that cologne smells good" vibe, but it does have depth. it will mostly be loved by the people who smell it on you, but every man needs at least one of those fragrances.

Jan
10
2014
landon1
landon1

i wear this during winter. it has a citrus opening but gets really woody. i love this fragrance, and it does give off a very normal "oh that cologne smells good" vibe, but it does have depth. it will mostly be loved by the people who smell it on you, but every man needs at least one of those fragrances.

Jan
10
2014
J.Gilmore
J.Gilmore

IMO Chanel has the the fragrance game on lock when it comes to the masses I always get compliments when wearing these fragrances so to me Bleu was a easy blind buy! :-) I went last week to macys to buy Mont Blanc I noticed them stocking up shelves w Chanel Bleu the boutique lady said they couldn't keep this stuff on the shelves and had sold out during the holidays wow! BUT NO SURPRISE ITS CHANEL :-)

Jan
08
2014
twlahue
twlahue

It's Awesome. Plain and Simple...

Jan
08
2014
K1
K1

A year ago my review on this perfume had been erased for five times; the literal result of more than twenty times of testing in four seasons. But there's something stronger than my nose here; prejudice. Where no negative comment is acceptable, there won't be any progress.
Anyway, after about two years since the first testing, I gave it a try last night again and took my notes. For me, who experienced Chanel perfumes by heart, Bleu is just a major letdown parallel to all those unwise flankers and irresponsible releases form top designer brands. Taking in mind that their main activity is fashion and not beauty, we see the only matter is fashion that cannot be produced in mass, so the major income is fragrance.
Bleu de Chanel is a multi-faced fragrance, a fragrance with changing manner. It's in the middle of every mood and with a touch of every men fragrance.
It opens with bold grapefruit and lemon and instant ginger paste to give it a spicy-form of smell. Progressively incense appears but not that bold like niche perfumes nor even that much to make it smoky or resinous. Just gives a fresh slight balmy feel to the fresh sweet composition. The dry down with consisting grapefruit and sandalwood and cedar is horribly milky and buttery. It's like someone whose body smell is spreading and he wear perfume on it to get rid of.
Bleu de Chanel is so rated among several groups of people even classic lover, but the logical reason about this fame doesn't lay behind good quality or something. That's behind extremely widespread distribution and powerful ad campaign. Bleu de Chanel is the king of mainstream fragrances.

Jan
08
2014
fresh_scents
fresh_scents

This is just a great product! Quality does not require a theatrical presentation. The essence of quality is in the details and Bleu de Chanel works very well for me. There are so many fragrances on the market that scream at you, but this one is both subtle and smooth to fit any occasion. I have to admit that I had my reservations before, but I just wasn't ready.

Now if you want something that is loud enough to cancel the foul odors of your environment, because many adults do not have the best hygiene habits, then go for the other products. But if you ever doubted the effectiveness of Bleu de Chanel from a past try, then I encourage you to try it again.

Jan
05
2014
Labaloo
Labaloo

I think way too many people are quick to judge this one on the top-notes alone- it's very complex, and has a beguiling, looooong drydown. I say all this with a bias AGAINST aquatics (there are just too many!), but really I feel this one stands out and IS deserving of the Chanel label. Added to that is its versatility- elegant daywear drying down (and lasting) to be sexy evening wear. Good, straight-forward design. Practical. Restrained. Classic. Chanel.

Jan
05
2014
sranjit
sranjit

It was a blind buy for me. after a fresh citrus start, which lasts for 2 minutes or so, grapefruit completely dominates the drydown. it lasts for about six-seven hours but stays pretty close to the skin after about three hours. guess, if u like grapefruit a lot, this one is for you :-)

Dec
31
2014
Jay2010
Jay2010

Smells awful, plain & simple, and I'm nowhere a cologne snob, idk if a cologne is "generic" or "boring" as long as it smells good, and this cologne does not.

Dec
30
2014
Ashcroft87
Ashcroft87

I have sampled it few times and I came up with the conclusion:
"Never wear a perfume based on what pleases the others. Be distinctive and wear what you like".

Said so, I find it a pleasant smell but it does not stand out from the crowd for any particular reason.
I guess it is a safe one, but hey, tastes are tastes.

Longevity is good. I don't understand people wanting it to last 18 months on their skin ahaha
Sillage is moderate and if you over spray, people will sense you quite easily.
Scent wise is good. That's it.

Not enough for me to spend those money on it =)
If you wear perfumes just to get women, go get it

Dec
29
2013
pronose
pronose

big hype for peanuts!!!!! it's another marine cologne like many others!!!!!!
i expected more than this from jacques polge and chanel!

Dec
29
2013
FDP
FDP

I really love this perfume, only downside is that it's not radiant enough and I think it doesn't last long enough.
Also it seems at least here in Demark they only sell the EDT in 150 ml bottles at a very high price

Dec
28
2013
zachparks1
zachparks1

I'm not sure why I've seen so much hate on this one. This is one of the better modern designer fragrances I've smelled. It smells a little synthetic, but not to the point where it's annoying. (Besides, how many modern fragrances don't smell synthetic?)

I would describe this as an aquatic citrus, with a dark twist. Imagine eating a lemon pie dessert next to a rooftop pool overlooking New York or Paris at night. Maybe there's incense burning on your table, because there is a very nice incense smell to it.

There really is a lot going on with the smell of this one.

It is very mysterious but very welcoming.

Three things are certain:
Those around you will like it.
Women will compliment you.
Men will ask you what it is and where you bought it.

It is a very beautiful, well crafted fragrance.

Scent: 10/10
Longevity: 7/10 (about 6-9 hours, depending on temperature)
Projection: 8/10 (about a 2 foot projection until about halfway through where it drops off to 6-12inches)
Sillage: 8/10
Price: 7/10 (A little pricey, but you definitely get what you pay for. Much cheaper than a lot of niches of similar quality.)

Total: A solid 8. If price is no issue for you, it easily goes up to a 9.

Definitely a buy!!! I think for most people it'd be a safe blind buy, as well.

Dec
27
2013
Icucino
Icucino

Jack of all trades, master of none. Good, safe compliment getter. Performs masterfully (Lasts forever and projects really well).However, no matter how hard I try, I am unable to really like it.

Dec
27
2013
blaiseantoine
blaiseantoine

is this from the big luxury house called chanel ? I JUST can't believe that ,or maybe the ones in chanel who gaves the benefits for the launch of this horrible stuff were completely drunk that day ' ? this is an offensive toilet deodorant called perfume , i would have prefer the launch of vintage antaeus or egoiste these were real masterpiece , hope asap they will give something decent for masculine market




4/10

Dec
23
2013
barciu
barciu

incredible how many differents facets has that fragrance, basically it's woodsy-citrusy incense (yes citruses are present still in the base notes)
il'ts sweet, energetic, suits better winter time for me - sweet incense melts amazingly with cold winter air (especially at night)
so from my point of view it's not summer fragrance !

lemonade from fresh squeezed grapefruits - yummy! reminds me an other J Polge's creation - AHS Cologne version which is citrusy lemonade - lemon pie.
AHSC works better in hot, BdCH in cold.

Question : anyone has an experience with another products from bleu line like aftershave, balm, shower gel?? what do you think ??

Dec
21
2013
ILYSM
ILYSM

در میان محصولات لایت عالیه مخصوصا برای استفاده در بهار و تابستان

Dec
16
2013
petespike
petespike

Tried this so many times, even owned a bottle of it, and everyone that i know loves it, but i just can't understand why, the most prominent note in this is a sour grapefruit which just doesn't smell good....

Dec
15
2013
MrMookie
MrMookie

I reviewed bleu de chanel a while ago as a dull and generic scent but i stayed somehow interested in chanel, lately i tested bleu again, first of all im a huge fan of vintage antaeus and pour monsieur and i've had my portion of allure when it came out so i was really sceptic about allure sport and other flankers and in a quick sniff i rejected bleu from the top notes on paper, it simply did not grab me... ( they should forbid paper test strips they are scentkilling)
Now i got allure homme sport for a present last week and i was instantly CHANELised!!!

I just tested bleu again and i recognise the creamy addictive substance in perfume chanel is using lately and i think this is the magic of Polge his work...
I cant stop sniffing my arm wearing bleu and allure homme sport/blanche edition it also makes me greedy of wearing the complete line.
Another factor of the artwork of Bleu is the sillage and longevity, this is great to outstanding i never tend to overspray because a simple 3 spray cloud makes your nose going into a nosegasm...
Bleu de Chanel is so simply cleverly created made of a great mixture of freshness and warmth at the same time completely well rounded.
My idea is that Bleu de Chanel is the epitome of simplicity in fragrance art ( along with pour monsieur)
Another thing is that bleu smells great from top! ( same i had with AHS ) its so versatile and alluring.

Dec
15
2013
niro25
niro25

This gets very high marks from me. I love this stuff and don't think its generic at all. I mainly get a mix of bitter citrus and incense. These are the dominant notes, but something also is giving it a clean soapy feel to it. This is a safe scent and is great for most of the year. I personally wouldn't wear this in the summer because of the incense. Pefect for the office. Lasts for about 9-12 hours me.

This will always be in my collection. A+

Dec
13
2013
Kevin_tuan_91
Kevin_tuan_91

Girls like it. I find it too juicy for me. I smell orange juice. Just for summer. I like platinum egoiste than this. More musculine than this one. Quite regret after reading reviews here and blind bought 5 oz at sephora.

Dec
13
2013
Fragrantguy
Fragrantguy

I must admit, I was not a fan of this at first, but it has slightly grown on me. I sampled this a lot trying to like it, but never got much avail. It was to citrusy and aromatic, which I'm more of a spicy/woody fan. My mother then bought me this juice for my birthday. Being a good son I kindly thanked her and figured "Well, why not? It might be good the third time." Thankfully, it has. Yes, it is still a bit citrusy for my taste, but the drydown and after smell is what keeps me interested. It settles into a smoky/spicy/slightly sweet type of scent, I suppose it's the incense, peppers, and ginger. Those notes seem to come out best on my skin. I am so thankful because they really stand out when I where this! The smoky drydown reminded me a lot of "Gentlemen Only" by Givenchy, once again, I believe it's the incense. Give this fragrance a good tour, you might be surprsied just as I was.

Dec
13
2013
Akahina
Akahina

Generic, boring and safe. If you drive an SUV and live in the suburbs with your wife, two children and a dog, drink cheap beer and want to wear a fragrance twice a year on special occasions, this is perfect. If you actually like fragrances and wear them every day as part of your grooming routine, move on. There are much better scents to be had. This certainly will not offend anyone but it will not "wow" anyone either.

Dec
10
2013
kenney77
kenney77

Amazing fragrance

Dec
10
2013
ronnie1975
ronnie1975

tested it many times, but I was expecting something unique. All I get is a boring, smelled this before scent. LOVE My Platinum E. This however is a no go.

Dec
07
2013
necromancer
necromancer

I've been a Chanel fan for a long time now, and I can't explain why Chanel has launched this fragrance. I own Egoiste, PE, Antaeus, Pour Monsieur, and all the Allure line, and still can't believe they would release such a boring and dull fragrance like Bleu.

I've tested it like 5 times already, all from different shops and still lasts only like 30 min on my skin. Too generic and cheap, like any fragrance from Hugo Boss or Lacoste.

They need to come back with something good and classy, like Chanel "Monster Sillage" Antaeus or Chanel's "60's BarberShop" Platinum Egoiste. And fast...!

Dec
06
2013
cachuli
cachuli

This is the typical fragance that if not call "Chanel" or if it had not announced on television in an expensive ad, no one would buy it and not have the reputation it has.

Too generic and cheap (with high price).

Sorry, is my opinion...

Dec
06
2013
THEREALJWIL
THEREALJWIL

Drakecito I believe you have a fake...this stuff lasts a long time on me and multiple others...its not a generic smell but it is also not unique. It is a classy summer night scent and liked by the masses. Very solid scent and a keeper in my vast collection.

Dec
05
2013
drakecito
drakecito

Sorry but for me is a little boring and generic soapy scent.
Light and with poor personality.
The opening is interesting but quickly moves to a cheap smell (like Fierce but better). Don't smell bad but it's a little like an Axe deodorant.
Maybe suitable for office. (I'm using it for this).

Lngevity and sillage era moderate.

scent:6.5/10
longevity: 7/10
sillage: 5/10

UPDATE: I tested it 3-4 times ina Chanel Boutique and I received a gift of a 150ml bottle .... I think it was not a fake.
There are many perfumes that people say they last long and I do not see it's true. When I doubt, I give them to test more people for me to confirm it.
That will like the masses is a bad indication too... :D

UPDATE-2:
I have to admit that testing it more times, longevity is superior to what I noticed at first. It's subtle but it's there enough hours so I go up the score on this aspect.

Dec
05
2013
Zack Morris
Zack Morris

If I'm not sporting my daily scent of A&F's "Fierce" around the hallways and at pep rallies at Bayside High, I'm wearing Bleu de Chanel.

The summer me & the gang worked at Malibu Sands Beach Resort, I packed Bleu with me. I knew it wouldn't let me down. The more I kept hitting on Stacey Carosi, the more she couldn't resist the smell of Bleu. We all know how this turned out.

So take it from Zack Morris; Get Set to Get Wet. Always play to get laid. Go for Bleu.

Dec
05
2013
PerthTH
PerthTH

Generic ? Bad ? Are you kidding me ? this one is really a bottle of perfect juice that will really make your days more interesting, make the girls surrender, make your boss feel like he's your employee.

Trust me, buy it, wear it, it can really do its job and won't dissappoint you.

Dec
04
2013
Shanester66
Shanester66

This is a pretty solid offering from Chanel...especially as a signature scent and/or work scent however...it really doesnt last or bounce off my skin at all...shame.
**.5/5

Dec
03
2013
09scottm
09scottm

I think this is an OK fragrance, Longevity is quite good as is the projection. I once got a compliment 4 hours after application even when I thought it had completely gone so it is deceptively strong. You can tell it is made with good ingredients but for me this is not quite a masterpiece.

Dec
03
2013
KaseyC
KaseyC

I adore the grapefruit note but I am not sure if I like the one in this frag. I cannot help comparing it with Laura Biagiotti Roma that I adore a lot. I think I prefer Roma as it's sweeter and closer to the kind of grapefruit note that I like. In this one, the scent is cleaner and more citric and that may explain why males like this kind better. The whole scent is not very special to my nose. It reminds me of some frags that I've tried or owned.

Dec
01
2013
MSC
MSC

Had a 3.4oz bottle of this last year as my signature scent. I've choosen it before I read comments about it, because I loved it and I really couldnt find any better on the shelf from designer scents.
But after a while I started reading comments about it basicly blaming this juice. I thought maybe the guys are right, maybe this is boring, maybe other scents do much better than this. They say it's worse chanel...
So after a while I got myself a bottle of dior homme (NOT the intense version because it was too much for me), chanel allure sport, yves saint laurent la nuit, and u know what? A couple days ago i ended up buying Bleu de chanel again, even bigger (5oz) bottle. Because for me - nothing is as good as this. Nothing stands even close to this juice in dry down especially on clothes. Dont get me wrong I like the perfumes I have, but I realised that I always need to have bleu in my collection.
Friends, I just want to give u the best advice: Dont ever believe what other people tell about what fragrance is good or bad, follow ur heart!
I remember my first fragrance, it was Blue seduction by Antonio Banderas, it smelled so great and made me feel good. Now from this perspective if I compare it with designer scent it would not score many points,but taking into account that its lower class scent than this, i couldnt say anything bad about it. Because at that segment of price it does its job pretty well. So then again, you see perfume fanatics armed with their most precious niche collections so it makes a little sense that they blame bleu de chanel. But in the end its you who will wear it, so please dont ever listen to those guys.

Dec
01
2013
Vastalux
Vastalux

Where ever I go this perfume is a must thing to bring along. I have more than 30+ bottle perfume but I do not why I still come back to this perfume. It just very versatile, modern, fresh, woody, smell expensive and very2 long lasting. Furthermore it projected like a beast on my skin. I can wear it anytime or anywhere. I will repurchase again once this bottle finished. Totally recommended. Good job Chanel.

Nov
30
2013
lister
lister

I couldn't resist.I had to buy it.I have hundreds of bottles in my room and I use only 5-10 bottles.The rest is just for occasional sniff.I really hoped I will fall in love with Bleu. It does stand out, it's unique,those who diss this scent are just not from the world of scents.Citrusy fresh, clean,strong and noticeable,dries down neatly and lingers as a feeling of fresh shower drops.BUT.It has an interesting animalic note,I can not clearly detect what exactly it is, but it stays throughout and gives me a feeling that I am standing next to a naked male.I really want to wear it, but this mysterious note makes me a bit nauseous.
It's somewhat an expensive juice, but for now I will put it on a shelf,maybe during cold winter days I will wear it,just to warm up.

Nov
30
2013
wonderlife
wonderlife

Absolutely gorgeous! It gives me a clean, fresh out of the shower feeling, and I Love it.

Nov
28
2013
Deefit
Deefit

The first time I tried this on my skin, I guess my skin was too dry, which resulted in a soury and unpleasant smell. Right now I am giving it a second try, and it works a lot better. But, in all honesty I have to say that I am not at all impressed. Sure it is a nice fragrance and looking at the notes, it is different from most mainstream fragrances. When I smell this with my nose close to the skin, I am really unimpressed. It's not very unique and maybe even a bit generic.

Okay, so that was during the first 15 to 20 minutes. I sprayed some on the back of my hand from a sample given to me by a very friendly SA yesterday. From time to time, a very soft and creamy scent passes my nostrils. Could it be? Could this be the real Blue? The scent I found so hyped and actually dismissed at the first try thinking it was yet another generic fragrance? I put my hand closer to my nose and the closer it gets, the more clearly I pick it up. When brought too close, it again smells a bit dense but not interesting at all. But the sillage, it is wonderful. There is something very pleasing about this. It's not loud, but it projects pretty nicely. It has an enigmatic and characteristic smell. Not at all generic like I thought when I smelled the opening.

I used to find this fragrance overhyped and not special at all. Until somebody suggested that it works a lot better when applied on skin. And indeed it does.

Call me crazy, but I am picking up a very slight similarity to Guerlain Homme. Probably some accord they have in common. Not at all impossible I suppose, considering the several notes they have in common.

After two hours however, I am dissapointed at how soft this has become.. Too bad, because I really liked the scent about 30 minutes in. But it has changed.

Nov
26
2013
lumberjack
lumberjack

The truth is; ladies realy givin' attention to this friend. The nice thing is i got girl friends wearing that fragrance.:) I don know i just feel happy and energic when im wearing it. Recommended?? uuhm.. for ladies, yea :)

Nov
26
2013
word-doctor
word-doctor

Tried at the counter. I don't think it's very well-defined and certainly not worth the price of admission. Sweet, heavy citrus. Very bland. A little smoky.

I knew it smelled like something familiar: the new version of Tsar that I am disappointed by.

Scent: 4/10
Sillage: 6/10
Longevity: 4/10

Nov
25
2013
aditya123
aditya123

If Bleu is so generic, why are they no fragrances listed in the "This perfume reminds me of......." section

Nov
23
2013
edwardnr17
edwardnr17

Smells amazing first 15 minutes, but dries down to a bore.

Nov
23
2013
noirdrakkar
noirdrakkar

The fragrance people tell other people is an 8/10, but they themselves actually feel it's a 6/10.

Nov
20
2013
usas
usas

Classy, fresh. It has character, but not an explicit one.
Made for the masses: can't go wrong with this.

7,5/10

Nov
19
2013
horus11c
horus11c

People hate on this amazing fragrance just to discourage others from wearing it. They want it all for themselves. Bleu De Chanel is a very well rounded fragrance. When you are not sure what to wear, grab Bleu and it won't disappoint.

Nov
18
2013
cincobayou
cincobayou

My grandson has this as his signature scent. My daughter was visiting him and saw the bottle in his bathroom and tried it on...she loves it!
Now I am on my way to Destin to the big perfume store to find it to try for myself.
You know that some classy fragrances can be used by both men and women, especially the ones that are created like this one.
Ivoire de Balmain and Bandit by Robert Piguet come to mind right now.
Men and Ladies, if a fragrance smells wonderful on you and you like it, by all means get it and wear it! You are the one who will be living with it all day.
It makes no difference whether it's made and marketed for male or female...that's mainly a marketing ploy.
You like it? Then you wear it.

Nov
15
2013
edge42
edge42

BLEU = Beautiful, Luxurious, Elegant, Understated

An aesthetic, masterfully-blended smooth woody citrus scent, Bleu de Chanel smells familiar but never generic. To start with, this incredibly well-executed fragrance boasts the usual high quality Chanel is famous for... from the understated bottle with magnetic cap to a longevity and projection that makes most other citrus scents blush. Bleu de Chanel is a fragrance for those who appreciate an extremely versatile "go-to" scent done in the most tasteful, debonair way possible.

Bleu has an invulnerability about it (some may interpret this as "safe"), and does so with pure class and effortless cool. Picture Robert Redford's character in Spy Game, vintage black Porsche 911 and all. Highly apparent in it's almost overwhelming approval from the opposite sex, Bleu is the epitome of understated, tasteful elegance in men's fragrances.

Nov
13
2013
brandaddy
brandaddy

Bleu De Chanel.....I love this stuff. I don't see why all the hate. This is a very mature masculine frag. Apparently it works well with my skin and will last a very long time on me. Very fresh but a darkness lurks behind the scenes. I don't notice any drastic changes in the scent as the day goes on but its so pleasant at first spray that I don't mind. I can see this being worn all year round and as a signature scent. If you haven't smelled this then at least give it a try.

Nov
13
2013
Castor
Castor

Chanel went mainstream? Smells like it, however, with a touch of class based on quality. It does remind me of Bvlgari Man and Guerlain pour Homme, which, as a matter of fact, I have the feeling were inspired in Issey Miyake's classic. There are no aquatic notes in Blue, but a creamy citric feeling to the nose in the top notes that morph into woody / musky mid and base notes.

I have the impression Blue is the by product of nose's efforts to cope with a Brave New World in perfume making, or better still - "doing what we can with synthetics". Compared to classics dating from the 1970's these ones smell odd. Interestingly enough, I cannot say why: maybe the longevity, maybe its sillage, maybe notes that are analogous to what you might find in nature, but per se do not exist.

There are citric notes, yes, but far from fresh lemons, oranges, tangerines, lime or bergamot. Not the lemon kind of smell as in cleaning products, nor the lemon essence oils produced by the extrusion of lemon peels. There are some spices (nutmeg, as the pyramid tells us) but I can't give an account on that. Sandalwood? Yes, I get it more on the vein of Polisantol than Mysore's. What about vetiver? Yes, the Vetiverol kind of vetiver rather than the rooty one from Vetiveria Zizanoides. Flowers? No. Ginger? Check. The rest of the elements? Sorry, I don't know. Complex in terms of layers rather than complex in terms of a flux, the way blends blended with natural oils felt like.

Don't get me wrong, it is a very nice scent, safe, generic, it will sure bring compliments but this is way far from compelling. Is still like it.

Off topic: since I am marketer with some experience in advertising, I cannot resist to say I despise the advertising campaign under it was launched, for it befalls the proposal - the person depicted does not correspond to the image I get from the blend, a well groomed man in his mid 40's working for a law, accounting or financial firm. In other words, the blend does not play against the rules, as the ads mentions. Even Polge said it himself when he mentioned he was inspired by executives on airplanes.

Fragrances are blended after a brief. Ads are developed after a brief too. I guess the creative directors working for the Advertising Agency hired by Chanel did not have the chance of reading the Brief given to Mr. Polge before submitting their ideas.

It shows.

Nov
13
2013
Layzie
Layzie

Mmmmm....Bleu de Chanel provides a fresh and slightly sweet citrusy burst upon initial spray. As the citrus notes settle, a nice creaminess becomes apparent. Everything is blended very well; it's a bit woody but also kind of sweet and floral. Additionally, there's a powdery quality to it that makes you feel clean.

Many have provided bad reviews because they feel this cologne doesn't stand out, yet when I talk to the sales associates at Perfumania and other stores that don't carry Bleu de Chanel, they always tell me that it's the only fragrance they can't substitute with a similar one. It's unique. Women of all ages and backgrounds always recommend this fragrance to me when I'm browsing. They find it masculine and intriguing. A few of my lady friends tell me that it's one of the few fragrances that makes them want to come back to smell again and again.

Ironically, even with all the recommendations, I was still reluctant to purchase. Even with the excellent longevity and projection, I fell into that same category of "Yeah, it's nice." as I shrugged my shoulders and nodded my head. Something that seemed unremarkable is now a beautifully orchestrated symphony of a fragrance. Thank you, flowers-in-the-springtime and yuugainotenshi, for putting me back on Blue de Chanel!

Nov
09
2013
roll4fun
roll4fun

I finally broke down and bought a 50ml bottle after perusing my "effusive" test notes from several weeks earlier that read "smells good and lasts a long time."
My initial impressions rang true, likeability was more in the "glad to wear sometimes" vs being an all star or starter in my personal lineup.
I very much got the grapefruit/lemon notes on initial spray, although strong, never coarse, or sharp. After an hour or so, I sensed the ginger, and some sandalwood notes asserting themselves more, with the citrus notes fading, but never completely disappearing.Scent remained on skin for 5 hours solid,(pretty good for me) with at least arm length projection for first 2 hours. (By then, shower time.)

The 50ml bottle is about the most ergonomic-friendly I've encountered- very easy to grab a hold of, packs well in bag. Magnetic cap makes replacing a piece of cake. As a FYI item: The newer batch numbers are presently printed on the back side of the box(mid-level), and on the upper back of the bottle. I question placing "BdC" in the woody aromatic group, seems more like a citrus aromatic.(albeit, one with stronger projection/longevity than many.) Still one that I'd use in all but the most formal of occasions.

Nov
07
2013
Landonbeckham
Landonbeckham

Funny how all the ignorant people hate on anything that's the best.... It's #1 for a reason people. This isn't a website to try to act like a failed comedian with lame sarcastic remarks about fragrance. Honest opinions are respected.....

Stay thirsty my friends

Nov
05
2013
daviduccio79
daviduccio79

Great fragrance, for everyday, for everyone.

Nov
04
2013
kellzparker
kellzparker

It's a great quality fragrance,becoming more and more popular and unique imo,you can't fail wearing this!

Nov
01
2013
ed
ed

I enjoy wearing Bleu. Is it getting more 'likes' than 'loves' because members prefer something a little more unique?

Nov
01
2013
craniumbash
craniumbash

I agree with Isobutyl, I get a clear smell of a dish washing agent in it. That liquid washing product, it's called Vim here, and it is loud in this fragrance and the other notes are unable to mask it.

Nov
01
2013
popescuionut100
popescuionut100

"Oh it's not so special","not unique","generic" bla bla bla,but nobody says it's similar to this or that!
It's a great quality fragrance,becoming more and more popular,you can't fail wearing this anytime,anywhere,it is versatile,fresh,longlasting,seductive and manly.
Think about the fact that so many smell like One million and the whole other fragrances copied..sorry "inspired" by One million's huge success:Spice bomb,YSl-L'Homme,C H-212 Vip men and so many others!

Oct
31
2013
Rajasekar
Rajasekar

Good Fragrance but the sillage is the doubt as my frinds cant smell much of it..seems to be a very mild sillage..Spend a 8000INR for this and don see any credits..

Longevity on me Good
Very Bad sillage

Oct
30
2013
marioslg3
marioslg3

slowly slowly this became the second most popular perfume in fragrantica.....and every one wonders why...well, this is because is it one of the best generic scents...nothing new, nothing that hasn't been done in the past but not in this particular way. it reminds hundreds of other perfumes but has is uniqueness. it is the most unigue generic scent. it was released by chanel and the quality of ingredients take the perfume to the top of its category.
Personally, i dont like that much this type of colognes but i like blue. it has something attractive which maybe is the fact that we smelled it before. In my country, it is not so popular as million is. Million is used like a toilette paper, almost by every man between 20 and 40. What gives bleu its edge is the combination of citrus, spices, resins and incense. The last is not used in citrus perfumes that much. the uniqueness comes from this, citrus, resins and incense. i would say is a safe perfume with good lasting power....

Oct
28
2013
genesis1501
genesis1501

I accidentally bought this fragrance 2 years ago and I still have it (I meant to buy Chanel Allure Homme which is a waaaaay better fragrance than this one imo except for its longevity).

The top notes really turn me off. I get this very sharp mandarin combined with a woody smell.

The sharpness and wood fades away after a while and I get fresh sliced mandarin which imo doesn't smell bad, but the scent overall is very generic.

Surprisingly this fragrance lasts very long on my skin, about 21 hours. Which is the only thing I like about this fragrance. I guess it's just not my thing.

I wouldn't buy this again and to everyone who is looking for a unique scent, I don't recommend this. Then again, it's just my opinion, so test first.

Sillage: 7/10
Scent: 7/10
Longevity: 9/10
Uniqueness: 3/10

Oct
27
2013
Houdini4
Houdini4

So I finally got a sample vial of this when I bought allure Homme sport eau extreme.
Citrus with nutmeg, ginger and incense (allegedly) like I say I've tried this before but couldn't remember what it was like but figured it was mediocre in that case.
It is a ringer for Davidoff silver shadow altitude a fragrance I have and enjoy but yet again Chanel seem a little bit more refined, the spice seems a little heavier and all round it seems to evolve and change slightly just as it bares a resemblance.
Just sprayed the Davidoff on my other arm and it is much sweeter less sophisticated than bleu de Chanel which is drier and spicier.
It's a classy smell anyway...no wonder it's popular. Allure is the better juice for me though but if you're wearing this you might not be original but at least you're going to smell extremely good.

Oct
24
2013
Asad K
Asad K

Bleu de chanel . Was excited alot about this but when i went to the store and smelled this , it was'nt THAT good but yea it wz fine. Not at all worthy for the price tag on it . It is good for nights at beach or dinner , nothing special .
6/10

Oct
24
2013
Asad K
Asad K

Bleu de chanel . Was excited alot about this but when i went to the store and smelled this , it was'nt THAT good but yea it wz fine. Not at all worthy for the price tag on it . It is good for nights at beach or dinner , nothing special .
6/10

Oct
24
2013
jinty05
jinty05

Nothing very unique about this fragrance.

Having owned Chanel edition blanche many times before, I received Chanel Bleu as a gift from friends assuming I would like it.
The reason I don't particularly enjoy this fragrance is because I feel there is something generic about it, I don't feel there is anything that really makes this fragrance pop.
I still wear it on occasion when I'm going out with friends or family for a meal as it's not very strong on my skin and doesn't overpower in social settings, one thing I like about it.
Try before you buy :)

Oct
20
2013
federfigo5
federfigo5

Nothing special, it's just a mainstream fragrance with a blast of citrus in the opening that turns into sandalwood and a bit of smokiness in the drydown. You could totally blind buy because almost everyone would like it (but maybe it's supposed to be like this).

Oct
20
2013
34THN13
34THN13

Love or Hate... Bleu de Chanel very good scent for me. Projection is really good. This fragrance notes wonderful combination.. But now popular by the victim.. Bleu de Chanel main theme Lemon,Incense and sandalwood. I don't get smell ginger, vetiver and cedar notes.. But girls and womans love this stuff. Sillage is amazing. People gets smell 10 meters away. I have a lot of fragrance but most compliments for this stuff Bleu de Chanel.. Sometimes I say this is so cheap fragrance sometimes I say this is very good fragrance.. Bleu de Chanel really love or hate fragrance.. Bottle is so good I like magnet cap. Chanel magnet cap send a message for us ? I think this is woman magnet :) This stuff so fresh, elegant, manly, and gentleman scent. Chanel Platinum Egoist to soapy and pure but Bleu de Chanel better than Platinum Egoiste and Chanel Allure Sport. Waerable all seasons. Bleu de Chanel always moving in a straight line but not bad. When u wear this scent most compliments of circle ;) But now so popular.. Finally I love this fragrance when I wear Bleu de Chanel I feel so happy. This is really love or hate fragrance. Maybe u like Chanel Allure or Allure Sport or Platinum but I like Bleu de Chanel because qualified... Longevity 5 hours on my skin and 9+ hours on my clothes.

Projection: 9/10
Longevity: 10/10
Sillage: 10/10

Oct
19
2013
devynm
devynm

No bad, last long, good with projection, but really, if you think of a basic smelling men's fragrance, this would be one that would come to mind. It smells like something people would wear too much of. Its not "bad" but after testing I would not buy it.

Oct
15
2013
maio2012
maio2012

In my skin, the drydown is like a diluted version of Van Cleef Tsar.
Good, but nothing special.

Oct
14
2013
ed
ed

Pleasant fragrance, but not too exciting. It's difficult to imagine that anyone could dislike it. Good choice for the office.

Update. I actually really enjoyed wearing this. Although I didn't think 'wow' at the first sniff, it ended up smelling really good on me and a couple of people commented how nice I smelled.

Oct
12
2013
So
So

Perhaps it is a perfume for mature people. I read part of the reviews, trying to find out if any woman actually WEARS this perfume. And I found out that 'wonderlife's mother does :-). And I'm glad. I bought this for my husband and I ended up wearing it myself - because it reminds me of my dad, when he was waking me up, in the mornings, to get me to kindergarden, because it is so clean and crisp :-), because I became obsessed with it and I want to feel it everywhere, everytime and if my husband won't wear it, then I'll wear it myself :-).

Oct
10
2013
vdog
vdog

Dear "Scotty201": 15 year old schoolgirls think a 28 year old guy IS an old man! So yea, maybe you SHOULD lay off this stuff for when you can appreciate it in your retirement years, say, in your 30s. cheers :)

Oct
06
2013
nnh
nnh

very good

Oct
06
2013
Jay2010
Jay2010

I bought this from Macy's a few months back, i didn't even ask to smell it, because of all the hype surrounding it, which i learned was a dumb thing to do. I brought this home, took a shower, and applied 2 sprays, and it reminded of an old man fragrance, much like Old Spice, i immediately returned it. This is a disgusting cologne, most definitely for the older crowd, very heavy, strong, and dull, do not fall for the hype, Bleu De Chanel is just awful, unless you're 35+ and wants to smell like an old man. This is NOT a compliment getter from the young ladies, if any, they'll be senior citizens.

Oct
06
2013
Juiceman 0331
Juiceman 0331

This is the cologne I wear if I go out during special nights here in the tropical weather of the Philippines. I'm talking about going out with my special lady, the only lady that I only want to impress, my very lovely wife.
Perfect for special summer/tropical nights with your special someone. I gave this a rating of "10" because this colognes purpose for me is to make me feel more confident when my wife is clutching my arm while we walk to that special occasion on a tropical weather at night. To me the meaning of a special occasion is taking my wife out for a dinner.
Buy this one guys and your special someone will definitely enjoy your scent and your night out.
This is a masterpiece cologne in own opinion and my confidence booster. It makes me feel special inside. This one is in par with my Chanel Allure Sport Edition Blanche and Chanel Allure Sport Extreme.

My overall rating is 10/10

Oct
03
2013
peake1
peake1

The top notes of this sparkling grapefruit/ginger juice by Chanel will turn heads as you walk by! The vetiver/cedar basenotes created by Polge will give you a happy sunny glow that will make others smile. A "Versatile People Pleaser" that will compete with the best niche scent for your attention!
Scent ~ 9
Sillage ~ 8
Longevity ~ 6
Q. If this Chanel is so generic why are there so few smell alikes?

Oct
01
2013
Marcos Oliveira
Marcos Oliveira

Chanel é o "mundo" ...Bleu de Chanel é uma atmosfera viciante e versatil desse mundo , que as mulheres amam sentir em um belo Homem.enfim Bleu (Azul) tem toques verdes,aquaticos e amadeirado afim de conquistar um público exigente em qualidade...fixa bem e projeta de forma interessante,permitindo um rastro sútil e impactante, Bleu de Chanel era esperado como o perfume da decada ,a Chanel não alcançou tal façanha , porém atingiu o sucesso por aqui no Brazil.

Sep
29
2013
kikivsdiablo
kikivsdiablo

Wow!!! This is the one. Never thought it would easy when changing a new scent. Aquatic for life. But bleu de chanel was so seducing. Begin with grapefruit n ginger and woodsy smell when dry. Projection moderate and can lasted 6 - 8 hrs on me. Stay clean while sweats. So i feel convenient when doing office tasks or outdoor activities. I can rate 9/10. The con is pricey but worth every single $.

Sep
29
2013
taskalizer
taskalizer

This could replace your own sweat..beautiful

Sep
28
2013
colognefan85
colognefan85

Opening: Mellow and natural grapefruit, followed by a hint of musky incense. Its adds a sharpness to the freshness. Short lived opening, but well done.

Dry Down: Ginger starts to flow thru with a mint that fuses nice on top of a woody base. The mint has a cooling effect to my nose, not over bearing but its there. Long lived dry down.

Projection: Moderate, leaves a scent trail. Gets noticed at times.

Longevity: Seems to last all day. Doesn't stay strong but it lasts.

Overall: This reminds me a bit of CK Euphoria with a sweet tone on the top. " the ginger and mint". The woody base reminded me of Ck, and was even asked by someone who's into frags if I was wearing that. So there are similarities. I dont agree with people who say this is boring or generic, because it has its own character like I said with the Mint.

Purchase ? Yes, its a great work scent and overall versatile. Simply smells good!

Sep
25
2013
samatl74
samatl74

A simplistic classy fragrance that will please most noses. Not complicated but just good smellin' juice. It's blue....it's Chanel...it's bleu de Chanel! A good starter frag for those getting into fragrances other than Cool Water or Aqua Di Geo.

Sep
16
2013
daviduccio79
daviduccio79

Simply a perfect fragrance. Probably my all times favourite.

Sep
15
2013
andronicos
andronicos

It doesn't smell like a perfume. It smells like a phase ,a drydown to be more specific, of a perfume.

Sep
15
2013
galoguiu
galoguiu

Simply great!!
Easy to please women. I get many compliments. Worth a try BLEU.
Fantastic!!!!!

Sep
14
2013
tarekh020
tarekh020

It's expensive but worth it. fresh ,clean, elegant scent
But they spoiled it by re-formulating it ,stay away from any re-formulated scent ,cause it loses the originality ,longevity and sillage
8/10

Sep
07
2013
markart123
markart123

I love chanel fragrances, especially their allure line. Blue de Chanel sadly does not do it for me. I purchased a 1.7oz bottle about a month ago and have been using it pretty often to get a feel for it.

When others here say it has a generic smell, I understand what they mean. To elaborate on generic, bleu de chanel kind of has a traditional 80's cologne feel updated with a sweet aquatic in the mix. Think original lacoste, cool water, or brut, sweetened to give it a more contemporary vibe. Sadly, it sometimes gives me a weak version of that barber shop feel like Tabac original.

I'm not implying that it is a bad fragrance at all. It does have a good smell to it, but nothing special.

Sep
06
2013
taskalizer
taskalizer

This is the new generation's Cool Water.

Sep
06
2013
Marciu
Marciu

I definitely agree with what I said before. It's very versatile, but fits better for spring/summer, eventually fall, for daily use. It lacks that something that I could classify it as a night out scent.

I compared it with Allure Homme Edition Blanche - and - yes, they have some similarities. I guess it's that citrusy-creamy-woody feeling, although Bleu is more woody and Blanche is more creamy.

Sep
04
2013
frog23
frog23

Wow, this is reeeealllly weak on my skin. My wife had a hard time smelling it after 3 sprays. It was literally gone from my wrist is an hour. I was looking forward to it because I love the smell. Great office summer scent. But I forgot about it after 3 hours.

Sep
04
2013
jliu92
jliu92

i do like using this during summer, however it is definitely not a "buy again" fragrance. I'd rather return to Bvlgari Aqua, which i have repurchased. The Chanel isn't bad, but it's not spectacular.

Sep
02
2013
ltj559
ltj559

This one is a bit of a mixed bag. Those that say it smells generic are not too off the mark. On the surface its a very linear and familiar aquatic. However it contains a unique watermelon/citrus top note that makes it stand out among the crowd.

My final verdict is that if you already own a few aquatics it would be hard to justify purchasing this too. However if you are new to the fragrance world and looking to make a collection, this would be a decent place to start.

Sep
01
2013
Spartaco
Spartaco

This scent is not at all generic and does not look like no one else, is unique and great woody. I think it is more generic the sweet dry down of Terre d'Hermes.

Aug
31
2013
bonacosta30
bonacosta30

Just want to tell that if it is a "mass fragrance", that doesn t mean that every one who love it are idiot, that mean that the designer made a great fragrance, that its product is liked by many, so he/she succed inhis job. I don't know a compagny that doesn't want succes in what they doing...

Aug
31
2013
iffyirfan
iffyirfan

Amazing fragrance

Aug
29
2013
Juliano Vitali Alves
Juliano Vitali Alves

That perfume is exactly what I was looking for to work. Not exotic, modern, well balanced and discret. The sillage is moderate and the scent lasts 8+ hours (longevity). People will note you (people near you). Here, in Brasil, it is not very known yet and I like that. I think it is a very good fragance for a discrete man that just want to smell good using something new. I recomend.

Aug
29
2013
Marciu
Marciu

To people saying Bleu is unique: well, it's not. At least not to my nose. It reminds me quite a lot of pre-reformulated version of Dior Homme Sport(the one from 2008) plus woody notes plus incense and maybe some nutmeg. Ergo - all in all maybe it's a first Chanel smelling like that, but not the first men fragrance smelling like that. And yes - it's not so long lasting perfume like some of you say. Actually, Bleu and current version of Platinum Egoiste are the shortest lasting Chanel men frags I've met.

However, it intrigues me still. It makes me still wanna test it more and more, and probably I'll buy it soon.

Some of you say - it has to be good because it's Chanel - I totally disagree with this way of thinking.

Aug
28
2013
tophcam
tophcam

It smells like an isolated grapefruit and mint cocktail. Very cold, very mysterious, HEAVY sillage, and it lasts forever on the skin. The bottle is chic, modern, and completely in sync with the feel of the fragrance. The magnetic cap is a modern twist on an otherwise classic bottle trend for Chanel. This is really unlike anything I've personally smelled, and it's a nice little bit of madness to mix up my usual sweet-woody fragrance habits.

Aug
28
2013
christianne1
christianne1

It is Chanel. It is popular. It is supposed to be popular. Because it smells good. It smells like Chanel. So, why knock it for being mainstream and popular? That was the goal. Fragrance fanatics sometimes lose sight of the fact that sometimes people just want to simply smell good. Nothing to think about, nothing to decipher, nothing to discuss in great detail.

I like unique and odd fragrances myself. But I also like "normal" stuff, too. Like Bleu. It is a very well done "normal" also. And it has a kick ass magnetic cap. Some of us really enjoy that stuff. To me, it smells like a male version of Mademoiselle.

Women like this kind of smell on a man. We don't necessarily always enjoy the smell of tobacco, leather, chypre, oakmoss and compost all the time. Or Oud. Doesn't mean we don't like it sometimes...but other times we just want a man to smell like this.

Aug
27
2013
PaperDream
PaperDream

Personally I think it's quite nice.Woodsy but floral to make it soft.Not very strong though.
3/5

Aug
27
2013
PaperDream
PaperDream

Personally I think it's quite nice.Woodsy but floral to make it soft.Not very strong though.
3/5

Aug
27
2013
jotalopez
jotalopez

I totally agree with nopasho. Chanel's Bleu was launched with great fanfare but that's it. To be honest, I don't get all the hype behind this stuff. IMO, Bleu is nothing but a failed attempt to give new impetus to Chanel fragrances. This fragrance is by far one of the most synthetic, powdery and boring scents out there, quite reminiscent of Calvin Klein's Thruth or Azzaro Chrome, although Chrome is way better than Bleu. It seems as if the famous Chanel's nose Jacques Polge, who created masterpieces like Egoiste, Antaeus, Allure and Chance, has lost his nose. However, those who like generic, citrus and discreet smells would be delighted with this stuff.

Aug
25
2013
guest_
guest_

I totally agree with nopasho. Chanel's Bleu was launched with great fanfare but that's it. I don't understand the hype behind this stuff. IMO, Bleu is nothing but a failed attempt to give new impetus to Chanel fragrances. This fragrance is by far one of the most synthetic, powdery and boring scents out there, quite reminiscent of Calvin Klein's Thruth or Azzaro Chrome, although Chrome is way better than Bleu. It seems as if the famous Chanel's nose Jacques Polge, who created masterpieces like Egoiste, Antaeus, Allure and Chance, has lost his nose. However, those who like generic, citrus and discreet smells would be delighted with this stuff.

Aug
24
2013
hogan00
hogan00

Chanel Bleu is a pretty good fragrance. it definitely smells unique. smells like a heavy peppermint with some florals on my skin.

longevity is good, but projection is a little weak. probably want to spray on your clothes for better results.

3/5 stars

Aug
19
2013
LookOut
LookOut

Chanel classifies this as a woody aromatic, but it's more like a spicy citrus (on a woody base). A citrus you can wear all year round, which I believe is quite rare. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong :)

When you spray it on, you get hit hard by the grapefruit and lemon. After a while the other notes come out to play, but the citrusy vibe stays dominant throughout. I'm not 100% sure of those other notes that I'm getting, but I THINK it's incense, ginger and pink pepper, with the sandelwood as a base.

To me this is an office scent mostly, but it's perfectly fine to be used for casual wear as well.

People might say it's generic, but I prefer it over other popular citruses I've tried (Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche and Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey). But maybe I just have to give those another try on my skin. However, it's funny how everyone keeps saying it's boring and generic, and yet it's one of the few perfumes where the "this reminds me of ..." section is empty ;)

Aug
19
2013
parfumfetiche
parfumfetiche

It may smell generic on paper with the citruses and grapefruit. I thought the same too when I first sniffed it on paper. You’ll have to try it on your skin to see how other notes come out to play. I get citruses, grapefruit, incense, ginger and vetiver at the opening. Citruses only last for a short while. As it dries down, I get mostly grapefruit and incense. I’m sure there’s a lot more going on there but I just don’t have a trained nose to be able to dissect them all. Fairly complex and well-blended. Quite linear too. Moderate projection and good longevity on my skin. One thing I have to point out is that it’s very versatile. It’s fresh enough (grapefruit) for day use and dark enough (incense) for night use. I can see that this can easily be someone’s signature scent. It’s currently my go-to scent for day/warm weather. Generic maybe but it has mass appeal and quality. What’s not to like about it? Overall feel I get from this is fresh and dark at the same time. The scent gets 4 out of 5 from me. I like it!

Aug
16
2013
spartan
spartan

What"s with all the you either Love it or Hate, it's A safe scent crap. It's CHANEL and It's A Great Scent Period. Go out and buy A bottle, Women LOVE this stuff.

Aug
15
2013
bonacosta30
bonacosta30

All right, here is my first review according to the rating systeme i choose to use. Overall, i think that it is a great scent, smell good, good projection, good longivity and very safe to use. In fact, i think that you can use it anytime, anywhere at any season. I describe it as a " filler", one that i use when i don t know what to wear, it can be a second choice for anything, or a great office/ casual fragrance. I always received a lot of compliment when i wear it, from girls of every age. Yes, women love Bleu de Chanel! A good choice, a safe choice for dating a women. I smell it often in night club around here too. A must have in every collection IMO. A little bit expensive, as every chanel product, but worth the $$$.

Smell: 9/10. Lot of compliments, i dont think anyone can say that he/she dislike.
Longevity: 4/5. Last for about 8 hours on me, sometime a little more.
Projection: 4/5. People notice it and compliment that you smell good.
Versatility: 5/5. Can be used anytime, every season, every occasion. Up to now, this fragrance is the most versatile that i know.
Overall score: 22/25. A good fragrance, very safe to blind buy or for a gift. It can match about anyone taste.

Aug
15
2013
Yasir Shahbaz
Yasir Shahbaz

I got it on my birthday as a gift from my wife. It really smelled great and i am a big fan of this frag now. for people who say it' generic. well! they are wrong. a casual sniffer at a frag counter doesn't make you jump to conclusion that this frag is generic and resembles in its nature with a lot of frags out there. it is too refreshing and pleases me every time i wear it. a great smell with longevity upto 9-10 hours. and after half an hour or so it stays close to the skin. which means it is entrapped in your shirt. considering the name that chanel offers, i expected it to last for atleast 12 hours, yet i adore this stuff. happened to had a sniff at DHI and D&G The one, and i favoured this one. well yes! next time i go there, i ll prefer to wear the scents for a day to analyse if those classics stand out for their reputation. This frag stands out for its name.

Aug
08
2013
pbpayroll7
pbpayroll7

This fragrance is very light and I think it's appropriate for day and night. I get compliments on it every time I wear it. I keep looking for something new but can't find anything that compares.

Aug
02
2013
sagranha
sagranha

nice but nothing crazy about it :D

Jul
31
2013
NBguy58
NBguy58

I bought this fragrance based on reviews and since it was Chanel i expected something really good.A lot of people describe this one as generic and boring and i knda see where's that coming from. It's just a citrusy based scent with a woody drydown. But there's nothing wrong in being generic or safe. In fact Bleu de Chanel is a well made fragrance and a high quality product. The scent itself is fresh but at the same time dark and mysterious. The ginger note along with the incense make BdC an incredibly sexy and comforting fragrance.Almost intoxicating.Also BdC is very versatile as well. You can wear it any time at any place. And here is where the good things end. The biggest problem i face with fragrances is that they do not project on me. And Bleu de Chanel is not an exception. I apply 4-5 srays and i can only detect it for the first 20 maybe 30 minutes(i'm pretty sure that its authentic/real so there are no doubts about being fake).I'm not saying that it doesn't last it just dies close to the skin. Longevity is average on me.I get a nice 5-6 hours which is good for me.Generally a great fragrance but try before you buy.
Scent:8/10
Longevity:7/10
Projection/Sillage:3/10 (the same thing happens on me with fragrances like Joop Homme! and La Nuit de L'Homme)

Jul
28
2013
smaran.kapoor
smaran.kapoor

Well,according to me this is a love or hate fragrances.There is a cloying spice not that is very unbearable and unpleasant to my nose.I had bought 5 oz based on reviews and now I am disappointed.
Sillage - 9
Longevity - 9
Scent-5
DO NOT BLIND BUY.

Jul
26
2013
PolloLoco21
PolloLoco21

One of best colognes I have, many people give it a lot of hate because a lot of people have it, but you really can't blame them, it really is a must have fragrance, it really is that good, that you can't have a cologne collection without Bleu de Chanel 9.5410

Jul
22
2013
PolloLoco21
PolloLoco21

One of best colognes I have, many people give it a lot of hate because a lot of people have it, but you really can't blame them, it really is a must have fragrance, it really is that good, that you can't have a cologne collection without Bleu de Chanel 9.5410

Jul
22
2013
kambelz
kambelz

My most complimented fragrance of all time. I get a compliment almost every time I wear it. It is an aquatic, but in my opinion, a very unique aquatic. The opening is a very nice fresh almost shampoo-like grapefruit, which is paired with the general aquatic smell. The mid is where I get some creaminess from the sandalwood, which is nice. The dry down is great. I get some sweet spices (almost resembling cinnamon), along with some sweeter incense and vetiver. I think I could tell if someone was wearing it in just a second, because it does have a very unique smell to it, for being an aquatic. Great fragrance. Very pleasing to the nose, and women love it. You can always trust Chanel to make a solid release every time.

Jul
21
2013
ION
ION

@taskalizer
I remember "Captain by Molyneux" smelled like this one but "Blue" reminds a whole list of other perfumes in an abstract way. The after shave smells kind of nice. The EDT is very banale in my opinion.

Jul
20
2013
apierce1991
apierce1991

Meh.

That is the only reaction I have ever had to this scent, and I have given it at least 3 tries. I do really like the mint in the mid notes, but I can't get past the top notes.

It definitely doesn't live up to all the hype, but then again, I am not a fan of a lot of the "classics" like ADG and Fahrenheit.

Jul
20
2013
taskalizer
taskalizer

To people who say this scent is too generic, can you tell us what other scent it reminds you of?

Jul
19
2013
ShiseidoTactics
ShiseidoTactics

Before writing this review, I read some other on the net, there was a unanimous decision, as I expected, even so, I consider a gem of art is creating Chanel.

I am a fan of fragrances, but an amateur even technically describe each feature of a fragrance, so it'll do extra human effort to explain my experience with this gem (which it is).

Bleu de Chanel, begins with a citrus note (but I can not tell which specifies only citrus notes generally) and strong synthetic lavender. The first impression, inevitably you back to Allure Homme, but only briefly (especially for those who were expecting a continuation of Allure Homme). In my opinion, we see certain warmth.

Here comes a particular feature I noticed: after a while, when they start middle notes has become effective, reminds me of the smell of leather fragrances containing some leather (but not leather Bleu).

Only, when the application is starting to sprout woody notes containing the same: sandalwood, vetiver, patchouli cedar ... not annoying, is placed in a somewhat shy.

The bottle can not be more sophisticated and elegant. Use the same straight lines used in the bottle of Allure Homme. The color is intriguing, is neither black, nor blue, explained by one of the reviews I read: "using a glass almost gray blue hue which raises a puzzling image that defines itself as a concept too blue for be black and too black to be blue, the border between classical and urban night. "

I'd say it's a fragrance marketed for over 25 years, but that may just be for children under 40, not if I explain, I do not consider a fragrance is as old, as for "old people" in fact one of the criticisms I read negative is that it was like a "cocktail" of popular fragrances over the years.

That itself is not recommended as warm climates (hence made the comment cool evenings), and if they will use in office, avoid applying it so profusely.

In my opinion, it is a fragrance that can generate highly romantic and nostalgic moments, a cool evening. And it really is extremely refined. I strongly agree with this fragrance, not as outgoing, incense adds a mystical touch to it.

I hope I used the correct terms, and have managed to express what you really feel about this wonder, not coincidentally won the 2011 FiFi Award.

Jul
19
2013
grdowntown2020
grdowntown2020

On me, it's just too much. Too heavy and overpowering even in the smallest amounts. I gave my bottle to friend.

Jul
17
2013
kingkhan
kingkhan

good ol' Bleu De Chanel. I remember when I first got this fragrance as a gift. A victim of it's own popularity just like Acqua Di Gio, 1 million, etc. although this scent gets a lot of hate I am rather fond of it. I enjoy this scent so much that it's my signature . Compliments every time i wear this! Also projection and longevity are fairly good I get at least 8-10 hours each wearing with a cloud of sillage around me. Overall Bleu is a rather simplistic scent but I believe that it has some complexity to it. Is it trying to be spicy with that pink pepper? is it trying to be a citrus with that beautiful grape fruit accord in the beginning? point is that this scent has a bit of complexity to it. I believe that the complexity of this fragrance is actually the simplicity of it. Makes you wonder huh? however I believe that Bleu is a great all season scent that won't let the crowd down. I will continue to love it until I can't anymore. Btw sorry if there are spelling errors my keyboard needs to be fixed -.- However that's my opinion on Bleu, what's yours?

Jul
17
2013
fhr
fhr

I am a fan of this fragrance. Re-purchased after a year pause as did not found major competitor that time. Classy and quality fragrance not over-sofisticated but always confident and can trust in that. Very important: did not get bored in it after long run everyday usage what came out in other cases, so no over-wear effect. Nice longevity an projection. Basenote is not such soapy like at Egoiste Patinum, which is also a great plus for me. Longevity as good as Allure Homme Sport and better than at Allure Homme Edition Blanche or Allure Homme Sport Cologne, Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme. It is a real all-rounder, office,weekend, afternoon,suit or jeans, same well-being feeling.

Jul
15
2013
muffinman
muffinman

Generic aquatic opening, reminds me of Azzaro chrome. Then after a while the scent has a very manly dry-down. Lasts about 6h. Not gonna blow your mind, just a safe office scent.

Jul
14
2013
amirabbas
amirabbas

I've heard a lot about this one and I gave it a try. Like other Chanel perfumes it is high quality fragrance. The opening note is not sharp like many other fragrances. It is smooth and blend very well with the skin. I cannot say with scent is more prominent inside it. Just in middle note the lemon scent sometimes stand out.
It’s a lovable fragrance and it has pleasing scent but I was expecting more. I was searching to find something special inside this one but on my skin it's quite linear.
As I said it’s very interesting scent but because of its linearity is to same extend boring (at least for me).
Sillage is moderate and longevity is very good (9 hours on my skin)

در مورد این عطر زیاد شنیده بودم برای همین تستش کردم. مثل بقیه عطرهای شنل کیفیت بالایی داره. بوی نرمی داره و خیلی سریع هم با پوست ادغام میشه. مثل خیلی از عطرهای دیگه با یک رایحه تند شروع نمیشه و از همون اول ملایم هست. نمی تونم بگم چه بوهایی توش غالب هست و تنها در نت میانی هست که بعضی وقت ها بوی لیمو متمایز میشه و راحت می تونید تشخیصش بدید
بوی خیلی شیکی داره ولی توقعم از عطری از شنل اون هم با این قیمت بیشتر بود. من توی این عطر دنبال یه رایحه خاص می گشتم که نبود. روی پوست من هم خیلی خطی به نظر میرسه و بوهاش تغییر نمی کنه.
همونطور که گفتم بوی خیلی جذابی داره ولی به همون نسبت هم خسته کننده هست برام چون در طول زمان رایحه اش خیلی تغییر نمی کنه البته حداقل روی پوست من اینطور بود

پخش بوی متوسطی داره و موندگاریش خیلی خوبه و حدود 9 ساعتی روی پوست من باقی موند

Jul
13
2013
sexyboi123
sexyboi123

It's nice, but i feel it lacks something 'special'. It's very versatile and lasts a long time. Projection is moderate. I think it's a good cologne to have for any occasion. You can have it as a signature scent or just as a scent to wear when you're unsure what to wear.
8.5/10

Jul
11
2013
Brahmsfourth
Brahmsfourth

This smells a little like Lagerfeld Photo when first applied, but then it dries down to a very sophisticated aroma. The patchouli and incense stand out subtly, but gorgeously. It projects well and lasts a long time. Chanel does it again.

Jul
10
2013
WRS67
WRS67

When I tested this in the store, I immediately loved it. But when I tried it at home, I felt like I'd fallen into a vat of the stuff. It's very pungent and it bothered my nose a bit after a while. This frag has a somewhat spicy side, and I think I'd be more likely to wear it in fall or winter.

Jul
10
2013
dmirror
dmirror

Fellas do yourself a favor and buy this fragrance you will not be disappointed women like this fragrance 9 out of 10 of them that's at least here in chicago it's a nice year round type fragrance but better during summer and warm weather months but any how this scent gets women attention my woman loves it and my fellow female co workers always ask what am I wearing I did another review because I just read some of the bad ones these guys posted on here they make the fragrance seems as if it stinks or something not the case its fresh clean and exciting 9/10 I've gotten plenty of compliments wearing it

Jul
09
2013
jude1321
jude1321

I will never grasp the negative reviews behind this scent. it has been continually bashed on message boards. i love it. yes, it is very fresh, blue, and simple. but it smells amazing. I agree it is not the most complicated scent out there and is quite linear, but it smells so good. summer scents anyways are not supposed to be all that complex. fall and winter are for complex scents.

Jul
09
2013
zhuyhit
zhuyhit

I dont think this is anything good....boring....just like any perfume on the market, not special at all.....dont take it seriously

Jul
03
2013
meama
meama

132) Generic Blues
Well for the description, I'll make it simple: a citrus opening of sparkling lemon and grapefruit, not disturbing exept it quickly drowned in a soup of lavender mint and woody, sinking into the worst meandering of mass-market shaving foam perfume. The quality of raw materials may be above average, but to serve such a mediocre fern, it is nothing more.
You'd smell a composition straight out of an automatic generator of mainstream perfume to please to a maximum of men on earth.
The day when such a machine is invented, I think it will unfortunately make something even better.

Bon, pour la description, je vais faire simple : un départ hespéridé de citron et de pamplemousse pétillants, à la limite pas dérangeant s’il ne se noyait pas rapidement dans une soupe de lavande mentholée et boisée sombrant dansle style mousse à raser mass market. La qualité des matières premières est peut-être supérieure à la moyenne, mais au service d’une telle base, elle ne sert plus à grand chose.
On croirait sentir une composition tout droit sortie d’un générateur automatique de parfum grand public devant plaire à un maximum d’hommes sur la terre.
Le jour où une telle machine sera inventée, je pense qu’elle ne fera malheureusement pas moins bien.

Jul
02
2013
yuugainotenshi
yuugainotenshi

I find that with a lot of fresher male fragrances there are always seems to be a sharp metallic note in a citrus dominant fragrance, which is actually not present in Bleu de Chanel. It makes it easier for me to wear because a lot of citrus scents do not work with my skin chemistry. The first hour or so I have to admit that you experience a citrus cocktail that is accented with fresh ginger, which some might be consider generic or boring, but it is pleasant and refreshing on an extremely hot day. The next part of the fragrance is the heart which is my absolute favorite part of the fragrance! The citrus slowly blends into an incense note that is joined by nutmeg, a tiny bit of mint which keeps the fragrance on the fresher side, a soft greener vetiver, and smooth sandalwood. I love this part and it last a good 3-4 hours on my skin. This part of Bleu de Chanel is what I was hoping Jo Malone’s Nutmeg and Ginger would smell like on my skin. Since it almost takes a full day for the perfume to actually hit the dry down it becomes a softer fragrance towards the end. I mostly smell a soft fresh slightly sweet patchouli, a light cedar and a tiny bit of vetiver is still hanging on. The fragrance is quite long lasting.

Bleu de Chanel might not be the most unique fragrance on the market but it composed quite nicely. It is fresh enough for super hot weather, but interesting enough at least on my skin that I will not get bored wearing this all day. What I really like about Bleu de Chanel is the blends in the skin so wonderfully, there is never any sharpness, and the whole composition is smooth and changes throughout the day. Yes it is a little expensive for this type of fragrance, but to me it was worth it.

Overall I am pretty much loving Bleu de Chanel! I am a girl and I find that this is an easy fragrance for me to wear. I pretty much bought this because I thought this would be a great summer scent (after testing it multiple times) and I was right! However, I can not wait to try this in cooler weather to see how it turns out on my skin. Haha I am not even going to let my boyfriend try this one out, because I like it so much on me. Even though so many claim that this smells amazing on men. I think this quite wearable for women too! It was my first full day of wearing this fragrance and this stuff is definitely a crowd pleaser. I had a couple people compliment me saying that I smelled amazing and asked what I was wearing. When I told them the name they were pretty much shocked that I was wearing a “men’s” fragrance, which came off as feminine on my skin. The sillage might seem like its pretty light but I think its stronger than it seems to be, because these people were a few feet away from me before they came up to speak to me. I am more than pleased with my purchase and I encourage women to give this a test on their skin. (^_^)b

Jun
29
2013
genny17
genny17

My husband wears it daily, it is an aromatic masculine spicy scent, elegant, but not too overdone ,easy to wear yet sophisticated, it isn't honestly my favorite amongst my husband' s colognes,because of the incense, but it is a great Chanel, a modern Chanel, with the right mix of the right ingredients, the incense is present so do not overspray, but a couple sprays make it a real nice scent to wear!
It also smells quite unique among a lot of generic masculine fragrances ... I recognize Blue very easily. For men who like true masculine scents, no frills here

Jun
27
2013
b360
b360

this stuff has become very popular so i havent been wearin it much but when i first got it(when it was brand new and unknown)i would get many compliments....its stays strong and if only slightly applied its not overpowering....very different from any other chanel out there tho and if ya put on too much it gets sickening

Jun
27
2013
Marciu
Marciu

OK, my final verdict is: Bleu is decent. Nothing more nor less.

It has wonderful opening, why, on Earth, whole 3 phases don't smell like this? I love ginger and incense, as well as nutmeg. And I have to say this is the first perfume that has them mixed together. The only fruit I feel here is grapefruit, a sweet grapefruit. It mixes quite good with ginger and incense. But when it starts drying down, I feel more and more disappointed. Why? It gets green and woody, more woody than green. Absolutely no incense in the base phase. And in that phase, it sticks close to skin.

Sillage is good for about 4 hours only - it also disappointed me... Longevity is approx. 6 hours with 5 sprays, the more I spray - the more I get. I got max. 10 hours with Bleu once, but it was a skin scent then...

I would say I need an Extreme/Intense version of this. No joke. Yes, a flanker of Bleu is needed.

The bottle itself is quite nice, but the magnetic cap is brilliant.

Is it generic? Well, yes and no. Untill it dries down, it's quite unique mix of spices, incense and grapefruit. When it dries down and after that it's rather a common woody-green kind of scent.

Will I buy it again? Probably yes. I really hope Chanel will make a thicker flanker of it. The scent itself deserves it.

Jun
24
2013
girasolina
girasolina

Chanel as Dante
There is a time for paradise, purgatory, and for the .... hell.
Once upon a time Monsieur Concentrè, then Platinum Blue today
Blue? Black, I see black.
Give drink the Chief Executive Officer and saved Polge from the golden prison

Jun
21
2013
tolgaselcuk
tolgaselcuk

well no doubt ginger citrus based smell is nice, fresh, ok but more is expected from Chanel .. or I can say it is too ok for the brand...
longevity is also weak... maybe should be worn on hotter climates for better longevity & projection..

can say for me the most beautiful thing about this perfume is its bottle...simple yet classy ..I have the 150ml big one & I think it is just perfect..especially the magnet cap is so cool...

I really had higher expectations but like I say just this perfect bottle catches me about Bleu de Chanel..

Jun
21
2013
SDavis93
SDavis93

An amazing fragrance Chanel has taken a safe, generic, standard scent and refined it to perfection. The best way to describe it is 'uniquely original'

It starts with a fresh masculine citurs scent then you get warm ginger and musky dry down it does have this underlying generic smell but its great. a very versatile fragrance can be worn formally, casually anytime, anywhere. its a simple yet sophisticated and elegant scent lasts 6-8 hrs. one of my favorite designer fragrances 9/10

Jun
21
2013
Louis Ramos
Louis Ramos

The funny thing about this fragrance is peoples reaction to it.
One person loves it the other hates it.
On Basenotes this fragrance is rated either 5 stars or 1 star. There is nothing in between.
Those reviews are worthless. They suck. Come on, even if it’s not your cup of tea, it surely isn’t worse than Axe or Playboy is it? Every person awarding this fragrance with less than 3/5 stars should have a nose job.
So how to deal with it?
I noticed that this fragrance has attracted a huge amount of reactions. Both on Fragrantica and on Basenotes. My PC has problems opening it. This means a lot.
To start with, it means a lot of people express here their frustration, simply because they can not afford it. So they bash it based upon the one sniff they were able to get at the counter of a fragrance store.
“I’m so disappointed with Chanel. There are far better in the market.” Jep. Sure.

For me a fragrance is more than just a EDT or EDP. If you want to do it right you need a fragrance line. The same aftershave and Deospray. Otherwise you smell a mix of fragrances.
I haven’t found one single remark on these sites, regarding the fact that from many Colognes there is hardly aftershave available and even less deodorant.
I just wonder if the majority of the reviewers on this sites really own the fragrances or that they just test the samples, or even less, only catch a free sniff at the counters.

Anyway, Bleu de Chanel EDT was the last fragrance I bought this Spring.
After 25 years of using Hugo Boss EDT (Number One, Bottled) almost exclusive, a year ago I have discovered quite a few nice fragrances from samples I have been collecting when I buy fragrances for my wife (Roma-Lacoste-Chanel nr.5)
Decided to buy 3 of them: JPG le Male (my wife’s favorite)- Joop le Homme and Cartier Roadster (my favorite)
I started applying these great new fragrances in the morning but I soon realized it was hard to distinguish the new fragrances since I was still using Paco Rabanne aftershave and Nivea deospray .
It was more like a new mix or cocktail sort of speak.
For me it was clear that I should try to find the right set of fragrances. EDT-Aftershave and Deospray of one brand only.

Now this quest appeared to be easier said than done.
Finding nice EDT’s it’s easy. Even for the various type of application: season, time of day, occasion etc. No problem. Find a suitable aftershave is a bit more difficult: I need a refreshing aftershave, no balm for they are too greasy, too fat and can cause pimples, or too aggressive causing my skin to burst. Also deodorant is more difficult: don’t like deosticks because… well they tend to stick, like glue to my hair.
Third difficulty is availability, since not every fragrance offers a full line of Deo and aftershave.

This Spring I bought de following:
Deospray: Yves Saint Laurent la nuit
Aftershaves: Cartier Declaration, Yves Saint Laurent la nuit. Dolce & Gabbana the One, Paco Rabanne 1 million and Cool Water Davidoff.
EDT: Yves Saint Laurent la nuit, Joop Jump, Jil Sander Sun , Cool Water Davidoff and last week: Bleu de Chanel

By now I have spend close to 400 € this Spring only, and I’m still not where I want to be.
But at least I know now exactly what I want: 2 fragrance lines for Summer and 2 for Winter. Additional 1 EDT for daily/casual use per season. 50 ml EDT’s 100 ml aftershave. The 4 of each will last for about 15 months, which is in fact too long for aftershave.
My choice:
Spring/Summer: Cartier Roadster & Bleu de Chanel
Autumn/Winter: YSL la Nuit & Dolce & Gabbana the One.

From the remaining fragrances I still like Jil Sanders Sun, Joop l’homme and Joop Jump. I will probably continue to use these. Until I find others.

For the moment I really desperately want Bleu de Chanel aftershave lotion and Deo Spray. And the less men buy it, the better for me, because I like being “different”
Well at least a bit.

Jun
21
2013
devynm
devynm

Really didn't do anything for me, smell made me a bit nauseous actually.

Jun
19
2013
mendwillie
mendwillie

It's good and that's it. Being a Chanel expected more. Meanwhile Allure Sport is on top of Chanel for Men.

I sort like this:
Smell: 6.5/10
Projection: 6.5/10
Longevity: 9/10

Jun
19
2013
ThetaLee
ThetaLee

Bought this fragrance for my boyfriend and he loves it! Which is great because I do too.

Perfume usually gives him headaches but this eau de toilette gives him no problems whatsoever. A++!

Jun
19
2013
hameedbilal
hameedbilal

this will always be my number one...
very good at projection, longevity and sillage
it may seem generic, but its always consistent with me...
and very versatile...could use for any occasion...
the safest perfume....will always be in my collection...

Jun
19
2013
ularewolf
ularewolf

My wonderful girlfriend just bought me the 5oz of this for my birthday, and I have to say this is one of the few fragrances I like where grapefruit is at the forefront.

I still need time to indicate my full rating and feelings on this.

At the beginning it is a strong lemon scent, but I like lemon so it's refreshing then dries down to a fresh woody aroma.

I will say that it's a very citrus-based scent with the grapefruit, then you have incense playing tango with it, and on top of that the ginger and pink pepper add a bit of spice to the mix which is nice, followed by the vetiver to make it more masculine and add that bit of a dirty touch (very slightly).

Will update this when I acquire more time with it, but so far it's a versatile scent that is very nice.

Jun
18
2013
SnowStorm
SnowStorm

Alright - I ended up going back to this one. It is a nice summer frag. Bright, fresh with a little spice.

Jun
17
2013
naveenhealth
naveenhealth

Bleu De Chanel is Chanel first big launch since Attract Home Game (2004) and also the first male's expert product since Egoist (1990). Again the development of Chanel in-house perfumer Jacques Polge, Bleu de Chanel perfume is not for everyone. Bleu De Chanel is a unique men perfume, one of those you either really like or dislike. The perfume offers its own stunning personality that increases a person's picture and victories the minds and hearts of females. Not targeted at particular men viewers, Bleu de Chanel has sex attraction and conveys alluring maleness with a contact of smooth loving sparkle.

Jun
13
2013
guest_
guest_

Bleu De Chanel is Chanel first big launch since Attract Home Game (2004) and also the first male's expert product since Egoist (1990). Again the development of Chanel in-house perfumer Jacques Polge, Bleu de Chanel perfume is not for everyone. Bleu De Chanel is a unique men perfume, one of those you either really like or dislike. The perfume offers its own stunning personality that increases a person's picture and victories the minds and hearts of females. Not targeted at particular men viewers, Bleu de Chanel has sex attraction and conveys alluring maleness with a contact of smooth loving sparkle.

Jun
13
2013
Ariesboy
Ariesboy

CHANEL Bleu de Chanel really does grow on a person. But I didn't always feel that way. In fact I wasn't fond of it at all at first.

In psychology there is a term called the mere exposure effect. It suggests that when you are physically close to someone because proximity begets familiarity and familiarity begets liking, you end up forming a closer bond. THis is what has happened with my opinion on the scent.

By smelling this fragrance on a relative and co-worker, you begin to like it more and more.

My bond with Bleu de Chanel is on the basis of propinquity.

It must be that incense underneath the citrus which keeps me wanting another whiff.

Jun
11
2013
aqua_de_la_vita
aqua_de_la_vita

When Bleu de Chanel was first launched, I didn't jump to buy it because every store I went into the air would suffocate you with this fragrance. After a year and half I was able to take a more objective view towards this fragrances.
After reading several review's, I also disagree that BdC is a generic fragrance. At least most do agree and so do I that BdC is more of a spring, summer and fall scent then a winter scent. Mostly a spring/summer fragrance it has a lot of depth with an excellent woodsy base and not a like those generic frag which have lemon/green scent and fade out after two hour's.
When I first tried on my skin, I could smell the top notes of grapefruit and Labdanum a floral scent as well as Patchouli to give it a slightly sweet aroma. The notes of sandalwood, nutmeg, ginger and vetiver makes this fragrance a well balanced and irresistible men's cologne. The base notes of incense and pink pepper spice it up just right and makes it a real solid frag but not heavy or offensive.
Overall, I have three Chanel fragrance's of which I consider a MUST HAVE and wouldn't trade them for anything else....BdC, CAHS and CAHEB.
The House of Chanel is well known for high quality products. In my opinion, there is no doubt that the three I listed are masterfully created.
BdC is a sophisticated cologne, it could be used during the day and especially during the night. The aroma also has a sexy appeal and I have had many women tell me that they really like this cologne.
Longevity is well over 9 hour's
Sillage projects well beyond what most frag do.
To sum it up BdC is hands down an ABSOLUTE MASTERPIECE !!!!!!
If I considered everyone negative comments, you would never buy a single cologne. YOU CAN NOT PLEASE EVERYONE...for those who can appreciate Chanel will understand me.
Thank you Chanel...a true gem

Jun
09
2013
vitilsky
vitilsky

Different, it's nice smelling, probably gonna become the classic of this decade. But, it smells like a girl. A really cute girl.


7/10

Jun
09
2013
Ovaltine Jenkins
Ovaltine Jenkins

I've read the (mostly) positive reviews here on both Blue de Chanel and Platinum Egoiste. So while walking through the local department store, I decided to test Bleu de Chanel on one wrist and Platinum Egoiste on the other. Both were just ok to me. Both are safe with decient longevity (6+ hours) and modest sillage but neither is groundbreaking. BdC gives off a sporty/citrus/vetiver vibe, but the ginger note just doesn't work for me. Your mileage may vary.

Jun
08
2013
yacoco
yacoco

well i hate the mint note its keep remind me of shaving cream or after shave scent anyway its versatile and complex its have everything the winter note and the summer note how hard to balance those for me like but not love but its good fragrance

Jun
08
2013
carlosrafael
carlosrafael

Bleu is the best all-around fragrance for men from the house of Chanel at the present time. It is versatile, elegant, alluring, durable, and high-value.

On versatility, you can wear this fragrance day or night, at both formal and informal settings, in any season, and under any weather condition.

On elegance, unquestionably, Bleu's scent has Chanel's DNA and one of the best noses behind it : Jacques Polge. The composition smells refined, posh, fashionable, and yet it manages to be wearable and suitable for all kind of settings.

On allurement, it will draw comments and attention. It's a pleasant composition of magnificent, quality, and well-balanced citrus, woodsy, floral, and spice accords. I own popular niche (much better than Bleu) and other design fragrances, and out of them, I'll say Bleu has been the one that has given me the most unsolicited approval comments and looks.

On durability, Bleu is just a work horse. On me it lasts a good 6 hours. For an EDT and for someone (me) on whom EDT's don't last more than 2-4 hours, Bleu's durability is above average. Naturally, as any other fragrance, Bleu projects the most during the first couple of hours. While it does it, it projects with measure. It gets noticed without begging or being imprudent. It leaves this fleeting silage that does not last more than a passing whiff without overreaching. Just right.

Last, on high-value, you cannot get more for the money. At $0.80 per mil ($80 per 100 milliliters), you will get one of the best colognes in terms of scent, quality, and utility. Putting the scent aside, you get a bottle that is simple but elegant. It is also very useful. The dark tinge protects the juice from light and repels somewhat the heat, its magnetic cap will lock/unlock its juice reliably and easily, its sprayer performs very well, and its square shape makes it ergonomically adequate to store it and carry it anywhere.

In short, this is one of the best fragrance offerings out there today in the designer perfumery category for men. The only downfall I see with Bleu is that it may be a victim of its own success. It may become so popular like Chanel 5, Coco Chanel, etc, that inevitably you will run into places where more than one person might wear it at once, or you might remind someone of someone else (another Bleu's wearer).

In my opinion Bleu has re-written the standards of what a design fragrance for men should be.

It is evident to me that some of the overly negative reviewers of Bleu have failed to see the above and are measuring Bleu by some out-dated yardstick. Some negative comments I read touch on Bleu's being generic and not being special. Frankly you are looking for fire in the snow. You are looking in the wrong place.

On being special, the reality is that the designer fragrance category is geared to appeal the masses, to sell fragrances by numbers, period. A successful fragrance in this category is one that will appeal and sell the most to most customers, not to be special to everybody because people define special differently and individually. If everybody found Bleu special it would not be special to me. Look in the niche category for something that is special to you.

On the subject of being generic, this is simply not true. Despite being a designer fragrance (admitably many of them smell generic), when someone wears Bleu I know it is Bleu. It has its own distinct, recognizable scent and signature.

Jun
08
2013
petranfx
petranfx

i am teen and i wanted a fragrance for summer nights and i found it.But for me the price is high but it worth the price for sure.But i dont know what to buy this or allure homme?

Jun
08
2013
tenortelfer
tenortelfer

I cannot understand how many people say this is generic and mass market.It does not smell like anything else,it's not a copycat like so many fragrances are nowadays.Also,It's not mass market,what rubbish.Not everyone can afford this fragrance,it's not for the masses.I would however advise people to save up and pay the extra for this fragrance,as it's excellent and it always gets compliments.

Jun
07
2013
Idlehands
Idlehands

This will be Chanel's ADG if you ask me. Everyone wears it and everyone will continue to wear it. Nothing very special, really.

Jun
05
2013
Jose Marcos
Jose Marcos

I got my Bleu de Chanel by chance instead of Dior Eau Sauvage Extreme, and I wasn't very sure because of the bad feedback some people seem to be so proud in doing so, but I was quite surprised by B de C, for one thing I think it is not generic at all but rather original, at least I don't get the feeling I got by comparing Allure Eau Extreme = F Ferragamo Black = La Nuit = Armani Code. No, There is nothing quite like Bleu de Chanel in my wardrobe. As i have just tried it roughly at home I am anble to give any discription yet, however it is a good quality Chanel EDT and I don't care if almost everybody is wearing it as well, I don't go in waves of people. Bleu de Chanel is a very good surprise for me, in spite everything negative one hears and reads.

Jun
05
2013
dmirror
dmirror

Well i own allure sport, extreme & blanche smelled platinum egoiste none better than bleu don't get me wrong i like the allure line but bleu is better i wouldn't say it smells generic or boring the citrus in it makes it exciting and its a year round scent my woman loves it and i get asked by a lot of my fellow female co workers what are you wearing it smells good far as longevity i get a full work day from it between 8 to 10hrs. fellas that's thinking about getting this fragrance its a good scent try it don't go fully off these reviews most of the scents these reviewers give good ratings too really aren't that great bleu de chanel is a really clean smelling scent kind of heavy in the beginning then the dry down is what's great about it P.S. something to help you guys out take a female with you to the store when your going to buy a new scent preferably a nice looking woman see what she likes

Jun
04
2013
stockbreak
stockbreak

Ive been wearing this for a little while now and I feel like I can give my opinion. Is this groundbreaking? no Exciting and dangerous? no....I consider this dumby proof. Its an excellent go to fragrance, for anytime anywhere that smells really nice. I personally really like the scent, its clean and masculine...others have mentioned longevity issues, I guesss Im a lucky one, this one hangs out for about 8 hours on me. I would highly recommend this to someone who wants ONE fragrance that does it all. IF you are a collector or into more exotic fragrances I dont think you would love it, but I could be wrong. I like some weird stuff but I love this as well.
Scent: 8/10
Projection: 7/10
Longevity: 7/10

Jun
03
2013
Opium80
Opium80

Made in FRANCE on bottle and Box. Hope this helps.

Jun
03
2013
Opium80
Opium80

I wrote a review of Bleu a while ago, I liked it but said it has it's flaws and I probably wouldn't buy it again. The thing is I keep wearing it, not as much as my Allure but a lot. I won't pull my punches, It's weakness is longevity. 4 hours that's it any more and you're lucky but... if I'm going anywhere for 2-4 hours it's my go to.

It is an amazing scent with, IMO one flaw, longevity. Find a way to use it and you'll always own a bottle I reckon.

Now it does stay on you for 8 hours but the last 4 hours you have to have your nose pressed to your skin there is NO silage.

Jun
03
2013
prettyswag
prettyswag

I dont know how many large amounts of men (MEANING LOTS OF MEN)..that have returned this mass market fragrance..to..my fragrance area....to trade it for something longer lasting and worth it....now that means something....the review list here dont mean squat. thats my opinion..if u dont like it ...dont read it.

Jun
02
2013
prettyswag
prettyswag

@jacob.......i see you are offended with my freedom of opinion....its still not going to be a classic clone boy! thank god you pay attention to the mass market crowd and you are a member! thank you .

Jun
02
2013
jacobbonilla
jacobbonilla

Haa! Pretty swag is sounding pretty ridiculous! Miss "i work with fragrance". Please! Than you should know its an instant classic that's not going anywhere!

Jun
02
2013
prettyswag
prettyswag

@hemp.....by the way keep wearing the same scent your sister's husband wears, your cousin wears , your friend wears, your wife's brother wears, your boss wears, your dad wears, and your co workers husband wears....THATS MAKING THIS SCENT NOT SPECIAL AT ALL...ALL THE MEN IN A PUB BAR ...HAVE THIS ON....SO LADIES THAT MAKES THIS SCENT SPECIAL?????? NO IT MAKES IT VERY MUCH A BORING SITUATION.....YOU GET MY POINT?
keep RIDING IN THIS HONDA ACCORD.

Jun
02
2013
hemp
hemp

i disagree with prettyswag's theory. I was born in '78 and i still think its amazing, theres much more to this scent than citrus and i dont think anyones age has anything to do with it

Jun
02
2013
ShiseidoTactics
ShiseidoTactics

whatever they say, is a masterpiece!

Jun
02
2013
hemp
hemp

i love this one, definitely in my top 5. it doesnt smell generic to me, it smells amazing and ive had compliments from random strangers with this. girls seems to love it. This is much nicer than a lot of expensive niche perfumes out there, it lasts all day and projects well

Jun
01
2013
drummerdude7318
drummerdude7318

I don't understand the fragrance community. I have smelled Allure, Allure Sport, and Platinum Egoiste, and all three of those are just as - if not more - generic than Bleu. Seriously I am completely dumbfounded by how much everyone praises those fragrances and dislikes this one because they say it's "boring" or "generic."

How about this: buy what you think smells good.

May
31
2013
juan carlos.henriquez
juan carlos.henriquez

ufff increible, pomelo incienso genbibre, todo muy bien mesclado, muy fresco perdurable proyecta muy bien, lo e testeado 3 veces y cada ves me gusta mas, algun dia si mi bolsillo lo permite sera mio adios.

May
29
2013
marioslg3
marioslg3

Apparently this sells because is Chanel. As a perfume there are a number of similar perfumes out there or even better but with proper advertisement and the name behind it, is a suggess. Sorry but the smell does not deserve this popularity....masses are just victims of names and media. is ok, nice smell, no doubt but nothing that hasnt been made before or will not be made in future.
the previous editions of chanel like platinum, egoiste, allure are much more unigue perfumes but we are all driven by the new maybe!!!

May
29
2013
michael5853
michael5853

I’ve been using this now for about 8 months and this stuffs got magic! Long lasting, great opening,great dry-down and I’m surprised by how many compliments I get. I wear it to work a couple times a week and it’s very quickly become one of my favorites. Nice job Chanel!

May
28
2013
Marciu
Marciu

Ok, guy below, let me tell you something.

I've had the 3,4 fl oz little of this. I really tried various and multiple uses of Bleu. And I'm tellin you: it lasts on me longer during the warm spring and summer days and that's the time when I gather most of the compliments while wearing Bleu.

HOWEVER, I aso like its smell during the cold days/nights better. It's getting kinda smoky and incensy then. But it lasts very short period of time on me in winter/late fall :(

May
28
2013
Marciu
Marciu

OBVIOUSLY, Bleu is NOT an evening scent no matter how clearly and how hard it is marketed as that kind of perfume. I'd say that Antaeus and Egoiste(and eventually Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme)are typical Chanel's evening scents.

I find Bleu rather as a semi-sport kind of scent with elegant elements. That's why it fits either to suit, or to casual dress.

Nevertheless if it mixes good with your skin(fits to your skin chemistry) you can wear it however you like.

May
27
2013
kthsn
kthsn

I've deleted my old review because the more I wear this the more I like it. Summer signature.

Opens with lemons, limes and more lemons. Smells like a high end cleaning product.

2nd phase: lemon fades, smokyness comes out. Oh look a ginger base.

Final scent: ginger and smoke in the front, little bit of lemon in the back. Lemon smells REAL.

Girls like it lots, smells classy yet casual. Works for cool (15 degrees C) summer days - maybe too smoky for the hot days.

Scent 9/10
3 sprays, 4 hours. low projection.

If this is a "bad" fragrance by Chanel I can't wait to try their well liked Allure line.

May
24
2013
Calvini
Calvini

Someone mentioned Karen Low's 37 Bleu is trying to copy this one, but I think 37 Bleu has more characters (more mint & wood) than the ordinary Bleu de Chanel
*update: Tried it for the 3rd time.. still feels nothing special :/

May
23
2013
rsx007
rsx007

@Idlehands, Don't spray this stuff on your eyes man!!!

May
22
2013
Idlehands
Idlehands

This stuff makes my eyes watery and induces a head ache. That pretty much sums it up.

May
21
2013
aqva1
aqva1

hi all there is two perfume i assume they try to copy this one and they are
37 bleu karen low
sth called stamino bleu

May
18
2013
unshkbl00
unshkbl00

The point for this cologne is to wear it in warm weather, it really brings out the quiality of the ingerdients. If you try to pull this off in the winter or cold temps you will find it really sharp citrus smell that will get offensive and give you a headache! But in warmer weather this is a BEAST!!!!!!

May
17
2013
tna11
tna11

I had small tester of this spray on my wrist and neck, the smell is okie , but not impressive to me smel like cheap soapy. i mean who want to smell like cheap right
I can understand why everybody seem to like this because of how popular is it, however I think you get can alot better scent then this one. I have only used allure homme sport chanel this one is best chanel house i have own. bleu is huge let down for me at least there is so many better scent out there for us guy!

U will love ysl l'homme libre that is much more interesting then bleu one/

May
16
2013
dmirror
dmirror

Bleu is the shizznitz like this better than allure sport silver bottle and my girl loves it this is a scent for any age the citrus in it is great it lasts about 9 to 10 hours on me i use the after shave balm and shower gel with it its the best mens fragrance from the chanel line it doesn't smell like old man cologne not too spicy or woody or too sweet its just right its manly meaning it doesn't smell like a woman could wear

May
16
2013
Kimmy89
Kimmy89

I agree TOTALLY with pynkgirl. One very sexy cologne. Got it for my BF...It's something about male spicy citrus scents that just give off sex appeal. Adventure Davidoff, Intimately Beckham, Armani Diamonds...they all give off that sexy, spicy citrus. But this is Gorgeous!!

May
15
2013
SnowStorm
SnowStorm

I went back and forth between this frag and Chanel Allure Pour Homme. (Glad that the local retailer would allow and exchange.)

I like this scent as a choice during summer - I'm just not sure it is for me. It is bright and bold with an aquatic feel to it. I don't have a lot of frags in that genre, so I don't have a lot to base it on. It reminded me of a spicier version of Curve Appeal. (I got rid of that one, so this is just a comparison to memory - not exact note for note.) It was also spicier and not as sweet or smooth as Ed Harley L&L.

Two sprays at 6am when getting ready for work on torso and I started to lose the scent at about 2-3pm. Decent longevity and not unpleasant - I just perferr the original Allure a little more.

May
15
2013
pynkgirl
pynkgirl

Like the reviewer below, chiara.candaele, as a woman, I totally love this and would buy it! I think it's a tad bit masculine , but who cares! It smells divine and hot! And of course any man wearing this, i will be in his arms! LOL!

May
14
2013
JimIzHim
JimIzHim

Huh? what's the deal with this cologne? Did I receive a faulty rendition? I don't understand why anyone would write a positive review of this scent. Nothingness, blank, withdrawn are the accurate adjectives of this Chanel product. A shame.

May
13
2013
marioslg3
marioslg3

As mentioned below this is a nice aquatic type fragrance which does not justify the preference of all users....it is ok but nothing ground breaking to be amoung the most desired perfumes nowadays...never understood the market....maybe because is chanel? if that was something else, it would be here?

May
13
2013
browne54
browne54

BdC has been getting some mixed reviews, and it tends to be towards the dislike/disappointment side. I actually really really like this fragrance and honestly so do the ladies, it might as well be catnip. It has everything I am looking for, excellent longevity, compliment getter, and reasonable sillage. I think people were expecting something more from Chanel, and due to such a long gap in their men's fragrance line before BdC, it was over hyped with expectations that it was never really given the chance. It does have more of a generic taste to it and I do believe that was one of the intentions of Chanel to compete in today's market. This fragrance has incredible versatility and can be wore for any occasion, during any season. Very easily signature scent worthy. It starts off very pungent with the citrus/ginger with the smoky woods lingering in the background. It dries down to a wonderful base IMO. I very much like BdC and love it for what it is. It is not groundbreaking but Chanel realized what is popular in today's fragrance market and at least did it right, because its blended so incredibly well. IMO BdC is like falling in love. At first you like it and you continue to be intrigued but the more you spend time with it and learn its dynamics you begin to adore it.

May
11
2013
grdowntown2020
grdowntown2020

For me, it's just too overpowering and powdery. I sprayed on very little and then four hours later my son wanted to know who the hell put on a whole bottle of stinking cologne. Use sparingly. Probably also best used in the pubic region.

May
11
2013
parfemđija
parfemđija

Great fragrance, it lasts about 8-10 hours on me, with good sillage.. people will noticed you definitely.. compliment getter for sure, ladies love it.. many people complain on it, for poor longevity and sillage, I don't have problems with that :) Great for spring & summer.. day & night... casual occasions & dates... I really love it!

May
11
2013
LanceDior
LanceDior

This little beauty was a n excellent purchase. I decided I really wanted a nice, clean safe scent that just exudes a casual boyish manliness. It was between this and Armani code. I chose this because it had a better price tag, and I really think I made a great decision. I have to say I was very surprised how many compliments this gave me. It is classic Chanel; smooth, smart, sparkly and a touch of melancholy nuances. I used to wear loud, exaggerated colognes like A*men (though I do still crack that one out), but now my taste has shifted to cleaner, more versatile frags. I feel like I'm set for life with Bleu, Platinum Egoiste, and Abercrombie Fierce. I might want to wear Antaeus when I'm fifty though.

May
11
2013
faraz
faraz

which one is best and good longevity between dior intense and bleu de Chanel ? please need an honest opinion..!!

May
10
2013
hamednoohi
hamednoohi

A must have , seriously this stuff smells great and there is a good reason why its on the best seller list everytime u have somettin thats a best seller its gonna take some heat. head turner for sure compliments for sure it last 6 to 8 solid hours on me which is amazing very good sillage its gotta be at least a 9 out of 10 now go buy it . be careful as with all chanels i would not buy from ebay or even any place online just go to the mall pay full price and thats it lol

May
09
2013
jmacscp
jmacscp

Great fragrance! I saw some people saying that is not a good fragrance but they are wrong (in my opinion)! This is a great perfume! One of my bests!

May
08
2013
Arielrose
Arielrose

I got this for my sweetheart and it's a very elegant fragrance. I don't think the advertising of 'be unexpected' really fits this scent, because there's nothing really out of the ordinary or 'unexpected' about it. But I think that is a good thing! This is a clean, sophisticated scent that feels inviting and tangible. There is a fresh, earthy quality that in a way creates a perfect 'masculine' sensibility. Very long lasting and just a spray or two will last you all day. For all the fellows out there, this is a great scent to cozy up with your love! Doesn't smell trashy or 'modern' - this is the Cary Grant of colognes. Refined and strong, with a hint of sparkling dry wit ;)

May
06
2013
Amsha13
Amsha13

I agree with they who say it seems ordinary at first. But the more you smell it the more you like it.
For me it's the matter of falling in love with it! Actually I can't resist sniffing myself when I wear this fabulous fresh scent.

In this fragrance I like incense note the most. Ginger note is exactly enough for my nose. And combination of citrus & woody notes makes it one of the most long lasting fresh scents for warm days.
Bottle design is very attractive & magnet cap is a very smart idea.

I wish it was less popular so I could wear a real unique scent.

May
05
2013
ijuliana
ijuliana

The smell is purely attractive. With a beautiful navy cover simply amazing! The smell isn't too strong it isn't too light either though it does fade quickly. The only disappointing thing.

May
04
2013
indecisive85
indecisive85

I want this fragrance for my husband. It comes off to me as mostly spicy with a hint of citrus and something else I cannot put my finger on. It is sophisticated, subtle and masculine. Long lasting and does not need too much to have the right amount of sillage. I was thinking about getting it for his birthday in December because this is NOT a summer scent.

May
02
2013
kazewayz
kazewayz

@TheJurisDoctor There is like this spice in there doesn't match at all and it just throws me off. I like it but don't love it.

May
02
2013
BorisRubio
BorisRubio

Muy buena opcion cuando quieres ser elegante sin caer en aburrido. Algo en el no me gusta tanto, osea me gusta Bleu pero hay algo que no me termina de enamorar, huele bien pero le falta fuerza, creo que la nota citrica lo hace muy pasivo. Y es donde me pregunto... Que paso con la imagen arrogante sexy (que se supone proyecta el comercial de tv)??? Esperaba algo mejor de Bleu, honestamente solo lo probe porque dicen que Harry Styles lo usa jajaja

Apr
30
2013
kazewayz
kazewayz

I have tried to like it and tried, but there is just something about this that doesn't convince me. Girls like it though, and that's fine with me. But to my nose there is a note in there that doesn't do it for me. Quality, lasts a good amount of time. A good scent though, deffinetely something you might want to try as it was well done.

Apr
30
2013
Niven
Niven

Nikoleta1, punjabi bolo ji.

Apr
27
2013
msburn
msburn

As soon as the citrus notes die out, it smells really good on my skin. Girls really enjoy this smell, probably more than you will.

Apr
27
2013
Theodor Buckland
Theodor Buckland

@Nikoleta: fragrantica is not only for english speaking reviewers. respect diversity and get respected. no offense! ;)

Apr
25
2013
Sahm1985
Sahm1985

خیلی خوشبو هستش کاملا مردونه و یخ و برای تابستون از نظر من یکی از بهترین کارا ست هر چند به نظرم بیشتر حالت رسمی داره تا اسپرت
پخش بوش هم خوبه و با نظر یکی از دوستان که نوشته بودن که بعد استفاده ، حس قدم زدم یا حضور داشتن تو یه فضای شیک و لوکس برا آدم تداعی میشه کاملا موافقم و مطمئنا برا خانم ها هم می تونه جذاب باشه

در کل عاشقشم
10/10

Apr
25
2013
paralataringa
paralataringa

great opening , but in my skin after 30 minutes a strong blend of ginger and lemon takes over and i mean strong, if you like citruses this one is just ok

Apr
23
2013
bluaquatic
bluaquatic

Bleu de Chanel is a wonderful fragrance! I couldn't stop sniffing my arm after trying it on at Macy's.

It does remind me of CK Euphoria (both have ginger) but with better sillage.

Apr
21
2013
del
del

It was in summer of 2010 when a Sales Assistant pushed Bleu, and I found it generic, so I walked away. I made a full wearing about a year later, and realized: it is actually an enjoyable scent.

BdC is a quality fragrance: a semi-aquatic scent, well-balanced citrus (not the too zesty type), with an added sweetness. To me, Bleu dries down to a musky vibe. Overall, it is clean and inoffensive, but can be a little loud when oversprayed. A really pleasant fragrance, which makes it perfect for office/work environment.

For a fresh and modern scent, its longevity is above average, and the projection is very good. The dark blue bottle is a simple yet elegant no non-sense design, and the magnetic cap is a nice touch!

Ignoring the negative preconceived notions about Bleu, I gave it a shot. I’m glad it's now in my wardrobe and part of my regular rotation, especially during the warmer season. Chanel does a good job marketing Bleu; and in my opinion, it will become a classic scent in the years to come.

Apr
18
2013
RJ_Paint
RJ_Paint

Good fragrance, but really overhyped. It's good if you are not that into fragrances, but if you are into it then it smells generic. It honestly smells like Just Me by Paris Hilton(yes, I'm serious). It is a pleasant smell to most people hence why it is generally liked. The opening has a very strong lemon, but drydown gets better and isn't as intense. It's a great scent for the spring/summer nights. It's worth a try, but I would never spend $80+ for a bottle of it.

Apr
18
2013
genny17
genny17

I also bought it for my husband, and it is a stylish masculine scent, not overly woody or spicy, simply a nicely constructed cologne, it isn't a sporty, or relaxing scent, , but for a man of taste this is a great scent to have, regardless of age it has style and presence, maybe a more subdued Chanel, still a Chanel though.

Apr
16
2013
Tulip Time
Tulip Time

I bought this for my husband last Christmas and I love it on him. I'm not sure about all the negative reviews but then fragrance is such a personal thing. It has a clean scent to me without being too complex. I don't really care for men's fragrances which are heavy and the sillage is overwhelming. A quick, short spray is all that's necessary and my husband smells great - when you get real close, not when he enters the room. It may not be for everyone, but it is certainty for one!

Apr
16
2013
SimplyOliver
SimplyOliver

Alright CHANEL, what the heck ? After 10 YEARS of wait from your customers this is what we get ?

Lemon - ginger - vetiver... This is the simplified crowd pleaser fougère at its best !... What a lack of originality. It smells pretty much like any other "fresh - clean - gentle" on the market. Can't believe Mr Polge actually created this. Bleu has no character whatsoever.

That said, that scent is ACCEPTABLE, but NOT from a designer house like CHANEL, which have come up with mythical, refined and original fragrances, such as Egoiste, Antaeus, etc. Compared to them, Bleu is gross and common.

If you're looking forward to buy a gift, this one might be good for you. A very safe modern scent, would please anybody, especially the young males.
Bleu is one of the best selling fragrances here in France and I see many women (never 30+) buying it for their companion.
Also, this could definitely be unisex, it's not specially masculine to my nose. Girls if you love this, wear it.

I hope that Bleu was just a mistake from Chanel, and that they'll come up with something up to expectations next time. Bleu has clearly killed the "quality house" image Chanel had with fragrance connoisseurs.


PS : the ad is funny... They should rather say "Be expected".
You like Bleu ? Fine, but be sure to take a look at Egoiste Platinum. Way more masculine and refined.

Apr
16
2013
Marciu
Marciu

Actually, on my skin, it reminds me a bit of Dior Homme Sport 2008, but only in a first phase. Here I have that "soapy" feeling which I do feel also in DHS, but less intensive(Dior is more citrusy, Chanel is more gingery). I guess it comes from citruses and ginger, these two blended together. I like that feeling.

I like the phase that BdC changes totally from citrus-ginger a'la Sport fragrance into more mature, serious and refined woody - incense scent. I can feel it especially during winter, when I step from cold air outside into the warm air in my house(or at my work). During the warmer seasons it's not so noticeable and the fragrance is more citrusy and gingery.

Apr
14
2013
Marciu
Marciu

@nandor70 what do you mean?

Apr
12
2013
sameh
sameh

I'm my self , in love with citruses a lot , so basically , i liked Bleu de Chanel alot in spit from any negative reviews i red about it ( with all do respect ) , it has a very good longevity , the last little juice left i sprayed it on my cloths in my wordrop , it lasted 4 a whole day , the funny thing i did not smell any mint at all or any other note , all i can smell really good is lemon & lots of lemon which i have no complain AT ALL.
Scent : 8/10.
Longevity : 6 - 8 hours.
Silage : very good.
Bottle Design : Excellent.
P.S. i have 2 bottles.

Apr
09
2013
fresher81
fresher81

Bleu de Chanel, AKA the lady killer... Who cares what other men say about this (I notice mostly men whine about this) - as long as the ladies love it is all that matters... Chanel, THANK YOU!

Apr
08
2013
michael5853
michael5853

Keep those negative reviews coming. Bleu de Chanel, despite the negative reviews, has garnered more compliments then I would have imagined, from the gals and a few guys as well. Great longevity, projection is excellent but not overpowering. In this world of “yet another aquatic” Bleu de Chanel is quietly gaining respect. So keep those negative comments and reviews coming, stay on that bandwagon, it’s great to wear something this good, not being worn by every other guy.

Apr
07
2013
vonzigdarke
vonzigdarke

For work-and the reason I learned not to buy something just because it was from Chanel. I figured Platinum Egoiste was so amazing, most of the line had to be stellar. Bleu is great, don't get me wrong. Compared to PE, it's like a rock star versus youtube sensation tribute band. You will get all kinds of compliments if that is what you are going for. However, you quickly note what is age appropriate. The compliments came from the just 20something group of women stating it was like grapefruit. This is not a high school scent by any means but definitely 20's-mid 30-ish.

HINT: After two initial sprays-once into the air and walk into it-really sticks to the clothes. Caution advised, it can linger through a wash.

Apr
06
2013
salvelinus
salvelinus

I cant conceptualise in my brain how is it possible to buy a fragrance whithout smelling it before !?!?

Apr
02
2013
jamdavmiller
jamdavmiller

Smells a bit like a comfortable old book. Overall, I like this fragrance but am not wild about it for myself. However, I can see why it is a favorite with many people, and would recommend trying a sample.

Apr
02
2013
MixMasta
MixMasta

Top notch quality. This is catnip for women and it lasts all day. The top notes are the best part of the fragrance for sure and I wish they lasted forever haha.

Mar
31
2013
darksome
darksome

Nothing unusual, fresh office scent, very good balanced. I really imagine the color dark blue when I sniff this scent (it's wery serious, mature and also elegant), but beside of that I think it's a little too safe and a easy to forget one.

Mar
26
2013
valerarara
valerarara

This is undoubtedly one of the best men's perfumes, fascinate women because it shows a special man, engaging, dynamic.

Mar
24
2013
adyl
adyl

Honestly, i bought this one for its higher price, just to expect something of next level. In the beginning the dry down gave me smells of wet woods, which wasn't really pleasant, later on i got comfortable with it and now i think every man on earth should have this one. you just might not be able to get laid down with a lady but you're going to make an absolute impression in a business meeting, job interview, impressing your clients. Bleu is about confidence, its very manly, powerful and wearing it is making a very sober and decent statement. Price is completely justified, last i wore it three days back,shirt is hanging right now in my closet and swear i can still smell the fragrance. This and one million has the longest longevity . come across so far. have

Mar
23
2013
Gault
Gault

I like clean scents the most, I like ginger, I even like lemon notes and usually ok with peppery and powdery scents but not this way when this all are combined. The same reason I cant like this as Bvlgari BLV, reminds me of washing powder or scouring powder, not soap, I feel it little bit synthetic. Although I can see this is appealing to the majority and there is nothing wrong with loving this its just not my cup of tea mostly because of bad associations/memories.

(however I cannot pass by the fact that such releases as Egoist or Allure are not in the same league as Bleu to be honest).

Mar
22
2013
Marciu
Marciu

What is interesting to me, that is smells different according to season of the year. In winter it's more woody-incensy and during spring and in summer it smells more citrusy-gingery(I get kind of soapy feeling), a little bit simillar to Dior Homme Sport 2008. That's why I prefer to use it in winter. But I have to apply at least 6 sprays then to get more than decent longevity...

Mar
22
2013
Marciu
Marciu

I'm really trying to like this one. I've used whole 100 ml bottle, testing it still and still. And still I can't say I do like it.

The opening of it is really bad on me. All I get is soap... Soap de Chanel - exactly what it is! Fortunately, the further, the better :) After 2 hours quite a lot incense comes in. I felt it after 10th test, more less. It's getting smokey and I liked it! Last part is a bit aromatic - beautiful ginger comes in. It plays its game with tree and green elements like patchouli and vetiver.

Its lasting on my skin depends on amount of perfume applied on my skin. 5 heavy sprays give me about 8 hours with decent projection and sillage.

One thing I can say for sure - it's a safe whole year round fragrance.

Mar
20
2013
SNOOPY
SNOOPY

Very nice citrus opening.I like it,but the dry down was not as good as the opening.I can't really describe the notes,just didn't work with my skin.Longevity is excellent.It defintely does not smell like most aquatics which I can't stand.More like Green Irish Tweed.Everyone says it smells generic yet nobody says what smells like this for cheaper.

Mar
19
2013
pronose
pronose

big hype for peanuts!!!!! we expected more from jacques polge and chanel house!!!!!! too casual and nothing more and very similar to polo blue!

Mar
19
2013
2746cstreet
2746cstreet

It's pleasant, sporty and freshly masculine. I can't really pick out any individual notes except some citrus and a very light incense. I have nothing bad to say about Bleu, but nothing good to say either. It just doesn't leave much of an impression.

Mar
19
2013
kellz1843
kellz1843

First impressions are usually important. Sometimes we change how we feel as we get to know someone, but many times our first opinion is usually the right one. I feel the same way about fragrances too. When I first met Bleu de Chanel I thought it was the most beautiful thing I had ever smelled. Granted at that time I only had experience with a few celebrity fragrances. I have smelled a lot more since then although not nearly as much as some of the experienced noses on this site. Still, my initial impression is the same. I continue to feel Bleu is a beautiful fragrance.

On my skin it begins with bright citrus, changes to a smoky incense smell, then fades to ginger and vetiver. Others mention jasmine in the middle but I do not know how to detect it individually. For me it just smells crisp and clean with a little smokiness that prevents it from becoming "sport." The nutmeg I only detect when it is warmer than 70 degrees. Then the fragrance has a mildly sweet element to it.

This is first choice out of my small collection when I just want to smell fresh and clean. Second is Prada Infusion Vetiver or Prada Man and third Guerlain Vetiver. I do appreciate the likes of Azzaro Pour Homme, but I highly doubt it is something I would wear to work. So, I like the modern twist on a classic masculine scent Bleu provides. I do want to meet Guerlain Homme and Homme Intense. From reading, the consensus is they both are a step up from Bleu. For now I am content with my Chanel.

Mar
18
2013
pronose
pronose

another casual and common scent like others!!!!! nothing special by jacques polge maybe his nose needs to be cleaned!!!!!!

Mar
18
2013
smaran.kapoor
smaran.kapoor

Smelled this at Dubai Airport , well im a 19 year old fella and to me it smelled really good , didnt have the money to purchase this so i bought moschino forever , its really good. :)

Mar
17
2013
EseveN
EseveN

It's funny.

Some people say it's "pretty much like all other colognes out there",

but nobody mentions a singular similar scent.
Weird, huh ?

This scent smells perfection.
It's not invasive, nor weak, and it has a nice longevity.

For those with good taste, and for those who want to be praised. ;)

Mar
17
2013
wesleyhclark
wesleyhclark

A citrus/fresh/sport scent pretty much like all the other ones out there - or perhaps different in a subtle way that I cannot detect. It dried down to a slight ocean note. This one may last longer, but there's really nothing new here. Not for me.

Mar
13
2013
puria_stalker
puria_stalker

صادقانه بگم اگر ادکلن خوش بو برای فصل بهار و تابستان های نسبتا گرم میخواید انتخاب بدی نیست . . . اما اگر عطر باز حرفه ای هستید با تست اولیه خواهید فهمید که این کار برای برندی مثل شنل واقعا حرفی برای گفتن نداره
اگر خواستید بخرید حتما حتما از جای مطمئن بخرید "فیکش" وحشتناک زیاد شده. این فرق ها رو میتونید توی وب ببینید . اصلی ترینش در مگنتی اورجینالشه طوری که وقتی که درش رو میبندید لوگوی شنل با خود بطری در یک راستا قرار میگیره. امتیاز من : 5 از 10

Mar
12
2013
LordD
LordD

Very citrusy, generic classic smelling man fragrance, in my opinion. Reminds me of my dad.
On me, it stays very close to the skin after 5 minutes. After a couple of hours I can still smell it but really faintly.

Mar
11
2013
jeremy9213
jeremy9213

Ever worry about saying the wrong thing? Have a few spritz of this and your confidence will flow into the next room, however the scent doesn't. Its a great cologne for formal wear or job interviews, but wouldn't be my first pick for casual wear.

Regardless of the hype and poor longevity, this cologne is worthwhile. Fortunately I got this as a gift...and between you and me, id much prefer to have gotten Allure.

Mar
11
2013
Mattybono
Mattybono

Bleu has a simple but handsome bottle (with a classy magnetic cap) and an excellent spray atomizer. The fragrance is very likable and is almost a hybrid of fresh scent and darker spice. (The top fresher citrus notes being the best part for me.) Sadly, as it dries down it loses power, sits close, and seems to almost go stale on my skin.

Biggest issue is longevity. I get about 3 hours of quality time with great compliment-factor during that window...then for the rest of the time it just goes flat or linear which cannot be overlooked at this pricepoint.

Overall rating: (Good) 7/10

PS: I highly advise that you buy the smaller 1.7oz version because this fragrance tends to "evolve" a bit within the bottle over time bringing in more of the less-than-fresh incense notes that clutter up the top. (My bottle has been carefully stored during the year since I opened and I can really tell a difference.)

Mar
09
2013
zenmonkey
zenmonkey

I can't get on board with the hype that has been built up around Bleu lately. I have tried it a few different times and do not see anything special about it. Mediocre smell, mediocre performance, high price for designer. Its clean, simple, and inoffensive, but for the price there is absolutely nothing special here. I would put nautica voyage against this all day.

Mar
07
2013
michael.j
michael.j

Bleu lacks imagination. It is a respectable showing, but it was clearly designed as an accessible entry point into the brand for those less willing to take risks or break from the crowd. Chanel has earned its chops at true innovation (e.g., Égoïste, Antaeus), but Bleu was a clear, targeted market strategy to attract buyers who prefer to buy trendy and safe, and stick within the narrow band of prevailing idioms. It's a clone, but it's a respectable clone. Not every new offering has to pioneer a new category or redefine the field. And just because something is popular doesn't mean it's bad. Still, Chanel good have gone out a little further in its limb on this one while still reaching its targeted market segment. This is just too safe, even for Chanel.

Mar
06
2013
takeitupthenose
takeitupthenose

So lately I have decided to revist some things. Next on the list was Bleu. Let me say this.....Bleu is a BEATIFUL fragrance. After spending time with so many niche fragrances, splitting them, sampling them, and buying many straight out (expensive as that can be). I have realized one thing. It is usually the "mindset" and not the fragrance itself that casues negative comments.

This opens with a lovely very bright lemon+grapefuit combination. Immediately the pinkpepper and ginger joins the party, giving it a creamy+spicy accord. As it dries down into middle of the heart, the woods come along, giving it weight and maybe some added sweetness (this is where we see the pour monsieur concentree, tiffany for men, early 90's vibe). Funny thing is, I never realized how woody/creamy sweet this fragrance was. Sort of the same vein of the before mentioned frags but no vanilla in sight. It never dominates but I get whiffs of sweetness underneath the spicy+citrusy accord. I guess the incense and mint are maybe components but never players to my nose.

I don't see how in the world people have longevity or sillage issues with this. I give it 4/5 for sillage and 5/5 longevity. One thing that I love about this is the base and transition of the fragrance. Though it seems common it stands out above the rest of the frags of this genre.

This is an easy 4/5 maybe more. It has everything it needs and lacks nothing.

Mar
05
2013
the scent of life
the scent of life

It is a very classic fragrance for men. The Vetiver is dominant but very well balanced with the citrus which makes it fresh like a classic cologne. I personally like it and I give it as a gift to my daddy who loves it and says that stays on skin for hours. It is not a crazy innovative fragance. Chanel played with the ingredients of the vast sea of classic masculine perfumes in order to make something new. The result is not very exciting but on the other hand is very well balanced. For sure you will get compliments and most of the people will like it.

Mar
03
2013
Rshaw
Rshaw

Nice but it only lasted about 1 hour on my skin.

Mar
02
2013
raw umber
raw umber

Bleu de Chanel has a very strong lemony citrus opening. It almost crosses into Pledge territory with the top notes, but there's some spicy sweetness to temper it and keep it in check. The sourness of the lemon diminishes significantly after the first ten minutes, and the result is a pretty average masculine lemon and incense with woods composition. Projection and longevity are both pretty low. The drydown fades into sweet powdery woody incense. Ho hum..

Bleu de Chanel is a young professional who lives a comfortable life but is disconnected from it. He takes his dates to quaint fancy overcrowded restaurants which he loves reading about in his spare time. He makes good money, wears almost exclusively Banana Republic (because it's nice and convenient), and his New Year's resolution is always to find new hobbies such as: "figure out which type of music I enjoy."

He is kind and friendly, but for some reason, he just isn't the least bit sexy or seductive, even though he has a motorcycle.

He is physically unremarkable, and wholly unimpressive. Perhaps the World would be a better place if there were more people like him, or maybe it would just be more crowded. If I had to choose between offerings from Chanel, I would select Egoiste Platinum over Bleu de Chanel any day.

Just this side of "dime a dozen" (bonus points for niceness).

Feb
28
2013
Ayl
Ayl

من یه صد میل غیر اصلشو دارم . جالبه اسمش بلودزارا هستش . بوش عینه اصلیشه . ماندگاریشم خوبه ، پخش بوی بدی هم نداره .

Feb
26
2013
Opium80
Opium80

First off, I do enjoy this fragrance, and the translucent blue bottle is so minimalist it's easily my favourite packaging, however...

I find it a touch boring, it's linear scent which was appealing at the start, is now a major reason for this, it's also a tad clawing on my skin (when I'm inside) and I don't get more than 4 hours.

I can see why some love it, you will probably get compliments. To me though, Chanel offers better fragrances.

Certainly try it ON YOUR SKIN, it is nice, just for me i'll always prefer Chanel Allure.
Does not IMO deserve the grilling it gets. 7.5/10

Feb
24
2013
JohnMc
JohnMc

I held off forming an opinion on this scent since it hit the stores in late 2010, I instinctively recoiled at the lame adverts and billboards and if I'm honest, didn't like the fact that non-fragrance heads raved about this, but had no time or energy to explore the rest of the stable from Chanel. Idiosyncracies aside, I gave this one a good couple of sprays to each forearm today and have to say, it didn't blow my mind away, but it is a pretty safe, smart and compliment-getter of a fragrance that is ideal for days when you just want something smart and unassuming, say when your self-expression is turned down a tad - this one is ideal. The only downside is the longevity - yes, everyone here who had mentioned it obviously got that too - after 2 hours max, it's gone!

Feb
23
2013
bb023
bb023

I bought the 50 ML bottle from a local authorized store. I really love the smell but i really have a problem with the sillage and longevity.
After i applied the frag it stays only for 1-2 hours on my skin. The sillage is very weak.. after 1 hour i can only smell it close on my skin. I dont get why this perfume is so bad on my skin.. I am sure that it is not a counterfeit...anyone some suggestions ?

Feb
22
2013
Bpedersen77
Bpedersen77

The good, the bad, and the ugly:

Very strangescent. At first when I smelled it at the store, I didn't like it. However, it transformed over twenty minutes in to a very nice scent. I love it. Its sex in a bottle.

Longevity is insane, almost to a fault, and the initial smell is average at best.

Boring bottle. Needs some more stylistic elements t make it look unique. Like the Versace pour homme and eau fraiche, bulgari, etc.

Feb
21
2013
RemingtonSteele
RemingtonSteele

Not my favorite Chanel, but a very competent addition to the line. Is somewhat "mainstream" smelling. Not a homerun for Chanel, but a solid hit nonetheless.

Feb
17
2013
Naziabegum08
Naziabegum08

Beautiful fragrance very sensual and perfect for a mans man

Best mens chanel by far :)

Feb
13
2013
Carter-Blood
Carter-Blood

Having tested this prior to availability and believing it to be purely daywear I was suprised by an advertising campaign that attempted to place it elsewhere within the market.
Bleu manages to contain notes of grapefruit and mint that I usually hate, but combines these with the best citrus opening combination I have experienced in modern perfumery. The spices blend in wonderfully, remain constantly fresh but never pushing through so far as to take over from the citrus accords.
Chanel have produced here what they failed to do with Allure Sports, they have created a unique fragrance that I am willing to purchase for myself to wear in my time. Days off work, hanging about, doing very little else bar enjoying life - that's what this fragrance is about.

Feb
11
2013
crunkabortion
crunkabortion

This fragrance literally lasts 10 minutes or less on my skin, even with 12+ sprays. Something about it is just incredibly weak on my skin, which doesn't particularly break my heart since it smells like a classed up version of Axe body spray. I used up about half of my 100 mil bottle and gave it away to a friend. I'll be wearing my Antaeus instead.

Feb
10
2013
pierre.greenhalgh
pierre.greenhalgh

Incredibly underwhelming, in my opinion. Chanel have never really excelled in men's fragrances

Feb
10
2013
soloManolo
soloManolo

Its like a darker version of polo blue, imo...

Feb
10
2013
bebozizo83
bebozizo83

one of my best collection ever , second time to use it and still like it

Feb
10
2013
bebozizo83
bebozizo83

one of my best collection ever , second time to use it and still like it

Feb
10
2013
drummerboy1986
drummerboy1986

great combo! try this, jean paul gaultier terrible, and versace man eau fraiche

Feb
09
2013
MSC
MSC

It is a perfect masculine work scent. Although it is bad for nights out. To really enjoy it you need to have another nights out scent, so that this does not get boring as casual scent and therefore you will start to really appreciate it, because when you mix fragrances for occasions you will keep noticing how good you smell (and that is what gives you additional self confidence), while if you only use one fragrance you do get used to it after a while and you start not to notice it. To me this is by far the best working scent because it screams quality, it's not that sweet, smells really solid (that is good for me because you do want to smell like a real man at work) and yes it does beat Acqua di Gio for sure from my point of view, and yes i had AdG.

Feb
09
2013
darrenshiver
darrenshiver

Smells great at first, but then you get punched in the face by a lemon. Hopefully the dry down helps mellow it out.

Feb
07
2013
PaulDJ
PaulDJ

This is an excellently executed fragrance. I can't get enough of it. It's very mature, deep and classy. Longevity and sillage are both through the roof! Easy 12 hours on both for me!

Feb
05
2013
RUDOLFO512
RUDOLFO512

I just got this cologne in the mail yesterday. I wore it today and I LOVE it!! It smells very elegant and fresh. I already got some compliments from my co-workers. Great fragrance from Chanel, as always.

Feb
02
2013
CRIALESV
CRIALESV

I got a lot of compliments on this cologne. Women love it, even more than I do. Had it a while back so it's kind of hard to try to break down the notes from memory but it was def a compliment getter.

Jan
30
2013
sarifuchs
sarifuchs

ok you want to smell classy fresh clean sexy you want to make a statement buy this, it does not matter you are wearing formal casual or in the beach wearing shorts and oklay glasses. this is actually what i like about this that you can wear all the year on any occasion. expensive to buy though.

Jan
30
2013
miguelan75
miguelan75

Nice perfume for daily use, for any occasion and any time of the year, an all-rounder.
Good sillage and longevity. I do not understand because they say it smells like generic, and space of this perfume reminds me .... is empty.

Jan
29
2013
karan.chawla
karan.chawla

Just Love it ! It last long on me and keep getting awesome compliments.

Jan
25
2013
juiced
juiced

I always try and give an honest review so here goes...lemon rind and ginger are definitely noticeable in the opener. Soft and creamy. The lemon is more straight forward, whereas the ginger has more of a rounder presence on the palette. A sweet patchouli presence is noticed after about 5 minutes.
After a 30 minute opener a dark and moody smoky note starts happening. I remember wearing this last summer and I wasn't too crazy for the smoky mids. However, beneath the pungent smoke note, lays the original creamy opener still.
After about an hour or so (on my skin), sillage is down to a few inches. The smoky note still remains as does a very nice citrusy creamy roundness.
...And thats about it. I will say that being true to a Chanel fragrance, through out the day I will get hints of absolute brilliance, that quickly disappears as quickly as it came. Almost like a faint memory. I can understand other's disappointments with this fragrance, because it is a safe and moderate fragrance. It's neither liberal or conservative, black nor white; It's just a safe, clean and standard fragrance.
I've always played it safe with the fragrances that I wear but once I came of age, Chanel was the house that I went to, to step it up a notch. Unless something remarkable happens, I will not be replacing my current bottle of Bleu de Chanel. It's a remarkably pleasant smell but it just falls short of anything I would remember. Imagine a great one-night-stand that is soon forgotten by the next one-nighter. Overall, I would say this an office scent. 25-40. Not sexy, not daring, not memorable and certainly not a classic. A very pleasant close-to-the-skin fragrance is what you'll be getting for $85 for a 3.4oz.

Jan
22
2013
14Fragrance
14Fragrance

love the scent, but it disapates after only a couple of hours.

Jan
21
2013
Petrichor
Petrichor

Definitely try before you buy. If you don't like ginger, you probably won't like Bleu. For me, this was a scrubber.

Jan
21
2013
bcire3k
bcire3k

Great longevity and projection. Overpowers other colognes when comparing them. Sprayed several on one arm (L' Homme, Play Intense, The One, Dior Homme Intense, Armani Code, and Bleu) each about an inch apart. Bleu came out on top and invaded all the other colognes. Good smell too.

8/10 for me.

Jan
19
2013
hunkyweasel
hunkyweasel

JuST try N*VEA BALSAM exactly the same ..!

Jan
19
2013
fresh_scents
fresh_scents

My nose always gets a strong sweet pineapple note from Bleu de Chanel. I just went way overboard, on purpose, with the trigger today. I gave myself 20 sprays to the chest/torso area and immediately put on a shirt as it was still dripping wet on my skin. It wasn't overpowering after the dry down and, according to solicited remarks, was not strong at all. "You smell so good" were the types of compliments I received.

Bleu de Chanel is an olfactory winner in my book, but it took soooo much to satisfy me. Face it; we all like being our own room deodorizer here. However, to spray as much as I had, and still get average longevity and projection, was ridiculous. I'll continue to buy the product, but never at the full retail price or without some sales perks.

Jan
18
2013
Potgut
Potgut

I have recieved more unsolicited compliments from this fragrance than all the compliments I have recieved from all my other fragrances COMBINED. Which is a bit unfortunante cause there are so many other fragrances I love so much but never recieve any compliments.

But in the end of the day, it's not about the compliments I recieve, but it's about wearing what I want to wear and what I love.

When I first bought Bleu I was a bit disappointment because it felt boring (I was used to the Niche heavy hard-hitters) where as Bleu is transparent and subtle. I was also afraid that it would have low longivity based on how it felt on my first couple wearings.

But over time Bleu grew on me and has become one of my favorites. It just perfects what's it what intended to do. Bleu doesn't smell cheap, wearing bleu trained my nose to make my other Chanels (Edition Blanche and AHS..) and virtually all my other designers smell much cheaper in comparison.

Bleu is probably the most versatile fragrance I have (exception, probably not best for the winter cold)

The longvity is not as short as I was first feared it was going to be, infact, it seemed like the more I wore it the longer the longivity got (I think my nose learned to pick up on the little things that I first missed). Most of the time, people can smell this on me after 7+ hours of me wearing it, but I cannot really smell it on myself after 4 hours, but i'll still preiodically get wiffs of this after that.

If many people really think Bleu is a 'generic' scent, then I'll have to say Bleu is a 'generic' masterpiece.

Jan
16
2013
lovesupreme
lovesupreme

got it as a gift - i kind of prefer L'Homme Libre (which is spicier and brighter and has more character than this) bleu de chanel smells like one of those drugstore generic colognes...dissapointed..but nice bottle construction with magnetic cap and all..sad the scent has to go this route..

Jan
12
2013
Detroitcolognereview
Detroitcolognereview

I recently let my friend wear this to a house party as he's cologne inept. Imagine my surprise when he got complements on it and my new Hani Mori got none accept for from someone i was TOTALLY not interested in LOL. ugh...

Jan
10
2013
lateeeno
lateeeno

The first time I smelled this beast was in a shopping center , a gentleman was passing by me when I stopped all of a sudden and took a long breath ! Oh yes , that was the case with Chanel Bleu . The projection was unstoppable , and I made my way to the perfume market and got me a 3.4oz . I still keep the bottle to remind myself with this special aroma that beats all challenges. Enjoy it if u can afford it . Women adore it , that is a FACT .

Jan
10
2013
LSDnSideBurns
LSDnSideBurns

Clean and classy, very high quality fragrance as is always the case with Chanel.

"Zesty" is the word I would use to describe this scent. Opens with a fresh, tart citrus. After the first few minutes, the pepper comes to life, giving the citrus a sparkling, effervescent quality. Ginger comes into play here as well, lively and invigorating. This is a great scent in the morning.

The citrus and ginger die down a bit, making way for the incense and musty vetiver, lending an faintly smoky, dusty edge to the base. The incense, vetiver and a hint of sandalwood make for an inviting drydown, which is both clean and sensual. The spices are still at play in the drydown phase as well, tickling the nose slightly. While clean and composed, this scent is also very masculine, lacking in any overt sweetness or feminine qualities. Extremely versatile, good for business or casual, night or day.

Projection is good, and longevity is excellent. The ingredients are top-notch, never chemical or overpowering.

Bleu is among the best "safe" scents out there, and has considerably greater character than most of the competition.

Jan
08
2013
rprovenz
rprovenz

Can't recall ever being told I smell generic and synthetic when I wear this. Women love it, that's all you need to know.

Jan
08
2013
kxnaiades
kxnaiades

This is the smell of an old love affair. I never knew what he wore, I only knew he wore one perfume. My senses reeled when I was at the Chanel counter today because I smelt him, although that could never be possible, with the miles and oceans and barriers between. But there he was, at least his scent was, in this blue bottle. Tres French, tres original, tres him. I won't go into the notes except that they are all there in perfect harmony and delicious from opening into the dry down. I can attest that the longevity for this is superb...and the memories...well, poignant. I was this close to purchasing a bottle just to hold him once again, but that would have been insane.

Jan
06
2013
florblanca
florblanca

I understand what people are saying about this being generic and safe but I don't care. This is a quality fragrance. It is clean, elegant and sophisticated and the way it lingers on a shirt collar after it has been worn is simply lovely.

Jan
04
2013
willbear
willbear

i love this very clean but does not last very long in a few hours its gone
if it lasted longer i would be very happy

Jan
01
2013
s.matavos
s.matavos

Bleu De Chanel is a fresh, mildly spicy fragrance with surprising depth and excellent structure. The grapefruit, lemon, and ginger keep the top bright and energetic while the incense and woods lend purpose to the full-bodied heart.

Bleu is an extremely versatile fragrance, well-suited for any season, occasion, or age. It is appealing to others and never becomes cloying or intrusive. I think a lot of people make the mistake of judging it immediately upon application, and write it off as a typical 'fresh' fragrance. But it is more than that. Bleu is more robust than your average fresh fragrance, it lasts longer, and its construction is of a much better quality. The notes and accords in Bleu interact very well with one another and and exhibit many subtle complexities throughout the development of the scent.
a four-season day-night date-casual 18-80 complex juice!
I would recommend Bleu to any guy looking for a quality, fresh fragrance that can be worn comfortably anywhere at anytime and still portray class with a certain degree sophistication.
By the way, my new signature cologne that I took over Lalique encre noire.

Dec
31
2013
Derek Boy
Derek Boy

Excellent fresh sexy scent,with staying power of 1 - 2 hours.

Dec
30
2012
Anatolian_Swarthy
Anatolian_Swarthy

i cant find a caracter of this.and no longevity :(

Dec
28
2012
Space Invader
Space Invader

Scent: 8/10
Price: 7/10
Projection: 8/10
Versatility: 8/10
Compliments: 9/10
Buy/Try/Pass? Try
Rating (0-10): 7


Note: Works wonders as sig. scent, partially synthetic though. You may get sick of it after a while.

Dec
26
2012
hod
hod

seriously, ignore all those bad and "generic smelling" reviews. this stuff smells awesome it IS unique, it's long lasting and projects very well. girls absolutely ADORE this fragrance and it's the most versatile fragrance on the market. it's suitable for dates,day time,winter,summer,fall,autumn,work,office,special dinner, EVERYTHING. just get it!

Dec
25
2012
Marcos Oliveira
Marcos Oliveira

Ao usar BLEU vc se entristece dizendo: "fragancia comum!!" porém com o passar dos minutos ele evolui trazendo uma fragancia sexy com base de incenso,gengibre e uva...o rastro deixado pode alcançar 2 metros e exala verde. sempre elogiado,especialmente em noites quentes,4 sprays no máximo. Chanel sempre sofisticado !!

*aroma/fragancia = 8,5/10
*silagem/projeção = 9/10
*fixação/durabilidade = 9/10
*geral = 8,5/10

Dec
23
2012
SwagScent
SwagScent

This is the ultimate safe and sexy fragrance. I hated on this initially, as did the most of the fragcomm, but it's true a nice fragrance.

Dec
22
2012
trippy
trippy

elegance and sexy charme!

Dec
21
2012
Astrid Allegra
Astrid Allegra

it was a love at first smell with this one! I was - oh my god - in love with it. I can say that it is one of the most interesting and gently masculine but powerful scents I've ever laid my nose on. Its longevity and sillage also upps the amp with this one! warm notes of ginger and sandalwood are so nicely infused with a hint of freshness from the citrusy middle notes. this perfume smells perfect almost on everybody and, indeed, it is as if it fuses perfectly with one's skin. Men - ladies love this one and if you are trying to meet your one - wear this! success would be granted ;)

Dec
19
2012
hemp
hemp

I dont know how people can call this generic! Maybe the citrus opening is generic but after a few minutes this deepens into a warm, woody, earthy scent that is far from generic! I just bought a 150ml bottle and love it!

Dec
18
2012
sZIG
sZIG

Such a sexy and fresh smell! Coming from a girl: guys wear this smell and you'll be a hit with the ladies ;)

Dec
17
2012
fresh_scents
fresh_scents

I was on a trip and spotted Bleu de Chanel in the shop for the price I was willing to pay, and purchased it. As I have mentioned before, there wasn't one emotionally charged reason for me to absolutely have this fragrance, because it is very generic. However, Bleu de Chanel is pleasant enough to appeal to most senses.

Dec
16
2012
paul.trollson
paul.trollson

Jack of all trades. Really is quite a versatile scent.
Opens with grapefruit and citrus. Don't groan at this well trodden path and bare with it.
Then the trademark Chanel pepper starts sprinkling itself onto the mix.
Now here is where it gets interesting, insence and spices with vetiver with zesty woods floating around.
It's a real transformation. The ingredients and blending are of course high quality as expected.
People are calling this "generic" this and "boring" that but they never really stopped to smell the rest of the homme lineup. They are the epitome of safe, inoffensive scents. Chanel makes elegant and safe frgrances for men that are masterfully blended with high quality ingredients. Shut up.
Back to Bleu.
It's one that makes a great Signiture scent and can also be worn when dressed up. It's instantly recognisable and you will get compliments.
Projection on my skin is great which is weird because my skin eats frgrances. Longevity is also great.

Give this a try and ditch what the critics say. It's not reinventing the wheel, but how many Chanel fragrances for men do? Like the rest of them it just smells nice.

Dec
16
2012
dtchbrd
dtchbrd

Bleu de Chanel I love you. Whenever I smell you on a man my heart jumps.

Bleu smells clean, classy and sophisticated. The opening is fresh with something extra, the drydown is beautiful, warmer and woody. It has this really intriguing aroma that I can not quite describe.

Blue has been compared to Hugo Boss, but I could not disagree more. Blue has depth (a lot of it!) and warmth, something Boss lacks.

Try it for yourself, you will not be disappointed.

Dec
14
2012
williamvargas
williamvargas

a pleasant smelling fragrance from chanel, i think it is a perfect gift for a young man or even someone older that maybe does not wear alot of fragrances, probably someone who would like to smell good to the ladies he works with or his girlfriend or wife, really do not see this as a bad choice, it is has a litte citrus with a nice woods blend to it, some mossy qualities that will give it a nice dry down..doesn't seem to be very offensive , and in trying a ample amount of , hey you smell good today. not a ground breaking fragrance that screams hey smell me but just a good smell, and made of chanel quality, not a bad choice at all..you could do a lot worse, not tremendous longevity but very few i have tried do , even some of the more sought after niche...types... i have been dissapointed with many of them.. this simply smells good to me and others around me , this is a really great office scent consideration.
I actually ended up getting a bottle of this from chanel's web page for my oldest daughters boyfriend. and since he is like one of the family now , my daughter asked me to find something for him and after some testing she picked this one, not a surprise at all, he loves it.. it is a damn good smelling fragrance. it works.

Dec
11
2012
AND-MAT
AND-MAT

Be "Unexpected". This is how they are trying to promote "bleu de Chanel" in their latest ad! However when I smell this I always remember the other citrussy smells out there and I don't think that this one is really different from the others. I like the smell very much... but it's not that unique and there is terre d'hermes as a citruss smell that raise the bar really high that this one cannot touch! But nice try though!

Dec
09
2012
rprovenz
rprovenz

An excellent masculine scent.

Dec
07
2012
rprovenz
rprovenz

An excellent masculine scent.

Dec
07
2012
omarqasim
omarqasim

nice smell!!!!!

Dec
07
2012
colorblindlove
colorblindlove

Is it just me or does this smell kind of sweet? I don't mind this but I don't think that I will purchase either.

Dec
06
2012
HORRIDFRAG
HORRIDFRAG

This is the one and only Chanel fragrance for men that I own. I really like this fragrance. You could directly detect the incense note, along with burst of citrus notes, after a while it gets smokey and powdery, yet still the incense and citrus notes are detectable. Lasting power and silage are great!

Dec
05
2012
queops
queops

like biografia for men by natura

Dec
05
2012
amalex_1983
amalex_1983

10/10

Dec
05
2012
gert1980
gert1980

this perfume have bad longtivity and projection on me

max 1hrs

Nov
27
2012
tobbe.sjodin
tobbe.sjodin

Alright! For maby 6-8 months ago I bought this fragrance! I was so amazed!
I must say I have totally different opionions about it nowdays. I never use this.....I think it's nothing special actually...
After I tried for example Dior homme intense, creed aventus...and even boss bottled...
This chanel feels weak...longevity = "ok" nothing groundbreaking, smell 7/10

Nov
27
2012
FragrantAl87
FragrantAl87

I have mixed feelings about this Chanel. Breaks from tradition in some innocuous ways, but does deserve praise for its appeal.

Opening: Wow, you know you're smelling something different. Vaguely reminiscent of some YSL L'homme Libre and ADG hybrid. Very unique and citrusy, with a warm ginger note right away. Genuinely unique.

Sillage: Decent enough, though with such light bases its not likely to get you a compliment unless you are sitting next to someone for a minute. The incense and lemon are most noticable to my nose.

Longevity: Melts nicely into a clean lemony, jasmine-esque scent. Doesn't last for more than 2-3 hours at a time for me. Which is sad, because I really want for more of the cedarwood to come through.

Best for: late Spring/Summer/Early fall. Especially in a humid climate or on moisturized skin. Wouldn't recommend too much in winter, simply because its so fresh and light. Good anywhere from noon on in season.

Gripes: Hmm. Not exactly what I have expected from Chanel in the past; innovative opening, rather uninspiring drydown. Lacks a certain, boldness. Price is a bit over the top, which is probably just Chanel hyping it a bit.

Overall: I like it. Not a terribly deep scent, but useful for its clean asthetic top and mid-notes. At this point, its still different enough to be memorable. Good clean fun.

7.8/10

Nov
27
2012
sammyjames
sammyjames

This cologne is special. I went to Macy's and tested over 30 different fragrances, and at the end of the day, the only scent I could remember was Bleu De Chanel. Something about it smelled almost...untouchable. There's a certain note to this cologne and I can't quite put my finger on it, but I suppose it doesn't really matter what it is, it has a remarkable effect. To me this cologne smells the way 9 out of 10 guys in their late teens to early 30's want to smell. AND THAT'S WHY IT'S AMAZING. Most of the time guys have to settle for something almost perfect, or worse, something cheap and blatant. You can find 50 different fragrances that smell like a pretty good aquatic, and you can be happy with them. But the second you smell Bleu de Chanel, you'll realize that IT is what you've been looking for. It has the missing ingredient, and I don't even know what it is, but it smells so unique and powerful, yet subtle, that it's impossible not to enjoy this scent. And fragrance snobs might say that it's mainstream, and not incredibly unique but I'd say that on the contrary, what makes this cologne unique is that it's perfect. AND mainstream. It is the only cologne I've ever smelled that gives me the feeling that I've finally found what I'm looking for. And I think it has that effect on girls too. I bought a bottle right at the beginning of summer 2012, and so began the most incredible summer of my life. Need I say more? One final thing to add, I took my girlfriend shopping (she and I met this summer, and many times she would compliment me on how great I smelled) we went to the cologne section at Macy's and I asked her to smell 20 random colognes, including Bleu de Chanel, and she flat out said that none of them even came close.

Nov
25
2012
napilopez
napilopez

In my opinion, Bleu is the best male scent Chanel has created, and I like them all.

This is not so much as review as a defense of the scent: It's really curious how divisive this cologne has been among the fragrance enthusiast sites, yet how consistently it's mentioned to garner compliments.

The main complaint seems to be that it's generic, too similar to other things, too bland. But I think people are confusing "genericness" with balance. Lot's of fragrance buffs like scents with a well-defined, character, and they seem to feel that Chanel doesn't have this. I would disagree. It's not just a single-minded character like most fragrances; rather it's multifaceted, where there is more than meets the eye.

The thing about Bleu is that, as suggested by its advertising, it's a mass-market, all-use scent. And to me, it does that virtually perfectly. I find it hard to think of many other colognes that can be used absolutely any time of the year(and do it *well*) the way Bleu can. It's fresh enough to deal with hot weather, yet warm enough to inspire closeness on a cold night. It's incredibly multi-layered, and I always seem to be discovering a new layer to it.

If my description doesn't seem convincing, just read through the plethora of reviews and impressions here and other enthusiast places, and compare them to those of other scents. It's common for a scent to be divisive(A*men), but usually because of preferences, not descriptions. I mean here we have a scent with more user votes than 90% of the fragrances on this site at over 1600, and yet as of this writing, there are only two votes for a "reminds me of" with one Boss fragrance, and looking through the reviews, the discrepancy of comparisons is huge for a scent with so many reviews.

If you want more proof of how balanced and multi-layered it is, look at the votes for when it should be worn. It's very evenly spread out for all four seasons, as well as day and night usage. Again, can't think of anything else that achieves such a balance. That's remarkable.

Speaking on a personal level now I find my greatest issue with it is that I can't decide whether it's something I want to wear as an every day scent, or only for special occasions. Again, that's a quality I'm not used to seeing: being able to easily be used as an everyday casual scent, or only for nights out and special occasions.

I think part of the problem is that a lot of fragrance lovers try to pick out smells with clearly and easily identifiable character, so that they don't smell like anything else. Bleu, on the other hand, is eclectic in it's scent, drawing from spicy and fresh, yet also warm and musky. I think it's character is clear, yet not necessarily easy to define. It's eclecticism means can adapt to your own character. You can be who you want to be, rather than just letting the cologne dictate something about you.

If anything, Bleu will just dictate that you smell good. Despite divisiveness, most seem to agree this is a huge compliment getter. Even those who don't like it. While I don't wear scents just to appeal to other people, if people are complimenting you, it's because you smell good, simple as that.

To me, Bleu is extremely far from generic. It's mysterious, it's multifaceted. It's the fragrance version of a polymath, of the quintessential Rennaissance man, and if it seems devoid of character, it's because it allows room for you to complement it with your own.

Nov
23
2012
dvbdvb
dvbdvb

opening notes smells like cheap drugstore cologne, but i loooove the drydown. give it at least 30 minutes to let the chanel quality appears.

i think its very versatile to be wear during day or night

Nov
16
2012
Emilym1992
Emilym1992

I like this smell on a man, but my brother wears it so I would feel weird to call it a "sexy" scent. But, one of my brothers co-workers said he smelt "luscious" when he wore this. A very nice scent for men :)

Nov
12
2012
joelynnturner
joelynnturner

This parfum is a real gem! Last week while being in the night club 2 different and unknown women enjoyed my scent . The first one was a placing girl in the first club. She could not stop sniffing me whole night. The second one was just a visitor in another club, a beautiful woman - about 30 . She asked me directly what the perfume is. Later I got her number. :)

Nov
12
2012
Chattermonkey
Chattermonkey

Its worth trying. I enjoy the smell, but its nothing special. To me it just smells like CK Eternity. A more plesant dry down, maybe a little too soapy.

Nov
05
2012
Marcos Oliveira
Marcos Oliveira

muito sexy,inexplicavel,porque? devido ser sintetico,parecido com tantos outros e ate mesmo com desodorantes baratos,mas depois de ulgumas dezenas de minutos ele evolui,trazendo um aroma elegante e marcante digno de um CHANEL,com um rastro sedutor e atraente,quente e fresco,claro e escuro...o gengibre refresca e o incenso em meio a uva escuresse.
boa pedida para perfume assinatura / uso diario
exala personalidade e liberdade,por isso l'homme libre YSL lembra o bleu.
aroma/fragancia : 8/10
projeção/silagem : 9/10
fixação/durabilidade : 9/10

Nov
02
2012
StuartDoheny
StuartDoheny

I think I had high expectation for this one as it is from Chanel, one of the original and world renowned perfumers. Turns out its just an everyday mans fragrance, yeah its nice, but its not distinctive. Don't expect someone to say, ''Wow is that Chanel pour homme!?''.
The price of this is marked far to high for a mediocre frangrance, it's not 1million you're paying big bucks for unfortunately..

Nov
02
2012
limited Edition
limited Edition

Chanel have set the bench mark for some amazing fragrances..Bleu unfortunately wont be remembered as one..I give it 2 yawns..yawnnnn

Nov
01
2012
Kdu
Kdu

Seductive fragrance that surround the passage of time has a lot of good changes in the skin, it seems the Allure sporte mixed with Blanche edition, I recommend!

Oct
29
2012
Swahili
Swahili

السلام على من اتبع الهدى
العطر ثابت ثابت ثابت ههههههههه يعني بجد من دون نقاش في البداية ثقيل شوي وأشبهه في بدايته من كالفن كلاين ايفوريا نسخة التواليت بعدين يصبح ليموني بعض الشيء
طبعا بالتأكيد ما راح تشمه بس دايما اشتري العطر وأرشه على صديقي وطول اليوم أتعقب أثر العطر وراه ههههههههه الصراحة عطر أعجبني كثيرا بالتجربة قبل وبعد الشراء

Oct
29
2012
braindead83
braindead83

On the paper tester card, this is dynamite. Just as Allure Homme Sport is. On my skin, this is just a straight forward fresh aqua scent with no depth or layers of additional scents that will be revealed over time.
It literally lasts two hours maximum, and I don't even get to appreciate all the different notes within this cologne.

Longevity is crap on this cologne. Much like Allure Homme Sport I find this cologne to wash out very quickly once on my skin. I do not get the chance to appreciate it.

I defintiely find this to be VERY reminiscent to Calvin Klein Euphoria, yet different.

If it lasts on you, God Bless you. It doesn't last on me, even though I wish it would. It is a relatively nice fragrance. Nothing too innovative or different here though.

Oct
19
2012
steve0580
steve0580

Not bad, not unique. There are a lot of other fragrances out there that smell very similar.

Quite honestly, I think it's over hyped. It has the Chanel name and plenty of advertising behind it, so credit their marketing department for a fine job with that.

I'd describe it as warm and citrusy, with a woodsy undertone.

I liked it better from the tester spray, than when I got it home and wore it.

Oct
18
2012
BeautifulDynamite
BeautifulDynamite

Oooh, so classy, masculine, and earthy.... when I smell this on a man...he better watch out. ;)

Oct
17
2012
LinkinPark
LinkinPark

This fragrance reminds me of the time my black Labrador jumped out of the bed of my truck after a swim at the lake ..ran into the Quikie-Mart and made me knock over a bottle of Simply Grapefruit juice and a rack of incense.
Wet dog
Grapefruit
Incense
Not good

Oct
14
2012
frangellan
frangellan

i know a lot of people here say this works well in hot or cold weather but i have to say it is really better suited for the cooler temps. starts off with the grapefruit/ginger fresh frag combo but settles into a warmer scent when the vetiver and incense come through. I would label this as "dry." I've been wearing it these past days and it's very nice. It's clean, fresh, yet smoky at the same time and cuts through the air. I believe this scent is unabashedly masculine but you could wear whatever you like!

Oct
13
2012
joelynnturner
joelynnturner

Just what I've been dreaming of for the last 2 years! I'm on a party in a club. There is a great party with the music I like! A gorgeous waitress is approaching next to me and asking me:
"Excuse me! What perfume are you wearing? It is awesome"
And the answer:
"Chanel! Bleu De Chanel!"

Oct
10
2012
mn24viii
mn24viii

Very versatile. Perfect for office, casual wear, dates, day, night. Fresh enough for summer and the incense makes it suitable for winter. It's not the most original scent, but it's nice and inoffensive.
The opening is the best part. The drydown is nothing special compared to the great opening
Longevity could be better. After about three hours it becomes more and more a skin scent.

Oct
06
2012
Raquel73
Raquel73

I gave to my brother this,I´m a woman and for me this a a real man parfum.I fall at the feet of a man who carried this :-)))

Oct
05
2012
Aegis
Aegis

Edit 2 ( i am with Scenturian Appreciation)
Too many people seems to comment without testing fragrances, and that is sad as we are here to give a honest and valuable opinion to other Fragrance lovers.

Vibe: Fruity cocktail with ginger.

Top: For me Blue starts with Quality Citrus and sweet fruits, a great uplifting opening, young and invigorating with amazing class. duration 1 hour
Moderate to high projection.

Heart: High quality Spices merge with the citrus fruitiness but the citrus fades a bit, vetiver and ginger make their appearance very prominent. duration 4-6 hours. moderate projection

Base: I notice some woods mixing with incense, ginger and vetiver,it doest not project but leaves a smooth smoky trail. 2 hours.

total logenvity on my skin 8 hours.


Overall a great scent, Woman pleaser for sure, specially in the top notes, compliment getter, medium projection but high duration as all chanels, great longevity.

A tip to get the top notes floating more time, specially when a woman hug you, spray additionally in front and on back of your shirt. close to the lower neck

scent 9.5
sillage 8
duration 9

Oct
05
2012
pablo.lizárraga
pablo.lizárraga

Drydown remember me terre d'hermès!

Oct
04
2012
major_works
major_works

I tried Bleu de Chanel at a Sephora (I think), spraying it on one forearm. It does not work on my skin at all. It smelled sour to me and was not pleasant at all. I'm not saying it's not good juice or that it won't work well for other men. But I couldn't wait to scrub it off of my arm.

Oct
01
2012
patrick-fragrancelover
patrick-fragrancelover

This does not remind me of Terre. Honestly, it really doesn't. However, I do adore Terre in its own way, and I plan to purchase it. When I bought Bleu it was completely an impulse buy. For the first months I had it I was disappointed that I had purchased it. I even almost gave it away. However, now that the Winter/Fall months are starting to kick in, and the cold air is present, I've fallen in love with this scent. It lasts nearly all day, and it just smells fantastic. Though it is definitely a winter/fall scenet, and it snags a lot of compliments and attention. I love it, people around me love it, it's just great. One of my favorites for this winter. I highly recommend. And honestly, I'm not one for the whole fragrance marketing machine, I choose what I like. Although this is subject to some huge promo, it is a great scent.

Oct
01
2012
twlahue
twlahue

I know that I will get some hate over this, but today i sampled Creed Tabarome- It has some similarities to Bleu de Chanel

Sep
29
2012
Detroitcolognereview
Detroitcolognereview

I rated this mostly based on how it smelled on others and myself so i thought. Tonight i bought it and i am so grateful. Its masculine and deep. I think that this fragrance morphs into your personal scent more than others based on you and only you. You hear so much about pheromones, skin composition etc. and you spray a fragrance and it smells on you the same way it smells on everyone else. Not this one. Spray it on yourself, DONT smell, give it an hours, sniff and you will have YOUR personal fragrance. It wont smell on you the way it smells on others.

I have a friend who is African; very dark skinned and i am black but a caramel complexion. On him, it reminds me of Angel for men and on me it takes on this old school but not too harsh smell. I love it and i think that this proves that Chanel is my fav. fragrance house.

DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!

Sep
24
2012
samatl74
samatl74

This is a safe fragrance that touts tons of compliments and good projection and longevity. Spicy blue and safe. You can blind buy this one and not be disapointed. Chanel did it again..a good quality frag for the masses..frag lover or not.

Sep
24
2012
fresh_scents
fresh_scents

Bleu de Chanel isn't a bad formulation, but it does the same job of other quality juices in the fragrance market that cost 20% less. I actually bought a bottle and returned it, unopened of course, because of this. Bleu de Chanel did not motivate me to spend the way Allure Homme Sport Extreme did.

Again, it's not a bad formulation, but it's simply too generic for the full retail price.

Sep
24
2012
burgundyaltima
burgundyaltima

I liked the the top notes...it wasn't anything that blew me away though..i think Chanel Platinum is better. try before you buy..Bleu remind me of A STRONG smelling laundry detergent (strong like the original tide)..I've seen on facebook/twitter ladies commenting how much they love Bleu de chanel...but the ladies in my world didn't care for it too much. One female said it smelled like a grandpa and the other friend started coughing when she sat on my lap... *deep sigh*

Sep
18
2012
andy
andy

great rich woods and a nice masterfully balanced drydown that makes this a perfect date night scent or even better for going out

Sep
14
2012
Vastalux
Vastalux

A bit generic fragrance. But due to its versatility I keep repeating using this fragrance. Good fragrance, long lasting, well project and its smell expensive! High quality product. Just too common nowadays like 1 Million.

Sep
13
2012
tobbe.sjodin
tobbe.sjodin

This perfume for me was love the first sniff!!
Recommend this for everyone!
If youre not so into fragrances this might be worth the money for you to buy it! You wont be dissapointed!
I havent smelled anyting like this! this is so unique!
I bought one on ebay and it was a fake one I compared it to the original bottom and what a big difference!!!
I haaate fakes!
this fragrance for me is a 9/10 !!!

Works in every occasion, work, party..whatever! Great signature scent! But I have still not find me real signaturescent YET! :) Maby I will sooon ;)
PM me if you have some advices! Check out my collection please!

Sep
09
2012
Energi
Energi

I've had my bottle for almost a year. I STILL have 60% left in the bottle! I learned to use this lightly because it can be overpowering. Just because you can't smell it doesn't mean its not projecting. TRUST ME...this one is powerful! 8/10 overall

Sep
08
2012
fuggerone
fuggerone

sure shot with women, makes you deeply classy

Sep
07
2012
waine
waine

I am going to be objective and totally honest. This fragrance is not as great for the price you have to pay. I must admit, I have only tested it a few times. The first time the sales assistant looked at me and said, “Sir, I know just the fragrance for you.” So I took a hit on the arm, waited for it to settle and bleh…very ordinary is what springs to mind. The dry down was even less moving with poor longevity. There is no way I am going to bust my wallet over Bleu de Chanel. Instead I will rather buy from a house that delivers something much better than this over rated juice for less cash.

BTW, I am not biased towards the house of Chanel, as I own Allure Pour Homme, which I absolutely adore.

Sep
03
2012
fresh_scents
fresh_scents

I'm new to the Chanel men's fragrance line and Bleu de Chanel has won me over. I try to steer away from popular fragrances because I'm not sold on word of mouth sales associate recommendations and marketing hype.

Nonetheless, Bleu de Chanel is as equally pleasant as my bottle of Allure Homme Sport. I buy fragrances based off of their aromatherapy properties to bring good feelings to mind.

Sep
03
2012
soned
soned

Not a review....just a general comment.

How good is Bleu?.....I bought my first 3.4oz. bottle about a year ago.....I'm on my THIRD one and it's almost done. Considering I own over 70 different bottles...........now you do the math!

Sep
01
2012
samatl74
samatl74

Great classy aqua scent from Chanel! It's a huge compliment getter. Good for any season..even winter because there is a slight spice from the ginger and sandalwood. Chanel puts out great frags. This is a great "starter" frag for anybody who wants to get into "good frags" beyond Aqua Di Geo.

Sep
01
2012
VqueenLeigh
VqueenLeigh

Well Channel you've done it again with what I think will be a classic fragrance. Truly musculent, sexy, classy and seductive.
I know this dosen't have it in but it smells kinda cyrpusy? Woody, fresh manishy yumm from a Female point of view!

Aug
31
2012
gianmarco
gianmarco

Would just like to say this again, bleu de channel is greatness, one of the best in my collection. Smells masculin, sexy and natural, a natural pleasure!

Going to be buying my second bottle

Aug
29
2012
azwim
azwim

love this perfume a lot....its refreshing after you get sweat or wet...just spray 2 shots to your neck and see,you will realize what is blue de chanel.

Aug
27
2012
Inessa66613
Inessa66613

I've been at the cinema recently, and one very attractive girl set next to me. As she was moving her hand to touch her hair or drink her coffee, she smelled so sexy that I couldn't hold myself anymore. So I whispered straight to her ear "You smell so good, name me your perfume". She didn't expect my question, but smiled and said "Bleu Chanel...for men". I was surprised, and the very next day went to the store to find it. First spray represented me citrus with incense - very sharp, strong and masculine smell, that didn't have anything to do with that girl. After some time it turned into ginger mixed with light citrus and nutmeg so it was her...

Aug
26
2012
scenturian
scenturian

I fully agree with vdog, I guess also that many reviews are done by fake bottles or even not tested properly(full-wear) and then written "generic".
I repeated many times before: I don't know any other similar scent, and that this is not fresh aquatic summer scent at all, it fits better for autumn and winter.

Aug
24
2012
vdog
vdog

I just got duped with a fake Bleu from eBay. These impostor bottles and packaging are getting VERY good these days. I had already sampled this in-store and that's what immediately tipped me off since I remember the real stuff being a lot more sharp, woodsy and crisp. This was an all around generic "fresh scent". Since I see a lot of dissapointment on here due to the scent being too "generic", I would advise to hold off on reviewing the cologne unless you purchased it at an authorized retailer. Otherwise, you might be unfairly reviewing a fake copy and not the real juice.

Aug
22
2012
kevdg18
kevdg18

Whoa!! Too much citrus! I don't want to smell like a lemon entirely geesh. Once this scent drys down, it becomes tolerable and sort of pleasant. However, I will not purchase.

Aug
18
2012
RAG1987
RAG1987

Ok so I decided to blind buy a bottle of this for my summer scent. I am not really a fresh citrus/aquatic sort of guy as they all seem too common in my opinion and I've never been keen on those types of scents. So I got this despite reading all the negative reviews as well as the positives and I have to say that I am pretty happy with this purchase. I personally haven't caught a whiff of this before nor have I come across anything similar. I expected a nose tingling sharp sneeze inducing juice that is like most others but with this I didn't. I seen some people saying about a clean wet dog drying of in the sun, a sort of soapiness. I totally agree with this comparison. Despite how that sounds it isn't a bad thing as it gives this a slightly unique edge. I get the impression that many die hard Chanel fans are possibly a bit miffed and had higher expectations for this fragrance but there are always going to be conflicting opnions on things like fragrances. My opinion is that this is a good long lasting fragrance, it is not my favourite nor is it my signature but I am pleased a chose to buy this as it does good for the summer days where your heavier winter scents are no good!!....

Aug
18
2012
dukeofscent
dukeofscent

Very safe summer scent...very mainstream...very disappointed. I was expecting something else from this offering. However, it is quality in it's makeup. Chanel does a good job, as always. Safe buy, but if you own ADG, Versace Pour Homme, Eau Fraiche, Allure Homme Sport, or Issey Miyake, there is no need to purchase this offering by Chanel, imo.

Aug
17
2012
steve.brule
steve.brule

Preferred Stock (yes the old cologne) + Citrus = Bleu De Chanel

Wanted to see what all the hype was about so I bought a bottle. I think I have come to the conclusion that I do not like "Dark Citrus." If you like Dark Citrus I am sure this will be right up your alley. To me this scent seems to peek quickly and flatline into "blah" just as rapid. It would be WELL worth sampling before buying. Make sure the cloying citrus in this one will not make you light headed.

General Census seems to be split.

Person A: This is one of the best smelling colognes out there!

Person B: Who would pay $100+ for some headache juice!

Again, sample before buying.

Aug
13
2012
KeithScar
KeithScar

Chanel Bleu is a very nice sophistocated fragrance that is perfect for all year and all seasons. I smelled this at Dillards a few months back and i instantly fell in love with it. Bleu opens up with a cool citrus vibe then dries down to a smooth woody green scent that lasts. This is a cologne that will soon be in my collection, bottom line

Aug
09
2012
Endymion
Endymion

nopasho doesn't need any help.
he has point out what many people, like myself, think about this fragrance and chanel.
thank him for his detailed review!
if you don't agree him, doesn't mean that he needs help, you just have different opinion.

Aug
08
2012
nopasho
nopasho

CAUTION: LONG UPDATED REVIEW. IF YOU DON'T LIKE TO READ AND YOU CAN'T STAND SOME CRITIC THOUGHTS ON THE RECENT CHANELS, SKIP THIS!

Sad but true: The perfumery division of Chanel has lost it. It pains me to utter these words. It is not Heidi Klum's 'In fashion, one day you're in and the next day you're out', but the fragrance version: 'One day it is all about making great fragrances, and the next day it is all about making money.' And producing meh's to reap in money selling dud fragrances with the name 'Chanel'. Sad, sad, sad.

Not only seems the beautiful bottle of the women's 'Coco Noir' to contain a dud fragrance (I've smelled a tester: a weak Coco Mademoiselle', and that is put mildly) in a gem bottle, this 'Bleu' is also a meuh-mwah fragrance in a great looking bottle. And that's the problem with Chanel perfumes these days: it is all package/outside impression and not substance and intrinsic quality of the fragrance itself. It is like the bottle is more important than the fragrance. Great bottles with middle of the road fragrances in it. The house that gave us perfumery masterpieces like 'Chanel 5', '22', 'Coco', 'Antaeus', Egoiste'... now turns out duds like this. I didn't think that would ever happen. But the duds carry the same expensive Chanel price to pay in the shops as the Chanel-classics. It is a shame, really. But the Chanel owners are shameless about it. First 'Bleu', now 'Coco Noir'. Lower quality/creativity but for the same or higher price in the shop. Generic new disasters and too many flankers of existing frags to count. We're experiencing the death throes of a once magnificent perfume trail blazer...

I know, I know. I'm going against the grain here. This review will not reap many balloons. But when I think it's bad, I say it too. I will not win may symptathy votes here, but at least I'm honest. This won the perfume industry orchestrated 'Fifi Award 2011' as 'best male scent'. I think I know why and you know why. I guess it has nothing to do with this fragarnce and all with sponsoring and money...

If I write glowing positive reviews and stay true to myself, I also have to tell honestly if I don't like a frag and certainly why I don't like it. I find this a dud and a 'meh frag' and a 'Chanel-unworthy' drugstore-like fragrance that in no way deserves the high price tag fetched to it.

Chanel is not a fail safe 'magical perfume house' anymore that can do no wrong. It can also release two fragrances ('Bleu' and now 'Coco Noir') that are a messy collection of all contemporary 'in' fragrance notes, throw them together without any vision or sense of perfumery craftmanship (they used to put this above all, even money) and get away with it on the strength of the 'Chanel' name. 'Bleu by CHANEL!'If it would have been 'Bleu' by Shirley Wilson from Butte, Montana, everybody would cry without any hesitation: 'Stinker!!!'. But hey, it is 'Chanel', so it MUST be good. Because we PAID A LOT OF MONEY FOR IT. So it IS good.

The last years the Chanel firm and certainly the once so prestigious perfume division, has changed into an über commercial money spinner, virtually parasiting on the 'Chanel'-name where marketing and image are key and all the rest -the quality of new fragrances included- dispensable.

To follow the legendary 'Egoiste'(1993) and decent 'Allure pour Homme' (1999) but recently reformulated, with this disaster, is insulting for the faithful Chanel fragrance buyers. Anyway. Nose-on-duty for this runner-of-the-mill was the once Chanel fragrance-pillar Jacques Polge, who obviously had a bad day when churning out this scrubber to fulfill his contractual obligations. Chanel the perfume house, is dying a slow death and 'Bleu' is one of the meh-frags that will fittingly be sprayed at the funeral. Sad really and an insult to famous male fragrances who preceded it: 'Egoiste', the great 'Antaeus'...

Compared with those great fragrances, 'Bleu' is not only 'meh' but a generic run of the mill fragrance, clearly playing out the 'Chanel' name and hoping that poor souls will buy this automatically because there is 'Chanel' printed on it. But let's be objective here and look at the notes.

Labdanum, nutmeg, ginger, sandalwood, patchouli, mint, jasmine, grapefruit, citruses, vetiver, incense, cedar and pink pepper.

A first for a Chanel fragrance: it has no fragrance pyramid. Spares money. It is a collection of fragrance notes thrown together. Imagine all these conflicting fragrance notes together and you're in perfume hell. Resinous labdanum, sharp ginger, pungent patchouli, hot nutmeg, sweet sandalwood, icy mint, indolic jasmine, bitter grapefruit, sour lemon, green vetiver, ashen incense, woody cedar, cowardly pink pepper. Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel will be turning in her grave. Where some great creations can produce magic with all notes on the same level without a pyramid (think Serge Lutens), here it is a real mess! So when you apply this on your skin you get all these notes and everything mixes into an embarrassing mess after a few minutes. A war on your skin. Fighting fragrance notes. Conflicting accords... It is the olfactory equivalent of a shifting sauce in the kitchen or a crème bruleé that doens't gell in the patisserie or browning vegetables in the garden right before the rotting stage or minced meat where the butcher grinds in all the leftovers together. Here they throw all possible 'in' notes together, hope for the best and pray to godmother Coco that it will turn out not too bad. Well this turns out awful, just awful! And sadly the disappointing sales numbers confirm this. You can't sell sh*t as 'a Chanel'. Pardon my french. Even men can smell when it is a loser of a fragrance.

Mint together with grapefruit together with pink pepper together with incense together with ginger together with sambac Jasmine together with labdanum, with nutmeg and patchouli and citrus and sandalwood... Enough already! Where is that Maalox or Pepto-Bismol when you really need it? And bring on the Imodium too! They took all the 'in' fragrance notes and just put mixed them together. That's it. The result is a bad meal that causes the olfactory equivalent of stomach acid and heartburn. And afterwards diarrea and guilt that you ate this stuff or bought this bottle. You need a whiff of 'Coco' or 'Egoiste' to make the stench of 'Bleu' disappear'. This is bad, vile and above all: Chanel unworthy.

Throwing everything together is also less time consuming and so cheaper to fabricate a frag with all the notes poured together on the same level instead of painstakingly and time consumingly create three levels that play into each other. Like they used to do at Chanel. With 'Bleu' it is the literally cheaper option 'all notes together in one pot and stew,'. I get that feel with 'Bleu' it is also a contracually 'must do'.

The heart of once maitre-parfumeur Polge is not really into it. It must have been his job to create as cheap a frag as possible. Because all the money went to the bottle. Like with 'Coco Noir' apparently. And to oblige his accountant-bosses who don't know a perfume masterpiece from a scrubber, he delivered this stinker. As a 'F... you' or better: 'Va te faire foutre!' to the accountants that have taken over the Chanel Palace. Polge who created masterpieces like 'Coco' must be deeply unhappy with the turn of events and the money men taking control. This, together with the dud 'Coco Noir', is his way of taking revenge. 'You want a cheap mess? I'll make a cheap mess. Pay the pr boys enough money to massage with pr money -that would by the way better be spent on research and development- potential clients into buying a bottle, make this dud win a prize, but in the long run, these short sighted politcs will kill the Chanel perfume house. Sadly.

OK. What does it this smell like? Like a dozen 'lemony fresh' male fragrances in a row but with more irritant notes that don't fit into the freshness and make it gag-material. It is like eating 'Lobster a l'Amoricane' and pouring ketchup over it, and wash it all down with Coca Cola. Or eating real caviar and putting mayo over it. Or over cooked pasta, fake olive oil, gran padano sold as real parmeggiano, bunga bunga parties as politics. Or drinking real Veuve Cliquot champagne and pouring some berry or vanilla syrup in it to make it taste 'sweeter'. A money saving, nose friendly tip: you can buy a better, more clear and linear fresh fragrance for a tenth of the price of 'Bleu'.

What do you get when you apply 'Bleu' on the skin? I'll describe it how it smelled on my skin. My bottle is already sold on ebay, by the way. First you get the sour-bittery grapefruit combined with ginger. Hmmm! And together with this Laurel and Hardy in perfume-land, it gets sourer with the lemon rearing its soury head and at the same time the ashes-like incense and cool icy mint that mix with the grape-fruit-lemon-ginger. Buono appetito! A few seconds later the pink pepper, vetiver, patchouli and woody labdanum strike and turn this mess into an almost gag-fest. A votre santé! The final blow to this full gag fest is delivered by sweet sandalwood and the dry cedar. What a cocktail!

Seriously, if this fragrance combo was presented to the people of 'Proctor and Gamble' to use in a dishwater product, it would be rejected because of being 'totally unpalatable'. On paper these notes may sound original and creative. In reality put together , the result simply stinks, it scrapes and screetches. There is no harmony at all, no roundness, no collaboration between these notes. It is a clashing mess of totally mismatched notes. Aqua Velva, Old spice and Fabergè Brut are masterpieces compared to this. But it has the 'Chanel' stamp on it, agreed. So some Chanel-fans will like it and will call me crazy fo daring to critice a 'Chanel', mark my words.

This is a relentless sour-sharp-smoky-woody assault of the worse kind. Like you barbecue half cut lemons dipped in spicy BBQ-sauce. I think, in concentrated form it could be used as a highly efficient tear gas. Shortly said this is one big sorry mess. Unworthy of Chanel. And that is said by a great admirer of most Chanel fragrances: Coco, Nr 5, Nr 22, Egoiste, Antaeus, Allure, Chance... But this is totally out of sync and quality-level with those timeless masterpiece perfumes. 'Bleu' is a disaster to be honest. I can imagine, if you blind bought this and paid mucho dollares based on the fame of Chanel you'll be very dissapointed. And mad at me for pointing this out. Don't shoot the messenger. And it will also be hard to admit that your hard earned cash has been spent on such a 'Chanel stinker'. Never thought I would have to write that: 'A Chanel Stinker'! I blind bought a bottle based on the Chanel fame. Stupid me. And my verdict is: run away to the hills and hide.

If 'Coco Noir' is of the same level, they should consider stop making new fragrances at all and just keep the old ones as they were, without reformulations. They have such a treasure trove of great classics that the owners of the Chanel firm, the American family Wertheimer, can become even more rich that way and spare the cost of putting out new fragrances.

Gentlemen, enjoy your new Chanel!

Aug
08
2012
ScottyVizz
ScottyVizz

I really need to pick up another bottle. Bleu for the summer nights and Blanche for the bright summer days.. so perfect!!

Aug
07
2012
veronika.norutytė
veronika.norutytė

Even though this perfume is for men I love it. My dad has it and sometimes when he doesn't see I spray it on my wrist and it just gives me this fresh powerful feeling.

Aug
06
2012
douxe
douxe

this perfume is A+. masterpiece. well done

Aug
04
2012
pin
pin

It smells much better on the paper than on my skin.

Aug
04
2012
Marcos Oliveira
Marcos Oliveira

perfume clean !!! saida simples,citrica,evoluçao para amadeirada com fundo leve de uva e incenso,é o que remete ao meu olfato...moderar nas aplicaçoes pois é forte na primeira hora,projeta consideravelmente bem e fixa absurdamente 10 horas pra mais em minha pele,quanto mais o tempo passa a fragancia fica melhor.

Aug
04
2012
ScottyVizz
ScottyVizz

Definitely an up-and-runner signature scent for an indecisive fragrance lover like myself.
Spicy, fresh, aquatic, sweet, fizzy, masculine, classic, new.

Aug
02
2012
James Lewis
James Lewis

I had this cologne and enjoyed the scent but for the price it just isnt worth it,hardly smell it after an hour.

Jul
31
2012
partan.iran
partan.iran

حتما این کار رو بارها و بارها یا بو کردین ، یا تست و یا داشتین
با اونهمه تبلیغات نیاز به معرفی نداره و ضمن اینکه عطر خوبیه و برای من هم عطر اکی هست تقریبا
اما مسئله ای که بسیار مهمه اینکه
چرا باید یا یک همچین قیمتی عطری رو تهیه کنیم که مشابهش به شدت زیاد شده ، و فیک و تقلبی این کار رو اون هم با کیفبت تفریبا اکی همه جا میشه پیدا کرد
حتی اسپری های قوی این عطر رو هم میشه با 3 ،4 هزار تومان تهیه کرد!
شخصا این گونه عطر هارو نمیپسندم مگر در شرایط خاص
متاسفانه گاهی بعضی از عطرهایی که اینگونه رسانه ای و معروف میشوند این مشکلات رو هم به دنبال خود دارند که باید به این موضوع هم توجه داشت

Jul
25
2012
Kasozo
Kasozo

I use it as a toilette refreshener. Got it as a present. On my skin terrible.

Jul
25
2012
willfcw
willfcw

I just tested this in duty free store today, the opening is quite similar with Chanel Allure Homme Sport, but after 15 mins, surprisingly I found the scent has changed to somewhat close to CK Eternity Summer 2012, but Bleu is comparatively softer, maybe because there is no melon inside.

As I loved & crazy for Allure Homme Sport, to me Bleu is not so special and could not give me an impression and feeling of elegance and scent complexity, so I would pass on this one, and actually there are lots of better frags at this price range.

Jul
25
2012
Ultra.Black7
Ultra.Black7

مردانه سرد و تلخ
فوق العاده با کلاس و با پرستیژ
بیشتر رسمی ولی برای استفاده روزانه هم خوبه
ماندگاری و پخش بو هم در حد خوب

خیلی دوستش دارم

Jul
24
2012
Alive
Alive

At first, I thought it wasn't a good release from the Chanel house, it was too ordinary for me, but, after several times of testing it, I actually came to really like it. Very versatile/elegant. The grapefruit note makes it very pleasant and kind of tasty. I can see this as an everyday office or college scent.

Jul
22
2012
Migalex
Migalex

The opening is very lemony and minty, reminds me a bit of Azzaro pour homme and in both of them I find the mint (anise in azzaro) too sharp, although more so in Azzaro pour homme. As time goes by, the lemon and the mint get more subdued and a woody aromatic slightly spicy scent comes forward, the scent gets less sharp, softer and to me more pleasant. Overall though I do not like this scent but that is just me, because I do not find it worse than other masculine scents that other people like a lot.

Jul
20
2012
noirdrakkar
noirdrakkar

This is a decent fresh aquatic, however, the price is a bit too high for what you get. The distinction between this and the thousands of other aquatics on the market are subtle, but there though.

Jul
20
2012
marmalator
marmalator

This is the only scent I have complimented another man on when I first smelt it on a work colleague. Absolutely love it. Very sexy, fresh and unusual. Every time I encounter this guy at work, I love the way he smells; even though he's not super good-looking, it massively increases his sex-appeal. Aping the same effect, I bought a bottle duty-free on a flight to St Lucia...and do love wearing it. But I only wear it occasionally and in casual settings, as it's a bit too popular in the UK right now. A lot of City lads in London are wearing it. Nothing wrong with that: it suits them and works particularly well on a young, confident guy. I just want to smell a bit more unique (snob!)

It seems to project best on masculine men who have a strong natural odour, and lasts well, though the dry-down is a bit of letdown compared with the wonderful opening. I detect a whiff of mustiness after a few hours. But this is a minor criticism of what is otherwise a very accomplished, very pleasant fragrance. I think it is superior to most designer aquatics on the market, and some niche ones too. A touch of affordable luxury

Jul
19
2012
fuzzybunny2312
fuzzybunny2312

7/18/12
*note, this is a review, I'm just getting to the point*
So, my friend had the opportunity to do a meet & greet with the new famous boyband One Direction, (July 1, 2012) which we've been fans of since the X-Factor UK. In interviews, one of the members, Harry always said his favorite cologne was Bleu de Chanel cologne. Being the fangirls we are, when we were doing casual shopping we made sure to find it. I told her to remember the scent (we thought it was an okay smell, beautiful on the paper but just..awkward on the skin) to see if he could "work it". Right after she met them she called saying he smelled EXACTLY like it only as if it was touched by an angel.
To me by itself, (or worn by a NORMAL person, haha) it just smells like a classic scent most men have worn once in their life. Almost like AXE in a way, too nostalgic. 3/5.
~ xx

Jul
18
2012
akur79
akur79

very good longevity, nice fragrance from Chanel. Little sporty but still elegant. 8/10

Jul
18
2012
cloudburnt
cloudburnt

This stuff smells exactly like when you walk into Hollister/abercrombie. If youve ever smelled Colden by A&F, I swear it almost smells identical minus a little sweetness. Honestly walking around I smell like the entrace of an abercrombie store.

In my personal opinion, its somewhat of an annoying scent to me. I want to get it off of me sometimes, but at the same time ill go sniff the bottle all the time haha. Its like its good, but you wish it were better/different.

few warnings, smells 'young" to me(i.e. 16 yr olds), is very popular, and may be headache material for your office coworkers.

Jul
17
2012
ECWANIMAL
ECWANIMAL

Great scent a bit too strong citrus opening but it fades a way in a bit aquatic woody with a bit rosy in the background, but stil very very very pleasant smell. Great longevity 6-8 hours 10+ even possible. It doenst smell like YSL Libre which I also own thats more a aquatic. While Bleu is something damn special. If you spray it on clothes it stays for a very long time.

For the people who says it smells just like Axe/Lynx they are a bit right it smells in the beginning exactly like the discontiuned Axe/Lynx Rise a 2010 limited edition. But who cares great scent with great longevity and the girls are mad about it.Highly recommend must have for any men.

Jul
16
2012
twlahue
twlahue

Love this stuff...
For an all around fragrance, or "signature" scent, so far i have found nothing better.

Jul
15
2012
wchickillo
wchickillo

I was not impressed by this fragrance at all. It started off nice with a very fresh, water smell. Then it went downhill for me into a cheap, sweet, very flat middle that actually gave me a headache. I couldn't wait to get this stuff off my skin. It may have been something with my skin chemistry but I just didn't like it at all. Anyone feel the same way?

Jul
13
2012
Dr_Spazmo
Dr_Spazmo

Needed time with the frag but now i have an opinion. This stuff is great. Lasted 10+ hours on me and it still projected 10+ inch away from neck with one only spray. The initial spray is a fresh blast of grapefruit and lemon with a background of ginger. I don't really see a mid notes but it dries down to a incense smell that is really intriguing. People say it won't work in winter but i beg to differ. This is versatile as hell and can be used all seasons day and night. A lot of people dislike this fragrance because it is generic and boring. To each his own, but this cologne is definitely not boring. Not a lot of summer fragrances last, but this one just keeps going. Generic? Maybe. Boring? Hell No! If you're considering a bottle, get one. Watch out for eBay due to being very skepitcal, especially on chanel fragrances.

Jul
13
2012
mse-21
mse-21

It dries down on my skin to a fresh scent with a certain smokiness. The scent is pleasant and it may garner some compliments as well; but it's really generic! It seems like they got parts of Euphoria (by cK) and parts of Lacoste Essential and mixed them with some other things (!) in a new product called Bleu de Chanel.

Has good longevity and projection, but smells a little bit synthetic on my skin. Honestly, I expected more from Chanel! This perfume does not deserve the brand neither it does worth the price!

It gets 5 out of 10 IMO.

Jul
11
2012
jluiz
jluiz

Bleu reminds me of Polo Black and now L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Sport, but Issey is much lighter and without the incense that makes me headache. Bleu is elegant, it smells like a rich man.When I use looks awake.

Jul
04
2012
drummerboy1986
drummerboy1986

WOW!!!! Awesome fresh fragrance!!!!.... I love Versace's Man Eau Fraiche, and it's my sig frag, I took I wlk/leap of faith, and used Versace eau as my base right out of the shower towel dried, sprayed a little Aruba coconut from BBW, then did my ritual deodorant..... then sprayed this on....FRESH FRESH COOOOOL FRESH.....

Jul
02
2012
tania.sedik
tania.sedik

I love this scent. Im a woman, and I see this as a pretty versatile fragrance for both men and woman. Cant be bothered that it is a 'male' scent, it smells more femeinine on me imo.

Jun
25
2012
Marcos Oliveira
Marcos Oliveira

Bleu é uma fragancia especial,as vezes lembra AXE desodorante de supermecado,mas ao evoluir apos 30 minutos começa a se tornar maravilhoso,deixa rastro e marca presença...projeta bem tipo um metro de distancia na primeira hora,a partir de entao suaviza e se aproxima da pele,fixa super bem,em torno de 8,9 horas...deixando um cheiro de uva mesclado a incenso ao um fundo meio metalizado,talvez devido ao gengibre ou frutas citricas...sei que vale o investimento,casual e elegante,combina com quase tudo,uso diurno ou noturno. TOP DE LINHA CHANEL!!!

Jun
23
2012
jerseyjoe1981
jerseyjoe1981

i completely agree with ewalk. This fragrance is such a great smell. I don't understand all the bad reviews. Of course everyone is entitled to their own opinions but to me this scent smells like an elegant classy fresh smell. It's not generic to me because it's smells expensive fresh. Not cheap fresh. First time I smelled it was on my brother and I was surpeised because I usually hate his fragrances. (colors, drakar) although drakar is a good scent as well. When I smelled this on him, I had to have a bottle, luckily the gf hooked me up with this bad boy for XMAS. Love it in the summer or on a crisp cool day. Versatile, inoffensive, classy, fresh.

Jun
21
2012
mus.xpdc
mus.xpdc

i'm just curious if this bleu smells like allure homme sport.? because i just buy AHS last week. i dont want to spend much money on similar smells fragrance. please help.

Jun
21
2012
Ewalk81
Ewalk81

This is such an underrated fragrance. People don't give this frag the credit that is due, mainly because they had high hopes based on the house that it's from. This is an awsome frag, compliments out the waazoo, longevity, and it leaves a nice scent trail.

Jun
19
2012
BringMe2Life927
BringMe2Life927

Alright, let me set some things straight:

I had sampled this numerous times on paper and was far from impressed. I thought this was Chanel's weak attempt at creating a fresh, aquatic fragrance that was geared for a younger audience. I had never given this fragrance second though; however, a friend of mine had just bought this and I went to their house and OH MY. This was something special. I had to go to the local department store and try Bleu de Chanel on my skin. On paper this fragrance sucks. But when I sprayed it on myself it was quite unique. I wouldnt call this fragrance aquatic by any mean. Its quite clean, but in a dirty way. It settles down to a smoky, clean scent, that in my opinion could be worn year round. A very versatile cologne. I typically stick away from the fresh scents and choose oriental or gourmand fragrances due to the development, but after wearing L'eau de Issey, Gucci Pour Homme II, YSL Libre, and various other fresh scents, this one is a must. I have around 55 colognes, and this will be another added to my collection. Well done, Chanel.

Jun
19
2012
meshary007
meshary007

Bleu de Chanel ... The Dark Citrus

Smells fresh Grapefruit Lemon Ginger sharp on the opening .

Night half moon quite lake orange trees
you & her

very modern
night out
dating
Scent 10/10

Take your lady to a night out give her a blue flowers
then fly with her to paris !

Bleu de Chanel ... Be Unexpected

Jun
18
2012
dromidreza
dromidreza

نمیدونم چرا شنل به اودکلن رو آورده.بهتره که همون عطرهای زنانه را تولید کنه.کلا از عطرهاش خوشم نمیاد.با ادوکلن هاش که بوی زنونه میده مردانگی مرد ها رو زیر پاش له میکنه.

Jun
16
2012
Pedrones
Pedrones

I adore this one. It's funny cause people say it's not original but can't list something that Bleu reminds of.

Jun
14
2012
Ewalk81
Ewalk81

Ok, so I have read that many people don't like this. I LOVE THIS FRAG!!! I get a lot of compliments from the ladies especially. Funny thing, a good friend of mines is actually upset at me because his girlfriend said "Damn you smell so good" while wearing this frag. I told him he should buy it because his girl likes it. Great scent!!

Jun
13
2012
elsekymeky
elsekymeky

Well,
Chanel is a great brand actually, they never make a usual perfume, it's always new smells.
This perfume is just AMAZING.
It's very Decent, but it's a MATURE perfume , not good for young ppl, because it's mostly romantic and WINTER perfume.
But it's perfect , if you smell if you'll definitely get it, only if you looking for something unique, decent.

Jun
13
2012
enzyme1
enzyme1

This scent is fine, it is actually a nice smell but what I call functional or more harshly boring. the fragance is not a puzzeler, it is more like a set and forget kind of aroma. if you are looking for a nice fragrance as a gift that wont offend anyone buy this for sure.

Jun
13
2012
personsa22
personsa22

Am I alone in thinking that Bleu smells exactly like Axe body spray?

There is absolutely nothing unique or interesting about this spicy/citrus/woody scent. Nothing. It has no goal other than to sell itself to men and women who are scared to try something daring or different.

It belongs in a drug store's perfume case. Locked away at a cheaper price. Don't waste your money.

The brilliant ad campaign, which was once promising, only serves as a further annoyance given the whole project's less than unique offering.

Just because its Chanel doesn't mean its good.

Jun
11
2012
NYCTiffany
NYCTiffany

This has smelled Amazing on every guy that has ever worn it around me. I dont smell grapefruit, to me it smells Blue like Marine or ocean like. I like scents like that. It does last long. I think its a nice sexy scent. If i had a boyfriend id buy it for him.

Jun
11
2012
MetalMan
MetalMan

I will properly review after a couple more wearings...However, I must say that this is a rather generic fragrance! It smells like a really nice Adidas scent (a little citrus in the opening and then a warm nutmeg/incense/sandalwood combo to finish it out)...and for the price that the company is asking for it, it's a total rip off! Don't get me wrong, it's a good fragrance, but not amazing, or even great! It is quite hard to dislike or find offensive though...it's a great safe-buy with mass-market, generic appeal!

Update: I'm not going to stray from my initial claims, but this fragrance is a bit more complex than I first gathered! This "dark" juice starts off with a lovely, bright, cool, and zesty graprefruit/mint/lemon/ginger combo(which lasts but 5 minutes). This beautiful opening is quickly overrun by a very potent dusty, woody, and smokey combination of incense/vetiver/nutmeg/pepper which kind of mucks the fresh opening up. It's kind of like when a nice kid gets into his first bar brawl...and is never quite the same again! This "mid" phase lasts quite some time...about 4 or 5 hours, and it shifts several times to reveal a myriad of combinataions of dry woods, smoke, bitterness, greeness, and even a bit of wet muskiness. The real drydown of labdanum/cedar/patchouli/sandalwood kicks in around 5 to 6 hours and lasts a good 2 hours before fading into a skinscent, but in these last hours, this fragrance presents itself as a very musky, dry, and woody scent. I know there is no musk listed, but it reminds me of many musky drydowns I have experienced.

So, this is a more complex scent, but it isn't anything grand or worthy of the pricetag...maybe $30 for a FB but not a cent more! The scent is unique, but its genericness comes from the type of overused ingredients found in a hundred other woody-spicy scents currently on the market. I would give this commonly good juice a predictable 7 out of 10!

Jun
01
2012
Alamkyu
Alamkyu

I understand what Mariah Carey had said "why are you invading my space?" this fragrance is just like that invading.

May
30
2012
vergil_s
vergil_s

محبوب ترین عطر منه!
وقتی ازش استفاده میکنم اعتماد به نفسم میره بالا.
انگار تو یه محیط شیک داری قدم میزنی به قول یکی از دوستان.
متاسفانه دوامش واسه من کمه.
اما عطر خنک و شیکیه.
کلا کارای شنل رو دوس دارم.

May
30
2012
shanteyoustay
shanteyoustay

Its definately unforgivable. It tapdances on your face without an apology. Very strong and certainly offensive under some circustances. Its one of those fragrances that doesn't smell clean. You put your nose up to it and frown or go "ewwe". lol. I can see what they were going for but, when I smell this, I immediately think of Unattractive Turkish guy thats trying way too hard.

May
29
2012
shycosid
shycosid

its smells i little like sean johns unforgivable but better this is a very good choose to get for a gift

May
29
2012
LANIER
LANIER

This is what I call my Chanel for Bleu Jeans fragrance and I will tell you why. There have been quite a few reviews below decrying Bleu de Chanel as being disappointing. Not up to the standards of pervious Chanel scents. So this is my experience with the fragrance.

While shopping a month or so back for a new Chanel I picked up Egoiste Platinum (see my review on that if you are interested) and while I was looking at the various Chanels for men to expand my horizons and add to my one and only Pour Monsieur the salesperson asked if she could spay some Bleu on a card for me. I said sure, why not? I could take in maybe one more sniff before my nose closed up shop. Well, that one little sniff blew my Bleu socks off! I almost bought it on the spot but had already set my shopping limit for the month. So I filed my Bleu card away for a future purchase.

Last Saturday it was so incredibly beautiful here in San Francisco and on a gorgeous day lots of San Franciscan naturally hightail it for our magnificent shopping district around Union Square. I was moved by sun and blue skies to visit our Chanel Boutique. I dressed for the occasion since I am old fashioned and think one should never leave the house on a shopping expedition looking less than smashing. Black Jeans, black cashmere turtle neck, black spit shined loafers, chunky steel bracelet, a not so chunky yet stylish gunmetal watch and a pair of Ray Ban Wayfarers. One quick check in the mirror and I set off for my adventure.

I was in and out of Chanel so fast that the door on Maiden Lane didn’t have a chance to close. Then I popped over to have a light lunch at the Sir Francis Drake and following that headed home to un-box my little treasure. I really got a kick out of the bottle, a kind of film noir blue black moderne take on the No.5 bottle design with a really nifty cap that is magnetized so that it clicks back on in the same position with the locked double C’s always facing front perfectly. A nice touch don’t you think? I sprayed my wrist and sniffed…. Hum? Then I sprayed my collar bone. “That’s odd, it’s kind of….hum?” I thought. And a final spritz behind my ears.

It was not at all what it had seemed in the store the month before. What had happened? Where was that oh my god sensation? It was nice, it was interesting, and it was perfectly fine. But something was missing. As the day wore on I discovered it has some wonderful aspects about it. I love how the incense, ginger and peeper all work together and it lasted on me a reasonable 5 to 6 hours. Yet still I was vaguely disappointed. During the week at work it drew rave reviews. And that puzzled me. THEY loved it; they wanted to know what it was that made it so unique and exciting. Why did they find it so wonderful and I found it to be just …fine? To me it wasn’t the magic Chanel we all dream of, what we hope to find in each new Chanel offering. It was just dare I say it, a work-a-day Chanel.

Then it hit me. It smelled just the same as it had in the store; the only thing that had changed was me. I had been obsessing over that smell for over a month, and in that time I had turned that sense memory of Bleu into something it could not live up to. No perfume could. I had let the aura and history of “Chanel” out Chanel the Chanel! It was fine and I liked it just fine, and that is fine. Not every Chanel or any other perfume house can hit it out of the park each time. But what Chanel did with Bleu de Chanel was make a good everyday perfume. Something nice to throw on when you feel like being casual and elegant around your frayed edges, like a pair of comfortable blue jeans. They fit well and you know exactly what to expect from them, and they are classics in their own way. So that is why I call my Bleu de Chanel my Chanel for blue jeans.
Four Gold Stars. ****

May
25
2012
Oli_Roche
Oli_Roche

Bought this yesterday and I have to agree with most people on here and say it smells amazing. It reminds me of A&F - Colden, its the ginger and citrus notes that give me that impression. This however projects and has lasted longer than that did.

So far the sillage is good, its noticeable but not a headache producer. I have had one compliment already, just the usual 'ooo, someone smells nice'.

I am glad I purchased this. So far all the boxes are ticked for scent, longevity and a good sillage.

Results:

Scent: 8.5/10
Longevity: 8/10
Sillage: 9/10

May
16
2012
marycon
marycon

Elagant fragrance, women like it...a lot, but to me is boring boring boring and not original at all. Bought a bottle but i dont think i will buy this one ever again!

May
15
2012
NoblePlumTree
NoblePlumTree

Bleu De Chanel is a sporty fragrance that is quite generic in terms of what's already available out in the market. However, it does the generic sporty scent very well. If I had to compare Bleu to a similar fragrance, Armani Code Sport comes directly to mind. Despite it's similarities, Bleu on my skin comes off as more sophisticated, well rounded and clean, whereas Code Sport can sometimes smell a little dirty on my skin.

I would also like to note that Bleu De Chanel has given me more compliments than any other fragrance I've worn. In fact, the compliments I've received while wearing Bleu were all from women. Yep, women just seem to love this scent.

May
13
2012
CaughtOnFireOnce
CaughtOnFireOnce

Hello, i am currently invested into this cologne, and so far, it's great. it seems to last on my skin for awhile, and goes well with my personality. I have yet to wear it out in a social setting yet, so no compliments to rave on about. But personally, i enjoy it

May
03
2012
chaf-sama
chaf-sama

Excellent perfume or more than excellent that s amazing one.

I wear it for a couple of weeks now and got great compliments. This is my perfume to go with!

10/10

May
02
2012
relevos
relevos

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THIS FRAGRANCE, IS MY FAVORITE CURRENTLY I DONT UINDERSTAND HOW A HUMAN PERSON CAN DISLIKE IT, BUT BLESSINGS TO ALL OF US.

May
02
2012
malik2011
malik2011

,, truly am chanel fragrance lover but this one is a big letdown for me what i can only smell is a combination of many incomaptible frags together squeezed inton this bottle called (bleu) .
HEADACHE!!!

May
01
2012
EnragedApollo
EnragedApollo

This one is my signature scent. Ok so I've been wearing it for a month and I actually love this! It doesn't last very long on my skin though so I carry around an atomizer with me if I'm out longer.

Anyways the opening is very fresh, unique, and classy. I get a sweet opening and projection on this is quite strong within the first hour or two. I can usually smell myself after applying, I do one spray to the base of the neck, one behind each ear lobe, and one on the chest and I'm all set. On the dry down, I get the smell of incense but to be honest it just smells cheap.

The first time I bought this fragrance, the dry down smelled metallic. However after wearing this for a while, the smell started to get cheap. This is however my signature scent though, I love the opening but the dry down is probably the only thing I'm not liking here.

Overall I give this an 8/10.

Apr
30
2012
cyber.jr
cyber.jr

i have watched a review of this EDT on YouTube, so i thought i try it.

Smell nice, but i wouldn't like to wear it much often, lest i would get used to the scent..

So i wear it alternately with my other frag/colognes.

All i can say is "Bleu" always surprises you.

Smells fresh and clean like "just-came-out-of-the-shower"

Apr
30
2012
Nmnjnkc
Nmnjnkc

This is the BEST perfume everrr!!!!!! I can't live without it! :))))) :D

Apr
27
2012
Heverton
Heverton

Chanel nowadays is definitively pointing towards the mass/safe/"sporty" fragrances and you can see this by their new releases, specially with this one, Bleu de Chanel. It starts with a blast of sweet grapefruit, a very well done one mixed with some ginger.

A safe and not innovative line crossed by Polge that in the final analysis it smells good and this is what matters to me. This is indeed a generic (and refreshing!) fragrance created by Chanel, but at least they do it in a very good way, with competence, instead of other houses these days...

Apr
22
2012
jeffwithfrags
jeffwithfrags

This is 'MrAverageFrag' in a very blue bottle.

Citrus with a mix of pepper and ginger up top.
Herbal/mint and a strange mix of not-too-well-executed herbs + more pepper/spice in the mids.
And a tame incense/more pepper + cedar and vetiver at the base. Vetiver and ginger again? Seriously?

Average notes, fine if not overwhelming execution, high price = less than average frag.

I was admittedly very excited about this, hoping for a 'different' aquatic/oakmoss type of frag, but instead Chanel played safe. In a world where Gold rules everything, what do you expect?

5/10. Buy the Cologne Sport instead, far more focus on quality lemons, spice and woods, rather than a lazy attempt at 'the new Swiss Army Knife Frag'.

Apr
16
2012
Caela
Caela

My best friend wears this and he smells so good! Its really suitable for both day and nightwear. Also the middle and base notes linger giving you a nice wiff every now and then. REALLY GOOD

Apr
07
2012
dooli
dooli

I absolutely love this fragrance! I have many favorite colognes, expensive niche, and hard to find colognes.

I find BdC to be a very clean scent. Not fresh, actually smells like dirty, dense cocktail of citrus...

the top notes are the best, But during the hot summer days, once your body heats up you can still smell the citrus through out the whole life of the fragrance.

It's one of those scents that attracts girls ad draws them in. however I have a bad feeling about this, because I think it's going to be too popular in the next couple of years like Acqua di Gio!

Apr
06
2012
ososigma16
ososigma16

Fresh smell, grapefruit, lemon and ginger in that order I can smell, I think this is the best cologne channel house made for the outdoors man, even indoor will make a good selection in every wardrobe.
This will not disappointed you.

Mar
31
2012
sue165
sue165

I work @ Beirut Bar and when "One million" was released almost 1 of every 5 lawyers wear this
And Now the same with "Bleu de Chanel", I dislike "OM" but I love the smell of "BdC"

Mar
31
2012
Peegore
Peegore

It took three seperate skintests and a few test strips over a period of several months before I finally purchased Bleu de Chanel. The reason was twofold - did I REALLY like it? And if I did, I wouldn't be buying it from E-bay ( sooo many fakes out there ) so would be paying full whack from the highstreet.

So to my own thoughts on Bleu. Opens very Marine/Aquatic but in a very 'airy' manner. The citruses and labdanum are very carefully handled here, and several good spritzes will not cause a large 'pop' of fragrance. As Bleu develops, the ginger and nutmeg very gradually appear, then later incense and a very, very mild vetiver. This last half of the life of Bleu also holds the surely now patented 'Chanel Powder Effect', although in this case again, it is very mild.

As it turned out, I did eventually purchase Bleu, and yes I paid regular retail money for the pleasure. I find it a really comforting fragrance, very easy to wear, and when applied in large enough doses, reveals a slowly shifting spectrum of notes that keep Bleu interesting for the 7-8 hours it lasts.

Mar
29
2012
odona
odona

All due respect to M. Polge and team, but I got some samples to try this out and, Wham! I was immediately transported to the beach at the Pines on Fire Island in 1972 or the Gay Bars in New Hope or Provincetown, same era. Fun times but sensory illness.
This stuff is like a cross between Canoe and Pierre Cardin...absolutely all encompassing, choking and ultimately forcing me to take a shower.

Mar
28
2012
showgoeson
showgoeson

I love this one. Chanel does not disappoint. Yes this one is generic, but it's unique in its own way. I didn't think much of it at first, but I started liking it after few wears. This one does very well in the warmer weather, but not so well in cooler weather. It smells different to me in cooler weather, but still nice. One of my favorites. Would recommend to anyone for everyday use.

9/10

Mar
25
2012
scenturian
scenturian

Bleu de Chanel has nothing to do with blue fragrances nor with the fresh ones.
Just a bad chosen name. Word "Bleu" misleads here.
Actual colour of the bottle describes his character, smokey black.
This is full of incense, smokey, spicy, woody very macho fragrance.

Mar
13
2012
Toni Lop
Toni Lop

Perfume and more balanced nature of the average and smell good overview

Rating

Projection: 7/10
Scent: 8.5/10
Longevity: 7/10

Overall: 7.5/10

Mar
13
2012
verysherry
verysherry

---This is Sexiness In a Bottle---
OMG!

Mar
13
2012
chrismriley@hotmail.com
chrismriley@hotmail.com

A luxurious night time frag which will appeal to the lovers of Davidoff Cool water, and one which lasts a long time..

I applied 6 heavy sprays

0- 1 hours. 1 foot of great projection. This is 30% the same as Davidoff Cool Water with layers upon layers of luxurious soapiness/classy shampoo with an abundance of chemicals. I recently wore Cool Water and it has refreshed my memory of that scent and this has clearly the same smell to some extent, yet Bleu replaces Cool Water's intense mint note with a little lemon citrus and truck loads of 5 Star shampoo! I have had lots of compliments wearing this, including my wife who really likes it. Ages 25-40

1 -2 hours. Linear scent on the whole. 7 inch projection. Sexy to the opposite sex? I reckon so

2-6 hours. 2 inch projection, shame. Some spiciness pops in after 5 hours

6-9 hours. Close to the skin. Strong smokiness comes to the fore and takes over. Ages 28-45

I bought this on the advice from my wife, who thinks its lovely. It is good to see Chanel make frags for the younger audience, as on the whole, I find the majority of their frags too mature for my taste

Good

Mar
11
2012
OZ
OZ

Sweet, aquatic with a hint of citrus. My skin brings out the spiciness in Bleu, making the scent more complex. Very wearable, versatile and beautiful. Bleu projects well yet not offensive even when being worn with a large amount of sprays. Unfortunately it doesn't last on my skin, however I don't mind resprayed it every now and then. Very beautiful scent.

Mar
08
2012
quikksilver8
quikksilver8

I thought I liked this fragrance until the only two people that commented on it both told me I smelled like lemons. Not very good feedback for such and expensive cologne. Maybe just doesn't work with my body chemistry. Thumbs down for me.

Mar
06
2012
Chanel Man
Chanel Man

Bleu de Chanel is a beautifully rich complex fragrance. Believe it or not I think this is an underrated perfume. The balance that Mr. Polge achieved is perfect. Jacques Polge is a master of his craft.

Mar
05
2012
Chimp
Chimp

Bleu de Chanel is a fresh fragrance, it starts out dominated by strong yet a little bit fresh incense smell. The incense smell fades out within time leaving us with a citrusy and fresh spicy scent. Bleu de Chanel is an unoriginal and common fragrance, it doesn't present anything new to us and i have smelled many similar to it in my life. If you're looking for a sexy male fragrance i'd recommend TSAR by Van Cleef & Arpels which is much cheaper than Bleu.

Mar
01
2012
cafè77
cafè77

Non esiste artista, pittore o musicista che sia, capace di creare un'opera (degna di senso artistico) su ordinazione. Sarebbe apprezzata e forse anche amata, mai ricordata. Bleu de Chanel è Un profumo, ma non Il profumo di casa Chanel.

Feb
25
2012
ZELJO
ZELJO

very elegant but a dry skin like mine needs loats of it to have some smell on

Feb
25
2012
harlot21
harlot21

awesome. i've tried this perfume and loved it very much. a unique, elegant one.

Feb
24
2012
Iulix_73
Iulix_73

A good perfume, similar (to me) with Higher Energy Dior for men. 9/10.

Feb
24
2012
MrMookie
MrMookie

Did not grabbed me at al, very normal not expected that from mr.polge.
Of all Chanel's I used in the past decades this one is imo the most "regular" one.
That said i agree many men will like it as a save office scent.
I want personality in a scent. this one blends in the crowd.MAybe i need to try a tester again but im almost sure this one never will be in my top 10.
Ahh well i have chanel egoiste...

Feb
22
2012
bet85
bet85

I agree with PSILOVEFRAGF. On my skin bleu does not seem as a fresh fragrance ( just the opening). the bottle alone screams a night out or cool weather fragrance. I get alot of incense with spices and some ginger. Its versatile, all season. but for my huge collection i will reserve this for fall or even winter. On my skin this last a good 7 to 9 hours. Great compliment getter. Well done Mr. Polge.

Feb
20
2012
PSILOVEFRAGRANCES
PSILOVEFRAGRANCES

I wanted to get in an early review of this, mainly because I've been intrigued by it, reading all the reviews here. I wanted something fresh and yet spicy, so I spritzed a little on the back of my hand this evening at Macy's. I didn't sniff it right off, but waited for it to dry down a little.

I'll have to give it another try or two because I like it a lot. I never got the citrus at all, but perhaps that's because I let it dry down. What's left is a very luxurious smelling, woody-spicy aroma that I really like. I guess I missed the freshness too, but I don't care. I like it. I don't compare it to other popular fragrances out there because to me it's different. Bleu has a refined, elegant smell that reeks of class. I'll try it again soon to see if I can get more notes, but I'm satisfied so far.

Next Day: I'm sold on it. I bought some and have been wearing it all day. It's relaxing because it's not overpowering. I mean, I can put three sprays on my neck and it's not too much. I still don't get the top notes much, but I sure get the basenotes and the mid notes and they're delicious! I suspect people around me get more notes in the sillage. This stuff is all class, and just has a rich, deep aroma of cool woods and balmy incense. It just smells expensive--and by gosh, it is! You get what you pay for.

Feb
16
2012
mrcontinental
mrcontinental

I get it now. It's stealthy, sneaky, a creeper fragrance. It allows you to engage a target without them suspecting or expecting it. It suits me just fine for that purpose.

I like a good "under the radar" scent and this one is mine now. I will use it sparingly until it's popularity fades a bit (I'm sure a ton of guys got this over the holidays) and then profile it more. Fortunately I have enough excellent choices in my collection to resist the temptation to overindulge in Bleu for now. Meet the Creeper.

Feb
16
2012
valvulado
valvulado

Honestly, it's a good fragrance. It's generic, it's boring... who cares? Smells good and the girls usually like it... Of course there are better fragances but this one is well made and versatile. It's a good option if you aren't a "fragrance fanatic" and you are looking for a "signature scent".

Lacks projection and longevity but I believe on summer, sweating, you know, you can get better projection.

I don't own it, but if I find a "bargain" I will buy it.
I know, I know, it's very hard to see Chanel bargains but, sometimes, you can get some discount.

Feb
16
2012
vascobgs
vascobgs

Imagine a perfume that smells like nothing. This is Bleu. Generic, boring, synthetic, a fragrance without a soul.

Feb
13
2012
joelynnturner
joelynnturner

I got my second bottle of this wonderful fragrance for my birthday, 150 ml. this time. One of the best fragrances I have ever smelled. I'm wearing it on special occations only and feel great with it. Bleu de Chanel has its own character, charisma. Lasts all day/night long.

10/10 for me.

Feb
13
2012
dmoman
dmoman

Love the beginning scent. Citrus or lemony smell and little woody. Soft but can be cloying if you spray more and two on your neck. At the drydown its ok but could be better. Good signature scent and got good versatility for day, night, clubbing, work, seasonal, ect. The main reason I got this was because women like it. Good to buy if you can get it for cheaper than 75 bucks for a 3.4 ounce.

Feb
12
2012
yunvme
yunvme

I bought this for my husband for christmas. I though is smelled great on the card, on him ...eh. Not worth it, sometimes even a turnoff.

Feb
11
2012
CentralPark
CentralPark

"Be unexpected" is the tagline for this fragrance - the even more surprised I was of how "unexpectedly" generic it is. It really embodies what could be the stereotypical men's fragrance.

That said, Bleu de Chanel is very well blended and I think it is quiet appealing. On my skin: A fresh start (mainly citruses with a bit of mint) and a warm drydown (soft incense and cedar rounded off with floral accents).

I would recommend this to men who are looking for a well composed, typical men's perfume.

Feb
10
2012
andy
andy

this fragrance smells nicely done, and the woods are put together well but it is not overly unique compared to allure and allure sport

Feb
07
2012
pomdgf
pomdgf

I just wanna say oh mi gosh! I found this one yesterday from my personal haircut. This is a great smoky scent and spicy warming. It so soft and warm. Absolutely crush for incense, ginger and vetiver. I don't care about citruses at all. I really love this one just like a love at first sight. Feel so good. My next fragrance. Put it on my wish list!

Feb
07
2012
chiara.candaele
chiara.candaele

Should I be ashamed of wearing this fragrance as a woman? This perfume leaves me with a fresh and highly addictive scent that gets along beautifully with my ph.
Smells great on my beau aswell!

Feb
02
2012
ION
ION

-In addition to my 1st review of this fragrance-
There was a perfume I smelled once many years ago. It was called "Captain" by Molyneux (I couldn't remember the name until today:)) which is extremely close ( and more pleasant as well) to this one.
Of course I could be wrong (but that's rare, my nose has the memory size of an elephant) so if someone could verify this it would be nice.

an advice: if you absolutely need to buy something "Bleu", go for the after shave lotion. It really smells better than the perfume!

Jan
30
2012
aleksylvester
aleksylvester

Nothing special. Nothing original. The average scent, which will be quickly forgotten...

Jan
27
2012
Buysblind
Buysblind

Bleu De Chanel is a fresh, mildly spicy fragrance with surprising depth and excellent structure. The grapefruit, lemon, and ginger keep the top bright and energetic while the incense and woods lend purpose to the full-bodied heart.

Bleu is an extremely versatile fragrance, well-suited for any season, occasion, or age. It is appealing to others and never becomes cloying or intrusive. I think a lot of people make the mistake of judging it immediately upon application, and write it off as a typical 'fresh' fragrance. But it is more than that. Bleu is more robust than your average fresh fragrance, it lasts longer, and its construction is of a much better quality. The notes and accords in Bleu interact very well with one another and and exhibit many subtle complexities throughout the development of the scent. When I first smelled Bleu in a department store I was quick to shrug it off as bland an unimpressive. But then I got a bottle and began to wear it, and after several wearings I understood how good a fragrance this actually is.

I would recommend Bleu to any guy looking for a quality, fresh fragrance that can be worn comfortably anywhere at anytime and still portray class with a certain degree sophistication.

Thumbs up.

Jan
25
2012
robertgarcia195
robertgarcia195

This has to be one of the best colognes I have smelled in a while. At first, I did not like this cologne at all!!! I felt it didn't stand out, and had similar notes to other basic Blue (Bleu)colognes. But, I realized I based my judgement off the card that's spray at the retail stores.

So, I tried it again, this time on my skin, and wow!!!! After hours passed, the scent changes for the better. At first, I get a fresh lemon scent, then I feel it dries down towards a wonderful tea/incent scent. The longevity of the cologne I found last more than 6 hours on me (stays on clothing till the next day), and actually lasted overnight (8 hours of sleep). Sillage is great at first spray, but then gets closer to the skin after an hour or so. But, these are based upon my body reaction to the cologne. Everyone is different.

I have become obsessed with this smell, but I only use it sparingly. Chanel does any amazing job with this scent.

Jan
21
2012
sreluah
sreluah

I love Blue by Chanel. I know its not for everyone and I am glad. too often a new scent comes out and everyone has it (Le Male)

I was walking around Milan after my meetings late in the year 2010 and saw the Blue add in the window with "new fragrance from Chanel" written. Just what I was looking for something new. less than 5 mins later I was walking out with my purchase, thats all it took. I instanly fell in love with this new addition to the line of Chanel EDT for men. I got the fresh sent of lemon and citrus right away but there was something else I could not define that made it feel luxurious and refine. I cold see it on me with my suit and tie. Sure enough it has been a hit for me. I get complements all the time. and yes I do see people lifting their nose to get a better hit of the scent.
I was afraid to the silage because I usually don't like having my cologne projecting radius around me, but with this one it really is a treat. i have recognized it on others and realize that it is different. My son wheres it on occasion and I notice that it is spicier on him than on me. I get more of an incense with citrus. The dry down is down right sexy! what you would expect a man to smell like at the end of the day, a balmy, jasmine, vetiver, soft woody hint.

Jan
17
2012
fragment
fragment

I had a salesman try pushing this on me (must be an enormous markup) and I did not care for the fragrance. Started out citrusy and fresh and after a few minutes incense/sandalwood came forward to mingle with the citrus. Over the next couple hours the citrus receeded and florals/jasmine came forward for several hours making for an extremely feminine fragrance. I certainly would never purchase this one to wear myself.

If you are looking for a fresh smelling fragrance without the floral/feminine notes then Blue Seduction is a much better choice and a whole lot cheaper!

Jan
15
2012
Detroitcolognereview
Detroitcolognereview

This is a fragrance that completely takes on the characteristics of whomever’s wearing it and smells different every time. I smelled this on someone over the weekend and was shocked to find that it was this. I typically don’t like this Chanel and cannot understand what all the fuss is about. This time though it smelled quite nice. I’ll give it a try.

Jan
14
2012
acc
acc

A very high quality and original mix.

I just can't understand why some find it mainstream and just because it has many shared notes with other fragrances doesn't mean that it is generic.

It is very well balanced although it has some contrasting notes in it.

A very versatile and modern fragrance for a man to wear throughout the year.

Jan
12
2012
jozi1991
jozi1991

Altogether nothing special. I love the opening but don't really like the dry down. Its masculine and probably long lasting but i don't smell this on me after one hour. :P High quality ingredients and well blended notes makes this frag quite well-done.

Jan
12
2012
Kaytorch
Kaytorch

i have heard a lot about this perfum. i enter a perfum store at Lagos airport and got a spray. first 20min was not impressive at all, i left the perfum store, my flight was delayed for another hour. i sat down and was browsing the internet, suddenly i started smelling something very beautiful, i thought it was the lady that just sat beside me, shortly after that she left and i was still smelling it, i remembered i tested a perfum and i smell my wrist and discovered something AMAZING! it was time to board, i rushed down to the store to buy it. the lady sitting next to me inside the plane asked me what i was wearing after we came down.

Rating

Projection: 9/10
Scent Quality: 8/10
Longevity: 7Hrs

Review: I usually spray on my skin but could not get the original scent which made me to buy it, later after 7month i tried it out on my shirt and the scent came out a lot better. Its best for winter

Jan
11
2012
frangellan
frangellan

The opening on this one is nice...smells like a beefed up "sport" scent. Citrusy lemon, a bit of the pepper, the patchouli and jasmine are noticeable also. Synthetic, reminiscent of allure homme sport. Lasts about 15 minutes. The heart has this funky salty/metallic "aqua" vibe. I guess that's where the "bleu" comes from. Really hate this part. The citrus fades and after about 2 hours the nicest part of the fragrance kicks in with the incense coming through mixed with the ginger. If you could skip right to this part the cologne would be awesome.

Monstrous sillage and above average longevity (at least 6 hours). Winter scent. DO NOT OVERSPRAY.

After getting this last year as a birthday present and initially thinking it smelled ok, I was hoping it would grow on me as I wore it. I have to say that's not the case. As many people here have already said, it smells "pedestrian"...it's almost like they decided, let's put together a bunch of scents that smell great and see what happens. It's way too busy, too many notes that don't go together in my opinion. It's very heavy and probably wears better in a drier climate (france).

Surprisingly, this one gets a lot of compliments. I don't know why but women like the way this smells. And so with that, I will keep trying to make myself like this one.

Jan
10
2012
jerseyjoe1981
jerseyjoe1981

simply awesome

Jan
07
2012
Marcos Oliveira
Marcos Oliveira

dificil de descrever BLEU. sintetico sim,lembra uma enormidade de outros perfumes,mas tem algo que agrada,caro por ser um chanel,porem vale o investimento,o que faz ele ganhar do blanche é a projeçao e fixaçao,mas perde de muito para a allure sport.versatil,jovem e elegante,fixa bem com projeçao pra la de boa,deixa rastro e atrai o olfato feminino.me arrependi de pegar uma garrafa de 50 mls,vou ter que repor.

Jan
07
2012
andy
andy

smelled a lot of scents at macys and this jumped out at me as one of the best and its really a well done scent with great woodsy masculine notes to it and chanel definatley is a great scent line

Jan
01
2011
Nik604
Nik604

This one is a pure example how far the synthetics can go nowdays.Would not be bad if it was some 20 euro cologne but it's not the case here. All we get here is a solid packing and overestimate pretension. The same trick plays Gucci Guilty Man. Last 24 h.

Jan
01
2011
SoapyScentGuy
SoapyScentGuy

This cologne smells so blue and so good. I like it although I find it difficult to describe. I think clean with a hint of spice when I wear this. I have also received a few compliments.

Dec
29
2011
micah.mcgahee
micah.mcgahee

Bleu de Chanel is nothing special but it's very casual, fresh, clean, and elegant. I get compliments every time I wear it!
God bless!

9/10

Dec
28
2011
tanweer
tanweer

By far the best creation of Chanel for men is Allure Homme. Allure is in my opinion a benchmark for warm, feel-good perfume. However; I find Chanel's 2010 creation Bleu is a great pair for Allure. I am not sure why no one so far in reviews mentioned it's similarity with Eau Sauvage. It shares the same vibrations as Eau Sauvage after around 2 hours. However, I find this to be stronger cousin of Dior's masterpiece- which lasts longer and doesn't challenge nose as much- it's pretty linear for at least 3/4 hours. Other difference is that it's cleaner in vibe than Eau Sauvage and safer scent to blind buy. This is for people who like 'Bright'/ 'Fresh'/ 'Uplifting' / 'Pleasant' and 'Long Lasting' perfumes. Floral heart notes may appeal female wearers equally. It is very close to being unisex to my nose. But initial citrus blast may be overpowering to the soft feminine perfume lovers. Full marks to this amazing creation. Common but Uncommonly appealing scent in in my view.

Dec
27
2011
Detroitcolognereview
Detroitcolognereview

I am truly dissapointed by Chanel. The sales associates pushed this one heavily when it first launched. I thought that it did not smell so great at all. Last weekend i had family in from out of town and a friend was wearing this. I thought that it was Angel for men actually. He said it was Bleu and it sealed the fate of this Chanel as to never be owned by me. Why all the fuss? I dont get it...

Dec
27
2011
robg3176
robg3176

Even after a year, this still smells pedestrian to me. But still getting compliments. I had to sample this 5 times since it was new at the time, and every sales associate kept on giving me samples.

Smells like ginger, citrus, mint to me. To the females, I don't ask...they just like it. In the office, just an every day non-offensive scent. I have worn fahrenheit in the office, which I love, but that was quite a bit too potent for the the office.

I found something that smells similar to bleu, but more interesting and less bland that I will be getting this season.

Dec
16
2011
juicemaven
juicemaven

I smelled this one last Christmas and thought it was very nice. The sales associated brought this one forward again this year and as it would happen, the sales associate was the same one from last year. I believe that this is the one that she likes most from Channel, and she appears to be in her 20's. For my taste of what I would like to smell on my husband I chose Egoist (manly)! Bleu is very nice, nothing to offend, but imho, young, modern and pedestrian. More of a comfort scent. I understand the appeal, but for the money, I placed mine elsewhere.

Dec
16
2011
alexklempay
alexklempay

Sniffed myself a sample in an ESPN magazine a few months back, and I was incredibly underwhelmed. While it doesn't smell bad, it's NOT worth the price Chanel's asking. On Amazon, 3.4oz is $113 ... highway robbery. The scent is pretty generic, and the longevity is average/poor. For the price alone, I highly suggest you pass on this.

Dec
16
2011
gianmarco
gianmarco

AMAZING, ELEGANT, FRESH, CLEAN. 10 ON 10

Dec
11
2011
esparza81
esparza81

Similar to many people in this forum, I was expecting something more from Bleu. To me is a very generic fragance even when the price is so expensive. I'm using it a lot to empty the bottle and buy something else. :)

Regards.

Dec
06
2011
micpower
micpower

A very ordinary smell nothing special in it .. after 1 hour or something it turns somehow to a chemical smell .. i had headache when i smelled it ... sorry Channel it is not one of your great fragrances

Dec
04
2011
juan carlos.henriquez
juan carlos.henriquez

elmejor perfume q he olido en mi vida, lo tiene todo, olor increible, duracion, proyección y clase, el unico inconveniente esque aqui en chile el precio es muy muy elevado.

Nov
27
2011
motojuju
motojuju

My boyfriend wore this and it is amazing! Also lasts very long.

Nov
25
2011
mn77393
mn77393

definitely has nice longevity. a spray or two lasts me most of the day. it has a nice sillage, not too overbearing, but definitely detectable. i am very fond of this fragrance overall. it has a classy formality, but also fits into semi-casual situations well enough to really be good for almost any occassion. my ONLY complaint is that it sometimes gives me a headache (as does 212 men, which i find has something similar on the drydown).

i must make it clear that i have always been prone to headaches from certain fragrances (i'd love to find out what the cuase is) and it doesn't always happen with bleu de chanel (or 212 men). but definitely go light on it, because it is a strong fragrance and there's no need for more than one or two sprays. i am quite satisfied with this fragrance will continue to wear it proudly. it has received numerous compliments from women of all ages (although one younger girl did say it smelled a little to "old" for her liking). wear it with class :)

Nov
22
2011
smokva
smokva

I don't like Chanel Blue, probably for the same reason I don't like Acqua dio Gio.

Nov
22
2011
AlexVEA
AlexVEA

Everything about this cologne is intoxicating to me, it is strong, masculine, confident, and mysterious! I find the combination of fruity and spicy notes very complimentary to each other. I have noticed that both men and women react quite fondly to this cologne, men want to wear it and women want their men to wear it, which is a win-win situation for any man. I like its somewhat dark and enigmatic nature...

Nov
20
2011
ken.z008
ken.z008

A very prominent smoky vetiver and aged ginger is what i smell.Somewhat synthetic to my nose. Fresh but in a smoky kind of freshness. A very masculine scent which I do not care for. Projection & silage is 10/10. I can smell my brother 10 meters away with this fragrance. Best worn at night.

Nov
20
2011
AquaCitrus
AquaCitrus

Tried this at the store today and compared it with Allure Homme Sport. I still don't understand why everyone is hating on this so much!! I think its one of the better male frags around.....very rich and refined. I tried it after Allure Homme Sport (which is almost universally loved) and think that Bleu de Chanel is better!! Goes to my "to buy" list.

Nov
19
2011
jooligan
jooligan

This is definitely a very generic fragrance. It has a little bit of every single "fresh-citrus-musky" juice in the market (i.e. Platinum Egoiste, Acqua di Gio, CK One, D&G Light Blue, Allure Homme Sport, Dior Homme Sport...even some of the nasty Axe/Lynx line) but with "quality ingredients" that doesn't make any justice to the overall smell.
This new creation of Monsieur Polge smells cheap and very mainstream (I know I'll make some enemies in the community with this statement, but it's my humble opinion). If you compare this with the original Égoïste, you can't believe that this fragrance was created by the same nose. It's amazing the lack of creativity!.

All I can detect from Bleu (or "Blah") is a mix of a very realistic, sparkling and refreshing fruity accord in the opening (grapefruit and ginger maybe?), some mint, a dash of frankincense (or some kind of resinous note) and some pale woods and spices in the base to hold together the previous notes. Nothing more. In fact, the opening of Bleu is the only part that deserves some attention and recognition for not using gallons of the hideous calone note.
The drydown is poor in complexity and smells like some cheap bodyspray with a decent and "Chanelesque" woody accord to justify both the price and the brand behind this insipid tribute to the actual "citrus Era".
Projection is good/mediocre in the inital hour or two, then comes close to the skin. The longevity is very poor (4 hours on my skin)

Overall, a very boring and "ok" fragrance for everyday use, nothing spectacular or special. Women seems to like it, but it's not a panty dropper in any way.

If you like fresh-musky fragrances, try it.
If you love it, do yourself a favor and buy Pierre Cardin's Revelation; its the same scent, the same notes (grapefruit, mint, incense and some woods) for US$30 or less (Bleu de Chanel is soooo overpriced!)

5/10

Nov
17
2011
armchair sailor
armchair sailor

Chanel goes generic. This is the epitome of a perfume made to please everyone. The logical conclusion is a terribly uninteresting one.

Nov
17
2011
Kharnak
Kharnak

I got a sample Vial of this.
First impression, VERY Citrus Lemon. Clean & Clear. then a clear & obvious Grapefruit.
Slowly dries to a sweet musty oily berry-like, almost Vanilla.
Very pervasive cloud of Lemon-Leather lingers around me.
Not at all what i'd expect from a Blue image. But some say it's like.... Cool Water by Davidoff. I expected something Ozonic & Marine, but i was wrong.
It's good, but not groundbreaking or terribly unique. on a personal note, it just doesn't seem to match my body musk very well, it turns it into a sour "Waxy" pencil like impression i notice people saying.
Sorry, but Jacque Polge must've had a cold when formulating this.
..... on second thought, it's a rather Attractive take on Lemon Leather, in all fairness, i kinda like it now.

Nov
16
2011
abichuela
abichuela

Aburrida y simple, carece de personalidad, genérica y nada innovadora. No hay manera de equivocarse con esta fragancia por que simplemente huele a NADA.
No me disgusta, sin embargo no le encuentro algo que la pueda diferenciar de las demás. Cada que la huelo le encuentro parecido a tantas fragancias que hay en el mercado.
No sé si es mi naríz o de plano al maestro Jaques Polge ya se le botó. En fin, si deseas oler a Axe de 1,200 baros (precio en México) esto es para ti.

Nov
12
2011
Labaloo
Labaloo

This is an extremely-complex creation- I think too many reviewers are judging it by the top-note blast alone, without letting it run its whole course through.... Yes, the intitial water-fruity head is similar to many others out there, but that's where it ends, and patience will teach one that the calm comes after the storm- and that's when I am in awe! It is very sexy, very elegant, very warm with a slightly cool distance. Very Chanel. Complex spices, woods. Not your typical day frag- it has too many evening elements as well: choose your own time! I also don't see Ceylon cinnamon listed, but that is the strongest note that I smell. Definitely. But it is merely the thinnest of veils over a plush cushion of richness.

Nov
07
2011
kasurigama
kasurigama

The word i use to describe bleu de chanel is meh. There is nothing wrong with it but theres not much right with it either.

Its a perfectly acceptable fragrance and does have a nice ginger note to it but i expect more from chanel.

The longevity and sillage are good but i dont know whether i want to project such a boring fragrance. There is also some weird pencil shaving smell i get which i dont like. I have half a bottle of this left and it feels like a chore to use.

Its basically what would happen if you took everything unique and tasty out of terre d'hermes.

Chanel needs to learn from this mistake.

Nov
06
2011
scenturian
scenturian

@KinG JameS
This has nothing to do with Aqua di gio.
And I hate Aqua di gio as well, so u r not alone, we r 2 so far.

Nov
01
2011
Fizzy
Fizzy

Full of aldehydes. Annoying and boring. We have hundreds of this fragrances.

Nov
01
2011
ikipi
ikipi

Blue Velvet.

Oct
31
2011
Jordan13
Jordan13

Energetic right off the hop, but then settles into a modern version of a floral scented Grandma. Don't get me wrong, I love my Grandma, I just don't want to smell like her. My bottle is missing about four sprays and I am looking to trade it.

Oct
29
2011
gasperk
gasperk

Dont like the smell so much. Its good. Just not my type :)

The longevity and projection on the other hand is just fantastic for me :) From what i tested in one day, This outlasted them all with eaz.

Oct
27
2011
bronstein
bronstein

This one appears to be very modern, but not to my taste. Are the 2010s all about generic stuff? Anyway, this one's so heavily advertised that you can't ignore it, but for that reason alone never should wear.

Oct
22
2011
zorans
zorans

I tested this fragrance several times before I bought it,because it never appeald to me.But the supprice happend after a had this fragrance.

It needs time to properly disect this one and love.Give it a time.The outcome:Bleu de Chanel is georgeous fragrance.It`s total Chanel in it`s veins.The scent is extremely pleasant and invigorating.It will appeal to everyone and will not offend.It`s refreshing tonic, makes you feel great and masculin.Distinctive,it is unexpected,it`s freedom.

Somebody compares it to Aqua di Gio or Bulgari Aqua but BLEU has nothing in common with those fragrances.Bleu de Chanel is league on its own.

It is woody fragrance with fresh tone all the way till the drydown.Opens citrusy with traces of pink peppercorn,vetiver and peppermint.The opening is blast of energy and stimulation.
It continues with grapefruit, jasmin,nutmeg cedarwood and cistus labdanum.The middle retains the freshnes and continues with ginger,patchouly,sandalwood,moss and frankincense till the drydown.

Bleu de Chanel is very complex fragrance in its composition and the mastery of Chanel can be seen all the way.I have 120+ fragrances of all genres and none is alike.It is very versatile,you can wear it all year around.People will compliment you, and you will feel great.The projection is excelent as well as the longevity.

I recomend you to buy Bleu de Chanel,you can even do the blind buy and I am certain that you will never regret.
Some people ban this because it doesn`t stink but smells wonderfull.Casual,luxurious,class,refinement and covered sexines.That is Bleu de Chanel.Feel manly and be approached,fell energized and allow other to come close to you.BE UNEXPECTED!

Oct
21
2011
johngreenink
johngreenink

I like most things that come from Chanel, but I was totally prepared to hate this scent. I really disliked the ad campaign, disliked the way it was being pegged for a very limited audience, disliked the name (another blue/water/cool scent?!?) I finally sprayed some on a blotter at a department store today and I was so pleasantly surprised.

This is a solid, inspiring perfume. The opening is excellent (my favorite part I think,) ginger and pepper and mint, like a gentle sparkling. Not too long afterward, the wood comes in and it's a gentle woody scent (like rose wood or just a touch of cedar,) and there are some resins in there too, although I can't place them. I put just a dab on my skin and it had a pleasant ending - vetiver, a touch of clove (this may be the incense note) and then a oaky trail.

Bleu is so much more subtle and nuanced than a lot of these reviews give it credit for. I was genuinely surprised at the juxtaposition of scents and sensations - from bright and crisp to smooth and velvety. I feel that it does fit with the other Chanel men's scents; having that characteristic 'scented geranium' feel that you find in Egoist and Pour Monsieur. I would gladly own a bottle of this.

Oct
20
2011
Endymion
Endymion

Agree with Scentszilla, it sells well ONLY because it has Chanel label on it.
Label sells and not substance...

Oct
19
2011
Scentszilla
Scentszilla

CHANEL does bargain-basement !

Perfect for those without an ounce of originality or a discerning nose.

I mean, why choose this just because it's got the "Chanel" tag, when there is obviously soooo much better to choose from ???

Oct
18
2011
bp
bp

Now that I have my Bleu de Chanel, I can say with confidence that it is indeed THE BEST MALE PERFUME EVER.
As simple as that.

Oct
17
2011
KinG JameS
KinG JameS

Well... what should I say, I tried this three times after gettin samples and was asked (funnily)three times too if I was wearing aqua di gio(by the way, am one of the only people in the world who loathes Aqua di gio),maybe they were on crack hehe I was both shocked, kinda ashamed and insulted, ever since then I´ve never ever wanted to try it anymore, there was a time when Chanel WAS Chanel, if one cant tell the difference between this and Armani Aqua Di Gio then I surely dont want it. Besides, I respect the reviews of members here and all but whoever thinks it has similarities with Libre from YSL is... well dont wanna be rude but thats absurd, Libre is a thousand times better and completly different. Dont get me wrong guys, its not bad, its woody and chilly in a good way but its JUST BORING. Nothin special, on the other hand Libre is lively, spicy and warm, WAY better than this, galaxies better....

Oct
17
2011
jrose77
jrose77

The Story:
My brother's friend has this and he like to spray alot of it on. It smells good on him and I'm glad he made the effort when he went out for dinner with my family. But now, this smell will always remind me of my brother's slow-to-warm-up friend. Who looks like my brother.

The Smell:
Bleu de Chanel smells like "fresh man". No "sexy" here. Just a "I put cologne on to smell decent for once" type of ordeal.

Oct
11
2011
vdxl
vdxl

This is not how a Chanel cologne should smell like: Axe Phoenix. Even though it has decent lasting power, the smell is dull, uninteresting and cheap. But you pay Chanel price for it: how is that possible?

Oct
09
2011
karlovonamesti
karlovonamesti

Bleu de Chanel's effervescent citrus top and thin, woody-sweet drydown is so unremarkable that I'm intrigued. What else is going on here? What am I missing?

In truth, the drydown reminds me a little of Silver Mountain Water. The sandalwood and spice notes fail to offset the sweetness of the grapefruit and jasmine in the base. The arrangement is clean-smelling, fresh, grey-pink. Blue is not a color I associate with Bleu de Chanel.

It's okay, but frankly not something I'd wear. Call me cranky, but I'm getting tired of masculine fragrances that smell like sport deodorant.

Oct
09
2011
Detroitcolognereview
Detroitcolognereview

Well, it's not BAD. I just think that its a very mature scent. A little too stuffy for me. It would be an instant hit with a 55+ man who just wants to go out to dinner with his wife. He's wearing a blazer on top of a polo shirt and some khaki pants. There's just nothing modern or friendly about this one. I will say that its a nice fragrance but it is stereotypical to me.

The blend of the ingredients however is right on. Not too much of this and not too much of that. I wouldnt call it boring but I could personally see myself passing this up when i get dressed and later on feeling guilty that i didnt wear it more. Its also capable of getting a complement on the street that would possibly make you want to wear it more. I dont think i would buy it though.

Oct
05
2011
bp
bp

After testing the projection and longevity of the Bleu de Chanel, I can guarantee that this scent is simply perfect in every way.
This is certainly the best perfume produced in recent times.
I look forward to having my bottle of this wonderful, incredible and seductive Bleu de Chanel.
*****

Oct
03
2011
natefifield
natefifield

Warm, like a thick, comfortable blanket. 100% masculine, but not offensive or overpowering. It is dark, attractively dirty, but nicely softened with a medium dose of sugar. The result is rich, earthy, but undeniably pleasant.

Just a touch of citrus to brighten up the whole arrangement. Unlike other colognes however, the citrus doesn't make it too sharp or clean.

I wouldn't describe it as "blue," but very dark brown, almost black. You might say the dash of citrus makes it just aquatic enough to make it a very, very dark blue.

An expression of an idealized masculinity. Perfect for a younger man or teen who wants to enhance and project a gentle but insistent strength. Wear it if you need a little more hair on your chest.

But not for a man's man, who doesn't need to project additional masculinity. An older man is better served by something more sophisticated and personal, something less indulgent, and a bit more mature.

Oct
01
2011
jtd
jtd

It’s not inevitable that a Big Seller will be bad. It’s not wrong to design a perfume intended to find a large middle of the consumer market. I don’t have a problem with the notion of Bleu. Bleu’s approach, evidenced by the fresh-citrus-woody genre chosen and the advertising is to attempt the big, new masculine that straight men will be comfortable with, straight women will like on them, and gay men will consider (the television ads are apparently deliberately homophilic.) And given Drakkar Noir’s history, Bleu could very well have the lesbian demographic in hand as well.

But marketing isn’t the problem. The fragrance is. It’s loosely handsome, offers decent but not bothersome projection and stays within the fresh/woody né eau de cologne range that generally shouldn’t offend. But there is a shrill sweetness, more aspartame than sugar or fruit, that becomes dominant as the topnotes fade and lasts through drydown. To my nose it’s disproportionate, a miscalculation.

The best way I can describe it is by diet soda analogy. Artificial sweetener in a cold, fresh Diet Coke is just fine. In a room temperature, flat Diet Coke, you wouldn’t touch it. (If you were uncertain, Bleu is the warm, flat soda in this analogy.)

Sep
30
2011
Careless-Whisper
Careless-Whisper

i Love This Fragrance

Longevity : Very Very Good

Sep
27
2011
Higgibs
Higgibs

Ignore what all the dudes in this forum say.* The simple fact is women love this scent and every time I wear it I get compliments. Case in point: the hottest girl in my office tells me the other day "Wow! You smell really good. What are you wearing?" Of course, this was the exact response I was hoping to elicit.

*unless you're looking to impress a dude, in which case, read on....

Sep
27
2011
Giannahazagunaka Buddhizt
Giannahazagunaka Buddhizt

I agree with Jazmam, this is ultimate sexy for a man. Girlies... if your man is wearing this, watch out, he's fair game!!! ;)

I've read some say it's somewhat ''generic'', I dont think so at all, I detect a certain 'je nais se qua', dont know exactly what, but it has that certain something, something that I do not detect in any other mens cologne. I absolutely adore this!

Sep
24
2011
jazmam
jazmam

This may be the single sexiest scent on men. This is not back seat car sex this is in the pouring rain in paris, on a dimly lit alleyway sex!!

Sep
23
2011
soned
soned

I like it a lot. It may be too expensive for what it is, sure, but smells good, gets compliments, good sillage, great longevity....in other words, what everybody should look for when buying a new cologne. Now that I think about it, it's not too expensive, since, at the end of the day, you get exactly what you pay for with this one. Approved.

Sep
22
2011
aseka33
aseka33

I got it, i love it and most importantly chicks diiiiig it!

Sep
20
2011
svillatoro
svillatoro

If this is so simple, clone, soapy, boring (how can a fragrance be boring?)synthetic, etc etc. please list the name of all the fragrances similar to it probably I can find it in the supermaket or a convenience store..

Thanks...

G Perfumista I agree with your detailed complete comment...

Sep
19
2011
prissilou
prissilou

I think most of the negative or so-so reviews on this fragrance are from guys. I got one of those little paper samples in a sale flyer in my paper one day, and I had to keep smelling it all day long. I don't know what is in this stuff (pheremones?) but I found it intoxicating. Guys, if you're wearing scent for your own enjoyment, wear what you want. If, however, your focus is on success with the ladies....

WEAR THIS EVEN IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT!

I personally would jump any man who smells like this! Seriously, there's something in it that will drive women wild!!

Sep
19
2011
Scentrist
Scentrist

I must agree with @muskymale in this discussion -- there's a great deal of hype around Bleu, and frankly this lacks the x-factor of most Chanels. I would almost go so far as to say that it's the attempt of this house to market to a younger demographic. @Raptole also got it almost right in his assessment that he's 18 and he loves it, but I beg to differ as a mid-40's male who's established his tastes that this would suddenly change his whole wardrobe.

This is, in a word, ordinary. It's pleasant, it's nice, it's inoffensive, and smells more youthful thanks to the emphasis on grapefruit and citrus notes. In this mixture, I suspect the other woody and spicy elements (incense, cedar, nutmeg) are almost too muted and too fleeting. If I was younger and wanted a summer fragrance, I might consider this, but it lacks that certain appeal, depth, and intrigue that captures me from first sniff to eventual dry-down and evaporation. The consensus appears to be that it has its own character, and after a couple of good samplings, I would agree. But it's not a character that, in my view, smells much different from too many other citrus-noted frags on the market. It's unremarkable.

Sep
17
2011
bobblehead
bobblehead

After searching for months, I finally found my signature scent. I can't believe I actually ignored this perfume the first day I went to fragrance boutiques!

I immediately fell in love the first time I sprayed this on my wrist. It's clean and fresh, but it has that mysterious and dark vibes to it, thanks to the incense notes. I've been using this for a few months now, and I haven't got bored with it.

The opening notes are wonderful. It's like a creamy citrus with a hint of ginger and incense. The top notes are the best, IMO. Then, the fragrance develops and the ginger notes come into the spotlight, mixed with the vetiver, mint and jasmine. Although I'm not a big fan of gingers in scents, this one is an exception. The base notes of Bleu are fantastic. I smell metals and woods harmoniously mixed with one another.

I've gotten so many compliments with this perfume. Yes, it's generic, but so what? I love it, and my friends do, as well.

10/10. No, actually make it 11/10.

Sep
16
2011
Mirza
Mirza

I love this perfume when i tried in changi airport ,them i bought it .............it's really comfort to me i wearing everyday until right now

Sep
13
2011
bet85
bet85

I'm no fan of the chanel line. Most of their fragrances have a creamy citrus that really gets to my stomach. However bleu de chanel has to be the only chanel fragrance I will consider purchasing. It doesn't have that nasty creamy note from the allure lines and it isn't old fashioned like plat egoiste. This fragrance isn't unique or amazing, however its extremely versatile and safe. And yes I don't know why but girls love this stuff.

Sep
13
2011
kuba
kuba

whoever says no for this cologne should have his own nose broken.may be its because this one is so good beyond imaginations.you are doing very well madame Gabrielle....bravo

Sep
10
2011
kdlehr
kdlehr

someone at work was wearing this today and it smelled real good on him
First time I had to ask another man what he was wearing.
I thought it was great on him even thought it was preceding and following him anywhere.
well if silage that you want here it is.

Sep
06
2011
jazzman68
jazzman68

This is an awesome fragrance. I love Bleu Channel. I have not smelled anything like this before, not to say there's not something out there similar. To me this is a romantic scent; something you want to wear on a date with your girlfriend or wife. If anything, wear this when you know you are going to be around a lot of females. You are sure to get noticed and sure to get compliments.

Sep
05
2011
smellgoodhallie
smellgoodhallie

I sprayed this on my boyfriend at Macy's & seemed to really fall in love with it. After a month or so I decided i'd go to sephoria & buy it for him when we sprayed it on the second time it absolutely didn't smell the same. I still like it on paper but the chemistry really changes the fragrance.

Sep
03
2011
omerpervaiz
omerpervaiz

Bleu d chanel is not purely a unique fragrance, many of you have smelled something like this once in your life. So it is lacking originality. But it is very different to to those sweet toned male fragrances which are prevailing the perfume industry now a days. It is something a Pure man should smell like. It falls in the category of Aromatic/Spicy perfumes. The best thing is the addition of mysterious notes of metal, smoke and aldehydes. Silage and longevity is just which is needed for this type of perfume, the both the features are actually fair enough. One thing that disappoints me is its price, its way too expensive and this thing repels many genuine buyers.
Nonetheless, it is the third perfume from chanel which held me after Antaeus and Allure Sport.

I give it 8.5 out of 10.

Aug
30
2011
Jdhsjdb
Jdhsjdb

I smelled this on my doctor a mile away and it simply seduced me. ( I'm a female, guys :p ) I just had to ask what it was to make my bf wear it. It's just so masculine!! Not like one of those sweet perfumes that guys wear, no . Girls like their men to smell masculine. This is perfectttt, I wish they had a women version for it. Anyway I think this will make any girl fall in love with u. I certainly am with my doctor ;)

Aug
28
2011
naveed
naveed

Hi Guys.... i have done my research and found that it's smell is like Adidas Deodrant in oragne color tin bottled. opening is 100 percent same but dry down is a bit different. Got it a few days back and found nothing special. Just an ordinary fragrance which you smell and figured out just a nice one but not an extraordinary or an expensive frag :(:(

Aug
28
2011
midos
midos

awesome fragrance! unique classy parfum. for all age.

Aug
25
2011
michael1975
michael1975

i love the other chanels but ive just bought this and not sure? its not bad at all but just doesnt do it for me

Aug
25
2011
farahbakhsh
farahbakhsh

I love bleu de chanel so much.
I'm an expert in perfume business for 15 years in the world.BLEU DE CHANEL it's a unique perfume.

Aug
20
2011
Raptole
Raptole

This is what a real man should smell like! OK, Im just 18 years old and I loved this fragrance, i had the 1.7 oz bottle, had the shower gel, after shave balm and Real Deo Spray. I had the whole set. It was amazing! But this is not for my age, this is for a 45 year old man. I picture a 45 year old doctor who has 2 kids in high school. A loving wife at home and he is not rich but can easily afford stuff. This is the kind of impression this cologne leaves. I will keep the bottle because it has a magnetic cap and it kind of reminds me of 212 MEN, which is also a great Male fragrance.
This one is for men who have already figured their way through life and they don't have to prove themselves to others, they've already done it. This is more for my dad's age.
It is long lasting(6 hours on me), does not project very much, but doesn't stick to the skin as well, it is easily noticeable after 2 hours of the spray. But won't be as strong at the end.
This is a great CHANEL smell and one that every real man should own.

Aug
19
2011
AMDs44
AMDs44

I love this stuff start really fresh not lemony or sweet orange, The grape fruit gives it light freshness with mint not too gingery i love how it is peppery i dont smell jasmine in it, It last on me 6 hours i finished my first bottle and i am getting the 150 ml bottle soon

Aug
15
2011
takeitupthenose
takeitupthenose

Generic? Sure! Usual? Absolutely! Safe? Definitely! Worth a purchase? How many ways can I say yes? Spicey, citrus, peppery, floral and a bit woodsy! Sure you have smelled this before it is the blue oxford shirt, the black oxford dress shoe, the crisp light blue tie of fragrances. What do I mean? It meets all your needs. Great for a summer day, warm enough for a fall night, great for work, and a good first impression fragrance. You can do just about anything in this. It is the epitome of versatility. I call it the work horse of the Chanel family. The brother that didn't follow the Harvard and Yale brothers to the Ivy League, but opened a small machine shop or an HVAC company and built his small wealth that way. He didn't become a Wall Streeter, he is the guy next door who owns the pool company.

Sillage: 5/5
Longevity 5/5
Scent: 3/5
Value: 5/5
Versatility: 5/5

You will be complimented because it arouses the senses of the average person. It is fresh, yet spicy, warm yet cooling. Don't know why this thing gets so hated on it. I enjoy it when I don't know what else to enjoy!

Aug
12
2011
khalid_shehab
khalid_shehab

Another masterpiece from CHANEL,I think Bleu de Chanel -this very nice fragrance- will be the best for alot of people.Seductive,masculine and woody perfume in a very nice bottle from CHANEl house ??!
that is all what i need from a perfume.

Aug
11
2011
frogman
frogman

Well, At first as other guys already said it starts with
very generic and loud notes which remind you of cheap Avon sport frags, After about half an hour on my skin It Evolves to some more pleasant citrusy and creamy notes which easily could be called "allure edition blanche" EXTREME. In this stage it is quite nice actually.The base notes as with middle notes are musky and creamy with right amount of zest which make the base note very classy and modern.I like it.I rate this Frag
7/10.
UPDATE: After using several times I have to say I love it now. The middle and base notes are so modern and sexy.

Aug
09
2011
gmat
gmat

the most beautiful thing in this perfume is the bottle
after that, yes it feels good ..... but what else?

Yet one of the best-selling fragrance in the U.S.

This is the new perfume?

because I find it very boring

Aug
09
2011
tomkbh
tomkbh

People here called Fahrenheit "sure sex", they now call this "definite sex" - one of the best and most likely the best creation of the century. Everything about it is wonderful and the girls love it !

Aug
09
2011
greystone
greystone

I smelled this as a tester in the mall and it smells okay,its nothing spectacular.Its definately not worth the price tag.

Aug
06
2011
hichristiangoodbye
hichristiangoodbye

My recent signature fragrance! First is it has that same dna you'd always recognize with Allure Homme and Allure Homme Sport truly their signature. The top is really fresh and has a dark vibe to it. Towards the drydown i smell somewhat like a laundry soap scent and in a very good way. Such a classy fragrance good job sir Jacques Polge

Aug
06
2011
ION
ION

The only great (and right) thing about "Bleu" is the magnetic bottle cap of the Eau de Toilette and the innovative cap of the body wash (both make you want to use the products more), funny but true!
The blue colour (a sort of a darker blue indigo shade) is a little too dark while the perfume that's in it, is again a rather too sharp mixture of acquatic metallic notes, (the ones the creator seems to love so much but is incapable to tame), that lacks body. This perfume feels incomplete!
It is like a piece of modern music without enough bass.
At times it is more annoying than pleasant, only very slightly saved by the experience of a nose that obviously gave it too much thought and lost the point.
Being Chanel, they'll have to keep it on the market forever, but there have been more than one better fragrances, that never got a fraction of the publicity and chance this one got.
You don't have to believe me. Do a blind test and see for yourself..

Aug
05
2011
acronia_1989
acronia_1989

The ginger flavor is very high. After 10 minutes the flavor is mild. this is very modern
longevity:10/10
sillage:8.75/10
scent:10/10

Aug
04
2011
IanB
IanB

Bought this for my father as a Christmas present. My better half likes it, I had a sample and quite liked it but not enough to own it. Have mixed feelings myself, it seems like the sought of smell you'd put on after going to the gym and then heading off to the pub for a pint with the lads. It's a bit synthetic and seems like a classy version of cheap smells (if that makes any sense?)
Quite nice as a change from your normal choice of fragrance but doesn't really strike me as a classic.

Aug
04
2011
IanB
IanB

Bought this for my father as a Christmas present. My better half likes it, I had a sample and quite liked it but not enough to own it. Have mixed feelings myself, it seems like the sought of smell you'd put on after going to the gym and then heading off to the pub for a pint with the lads. It's a bit synthetic and seems like a classy version of cheap smells (if that makes any sense?)
Quite nice as a change from your normal choice of fragrance but doesn't really strike me as a classic.

Aug
04
2011
Fábio Condé
Fábio Condé

When i sniff that, i thought, oh shi.. another generic!? But when i put that on my skin, uau!! The evolution of Bleu is really amazing, after the third time using this and getting a lot of compliments, i have to say, awesome! Fresh, fruit, spicy and woodlike with a incense vibe in the background, loved it!

Jul
25
2011
twlahue
twlahue

I have not found anything yet that is better for me than this...
simply awesome!

Jul
22
2011
seand7373
seand7373

Let's see if I can get this to makes sense. I see a lot of people comparing bleu to all of the older colognes of different decades. Also complaining that Chanel has hit the shitter (Ok not in that exact term). The reviews on here say that Bleu is "Boring" "Unoriginal" etc etc etc. Well let's take a look at what is the number one selling cologne in the world, Acqua di gio. ADG IS bland and boring but that is now what sells to the masses and from a business standpoint you sell to the masses. The times have changed and the big masculines (Azzaro PH, Polo and Aramis Just to name a few) have taken a back seat to the new generation of colognes that are appealing, safe and light. Bleu is not bad at all. The times have just changed and this is the wave of the future. Without new colognes of this generation, the above list would never be called classics.

Jul
22
2011
luktung
luktung

Chanel is a name in perfume, like switzerland for watches.
But this creation is the most dissapointed, they ever made.

Jul
20
2011
aquila_2009
aquila_2009

Hi.

When one fragrance have a lot of reviews it can not be necessarily a bad fragrance albeit some of reviews are negative.In my mind CHANEL fragrances are often transcends of time and this is the best characteristic this fashion house for me but perhaps with this one CHANEL stop in time.nonetheless BLEU DE CHANEL is a nice fragrance for me. Masculine,Charming, Sophisticated,Aromatic,Well-Balanced and Modern yet Classic.

BDC delivers uncompromising masculinity throughout the evolution of the fragrance.It opens with citrus and ginger accords that transition to a soft floral and woody heart of jasmine,mint, vetiver and a masculine base of cedar.this scents for men who are mature to their tastes and know how to put a virile,sensuous cologne to good use.

This CHANEL EDT is not an overpowering scent,just enough to get the female hormones raging as it makes ladies want to flirt with you.It is an all purpose fragrance for men that goes perfect in the Office during the day and also when going out at the Night.It can also be worn most of the year.Totally nothing masterpiece but it deserves more attention.

Sillage?Ok.

Longevity?About 8 hours on my skin.

7/10

Jul
19
2011
tmukome1
tmukome1

generic generic generic...no thanks!

Jul
17
2011
JohnMc
JohnMc

I think I'm conflicted where 'Bleu' is concerned. My inner devotee to Antaeus and Egoiste made me want to try this offering as soon as it appeared on sale, the endorsement from a very attractive female colleague only reinforced my desire even more so. Unfortunately, whilst the scent is pleasant enough, it doesn't live up to the wow-factor (for me, not everyone I understand) of stable mates such as Antaeus and Egoiste.

However, just as I love the flacon designs for those two, this new offering has an equally exquisite and timeless design appeal, so much so that I might have to purchase an iconic bottle just so the it can sit next to my wash basin!

Jul
17
2011
Bigsly
Bigsly

I gave this one last try and I agree with Michael over at his fromtoptobottom - perfumepatter blog, in that I view this fragrance as "a formula that includes generic, slightly synthetic citrus, sweet cola-ish musk and that iso e super, slightly buzzy cedar accord." It's got too much iso e super for me, so right there is a "deal breaker." If you want something beyond "safe," this is for you. You can smell like generic "man" in a "modern" nation. Beyond the iso e super, this "blobs" up for me, and generates an unpleasant sensation. It doesn't smell good to me, just "synthetic." And if you think I just like vintage or niche, let me point out that I like Joop! Jump Summer Temptation. If you want a recent "men's" fragrance, that is at least somewhat interesting and without any major issues, I suggest trying that one. If I did like BdC, I'd just buy some iso e super and a couple of other accords from the perfumer's apprentice and make something like this for myself, probably for less than $20 per 100 ml. Plenty of household products smell quite nice, but they are not "perfumes." Chanel seems to understand this and cranks out fragrances like BdC for the "oh that smells nice" people of the world, of which there are a huge number (hence great profit potential), obviously.

Jul
17
2011
Anup
Anup

My review will be a martyr. It will gain and lose balloons, but remember lovers of Bleu, i am with you.
How anyone with half of a brain could even consider this generic is completely beyond me. Snobs will be snobs, and it seems now adays anything with any sort of ad campaign is instantly nailed to the cross of "ordinary".

Do you people even know who created this? His name is Jacques Polge, a master perfumer. He has single handedly brought us every single modern Chanel fragrance, and yet you still spit in his face, over and over again all because of an add campaign.
I admit, this thing sells, and sells BIG, but there is always a reason to the hype. If i mailed every single one of you a unlabeled bottle of this you'd change your mind rather quickly.
I really hope he doesn't read half of the horrible insults that you kids madly type into your keyboards, because i wouldn't want him to be discouraged with this creation ONE LITTLE BIT!
Exactly what i said in my last review was, this is a masterpiece from the house of Chanel, and i feel for anyone who doesn't appreciate it. I stick to that thought 100%.
The scent is linear starting off with HARD accords of lemon zest, realistic grapefruit, ginger and woods.
Smokey savory incense and sun sparkling ceder lead way into stringent powdery jasmine.
Mint becomes more apparent deeper into the dry down pairing perfectly with labdanum and oddly enough creates the "humidity over cold air" olfactory. Pimento's "red" sweet accords add mealy spices upon drydown, paired with buttery vetiver.

I approve (you all should be ashamed of yourselves)

Smell: 10+
Longevity: 9.5
Sillage: 10+

Jul
14
2011
wormred
wormred

Nothing special about this smell. Not sure how it won so many awards. If you already have an aquatic, summery smell, like Aqua di Gio, Versace pour homme, or Gucci pour homme II, then you don't need to get this.

Jul
04
2011
ruiner0
ruiner0

It's soapy, I smell like this when I get out of shower. Why would I buy this?!. btw I use L'oreal Paris - Bodybuilding shampoo if you're curious.

Jul
01
2011
asmhfdbds
asmhfdbds


First of all ,i would say this no way a summer fragrance.
Ginger and grapefruit are dominated with touch of incense and vetiver background.
Soapy,little powdery,sweet mix.
A work scent to my nose for fall,winter and spring.
I have to mention that smelling it on other different then testing.
Quality ingredients ,very appealing!
Longevity 6 hours with good projection.
After many wearing ,i would say that the openning is little mature (grapefruit effect),then 20 min it can be worn by anybody.
U know what ! People are saying " this is not a chanel , this is too safe !",let's diasec the history of this house , in the 80" they launched antaeus wich was a better version of paco rabanne pour homme and azzaro , they did something quality but not unique .
In 1993 they launched platinum egoiste with well known theme but with better ingredients,they launched allure wich is not bold or unique at all but very appealing and nice ,same story with allure homme sport and now bleu de chanel , i mean WTF!! come on !!
This is a truly chanel:
" SAFE,VERSATILE,GETS COMPLIMENT,LAST LONG AND QUALITY ".

Jun
30
2011
Akahina
Akahina

I am searching for a summer fragrance and here are my thoughts on this one.

Chanel has a MASSIVE advertising campaign for this fragrance and the salespeople push this one hard. When at Nordstrom's I found one I wanted to try and was "forced" to try this Chanel on my other wrist. The lady that sprayed it immediately told me she liked this better on my skin. I was pushed to buy this because it was their best seller and they could not keep it in stock! Well, good for Nordstrom's! I bet their profits are great and the mark up has to be huge.

So I think this fragrance is good, nothing that stands out from the crowd in my opinion and it deserves to be popular...it is a good scent. I might be tempted to have this as a fragrance in my collection but why would I want to smell like all those other people that have this in their collection? Why should my signature summer scent be one where people will say, "gee, you smell like my boyfriend", or "my boss" or "my dad"?

I am afraid this is or will be a ubiquitous scent. I want something unique that is not on everyone's shelf. I will pass on this safe buy.

I need to wash this off because my eyes hurt from the vapors.

Jun
29
2011
Tuvok
Tuvok

It is not astonishing, not suprising at all, but which Chanel perfume is so original, "something completly different"? None. These are fragrances for a self confident and mature (emotionally) people who don't crave for compliements. Anyway only a bunch of people tell me how great I smell when wearing perfume, some of the people don't care about it, some of them are too shy to do it. And Chanel Bleu is a kind of perfume that you won't recive many compliements when wearing it. Just like my favorite Chanel Egoiste Platinum - I'm an egoist when wearing it, I don't care what people say. I think Chanel perfume are for those who like to smell good but don't want to stick out of a crowd. Chanel Bleu is good and I don't regret buying it but I prefer Egoiste Platinum and Allure. Still Chanel and Dior are my favorite manufacturers. Dior Homme and Chanel PE - masterpieces.

Jun
29
2011
alfarom
alfarom

March 2011:

I won't spend many words on this as it's simply otrageous. A totally generic light-sportish fragrance with a fancy name on the bottle! That's all you can get form Bleu!

Edit June 2011:

After several wearings I partially changed my opinion on Bleu. While I still believe this fragrance is way too conventional and generic, at least it smells very natural and takes the distance from the average low quality of nowadays masculines. Honestly crafted and targeted to men who are easily pleased. In this context Bleu does what it does, and it does it good.

I stick with Egoiste or Antaeus.

Rating: 6.5/10

Jun
21
2011
tuky
tuky

Now, after more than 24 hours I am writing about this parfume....

Top
-blast of sweet citrus with a hint of ginger
-aldehydes (standard CHANEL creamy scent boost)

Middle
-mint and jasmine are hidden by woods (can't dstinct which of them) and grapefruit
-aldehydes

Base
-cedar (typical for CHANEL), incense, nutmeg and some spices.

Sillage: it projects for the first 4-5 hours.
Longevity: 8-10 hours can be easily detectable by everyone from 1 feat and it leave a trail..ohh. For next 12 hours I enjoy it on my skin.
Occasion: jack of all trades.

It turns into a creamy and sweet melody that touches your senses and make you fall in love with this ...fragrance....timeless and unique..not so..
..it is not original nor like everything in the market. I dont know how to explain...on my skin in pretty unique... OR maybe I like it because of sillage and Time Length ??
Whatever..I like it and it is captivating and warm. People can smell it and they think twice before criticizeing...

Jun
13
2011
scenturian
scenturian

I wrote before that was targeting young men but after several months of wearing I can't say this is for youngsters, at least above 30, very mature masculine and macho.
I m overriding now what I typed below about Bleu.
Nothing to do the with aquatics except the name.
Projection and longevity are superb.
Initially I get mint and citric notes, then labdanum, pepper, incense, woody and floral notes join.
It is really complex and very well crafted scent by quality ingredients.
A little soapy a little powdery a little bit sweet, but very hot as fire.
More suitable for winter, autumn and spring, may be too strong for summer.

Jun
05
2011
scattolini
scattolini

I'm a 33-year-old man, who wears sometimes suites....it goes well inside suites...I've already gotten a LOT of compliments wearing this scent.....to unmarried men, THIS IS A LADY KILLER!!!
It's nice, strong, not overwhealming, great projection and lasting, good sillage, perfectly sweetened, and almost heavenly designed.
It has that "something else" I've been looking for since I discovered Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male.....maybe because of ceddar+ginger+sandalwood combo!!
It's special, has personnality, and is unique...everybody who enjoys perfumes should try this one.....
I just love it!!!
Bottle: 8
Sillage: 9
Overall Score: 9,5

May
30
2011
prot72
prot72

Just nothing … typical fresh spicy cologne. Hundreds of this kind of perfumes you can buy everywhere for a few dollars or euros. The worst creation by Chanel.

May
28
2011
P3rfum3
P3rfum3

I smell this today. it's like some of the reviewers have stated this smells like a total rip.off of EgoistePlatinum.
What is it with fragrance companies ripping.off a fragrance that is nearly 20 years old???

May
27
2011
querelle
querelle

Strangely enough, Bleu seems to grab the title of the best men's perfume in every perfume awards ceremony... Am I missing something? Or does all the experts suffer from anosmia? I just do not get it..

May
26
2011
alaLavande
alaLavande

The worst creation for Chanel.

May
26
2011
GMK
GMK

How Low the mighty can go.. reminiscent of any Hugo in Motion ??? is this the same house which created Egoiste ????
Disappointing. good for gym though.

May
23
2011
Mrhviid
Mrhviid

Sitting here sniffing it on my wrists right now. Third time wearing it and my tester is almost empty now... :-(

Ok, sooo....

Its a very safe scent. Nothing really outta the box here, but very well done. Beginning is nice, but a bit boring IMO. Reminds me ALOT of my Azzaro Chrome Legend.

Dont get me wrong. It's really not bad at all. If youre tired of your coolwater/Acqua De Gio/D'issey Pour Homme/D&G Light Blue this could be good for you. No compliments on it so far, but havent really worn it socially yet, except for half a day at work. I could see it as a "compliment getter" though.

Sillage: Average. Its not "Out there" but nor is it "Skin close".

Longevity: On me, 4-6 hours. But thats my average, since I got dry skin. Same Longevity as I get with my D&G Light Blue and my Acqua De Gio. D'issey Pour Homme is still my longevity king in this genre of fragrance.

When to use: Could make for a nice all-year work scent. It can also be used as a nice all-around scent in the summer time. Def. not a scent for cold weather.

Sprays: For work I would just go with one chest and one on neck. If you feel adventurous go for 2 neck, 1 chest. For general use outside work I would go 2 neck, 1 chest and 1 on wrists and dab them.

Conclusion: for a "inside the box" scent its really good.

- Mrhviid... :o)

May
23
2011
chel
chel

When the saleswoman gave me this fragrance to try, I was kind of prejudiced, partly because of the massive ad campaign. And my first sniff kind of confirmed this feeling. It didn't smell bad at all, just kind of generic.

But this likeable yet forgettable opening transformed after about 45 minutes in some kind of perfectly blended fresh scent. I even got a compliment from a friend, while I only sprayed it on my arm. It's the kind of fragrance that gets sophisticated after a while. Definitely not a paper-tester.

So I bought it the same day, and was really happy with it. When searching for reviews on the internet, it seemed that not many people shared my opinion. Well, this hasn't stopped me from wearing it quite often, and in fact, this one has given me the most compliments so far.

I think that a lot of people made the mistake of testing it on paper or that their prejudice took the upper hand. Anyway, it's a real nice, not very special yet very intriguing fragrance. On my skin it lasts about 7 or 8 hours and it has kind of nice projection.

One warning: do not overspray it, people in your surroundings, including yourself,will get the feeling of being suffocated.

May
22
2011
Habanita
Habanita

My husband has it and he wears it well :) It's a nice and decent daytime and business scent for a man :)

May
20
2011
alebanfield
alebanfield

Nice but too much pepper 4 me!

I wont buy it.

May
19
2011
HotSmell
HotSmell

It's not the most amazing perfume that chanel has ever made.
Seriously ,it's renewal of EGOISTE PLATINUM ,So if you're a man above 40 and you don't hate it then this is a good choice.
Overall:4/10

May
19
2011
lucky-boy
lucky-boy

Very beautiful and long lasting.
Absolutely a very safe blind-buy!
My best perfume ever...
Projection 10/10
longevity 10/10
Sillage 10/10
When I wear it, everybody asks me: "What is your perfume? It's so delicious and lux!"
And girls are absolutely allured by its beautiful and energy-full scent!
I will have it forever!
Overall 10/10

May
18
2011
spoombung
spoombung

This smells the sum total of a million shower gels and cheap deodrant sprays all mixed together in one generic soup. It's pretty awful... and an artistic tragedy for Chanel.

May
16
2011
Hotaxis
Hotaxis

Nothing special or singular. It's very like to "Egoiste Platinum"
1/10

May
12
2011
Mr. Nose
Mr. Nose

Bleu de Chanel is unique - and I'm not talking about originality, but for it's notes balance. Incense, pink pepper, ginger? There's some good work here.

Interesting fragrance. Charming, fresh, yet masculine.

Just make sure to test it on your skin. Damn sweet on paper, but excellent on skin.

Apr
27
2011
ManicPsych290
ManicPsych290

Very unique and exotic. I get 8-10 hours out of it. Good for all year around in my opinion. Very classy. You'll smell like a million with this one.

Apr
20
2011
andrew85
andrew85

This is the most sofisticaded fresh scent that i have ever smelt. its very sensual, classy. a very well done woody aromatic scent, superb sillage. its very well done, and it does not deserve all the bad review. the open maybe is a little generic and safe, but the drydown ,, oh my,,, the drydown is very sofisticaded and UNIQUE. this is one of the best Chanels, even better than some of the classics like Antaeus and Egoiste. dont miss this marvelous only for the fresh citrus topnotes. its a jewel.

Apr
08
2011
Ad nauseam
Ad nauseam

"In fashion, you know you have succeeded when there is an element of upset." Coco Chanel

I will start by saying I don't find Bleu de Chanel worthy of all of the negative and indifferent reviews. I tested this a couple of times, and found it superior to some other popular colognes that get rave reviews on here. Although scent is a matter of personal taste, I am reminded of my opening quote while reading over the reviews.

I agree it is NOT boring or generic at all. For me it's very refreshing and layered. There is a rich creamy quality to it. It starts out citrus. A little green and minty, but gives way to fresh, cool woods. I bought the 3.4 ounce/100 ml bottle. I love the magnetic cap. You'll miss this if you are just sampling.

It has proven to be long lasting on my skin even in warm temperatures. It's going to be great for this Spring and Summer. Day and night. I wore it at SXSW and had several people ask me what I was wearing. It was a hit!

Everything about Bleu de Chanel is a winner. The deep and complex scent as well as the bottle. I can see where it may come across as "boring" and or "generic" at first, yet it is anything but. It demands to be worn on the skin to be fully experienced. Hold the bottle up to the light and look at it. Put on a couple of sprays. Let the cap snap back on by itself. Enjoy its richness.

Despite the tepid reception here, it will be a success and very deservedly so. I had high expectations for Chanel and Jacques Polge, and I'm not disappointed or underwhelmed in the least. Chanel didn't sell out, but introduced a great new fragrance worthy of the lineage. I for one, love it.

Apr
02
2011
Mushroomfat
Mushroomfat

I didn't find this one boring or generic at all, i find it very woody and exotic, not something I expect from Chanel, but probably their better work in my opinion. Only thing I don't like is the citric notes. I would replace anything citrus with anything else just because im prejudiced like that. The drydown has a green feel to it as well as the citruses.

Apr
01
2011
Pheo
Pheo

I had high hopes for this one. A major men's launch from Chanel? And with Jacques Polge as the nose behind it? Sounds good to me! When I sprayed it on in the department store, I was a little let down. No big deal, I figured my nose needed time to pick up on what I was missing, so I got a sample. Sadly it didn't help - all I got from this was a generic, fresh, woody aromatic. And that's still all I get.

No, it's not a bad smell. I can't deny that it's made from quality ingredients, and I'm sure it'll be a big hit with lots of consumers. Maybe I just expected more from Chanel, and I definitely expected a lot more from the nose behind Les Exclusifs.

To be fair, the comparisons to Axe are a bit much. If someone has been wearing Axe and they want to upgrade to this, that's a huge step in the right direction! But still, here's hoping we get something a little more interesting next time. I'll have to pass on this one.

Mar
30
2011
twlahue
twlahue

Yes it is generic. If you went down the aisle at Walmart and smelled every deoderant stick for men and every body wash for men and mixed them all together, Bleu by Chanel is what you would get. It is the classic fresh, sporty "man" scent. Only it is done with Chanel quality.
I have a lot of bottles of cologne, but when my wife smelled this one, she said, not only that this was the best, but that this one is what I should always smell like.

Clean, Sporty, Fresh, Masculine, Generic, Excellent!

Mar
29
2011
Detroitcolognereview
Detroitcolognereview

I don’t passionately disagree with this cologne like some listeners HOWERVER I do see where generic comes into play as a description. All in all though, this stuff does not smell bad! It just isn’t a distinguished scent. Clean and fresh. It does smell smorgasbord –ish by which I mean that it smells like a conglomerate of many different colognes sprayed at the same time. Like… a cologne section of the mall as opposed to 1 distinct scent.

My final answer though is that it’s not bad.

Mar
27
2011
Giorgio
Giorgio

First I must say that I am a big fan of Jacques Polge´s masterpieces. I think Coco is one of the best perfumes ever created and i also love and use the Allure line. But Bleu...what a disappointment!
Very generic, I find it a bit "out of fashion", like a return to 90´s acquatics.
Sorry but this Chanel is not original,smells very conventional and lacks inspiration.
What a pity!

Mar
19
2011
KS84
KS84

Woody fragrance? more like fruity. It smells like straight up liquorish grapes to me, with a firm woody base. True it doesn't deserve all the trashing, it's a fair masculine modern scent, it's just that we expect more from "CHANEL"!!!

Mar
06
2011
Cylob
Cylob

Allure goes aqua. A lovely combo that keeps shifting. Too bad this is getting a lot of negative reviews from people who only tried it on paper. This needs a few wearings to fully get it. I didn't like it the first time I tried it (on paper) either. A few weeks later a friend gave me a lift and when I entered the car I was pleased by his smell. He was wearing Bleu. Gave it a few wearings and I agree that Chanel released better fragrances, but it surely doesn't deserve the bashing it receives here. A great all season wearing for any generation.

8/10

Feb
26
2011
Markx
Markx

What we have here is an aquatic scent that should have been released during the 90's but missed it's time frame and now we are past the first decade of the 21st century but I guess perfection takes a long time. It could be a homage to the 90's or just another male perfume from Chanel whatever it is, this is a quality scent that you can wear any time and in any situation without being offensive or out of place.

Feb
10
2011
Vadim4721
Vadim4721

I m a huge fan of Chanel scent and own most of the colognes...and just when I thought it cant get any better, it kinda did...It has a strong masculine feel to it(woodsy, minty, somewhat spicy) It still has very european vibe...kinda similar to Egoiste Platinum, but not as loud and moderately subtle...I feel this cologne fits more colder seasons and evening occasions...maybe because of the vetiver/sandlewood notes...I would highly recommend to anyone...

Feb
09
2011
paula68
paula68

a gift to my boyfriend last Christmas, he loves it!

Feb
07
2011
RobbieX
RobbieX

Simply one the very best woody citruses in the world. Classy is this one

Feb
05
2011
PivoineRouge
PivoineRouge

Minity Meo, Chanel was a woman.

For some odd reason this reminds me of the flight attendants on Virgin Atlantic or British Airways, which isn't really a compliment... it smells of a man in his forties. I am not impressed. It also reminds me of hair gels and sprays from the 80s. If my boyfriend wanted to wear this I would probably try my best to stop him.

I am not saying that this is a bad fragrance... it's just not my type, to be honest. In an attempt to appear masculine whoever made this fragrance had overdone it to the point all it is saying is "I AM A MAN". Thank you, I know. I wish it had a little more subtlety.

Feb
03
2011
nattonline
nattonline

Absolutely right! This is Chanel for All! It's almost aquatic, almost citrusy, almost woody, almost smokey, almost sharp, almost smooth, almost cool, and almost warm. It's one scent fits all! The first goof-proof for Chanel house, I think! Kudo for ya! I will get one when I luck out somewhere that isn't full retail price.

Jan
29
2011
Minity Meo
Minity Meo

This is a good fragrance it is undeniable, but nothing special or singular for a cost value very expensive. This is a chanel? Right, but a chanel for all, this is not funny. Chanel must be very sad in his grave now...

Jan
28
2011
robg3176
robg3176

I went to the counter to try Bleu on paper - wrong. It smells the same and generic and doesn't develop depth. I sprayed it on myself; I dismissed Bleu as well as many others without letting them develop.

Turns out, after smelling the initial semi-aquatic/citrusy generic top, it started to develop just as all the Allure lines to something very pleasant after the dry down, and lasting very long, just as the other Chanel's by Polge. Appropriate for work and versatile for many seasons. I just didn't realize it at first - try and let it develop on your own skin; it may be a winner you just happen to pass up.

Jan
28
2011
Passionflower
Passionflower

I somehow usually do not like fragrances for men because they often seem too sharp, watery or cheap to me. Bleu de Chanel however is an exception. It's classy, fresh and a little sweet. Not as good as Le Male by Gaultier, but I would definitely notice a man wearing Bleu de Chanel. Very expensive, but I think it would make a good gift for the man you love.

Jan
11
2011
xxHarlequinn
xxHarlequinn

Of all the notes listed, the only one I can isolate is the mint.
Reminds me of a mijito. Lol. Citruses and mint. :P
Other than that, I don't smell much else out of this.

Jan
03
2011
Mischa
Mischa

When I first saw this scent at Macy's I had to smell it. It had a picture of Gaspard Ulliel who is my idol on it, which is the main factor which drew me in. After I smelled it, I could not get enough. My girlfriend was with me and she agreed that it was quite an intoxicating scent. 3 months later for Christmas, I got a bottle of it. Not a very big one, but big enough to last me throughout the next few months. This scent lasts very long, more than a day ... which is rare for most scents (Male Scents anyways) that I've encountered. My girlfriend can't get enough of it. She thinks it is the best cologne she has ever smelled and believes it to be a very sexual and attractive scent. It smells wonderful and like something a man should wear. I feel elegant and manly while having it on. This will be my scent from now on, I hope it sticks around for a very long time.

Jan
02
2010
Brettyboy
Brettyboy

There are so many prentenious and elitist snobs on these fragrance sites who seem to forget that a fragrance can just smell unapologetically great. I have tried so many exclusive scents that are held in such high esteem by the online fragrance community and have generally been underwhelmed by most of them. I do,for example, own Lalique Encre Noire and Bulgari Black but do they smell great to others? No... I see them as technical accomplishments rather than wearable. Would i ever wear them and expect compliments? No.
Bleu de Chanel, However, just smells great and whats wrong with that? You could wear this anytime, any season with confidence. This may be slightly generic but it has a lot more depth to it than the first couple of minutes would have you believe. It has a quality ambience to it and has great longevity.

Jan
02
2010
mszigetihu
mszigetihu

A citrus-based fragrance from Chanel. The lemon and the grapefruit (mostly the lemon) dominate almost the whole drydown. The first 30-45 minutes is very citrusy, kind of a "brings you a headache" type of feel, very strong and sour. After that, they calm down a little and the ginger/mint duo comes to the front, but still very citrusy. And when the lemon dissapears (not completely) the woodsy notes start the fight for the leadership.

Well, how can i say it.. firstly, i'm not hundred percent agree with the advertising, it's mostly for the young, high school teens (from lets say, age 16). And, of course, for the guys between like 20-30, too. Sporty and - at the same time - classy enough to wear it like everywhere, it's good for every occasion and you can easily use it for every part of the day. School, date, office, a party at the night, good with suit, etc. Don't feel yourself too young to try this one.

The price is a little bit high, but it's familiar from the Chanel-house. The bottle is very classy, a real high-end stuff. Minimal design, very clear bottle with a magnetic cup. If you're a collector but don't like the juice inside too much, this could be interesting for you, so definitely take a look.

Suitable for every season, maybe light enough to be a little less for the cold weather, but i'm not sure. Longevity and projection is fairly good on my dry skin, lasts at least 6-8 hours.

Maybe it seems like an "everybody likes it" type of frag., but it's not a safe choice, so i would not recommend the blind buy, try it a couple of times before you buy. I think it's a sporty fragrance, but it's not light enough to be. It is weird. Like "if you don't stand for something you'll fall for everything". I don't recommend this one becouse of personal reasons (i have a headache every time i wear). I would go for Allure Homme Sport for a sporty scent and definitely for Allure Pour Homme to have a nice fragrance for the colder weather and wears it with elegant coat or a suit. Chanel play it safe, it's obvious, but it's not a positive thing - this is the real example.

Dec
26
2010
ScottyVizz
ScottyVizz

The beauty of Bleu De Chanel unfolds as it slowly cooks on your skin. It's aromatic, fresh, sensual, and something else that is hard to detect. It evokes the feeling of being in an office or a fancy hotel much like DKNY Men (2009). The invigorating feeling of the wind passing by you while you're in downtown New York City is something that you might just experience similarly with Bleu De Chanel.
Polge is quite the trickster. When I first applied this in the department store, I instantly passed it off as another generic offering, but after sampling it for a week, the true beauty of it was layered underneath the generic opening. One of the best releases of 2010, indeed!

Dec
22
2010
johnnybr0801
johnnybr0801

"Every perfume tells you a story..."-this one tells me that CHANEL really needed to boost the sales this year. They joined to the club with the other big prestige brands, where they realized that luxury business is still in the crisis and it's time to make money...well, honestly whats wrong with this?? I agree with JP that CHANEL needed to open to younger crowd. They made it! With all this marketing (who can afford to make TV advert with Scorsese? Of course CHANEL!! ) This fragrance is a really good example. And those little details can make a big difference..
When I first sniffed I felt like many of us: WTF?? This is CHANEL??! After Platinum Egoiste and all those charismatic fragrances? But still, I bought my 100ml bottle today, because I was testing it for a while on my skin and it behaves lovely!! Guys, I am telling you, you have to try it on your skin to realize the true essence of this one! A perfect choice for everyday scent: to the office, hanging out with friends, even for a date. You will get many compliments and still you can feel that you are "special" as wearing CHANEL. I feel really good with this scent on my skin and everyone needs some fragrances that you can wear anytime. This way you can better appreciate those moments, when you are wearing something special, and historical: like Platinum Egoiste for me from this house. I think that this fragrance fits to the current line of men's fragrances and really modern. It tells me the story of the modern man, who does not want to stand out from the crowd, but still wants to create something special. This is not a signature scent. Not at all. But still it has that lovely atmosphere and that chic only CHANEL can create. Masterpiece? -definitely NOT. A perfect choice for an everyday scent? Definetely YES!

Dec
21
2010
ctran019
ctran019

If you simply close your eyes and forget about all the other thousand of fragrances on the market and everything that has been release by chanel prior to bleu de chanel, and try your best not to compare it with anything else you will find that it Bleu has a few noteworthy qualities which I find redeeming.

It's a safe, fresh, aromatic, woody, scent with decent longevity / projection, perfect for EVERY occasion and season. Sadly this is where we stop and to most viewing fragrantica have more than 1 bottle so...

Conclusion: If you have 1+ bottles it'll be a "should try". If you have 0 bottles it'll be a "must try/could buy."

Personally: I tried to not like it because of how generic it is, but I keep finding occasions to wear it and that warrants a purchase of the 50ml bottle at LEAST. Beats having to purchase a masterpiece niche fragrance, but never actually finding the time to wear it.

Dec
19
2010
minimalist
minimalist

Don't know why do I bother leaving a comment here. Every time I express my (always respectuous)opinion it gets deleted. Is Chanel paying for having hyperinflated balloons for positive reviews?
It does smell like Nivea for men deodorant. Snobs would even love catpee if it was branded as Chanel but would despise it if they saw it at their local supermarket. I love Égoïste, Pour Monsieur and Antaeus but this is soulless.

Dec
06
2010
scenturian
scenturian

After several weex of wearing I started to like it more and more.
It very masculine. Woods r here really quality.
It is not like other typical Chanels but very well crafted.
To associate it with Axe is utterly ridiculous.
Can be worn by anyone anywhere.
Sillage and longevity is good also if u dont have dry skin.
Dont smell it directly from skin by burying ur nose, actually most of the scents dont smell good directly from the skin, so smell the aura it creates around you. The best way to test it; spritz 1 in ur palm and spread it other and then enjoy how it smells.

Dec
06
2010
AJ73
AJ73

At first sight the botttle looks to simple to be true. Something your two year old son could've come up with. Give it a more intelligent look. Look at the spacing between the letters. Look at the bottle from every angle. It's perfection. Chanel was known for the apparent simplicity in her work. Often people are to quick to judge. They want everything new more big and outragous then what they have ever seen before. Take a moment to understand Chanel. After being bombarded with screeming bottle designs or the general overlaod of whatever in todays world her style is more present then ever. We want to surround us with less which has more balance and is timeless.. “The seeming simplicity of a masterpiece is sure proof of its grace.” — Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel

Dec
04
2010
dkmode83
dkmode83

Let me start by saying the snob in me wants to hate this. This is uninspired from a house known for amazing boundary pushing fragrances. Does that mean that this is a bad fragrance? The answer to that is NO! This is classified as a Woody Aromatic and I guess it is, but with Fresh Aquatic bits thrown in. It is not a very original scent, but that doesn't make it bad. It is a mainstream scent for sure, but it is also quite well done. This is a very modern, masculine, clean and fresh scent. Kind of combines parts on 1 Million (sweet amber fruit), Dior Homme Sport (with its ginger freshness-warm notes), YSL l'Homme (with its aromatic metallic fougère elements), with fresh floral of Jasmine and Lyral(lily of the valley) and ozone elements like AHS. Again I will say just because it isn't original in the vain of (Egoiste, Platinum Egoiste, Pour Monsieur, Allure, and even Allure Homme Sport(not that original)) does not make it bad. In fact I love this fragrance. I really wanted to hate it but I just can't. It is very well done and smells quite wonderful in the dry down. Ladies absolutely love this scent.
Longevity-on me low as 8 hours, as many as 18
Projection- Not a monster but pretty good. About 2-3 feet out usually
Season-I would say this could be worn all seasons, I've worn it in hot weather and cold, But I prefer colder weather for this one.
Occasion-Day or Night. Casual enough for work or school, but sophisticated enough for a suit and tie.
Overall-I would rate this a 8.5/10 mostly because it isn't original otherwise would be a 9.5/10

Many people will hate this cologne, but that doesn't mean its bad. I've gotten more compliments on this one than almost any other in my collection. Try this on your skin, but give it a couple hours before you decide because it gets much better later in development.

Nov
28
2010
vtothek
vtothek

At first sniff, this is very uninspiring. A friend and I found it in the store and he spritzed some, and which I first told him it was a definite no buy. It smells fruity at first, and while not as cheap as axe, it only smells like a drug store cologne. An hour or two later it smelled much better; darker, more complex, masculine and fairly sexy. The ginger and mint were muted but still noticeable and gave it a nice spicy snap. Still, it's not a remarkable scent. Good for occasional use, but unlikely to make any lasting impressions.

Nov
25
2010
Roan
Roan

Maybe the motto of the campaign "Be unexpected" isn't the right one for this one. I smelled this for a few times..at first, I was irrelevant on this fragrance, and second also. When colder weather came...on my wrist it was Bleu..but not the Bleu as i remmeber it..this one is better, more sophisticated. On the cold there are no citruses, well, there are, but the opening is so fast that it transforms immediately into the heart of the fragrance which (you cannot say anything against it) because it is so well balanced and so good mixed up that all the notes come together into the refined smell...nothing is jumping out from the composition, only in small traces there is incense, patchouli...everything is matching up. Everybody will say that you smell good, because the truth is that it smells good. It isn't Anteus, it isn't Mugler, it isn't Lutens..but it's Bleu that smells nice. On the cold weather it has something deep in itself, like the bottle of the fragrance...all year one, for the day and for the evning..I admit that mister Polge did a great job creating this one, not on the uniqueness but on the "classicness"..one that smell good with something typical from Chanel and it lasts long and intensively like eau de parfum...as it changes on the weather, maybe after all, depending on the way you carrie it, "Be unexpected" is still on...!!

Nov
14
2010
Dallas
Dallas

found my cologne for the next five years, where ever i go im always gettin compliments, even if u haven tried it b4 jst gt urself 1 totally wont disappoint i bet ya, THIS IS THE ULTIMATE GUYZ, longevity-:ENDLESS 24hr

Nov
12
2010
Dallas
Dallas

Well everyone is entitled 2 his/her comment bt Chanel made a killer here, i applied 4 sprays in the mornin around 07:00 goin 2 work, i met wit my girlfriend around 20:30 she asked mi if i jst got off the shower she said it smells so damn gud and even after this long its like i jst applied it an hour bak, big up 2 Dior, u jst gotta luv Bleu.

Nov
12
2010
iMaverick
iMaverick

I've seen reviews where people compared it to an AXE scent. I have to totally disagree and I invite AXE to produce a scent that is just as refined as Bleu. While it smells like it has struck mainstream, it is only because it is an aromatic scent, which runs behind aquatics when it comes to popularity with the average bloke. Though it doesn't smell complex there's a lot going on behind the scent, a blending that tantalizes and teases without all the notes becoming too apparent. It smells ok on skin, but in the air it is magical, especially in cooler air. In warmer weather, I smell a lot of its spicier aspects, but in the cooler months, it smells fresh, floral and woody. As much as I would want M. Polge to create another stellar oriental, his forte in my opinion, it is a good scent, and hope that he is not backed into a corner too much as he creates more scents throughout his lifetime with Chanel.

Nov
03
2010
Gelladon
Gelladon

Also I've looked at the fragrances that some of you are wearing that are bashing Bleu De Chanel. NEWS FLASH those companies wish they had the sales of Bleu De Chanel. From a business perspective it's about SALES and some of u are wearing fragrances that have Failed in that Department.......

Oct
24
2010
Gelladon
Gelladon

Great fragrance my fiance' bought this for me today and I'm pleased. I admit that it's not that original but whats wrong with that. Chanel understands that the economy is bad and money is a issue for a lot of families. So they did the smart thing and did what the market dictated. I my opinion that is just smart business. In New Orleans where I live as well as the whole state of Louisiana this is the top selling men's fragrance and for good reason this is good quality stuff. Chanel is such a great house that the made an above average fragrance when they were attempting to make an average one speaks volumes about this house. To sum it up Bleu De Chanel is a winner!!!!!!!!

Oct
24
2010
perfumia
perfumia

I got a sample for my husband to try and it smelled gorgeous on him- I tried it myself and found it hypnotic.... I love it, its sexy and warm, and very inviting..... try it?

Oct
24
2010
scenturian
scenturian

My opinions changing by time, Chanel did damn good. Very well constructed and high quality in his genree.

Oct
24
2010
thatsmr2usir
thatsmr2usir

A rather uninspiring frag from the house of Chanel. Its really sad that this is what we have come to hope for from a house with such prestige, This is a fresh clean scent no doubt, however there is nothing in it that makes it STAND OUT above all the other fresh scents out here. If I want something fresh, honestly I will go back to an old favorite of mine Liz Claiborne Sport which cost less $$$ than this, yet does its job very well & maybe better than what Bleu is trying to do. I am by no means impressed with this.

Oct
23
2010
andrew85
andrew85

this is such an amazing fragrance by chanel, the open is a little ordinary and common, but the DRYDOWN, "OH MY" THE DRYDOWN is just amazing, clean, woody, with a marvelous touch of incense and woods, its an amazing frangrance by Chanel... Go Chanel, this is just a masterpice...

Oct
18
2010
da_markos
da_markos

This one is good - but nothing above it. It's like 100 of scents out there.
This one is modern, fresh (opening) musky sweet (drydown) scent . It's nice for gift. It will be safe option. (No) big "hooorayyy" but definitely person who isn't into fragrance will enjoy it. "Chanel" brand and good modern scent will put smile on his face.

Oct
16
2010
APassionateJourney
APassionateJourney

Ok, so I broke down and bought a bottle! Big woof! Wanna fight about it?! The bottle alone is what got me! I've grown to really love the scent, though. It's citrus, it's crisp, it's chilling! I think my favorite Male fragrance of the year will have to be Dolce and Gabbana's "The One Gentleman", though. D&G Pretty much don't ever fail me

Oct
14
2010
Plantus
Plantus

Bleu de Chanel reminds me of Adidas Ice Dive, which was my favorite fragrance in high school.

The sillage and longevity are much better that Ice Dive but still don't worth the money in my opinion.

Oct
09
2010
robg303
robg303

Well I finally got a sample and spent a day with Chanel Bleu. I must say that at first it was like any other citrusy/sporty scent that's come out recently...but then in time it warmed up and became something nice and vanilla-woody-and slightly spicy. It's still has that Chanel-ness to it, like the Allures, but it's modern and fresher.
I dont' know what all the fuss is about, with you guys debating the deeper meaning behind this new fragrance? " Look, it's not a life philosophy here, it's just a fragrance.. it either works for you or it doesn't!" Yes, it's a safe commercial scent, with a broad appeal.. and that's just business...especially in the current economy. But, it's still a good all round fragrance with depth and dimension. And, dare I say, it will probably go on to become a classic for the 21st century.

Oct
01
2010
Veedabestchef
Veedabestchef

when i heard about this on the ad magazine.i bought it straight without testing, because i know chanel make good fragrance,..first spray first whiff of this...its probably the worst chanel i own..its not a bad thing..they shoulda at least make it better than allure...but its not...failure for me and doesnt last on my skin...i love the bottle...waste my 80bucks ....but i will still have it on my collection..but i wont use it again

Sep
29
2010
MDWake8
MDWake8

I feel like Chanel played it very safe with Bleu. To me it smells reminiscent of Valentino V, which customers still ask for at the counter. Nutmeg specifically. The ads and packaging are really attractive. It smells very different on the skin from person to person, more so than Allure or any of Allure's seasonal variations. It seems to appeal to mass generations of men. It will prob be the #1 Men's launch for Fall 2010. I know the Holiday sale projections are huge.

Sep
26
2010
DC-8
DC-8

I'm a big fan of Chanel perfumes. As I tried Bleu today, I immediately said myself: instead of paying for such a vulgar thing, I would simply pay for one so inexpensive Gillette after shave spray; Why would one Throw away money for such a cheap stuff, on earth?!!

I used to say "You can't go wrong with Chanel" but now I append this: "but if it's not Bleu!!"

Can't imagine Mr. Polge has designed this...

It's similar to Higher Energy from Dior, while Dior appears pretty much better, to my opinion.

Conclusion: Just a very casual nonsense, nothing special at all, neither energetic, nor sensual. Just save your money for something else, specially if you are 30+.

Sep
25
2010
michael
michael

I can't believe that something so ordinany came from Chanel, the same house that gave the world such classics as No.5, Cuir de Russie, Sycomore, and for the men Pour Monsieur. A big disappointment. Shame on you Chanel.

Sep
20
2010
scenturian
scenturian

I tried again. Starts very citric and sour. Then woody notes join. It is quite linear. I also for a while got nutmeg sweetness and labdanum.
Sillage is not super but longevity is good. Quality is ok since it is from Channel, but it is nothing new, already known theme. I would expect something unique and with personality from Chanel such as Monsieurs, Allures, Egoistes and Anteaus.
But I think still it is better than Allure Home Edition Blanche.

Sep
18
2010
Carlos31
Carlos31

Buenos dias:

"Bleu" o mejor dicho Bluff de Chanel es, en una palabra, decepcionante. Para los que, como yo, somos seguidores de Chanel, encontrarnos con un perfume del montón en esta firma es un paso atrás importante. Al probar por primera ver "Egoiste", "Allure", "Edition Blanche"... sientes algo y piensas que quieres llevarla. Al probar "Bleu" piensas que no merece la pena cerca de 90 euros por un perfume que si no llevara el apellido Chanel, podria venderse en cualquier supermercado por 20 euros.

La próxima vez será, esta vez Chanel se ha lucido...

Un saludo.

Sep
18
2010
BrokenSwordii
BrokenSwordii

big disappointment, not original at all, its like doesn't belong to the house of CHANEL at all, where is this to EGOST, or ANTUAS, Mesiour, Allure home, sport, sport cologne and blanch edition??? this wiped out years of success, and defiantly gonna wipe out fans

Sep
16
2010
Lotofire
Lotofire

I´ll stick to Egoiste...is the only Chanel Fragrance for men that i like...is no surprise at all that they went for the massive market that is waiting for the new woody/fresh fragrance from wherever is comming, all the Justin Beavis look alikes or whatever his name is; and all the " Fashion forward metrosexuals" will be pleased with this crap...what a dissapointment.

Sep
14
2010
calyx93
calyx93

Bland and generic - what's happening to the perfumes from this house? At least it isn't a fruity, watery, candy-like thing, but it needs some "oomph" and personality.

Sep
14
2010
lfmars98
lfmars98

I got a sample from Vanity Fair. On my arm its very citrus smelling lemons and grapefruit and nothing else. Very linear. Why did they come out with this!!!

Sep
14
2010
jeca
jeca

During the last decade we experienced a very strong trend of compromising with younger customers, who sometimes can't afford, and sometimes are not interested in the sophisticated ambient and occasions that classic Chanel fragrances are created for.
 
Chanel No 5 had already several attempts to find its way to the hearts of ladies who want to smell not just chic, but also contemporary, and this is a great challenge for a fragrance made almost 100 years ago. The legend still works.
 
Almost all Chanel fragrances have their "younger" flankers; some of them are very successful, like Coco Mademoiselle, a modern stylish very Chanel fragrance. But we have not seen anything new for women since Chance (2003) and nothing worthwhile new for men - not in this millennium. At last we got Bleu de Chanel, with a very provocative
advertising film. So what is it?
 
"I am not going to be the person I am expected to be anymore". So, we have the new face, the new place (France? New York!), the new style (Luxury? Street!) and the new fragrance that is supposed to be a breakthrough, according to the wonderful commercial directed by Martin Scorsese.
 
Bleu de Chanel is a very safe fragrance. Instead of exploring new horizons, it seems as if Chanel decided to stay within a well-researched market: The theme was approved by masses long before the launch. The first impression of almost all who like or dislike the scent is that it smells "traditional". You can interpret it like "a good masculine perfume", or "just another one", whatever you like, but the truth is that it's not very new.
 
It starts with fresh breezy citruses and continues with spicy aromatic middle notes (nutmeg, mint, woody). No good or bad surprises, a linear but pleasant composition with good silage and average longevity. Chanel is in difficult situation: we want it old and new at the same time, i.e. something new inside the tradition. We expect a tradition from the house whose founder Coco Chanel made a revolution in fashion and fragrance. I can only greet the motto of the film, and expect a little bit more courage from Chanel.

Sep
14
2010
zoka
zoka

This fragrance is interesting. First notes are very fresh mint, grape, citruses... and then the fragrance sits on your skin and changes your DNA it becomes part of you... after almost one hour of surfing in the Pacific waves today and shower I still feel it on the places where I sprayed it. OK, everything is already said, this is not a new thing but advertisement is awesome and I am pretty sure this fragrance will make it's mark.

Sep
11
2010
mypersonalharmonics
mypersonalharmonics

Yep, the initial impression was "Why chanel, oh why?" Yet...strange things happened in my brain as the days passed and I kept sniffing the perfumed card placed by my mirror...

Mirror mirror on the wall, this vetiver-incense-grapefruit thing really kicks in after a while...
Great sillage.

How common becomes addictively strange?
Strange indeed...

The bottle is gorgeous, no need to mention that I guess.

Sep
10
2010
bwcw81
bwcw81

I was expecting something great! Something new! Something out of the world from Chanel. But after the test, I left with a totally disappointment, don't get it wrong, it was not a bad scent, but just too ordinary, too safe IMHO, as I believe that Chanel can launch something bigger & greater!

First note is fresh citrus with little sourness, The second and the last note is very linear, doesn't evolve much, it's a warm aromatic scent with little hints of spiciness, nothing excited about the scent, appear to be a very safe choice if you are new to fragrance. Very versatile, longevity is 3 hours on me, a little weaker compare to big brother Allure Homme and Allure Homme Sport (great longevity- 6hours min).

Overall, if you are newbies and want a safe, versatile, manly scent that allow you to wear day or nite - go for it! I will give 6.5/10 for this.

Sep
08
2010
Broadbent
Broadbent

It's fine. Nothing terribly special, most likely very commercially successful. Looks like they have a duty free hit on thier hands.

Sep
08
2010
misiek_pl
misiek_pl

I like the smell, but yeah it is definitely a crowd pleaser that will be enjoyed by many guys and will probably sell a lot.

Sep
05
2010
marioslg
marioslg

Well, it is a good pleasunt perfume but is not something that smells like no other. It reminds me Allure Sport and a touch of Egoiste Platinum. It is a good one but I expected something more unique by J. Polge and not a remix of several other perfumes. The thing is that it is a good perfume and is wellcome by everybody. Usually the unique perfumes are love or hate perfumes. This one I beleive that will sell and this is what Chanel wants.

Sep
04
2010
andrevarx
andrevarx

It is an EDT with a fresh, young, sophisticated and slightly seductive. The notes have a touch input rather dry, a little green citrus, middle notes go into a blend of floral scents with wood, much like the middle notes of Platinum Egoïste but leaning a little more green or aquatic (not distinguishing where they are going well.) Base notes of fine wood, tending to slightly green notes.

An excellent choice for nights out, gives distinction and a seductive touch, suitable for both the night club to formal dinners, very versatile in that regard. Its use in the day I just deserves formal occasions. The age range I think is universal, even in teens may work well. It's not as loaded as Chanel other (which is a double-edged sword), gives casual and class distinction but more slightly, which may lose in atmosphere. Duration in skin than 8 hours. Recommended, although I think other Egoïste Chanel Allure or Platinum are a little better.

Sep
04
2010
jtappenden
jtappenden

The aromatic qualities of pepper,citrus,water fruits,ginger etc. are incredible.Very relaxing to wear.Perfect men's fragrance for me.

Sep
02
2010
michelle_belle_de_jour
michelle_belle_de_jour

One of the only men's fragrance I would wear. It is very sexy, seductive, and woody. I would love to smell this on a well-dressed man.

Aug
30
2010
jtappenden
jtappenden

This is an excellent & finely crafted men's fragrance.It is amazingly refreshing & spicy.It has a broad palette.Just cannot praise this fragrance enough.One of the very best,in my opinion.

Aug
29
2010
reg112
reg112

Coco Chanel would be rolling in her grave
BORIIINNNG BORIIINNNG

Aug
28
2010
ArkangeL
ArkangeL

"If you can't beat'em, join'em." I feel like Chanel has given in this time around and created another clean-fresh fragrance. I mean, what happened? This is something I expected from Azzaro or Davidoff. You know how Mariah Carey sings teenage songs, wears cutesy shirts and booty shorts and she's 40 years old? That's how I feel about Bleu. Chanel is too much of a legend to have to stoop low to appeal. I'll try it again, maybe I'll change my mind. Next stop... awaiting "The One Gentleman."

Aug
27
2010
missk
missk

It is indeed true that Chanel has not taken many risks in this latest creation, but with that being said, the way in which Bleu de Chanel has embraced the traditional qualities found in some of the best-selling colognes over the last few decades, is very appealing.

This fragrance reminds me a little of Davidoff's Cool Water, a less fresh and much darker version of it. The scent is strong, certainly something that will cause a few heads to turn. Despite its lack of innovation, Bleu de Chanel didn't have me disappointed for long.

I would definitely enjoy smelling this on a man. It comes across as being rather clean, soapy almost. The freshness is complimented by an interesting earthy herbaceousness.

The ginger gives this fragrance character, something that people will either love or hate. In reference to the ginger note, Bleu de Chanel also has some similarities to the lovely BLV pour Homme.

Bleu de Chanel is in one word, classic. The way in which the citrus top notes counteract with the woodsiness in the drydown is commendable. With marvellous lasting strength and moderate to strong sillage, Bleu de Chanel, in my opinion, is well worth the purchase.

Aug
27
2010
danimcneil
danimcneil

I tested Bleu this weekend trying to find a new scent for my fiancee. His birthday is coming up. This is delicious. I love when a man walks by that knows how to smell good, and blue would be one that turned my head! Masculine in a very slightly subtle way. Thank goodness it s not an old "brut" style scent. I cant stand those types (that almost every guy seems to wear). Blue is a scent that a man can wear that would make is mate feel comfortable and safe...perfect :)

Aug
25
2010
jae
jae

Thank you, Chanel. It's about time that the fellas received a gift from you. This is great. I'm very confused as to how this creation could have EVER been compared to the likes of Axe and dismissed as a sell-out fragrance. This is a valiant effort for the newer generations to enjoy. Older gentleman in the know will have this in their collections. A lot of men seem to despise this, probably because it's not a hairy beast parading around in a leisure suit asking women what their signs are. But women LOVE this - and I love women. It's a bonus that I enjoy this fragrance enough to wear it for myself.

Aug
24
2010
originaldeftom
originaldeftom

I was given this scent as a birthday gift but I brought it back as I have tried it before and did not like it. I was originally very much looking forward to its release but was very disappointed when trying it on my skin.
Of course it is not a "bad" scent but it is very homogeneous, commercial, unexciting scent.
Chanel seems to be driven by "the bottom line" at present, which is understandable in these difficult times.
Its about maximising revenues and I am sure this fragrance will open Chanel to many new customers and that I am sure was their strategy.
However, this one could have been Bulgari, Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, or any other commercial brand.
Disappointingly bland and corporate fragrance.

Aug
23
2010
scenturian
scenturian

I was reading reviews and being surprised.
Finally I tested last week. And I was shocked that it was from Chanel.
Top and mid r citrusy, sour, gingery and with a subtle jasmine note. Reminded me many others out there. It was stucked on my skin and didnt evolve, so I had to wash to get the base notes which r a little woody, slightly peppery. I also noticed the labdanum. Of course it is not comparable with Axe but it lacks the character of previous Chanel's we know.

Aug
22
2010
iMaverick
iMaverick

At first it smells almost all to simple--very citrusy with wood undertones, but very pleasant. Here I thought I would experience a bit of boredom with the fragrance, but I was intrigued by the little nuances of past signatures of men's Chanel scents created in the past, namely Allure Homme, and Allure Edition Blanche, and some have said they also smell nuances from Platinum Egoiste. Slightly powdery nuances emerge and hints of warm labdanum rise from the scent as it develops, and as the drydown progresses, there is a very sharp wood note, much like the sharpness of patchouli. Overall, I felt this scent was kindred to Gucci by Gucci Sport, but much more sensual and rather more complex. Many would and have panned this new scent, but I think it keeps up with the progression of Chanel's modernity and its vision of the Chanel Man, though I wish he was much more the man in mind when the original Egoiste (Bois Noir) was created, or even Antaeus. My belief is that a monumental and iconic scent takes years, even a lifetime to create. Those that come out once every 6 months is just a passing fancy and shouldn't be taken too seriously. We'll see what happens to Bleu.

Aug
20
2010
gypsy parfumista
gypsy parfumista

Coco Chanel would be rolling in her grave if she heard what you people are saying about this scent! This house has always made scents that were finely crafted of quality ingredients(Bleu is no different)and as someone mentioned before they are in business to MAKE MONEY, so they make what current market trends dictate: understated but refined slightly woody-spicy seems to be the popular theme du jour...

When I tried this last night at my fave frag counter, I was intrigued...more so by the controversy here than by the actual ad campaign or PR...by the release of Chanel's 1st new men's scent in 11 years. I was expecting some weak, transparent aquatic thing and my nostrils were pleasantly surprised by this juice! Bleu is not your typical BLUE scent (Thank the Gods!) it is more of a midnight blue/black in that it has resins, wood, spices along with greens, a hint of citrus and just enough floralcy to accent the overall composition without being too indolic...

The initial scent is quite citric with delicate pink pepper and nutmeg with a touch of green mint...some may find this generic, I find it refreshing. The heart of this is dry and woody and has a delightful ginger/jasmine accord to keep the wood and vetiver from being too much and adds just enough warm floral energy to the composition. The drydown is incensy and resinous (labdanum and frankincense)with earthy patchouli and sandalwood and should seem oriental but now 12 hours later I smell only a sweet smoky hint of woods...

This is Chanel through and through; while it's no Antaeus or even Allure, it is a well-made masculine scent that is predominately woody but has just enough other notes to keep it lively and fresh without commiting too much to any one olfactive classification (hence the mish-mash and "generic" reviews).Comparing this to Axe/Lynx is the same as saying Wrangler jeans are the same as True Religion, both are denim pants true but that's where the similarity ends...

Sillage: above average
Longevity: very good
Overall: 4.25/5

I have put off buying a FB of any Chanel fragrance yet because despite the fact that all of them were wonderful, none of them were "just right"for me. Bleu is perfect for the office or school but could be worn for a night out or a date. It is a well-balanced, modern scent that smells elegant and refined yet fresh and I just adore it. This one will not offend or announce your prescence before you arrive but it will make an impression because it is clean, sexy and intriguing. This is the Chanel pour moi...Exquisite and subtle, rich but not ostentatious, manly but not "macho". I look forward to getting this...

Aug
20
2010
Broadbent
Broadbent

Having been one of the FEW reviewers here to have actually bought and tried the fragrance, I think you're all unecessarily harsh. It's a lovely, masculine juice. What successful upscale mass market fragrance offered today is anything more than that? All of those wonderful, strange Lutens creations do no volume sales. Chanel is in the business to make money. They already have a sterling image, with nothing to prove to anyone. A few hundred bloggers are certainly not going to hurt the sales of this new fragrance. I have it on today, love how I smell and have only gotten compliments. So there.

Aug
19
2010
querelle
querelle

I had high hopes for that... But it turns ou to be a fresh nothing... Hugely mediocre and a simply forgetable perfume. I didn't expect that Chanel would come up with such a "super market" smell. The only nice thing about it, is the bottle. But I guess it's going to be a success... The clones of Cool Water are still out there trying so hard to say something new. Please, give us a break, we'll never be yours so come on to your senses...

Aug
18
2010
antonpan
antonpan

Yeah! Finally, after days of thoughts, I've guessed what fragrance Bleu de Chanel reminds me so much. It is more citrusy and less sweet, but nevertheless copy of Biother Homme Force fragrance. Please, if you can compare them both and confirm my guess.

Interesting, that Biotherm presents its scent as just fresh and inexpensive, when Chanel... You know, though.

Aug
18
2010
ravjan
ravjan

What a complete letdown!
I love and use old Chanel scents but this one is nothing to compare. The longest middle note painfully resembles me of CK's Euphoria. It's so average, so universal, so everybody's-choice that I would never pay the price. The longevity is nothing to write home about either. "Too blue to be black, too black to be blue" - the producer claims. C'mon, for me it's a boringly pinkish scent at best!

Aug
18
2010
antonpan
antonpan

No, Chanel, no! I was waiting for everything, but not for this. Bleu de Chanel presents synthetic type of freshness, in this way it is comparable to Diesel Only the Brave, for example. But if the Diesel has its individuality, Chanel - doesn't have. I was trying to remember, what fragrance Bleu de Chanel reminds me... Finally, I've understood that the beginning of Bleu is the full copy of Axe deodorant spray in a green bottle, that I used some time ago. One in one! Then the Chanel becomes woodier and more elegant, maybe, but... Nevertheless it is the scent of Lacoste quality, it is NOT Chanel... I can't believe. Such a shame!..

Aug
16
2010
ALEXEIFEDOROV
ALEXEIFEDOROV

Classy sharp scent¡ Masculine, solid longevity (it's Chanel) It's like a modern version of Antaeus. Similar to Armani code or Bvlgari BLV. Suitable for romantic or formal occasions.

Aug
11
2010
sky76sky
sky76sky

Looking at the notes alone & with the understanding that I admire many Chanel male scents I should be in rhapsody about this fragrance when it graces my skin. But I'm not.

It's not to say that this isn't a nice perfume, I just expected more from Chanel.

It is as if they thought: "We've done some really swanky sporty frags with zest, zeal & punch (Edition Blanche, Sport etc), & we pretty much nailed the warm, rich & opulent side (Allure) & the fierce classic (Antaeus) & as for spicy woods, we got that one to a "T" (Egoiste)...they were all pretty popular...so how's about we kinda mix them all together & make sure that it is neither too classic, nor too modern"...& so was born Bleu - which, to my nose, isn't very "blue" either & more a shade of steely-grey.

For me it is a well-blended, safe, woodsy, warm yet fresh, hedge-your-bets scent. To liken it to a Lynx deoderant is a little harsh...but it is easy to see how the comparison was made.

I have a few of these "nice" scents in my wardrobe & they never seem to get the wear. They just don't have a voice. Bleu is your average suit hurrying down the city streets for work - you just don't see the face, the person, the personality. I'd prefer the scent-equivalent of this guy on his day off, or after he removes his tie & starts to become an individual again.

So, Bleu: you will feel manly, you will feel comfortable, you will feel appropriate, you will not repel, you may well disappoint, but you certainly will not wow or woo.

Aug
11
2010
APassionateJourney
APassionateJourney

I tried this today. Smelled really good on paper. On my skin, smelled soapy and like any other cologne. Beautiful bottle,though. I'll see if I can force myself to like it. The bottle is too beautiful not to have.

Aug
03
2010
savovu
savovu

Well, I have received now a 50ml spray bottle. I was surprised of the fragrance itself, but far away to say it is an AXE deodorant tipe of smell. Just as you can see from the package ( yes, it has an les exclusifes magnetic cap ) it is a strong male parfume, with a lot of character and very traditional. I'm not so good in explaning the parfiume sensations in words, but it is male, virile, forced with not even one flower, sweet note or femminine lookalike note. First sprayed it is vibrant and you smell some citrus but very soon, and for a very looong time after that the core is what remains. Sandalwood, benzene and some small vetyver and cedarwood I'd say. Strong, persistant and after few hours I liked it moore. It is clear that Chanel made it with a lot of effort, quality, and sense, but I would place it to an older, more serious kind of man (well dressed and much less sprtive than me with my 37 years).

It is worth of trying, and give him the second chance, it has his own character.

Savo, Milano, ITALIA

Jul
07
2010

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