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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.

Perfume rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 5572 votes.

Fragrance Notes

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

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Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum
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Tag-Him
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Perry Ellis
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Acqua Essenziale
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Bois Bleu
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Bleu de Chanel Fragrance Reviews

SniffSniff83
SniffSniff83

(I'm a woman) My old classmate would wear this and I almost lost my mind the first time he walked in the room and I smelled this. I was weak in the knees and could do nothing but stare straight ahead until I got myself together. True story. Awesome.

Aug
30
2016
stiliyan.borisov
stiliyan.borisov

<---2016 batch owner. Great performance.

Aug
29
2016
ayaya
ayaya

@ Fatihhh Yes it has been reformulated for sure, I regret y I bought a 50 ml bottle. perfume reformulation kills frags. but atleast we have the eau de parfum version

Aug
29
2016
Buckeye
Buckeye

This is an interesting one. I had a gift card that I used it to buy it. Didn't like it in particular, but I could not find any better alternatives. After I used it for several times, I thought I had wasted my money. I didn't care for it for months. However, the more I smell it, the more I like it.

It is really fresh and masculine in a good way. It is a perfect fragrance for an office environment. It is professional, classy, and mature. It doesn't overpower anyone, and it is safe.

I now like it, but I won't buy a second bottle when I finish it. Not a huge fan of mass pleasing fragrances.

Aug
27
2016
dzb
dzb

I was at my college sitting in a classroom and there were 3 girls in a group. At break I saw one looking at me while talking to the other two... They were standing next to the door. So when I passed by them to go outside they started giggling and I turned around and they were all looking at me but quickly turned around in embarrassment. In this situation I sprayed 2 sprays- 1 under each ear and this happened about 40 minutes after I sprayed. You don't need a lot with this one.

I'm sure you all have similar stories, this is a great fragrance. The top notes are simply amazing, my favorite top notes ever ( no kidding ). The drydown isn't so cool for me but it's still good.

Scent to me: 9.5 (because of the drydown)
Complements: 7.5
Longevity: 5 hours

Aug
26
2016
Fatihhh
Fatihhh

Is this one reformulated? I still have a 2014 bottle and it smells great. The projection is also very well. But I won't buy a new one if it is reformulated.

Aug
23
2016
aromacafe2004
aromacafe2004

Bleu De Chanel is a fresh-smooth fragrance done right! It's sillage could be a tad better but it's not really supposed to be loud. Very well blended that has one of the better citrus openings on the market. This bad boy is versatile as hell! Should be a staple in every rotation. You can wear this knowing you smell VERY clean and mature.

Aug
22
2016
DSK
DSK

In my country you can get perfumes like La Nuit, Sauvage or The One for extremely reasonable prices online /40-50 EUR per 100ml/, but for some reason Chanel perfumes never drop below retail prices. Due to this I imagine Bleu de Chanel will be much more unique and rare than his other contemporary rivals here.

I have tested this a couple of times on paper and on my wrist. Lovely and distinguishable fresh summer/spring scent. Rather versatile and suitable for any occasion indeed. I have ordered 150ml online which I intend to use mainly for Spring/Summer nights. I will update my review once I have experience with its longevity and sillage. Smell /to me/ though is much more pleasant and classy than the recent favourite Sauvage. I do notice that men usually wear Sauvage as it is a compliment monster from the ladies and it makes me wonder whether they have put some pheromones there. I find its smell very synthetic and unpleasant for its wearer.

Aug
14
2016
trippy
trippy

modest duration and sillage, very plasticky drydown....

Aug
05
2016
Michael Maximus Moose
Michael Maximus Moose

I`ve tried both the EDT & the EDP and I'm not impressed with either

Aug
02
2016
joey991
joey991

just spend arm and a leg for this today and I'm so happy can't wait for summer to start,, I'm so excited. i remember my one cousin let me use this back in 2013 we go clubbing and the funny thing is i never knew if it last on me or people smelled it on me by next day my t-shirt still smells this cologne it brings back memories,, now i got the 100ml i know its expensive but worth it NEXT ITS ALLURE HOMME SPORT COUPLE OF WEEKS... THANKS FOR THE REVIEWS IM NOW STARTING TO COLLECT ONLY TOP FRAGRANCES,

Aug
02
2016
muckata_11
muckata_11

It's good,but not good enough for the high price!Sorry :(

Aug
02
2016
juan.luna
juan.luna

if you want this same perfume but in another bottle, I recommend you try UNIC NEW BRAND, it is cheaper and lasts longer costs 8 dollars

Aug
01
2016
MrHonest
MrHonest

After a weeks' use (EDT), here's what I have found:

Intimation - (True/False)

It smells decent - (True)
It smells good - (False)
It smells kindof generic - (True)
It smells of quality - (False)
The scent gets better with time - (True)
It's strangely addictive - (True)
Women seem to like it - (True)
Men seem to like it - (?)
It has longevity issues - (False (8-10 hours))
It's very versatile - (True)
For me, the scent is a let-down - (True)
I would totally buy this - (False)

The decant I got was from a bottle that was purchased the day of its' release in Canada; and eventhough I'm a woods kinda guy, this smell is just not for me.

If there is one phrase that sums up BDC, it's "Back to the Basics". I can see why Armaf found it so easy to duplicate this one.

Nevertheless, the takeaway is that it DOES smell masculine (the incense) and despite its apparent lack of extravagance, it becomes SUPER addictive for some reason. Maybe it's this contradiction that bothers me.

Oh well, it's a 6/10. But give it some time on your skin before you decide.

Aug
01
2016
thegentleman89
thegentleman89

I can care less if this fragrance is too popular, or generic. The point is, this fragrance smells amazing and women love this. I was with my GF at Macy's just browsing around and when she smelled this one, she went crazy. She loved it. I had to purchase it right there. I give it a 10/10

Jul
30
2016
iconoclast
iconoclast

Generic for sure - doesn't push the envelope out and got a bit tedious for me after a few wearings - even if it's clearly made of superior quality ingredients to most fragrances out there which also give it impressive performance & versatility. Not for me, thanks.

Jul
30
2016
goingnowherefast
goingnowherefast

You dont smell bleu de chanel too close to the skin or test strip, give it some range maybe 5" then you can smell all the notes blended perfectly. It's not like your ordinary fresh cologne smell, this has a much higher quality.

So i hear people get 10+ hours for longetivity, but for me.... Bleu only lasts for like 4 to 6 hours max. Did they reformulate this recently? Mine was made in 2015 though.

Jul
29
2016
PoloFan2008
PoloFan2008

I really want to like this fragrance. It has a wonderful dry down, which is by far my favourite part of this scent. However, I can't get over the sour balsamic note in the top and middle. It's also quite sharp for my liking. Today I had walked into the store to purchase it, thinking that if I bought it and tried it out I might develop a liking for it; but I ended up purchasing Dior Sauvage instead.

I feel that Sauvage does a much better job overall, although it's nothing groundbreaking. It's much more rounded and all notes blend well. I can see the reason why this is compared to Sauvage, but they don't have much similarity in terms of scent. They're similar in classification and in style.

Anyway, I'd still recommend Bleu de Chanel as a wonderful fragrance for those who like sharp citrusy-woodsy fragrances. If you have to choose between the Eau de Parfum and Eau de Toillette, I'd recommend the EDP.

EDT: 7.5/10
EDP: 8.5/10

Jul
27
2016
dzb
dzb

I could not stand this smell at first...
In fact I almost gave it away...
Then I came back again and again...

Now its currently one of my favorites and sometimes before I go to sleep I spray it in the room. The top notes are simply amazing, amazing, amazing (dry down is decent to me, but my favorite is the first half hour).

Scent to my nose: 9.5/10
Complements: 7.5/10 (I feel that some people are not used to the smell)
Longevity/projection: 8.5/10

I can recommend this fragrance so much... In my opinion it is a must for everyone's rotation

Definitely shines for work and formal occasions.

Jul
22
2016
chrisgraphics
chrisgraphics

I have the EDT.
I've loved this fragrance when I tried it in a tester a year ago.
Seeking an all-rounder, I recently I decided to buy it a full 100ml bottle online.

I was pretty disgusted to find that after 30 mins on my skin, it turned very bitter and chemical, like I've been covering myself in Axe.
I searched for a few "genuine vs fake" videos and my bottle seemed to pass all the tests, so it was the real deal.

The second day I tried it on my clothes (not on the skin) and I was pleased to find that the smell was the one I fell in love with a year ago and it didn't turn bitter or offensive.

Therefore, if at first you find it unpleasant on your skin, get a good wash and try it again by applying on clothes. See if it makes a difference. Your shower gel, self-tanner or moisturizing cream can interact with the fragrance.

It lasts throughout a whole workday (7-8 hours). I mainly use it when I get to meet other people in a casual or professional environment, since it's a pretty likeable scent, day or evening. For dating or clubbing you can always go wild with something more daring, mysterious or intriguing.

For me Bleu de Chanel is the Labrador of fragrances. Liked by everyone, predictable, nice personality.

Jul
20
2016
Spence98
Spence98

Strong grapefruit, with a nice woody backbone of woods and incense. My signature scent, very nice!

Jul
19
2016
Royal_Ksa
Royal_Ksa

عطر صيفي جميل وناعم .. يستحق الشراء قبل التجربة

Jul
19
2016
Mr. Chris
Mr. Chris

Acqua Di Gio is the reigning champion in the "ex-boyfriend cologne" category. This one will be taking that title very soon and in 5-10 years Dior Sauvage will be taking it from BDC

Jul
15
2016
Nando Arce
Nando Arce

I can smell the lemon and incense on this fragrance, it worked pretty well on my skin... thumbs up, amazing fragrance!

Jul
07
2016
Lmuradian
Lmuradian

See this scent doesn't have to be a complex type situation . It smells great, its a crowd pleaser and finally its a very versatile scent. Dressed up or dressed down. their must be a reason why this scent is ever so popular. Grapefruit ,Woods & Incense


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

Jun
20
2016
francisnatanaell
francisnatanaell

Theres something weird about it, on me works wayyyyyyyyyyy better the eau the toilette than the eau the Parfum, i have made several test before buy and have to say it´s really long lasting on me 12 Hours + :) dont know exactly why, should be something they add in the eau the Parfum that does not develop properly on my skin, or something like that, anyway i am so happy with it, i got a 150 ML Purchase on line at a great price.

PD:)Yesssss here i am again after twelve hours later and i Can still sense it on my wrist:)

Jun
20
2016
jellisunc
jellisunc

Bleu de Chanel, the definition of versatility. Man I love the smell of this stuff.

This fragrance starts out with a citrusy clean vibe for me. It then moves into a fresh vetiver and eventually dries down into a wonderful cedar and sandalwood base.

This is one of my favorite smelling fragrances. I can't help but smell my shirt and I love getting whiffs of this throughout the day. It lasts all day for me at 8+ hours and the sillage is quite good, but not a crazy overpowering beast. This a scent that can be worn on a date, at the office, to church, and basically anywhere else. It can be dressed up or down.

Surprisingly, I have never gotten a compliment when wearing this. No one seems to like this whenever they smell the bottle or on me. A girl hugged me and said I had on too much cologne even though I had on one spray. That kind of makes me not want to wear it, but I personally LOVE the smell.

Scent- 9.5/10
Longevity- 9/10
Sillage- 8/10
Overall- 8.83/10

Jun
19
2016
marwa
marwa

This is my go to fragrance when I need sharpness or energy. Perfect for school and office. More dressed up than dressed down but still casual. Get more out of it during summer, more fruity and minty which i adore. Compliment getter of course, not insane compliments but more like smells "good", "clean", "fresh" etc.

Jun
18
2016
Jim5150
Jim5150

I love this juice. I know a lot of you guys don't, and I get that. I have a May, 2013 batch, and performance is pretty good, not a beast, but good, better than average I'd say. Opening is total citrus, cedar/woody/pepper in the drydown. Great compliments, even when I can't smell it on myself anymore. I purchased mine from a trusted seller on Ebay for $65, which is a great price. Overall I'd give it an 8.5 out of 10. Not a blind buy. Try a tester at Sephora, walk around and shop, then see if you like it.

Jun
17
2016
koll2
koll2

I don't get this 1 at all, I spray it on & it`s gone just like that

Jun
17
2016
drbull
drbull

Let me share my experience to everyone from a newbie viewpoint.

I first bought the shower gel as well as the deodorant to test whether I like the smell.Then I went to the store to try 3 times, spray on the paper. It is weird that the smells were different...

Anyway, I still bought one as I love the smell. Then, I totally agree everyone said that you must test it on your skin rather than on the paper. The top note is lemon and grapefruit, but it last just about 5-10 mins, what next is a powdery, salty smell (forgive me. I cannot describe precisely as a newbie). I personally don't like it very much and last about 1 hour.

To me the base note is a woody, ginger like smell. The smell of ginger cannot be found on those shower gel/deodorant. Fortunately the smell is masculine which is what I am looking for.

The longevity is not long. I guess 3-4 hours and projection is not too strong as well. This is not a big concern to a newbie as I don't want to draw other's attention to much...

Although the performance is different from what I expect, I still like it.

Jun
05
2016
manu.tq
manu.tq

Ever since last year when i started being interested in fragrances, i stayed away from Bleu de Chanel because of its popularity and the complaints about it being overly generic. Well, when i finally tried it, i could understand firstly why it's so popular, and even if it might seem somehow generic, it's a really nice frag. So i ended up buying it.
It has a great fruitiness, a fit amount of sweetness and leaves a tasty trail behind you. The incense is not predominant, so it's not heavy at all.
Try it before you buy it, but expect to be positively impressed.

On the downside, performance is not at all amazing. I get 2 hours of good projection and total longevity of 6 hours.
Do yourself a favour and spray it on clothes. You get 12 hours easily.

Jun
04
2016
Dead Memories
Dead Memories

I've put a dislike for this one not because i hate this or never use this just Because its not that great for the asking price , Allure line is way better , but for BdC , its unmistakably masculine , fresh & sharp gets clean woody at dry down its citrus & sour at top , very safe , although ladies will like it, (come on they like every clean and fresh scent!!) I , personally think its not that good , if you are into fragrances , you probably already own this or had it , if you dont - just spend your money else where , if you are new into frags. you can try it but go for Allure or Egoist Line(Allure homme sport eau Extreme:) !trust me , good for evening,night out warm weather finally there are better options for less and better ones for same price , enjoy :) :D
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Ok i felt bad because of the disliked i gave this and turned it to like though i still am on my word , good fragrance loved by the ladies decent performance but not worth shelling out 80 bucks if find it for less than 50 then grab it.

Jun
04
2016
BlkSkiMaskJoe
BlkSkiMaskJoe

This one for me is a 7/10
I like this one
I honestly vaguely smell it on me after 4 hours
But other people can smell it on me
Which is cool with me
Compliment getter
Depending on the projection

May
29
2016
BlkSkiMaskJoe
BlkSkiMaskJoe

This one for me is a 7/10
I like this one
I honestly vaguely smell it on me after 4 hours
But other people can smell it on me
Which is cool with me
Compliment getter
Depending on the projection

May
29
2016
regretto
regretto

What can i say about Bleu de Chanel..it's nice, clean, masculine fragrance, special? not really, surprisingly i didn't find Pineapple in the notes but i smell it and it is so dominant in the opening. it's very soft and the longevity is (almost) very bad for the price, You can find another cheaper fragrance with similar scent like Montblanc Legend...for Chanel, AHS; AH edition Blanche are much much better than this..
6.5/10

May
24
2016
vaan1236
vaan1236

I already made a review about this juice but want to elaborate more about it. During hot weather the lemon and the grapefruit seems to be the most prominent notes while the cedar, nutmeg and pepper tend to be the most prominent during cold weather. This is what makes BdC good for any season and highly versatile. Personally, I like to wear it for other people, because when I smell it on myself it smells like bitter lemon. I would say to myself, "How can people like this stuff? It smells so bitter." So I applied it on another family member of mine and when I smelled it on him the quality is creamy and soft while the scent was amazing. I was smitten and mesmerized by it and understood why people around me liked it so much.

Scent: 10/10
Performance: 10/10
Versatile: 10/10
Overall: 10/10

Although I don't enjoy it on myself, the people around me seems to.

May
23
2016
aliawaiss
aliawaiss

This is sex in a bottle. So fresh & clean; i prefer it using with formal wear. Gets to lots of compliments, performance is very good. Can be one of the date scents. It is something you always need to have in your collection. Thumbs Up.

May
15
2016
rakan1985
rakan1985

scent : 9/10
sillage : 7/10
longevity :7/10
70% day / 30% night fragrance

May
15
2016
zwinata
zwinata

I was expecting too much from this as this is one of the most widely loved, mainstream perfume such as acqua di gio. What I got is a rather familiar scent. Close to my splash cologne I wore in my junior high.

May
12
2016
TechGuyZ
TechGuyZ

Between this and Sauvage (The Johnny Depp one), this has more class and much preferred.

I can't stand Sauvage and I feel that when I smell it on someone else, I smell Vaporub with a hint of mint. If you want to smell like a minty version of a topical ointment, get Sauvage. If you want to smell classic, safe, but clean then get Bleu.

The only problem I have with Bleu is that it doesn't last long enough for me (4 hours) and it's gone. Any newer formulations from 2014 and newer are the ones that have longevity issues. IF you have or can purchase a pre-2013 formulation, that's the one you want.

May
11
2016
AndiJ10
AndiJ10

Love it ! Enough said...fresh,sharp,clean,energetic. It feels refined and expensive and far away from generic. This perfume never gets old !

May
09
2016
adamthompson06
adamthompson06

This fragrance is my go-to work scent! Just enough vetiver and nutmeg to last all day, incense and patchuli to make it smokey and unique, and the perfect blend of lemon and grapefruit to be well received by all who smell it! I get 12+ hours of longevity every time I wear it, highly recommended!

May
05
2016
MrLoveHisFragrances83
MrLoveHisFragrances83

I'm not an experienced nose or anything but what I can say is this is one of the most best smelling citrus aromas going, albeit Chanel with the added quality.

Ladies and gents generic or non generic to my nose it smells excellent and easily projects, has great longevity and leaves a nice scent trail.

May
03
2016
mhiregoudar
mhiregoudar

Opens up a little meh for me, after 30 minutes is when this really shines with ginger, incense & spicy combo.

After an hour the ginger & grape fruit slip back making way for woods dominated with a hint of freshness from top notes.

This is my favorite Chanel followed by Platinum Ego.
Do not like Allure line.

It smells absolutely stunning when you smell on others.

BDC is Masculine, Modern & classic at the same time.

Projection: 8/10
Longevity: 10 hrs easily

10/10

May
02
2016
Calvini
Calvini

I've had Karen Low's 37 Bleu for 2+ yrs now, and I still find that "copy" to have more character than this "best seller"

Apr
19
2016
Maxx73
Maxx73

Love it. Masculine, sexy and make me feel rich.

Apr
16
2016
Platinum1
Platinum1

~ As they say imitation truly is the sincerest form of flattery even in perfumery. And Bleu can consider itself highly praised now six years later with it's many fragrance copy-cats cashing in on Polge's successful formulation. With that said, BdC is my second most worn fragrance. A younger charismatic brother to Platinum Egoiste this popular "people pleaser" is always welcomed in any setting. Is it challenging? No, definitely not. Does it develop into a long drawn out chain of notes? Not to my nose. But what it offers is predictability, consistency always wearable for any occasion. Also, it may not be a priority to some but this is easily my most complimented scent. The top notes of this sparkling grapefruit/ginger scent never fail to turn heads as you walk by. And the vetiver/cedar basenotes will give you a happy sunny glow that makes others smile. The marketing and testing panel for Chanel definitely got this Polge creation right as both sales and hype are still going strong and well deserved. So if a bright sparkling citrusy aromatic is suitable to your style Bleu like a loyal friend will never let you down!
Kind Regards, Plat ~

Scent ~ 9
Sillage ~ 8
Longevity ~ 6

Apr
13
2016
no1guy
no1guy

Very seductive sharp scent ,feel the money, rich and power. Suit and tie type
definitely for cold nights and springs rainy cloudy days.

Apr
10
2016
KevinN
KevinN

Blue de Chanel EDT


Fresh/Smooth/Solid/Masculine/All Ages/SEXY.

the only issue with this fragrance is the projection and longevity. I get 1 hour of solid performance and then its a skin scent which is hard to smell.

The EDP version stays on 2 hours longer however it does not smell as nice as the EDT. To me an EDT will always be louder and crisper than a EDP. But the EDP will always last longer.

day or night, all season.

this is a perfect date/Club fragrance. Invest in an itemizer and you will be fine.

i recommend that you purchase this directly from Chanel because this never goes on sale at department stores. i got mine with free delivery. do not purchase this online from another retailer beside Chanel. they are all FAKES.

Scent 9/10
projection 5/10 you can easily alter this by investing in a itemizer
longevity 5/10 same here.

Hope this helps.

Apr
09
2016
Michaezra
Michaezra

A boring citrus fragrance... It smells pleasant but just generic. It's nothing special. If you want a sexy citrus go for Dior Sauvage, if you want a mature refined citrus, go for Terre D'Hermés!

Apr
05
2016
VibeOil
VibeOil

A fresh citrus (grapefruit!), gingery, lightly woody mix with a hint of mint and a decent amount of incense spice and “dusty freshness". Medium sweet, it crosses the incense and light spice elements of something like Eau des Baux or YSL Homme with the sweet, fresh, mint/citrus of a "club" scent like Versace Eros or Le Male - minus the vanilla, I guess! This result is a high quality happy medium - really versatile, not too heavy, too sweet, too feminine - everything in perfect balance. The perfect “all-rounder” if you just had to have one scent. That can work against it though, as there’s no real standout aspect to this - except maybe the incense/grapefruit combo. If you wanted to make a splash and get noticed, there’s a ton of better, more distinct choices. Wearable any season/occasion except super hot, super cold or very formal - and that's what makes it worthwhile. It really does smell good, although not TOO good, if you know what I mean. Again, that's part of the balance that Bleu does so well. Pricey though. That would be the only issue with buying again.

Apr
04
2016
bryclops
bryclops

This is my favorite scent. Very interesting and masculine, without being heavy or aggressive. I especially appreciate that it smells the same at first spray as it does 12 hours later. Winner, for sure.

Apr
04
2016
jshwalker
jshwalker

I think the reviews on L'eau D'issey ruined me because ever since reading them, I could not stop thinking about fish when wearing citrus-y colognes. It gives me a very slight nauseated feeling. Not a "gotta blast to the toilet" feeling but just, very slight.


That said, it smells great, although nothing unique smelling or wowing. I could wear this anywhere and it's fine.

Apr
02
2016
ryan255
ryan255

Master pice from chanel...compliment getter.with all that hype u cant be that different arround.
9/10 for me

Apr
01
2016
ceykay
ceykay

one of the best for warm weather. worth every cent

Apr
01
2016
c0ssix
c0ssix

You can complain about this one being "generic" all you want; it isn't groundbreaking but it is done very VERY well. There are boring generic scents, then there classy generic ones. Bleu de Chanel is pure class and almost everybody would agree that it smells "good" at the least. I feel that most negative reviews are submitted because the users don't think it's creative (not because the scent is bad). This scent is perfect year-round. I feel it shines the brightest in warmer months, and is office safe. Very inoffensive and pleasing to the masses, BdC will get you compliments IF it suits your style. Look clean, wear something nice, and you will get noticed.

Mar
30
2016
Celeria
Celeria

i didn't make my mind on this one , I don't like it at the moment , it has nothing special and i consider other casual fragrances with the same vibe way better

Mar
28
2016
Piyumsrilal
Piyumsrilal

Nice smelling perfume...can't get enough of it..

Mar
27
2016
kyle2thumbs
kyle2thumbs

Haters gon hate. I absolutely love this fragrance. It opens with a huge blast of lemon and grapefruit followed by incense and a wonderful mint note. The base is a very generic woodsy note which sits very close to the skin. longevity and projection are acceptable. This is not a projection monster, which makes this a fragrance that can be worn in just about any situation. When I wear this I do not feel unique but I know I smell damn good.

I'm on my second bottle of this and will purchase again. My second bottle smells and performs exactly the same as my first..... wish i could say that about the mighty Aventus.

Mar
25
2016
Aco89
Aco89

I'm single but my imaginary boyfriend wears this ;)

In all seriousness, this is a gorgeous, fresh, clean cologne and I am going to buy it for myself soon. I've settled on the EDT as I think it leans more unisex but even if people think I smell like a man, I'll still wear it - because I will smell like a sexy man.

Mar
22
2016
greenpepper
greenpepper

Opens with a very synthetic grapefruit note, mixed with ginger. I didn't mind it, but I was kind of glad it didn't last all that long. My wife flat out hated it.

The middle phase has a lot similarity to Dragons Blood, the old incense standard. No complaints - its a good DNA for a masculine scent. My wife liked it much better.

The last of it, the woodier drydown, is familiar but nice.

Chanel is a house that to my mind, has always been great for womens fragrances, and and a just OK one for men (yes I think Pour Monsieur is 'great' ...) . Much the same as Creed is a great men's line, and they are sketchy for womens stuff. The Allure line is overrated to me, and the Allure Sport line is hilarious (JMHO). But you know what ?? There are literally countless guys out there that think Mennen and Axe smell 100% great. Nuff said.

I dont think Bleu is generic, not quite the right word. Its a very good effort for a masculine scent from Chanel. Its a bit utilitarian I guess, but, a good smelling easy reach for just about any situation: of course its going to be a hit. There's a certain dislike for things that get too popular: how do you stand out?? (and let's face it: that matters, doesn't it?) It could be worse though - I'd rather be at a business conference and smell this a few times than be stuck in a cloud of Axe.

My wife warmed up to it. She disliked Allure. OK with Egoiste. She was clear that she didn't like Chanel mens stuff as much as Tom Ford, Clive Christian, Creed, etc

I think a lot of the hate here is directed at the popularity, and not the actual scent. I do also think its over praised at times, by some who have maybe just graduated from Rabanne land etc. and this represents the limits of "what good smells like".

I think the haters are the more misdirected of the two. Many guys own one single cologne and have no interest in fragranceland. They've done well with this in such cases.

A great scent that has a very polarizing popularity handicap - !

Should add: in this day and age - big kudos for for the projection and longevity. Refreshing power.

Mar
20
2016
JEDI 2.0
JEDI 2.0

I've always wanted to try Chanel's colognes, so I'm starting with this one.

It's great! Not groundbreaking, but certainly smells really nice. The first thing to hit me is the citrus notes with an herbal, woody backing. It's immediately clean, and as time goes by the scent gets dry and the incense is more noticed.

I will definitely need to try more Chanel men's colognes, so that I can compare them. This one is great and I wouldn't mind owning it, but let's see what the Allure line and others have to offer.

Mar
19
2016
othonjr1978
othonjr1978

I got this from my sister and immediately when I sprayed it I get that soothing smell of the incense and woodsy note and my wife told me that it really smelled good. But when I made the mistake of over spraying it both my daughter and my wife told me that it's painful to their nose and that they're gonna have a headache. But this is a really well done classy fragrance that I would highly recommend and that you would not regret buying and I do get the generic vibe after wearing it for a month now and yet I still would wear it later prior to me heading to the office.

Mar
18
2016
Weirdbrother
Weirdbrother

Versatile as a frustratingly inoffensive dinner guest invited to make up the numbers. Essays a slightly eccentric fashion sense, say a Saint James Breton shirt signalling a jaunty marine accord, yet fundamentally - perhaps tragically - limp. Once seated there is little movement. Lingers overlong as the citrusy false promise of the opening notes dry down into a wholly unassuming amber.

Mar
18
2016
RodMessAnd
RodMessAnd

My favorite fragrance from Chanel house. Very versatile, you can wear it all year round. Longevity on my skin is pretty good. A great compliment getter. I will always have a bottle with me!

Mar
17
2016
Gigi The Fashionista
Gigi The Fashionista

Bleu wears like a night of myriad stars and moon light over water that sparkles and shimmers with the reflection of the luminaries above it. There is a forest nearby and you're alone but you're not because nature with it's scents of woods and animals are with you. You are communing with the cosmos and you're one with nature. This fragrance is very strong indeed but I find it soothing from the right distance. I like to smell this on a guy when I stand right next to him and the scent wafts into the air as he walks next to me. This is the type of scent that exudes class, sophistication and thought. The man who wears this has really done his homework and went out to buy a fragrance that is for his own empowerment, pleasure and sense of self. I like to wear this too but only around other women and on certain nights very infrequently especially when the weather is very cold. The scent opens with a ton of grapefruit and then it turns minty and green with patchouli. The ginger and nutmeg are there to provide it with spice. The vetiver does that too. The rest of the time the fragrance is woodsy and dries down to woods. It's aromatic and peppery but the incense note gives it an air of mystery. Beautiful. One of the best for men that Chanel has created in recent years. I had the opportunity to speak to the creator Jacques Polge who is the master Chanel perfumer in the last 15 to 20 years. He is a genius. Everything he creates is magic. I love this so much. Thank God it was made.

Mar
16
2016
Jkhal
Jkhal

I blindly bought this. First notes were impressive, the citrusy and fresh smell. After 10 minutes, it really reminds me of my old Paco Rabanne XS which i had in 1995.

Mar
15
2016
Carbin14
Carbin14

This fragrance smells fantastic. Bottom line. I have smelled a lot of colognes and this is the best one I have smelled in a very long time. It lasts very long on my skin (over 12 hours) and projects amazingly well. To top it off it smells so damn good. I don't care who has it, or who had it, you need to get it or you are missing out on a legendary scent. BDC is a solid 9.5 out of 10 in my book and is my second favorite fragrance at this time.

Mar
14
2016
cocoethermes
cocoethermes

I want my husband to smell like this!!! It is magnificent and seriously impressive.

Mar
14
2016
gillbert
gillbert

one of my favorite fragrance from Chanel. easy to put on. every time i wear it, i get compliments.i think, it better than Versace Eros and Dior Sauvage.(just my side)

this fragrance is created for young energetic social people. i can wear it for any occasions. maybe not pleasant for everyone but it's is inoffensive. i wear it for shopping, work, meeting, attending course, dinner, party and movie time.

Mar
10
2016
Piyumsrilal
Piyumsrilal

Great smelling perfume..Love it

Mar
08
2016
EllenD1991
EllenD1991

Beaaaaaaautiful fragrance for men! Smells effortless and sexy. Unfortunately my ex used to wear this so it kind of puts me off but it is deffo one of my favourite male scents.

Mar
08
2016
ayaya
ayaya

My Signture fragrance, I Cant get Enough of this, Its So elegant, sexy and i'ts Versatile. thank you Chanel for this, you really created a fragrance for Me.
And I will Never Leave Bleu's Side.

Mar
08
2016
Kristopher Karp
Kristopher Karp

Very hard to dislike, Bleu De Chanel smells really, extremely pleasant. My use of the word "pleasant" there was deliberate: as much as it's a pleasing scent, I just can't get it to be anything more than that. It does everything but wow you.
It smells like a beautifully washed shirt from the laundromat. Not that that's even a bad thing, I mean, the feeling such a thing evokes is a calm, casual contentedness.
I'd like to have it as part of my collection as the one to wear when you don't know what to wear. The problem is when you actually wear it and you can't help but think, "hmmm, I enjoy this, but I think I could do better..."

Mar
07
2016
JF Dufour
JF Dufour

All that we want : it smells very good, women love this fragrance and great performance.

Mar
05
2016
EdwardianRose
EdwardianRose

I'll start off by saying that I don't mind wearing a scent that is popular. Bleu De Chanel is a pleasant, non offensive scent and is by definition; generic. The average nose ( or one who is not deeply involved in the world of perfumery) would be impressed by this. Even the ones who are can agree it's an easy thing to wear, like a black t shirt. It's clean, smooth and cool. That being said- it's not my style, nor does my girlfriend appreciate this scent. She and I both lean towards the "esoteric" side of things, so to speak. This scent however is appealing to many people and is a safe buy. It's hard to call a thing "common" without coming across as snarky, but here we are. This one is popular for good reason, give it a try.

Mar
03
2016
cadilo
cadilo

Bleu de Chanel is such a great fragrance for me. It is so versatile and the smell is so good!

I also bought the EDP version so I could layer both fragrances.

Like Drac Doc said in one of his YouTube videos, "this is a generic fragrance done right" -- I totally agree.

Bleu de Chanel and Dior Sauvage are for me great year round fragrances that won't offend anyone.

9/10 for both EDT and EDP versions.

Feb
28
2016
scentfollower
scentfollower

Some say it's generic and that it has already been around but it is an instant compliment getter like anything else.

Feb
27
2016
alxkwst1996
alxkwst1996

Clean, masculine, and bold smelling. A fragrance with a feeling of class and elegance which is what the house of Chanel is known for. Bleu De Chanel is very versatile too when it comes to seasons, meaning that it can be worn all year round.

Scent: 9 / 10
Projection: 8 / 10
Longevity: 8.5 / 10
Bottle Design: 9 / 10

Feb
23
2016
yasinelsarraj
yasinelsarraj

I used to love it, its fresh (grapefruit) mature (incense/woody) and manly .. for some reason I no longer enjoy wearing it .. but its nice

Feb
21
2016
nieninque
nieninque

Whoever marked down this perfume's sillage is insane. You can smell someone who is wearing Bleu de Chanel and in a very good way. I saw it work on men and women. I wish it weren't so expensive.

Feb
21
2016
aptlswj1529
aptlswj1529

best one

Feb
18
2016
cfacius
cfacius

To me it ranks avarage. A 3 out of 5 on smell but a 2 out of 5 on the cost/enjoyment scale.

Feb
15
2016
ScentedRomeo
ScentedRomeo

It's so true regarding this dark Blue bottle. This and it's edp counterpart gets the highest compliments in all of the two hundred plus bottles of fragrances that I have in this crazy collecting habit and only a fraction of that I've only worn three times or more, which I haven't all yet added onto my love/like/dislikes section.
But Bleu de Chanel tops the high compliment level besides Yves Saint Laurent's La Nuit de L'Homme but BDC is number 1 when it comes to compliments from both men, women, young and old, professionals, construction workers and taxi drivers etc..all have given me compliments...(lol).
I don't know what it is with this juice but it seems perfumistas/perfumistos love to knock it down and label it "generic" but the world and the common person loves it and the thing is when I do smell this scent on someone else, it does smell really good. Maybe Jacques Polge & the powers that be at Chanel decided to add on some type of pheromone molecules in this juice or something to make everyone go crazy about it when they smell this on someone else?
Oh its just a thought...and btw this is on my top 10 rotational....
Enjoy! ;)

Feb
14
2016
RMB18
RMB18

To the average nose, this is a nasal orgasm. If you're a collector and own Tuscan Leather, DHI, and other niche fragrances, its nothing special. But this was the first fragrance I bought. And on initial impression, this is phenomenal. People get so invested in fragrances that they wind up buying things that don't even smell good. They'll buy things like Musc Ravegour and talk about how amazing it is buy everyone around you hates it.

We all started in this fragrance game to impress women. The longer we are in it, the more we move away from the reason we started. Stop buying $300+ fragrances. This is all you need.

Buy Bleu de Chanel. Buy L'Homme. Buy the scents that wow you on first impression.

The first impression of a fragrance is key. If you have to grow to love it, its not going to be well received by people around you.

At the end of the day, these so-called "generic" scents are getting all of the great feedback from women. That's why Creed succeeds. They make designer scents but add depth to make it niche quality. Stop buying things that challenge your nose. People are going from wanting to attract women, to slowly scaring them away with their oud fragrances.

Always remember the KISS method... Keep It Simple Stupid

Feb
14
2016
Dirt Dog
Dirt Dog

Bleu de Chanel is a Carnival. Its fun. Its a crowd pleaser and its grossly overpriced and a wallet siphon.

Recapping what others have said, to my nose its a bit "cologny" on top, has a very good mid, and it starts to smell a bit plasticky in the dry down at the 5 hour mark. My bottle is more vintage and perhaps I would be a bit of a sad panda if I had the newer ones but these are going to be common problems in all european perfumery as they adapt to the new stringent IFRA standards. Its not really Chanel's fault that these problems exist. I believe perfumeries on other continents outside of Europe are going to be making better fragrances than European ones in the near future if they are not already there. As such, I cant say BDC is a vacation fragrance that takes you on a journey. But its always pleasant to enjoy where you are at.

I own 4 Chanels' and Pour Monsieur is by far my favorite and yet I own the most juice of this one and wear it the most. One thing that strikes me is that there really arent many designer Incense bomb fragrances around these days. Niche incense dude honkers include Mitzah, Norne, Timbuktu, Black Afgano, Portrait of a Lady, Fille en Aiguilles, and others etc. etc.. etc... Many of the best designer incense fraggies have flown the way of the dodo bird including Gucci Pour Homme I, Fahrenheit Absolute, Dunhill Custom, along with others. Body Kouros is overshadowed by Eucalyptus and Midnight in Paris by Leather and BDC is just a hint fresher than Issey Miyake Pour Homme Intense. The best Incense babes these days are pretty much labelled for women. Frankly, Shalimar kicks BDC butt if you can look past the label on the front but many there be that cannot. Black Orchid has its fans and overall, I prefer the soapy clean Prada Infusion D'Iris to any of them. Still, incense based scents labelled for "men" are rare these days and Bleu de Chanel is filling a gap in the market for those that want to avoid niche or get all scaredy about bottles labelled pour Femme.

BDC does everything well. Once you get past the opening, the mid is very good, and you can get 6 hours out of it with an additional 2 as a skin scent. This is about what I expect from designer. Its' sillage is enough that other people can smell you if they want to and tune you out if they don't. Its inoffensive and pleasing. I find BDCs' best season is fall and its almost equally at home in spring. I find it a bit heavy for summer but I wore it today and it was in the 90s and with a couple less sprays it does its job. I've only worn it in the winter once but with a couple of extra sprays it was ok there as well. It seems to be a very good indoor scent and at its best inside. And I don't much like it outside and in situations where I perspire into it a bit. Its versatile enough to wear in formal occasions and it can dress up or you can dress it down and it still works.

Personally, I bought a big 10 ounce bottle a fair bit in the past when you could still get them and I paid about $200 for it or $20 an ounce. Back when I had fewer fragrances I wore it more than I do now but I still pull it enough to draw down about 30 ml or an ounce per year. I mostly wear it on casual special occasions when I go to the movies with some buds or situations where I'm outside the home or office but not in a suit and tie though it would work there as well. I do not get compliments with BDC unless I fish em but also never had a complaint. I am not a fan of the dry down and usually make a small decant and reapply at the 5 hour mark and expect 2 applications per day to last me 10 hours. But that's me and there are a hundred reviews here on Fragrantica for BDC all with unique perspectives. Honestly, I've never once been unhappy I wore BDC or missed it and wanted to when I did not. It does what I want but never exceeds its job title.

The main problem that I have with Chanel is price. Chanel has bulldozed through 3 major price increases in the last 3 years and they seem to be oblivious to price sensitivity in the fragrance world. Fragrances have just absolutely huge markups and despite the competition Chanel is content to basically charge what they want. I speak gently with sales associates in stores and have heard multiple SA's from several different stores tell me that Chanel informs them that they can charge whatever they want and it doesn't matter because people will just pay it. These SA's strongly suggest that the Chanel sales representatives are snootier than a flu infected herd of elephants during a trunk trumpeting contest. And I believe them. I've called the Chanel customer help line for their online sales and these guys act like they are doing me a favor by letting me buy their products.

I generally believe that designer should be priced around the L'homme levels. You can buy Yves Saint Laurent L'homme or La Nuit de L'homme for about $20 an ounce with ease. You can find it on sale for less. And often, if you buy a bottle they throw in a gym bag or dop kit or sumptin nice as a little thank you for buying their juice. There really aren't any designer frags that cost more than L'homme that I like better and there are a fair number that cost less that I do. So, $20 an ounce seems to be a fair cutoff as where designer frags should live. But Chanel prices themselves in the neighborhood of niche.

Now its perfectly fair to say BDC is "niche quality" but that in itself is condemnation by faint praise. To charge $30 an ounce you better well be the best dang designer fraggie around and king of the jungle and BDC isnt really an apex predator. But its a giant anteater if you like such critters. The big rig 5 ounce bottle can be had for $25 an ounce, the 3 ounce duellie truck for $30 an ounce, and the 1.7 ounce El Camino would run you over $40 an ounce. These aren't cheap prices for designer fragrances If you want to live in niche neighborhoods you better keep up with the Joneses' and Chanel doesn't exactly mow their yard.

Its also noteworthy that BDC is one of the most copied and cloned fragrances. Fakes are everywhere, and I wouldn't recommend buying it used on ebay or at a "discount" website. Fake Chanel has become so cliche that you can almost tell a legitimate website from a fly by night operator just by noticing the fact that the legit sites do not carry Chanel. You pretty much need to buy it from an authorized store or licensed retailer and they are never on sale and always charge full price with no deals or add on goodies.

Still, I get why BDC is one of the most popular fragrances on the planet and lets look at who it might appeal to. There are people that arent price sensitive and want an easy to buy, easy to wear, and easy to use cologne. The fragrance bros on youtube coined the term dumb reach and boy is BDC such a beast. You can go to the mall and just buy it for $30 an ounce. You dont have to look or wait for sales or come to fragrantica and read reviews. There really aren't any bad Chanel fragrances and nobody ever buys a Chanel and regrets it as a horrible fragrance they hate and regret. You buy it and done. Now, Ive mentioned L'homme in this post and thats not true with Yves Saint Laurent. You can get a clanker flanker of L'homme and regret it. I would advise people to seek out the ones from Dominique Ropion but everyone is going to have their own opinions and mine is that there are some L'hommes that are great and some that well are flanker clankers'. Chanel does not nascar flankers to the market and as such their engines are good. BDC is the new guy on the block in the men's Chanel lineup and even so its now 5 years old. Chanel has earned trust. They charge mightily for it but they have earned it.

There are those that dont want to own a lot of fragrances so they pick the ones that are incredibly versatile and useful and have a wide variety of use. If you want a jack of all trades and master of none then BDC is a contender. And you dont even need to run up stairs like Rocky to find it.

BDC is appealing to the fragrance collector that wants to own a classic or best seller. These are the guys that are all over the community that own 100 bottles or more. "Oh you must own BDC or your collection just somehow isnt complete", is the battle cry of the collector. Its popular and everyone else owns it and so should you. Gowrsh the dirt dog in me wants to bite people that say you should spend $100 just because they did. People write these reviews for 2 reasons. #1. is look what I got ... aren't you proud of me. And there are a few that genuinely say, this is my opinion and my experience and I hope it helps you make up your mind. But I suppose there is a genuine reason to add BDC to your "collection" if you have one. I'm not going to fault the hobbiest fraggie.

Finally, and admittedly we get back to the start and the fact of the matter is that there aren't a lot of Incense based fragrances in the designer realm. And BDC is one and its very good and people are going to like it. I personally think Shalimar is better for those that can look past the label but I understand why some men do not. Maybe someone likes incense better than apples or tea and that is ok and BDC competes in that realm. I do not view it as best of class or note but if you love incense then you could do worse.

Overall, I would rate BDC as an 82. Personally for me, I think the scent grades out at a solid above average in the 85 range but In this rating, Im grading it out at a 90 with a slight boost because its pleasing to "others". Longevity is average and I cant give it better because of the plastic dry down. Sillage is always a debate because some like to be noticed and others do not. This seems to reside at the middle of the teeter totter and is just about right for what most would want it to do. I cant give it brownie points and I dont want to dock it either so sillage has no bearing on this rating. It does get brownie points for versatility. Its a multi season scent that can punt into multiple uses. I do not like it outside in heat nor quite as well in the summer nor quite as well in the winter where it seems weak but even then these are mild complaints and you might could make it work if you wanted it to. And indeed I dock it huge points for price because Chanel is the most expensive designer fragrance house. They sneer at their customers and they have no price sensitivity and they just assume they are better than their competition and that their customers don't care about value. I believe that there are better fragrances that sell for less and worth discovering even if it does indeed take more effort than walking through the mall and pulling leather. There are better designer scents, better incense scents, and better niche scents. Some take some effort to find, but its worth the try.

Indeed, Bleu de Chanel is a carnival. Its a crowd pleaser, and its fun, and its an enjoyable way to spend your money. But I cant help but wonder if 2 weeks later some might notice an empty wallet and bills to be paid and wonder what happened. Where'd the fun go? Indeed, a ride on the tilt a whirl can inspire vomit just as easily as the dumbo ride at Disney World but it just doesn't seem as relaxing and fun and enjoyable. And you can drop a Disney ticket worth of coin at your local carnival. It seems that some French perfume houses are like the side show barkers that sell their tickets with a smile and a sneer and BDC comes with a price tag of feigned exclusivity of the freak show. Upon egress you often feel a bit sad.

I enjoy my BDC and am glad that I bought it when I did even though reasonable prices came with a lunk of juice but I doubt that Id buy it again or at modern prices. Perhaps if prices hold steady for a few years, I might consider the EDP version should I "repurchase" or buy a backup bottle but right now I wouldn't buy this again. And I wouldn't pay more than $20 an ounce for it. The dirt dog in me just cringes at its poor value when there are fabulous niche fragrances in its price range. And being a dirt dog, Im not a niche head. But if you price yourself with niche you better be able to run with the big dogs and BDC just kind of snuffles along compared with others in its price range.

Again, I'm not writing this for any glory or look at me sensibilities. But maybe you want to read a review on others experiences before you make up your own mind.

What is important is ... should you buy it? And my answer to that is no more clear than what Id say to you should you ask me if its worth it to spend your hard earned cash at a carnival. Id say ... depends ....

You guys are smart people. Roll around in some clover and bark at some wabbits and make up your own mind. You know what to do.

Personally, I like value in a product for my money. And Chanel has priced itself out of that world. And I truly wonder if long term they are good enough to keep it up. I think they are close to falling off the pedestal but you know those carnies. Good people and yet ...

Feb
08
2016
fsulka
fsulka

The open to this reminds me of L'Eau d'Issey. That bright, citrusy, grapefruity burst. It's quite pleasant and one of only a few fragrances that my wife has actually taken the time to say she likes. She's hard to please folks but I love her nonetheless ;-)

I don't currently have a full bottle but this is certainly FBW. The sample that I purchased on Ebay didn't last long on my skin. I suspect that I got a fake. From what I understand, many of the Chanel fragrances are faked.

Feb
08
2016
falbala132
falbala132

this is the perfume the love of my life used to wear and now he is dead...... the scent itself is beautiful and now it is going to stay very special for me forever ... I sometimes just spray my wrist and close my eyes and for a fleeting moment, He is here...

Feb
07
2016
Takeshi
Takeshi

Oh, the infamous bleu. I like it okay, I don't smell anyone wearing this around me so, to my nose, it is unique. This can definitely be EX's scent, don't mind it though gentlemen, they are not for you, kick 'em to the curb gently and wear what you like! The end. :)

Feb
06
2016
Kdu
Kdu

Talk all you want ... the bleu has a delicious smell that pleases all women around , not to mention the progress that it has on the skin , this is one that you must have in your collection can not miss ! very refreshing with a note of ginger and incense mingling with the grape note , I recommend everyone to use pelomenos for a week to see how much you render praise wherever you go 10/9

Feb
05
2016
Landonbeckham
Landonbeckham

This is the Ferrari, the Micheal Jordan, and the Rolling Stones of men's fragrance! A must have for all Men. Women love it, it's extremely professional, dressy, and manly. It's the GOAT! Nothing compares. There's a reason why it's so popular, because it's the BEST. Chanel only makes the best. PERIOD. Come on it's no secret.
And for all you people calling it generic, everything you own is generic! Dummies. So all the Fragrance nerds out there that put down the best brands/ best fragrances with your "generic" reviews, FIND A NEW HOBBY......

We all want to smell great. To please ourselves, to please others, and to make a statement with what we are wearing. CHANEL Bleu is the official statement for all mankind.


Stay thirsty my friends :-)
L

Feb
05
2016
FragAddict81
FragAddict81

Opening: 9/10
Mid & Drydown: 8/10
Projection: 7/10
Sillage: 8/10
Longevity: 8/10

Bleu de Chanel is very versatile.

I wear BDC mostly for work, evenings out or meeting with a lady.

I noticed that my earlier batch has a slightly better longevity.

I bought all my 4 bottles at different times, mostly from Duty Free.

I liked it a lot more when I first got it, it's pretty boring for me at this point. Better alternatives are Givenchy Pi and Aventus.

Feb
05
2016
Kon-nos91
Kon-nos91

I don't know why you call it generic or the king of generics someone said. For sure I agree that there aren't huge options or better differences in male perfumes. They must be masculine to please men's noses and that's it. This is a men's world. I have already 3 Chanel perfumes. My favorite and really easy to wear is Chanel Homme Sport. Then, Platinum Egoiste that is a womanizer, a signature, not everybody could wear it and finally Bleu.
Chanel Bleu is for sure a citrus/aromatic/soft woody perfume. I think that it works different with each skin and it has a strange male-powdery sweetness (for sure it's the combination of nutmeg & mint). Incense, vetiver and cedar wood are the strong notes and they are combined with the softer one patchouli, jasmin, sandalwood. I will not speak for citrus strong grapefruit/lemon that is the body of Bleu and of course the soft touch of pink pepper. All in all, it's a nice masculine perfume, ideal for business dates and mostly daytime. Sillage and lasting power are just moderate. It gives the feel of dark blue color, a feel of safety from a gentleman, perfect for those who work in police forces.

Feb
05
2016
kishan
kishan

tried it n loved it.
I want this !!!

Feb
04
2016
samiur.rahman.773
samiur.rahman.773

Some people call it generic. In my opinion, it should rather be called 'The King of Generics".

This fragrance is extremely well blended from top to bottom. BDC projects very well for the first three hours and then sits close to your space but doesn't turn into a skin scent. At the four hour mark it sits close to the skin. Longevity is also good as it is a fresh scent. Lasts about 8 hours on my skin. BDC is a monster when it comes to compliments. Every time I wore it, I got compliments and BDC is an extremely versatile fragrance. You can wear it at any season and any occasion and nobody will be offended by BDC.

Before being let down by all the negative reviews, please go and give it a try.

Jan
27
2016
Arghhh
Arghhh

I wouldn't rate this one since I think I bought a counterfeit. Tried it and only lasted 2 hours with minimum sillage which is definitely not normal. The scent is the same with mall samples though. It is like a new Axe product with a long longevity and wider sillage. It smells too basic but smells kind of refreshing in a hot day. Maybe perfect for gym goers.

Either the rating here is overrated or maybe it doesn't go well on my skin. When I sweat, it really smells like Axe so I don't prefer this with its price.

Jan
26
2016
mikemuscles21
mikemuscles21

I love this one. Although, my bottle is from 2009. I am not sure if it has been reformulated. But I love it. It lasts forever and I never get sick of that smokey / fresh vibe.
It's definitely a fragrance for the masses. But even still, it is better quality than other fragrances that are "for the masses".
Although not my favorite CHANEL, it is a great scent IMO.

Jan
25
2016
aanton1
aanton1

I know I'm gonna be Mr. Unpopular opinion here, but I feel compelled to give my review of this fragrance. To me, bleu is a very generic fragrance. I had this in high school and quickly came to getting over the hype of this. It smells alright in the beginning, its citrusy, spicy, a bit floral and incense. Then it dries down into what I can only describe as something comparable to axe body spray. It seriously reminds me of a high school locker room. It devolves from this decent, dark, mysterious aroma to aerosal very quickly. It's just repulsive to me now that my nose has become accustomed to so many other fantastic fragrances. I don't understand this formula that so many designers are using to make men's colognes these days. From bleu de Chanel, Dior sauvage, Carven pour homme, ysl l'homme, and many others, they all smell the same. I'd love for them to ditch that synthetic axe vibe and create something truly unique, classy, manly, and timeless. We're lacking that today in men's cologne. People have mentioned that girls just love this cologne and what not, but I want a woman to love what I'm wearing rather than just girls. Chanel needs to really come out with something comparable to pour Monsieur, that'd really be nice.

Jan
24
2016
BigQhatesyou
BigQhatesyou

I have the EDT. Ive heard the hype and its justified. I only judge this based on smell, not price. Its a great fragrance and if you just buy the 5oz bottle its a decent price per oz.

This actually lasts about 5-7 hours with 3 sprays which i think is great by today's standards.

Smells super fresh and woody at the same time. Becomes more woody during the dry down.

Ive gotten lots of compliments from women, never a negative reaction yet.

Even though its fresh scent its dark at the same time. The man in the navy blue suit in their advertisements portrays the scent perfectly.

Some people seem to hate on this because of the popularity and price but haters gonna hate

all in all 9/10

Jan
22
2016
twlahue
twlahue

This has been my #1 fragrance/Signature Scent since its' release for a reason. Love, Love, Love BDC. As of late, I have been thinning down my collection, trying to jettison the many fragrances I own, and end up with only the top tier of fragrances I love most like this one.

If any of you bought Bleu de Chanel because of the hype and regret that purchase, send me a private message. Especially if you bought the big 3.4oz or the 5oz. I have many fragrances that I am ready to let go of and maybe we can exchange and both be happy.

CONUS only

Jan
22
2016
Chicago Tony T
Chicago Tony T

ATM almost 4,000 members have this. I believe that the only other fragrance to reach the 4K mark is Yves La Nuit. They are not complex but aren't simple either. Point blank is if it smells good and lasts a decent amount of time then buy it! Bleu is not a love for me but it is a very high like. The incense gives it some complexity from being just a citrus scent. Factor that in with the Chanel name and that's a formula for instant success! A great all around scent for the Average Joe as well as the serious collector. One of the most versatile releases of the decade.

Jan
16
2016
assim.hayderi
assim.hayderi

Yes it is very masculine but I don't get the hype about it. Citrusy, sharp and not so pleasant, just like many other citrus-based men colognes out on the market. An average scent I would say.

Scent - 6/10
Longevity - 7/10
Projection - 6/10

Jan
15
2016
Englishman
Englishman

I have read many reviews of Bleu de Chanel and there is a stark dichotomy of opinion. One camp heralding Bleu as the best thing ever and a bona fide ladykiller. The other proclaiming it was a generic bore, designed to make money from the unwashed masses, and unworthy of the Chanel name.

I approached it with an open mind, thinking that, at minimum I may get a uninspiring scent but at least it would smell good.

The truth of the matter is that Bleu de Chanel is a slightly more refined version of Lynx body spray. To be specific: it is Lynx Peace. As Lynx Peace was released after Bleu I assume they intended to imitate the Chanel scent, and they've done a pretty good job of that.

The opening of Bleu is like you've just got out of the shower after using Lynx shower gel and then doused yourself with Lynx body spray.

After a couple of hours it tones down and the ambery muskiness of the labdanum comes to the fore.

To my sensibilities Bleu de Chanel does not even smell very good.

I would expect to see this on the shelf of the teenage boy who has graduated from Brut and Old Spice and is making his first foolhardy attempt to be a sophisticated adult but failing hard. That is, if said teenage boy had the means to drop the dough required for a bottle of the blue stuff.

For the same money you can get yourself something infinitely mo' better, and still get to throw in a can of Lynx to boot!

Jan
14
2016
vaan1236
vaan1236

I don't get why people bash on this fragrance because of its popularity. It's popular because it smells good. Also, if it is generic how come there are only 2 fragrances that are listed as similar to Bleu de Chanel? Some people just don't know what they are talking about. That being said the grapefruit and incense is dominate in this fragrance which makes it calm and pleasant. It doesn't seek attention because it knows it WILL get attention.The performance is good, too. Sprayed this 11 hours ago and it is still there.

Scent-9/10

Jan
14
2016
Cassiano
Cassiano

Bleu was released in 2010 and became a sales phenomenon. I remember having tested it in airport shops, right after its launch, but I haven't found anything too much. Only in 2015, I received a bottle of this Eau de Toilette version for analysis, since it is common knowledge that Chanel doesn’t sell out of its own stores anymore, which makes difficult to anyone working with reviews, unless you buy for personal use. And if on the one side it's great writing about releases first hand, on the other side there is a great advantage in waiting a while in order to comment without the heat of the moment and the pressure of the media or of the readers, because there is greater freedom in expressing sincere opinions without as much concern for the formation of opinion.

Bleu de Chanel was inspired by the independent man, who releases himself from all codes of conduct. It is an aromatic-Woody who came to divide opinions, the famous 8 or 80: 50% of the people praise it and the other 50% criticize it. Within the first 50% of people, are those who feel the fragrance on the skin of third parties and those who defend the brand, no matter the reason. After all, who buys a Chanel won't admit criticism, because there is an emotional value linked with the purchase that denotes power or even pageantry. In the other group, there are those who criticize the simplicity of the fragrance precisely because the brand has always been synonymous with sophistication and elegance. And at this point, I always saw more consistency in the comments from who criticizes than from who praises. So, what I try to do in this analysis is to give my honest opinion, without seeming biased and, at the same time, without being on the fence.

In its composition are set out notes of grapefruit, lemon, sweet orange, mint, nutmeg, pink pepper, jasmine, ginger, cedar, vetiver, frankincense, labdanum, patchouli and sandalwood of New Caledonia. And like in any good aromatic, this one looks like it was tailor-made for the tropical climate of Brazil. In fact, contrary to popular belief, this is also one of the reasons for its success abroad, because while the Brazilians live in search of more elaborate and intense fragrances (hence the constant search for niches), foreigners love lighter fragrances that transmit freshness. Hence the success of limited editions of spring and summer, as well as the fragrances of Italian style.

Another curious aspect about Bleu de Chanel is the fact that the fragrance grows on the skin over time. When applied, seems to disappear in about 30 minutes. However, 2 hours later, it reappears with more power and greater development. The output is slightly citrus and synthetic, which explains the criticism and contempt. When evolves, it gets really better. I feel a good presence of cedar and vetiver. From there, there's not a lot of change and what stands out is the sandalwood, on the base. I was expecting to feel more of the earthy aspect and the incense side, but it didn't happen.

In my opinion, Bleu de Chanel is a scent for those who do not want to make mistakes. It is easy to please, as every good aromatic, because the Brazilian men like and women love. But truth be told, went too far from the concept of elegance and sophistication. There are fragrances of the nacional perfumery that are better than this, costing 1/3 of the price charged.

The bottle is beautiful, elegant and masculine, worthy of Chanel House. The projection was moderate and the lasting was not the best, even on my skin that usually retains fragrances considered weak. I hope the EDP version (2014) is richer and more consistent.
In closing, let me repeat a phrase I read in an international forum and I found perfect for this scent, hoping not to be misinterpreted as prejudice: Bleu de Chanel was made for the masses.

Jan
13
2016
slee181
slee181

Kids can hate on this fragrance all they want, but the results speak for themselves. One of the best selling fragrances in recent years. You can say generic, and there is some truth to it, but list me the similar frags. that smells as good as this.

There's a reason why girls ove to smell this on a guy and by now has become a staple in modern man's must have collection, or Dior's Sauvage if that is your preference. Deny all you want, you know its true.

Solid fragrance on what it sets out to do. Smells, fresh, masculine, citrus-y, and versatile.

Smells better spraying straight outta cooler rather in room temperature, just because it reduces the top citrus notes; a preference really. EDP vs EDT, throw in the air to preference once again as the differences are not overwhelmingly significant. EDP was bit more sweet on the initial blast, and gave just slightly more relaxed vibe than the EDT.

*Probably better to buy Sauvage now considering Bleu has become very popular and you start smelling like other guys she knows. Then again, Dior's getting to that status too.

8/10.
Could be 8.5/10 when you really feel the days you want to put this on.

Jan
10
2016
Dajanatlarge
Dajanatlarge

Got a sample of this and loved it. So did my girlfriend. Bought the EDT. It's complex enough to be classy enough. Makes me feel good.

Jan
09
2016
abderrahim
abderrahim

A must have fragrance. It can be easily recognized...

Jan
08
2016
JezzaN1
JezzaN1

before going out to town one night, i was at a mates place and he let me use this. after applying a few sprays, i was instantly hit with a massive dose of 'meh'. for all the hype i had heard about this, it was an incredibly average and generic scent. that being said, for some reason women seem to love the smell of this and i received several compliments on it that night (both from women i did and did not know), however i would personally not buy this for myself.

if it was half the price? maybe i would. however for something that smells pretty similar to every third or fourth fragrance on the market i don't think it comes close to justifying the price. it's not a bad scent by any means, but just not outstanding in my opinion.

Jan
07
2016
yarks
yarks

Upon first spray, this is citrus nirvana. Extremely tantalizing, fresh, and luxurious. It's the dry down, however, where I lose complete interest. It devolves into a chemically, tangled mess the more time goes by. The base notes are putrid (almost powder), and the adventure to them is like a toy boat spiraling down a bathtub drain of dirty water. Can't say I like this one. But those top notes? Make a bottle of just those, please, and make them last longer!

Jan
01
2015
greenpepper
greenpepper

The seamlessness of the blend was the main thing I noticed when trying this. No dissonant notes or little battles here, this is smooth and refined with nothing out of place. This orderliness though, a place for everything and everything in its place - maybe thats what immediately leads me to think - hey this would be good for the office or something.

But that's not really why I ever want to buy a fragrance. Too utilitarian. I want to be caught off guard. It needs to make me think of cleavage, not co-workers. Or mountains, the coast, cleavage, etc. Stuff like that.

This is undeniably really well done: very good ingredients, classy, and if it matters the packaging is sleek (although it reminds immediately of the ubiquitous dark blue suit !!!!).

There's not really much to have issue with here: but I could only admire it in a detached kind of way - it couldn't make me want it - !

Dec
28
2015
TheWongTim
TheWongTim

I have the EDT of BDC, batch number of 8903. For those who say that it smells different to the 'vintage' version they are incorrect. It to me smells the same.
The opening is citrusy (think it's the grapefruit and with a hint of ginger) and smells refreshing!
The dry down still has this citrus but it has toned down and is in the the background. I get this amazing spicy wood that makes me think of sea water...I don't know why but it does!
I'm not a fragrance expert!
Scent 10/10
Projection 8.5/10
Longevity 8/10 (about 7-9 hours on me)
Versatility 10/10
I'm a 16 year old at school this is probably going to be my go to fragrance!

From the UK

Dec
26
2015
mowgee
mowgee

A very nice clean and fresh smell, all my female friends absolutely love this. Great juice.

Dec
21
2015
islam_omar_osman
islam_omar_osman

Very fresh .. Very masculine .. Very bold
The three dominant notes here are:
The fresh grapefruit/the manly ginger/the smokey incense
It gives the impression of an active man in charge.. CEO for example
massive complement getter .. You'll never wear this without being complemented .. women love this scent

Scent 9/10
Projection 7/10
Longevity 8/10
Versatility 10/10
Complements 10/10

Dec
19
2015
Quillion
Quillion

OK so, I've been testing this quite a lot recently.

Absolutely love the opening and dry down. A very refreshing blast of grapefruit and ginger. I really enjoy the heart of this scent and the transition from crispy geenish feel, to a smokey sweet incense texture. Very pleasant and also a little immature in feeling.

Then after a couple of hours it becomes a very interesting scent on my skin.

What i'm getting (personally) is a very waxy almost crayon like smell mixed with maple and incense. It's not unpleasant at all, it's just something I haven't really experienced before. Almost like a sweet pastel texture. It reminds me of drawing with crayons and pastels when I was younger then throwing incense, ginger and maple notes.

I do have to say this is evolving quite rapidly on my skin and senses and it's pulling in loads of compliments.

It's feels immature sometimes, then it gets pulled back to maturity by a leafy incense and woody note that has a very playful waxy and also childish textural qualities and smell to it, contradicting in a way.

It's very interesting and I like the thoughts it provokes on my skin but yes, for me the best time to wear this is when i'm in a playful mood or even a relaxing personal conversation mood. It's very sexy.

I'm not going to rate this yet because i'm not done testing, but i will say that it's very a pleasant aroma.

UPDATE: Mmmm YUM!

Dec
10
2015
alfrued
alfrued

Clean smell for him...

Dec
09
2015
BeOrtega
BeOrtega

first things first this is a scent made for the masses

even tho chanel is a powerhouse in the design world i wouldn't personally turn to its designer scent line to make yourself stand out

im sure by now every respectable male knows of chanel bleu and that alone makes this a scent id personally not reach for

now on to the scent itself

it opens with a fresh combination of spic citrus and woodsy accords which make this scent appealing off the bat but what always lingers in the mind of a true frag head is that this smell has been done to death

one can appreciate it for what it is but unfortunately this scent didn't last on my skin even tho the dry down had hints of promise it just wasn't as good as the opening

at the end of the day scents are a personal thing and one will wear what they like but this one isnt for me

i can see a younger male wearing this since it is a safe scent at a reasonable price point but for someone older who wants to impress this just isnt it

on to the next

Dec
07
2015
SysOp
SysOp

Visit a high school locker room as people are getting changed back into normal clothes after an intensive sports session.

The variety of cheap deodorants being sprayed, mixed with an underlying sweat and body odour vibe, is Bleu de Chanel.

This is 100% what it smells of, and performance is woeful.

Dec
06
2015
georgequeue
georgequeue

This fragrance might be bashed by many perfume lovers, but it smells so fudging great!

I wouldn't mind getting a bottle of Bleu de Chanel. Cheers!

Dec
02
2015
fahadharoon
fahadharoon

"This fragrance reminds you of" section has only 2 fragrances mentioned here. The undisputed Creed Aventus would have more than dozen smell alike (no offense intended to the originator).
I'm confused, which smells generic then???:b

About this fragrance: great longevity, good projection, complement magnet
overall, 8/10 for me!

Nov
29
2015
IAmTMax
IAmTMax

Gentlemen Only Givenchy = Bleu de Chanel Chanel


Same scent, maybe Bleu did it a little better but it's like they're share the SAME DNA, no kidding!

Nov
28
2015
Pare159
Pare159

A deeper take than the edt. Less sweet-more grapefruit. Mainstream made.

Nov
26
2015
nero77
nero77

Modern Classic...

So, I am one of the people who didn't like this one from the time it was released. That isn't because I thought that Chanel was being too "mainstream" or whatever. It's because when I first encountered it (mid 2012), it was being worn by an obnoxious person I met who just ruined the whole fragrance for me, saying he wore it to "get women" etc. and I remember him totally over-spraying himself with this from a bottle he carried around in his pocket whilst he was at the club etc.

So, suffice it to say that I avoided this fragrance for a few years... until now, that is.

First I tried the Eau de Parfum because, as far as I know he wasn't wearing that one, and because I like EdP concentrations in general. But lately, I've been wearing the Eau de Toilette as well. Whilst I find the Eau de Parfum different in character, I also like this one as I find it more versatile.

It opens with a very nice grapefruit note which I feel adds such a vitality and brightness to the composition. This is coupled with ginger, followed by vetiver, resins and amber. The other main player here is incense. If I could sum up this then it would be Grapefruit, Ginger, Incense & Amber. I think this is a very flexible scent. One which is laid back and casual (ie a jeans & t-shirt scent) and one which would also work well with a tie and suit. Frankly, I think that Jaques Polge has basically succeeded in hitting all the spots here with Bleu de Chanel. It's not the most amazing or complex or earth-shattering creation out there, but it feels good to wear, and it acts as a man-for-all-seasons kind of scent. If you are new to Chanel, I think this is worth a try.

Nov
25
2015
amirali0072000
amirali0072000

This is one of my most complimented fragrances when I wear it. The women seem to really love it!
سمبل ارحینالشو دارم..طالبین پبام خصوصی بدهد

Nov
24
2015
ImGettingIt
ImGettingIt

I tried this cologne several times and it just comes off as too strong. I liked it at first but it became boring very quickly. I highly recommend you try this on yourself as this is one of the scents that I find differs the most from person to person. I recommend to get a sample and try.

Longevity is amazing though 10-12 hours solid.

Nov
23
2015
Alpha.19
Alpha.19

THIS is what a man SHOULD smell like. Some people don't get it, girls don't want you to smell like a sweet candy vanilla slice of cake, or a cookie. They want you to smell manly and masculine but not like pure testosterone. They want manliness with a clean, modern, sleek, and sexy edge to it. And Bleu de Chanel could not fit that description more perfectly. From this fragrance I get a smoky, woody, and slightly citrusy mixture. As far as compliments go, this is a work horse; and girls are bewitched by this fragrance. I've met quite a few guys who don't like this fragrance. The reasoning of this is simple: their noses are used to generic, overplayed, citrusy-woody and overly sweet fragrances that are slightly feminine. This is for the man who takes care of himself and has high ambitions. You CAN NOT wear this to go get milk from the grocery store in sweats and a baggy t shirt at night. This fragrance is for when you are going to be in a professional environment. If you are at all feminine, steer clear of this fragrance. This is for men that are confident, take time to look good, and live up to the "man" stereotype, which is in an endangered state as of today. This fragrance is on a different level.

Nov
23
2015
SysOp
SysOp

It's a good, if predictable, fragrance... The quality is there, but performancewise, it's one of the worst I've ever known.

Nov
18
2015
thehardnochlife
thehardnochlife

This fragrance is my automatic go to no matter what season it is or occasion I'm celebrating. BDC gets universal compliments from men and women alike. It is such a unique smell that is both very sexy and masculine. The scent takes me on a journey to a resort where I have spent the day lounging around with girls and just took a fresh shower. It lasts 8+ hours on my skin and then tapers off sharply. Silage is good for the first 2 hours and then tapers off a bit. I would for sure say it is worth the money

Nov
16
2015
Sarby1994
Sarby1994

This fragrance will get you compliments and it is very safe.
I would wear the frag in the autumn and winter season.
Strong sillage and last for 8+ hours on my skin.
My skin chemistry is very weak, so for this frag to last me over 8+ is astonishing.

- I would point this frag to someone who places a lot of effort to their appearance, however this fragrance is safe enough for anyone to wear.

Peace.

Nov
15
2015
Wizology
Wizology

I LOVE this fragrance!

The first time I encountered Bleu de Chanel, I had a sample sprayed on my wrist. The scent followed me all over the mall and I was so captivated that I went back and bought a bottle.

Still one of my all time favourites.

Could say more, but so much has already been said.

Sillage : 7.5/10
Longevity: 8/10
Overall : 8/10

Nov
12
2015
Yogamarc
Yogamarc

This has a classic citrus/spice combo that wears nicely. I like it quite a bit but it falls into the same, common scent category as so many other scents. It smells like a few different fragrances for me without being very distinct. For this reason, I can live without it and I'm sure one could score something of a very similar scent profile without the $100 plus price tag.

Nov
11
2015
camposg
camposg

The new formulation doesn't resemble the original to me. Sad.

Nov
05
2015
vanillapocky
vanillapocky

Yes. Just yes.

We went to a perfume store with my best friend and we were raving about this for ten minutes.

Even though it can be judged as being too mainstream, the dominance of each note will differ from one person to another, blending in with their skin chemistry and creating a more unique smell. I think it is an amazing fragrance.

Nov
02
2015
Thomaso7
Thomaso7

generic citrus scent.

Oct
31
2015
Kevin1978
Kevin1978

Blue De Chanel. SWEET/simple but DONE RIGHT/MASCULINE/VERSATILE/BOLD/CHARACTER/UNIQUE and most importantly YOUNG and SEXY.


the EDT version is better than EDP. its that simple. the EDT top notes are better, louder. Yes the EDP last longer but who cares, simply re apply. This fragrance gets me a lot of compliments.

Likes. its simple but well done

dislikes. Longevity

8/10

a safe blind buy. however Blue de Chanel compars against, Dior Sauvage and Jean Paul Gaultier Le male. This cologne is targeting young people. Blue is the type of cologne that will attract a new audience for Chanel. But its just a matter of time until that audience will prefer Chanel Egoist platinum, or the Chanel Allure line. This is a good entry cologne and a way someone can discover Chanel but it isn't the best Chanel has. Chanel Platinum Egoist or Chanel Allure edition blanch is the best Chanel has.

Oct
31
2015
tomusiovy
tomusiovy

Big disappointment is mostly my feeling about this Chanel fragrance. The cologne itself is not extraoridinary with note mix, it just doesn't stand out from other cheaper colognes. The advertisment was a big hit with a catchy slogan but I guess they forgot to apply this slogan into the fragrance.

After spraying it on me it smelled good for an hour or two but after this time it turned into dull and weak smell. That is really something diffrent from what reviews in here say.

Oct
31
2015
bonnieb00m
bonnieb00m

If Vikings wore perfume Ragnor Lothbrook would wear this.It's sexiness in a bottle . I took my son out for lunch when he was wearing this (-It's his signature) and he literally had to bat women off, let's put it this way I'm not buying my husband any -It's too risky !!

Oct
27
2015
nielK nivlaC
nielK nivlaC

In response to reviewer below...

If you "don't get" this scent, then you have much to learn about fragrance.

Oct
25
2015
MoodBuilder
MoodBuilder

I really dont get the special point of this scent?
Its quite basic fragrance.

Oct
19
2015
LE NEZ - zouhair
LE NEZ  - zouhair

Le bleu de Chanel est réputer, certe, mais pas au niveau de la pub réaliser est des médias...Personnellement, je trouve qu'il est bon avec ces notes de gingembre et de citron, menthe et jasmin et cèdre...Chose que je sens le plus... il dure assez longtemps si on en met une bonne dose aussi.
Tout le monde le recherche, mais je trouve qu'il y a beaucoup mieux sur le marché

Oct
18
2015
ClairaNox
ClairaNox

I bought a decant EDP of Bleu over the summer and I tried so hard to like it, I really did.

However, this smells like something I've smelt a million times before, and unfortunately that smell happens to be furniture polish. Albeit, elegant furniture polish, but still furniture polish.

Maybe dial down the lemon note a few notches?

I love clean furniture just as much as the next person, but I don't want to go out on a date smelling like I've been cleaning my house all day and didn't have time to shower.

Oct
15
2015
smora
smora

About Bleu I had no particular expectations, I turns to be right. Bleu is a mediocre fragrance with a few creative sparks. The opening is very pleasant- grapefruit, lemon, nutmeg and pepper. It's somehow fizzy and zesty. The heart is floral with light jasmine with woody Iso E Super undertones. The base presents nice creamy Chanel sandalwood.
It's not outstanding, but very solid. Great choice for people who usually own just one fragrance. Since Dior's Sauvage has arrived I like Bleu even more.

Rating: extremely mainstream ***

Oct
15
2015
Bruno Nóbrega
Bruno Nóbrega

Bleu the Chanel is like driving a classy convertible towards the place of a gorgeous brunette that is waiting for you in a sexy black dress on a pleasant spring evening: It may have a commercial appeal, but in the end of the day, it's superb.

Oct
14
2015
marenanne6
marenanne6

PA-RAISE BLEU! An old boyfriend wore this which I loved the smell of. A lot of lemon and ginger with a simmering spicy heat that lent to the fresh top notes instead of over-powering it.
No, it's not intricate, but it's sexy and sultry with a definite invitation to "come hither."

Oct
11
2015
Athish77
Athish77

Sexiest perfume I have ever smelled

Oct
11
2015
Fragrant Desert
Fragrant Desert

As I learn more about fragrance my reviews may read more like stories. Chanel was my first, true love. Pour Monsieur back, way back, in my teens. Truthfully, nothing ever compared and I never really tried anything else anyway. Maybe an Yves Saint Laurent. I am loyal to Chanel. Bleu is my last signature scent. I've grown and now want to play, explore and sniff so much more. Thing is, I think I got bored with Bleu before the bottle finished. Is it because it went mainstream? I don't know but what everybody else wears is why it took 30 years to buy CK Obsession and why it will take 30 to buy Acqua Di Gio. It's magic, my Bleu. I do love it. Maybe it's my age. I'm now outside the marketing range of perfumers. That has freed me to try the old man stuff and see the truth behind it. I can now appreciate and seek out treasures new and old. Maybe Bleu is a victim of current trends or its own popularity? Or am I just upset to share it with the world when I still thought Chanel and I had something special? Time will tell. Whatever the case, Bleu marks a pivotal moment in my fragrance story and still keeps the bar high.

Sep
28
2015
mostpeopleheresmellgood
mostpeopleheresmellgood

This fragrance is really amazing. It's sharp, clean and brings out character in the wearer. It can be sexy, mature, youthful, fun etc. It can be worn all year-round for any event and has good longevity with a decent scent bubble. It's not offensive or overpowering though. It gets tons of compliments and is my signature scent. Some people say it smells somewhat generic, but that is not synonymous with being bad. It smells very refined and expensive. It does 'generic' on a whole new level. This fragrance is just great for anything. Good to look professional, good to impress a person, good to just smell so damn fantastic. This is a very pleasant fragrance and suitable as a signature scent for really anyone and appeals to the masses but to more refined people because this fragrance is pretty refined.

TL;DR - Great pleasant fragrance, bottle worthy with many compliments.

Sep
28
2015
RMB18
RMB18

The most accurate way of decribing Bleu de Chanel is imagining meeting the sexiest girl in the world, you hook up, you feel like the shit because you got someone that sexy, then the next morning you found out that she has slept with just about every guy. That is Bleu de Chanel. The slut of fragrances. Smells amazing and gets crazy compliments but everyone wears it now.

I was one of the first in my area and it drove girls crazy. Now half of my school wears it. With that being said, I don't wear it as much anymore and I have switched to Aventus and DHI since no one has heard of DHI and no one can afford Aventus

Sep
26
2015
Forget Freeman
Forget Freeman

Tried a sample, didn't project well or last very long. It burned out with me after the 1 hour mark. Scent is decent but just too weak.

Wouldn't recommend this over others you could buy in this price range.

Sep
22
2015
swapnil.bhorunde
swapnil.bhorunde

@amir ahmed you are right ..chanel bleu ..it smell nice and different but not that much good at the price of 9000 indian rupees..after usingit for 5 days i felt like its good only for dinner out or when you want to smell nice for less specific hours..by the way no point for discussing more about this...matter is i have now in my collection

Sep
19
2015
Aamir Ahmed
Aamir Ahmed

@swapnil.bhorun:those 2 beat it everywhere not just india. people love it cuz its CHANEL n its expensive for a designer scent.These big brands invest more in management n marketing than the juice itself n it pays off.

Sep
18
2015
swapnil.bhorunde
swapnil.bhorunde

I have Made in france bottle and after going through the reviews i decided to buy..but seriously dont know why people like this..in indian tempreture it doesnt last for 2 hours not on my skin atleast ...fragnance is nice but not worth i will say...lacoste blanc and vip 212 beat this one easily in india

Sep
18
2015
Furyjuma
Furyjuma

If anyone is down to swap 3.4oz bleu de Chanel for 3.4oz of blue sugar please message me at [email protected]

Sep
15
2015
mikenac
mikenac

I agree with Omar. This smells nice, but I don't get anything special out of it. It is very fresh, and I got some nautica(l) type notes and some slight wood, but I didn't get the level of complexity attributed here.

My lady friend did not like it. She preferred the John Varvatos Artisan Acqua that I tested at the same time, and actually called BDC too "generic" and sweet.

This is not a bad scent, just not my thing.

EDIT:

I tried this again today. After re-sampling the Allure line, I have to say that I like that line better than BDC.

Sep
13
2015
omar.melmo
omar.melmo

No joke intented.. I really smell something of an old school clean fougere in the drydown of Bleu de Chanel which is in total contrast of the bright sporty top notes.. And that something reminds me of Azzaro pour homme, yes the classic fougere.. Seems I'm the only one..

Sep
11
2015
Martin__
Martin__

Bleu similar to classic fougere, Azzaro Pour Homme?! Someone is joking...

Sep
07
2015
polkadot27
polkadot27

This is my favourite fragrance on a Male. I even bought my own miniature bottle of this- although sadly it is gone now. It is fresh and ripe and raw all at the same time. Very sexy citrusy spicy scent.

I definately get cedar, incense and patchoulie. For me the ginger is barely there very faint, not strong. I get a strong compelling undefined variation of multiple citruses blended well together. The citrus and the fresh zingy spicy scents work miracles together.

This perfume makes me weak for the man wearing it. It's kryptonite. Citrus scents are by far the sexiest scents a man can wear. All men should own a citrus fragrance.

Scent= 10/10
Radiates=8/10
Lasting power=8/10

Sep
07
2015
VictorVuong
VictorVuong

Delicious combo: citrus + incense. I smell some fruity note behind.

Sep
05
2015
omar.melmo
omar.melmo

I don't like the start : not genuine, not creative, not adventurous, not evocative of anything. Just good, safe, familiar deodorant scent for youngsters. The top notes are too mainstream fresh, too in phase with the zeitgeist to really be innocent. That being said, I like how Bleu de Chanel evolves. I understand then the associations of J. Polge (or the brief he received): simple, raw and classic, for contemporary men, "a modern aftershave". If "modern" is what the top notes are supposed to represent, the drydown is what evokes "aftershave". A barbershop aura that curiously reminds me of Azzaro pour homme , yes the iconic fougere (maybe the sandalwood-patchouli-vetiver combo) ! Am I the only one to see (or smell) the relation between the two ? Women really like Bleu but I just don't feel anything special wearing it. All in all it's a good, well made, safe scent with high quality ingredients. Schematically for me it's just Axe deodorant in the top notes meeting Azzaro pour homme in the drydown. That's my word for it.

Sep
05
2015
erkek
erkek

Basic fresh and safe scent. Briefly, bodrum mandarin and cedar with a little bit citrus. Shortly softened citrus. You can a bottle . It will be lovers too.

Scent: 8
Long.: 6.5
Sillage: 7.5

Sep
03
2015
Mr.calm
Mr.calm

Smell good, nice.
After two bottles Cool Water i try this.
And i smell Chanel ( Aigner Blue Emotion ) Bleu.
Really ? Really

Sep
03
2015
Pianopolice
Pianopolice

Scent of a decent man. This is comparable to Aqua di Gio in terms of popularity. Something that does not loose its uniqueness even though a huge number of people wear this daily. Something that when you put on you watch your deeds because you know the expectation is high.

Sep
02
2015
BurtReynolds
BurtReynolds

I have mixed feelings about Bleu de Chanel. It smells good, but not great. It's versatile, but I'm always reaching for something else.

It has good longevity and projects well with me, but I think it's easy to over do it with this. One spray too many and you'll see that face people make when something pungent overpowers their nostrils. I stick with three sprays.

It's a safe wear, but unless it's the only bottle you own odds are you have something better for every situation.

Aug
31
2015
froogle_jimmy
froogle_jimmy

This is a great fragrance for every man. I don't think it is mind blowingly amazing nor do I think the guys who love niche scents will be into it. However this stuff gets compliments like crazy.

A Wonderful opening of grapefruit that I think is just awesome. You then get the nice woody notes for quite a while. This frag has pretty good longevity.

8.5/10

***10 out of 10 on compliment factor

Aug
28
2015
KIZILBAY
KIZILBAY

Nerede okuduğumu ve kimin söylediğini hatırlamıyorum ama cümle çok hoşuma gitmişti ;"Türkiye ortalama İnsan cennetidir".
Bu parfumu kokladigimda aklıma bu cümle geldi. Artık parfüm mağazaları ve Havalimanları "ortalama parfüm cenneti" oldu. Özellikle büyük markalar daha çok kazanç adına "parfum" kavramına yakışmayan ürünler çıkartıyor. Eve Bleu , belki ortalamanın da altında bir parfüm. Karakteri olmayan, gram değişmeyen, kalıcılığı olmayan, sırtını dayadigi marka ile sahne alan kötü bir parfüm. Bu koku üzerine bir hikaye yazamazsiniz. Kafanizda bir resim olusturamazsiniz. Marka, pazarlama ve güçlü dağıtım ağı ile 8nsanlara dayatılan oldukça kötü bir parfüm. İnanın bu kokuyu markasını söylemeden, başka bir şişenin içinde sundugunuzda yüzüne bakan olmaz.
Bu parfumu eğer fiyatı 20-30 tl olsa, parfüm kullanmaya başlaması amacıyla liseli öğrencilere hediye alırım. Boşuna para vermeyin, yazık.

Aug
28
2015
Cricket01
Cricket01

I really don't understand how everyone can like this. When I was a kid I got several Avon colognes acquired from Christmas' and birthdays. I was bored one day and mixed them all together into one bottle.The smell of this concoction reminds me of the what Bleu smells like .

Aug
26
2015
mohammad.a.mohammad.180
mohammad.a.mohammad.180

عطر رائع من دار شانيل العريقه

Aug
26
2015
biggkingg
biggkingg

Very classy and easygoing fragrance. Fresh, light, nice dry down that can linger around for many hours if applied properly and in the right weather. This is very versatile and while it is quite simple, I have not smelled anything alike. I recommend this one over the thicker, sweeter EDP. I think this is a must have in any man's collection as it is very different from all other citrus and woodsy scents out there. Very well done. 8/10

Aug
25
2015
jaretz
jaretz

This is a great scent but that the problem.It just smell like you walked into macy's just a generic great cologne nothing special extremely boring overrated and worn by every guy on the planet. Chanel offers great fragrances but this is so dull when it comes to being a unique cologne, its just your average citrus classy smooth safe cologne with nothing to brag about when it comes to performance i would much rather go for allure sport or platinum egoiste if im looking at chanels.

Aug
24
2015
cocakolazenagola
cocakolazenagola

It's versatile, it smells expensive and everyone around me loves it and so do I. It doesn't attract too much attention and it's very familiar but it's definitely one of my favorites

Aug
23
2015
shahab.zaidi
shahab.zaidi

What the heck... lifeless, soulless and so disgusting. This smells so much identical with cheap drug store scents.no character, no variation. I would love to get non branded perfume bt this one never. First time, Chanel dissapointed me. Sraight up crap this....

Aug
23
2015
sesa_53
sesa_53

yorumlara bakarak parfüm almayın. ama tavsiye ediyorum mükemmel bi parfüm. içeriğini anlatmaya gerek yok. kalıcılığı bende iyi. şişesinin karanlığına aldanmayın fresh bi koku. bi sıkınca vazgeçemeyeceksiniz. sadece pahalı ama şişeyi elinize alınca kaliteyi anlayacaksınız:)

Aug
23
2015
Auminded
Auminded

THERE IS A REASON!

Look, there is a reason why this has been steadily rising into the top selling fragrances since its release in 2010. This fragrance is a workhorse, its is pretty much an all season that I would like to believe leans more towards night wear. The first thing that hits me is the grapefruit, and the sandalwood. Aside from that there is an underlying darkness to it that soon manifests as the "Here I Am!" I believe that's the Ginger and Jasmine.

Bottom Line, there is a reason why it is a popular fragrance. Its great and has worked its way into being a signature fragrance for many. By now you know its good, but the problem is you also know that many people own it. That factor has taken it from being one of my signature juices to that of a Special Occasion Juice.

I look forward to seeing this in the ranks with Aqua Di Gio 20 years from now.

7-10 Hrs on me
8/10 Projection

Thanks For Reading
-Auminded

Aug
20
2015
Fizi
Fizi

LOVE THIS

Aug
19
2015
jmray93
jmray93

A subtle beast... At first spray i detect the citrus and it is strong but not overpowering. It dries down to a woody citrus and stays for a long time. I couldnt smell it on myself after a couple hours, but hours and hours later i'm still getting compliments and turning heads. I would like to add this to my collection very soon. Just straight quality in this juice.
Scent: 10/10
Longevity: 10/10
Price: 8/10

Aug
17
2015
svw
svw

Not a bad citrus scent...good 1 though but too common in africa so i wouldnt bother with it.

It was the ish when it first came out

Reminds me of a diluted version of Encre noir which has more vetiver

3 stars

Aug
12
2015
bailão
bailão

Its simplicity amazes me, in a good way. I imagine that every confident male must wear or try this out, at least once. Give it a try! I got really surprised by Polge on this one, very masculine and loud! The drydown it thrills me, makes me feel some sort of nostalgic sensations... Go figure... things that only great perfumists can perform (Menardo, Polge, Ellena, Demachy, Kurkdjian, Morillas, etc)

Definitely don't get why so many bad reviews about this one.

Top notch!

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

Aug
11
2015
ScottyVizz
ScottyVizz

Still love it!I remember reading in an article a few years ago that Polge wanted to create a modern day aftershave: something 'simple' and classic.. A familiar tone. I guess that might be the reason why some people have said that it bears similarity to Aqua Velva and other aftershaves.

Aug
10
2015
jochris
jochris

I recently bought Bleu de Chanel 150ml. The first day I wore it, smells like citrusy fresh to spicy fresh. Very clean, masculine and easily worn.

Aug
09
2015
Ahebbdch
Ahebbdch

Priced for the you too should waste your money crowd.

Aug
03
2015
MostafaGh
MostafaGh

Honestly i don't get the hype for this fragrance, it's OK but nothing more than that.

If you are looking for a fresh citrus scent, i'd recommend you give Moschino Forever Sailing a try. To me it's 10 times better than this one.

Jul
31
2015
streamer
streamer

After seeing all the great reviews on this I've tested it on paper several time over the last few months, but was never impressed and never gave it any consideration. Last week I got a sample of it at sophora and sprayed it on that night just for the hell of it. Wow, I fell for it immediately, I couldn't stop smelling it. I went out and got a bottle the next day and have worn it every day since then. The women in my life are pleased.

Jul
27
2015
MehrSD
MehrSD

I had this EDT and i love it. The scent was great and both longevity and Projection were acceptable for a EDT. I recently bought EDP one which is reformulated. I think it was not as good as EDT one, however i like it. The longevity has been improved; however, the projection is less. I think the EDT is cooler and EDP is sweeter. It is wearable for all seasons. I think it is practical for any occasion.

Jul
26
2015
MrBumblepants
MrBumblepants

I love this one. Fresh clean warm scent and sexy. I've just been buying decants but will have to go all in and buy a bottle of this. This is a comforting scent for me. Does okay longevity wise also. Haven't tried the parfum version.

Jul
25
2015
guest_
guest_

I think most folks will agree, that the house of Chanel is in one word 'classy', and with the offering of Bleu de Chanel, this fragrance is no exception to the house. It's fresh, citrusy, at times warm, versatile and... inoffensive. I mentioned inoffensive because I've read a lot of people comment: this fragrance has no BANG, no POP, no SIZZLE, it's boring and... it's generic. I always ask myself one question before buying a fragrance, "Can 'I' wear this fragrance... and not have the fragrance wearing me?" BDC allows me to wear it with assertiveness, it does not wear me with aggression. BDC will not shout from the roof tops, "Here I am, I'm over here!!!" It doesn't bang, pop or sizzle. No, this fragrance is too classy and tasteful for such 'loud' behavior.... However it does WOW you (subtly) in a very classy way, and you will receive compliments from others.

Bleu de Chanel is made of quality ingredients that tells it's own story. I won't repeat the notes here, they're listed on top of this page. BDC has a sharp and clean citrus opening, very noticeable but never overwhelming. Depending on the temperature the opening can last up to and sometimes over an hour on my skin. Over time the sharpness transitions into a very mellow, warm and aromatic middle (5 + hours). Then without notice BDC ushers in a very smooth soft spoken woodsy dry down with remnants of the beginning peeking through. It's the prelude to a long whispering end. Longevity is excellent (8+ hours) and the sillage is moderate, which is perfect for the wearer with style and taste. This fragrance will definitely accentuate who 'you' are. Don't expect folks to ask you for your autograph, but people will not be running away from you because BDC is choking them out.

Bleu de Chanel is versatility with smooth sophistication. Perfect for most occasions and events. Best worn by me in the spring, hot summer days and autumn, but I've heard some say it's a year round fragrance. If you have to be in the boardrooms, class room, dinner with loved one, meeting heads of state, on the golf course, attending sporting events and yes...worship services on a Sunday morning, Bleu de Chanel will get you there with ease and a graceful confidence. Without a doubt this is 'big boy' stuff, and it could also be worn by a lady that spells daring with a P (panache) Wow. I think you get what I mean. Fact, Bleu de Chanel has became one of my (3) favorite signature scents. I won't say it's a dumb reach, but I'll definitely say a smart reach.

Buzz words used by many: fresh, sophistication, elegant, classy, bold, quality

Jul
25
2015
lordjohnknows
lordjohnknows

one of the best smelling perfume I ever have, this is in fact my signature perfume. the smell is so sexy and fresh! I usually spray it between my neck and upper chest and it blends amazingly well by giving this aura of confidence and masculine. A solid choice for date/ night time event. 9/10

for those of you who are hesitating between EDT and EDP (the so called 'enhanced' version), definitely go for EDT. EDP is a much inferior version of EDT in terms of smell, longevity and projection/sillage. Imagine doing a last minute project where you just copy everything from the internet, this is what I feel the makers of bleu de Chanel EDP were doing

Jul
20
2015
limes7
limes7

alot of my friends and colleagues love bleu. i even bought it myself when it came out. but its just too overpowering for my limited olfactory system. it's bomb juice, it's a werewolf cocktail party on steroids. my mother would love this in 1980. sorry jacques...

Jul
18
2015
California 00
California 00

I don't really like the immediate spray on. But the dry down develops into what I can only describe as a "warm, clean laundry" smell. There is a light citrus note but overall I wouldn't describe it as an aquatic or a citrus fragrance. There is a very mild flowery note to it which you can smell at first.

This is my third time sampling it-- as I like to try testers a few time before committing to a buy. My GF doesn't love it but definitely likes it much more after the dry down, as do I. From the initial sample I didn't like it (off the paper). Second time (again off paper) I found myself liking it over D&G The One and Invictus . Third time I applied it to my skin and I enjoyed it (4 out of 5). Bleu is a fragrance that you need to wear on the skin because it has a progression to it for sure. Certainly feels more like a daytime scent but the lack of a hard citrus fragrance means its applicable (imo) for any season. Good office cologne. Its a soft smell for sure.

It does have longevity! I took a shower 2 hours after application and I could clearly smell it even after applying soap and water to the area I sprayed. It stays on! Half a bonus points for that *

I certainly like it.

4/5*

Jul
18
2015
StardustHK
StardustHK

Bleu is a beautiful fragrance, very likable, inoffensive, perfect for office.
I find the performance depends very much on temperature and humidity and Bleu is particular sensitive to it.
In cool, dry climate it's an almost instant skin scent. As temperature and humidity raise, so does performace with up to 10 hours longevity and decent projection.
The best part: it shares the same vibe with my discontinued signature scent: Boss Elements (not Element): The perfect mix of freshness and sophistication.

Jul
18
2015
robespierre_1789
robespierre_1789

The same mistake I see here: judging the modern perfumery by the standards of the old one. How sad to state that you are right and mr. Polge was wrong. Deeply pathetic!

Jul
17
2015
dylan.kohout
dylan.kohout

Hate this fragrance all you want, more for me! Such a great citrusy, spicy, incensy, bold fragrance. Can be worn year round, for any occasion. This fragrance is sure to turn heads. Is it generic? Not really. It's not aquatic, there is no typical cologne smell, and I haven't really smelled anything like this before. The fragrance snobs hate on this pretty bad, but maybe they just don't want to admit a designer fragrance smells better than their overpriced Xerjoff's or Kilian's.

Jul
07
2015
Cancerian1978
Cancerian1978

I didnt really like this perfume. To me it smells syntactic and I couldn't just smell anything natural from the mentioned contents. It holds well but nothing really special

Jul
06
2015
Úrbez larres.lardies
Úrbez larres.lardies

It is a nice , fresh and masculine fragrance but nothing great . Its high price makes it not worthwhile and it's too popular.

Jul
05
2015
Housebliss
Housebliss

I tested this a while ago, and had a negative attitude towards it for some reason. I apparently bought a bottle anyway and stored it away. I found it while I was sorting out my collection, opened it and sprayed my wrist once.

I must say it smells really good. This might have been one of those fragrances I disliked from the start due to a bad tester in the store, because I can't remember it smelling this nice.

It's hard to describe the smell but I'm getting a creamy lemon, ice tea and flowers. This is one fragrance I thought "everyone" wore, still I can't remember smelling this on anyone. Based on the voting sillage seems to be great (as I remember when I tested it) so I'd probably recognize it if I smelled it.

Perhaps this is one of those "everyone is wearing this so I'm not getting it" fragrances, leading to very few people owning it.

This was a pleasant surprise and is now a part of my select few. I'll leave my previous negative "review" as is for historical reference.

Jul
04
2015
Dmorales28
Dmorales28

when I first received a sample of bleu from chanel I was like this is a must buy. the sample blew me away and I ordered the 5oz bottle. the sample stayed very linear through out the whole 10hrs on my skin. when I got the 5oz bottle from chanel.com it was a whole different experience. It was either the weather which was cold at the time or something that made me not so in love with this fragrance. the opening was still there and its an amazing opening. I got 2 or 3 compliments in the last 3 months. but the drydown was very incensy and it was a lot different than the sample. im still gonna wear this fragrance but as soon as I run out im not buying another bottle. I give it a 7 out of 10.

Jul
04
2015
palmkriss
palmkriss

After testing plenty of fragrances, I have to say that this fragrance is the best. I always get many compliments from my friends (I am a sophomore). Girls usually ask me what brand I use. I love the smell of it combined with freshness, vigor and discretion. Not cloying and safe to use.

Jul
03
2015
marcoz
marcoz

a very clean, crisp and elegant fragrance, but with a very "generic" vibe.

on my skin it lasts a second, and has poor proyection.

i whas really excited about this one, but at the end i was a little disappointed.


it is a good smell, but it won't blow your mind!!

7.5/10

Jul
02
2015
Zazenh
Zazenh

Okay guys let me tell you....and I hate saying this, this is the one spring/summer fragrance YOU MUST HAVE IN YOUR COLLECTION.

The reasons are: It's a crowd pleaser, everyone will like it, women LOVE it (more than us), no one will hate it and it's actually a nice pleasing relaxing scent. I think it's the 1 fragrance that should be a STAPLE in everyman's collection. Sure it's doesn't have the "wow" factor for most of us men, BUT it's dependable. It does the job when you need it and simply put it's safe, but in a good way, not a boring way.

I would encourage all guys to buy this. It is already a modern classic and will become one of the all time greats in years to come.

Jul
02
2015
Chicago Tony T
Chicago Tony T

It's kinda hard to dislike this. This is about as pleasant and versatile as it gets. A true 4 season fragrance. The grapefruit note lasts the duration of the scent and never turns sour. The vetiver,incense and spices are blended masterfully and just about every note is detectable. Don't buy it on Ebay as Chanel is faked very frequently. Shove out those 87 bucks and buy directly from Chanel. Performance is above average on my skin, 6-9 hours.

Jun
21
2015
kuba
kuba

I don't have a problem wearing it coz I ma a fond of spicy aromatic, thus whichever of that genre is an heaven to me. This fragrance, though not unique, is very distinguishable in terms of quality, scent and projection. if you are of spicy aromatic or woods aromatic go for it, you wont be disappointed

Jun
20
2015
Kai1977
Kai1977

What can I say...Bleu de Chanel...
You have to own it. There is not an excuse unless you can't afford to have it.

2-3 sprays is enough for this fragrance. If you're in an air-conditioned office, spraying it, the whole office will smell it. The scent bubble is greater than you assume. So be careful.

Many men wants to be more "creative". I've asked guys at work what he thinks of it. Most would say, "I like it, it's alright but it doesn't suit me."
Girls also in the conversation will smell it and argue with those guys and say,"No...it actually...smells quite nice."

They would tell me in private most men are smartasses. They think they know better than women. C'mon guys. Listen to the ladies.

Jun
18
2015
kittensalsa
kittensalsa

I love this one on my husband!

Jun
18
2015
Ioub
Ioub

This is a famous classe Scent!
This should be called Classe De Chanel, by the way this is my the only & favorite fragrance from the house
8/10

Jun
16
2015
RMB18
RMB18

My best compliment:

i wore this into one of my math teacher's other classes to turn in my book at the end of the year and as soon as I walked in I noticed two girls standing 10 feet away from his desk. Keep in mind I don't know anyone in this class. So I walked in and started talking to my teacher and the girls kept moving closer and closer. My teacher is instructing me on who I need to talk to in order to drop the charges I owed on my book, and one of the girls inturrupted him and said "you smell really good" and the teacher just stopped and looked at her like "I was talking..." And I laughed and smiled at her. At this point the class was dead silent and everyone was staring at me. So the teacher finished talking to me, I turned around to leave the room and there was a girl behind me sitting in her desk leaning over secretly trying to smell me. I turned around and she tried to pull away before I could see her and fell out of her desk. It was embarrassing at the time but looking back at it, it was pretty funny.


I don't think I've ever worn this and didn't get a compliment. Great for a blind buy or someone who is looking for one bottle. If I could only have one bottle in my collection, it would be this

Jun
14
2015
smellavision
smellavision

Tested this on a paper strip some years ago and remember loving it. So having had the 2010 batch with great sillage and longevity should make me extremely pleased.
It may be slightly generic, but at the same time it's fresh, clean and versatile indeed.

Thing is, I love the grape lemon ginger vetiver pacthouli mix this classy scent radiates - but at the same time SOMETHING is making this EdT cloying for me - and I can't tell what it is. My best guess would be the incense or the pink pepper, but it's hard to tell, could be the sum of all the mixed elements.
To be quite honest (and I know I may be bashed for this), I actually prefer Kenneth Coles Black to this, as I get a very similar vibe but without that cloying something - and at a fraction of the price.

By the way, having worn this for more than a year I've never had a single compliment on this - so much for a compliment grabber ;-)

Jun
12
2015
malibulife
malibulife

nice aquatic fresh and sexy scent, its smells good 2 hours later after the first spray.

Jun
10
2015
fragcentral
fragcentral

Thank you Jacques Polge for another masterpiece. It definitely exudes the grapefruit vibe with lots of sophistication. On me, it doesn't smell like many other scents. It's a very safe scent and has decent projection and staying power on the skin. It's also a compliment getter if you care about that.

9 of 10.

Jun
09
2015
Juliana6
Juliana6

I'm a 29 years old lady, and I wear this perfume whenever I want. I call this perfume my bodyguard (and soulguard), for I wear it when I need to be strong and keep "the show going on". Makes me think about somebody I can rely on, somebody wise and calm in every situation. It's a truly masculine (I wish my man smelled like this) fragrance, but that doesn't bother me.
The opening is fresh, energising, I smell the citrus notes in a big bunch and some mint. Then it calms down, and I get some wood and a beautiful blend of the patchouli and the spices. And a hint of an expensive leather. The drydown is comforting, masculine, deep with some adorable warmth like a protecting jacket on my shoulders in a cold autumn evening.

Jun
08
2015
Maxvonembs
Maxvonembs

I easily become ANOSMIC to both the EDT and EDP versions. While others around me sneeze and point me to the wash room for decontamination, I walk around wondering what the problem is sniffing my wrists for a hint of scent that is gagging everyone else. This fragrance is tricky like this more than any others I own.

The parfum version of this fragrance is exquisite and the magic is in the middle and drydown. I have the EDT batch# 8516 and the EDP batch# 8703. While I like both of them, and they share similarities, they are totally different scents IMO. The edt finishes with most of the same notes intact that it started with, which will stay locked into fabric very well. The edp evolves into a sensual and unisex lust bomb, in fact I LOVE it! In the middle and drydown, I get little hints of many fragrances past all rolled into one, it's like a little olfactory mind trip and it is addictive. Panty dropper(what a tacky statement), No they just show up with their panties in their hand, fully nude under a vintage Burberry trench at your back door! LOL.

Jun
07
2015
deepakdubai1
deepakdubai1

classy, refined, unoffensive, suitable for every occassion, but you will be smelling like everyone else

Jun
03
2015
LuCkySerG
LuCkySerG

OMG! I don't have this gorgeous & highly sexy scented cologne yet, but soon enough I most definitely will!

Damn, the time I tried and sprayed the tester on myself at the MACY'S counter, & it was a definite WOW!! This scent to me seems subtle at first, but then as it wore throughout the day, it was intriguing and oh so very sexy!

This scent can take me away, and I can imagine the sexy handsome model on the magazine cover who is wearing it, and he & I are going at it! That's what this sexy scent reminds me of! Hahaha, what a fantasy! SICK!

It truly takes my mind away as I smell the scent which is one of the best I've smelled in a long time! I just love this, and I must get myself a HUGE BIG bottle of BLEU by CHANEL. I don't work and I can't afford to buy some right now, but in the near future hopefully I will be able to get myself a large bottle of this super sexy yummy scent!

Anyone feeling generous out who is willing to send me a BIG bottle of Chanel BLEU for men?? Hit me at [email protected]

Jun
02
2015
matthewapotter
matthewapotter

One of my reliable favorites that is suitable for just about any situation, formal or casual. I do find the incense in the dry down to be pretty intense in the summer heat so I usually reserve it for evening wear in the hottest months. To my nose it's a different take on the "blue" fragrance...and by far my favorite of the genre. Lemon with a strong incense base. Yes please.

Jun
02
2015
bentos7
bentos7

Perfect for all occasions. Smells fresh, clean and elegant. One of my fave.

May
31
2015
Rio Cappuccino
Rio Cappuccino

This is amazing..setting up a review on this one on my channel not to mention it's been talked about 1000 times by others

May
28
2015
Landonbeckham
Landonbeckham

The KING of ALL MENS FRAGRANCE........

End of story

May
26
2015
vaidas.mince
vaidas.mince

Smell is great.Everybody around you will love it. This is one of these colognes that you can wear it to work club date dinner etc.. Very versatile well made as all chanel frags. Blind buy it with no worries- not a single person said they dont like Bleu de Chanel. Ok its not too complex or misterious but its just a good high quality all year round cologne. Enjoy wearing it

May
24
2015
o1love
o1love

*Disclaimer: I'm a girl; I don't actually wear it*

With that said, I LOVE this perfume! My boyfriend wears this as his daily scent and it makes me want to hug him over and over and over again. I enjoy it so much that I stole his bottle to keep in my room. This scent is also very long lasting. He would spray it at 8AM & I would still smell it on him at 5-6PM. That is pretty impressive.

If I had to describe the scent in 3 words, I'd say classy, fresh, and sexy.

May
19
2015
tdwctdwc
tdwctdwc

Blow some cigarette smoke on a juicy open grapefruit, watch as the smoke slowly fades away and enjoy. That's how i would describe Bleu De Chanel from top to base.

Linear yes but beautiful.

I'm on my third bottle and counting. My most worn scent for almost any occasion when i don't know what to wear and want to feel comfortable wearing something enjoyable enough for my spoiled nose(which has become extremely cocky and hard to please with time and is always looking for a challenge). But somehow, with Bleu, all bets are off.

I could have chosen Aqua Di Gio or Orange Sanguine or my most precious expensive ALL NATURAL niche fresh/citrus scent (sarcasm intended), but Bleu seems to always win my nose on those certain days.

The best and longest lasting grapefruit delight you will ever have the pleasure to wear.

And NO, it doesn't smell cheap or synthetic. Trust me, my headaches know "cheap" and "synthetic" when they encounter one and Bleu is definitely not one of those.

A victim of nonsense egoistic snobbery. Don't be a sheep. Wear and enjoy.

May
19
2015
jashank_p
jashank_p

This is a very safe and SIMPLE fragrance, agreed. Coco Chanel once said "Simplicity is the keynote of true elegance". Jacques Polge has hit the bullseye with Bleu de Chanel; the scent completely lives up to what Coco Chanel said!

Talking about the longevity, you can smell traces of this even after you've washed your clothes once.

This one is a must-have!

May
19
2015
Lorne_Malvo
Lorne_Malvo

I got a sample of Bleu de Chanel a while ago and I really liked it so bought a 100ml bottle. I loved the woody note in the sample bottle but I just used some from the large bottle today and I didn't detect the wood anywhere (and no I didn't get a fake bottle) The opening note is all I can smell even after 12 hours, honestly makes me feel sick, have to wash it off.

Only used a 2-3 sprays, selling my 100ml if anyone's interested, please PM me.

May
18
2015
rc9097
rc9097

I have always been a fan of Chanel fragrances but I didn't like this at all. It felt very synthetic and overpowering. Headache in a bottle.

May
12
2015
Little Prince
Little Prince

A sympathetic aromatic fougere in the Cool Water general axis. All the masculine safe cards are played here from the sweet citrus opening, the ozonic-aquatic-deodorant vibe and the generic sandalwood-amber dry down. If it wasn't so harmoniously balanced and utilized top quality materials it wouldn't be as good as it is. Also its classical woods-fougere drydown, more of a smoky vetiver-aftershave accord, is interestingly, naturally inviting. However the fact that I was expecting from chanel a re-introduction of the "flashy" fresh green fougere didn't make Bleu a fully satisfactory release. As with Cool Water in its time everyone seems to wear it nowadays and many if not most "cultured" perfumistas try to ridicule it. Very decent although not great.

May
10
2015
Dcarlo
Dcarlo

Chanel Bleu does not smell cheap or ordinary to me.
First notes are like a garden full of lime, lemon and grapefruit trees full of flowers while drinking a lemonade.
All those primary scents change to vetyver and a very subtle patchouli with an incense background that makes it a very intriguing and misterious perfume.
I find it perfectly wearable for daytime and evenings.
If you want to be more dramatic and sexy please go for the EdP, it has practically the same notes but more potent and...dark.
The first time I tried it I didn't find it intresting as it was a hot humid day of tropical summer. But it is perfect with cool weather.
Bleu is so...Chanel!

May
09
2015
seachase
seachase

Some people think Bleu de Chanel is "ordinary, generic and too safe."
Oh well, they just may be correct.
But, this is absolutely the sexiest, classiest and most pleasing "ordinary, generic and safe" fragrance you'll ever come across.
I do think it's very peculiar when every time I wear this "ordinary, generic and safe" cologne the amount of praise and compliments I receive....and that's each and every time I wear it. Every. Single. Time.
But the important thing is that I love it, and I find it to be a very comforting and relaxing scent.
So, to all you men out there, please stop wearing this horribly ordinary fragrance, and let me be the only one foolish enough to suffer those dreadful, positive reactions :)

Scent - 10
Longevity - 9
Sillage - 8

May
07
2015
CravisX
CravisX

First of all I don't get it why there is so many dislike. You can't dislike this.
Bleu de chanel is one of the most safe eau de toilete on the market, I mean this in the positive way. At the beggining I felt that it is a little generic, but it is not generic, it is just very well made and it does have uniqueness. Very manly, a little bit dark. Fresh, nice, salty, a gourmand touch.
Not cheap at all, but it does the job.

Smell: 10 out of 10
Sillage: 8 out of 10
Longevity:9 out of 10

In my opinion Bleu de chanel EDT deserve a 9 out of 10.
You will not regret purchasing.

May
06
2015
alshujairy86
alshujairy86

I can say that this is one of the best colognes I ever smelled. However, it does not last long on my skin. It is that kind of ephemeral scent. There is also an oriental cologne called "Garam Al-Layel" that smells exactly that this one and that you can get it for 1/15 of the price of this one.

Good job Jacques Polge!

May
05
2015
iwhiffwaft
iwhiffwaft

This is the like the best pound for pound fighter that ever lived. Pound for Pound, you just can't beat this fragrance. It is great in every category, but not at the top of any, if that makes any sense. It isn't cheap, but not too expensive. It's high quality, but not Creed quality. It's wearable under any circumstance. It's never offensive and everyone finds it pleasant. The only fragrance that is even with this one pound for pound is Aventus, but the big AV loses when it comes to the price point. If Aventus were being sold for this price it would be the only scent that would top this one across all categories. The best overall fragrance, right here.

May
05
2015
koreandemocracy
koreandemocracy

Theres nothing special about this cologne. You immediately know it's Chanel, you immediately know 10% of every man in the room is wearing it. I just cannot get myself to like this one no matter how many drinks I have. This scent has taught me that I should wear what I like to please myself not others.

May
03
2015
guest_
guest_

I really wanted to like this cologne because it should be great right? It has everything going for it? From time to time I even spray myself with it because it smells like success. Unfortunately that smell is extremely generic. It's as if Chanel decided to create a cologne made up of all the popular trends in fragrances. Unfortunately this one doesn't tickle my fancy. It actually leaves me quite limp.

May
03
2015
lexoon10
lexoon10

It smells good
Sillage:4.5/5
Longevity: 3.5/5

May
02
2015
landshark321
landshark321

I've had Bleu de Chanel for a few years now and it's stood up to the test of being provocative and modern while still smelling classic-enough to belong in the Chanel family with the likes of Antaeus and Pour Monsieur. The notes that stand out for me most in BDC are lemon and pink pepper at the top, with vetiver and incense more toward the base. I find it somewhat difficult to describe in that it works well both as a summer night and a winter day/night fragrance, as sometimes woody fragrances do. This strikes me as more of a formal / dressed-up selection than something I would wear casually. The pepper is pungent and is deliberately a spicy element. The dry down does involve something slightly sweeter, though there is not a particular note (like vanilla or tonka) that comes to mind, so it could just be the dulling of the some of the more acerbic notes.

Projection and longevity (8-12 hours, at least) are both strong. This is a recommended try for all age groups. Its popularity is wholly warranted, as it's an agreeable woody scent, but it's strong and directed enough that it shouldn't be a blind buy like a safer EDC or something to that effect.

8 out of 10

May
01
2015
XLsizeNoodle
XLsizeNoodle

It is pretty much like all Chanel fragrances (male mainstream line), it's "generic" at first and very inoffensive to the risk of being boring to those who won't look deeper into it but it is a very pleasant smell

It does not smell cheap, anyone with a half decent nose will notice the very fresh citruses, it's almost like smelling an actual lemon which puts it in another league compared to other citrus fragrances which are bland. The incense is there, without being too much, it's most likely due to the blend of ginger and citruses which to me is a great combination.

Don't be fooled by the people putting it down, it is a good fragrance to wear, there is no real reason why you would call this bad other than being a "niche" snob who only likes stuff that can't be worn every day because they consider themselves as experts.

It's good for all occasions without being boring, I find new depths to it each time I smell it.

Apr
26
2015
Dark-X
Dark-X

This is definitely not a bad smell.

It's a very good, citrus-dominated smell.

I can't put my finger on "why", but there's a beautiful, elegant depth to this citrusy perfume.

Now, like a big chunk of of perfumes, this one is carried by the name of it's designer (Chanel) more than the smell itself.

I like this fragrance a lot. I'm not a hater. But seeing how hyped it is, I got very disappointed when I first smelled it.

Anyway, if you really like it & you could get a 100ml bottle for less than 80$, then go for it. Otherwise, I think the cheap knock-offs would do.

Apr
26
2015
Street_Chemist
Street_Chemist

Edt version of this is perfect for suit & tie. strictly business scent, but on another note its daring and alluring all at the same time. Perfect addition to any collector. Blind buy maybe, loud not really but it presence is known, scale from 1 to 10 solid 8 :)

Apr
25
2015
ZELJO
ZELJO

generic, very generic, smells to...nothing, by far worst Chanels male parfum, got it for my birthday and currently using for gym purposes.its so vulgar than suits Hugo Boss rather than divine Chanel.

Apr
22
2015
bondianflavor
bondianflavor

A borderline lady's perfume with a gentlemanly subtlety to it. Smells like a very pure and fresh sweet breeze that just opens up your sinuses. Reminiscent of baby powder, but far more aquatic. Very elegant. Please, if you are going to wear this, at least try to dress nicely. This stuff is very classy.

Apr
21
2015
EidUmar
EidUmar

Another popular scent that risks becoming too generic especially when the fragrance is not so phenomenal. But it positions itself in comfortable zone where you can hardly go wrong with citrusy aromas. It's no Antaeus for sure which requires testicular courage and some charm, but if you are young and out to impress the ladies with your 'snazzy' scent, Bleu de Chanel works.

Apr
21
2015
koskhandeh
koskhandeh

Dunno why but this doesn't last longer than 1 hr on me, with a sillage of about 1 cm :D, yup... Checked it again and again... And it's authentic... So try on your skin before buying it coz' it's not cheap either. Didn't get 1 compliment so far, guess people don't even notice any smell. Currently using it as my car freshener.

Apr
20
2015
Tarquinius
Tarquinius

"Sensual beast"

I absolutely love the scent and it's garnered me compliments every time I've worn it. Sexy, but sophisticated and professional at the same time. Projection and longevity on my skin is excellent. Definitely full bottle worthy and worth keeping around. It was my all-season work signature for about 2 years, but then everyone started wearing it again. So I don't reach for this as often due to that, but also because the collection is steadily growing.

Apr
16
2015
Pares
Pares

3 words

1.st of all.. WEARABLE

2. Masculine

3.Inoffensive

Kinda expensive tho..But,isn't bad for NO reason!!

Apr
16
2015
Nbond007
Nbond007

good fragrance......very tart....thumbs up ...fresh tangy ....not bad at all!!!!!

Apr
14
2015
spoombung
spoombung

This smells like the aisle of a supermarket stacked with shower gels, deodorants and air fresheners - in other words it's a conflation of cheap commercial smells packed into one bottle... making it the ultimate generic scent.

Don't kid yourself this is something special just because it's from Chanel.

Apr
08
2015
alxkwst1996
alxkwst1996

An elegant, fresh, and classy scent. This is one of the best office scents because it is so non-offensive. I do detect some DNA of Chanel Allure Homme in this fragrance. One of the best from the Chanel house. It can be worn all year round in my opinion. A recommended buy.

My Rating: 8.5 out of 10

Apr
06
2015
Heyitsalex_14
Heyitsalex_14

In all honesty, the reason tested this cologne was because one of my favorite male celebrities wears it and people who meet him often say how he smells 'really good'. So when I was in either Macy's or lord and taylor, I can't remember which, I decided to give it a sniff. I was blown away. In fact, embarrassingly enough, I sprayed it on nearly 10 tester cards and took them home with me, which I still have to this day. They are still going strong, after MONTHS. Now every time I go to the mall I find myself visiting the cologne section and smelling it. I'm no sure what it is, but something in it really catches your eye. It's alluring and woody, a bit spicy, and very masculine. Because I'm a girl, I wouldn't buy it for myself but maybe gift it to a loved one (male) at one point. It's the kind of smell you want to fall asleep to but at the same time the fragrance you'd wear on a night out on the town. For the cost of it, I'd say it's completely worth it, but be warned: it is very strong and lasts a good while so be mindful when you spray it.

Apr
05
2015
BeeZo875
BeeZo875

I had a good short run with this awesome juice. Can't really lose with Bleu de Chanel. Great all around scent. Definite panty dropper without a doubt...BUT! Everybody wears it. Seems like whole damn city of NY wears this shit.. INCLUDING women! If you ride the train be prepared to smell at least 6 to 10 dudes that smell exactly like you. Too damn popular for my taste. If you just wanna smell good and garner compliments from the ladies then Bleu de Chanel is for you.. But be prepared to hear "OMG my ex used to wear that scent all the time" or (my favorite) "This asshole I used to date drowned himself in that shit all the time" Smh.. That's why for me this juice gets passed down to my 12 year old son.. Who loves it!

Apr
05
2015
bebop
bebop

Yep others have said it and it's true: this is a panty dropper.

Apr
04
2015
ellina1984
ellina1984

I didn't try to detect notes with this one - I just smelt it (like I used to do before fragrantica - :) ).

I think it's immensely enjoyable and easy-going, appropriate for any occasion. it's not ground-breaking, but it smells woody and relatively dry, and gorgeous, and it does carry an after-shavey vibe, but it's not sharp or astringent. I would love it if my husband or a friend wore this.

Apr
04
2015
fraggy_man
fraggy_man

One of the top notch perfumes that i have ever used.
when you wear it, for the first 30 min its grapefruit with some incensish scent then it slowly transforms to incensish wood and after which its woods(vetiver i believe)
scent 10/10
projection 8/10
longivity 8/10 (approximately 10+ hours)
Compliment factor: always yes(ladies love the smell)
price:quality comes with a price!

verdict: One of the best manly scents out there in the market(The scent dominates the scene)

Apr
04
2015
iman_hamishe_payiz
iman_hamishe_payiz

Mutatis Mutandis

Whenever I wear a great (assertive of its own character) perfume, it paints a particular picture in my mind, this one is no painter. it doesn't verge on hate/love territory either. it's a LIKE all the way through. Many semi-citric perfumes pop up in your mind as its probable father figures ( for me it's a shampooish version of the crispy Guerlain homme Intense) , But I think very few of them is this much well blended and pleasant with decent sillage and very good longevity. This is no art in the sense of being innovative, it's an art in the sense of being a perfect incarnation in the rhizomatic realm of semi-citric scents.

Apr
04
2015
x-x-x-ANGEL-x-x-x
x-x-x-ANGEL-x-x-x

I want to really really fall madly in love with this fragrance, but as much as I enjoy wearing it. I can't wear it for a long duration of time as it is migraine inducing. It's strong, which is a good thing for many, but for me not so good.

Apr
02
2015
briannyc94
briannyc94

This is one of those colognes that might smell average to a fragrancehead but to anyone else this would be the best thing they've ever smelled. Even if you dont care for this cologne, it is still worth having because of the reaction you get from women and the general public. Performance on this is actually outstanding. The only con is that you will have to spend some money as its only available at around $70 and up. I actually got my 3.4 oz for $75 at a duty free store in Cozumel Mexico while I was on vacation.

Apr
01
2015
zorkov
zorkov

nothing special, just generic scent, just get perry ellis men if u want smell like this

Mar
29
2015
lou6
lou6

WOW, this fragrances is a home-run! I don't know this fragrance but it last a long time (more than 10hours and this stuff stays on clothes for weeks!) without being a projection bomb (an arm length is plenty enough). Not offensive at all, this is clearly a crowd pleaser in every situation.
In my opinion, the perfect use is 2 sprays on the neck is enough.
All-season (fit most in fall, spring and cold summer night)
I'm my opinion it lost his magic on hot days.

I finally found my signature fragrance on a night out!

Mar
29
2015
LerouxC
LerouxC

The house of Chanel once again you've outdone yourself. This is definitely a signature scent for the summer irrespective of day or night.

This says sophisticated guy that works hard and plays even harder. An absolute compliment getter, when women smell this on you they'll know you are a man of class because even if you're dressing down with this scent on you it still projects class to ones character.


Stock up on this one gents. The girls panties was dropping at Tomorrowland 2014 when I was up close and grinding with them. I could even hear from a far when I was at the bar girls telling there friends "someone smells so sexy".

So if this can project so well at a hot, jam packed music festival just imagine what it can do for you during your day to day life.

Mar
28
2015
greggb
greggb

So here's a more informed review than my last one. The additional information coming from my having worn it exclusively for the last 3 days...

I think it's possible to develop an olfactory fatigue to main notes in a cologne, meaning you might hypothetically apply a brand-new cologne and not really smell it for what it's worth due to prior experience with similar colognes. And I think I have an olfactory fatigue to citrus, which is a real bummer, because it's my favorite note.

You end up like a cocaine addict, always trying to achieve that first-time high, and always falling short.

I remember the first time I sprayed on some Perry Ellis Red 360. Man did my nose party like a rock star! But I've never known such elation from a citrus-based cologne since.

I like Bleu De Chanel, but I think even taking into account my olfactory fatigue, the performance makes it fall short of its price tag. What I smell is a really great citrus-and-soap, not unlike Perry Ellis Red. Better, for sure, but lacking in longevity and sillage.

Now this is going to come across as really abstract, but for all you fragrance connoisseurs out there, here's a fun little experiment. Go into a tobacco shop and spend a couple bucks on a small can of "snuff". That's the kind of tobacco you put on your wrist and snort up your nose (or you can use 10 dollar bills if you want to feel high-class). It's 100% legal. In fact, George Washington was doing it back in the day!

Anyway, get yourself some raspberry or cherry tobacco snuff and take a little snort, and then see how your cologne smells. It totally throws your nose for a loop! It makes the entire world smell different, including your cologne. It's like pressing the reset button on your nose. It's like your nose has been reborn into a new world.

Try it before you knock it.

Happy sniffing!

Mar
27
2015
truongnhatminh273
truongnhatminh273

If you take a shower before use this fragrance. It could be sillage 6 hours and longervity 12 hours :0

Mar
26
2015
greggb
greggb

So according to Fragrantica this stuff will hit the shelves in 2010. Yet here I sit in the year 2015. It appears that in all my drunkenness I time-traveled and completely forgot about it. And that, my friends, is why you shouldn't drink and time-travel. Because you'll wind up in some future year with no recollection of where you left your time-machine.

And now on to the review...

Upon my first application of Bleu De Chanel I had a hard time smelling it. Though it would come up in wiffs here and there, and when it did, I liked it.

A few hours later it still comes in in wiffs, like a phantom. And I still like it. And it has changed.

Maybe 3 sprays just wasn't enough?

It's definitely the most introverted of all the colognes I've put on thus far. But when it decides to speak, I like what it has to say.

That leaves me to conclude that it's a great cologne for the strong-silent type. Definitely wear this if you're an international spy, or a janitor.

Or maybe I just got a bad bottle, but I really like the smell, but now it's gone. It's such a head game!

When I smell it, what I smell is fresh and masculine, with emphasis on the masculine, but not your grandpa's kind of masculine. More like, "hey, I'm a man, and I wanted to remind you, because in today's world, one just never knows."

And then it disappears.

Imagine that you're Luke Skywalker, and Obi-Wan Kenobi is appearing every so often in a hologram, and he's wearing cologne. And you're like, "What cologne are you wearing Obi?" and right as he's ready to tell you what he's wearing, he flickers out, leaving you wondering.

I'll tell you what. Later tonight I'll shower and apply 5 squirts and get back on and tell you what I think. So go ahead and grab some dinner, maybe tear off a little piece, and I'll be back here at about 8:00 pm Pacific time with an update on Bleu De Chanel.

Mar
25
2015
greatbitch
greatbitch

I can't forget a winter night in 2009.A man slept besides me saying "I like this smell".and now he was gone.I love him,very much,very much,much.

Mar
23
2015
That_John_Guy
That_John_Guy

Bleu de Chanel just has a lot of great versatility. Regular day at the office? Bleu works. Big meeting with the board of directors? Bleu works. Going on a date? Bleu works. Whether you're going to the movies, to the opera, or to a black tie ball, Bleu smells really good, it smells expensive, masculine, and classy. It smells how most guys think a classy guy should smell and how most women like a guy to smell. Guys in their 20s can wear it and guys in their 50s can wear it.

It is a frag that follows the standard male formula: citrus opening, spicy middle, woody base at the end. Yet Bleu does it extremely well with good performance. It definitely transforms over time, not linear, and does that better than a lot of colognes. I do wish it was more of a secret and not one of the most popular frags in the world. As a would-be connoisseur of scents, I don't necessarily want to smell like everyone else, wear the cologne in the tv commercial, that sort of thing. If a guy walks up to the perfume counter at Macy's and says, "I don't know anything about colognes, I just want something that smells really good," there's a good chance the girl is going to hand him a bottle of Bleu. That's the downside, but it happens because Bleu is really, really good.

I absolutely get Bleu's popularity. Other top 10 frags like The One, 1 Million, Acqua di Gio and so on are good, even really good in some cases. Yet, frankly, when I've smelled them and worn them I didn't necessarily think, "Oh, I know why this is one of the best-selling frags in the world. Yeah, this is so phenomenally great I see why this is one of the most popular frags without a doubt." With Bleu I see exactly why it is one of the most popular frags in the world. Since when is being a people pleaser a bad thing for a frag? Sometimes I do just want to reliably smell really good without being a unique snowflake.

Mar
22
2015
Marcos Oliveira
Marcos Oliveira

a cada dia que passa, a cada vez que aplico na pele, a cada sensação que Bleu me proporciona , mais amo essa fragância
The best of world !!!
Allure Homme e Allure Homme Sport também são obras primas ...

Mar
20
2015
Subzero0
Subzero0

This is a masterpiece from Chanel which you'll learn to appreciate the more and more you wear it. One of my best office scents ever. Projection and longevity is amazing, even on my dry skin it works excellent! Don't overspray it, 2-3 sprays is more than enough. I don't understand why some people think it smells just ordinary or generic, to me it smells very unique, can't compare it with other fragrances. The only disadvantage I can think of is that a lot of others will wear this as well, but don't let that stop you from trying out this beauty in a bottle. Females adore this scent on me :)

Mar
20
2015
Erikkkk
Erikkkk

This is a split launch of Chanel. I used to love chanel creations. Egoist Platinum is highly copied frag, a beautifull blend. Now Bleu Chanel copied other frags... Why? Where is the creativity and unique blends?

The top notes are a disaster to me, IMO, because I hate juniper - not rated, but i smell this - and remind more cheap frags, for me its a shame. In the middle getting better, but laubdanum, minty, incense and patchuli... we got the Roadster of Cartier blend. Not unique, its, good, great materials, but nothing new and too similar of thousand frags.

I don't enjoy the hype because I'm big fan of roadster, if you won't a masterpiece take the cartier road.

Mar
16
2015
kasper.larsen.13
kasper.larsen.13

Smells amazing. Scent: 9/10
longevity: terrible - maximum 3 hours. 2/10
Silage is very bad. 1/10

I really love and hate this cologne. The smell is amazing, the quality is simply too low. I read people in here calling it a beast and a silage monster - guys this stuff is so weak. I would expect more quality from a house like Chanel - frankly it's embarassing.

Anyway it's easy to see how blinded people are by this brand name, it's ridiculus.

I bought a big flask and I sprayed 1/3 in a weak - just because it's simply gone before you leave the house. Also the price is too high for this quality.

Mar
11
2015
kuba
kuba

Its a high quality Cologne with an exceptional scents.it is long lasting with a remarkable silage. it meant to please all those surround the wearer.

Feb
28
2015
deja vu-gr
deja vu-gr

Yes i agree,maybe it is not something unique or groundbreaking BUT for me it is the perfection of simplicity. And the beauty around us is hidden behind of simple things. The bottle is a piece of art also.
So thumbs up.

Feb
26
2015
zbrown987
zbrown987

I dont understand why so many people say that this fragrance is not unique or that its generic. I think they must be confusing uniqueness with plesent to the general public. Try to think of a fragrance that smells like citrus and incense. Its a somewhat safe fragrance for the most part but its far from generic.

Feb
23
2015
techno1980
techno1980

got a 100ml bottle few days ago. it smells good, but it lasts 3 hours on me, and thats after about 4-5 sprays. must say im very disappointed. i have a feeling that edp lasts much longer than this one.

my perticular bottle is purchased in chanel in germany, and it has batch code 8104, which means that its produced in september 2014. is there anyone of you that knows if there was some reformulations of it?

Feb
23
2015
Marcos Oliveira
Marcos Oliveira

vc veste isso fica cheiroso, bonito , atraente , poderoso , parece que fica rico, rsrsrss
Azulado em seu aroma , porém com incenso que dá um toque de masculinidade e faz dele escuro em alguns momentos, projeta na medida e tira elogios das meninas...fixa bem como Allure Homme Sport, 100% bom !!!

Feb
20
2015
Andre_Rankine
Andre_Rankine

Really nice. I love it. It gets better when you get used to it.

Feb
19
2015
leschoux
leschoux

I'm a female but I have to say, I love Bleu de Chanel a lot that I once consider getting one for myself (not for wearing--just for smelling) because I love it that much.

Initial blast is citrusy and soapy, but it's not the top notes that are alluring and very Chanel. In fact, had I been given the chance to judge this based on the top notes alone, I'd have written it off as too generic. It does smell like 'any other modern male perfumes out there' at first but the drydown is the one that makes Bleu stand apart. Soft, a little sweet, rather spicy, a little ozonic and very Chanel. You know how all Chanel perfumes seem to have the same 'core'? That very same core blends beautifully with Bleu's base notes and I love it so much.

Sillage is good--rather soft after it dries down but nothing too worrying. Longevity, as expected, is great. Almost all Chanel perfumes I know have insane longevity and whilst Bleu isn't the most long lasting one out there, it'll still last you one entire day (12 hours). There's no need to be liberal or generous with this; just apply sufficiently and you'll be more than good.

Overall, I could see how people would call this generic and too modern but this being Chanel, it still has the oomph that makes it stand apart. I personally love this. Any gentleman wearing Bleu definitely gets the points from me. The only downside is that it's so popular that you may risk smelling like many other people. That makes it a safe choice, though, and a good one for both casual and formal uses.

Rating: 9/10

Feb
18
2015
pdschrader
pdschrader

I once sniffed a bottle of this in a store and walked away with no interest in trying it on my hand, let alone buying it. It struck me as "not bad, but not special." Months later I received a bottle as a Christmas gift, and thus felt I had to occasionally wear it. It has since become one of my favorites. The dry down is gorgeous. I get more compliments on this one than most of my favorites. It just goes to show that one cannot judge a cologne by sniffing the top notes from a department store tester bottle.

Feb
18
2015
swoon
swoon

I used to hate Bleu de Chanel because it smelled synthetic and ordinarily sporty.
But every time I ask my friends "what are you wearing? you smell good!" they always answer "It's Bleu de Chanel." So I decided to give it another try. Now I finally realize that I love the dry down of it.

the opening is still ordinary and surprisingly similar to Allure homme sport line. But the dry down is hypnotic! Last weekend I went to a bar with a friend. I didn't notice he was wearing Bleu, and when we left, I was walking behind him, and I smelled this soft, dry, powdery scent that drove me crazy. It reminded me of he dry down of Dior Pure Poison which I wear to bed. So I bought a cute travel spray set the next day ( because the glass bottle is too heavy to carry around lol).

To be honest, Bleu is a good casual scent. I do still enjoy oud and leather and all the niche and exclusive stuff, sometimes I wanna smell like a slap in the face, but sometimes I just wanna be casual and pleasing. That's why I like Chanel, it provides a lot of options. Wanna smell fancy? go with the Exclusifs. Bold and manly? Antaeus. Polite and clean? Pour Monsieur or Platinum Egoiste. Young and modern? Allure line or Bleu.

Feb
16
2015
Lesser
Lesser

I have quite a few samples of this fragrance, and decided that I wanted to try it out. Being fond of designer scents I was hoping for the best since I've heard so much about this one. I tried it on my skin and was ready to be amazed...

So what do I get out of this fragrance?

I find this fragrance to be kind of sweet aromatic, like resins and sweet amber - probably from the incense. The lemon grapefruit combo is soft and do their job quite well without the feeling that this is a citrusy scent. The jasmin and labdanum are also having their share on the melange. It tones down more green and citrussy and sweetnes is ever present, maybe even from an unexpected side - vetiver! I really do think that this one is blended very well and no notes stand out from the others which I personally like in this one.

I have a feeling that I must keep telling myself this scentence: "like dew in the morning in the woods... like dew in the morning in the woods... like dew in the morning in the woods..."

It is not a destinctly masculine fragrance, but women tend to like this. It really is a spring/summer fragrance that can be worn both at night as well as during the day and with pretty much any attire.

I don't think that one will be sad when purchasing this one exept when informed about the price - But hey it's Chanel.

Overall Rating: 7/10

Feb
15
2015
SeasonedVet
SeasonedVet

Decent scent but not worth the price. This scent is just blah, imo. Purchase it if you want a decent scent that is not offensive.

Feb
14
2015
GRAF
GRAF

Bleu de Chanel is a very fresh and sharp summer-spring fragrance with main dominant notes grapefruit and lemon. A few seconds after applying it, I get fresh lemon with little mint and a discrete powdery note something like floor cleaner. In a minute it becomes a super-nice grapefruit-lemon scent.
This is what I get from the beginning to the end. Strong grapefruit, lemon, medium ginger, vetiver, mint, patchouli and weak sandalwood incense.
I can't smell any nutmeg, labdanum, pink pepper, cedar, jasmine.
The sillage is really heavy, a nice characteristic, and the longevity is OK which makes it likable and desirable. I like it. If I buy it again? I don't know, I feel confused. I was expecting more from Chanel but in every skin reacts different.
It reminds me Moschino Forever without its sweetness.

Feb
13
2015
Jaradona
Jaradona

Bought it last summer..
nice citrus-incense perfume, Well done Chanel using grapefruit instead of other citruses.. that REALLY gave it uniqueness. I personally think it deserves it's good reputation.

Scent 9/10
Longevity 5/10
Projection 6/10
Uniqueness 9/10

Definitely a summer fragrance.

Feb
13
2015
takeitupthenose
takeitupthenose

Had this sold it trying to be a fragrance snob and finally reacquire it. I can say behind Aventus this is my second favorite "versatile" fragrance. I have others that I enjoy more than this from a smell perspective. But from a versatility perspective this one is high on the list.

Not to mention this simply smells amazing. I feel confident wearing it and I think others find it appealing. I don't think this is generic it is just that a lot of other fragrances have followed its recipe making it more common than when first released.

Finally I will say regardless of its popularity it is worth every dime. Chanel is actually a fragrance house that I don't need to leave to be fully satisfied in a collection (though I need me some gourmands LOL).

Overall this is an easy 5 out of 5 and maybe the best designer you can possibly own. Now Chanel Sport is pretty amazing but sometimes the citrus could get a bit much. This one works well in all 4 seasons and just about any situation you would find yourself in. Much like the marketing and the guy in the perfect suit and shirt combo this is equally perfect.

Feb
12
2015
Kittycat63
Kittycat63

I had a similar experience with this fragrance as Edge 42 - I smelled it on someone at work (a law firm) but didn't know who it was from initially as I could just smell it in the corridors when I was walking along them. I LOVED the scent ... so clean, fresh and citrusy. VERY nice! So, I did a bit of sleuthing, with my nose and verbally, and discovered who was wearing such a lovely fragrance and what it was. Bleu by Chanel!

I'm single at the moment but if I had a partner who wore this I would be ALL over them in a heartbeat and would find it hard to keep my hands off them! I find it very sexy! It's classy, fresh and clean, has VERY good sillage without being chokingly overpowering and well, it's just really, really likeable. I also think this could definitely easily be worn by a woman as well as a man as it happily straddles the line between sexy manliness and 'I Don't Give a F*** If This Is A Man's Cologne - I'm Wearing It!" womanliness! I would happily wear this myself and I AM a woman!

Definitely a winner in my books ! !

Feb
10
2015
kasper.larsen.13
kasper.larsen.13

Wauw... I just tried both versions on each hand today to compare. Guys - this is so WEAK, i cant believe that people are praising it for projection and sillage. Longevity seem Like Four hours on me... The edp is not ANY stronger whatsoever... (but it's more feminine)...

This is is undoubtly bad quality or watered down c*ap. Got ASH and that performs better by miles. Im so surprised people are letting themselves get cheated on like this, that they go and buy second bottle.

I rate it worse than the scandalous Yves Saint Laurent L'Homme and Clinique Clinique Happy that both suck in performance.
Such a disappointment...

Great scent, shame on Chanel for making a let-down like this...
Don't wanna bother on giving it an actual score....

Feb
08
2015
Marcos Oliveira
Marcos Oliveira

The best !!

Feb
08
2015
the_badger
the_badger

I LOVE Bleu de Chanel! I just can't get enough of it. Here where I live I don't see many people using it and that works for me, maybe they are put off by the price but I tell you it's really worth those extra $30 bucks. When you think of it, $30 might be what you spend on some shirt you don't really use and its sitting in the closet but this, is money well spent.

When it comes to sillage, I notice it smells best at arm's length. Not so good up close, it is very sharp if you get too close on the first hour and I would not recommend this as a cuddle frag. But at some distance it is mind boggling good, you will leave people wondering who and what is smelling so good. It lasts about 6 hours on my skin but if you apply some to your shirt, it can last the entire day. I don't usually spray on my shirt for the simple reason that I tend to switch frags every day and I don't want my shirt to be stuck with one particular smell. Chanel is class. Among designer frags, this is really at the top of the line.

Feb
08
2015
ShiveringTimber
ShiveringTimber

Chanel is my personal favorite house. I finally bought a bottle of the Bleu after hearing so many talk about how it's trendy, formulaic and boring. I mostly disagree with those people now. It might be trendy, but I don't know anyone who wears it. Formulaic? Not really. This perfume shifts gears and scents 2-4 times on me. It's really complex, but that's the part I don't like about it. It smells different on me from day to day. I like a little more consistency, think Allure Homme, which never lets me down. Having said that, I will say this perfume lasts 7-8 hours on me and can be smelled on my skin 12-14 hours after applying it. I'll keep giving it a chance. I only buy the 5 ounce bottles from Chanel so I have plenty of it to experiment with. If I were to explain what it reminds me most of it would be Chanel's Egoiste Platinum. Definitely not exact, but it has the same features, strengths and weaknesses.

Feb
05
2015
kitti90
kitti90

(i have no idea whats happening with all these fake reviews, as i log in by facebook, i cant see how or why its been hacked:/ )

ill just add a real review to them all.

Bleu de chanel:

This is perhaps the best signature fragrance out there.

if you like fresh scents, but want something more than aquatics, then this is for you.

Feb
01
2015
kitti90
kitti90

my new signature scent.
i love how versatile it is. it doesnt really smell very good, but it doesnt smell bad either. ive done alot of tests on people and this fragrance gave me the same results as when i tested axe.
its manly, pleasant, and thats it.
you should try using axe and compare it yourself. dont spray much, and see how people get the generally same vibe, even tho they smell nothing the same.

it starts out smelling alot like freshly washed clothes dipped in come fresh lemons. then dried with the bedsheets.
fresh, but not aquatic.

dont hate on chanel because its known to be cheap, and tacky, but give it a chance.

in the drydown, everything gets toned down. and it smells like freshly washed clothes. and this really sticks to your clothes, so its a great thing.

Feb
01
2015
APULIAN
APULIAN

i think this fragrance is good but overrated and overpriced in my opinion. the scent is good, but nothing unique or different from others. better the longevity than the sillage. bleu de chanel is very versatile, good for spring and fall and for day and night. the parfum version is better, more deeper and stronger.

vote: 7/10

Feb
01
2015
RMB18
RMB18

Absolutely love this fragrance. It projects very well and lasts for absolute ever on my skin as well as my clothes. Perfect for high school and up. It isn't a scent that fills a room but it is strong and deep. What I mean by that is when you first smell it you think it smells nice but then when the smell goes away, you instantly want to smell it again. For example I was walking to class and a girl was in front of me and she actually stopped and turned around to smell me. It seems to do well with high school girls. I haven't gotten any direct compliments but I did notice when I wear this stuff they tend to move a lot closer when talking to me. I will be talking to a girl and as they're talking they will move closer and closer to smell it without making it seem obvious. It is a very seductive scent in my opinion. Girls will give you a certain mesmerized look when they smell this on you guaranteed. If you're worried about it not being worth the price, buy it. I bought the 5oz for $120 and do not regret it at all.

Scent: 10/10
Projection: 10/10 (perfect in my opinion; doesn't fill a room but you will definitely get noticed)
Longevity: 12+ hours on clothes; projects for around 8 hours on skin without having to put your wrist to your nose; after around 8 hours it becomes a very good smelling skin scent.

If you're going to only buy one fragrance, buy this. You can wear it year round and nobody dislikes it. Females adore it.

Jan
31
2015
onlymynoseknows
onlymynoseknows

@Metheperson

I understand what you mean. For me generic means that there are many fragrances that smell the same or almost the same.

Jan
30
2015
onlymynoseknows
onlymynoseknows

It's funny to read that many people call BDC 'Generic' Could you tell me which fragrance smells the same or almost the same as BDC?I tried hundreds of fragrances and i did not found any fragrance that i can compare with BDC. My definition of generic is that it smells the same like many other fragrances. Many citrus blast fragrances smells generic.Some people think too complex about fragrances. If it's not complex or vague they don't like it or call it generic. Most of those people want to smell unique but unique is not a guarantee that you smell good.

BDC just smells good and is very appreciated by women.

Jan
28
2015
pin
pin

2014 version can stay my skin longer than before......

Jan
28
2015
FeelingRisky
FeelingRisky

Overall: 4.75/10
Here's Why:
It's not that I don't like the fragrance, or that it is of "low quality", it's just a generic, soapy, citrus and musk men's scent to me. This smells like any handful of mens bargain buy's you can readily find at local discount stores.
Starts off with a loud Grapefruit and ends in a middling ho-hum of carbon copy generic-'ness'that in my opinion does not justify the price tag.
I smell a TON of alcohol in this (not gourmand) just plain ol' rubbing alcohol.
After a coworker telling me that axe was for teenagers (had two sprays of this on) I decided it was time to get rid of the bottle.
If you are looking for a basic mens (sadly don't see any use for the term unisex, but to each their own) fragrance, you found one with a nice price tag.

Jan
28
2015
MeThePerson
MeThePerson

@duzmantic, if you mean that the original is the EDT and the new one is the EDP, then yes, the fragrance has recognisable differences at the immediate. Simply put, the EDP is a much more rounded, deeper, fuller note with less emphasis on the fresher opening grapefruit. I personally prefer the EDP as it has more character and presents as a less generic formulation. Only my opinion and taste though.

Jan
28
2015
duzmantic
duzmantic

Are there differences in scent/juice between the old bottle and the new Eau de Toilette one?

Jan
28
2015
Jury
Jury

I am sure you have read glowing comments and articles about Bleu de Chanel and I just want to say that all the praise and hype is 100% true. It is better then it seems because most people cant put into words how amazing this fragrance actually is. Chanel has an great track record of coming out with masterful scents, but they have achieve perfection with Bleu de Chanel.

Men it doesn’t get any better then this for the work environment nay any environment. All I can say is just buy it, stop reading and buy it.

Scent: 8/10
Longevity: 7/10
Silliage: 6.5/10

Jury Verdict: 9/10

Jan
27
2015
smellerboy
smellerboy

Great smell!
Only wish it would last and project better than average for its pricepoint.

Jan
25
2015
That_John_Guy
That_John_Guy

Bleu de Chanel reminds me of the beginning of the movie True Lies where Arnold Schwarzenegger is wearing the tuxedo at a dinner party and dancing the tango. I imagine him wearing Blue de Chanel in that scene. There's a burly masculinity (Arnold), but it is very refined (in a tuxedo). It's not really my particular style. I wear it when I get samplers of it, but prefer scents that aren't so butch, even if they're as elegant as this. Still, great stuff, no doubt.

Jan
24
2015
camagc
camagc

Bleu De Chanel is a solid starting cologne for any guy. To me this smells like a deeper, more sophisticated, aquatic, version of AF Fierce. I absolutely love the first few hours of this fragrance with the sharp blast of synthetic grapefruit. Then this dries down with the incense and wood which goes through the rest of the fragrance. If you like Platinum egoiste, but feel it may be too dated, this would definitely be for you. This scent is solid, but I do wish the longevity and projection were a bit better for the price. I get 2 hours projection and 6 hours of longevity.

Every girl I have asked their opinion on loved this. I am just not the biggest fan of the drydown. All in all, this is a solid frag that pleases the ladies and is a nice dumb reach that is versatile and performs well in any season.

Jan
22
2015
ttuz71
ttuz71

Great scent for everyday usage, or if you're looking for a signature scent in the fall it would fit the bill too. It's a huge step above the average aquatic/ clean office scent. The magnetic cap is pretty sweet too.

Jan
18
2015
warrioromar
warrioromar

Decent but Most pleasing scent, one of my TOP DAWG, it gets the job done in any occasion and any time of the day. just be careful with trigger during the day and summer, and you are good to go. This is one of the best all rounder scent. Smell is very pleasing somewhat dominant. that makes it very manly, and women love that bit of masculinity, its kinda fresh, but powdery, I like it being fresh but powdery smell is not my thing, therefore, even though I like it, its one of WONDER WEAPON, There is nothing extra ordinary about BDC, HAVING SAID THAT.. This is one of the smell you have to have on your collection to be the Swiss Knife perfect for any given situation, includes dates, clubbing, party lunch, hangout with friends, family, any situation, you name it. Just don't over spray it, if you aren't attention seeker, because that's unsexy. Bleu is more like a smell tells everyone, I am here, I won it. not an arrogant cocky way, but sweet but firm way, and that makes it best of the best in some way. And No one complaints about it, and guys, its true and FACT ladies loves it.

Jan
17
2015
gaultier007
gaultier007

good for any season,any occasion,but overpriced .. still.a good choice for a signature scent

Jan
13
2015
Brett.Spriester
Brett.Spriester

A good scent (but not amazing), very good longevity, and above average sillage; not much more you can ask for in a cologne. Kinda surprised how long the the citrus lasts! The main downside for me is the sharpness that can induce headaches.

Scent: 4/5
Longevity: 5/5
Sillage: 4/5

Jan
10
2015
SNOOPY
SNOOPY

The opening was ok with the citrus and ginger and pink pepper.
But for me it went downhill after that.It developed into a wet dog type note with the heavy nutmeg.Not really aquatic at all.
If it works for you i could see this as being an all around scent.
Appropriate for any occasion or weather.Perhaps this is why it is considered to lack the "personality" of earlier Chanel creations like Egoiste or Antaneus.
But they are each for different kinds of customers in my opinion.
All are good in their own way.i may not like or even enjoy this but i can appreciate what Polge was doing here.
Egoiste platinum or allure sport however i cannot stand.
They added amber to the perfume version so i can hardly wait to try it.

Jan
08
2015
1skyblue
1skyblue

At first I was not impressed and thought it smelled like so many others out there. Well I was wrong. This is amazing to wear not just sniff on a card. I kept putting more and more on as it is such a tasty sent, bad mistake. All you need is two sprays, more than enough. Lasts and lasts.

Jan
08
2015
1skyblue
1skyblue

At first I was not impressed and thought it smelled like so many others out there. Well I was wrong. This is amazing to wear not just sniff on a card. I kept putting more and more on as it is such a tasty sent, bad mistake. All you need is two sprays, more than enough. Lasts and lasts.

Jan
08
2015
carlosalsa507
carlosalsa507

My signature scent , I wasnt sure about buying this because i was not impressed with the smell the first time ,however I got the biggest bottle of 200 ml when I sprayed I love the way it smell on my skin ,as soon as I walked into my office I got 10 compliments in 5 minutes I was really embarrased because Im kind of a shy guy lol,so I was even trying to hide or stay on one spot to stay away from all the attention and still Girls love this scent ok ,dont you ever doubt this masterpiece ,it lasts it projects and is wearable in any ocassion in any season even men compliment me on this stuff is crazy ,I LOVE IT.

Jan
07
2015
Neo Ramaphoko
Neo Ramaphoko

It brings me more women great stuff!!!!

Jan
06
2015
anna.dkr5
anna.dkr5

Not groundbreaking, but definitely pleasant. It starts with grapefruit and pink pepper set against a smoky backdrop. As it dries down, it becomes smokier and woodier. It starts smelling it a bit like a forest immersed in fog. Or at least, that's what it makes me think of. Indeed, this fits any occasion. Projection is soft to average, while lasting power is excellent on my skin. I get 12 + hours. It also lasts for days on fabric.

EDIT:

The more I used it, the more it reminded me of stale cigarette smoke. I blame the incense for that. If it were linear, and smelled like the top all the way through, it would be much better. So, I gave my bottle away. It's still a good fragrance, just not for me.

I highly recommend trying this, as it's not a safe bold buy (unlike what most people say). You might love the opening, but the dry down is a whole different story.

Jan
05
2015
m.t.alkawa
m.t.alkawa

Two things great about this perfume, the projection is very good even after 5 hours and the versatility of it is really impressive, winter or summer, morning or night it just fits anytime anywhere.

The reason why i'm not fond of this perfume is the same reason why it's good, the "Versatility" it doesn't have a character, it smells citrus cream or milky lemons with some whiffs of spices which comes from the Ginger and incense, a very decent edition but doesn't deserve all this Hype honestly, just an okay perfume that is very generic and you'll find at least one wearing it in your workplace

If this wasn't a Channel product it would've been dismounted by now.

Jan
05
2015
yoramdil
yoramdil

Great aggressive Perfume! find the EDT better for me as the EDP too intense and projecting. The EDT itself is pretty strong and lasting.
בושם מעולה עם נוכחות. האו דו טואלט מספיק חזק. הפרפיום לדעתי חזק מדי

Jan
03
2015
Ale
Ale

I was not impressed at first but the drydown is really beautiful,deep and spicy.It's worth a try.

Jan
02
2015
Comandosav
Comandosav

lets just say its not as "unpredictable" as the marketing suggests.

I like the scent but its one that i catch whiffs of often, i really like the fresh grapefruit opening though.The drydown is incency and woody, personally i found it boring and unappealing

when i smell this on others i get a metallic vibe for some reason, its probably just the mix of incense and sharp citrus

if you dont care about being unique and want compliments/a scent that is a woman pleaser then go ahead and get this
29/12/2014

Dec
29
2015
hatparadox
hatparadox

I tried this one out and it was pleasant smelling, but to me a little on the synthetic berry scent. a few people told me it smelled a bit feminine, and I am male. I only wore this a few times, I would spray it before a dinner, fall asleep afterwards and still smell it on me.

Dec
26
2014
paulokratos
paulokratos

Hi,@Sezyvex, sorry but i saw you take this one and sell this in just 15 days... Do you pay attention on the dry down? However... Each one has one nose, try the frag before you buy next time... Just friendly talking ok

Dec
23
2014
paulokratos
paulokratos

Hi @Ladykiller, maybe i didn't was clear on my words... I'm a perfume lover... But, in my collection i just consider that i have so many frags that i like for me that i just buy this one and orthers, not only because i like it... And why? Because i like when some girl arround me likes what im wearing(im single)...not just what i wearing, but the completly man.. Myself kkkk... In this case i started to look on coments made for girls on every foruns and groups of fragrances and i fhink that is a good thermometer to take a good frag because if a woman likes so much that smell to the point to enter on a manly frag side and coment how good is this, than this is really good... And i see it on the drydown, its wonderfull... The noses are diferent on each gender side. I have 2 ways to take a cologne... I like it, or i see that most women Like this and i like it too... And its not a less of love for my orthers ones, because i still using and buing they and orthers personal preferences... Again, sorry for the poor english

Dec
23
2014
lovealwaysalisa
lovealwaysalisa

AWESOME everyday fragrance for men. Sharp, fresh, clean scent. I love it. Most fresh/citrus/aquatic scents give me a headache but not this one. I want to get this for my man sometime soon....we are both into perfume/cologne and like to buy each other scents that we like for eachother. This may be part of his Valentines day gift come February. Can't believe he hasn't bought this himself yet!

Dec
21
2014
Bretto66
Bretto66

Ive got three words to say about this perfume "CHANEL IS PERFECTION"

Dec
18
2014
edge42
edge42

Just wanted to share real quick...

I smelled someone else wearing Bleu de Chanel again yesterday. This marks the 2nd time I've smelled it on another person during my workday. Both times I was enormously impressed. There's just no denying it, this stuff smells incredible to people around you. As a bystander, it gets my attention and impresses me every time.

Dec
18
2014
shynil
shynil

i was expecting more from this perfume especially when i saw the good reviews unfortunatly it nnot that great but its okay in my OPINION ALLURE HOMME SPORT IS BETTER
and for me the longevity is poor
i would give it a 6.5/10

Dec
18
2014
Logan Garfield
Logan Garfield

What a ladykiller !!!
Some people might not like it. I did too. I was about to vomit when I wore it for the first time. But later, I know the real taste of BDC. When I wore it to my college, I got so many compliments not only from the girls but also from the boys. The girl in my class even asked me "what cologne r u wearing today? U smell so good. I love this scent"
My buddies said "Dude, u smell fucking nice"
Chanel, u always grab attention from the girls. It is the second most complimented Chanel cologne for me besides Platinum Egöiste ☺️☺️☺️

Dec
16
2014
Frayja
Frayja

As a girl,I suggest it, boys!
Smells young and mature at the same time,fresh and warm,for all day,all seasons.Has high quality and great performance thru time and space.
Drydown is to die for.Try it with no fear!

Dec
13
2014
ScentedGent1
ScentedGent1

First off, the EDT is better than the EDP in terms of performance imo and generally in terms of scent (more balanced).

Opens up with a gently spiced fruity citrus top that slowly brings in more woods as it dries down.

Generic? In the modern designer game being generic is a safe way to make money. Bleu slightly did better than the generic bunch and therefore created a modern masterpiece in the designer game. Yes I said it.

Hate it or love it, this scent will not be forgotten both in the fragrance community (which incidentally has become more and more snobby as time goes by - hence why the stiff upper lip towards Bleu), and the scent is certainly not forgotten by the partner sniffing you.

There is a lack of alternatives to this in the designer game with only copies coming close. Do yourself a favour and try on some Bleu ... you will be wearing a classic for sure.

Dec
12
2014
cell
cell

Make no mistake about it, this is not an aquatic even if it has bleu on the name.

This opens as a very sweet fruity scent. I have to agree with a poster here that this reminds me of grape juice or blueberries.

The drydown is a bit cloying for me the woods kick in but it has an odd bitter note. Similar to the flint/gunpowder note of CDG's Amazingreen which makes me gag.

Can be worn with a suit or during formal events just go easy on the trigger as this has great longevity and has the potential to induce nausea :-)

Dec
11
2014
Zerosliver
Zerosliver

Ah yes, Bleu de Chanel. This is where it all started for me. A nice smell, I thought at the time, when my dad gave me this when someone gifted it to him.

Simple, yet elegant. A walk down a modern metropolis after work, with the neon lights shining in the heights above you while you wear a blue suit. That's what this smells like to me.

Nothing special, nothing daring. Just a general 'something extra' for a guy in his younger years.

Overpriced for what it is to me, but alas. The scent is nice enough to garner compliments, the longetivity is what you can expect from a Chanel and I find the projection rather weak.

As an ending note(pun intended), do not confuse the word 'Bleu (blue)' as a reference to being aquatic(because it clearly is not), it's rather a reference to the colour itself: a crowd pleaser, safe, but elegant.

8/10 (good) for me.

Dec
09
2014
themattsky
themattsky

For me it's a nice but boring, everyday fragrance, People tend to love it cause it's Chanel

Dec
05
2014
alsyaid
alsyaid

blind buyer sih gak bakal kecewa sama parfum ini . ini parfum termahal dan terpasaran yang pernah saya pake , walaupun beli cuman decant nya . smell : 8.5/10 . overall 7.5/10 , turun karena perfum ini pasaran sekali di negara saya indonesia .

Dec
05
2014
caocoa
caocoa

Honestly, it is a good fragrance but nothing special about it. And it comes from a guy that doesn't know a lot about fragrances. It is good for everyday doing anything i can see it very well as a work scent. Overall a good scent but not a great one.

Dec
04
2014
maximilian666
maximilian666

For me this is the greatest every day fragrance ever made, I can wear it whether it's sunny or rainy, winter or summer and it still pulls in compliments. It's perfect to wear if you wear a suit to work, it just projects success but in a subtle way.

Dec
03
2014
leodonovan
leodonovan

masterpiece
for every occasion and every place
women just love it
small issue with longevity
best chanel fragrance ever

Dec
02
2014
bmcd921
bmcd921

Do yourself a favor and try this one on, don't just spray it on paper. I had tested this one on paper a lot and didn't really think it was all that great, even though I wanted to like it because of all the positive reviews. I finally got it as a sample and it is SO different on me, and I fell in love with it almost immediately. This is a perfect "blue" scent for guys who don't typically go for "blue" scents (like me), because the "blue" aspect really only serves to make it feel clean (unlike something like polo blue). Definitely give this one a shot!

Dec
02
2014
Brian's Wee Sister
Brian's Wee Sister

Chanel Blah. Great for any guy who wants to smell like a teenage girl who's just bought a fake perfume from a dodgy market stall. Too sweet. Tacky. A huge let down from Chanel. Could be a poor selling side version of Amber by Prada. How can the company who produce Egoiste come up with this nonsense? I think someone at Chanel was trying to be trendy. Come on, now. Enough of these shenanigans.

Nov
29
2014
Teezam
Teezam

@Fardos said everything i wanted to.

Good scent but nothing great. Lacks the spontaneous effect.
Would call it a mainstream cologne type fragrances. Not sure if it would sit in my top 10.

If am gonna have 5 or 10 bottles, this won't make it to the list

Nov
29
2014
pranav_gmr
pranav_gmr

Signature scent worthy, great fragrance with great longevity!

Nov
19
2014
glucio
glucio

At first, I didnt find it special at all, but i got few people giving me positiv remarks about how it smelled on me so I kept using it. Now i like it more and more. Its a perfume we learn to like :)

Nov
16
2014
trmjkd989
trmjkd989

To everyone that says this fragrance is too "generic" and not unique, I challenge you to give me a list of fragrances that smell similar to BdC. I'll be waiting...

Nov
15
2014
FADROS
FADROS

No doubt it's one of the most successful man colognes of the decade. smells good, strong performance, very masculine, and ultimate versatility, However, I don't like it. for me, it lacks something important I find important in fragrances; it's not spontaneous, it doesn't smell natural and it's far from unique. A STANDARD COLOGNE. period.

Women love it, you gonna get compliments, it's a crowd pleaser, but you gonna smell like " the cologne guy ", which is not bad for all people. some fragrances you wear feel like they integrate with your body natural smell, and at some point you feel like it became part of you and your cloth, like a natural body smell, however, this one, you will always feel " cologny", there gonna be always a wall between you and this.

It's very masculine though, suits the ' Macho guy ', but it's very common that among 10 people who wear cologne regulary, at least 4 gonna be wearing this, that's why I don't recommend it for a date as there is high chances that you gonna smell like one of the exes, friends, or relatives. I smell it everywhere.

If I have to put an ultra opposite to this one but has the same amount of success, it gonna be Dior homme; it smells SO natural, SO spontaneous and with a feminine vibe, but if Dior homme is polarizing and not for everyone, bleu de chanel is main stream and for everyone.

Nov
15
2014
Ravisto
Ravisto

I am wearing this today.
I agree with lot of the reviewers opinions on here. It is safe cool blue scent. This may be relatively 'boring' scent because it is very linear, but sometimes a linear fragrance is a good thing. This applies to Bleu de Chanel because it does what it sets out to do very well.

To me it has an icy cool feel which hints at spiciness and a slightly stronger hint of sweetness.
Longivity is good and sillage is at a safe moderate level.

If you looking for a fresh safe scent this is ideal. Not something I want to wear all the time but it does fulfill many functions.
Scent : 15/20
Longevity : 7/10
Projection : 6/10

Total : 7/10 ... A solid scent if not mind blowing.

Nov
14
2014
Marcos Oliveira
Marcos Oliveira

TOP Chanel !! século 21 é Bleu !! perfume do momento , intrigante mesmo com um aroma comum ou generico,ele consegue domar o olfato alheio,fixa e projeta bem e combina com tudo e qualquer situação

Nov
13
2014
drummerboy1986
drummerboy1986

i use essential oils, such as spearmint, peppermint, and orange, with lotion right after shower to make this last longer. Two or three sprays is enough

Nov
13
2014
Ferrogamo2015
Ferrogamo2015

Scent 8.5/10
Longevity 8/10
Projection 8/10
Overall 8/10
Good fragrance not bad

Nov
06
2014
paulokratos
paulokratos

Guys, stop to thinking on this one like a "generic, common, non unique". Start to learn why girls Like this one so much... This is the trick... We didnt see so many experts everywhere that we always need a total unique fragrances at Every buy, in times women and men that havent this hobby(parfums) likes much more the ones they recognize and remember somethink on past or not . For some reason(details) this one works on the "lady killer" side, and some scents that have same vibe/notes not work... Why? Details, the demon is on details... Im not american, sorry for the english

Oct
23
2014
lemale83
lemale83

Definitely this is not up to the Chanel standard, My girlfriend has few Chanel perfumes and I used to own Egoiste Platinum few years back, so I have an idea about Chanel's standard. I've got this as a present, unfortunately it's not my cup of tea. As lot of people claim this is bit synthetic, and pretty mainstream, surprise to see something like that from house of Chanel/Jacques Polge. I'm not saying this a bad perfume, but definitely not a 100 + perfume.

Nothing to complain about Projection and longevity department.

Scent: 6 / 10
Longevity: 8 / 10
Projection: 8 / 10

Oct
23
2014
southchicagoray
southchicagoray

This is perhaps the perfect fragrance chameleon. First off, if you haven't gotten your nose on this don't expect to be blown away. With that being said, I will explain the chameleon metaphor. If you are dressing casual, its a great casual scent. If you're turning it up a notch, it can follow you wherever you go. All seasons...all the time. It works best on my skin during the early spring and all of autumn. For my tastes, its a bit heavy for HOT summer days or nights but I can see it possibly working. Initially I wasn't a fan of this but due to its versatility and the pleasing scent I reached for it when I was tired of going to my staple colognes. Surprisingly, this is one of my most complimented designer fragrances. I say surprisingly because I almost want to dislike it...not because its bad but because, as fellow reviewer Pete89 perfectly put it, its"a jack of all trades and a master of none".

Oct
21
2014
LadyKiller
LadyKiller

Damn dont get me wrong I like(dont love) this scent and It is good for everyday man but a fraghead like me should never make this fragrance his holy grail because It is just something plain in the game.It is nice to pull sometimes but I will never finish my 3.4 oz bottle until I die.If you wear fragrances for compliments this can get them all but personally me dont care about it although I dont need this fragrance my entire collection can get compliments left and right It is more about the person himself.You have to be an easy going person and you can have simply any cologne you want and you will catch em all.Wear fragrances for yourself not because girls love it and I personally love unique scents not generic simple scent but If you prefer safer scents then here you go.

Oct
17
2014
LadyKiller
LadyKiller

Chanel makes safe scents and this is just one of them.They make nothing special in the game at all.Chanel fragrances cant compete with Dior anymore.Dior makes different special unique scents.Chanel does generic well.

Oct
16
2014
onlymynoseknows
onlymynoseknows

It's funny to read that people say that this is generic. They want to be unique but that will not say that you smell good. I really like this fragrance and it's a big compliment getter from girls. A fresh clean high quality scent.

Oct
15
2014
Pat Bateman
Pat Bateman

I agree some what generic, but so are all armani's etc. It does smell great though and is worth having imo. Great notes top to bottom no matter how generic they may be. Very well put together and the great notes accent each other very well. It is obviously not a creed or Ford, so of course you can call it generic, but it is still a great fragrance imo and definitely less generic than aqua de gio for example, and not completely over-used although it has been popular over the last year, if worn you will cross paths with another wearing it, but not 1 out of 5 like armani di gio.

Oct
13
2014
LadyKiller
LadyKiller

If you dont think this scent is generic then you know absolutely nothing about fragrances at all.It opens up with grapefruit with some lemon then spices like ginger come in and help the citruses a bit.Incense is there to give it a slightly smoke feeling which is the only thing is different then other designer frags but still It is generic.Dry down is with some soft woods like vetiver cedar sandalwood which is generic.This cologne is all about being generic but It is done so masterfully that It is better then his bigger brothers.
Scent 6/10
Projection Longevity Sillage : 8/10
Overall : 6.5/10 A solid fragrance but It is generic nothing special in the game

Oct
10
2014
Marcos Oliveira
Marcos Oliveira

Top mundial Chanel !!

Oct
09
2014
bouncy_britt
bouncy_britt

I bought this for my boyfriend, and I regret nothing. This smell is seductive, classy and wholesome without being overbearing or offensive. I see a lot of people say it smells generic, but as someone who works in a perfume store, I have to disagree. I love how masculine and classy it smells! Another great one from chanel - my favourite men's fragrance by far! Would definitely buy over and over again!

Oct
09
2014
anna.dkr5
anna.dkr5

There must be something off with my nose. While I do smell grapefruit, the predominant notes for me are incense and woods.

Oct
08
2014
420
420

Ah bleu de chanel, what can i say about this sexy motherfucker? Well i can say thats its probably one of the best mens colognes going round at the moment, and i can also say that if jesus wore cologne this would probably be it (god would wear creed aventus obviously). Look this cologne is so good like my goodness i just spoof when i smell it, and i smell it all the time, alot of people have it like i can always smell that lemony grapefruit when im walking down the street and all i can think is, hey! that guy knows his cologne (but i bet he doesnt know it well enough to have dior homme intense ;) ) any ways to sum up this review bleu de chanel is fucking amazing and if you are a guy and looking for a cologne thats gonna get you laid then spend the extra money on designer, its worth it ;)

P.S. the EDP is amazing i recomend it fully

Oct
08
2014
Andre_Rankine
Andre_Rankine

Took me a while to understand how good this EDT is. Now is my personal favorite. Great for all weathers.

Oct
05
2014
Pete89
Pete89

Bleu De Chanel is a 'jack of all trades, master of none'. The scent is competent on many areas, but is not necessarily outstanding in any particular one. You can use it all-year round, it's fresh, smells good, is inoffensive and will get you compliments. And it lasts long too! BUT, on each of these areas, another scent will outperform BDC. It's not that special either; it's quite a general smell really.

Summary: if you want an affordable all-year round signature fragrance, BDC is perfectly suitable. If you want something more unique, this is not for you.

Oct
03
2014
GunSlyngr
GunSlyngr

Its original in its own way. Beautifully crafted in my opinion and a perfect day to day and/or signature scent. It's my sig!

It does have some similarities to frags like "jimmy choo man" but only at a casual glance. Compare the two side by side and you WILL see major differences. To me, bleu is definitively more masculine and has a very prominent spice note. Not overpowering and one of those things that smells a little better from a few inches away from the blast site, so don't use a blotter and wait 5 mins after a spritz while sniffing from about 6" away to really capture how this blends in. Smells great either way, but the beauty of this frag really is in how it all comes together in the sillage.

The sillage was great for me. Could i break out a ruler on it? No.. Can't for any frag really but i do know everyone i asked loved it without saying it was too powerful/offensive. So it projects but not across a room. Which is how it should be. The scent is linear. But that's a plus. Most scents rarely achieve perfection as to morph into 3 or 4 different "moods" during its drydown and have all of them smell fantastic. Id rather have something like this that smells like the same awesome juice all day long. That's valuable for office frags and day to day signatures. Lasted about 6 hours on me. Plenty enough for me.

Great stuff! A must try at least. And i highly suggest buying a bottle and actually "trying" it for a few days before making a decision. You honestly can't get the full effect in a 15 minute dry down at the fragrance counter, especially with the attendant trying to shove the latest dior homme or ysl in your face killing your sense of smell.

Oct
02
2014
Angela Agiannidou
Angela Agiannidou

This is chic, delicate and refined. The world and his dog know of my love for pungent, smoky fumes, but i can also appreciate more delicate scents.
Chanel blue starts smoky and lemony with lots of pepper through a touch of vetiver, it is subtle, aromatic and very well blended, it maintains the same notes throughout only later the jasmine mingles seductively in the mix and gives a more unisex quality to the fragrance.
Very office appropriate and great all year around scent. Gorgeous!

Sep
30
2014
Marciu
Marciu

Can anyone tell me WHEN actually the reformulation has occured IF I told you that I own a bottle from March 2014 (batch 7501) and I'm 100% sure it's not the reformulated juice? Thank you.

Sep
28
2014
Shaheen
Shaheen

Bleu is a nice subtle fragrance that mostly smells like grapefruit and vetiver. I often wear this in the summer when the temperature is moderate, or in the evenings.

Sep
27
2014
Sussudio
Sussudio

As a lot people seem to think the world of this fragrance I took my time to sample this thoroughly, especially because this fragrance never seemed to convince me yet it also never made me feel bad wearing it. Confusing.

It's a very clean somewhat showergel scent and I respect the genius of simplicity in this one but overall it feels like this is missing a key ingredient in order to lift the fragrance to the next Chanel masterstroke. The best feature of Bleu is probably it's uplifting, positive mood and great versatility.

This is a (high quality) mainstream fragrance that plays it very safe and wants to be friends with anyone and their uncle. You can compare it with someone who will always agree with your opinion, fun at first but very dull over time yet you can never be pissed off with the person.

Essentially Bleu is missing character and individualism. In my opinion the word 'generic' which is often mentioned is somehow correct.

Does this makes it a bad fragrance? Not at all, objectively spoken it's a pleasing and pleasant clean scent that's a safe buy for most people, especially if you're spending a lot of time in the office surrounded by people who have no idea about fragrances. You can also wear this any time, any season and it will still fit like a glove.

Longevity and silage are OK, nothing spectacular but it will get the job done for a solid 5-6 hours. Does not project like a beast though, that would not fit the safe approach that defines this scent anyway.

Not disappointed as such if this would not be a Chanel EDT, but from the Chanel house, and especially Mr. Polge, I expect more.

7/10

Sep
24
2014
KJS88
KJS88

In the spirit of fairness, I tried to find something to like about this. It actually smelled quite appealing on the blotter, and even better on the ceramic stick in the Chanel boutique. But at the end of the day, I really couldn't. What you see in the note listing is exactly what you get, but nothing about any of the notes feels natural.

That boisee-sec skeleton (which forms the base of this) so popular lately just grates on me. Somewhere else, in relation to a different fragrance, someone said this style of fragrance often contains an arrangement of notes that reminds them of the kind of sharp armpit body odour that is not uncommon in hot, humid regions of the world.

This has that note too. And it really bothers me because almost every fragrance I've tried featuring this same basic boisee-sec structure augments the smell of sweat in a bad way (the last few Davidoff fragrances, the last few CK fragrances, most modern Paco Rabannes.

And I don't think its the grapefruit note--its definitely something about the boisee-sec genre.

There are others that do it well and smell very good, like l'Homme Ideal.

But sadly, to my nose, this just smells very run of the mill, as if everything aspect of the formula was run by a testing committee of 15-26 year olds at every stage before putting the gears into motion.

Its not 'bad', but not something I can wear comfortably.

Probably doesn't help that my worst enemy bathes in this, but so do so many others in my circle of friends and acquaintences.

Sep
24
2014
floralfragrance
floralfragrance

This is a very charismatic. It is not sweet or cozy, it is rather serious. The name and the campaign suits the juice very well. Very cool and strong

Sep
23
2014
Mitonios
Mitonios

Pretty good from Chanel(as always). Solid fragrance. You can wear it everyday, any season, any occasion it works. Complimentgetter!(women likes it a lot) I get at least 6 hours out of this. Projects perfectly.
I hear a lot about this fragrance being generic, yes it is and what?
It starts with a watery-fruity accord, followed by a smoky(in a good way) sharp and sophisticated dry-down.
If you are a beginner in fragrances, or you are looking for a signature scent please try it!

Sep
19
2014
Nuhgwin
Nuhgwin

The community made me dislike Bleu for being "generic" but I'm not sure about that. I can't quite find anything generic about this juice. I get a genuinely GREAT scent, which has my girlfriend and colleagues LOVING me. Bleu De Chanel works for any age or type or person- teenagers, average working-class man, older executive, works well with any man. Versatile enough for a T-shirt and jeans, or dressed up in a button up and dress pants. I love Bleu De Chanel, it's going to be my go-to scent, I will note though that I'm in no hurry to purchase it because it will be around for a LONG time. Hopefully it won't be reformulated, the parfum version isn't as great as the EDT.

Sep
17
2014
randytheaviator
randytheaviator

Awesome juice.

Maybe it's only me for not trying much perfumes out there, but i really think that this smells original, not generic at all. Drydown is unbelievable pleasant.. And a question actually: can't Chanel try to up its great fragrances' longevity.. they have so many great fragrance but virtually none kicks ass from longevity perspectives.

Sep
13
2014
Marciu
Marciu

What I'm afraid of is not the loss of quality. I'm afraid of drastical decrease of longevity and projection in EDT.

Sep
12
2014
Marciu
Marciu

Along with EDP appearance Chanel changed the writings on EDT bottle. Now there is EAU DE TOILETTE written beneath BLEU DE CHANEL.

I wonder if it's a "cosmetic change of the bottle" or the juice inside was reformulated as well...

Anyone knows?

Sep
12
2014
amine.bz6
amine.bz6

I dońt like the odor too weak and nothing special it smells mostly alcohol

Sep
10
2014
Tingdeletoile
Tingdeletoile

Long lasting, sophisticated and elegant smell.
This is by far my favorite, Chanel really pulls it off!
SIMPLY THE BEST ONE. Btw, all my female friends like it.

Sep
08
2014
GabriCookies
GabriCookies

I think this is a good scent overall.
As everyone says, it's nothing special, but that's exactly what it's good at. It's a carefree scent that can be worn every time of the year (even though perhaps warmer months are more suitable) and every time of the day. It's fresh, clean and mildly seductive. I think every man should have such a fragrance, something you can effortlessly wear when you don't feel like wearing your hardcore killer fragrance.

And by the way, it might not smell very original, but it does smell kind of classy. You can tell it's Chanel.

Sep
06
2014
Fraichey
Fraichey

'Meh'. That's my feeling on Bleu de Chanel. It's nothing special, but it is made really well and you can definitely get a lot of the notes (namely the genuine grapefruit opening). Like people say, it is very generic; a familiar smell that no-one would dislike, but would find difficult to go crazy for.

Sep
06
2014
MSL
MSL

Grape and alcohol, basically. At the beginning is quite bitter and alcoholic, which reminds me of *liquor*. After an hour or so the alcoholic tone loses strength & reminds me of grape juice: yummy. It is versatile, in some way; but I prefer to use during hot or cool days. It's better than the 'Polo Blue' (RL), but it is less than the 'Blue Label' (Givenchy).

Update.
It is *not* better than 'Polo Blue'.

Sep
05
2014
JamesVT
JamesVT

One of the best fragrances on the market, women love it. The combination of mint and chocolate is what I get from it.

Sep
03
2014
jiujitsuhero
jiujitsuhero

I like this scent. I live in an area that is dominated by Chrome, Acqua Di Gio and Curve. I love this scent. I dont wear any of my fragrances everyday. I love wearing this juice. I love the fact that it radiates off of my skin. when i think that its gone i get a cooling effect and a blast of the grapefruit, incense and mint combo. Very soothing as well.

Sep
01
2014
elegantpasha
elegantpasha

Love the bottle and the brand but the scent of this perfume is very common and boring, nothing special, i would not buy this stuff, a total waste of money !

Aug
31
2014
lbullard
lbullard

I don't know what is going on with the fragrance industry. A nice good smelling deodorant and lotion,shirt put in a drawer over night will smell better and longer than this. Hey, come on perfume industry, get it together or just go out of business. Dior, Chanel,Bvlgari shame on you. I just purchased BLV-Aqua Tonaq and it lasts ten minutes on my skin and two years ago it lasted a good six hours.Consumers that buy in this market will catch on fairly quick,so you better EU concentrate on the important stuff and let us enjoy our fragrances. It can become rather easier than you think to pick up a new hobby. A shame though.

Aug
30
2014
DaZeD
DaZeD

What's to say about Bleu.

Nice classy bottle, boring but fitting name, good scent but nothing that stands out, just a good clean smoky scent.

Safe buy, no doubt.

Aug
29
2014
atimix
atimix

@Ivano I have the reformulated EDP and imo its much better of a fragrance. The smell is sweeter and dries into an amber base so it's more personal, less professional.

Aug
28
2014
sf2explus
sf2explus

IF you like this sort of clean cut smell which i do also try Guerlain homme edt.
going back to bleu it is clean fresh gives of the impression of a fresh clean shirt ironed with a slight steam smell that you find on the shirt. i sense that with a slight sweetness. initial spray is a slight synthetic but once it settles it's pure class. 25 plus in mho but if your younger and you like it why not

Aug
27
2014
Ivano
Ivano

Thanks @atimix, I know that samples don't spray the same amount as a normal bottle, but I also tried a new 100 ml bottle at Sephora another day where it's one of the top selling fragrances and the same thing happened, it has little to do with the fragrance that I bought in December 2011, in smell, in projection and in longevity. I've tried it at least three times in the recent months thinking in buying a second bottle to replace the one I bought in December 2011 but since the fragrance is so weak in comparison I'm reluctant of buying it. I'm waiting to smell the EdP and if I don't like it I'll buy Edition Blanche, but reformulated Bleu is not worth it in my opinion. It's a pity since I loved this fragrance.

Aug
27
2014
atimix
atimix

@Ivano it's important to note that the sample sprayers do not output as much fragrance as the actual bottles do. so saying a sample didn't perform as well is to be expected when you're spraying a fraction of a bottled amount. i assure the formula is probably the same.

Aug
27
2014
ThatMakesScents
ThatMakesScents

@Ivano

I sampled Bleu roughly two years ago and I liked it enough to recommend it to a friend. Last week I sampled it again at Sephora in anticipation of the new EDP release.

What I smelled at Sephora had literally no smell whatsoever. If there was anything there is was too minute for a human to smell.

I've written this before on a Bleu thread but I see it has disappeared. IMO items like that should not be on the shelves. That is short of committing retail fraud IMO.

Aug
26
2014
Ivano
Ivano

Today at a Chanel stand at a department store I bought a perfume for my cousin, asked for info about Bleu Eau de Parfum and they gave me a sample of Bleu Eau de Toilette. After having a shower and 3 sprays of the sample, I can assure you this fragrance has been reformulated since it came out in 2010. I bought a 100 ML. bottle of Bleu EDT at Christmas 2011 and have used it a lot since then and it has huge projection and longevity compared with the sample of the current fragrance you find in stores. Maybe this is the reason they decided to come out with the EDP as Armani did with their ADG and the Essenza version or maybe it's just a matter of IFRA restrictions. However, it now has very close to skin projection, less longevity and depth than it used to have. Does anyone else have the same experience as me? Thanks.

Aug
26
2014
EauDeBaldy
EauDeBaldy

I'm wearing this currently ( late august ) and right off the bat, it's nice, not great but nice, clean, kind of soapy, but a touch not too much.

Is it anything unique, not really, but it's definitely not bad.

Have I gotten complimented? Not really but it's probably because it's nothing that really sticks out honestly, at least in my opinion.

Is it worth picking up? Maybe a small bottle, try it out, it's worth that much, but is it something to run out for, that's questionable.

It all boils down to this, if you like light, out of the shower type of smells, then you will like this.

If you like something a little stronger and distinct, then you won't be excited for this one.

Aug
23
2014
camposg
camposg

One of the best warm weather scents in recent times for sure. Only thing is the woods really stand out on this one which makes it a little wierd for a summer scent but I guess works out.

Beast performance on me and a compliment getter

23 and up, any occasion

Quality bottle

As for being a Chanel fragrance expect only quality good stuff

I prefer this stuff over aventus any season except winter weather, aventus is more suitable for cold weather in my opinion

Aug
20
2014
E-Jam Q
E-Jam Q

This smells so great.I first got a fake one soo guys be carefull fakes are all around and the are expensive too.
But if find the real one. This is not you're daily fragrance. but it's enjoyable....

Aug
20
2014
MonsieurK
MonsieurK

Your Swiss army knife fragrance. It does everything and pleases everyone. I think that it's because it sits right in the middle, doing it's job reliably.

Its become a reference for many - men and women alike, and I respect that. I do like it, but not enough to buy it for myself as I'd personally seek out something with a little bit more pizzazz.

Aug
18
2014
ryanhahnn
ryanhahnn

Does not last that long on my skin. I found that spraying on my clothes makes it last much longer. Compliment factor is excellent however. The vetiver really comes out during cooler weather. Great signature scent. Highly recommend.

Aug
16
2014
Alison Wonderland
Alison Wonderland

From a Woman's perspective...

I have always quite hated most Male cologne. This probably stems from memories of high school and pimply boys overly spraying themselves with AXE :P

Fast forward a decade and my luck with men's cologne has not much improved. Most of the ones I dated used simply deodorant and I was fine with that.

Strange, as I started becoming interested in collecting Woman's perfumes around the age of 18. (Everything from Chanel and Dior to, yes, even the dreaded "celeb" scents . Just what smells good to my pretty sensitive, gourmand to citrus loving nose.

I remember receiving Coco Mademoiselle as a gift after a photoshoot (I am a model and writer.) Oh! If only I could afford it as my signature. Light and beautiful, I felt so classy and happy. It caught me in a moment.

When Bleu de Chanel came out that winter, I tried some at Harrods in London. I do not have much experience with men's cologne, as previously stated, but this delicious peppery, rich spicy scent changed my mind about what a "good" man's cologne can smell like. Unlike so many, many others its not overly strong or cloying. So many male scents (and yes over the years I have really tried liking more of them) just triggered my gag reflex and made me want to scrub my skin. But this is one scent I instantly fell for, and could see both on a lover and myself.

Unfortunately, as a new edition it was way out of my price range, and I gifted my boyfriend at the time "Allure" by Chanel which I got at a discount instead.

That relationship was not meant to be, and in time I eventually met my fiancee. Sometimes favorite perfumes, like relationships, come and go, each holding wonderful memories that you keep close to your heart. I am always touched by how many memories I read on the reviews on this site. Perfume, like scent itself, is so evocative. And some you just remember forever.

I am saving up to buy my fiancee a bottle of Bleu De Chanel, and myself Coco Mademoiselle, because sometimes you just want to indulge in the very best with that special someone.

Aug
16
2014
lalmia04
lalmia04

Its a longevity monster. Just 2-3 sprays last all day long on my skin. Nice package and great smell. BDC is absolutely high class.

Aug
11
2014
alsyaid
alsyaid

pikir ualang 10x deh utk beli ini . ini parfum emg mahal , dan bagus , tp udah banyak bgt orang yang make . ngapain pake parfum yang orang udah banyak tau ? ya kalo menurut saya , saya lebih baik pake parfum yang jarang di ketahui orang , tp selalu di tanya2in pake parfum apa . utk blind buy , monggo , gak bakal kecewa .

Aug
10
2014
Jhogg
Jhogg

Warning : a perfume snob or adventurous purchaser may fall into the trap of judging this negatively based upon first impressions. However this aftershave needs time. Buy a 100ml bottle and work through it, doesn't matter how fast. I can guarantee that when you finish you will buy another. This is class in a bottle. It will stand the test of time if u give it a chance. It's worth acquiring the taste because women love the smell. It gets compliments. One of the absolute best for compliments. Seriously.
I hated this for so long because it reminded me of marks and Spencer's 'autograph'. However after really getting to know this perfume I'm now smelling what other people smell, a complex beautifully fruity masculine, fresh out the shower, scent!
If ur a hater then u probably havnt taken the time to appreciate it because you've judged it without really getting to know it. I know this because I did the same thing

Aug
08
2014
ryfeliciano
ryfeliciano

very distinct and familiar already. a lot of people are using nowadays. reminds me of the CK1 and Aqcua de Gio popularity

Aug
07
2014
atimix
atimix

This Cologne is better than most of the fragrances you own. It lasts a work day easily, the sillage is at least solid, and most importantly; it smells good. Fragrance people who rave about their niche scents can talk all they want, but at the end of the day what more does a man need than a cologne that simply works? That IS Bleu de Chanel. I don't want 20 bottles in my closet, I want one, and one that performs. The lemon, mint, and grapefruit opening is fresh and interesting, that is initially sharp, but dries down into a calm incense and floral tone. The bottle is also unparalleled by any male fragrance, simplicity is design at its finest. With all these fragrances scavenging to set themselves apart, Chanel took its opportunity to redefine the modern man. Bleu simply is the new modern male fragrance, and a classic.

Aug
06
2014
SkullPutraLand
SkullPutraLand

I'm really disappointed.. This is my first and my last purchase from CHANEL. I always was not satisfied when i test chanel colognes at stores but this was a bestseller , and everyone said they like it and many reviews everywhere are telling this is a masterpiece. When i tested Bleu De Chanel, i wasnt surprised , it wasnt special or captivating , just a nice,fresh and simple scent so i decided to buy this expensive shit to only have 2 hours on my skin. VERY BAD LONGEVITY , NO PROJECTION ( From a SEPHORA Store ).
I recommend VERSACE MAN EAU FRAICHE , it is way better than this , it lasts and it smells unique and its a bomb in projection and more important that is cheaper than this. SHAME ON CHANEL.
You hear Chanel Chanel Chanel.. Idk , but in colognes Dior , Guerlain , Hermès are the Leaders

Aug
06
2014
khosro.zk
khosro.zk

It's a safe fragrance. Nice smell, but nothing special.

Aug
04
2014
rowanrock
rowanrock

This is a fragrance that you can use all year round. I think Bleu de Chanel is best for work and professional settings. People around you will like this smell (people pleaser). If you like clean fresh fragrances this is the one that you look at. I can say this fragrance easily becomes someone’s signature fragrance. If you are not looking for too many fragrances this is the one you should have. This is not a complex fragrance in my opinion, but you can still use it during winter as a work fragrance.

However, my recommendation is use this one during spring and summer time.
I normally go with 3-4 sprays. It has good projection during first 2-3hr, after that it becomes closer to skin but lasts 6-8hr. This is a quality fragrance compared to many other designer fragrances in the market. I believe Chanel makes quality fragrances anyway. This is one of the most popular fragrances but it is rather expensive compared to other designer fragrances. So the guy next to you may not be using this.

Final thought about this fragrance is professional, clean, good smelling fragrance.
I think this is a must have perfume but make sure to test it before you buy because your skin reacts to fragrances in different way.

Aug
02
2014
qatarkind
qatarkind

Not special but not bad. Just normal scent.

Aug
01
2014
genny17
genny17

Jacques Polge is a great nose, to make a Chanel cologne that manages to be classy and modern, to exude masculinity without being overly spicy and old style, great!! yeah it is popular in France, because French men have great taste!! My husband wears it, he isn't French, but I am !!
What a great longlasting scent!!! I like the lavender vibe, and all the compliments my husband gets, well kind off!! He is a professional and this is the scent to wear...stylish, balanced, plainly nice!!

Jul
29
2014
CUMTHRU$T0MPN!
CUMTHRU$T0MPN!

Pros:Lasts VERY long
Cons:Smell synthetic, Nothing special.

Not an everyday scent. Some people will love this, I personally didn't. Would NOT buy this fragrance but hey that's just me

Jul
29
2014
Mrbigbigtoe
Mrbigbigtoe

I have a knock off on my arm right now. and used to I HATED this. Now, I'm just wishing I had the money to buy it lol.


VERY nice smell.

Jul
27
2014
Extol
Extol

I've worn this a handful of times. I'm ready to give my two scents. (Hehe)

First I'd like to state it lasts 7/8 hours. It radiates about an arms length or so. I've worn this to work but I sweat far too much for it at my job. It isn't very durable, but today I wore it just to do shopping and I continuously would get subtle whiffs of it. The actual smell of it is nice. I really like it and it correlates with its name superbly.

I think in terms of an office setting or going out it's perfect. But I think this is the type of cologne you'd want to decide to wear one day, then build your attire around it. For instance I wear Azzaro Chrome Legend and I feel it's very versatile and I can spray it on to run to the store in basketball shorts or even wear it with a dress shirt and khakis.

My point is it isn't for everyone, but it is certainly nice. :)

I spray once on my chest, once on my stomach and once on the chest of my shirt an I would not recommend any more. To me it is a heavier scent and can easily induce a headache or make people run away from you if you become overzealous. :p

My nose becomes easily fatigued with scents. This one I have yet to become fatigued with.

::::: UPDATE :::::

So Bleu made me eat my words. Kind of. I went swimming in my pool for about 20 minutes and it's still wafting around me.

Jul
27
2014
youngfragranceconnoisseur
youngfragranceconnoisseur

I don't see why so many people like this. I guess my nose is just different but I think it smells pretty synthetic. It kind of gives me a headache. I would suggest smelling it first, do not blind buy!

Jul
24
2014
trickykid300
trickykid300

BE. CAREFUL. This can be very headache inducing. Do not blind buy.

Jul
24
2014
JF Dufour
JF Dufour

Smell good at the begining, but the dry down is average. Fruity and mint. Smell fresh and dymamic.

Jul
24
2014
Marciu
Marciu

So many trolling comments appeared since my last visit. Ok, so here's my two cents:

I went through 100 ml bottle, I bought it back in 2010 when it came out (I guess it was late summer or fall). First, I thought: OMG, I own a Chanel fragrance (that was my first Chanel scent ever purchased by me btw), I got sooo excited. Then, suddenly, I got bored, quite fast, to be honest. When I used about 50 ml or so, I decided to give it to my brother. Then I started revisiting this scent. Here's what I think. Using it EVERY day makes it smelling like an ordinary market cheap cologne, or, it's even worse, like a soap. But again, when I thought I'm done with it, I smelled it once on my brother. It really smelled damn nice! Safe woody scent with hint of nutmeg and ginger plus interesting smoky incense in the drydown. And, like I said, I started using it again.

Overall: I like it but: it's not an everyday use cologne, I prefer it in colder months and whole year round for the night outs. It just does it's job. Longevity and sillage are REALLY solid, both on me and my brother. 8 hours with 4 hours projection cloud? Not a problem at all.

Classic? No, I have different view on what classic smell is to me. Modern? Definitely.

Probably I'll buy another bottle. I don't know when, not yet. But I'm pretty sure it will happen.

And please don't compare it to Salvatore Ferragamo Acqua Essenziale, which smells very artifficial.

Jul
23
2014
Mrbigbigtoe
Mrbigbigtoe

I smelled it a while back and it sucked. Then I was in the dllar store and came upon a smell alike and I actually somewhat recognized it. Now it smelled cheap (then again the knock off was only 2 dollars) but if only I could get my hands on this and try it again.

I guess me smell has changed a bit because I'm noticing that I don't like what I used to anymore. And acutally I'm starting to like what I used to hate.

Jul
22
2014
chris.kragel
chris.kragel

A bit overly sweet, and wreaks of desperation...
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Definitely going to catch some flack for this, but here goes...

Bleu de Chanel is a sweeter aromatic that reminds you of the person that tries too hard. It's there, and you are aware of it, but it just tries to damn hard to get your attention, even at the cost of negativity.
On first spray, BdC smells great! I loved it right out of the gate. It was rich, complex, and smooth. A perfect aroma.
After about the ten to fifteen minute mark, BdC began to change. It was subtle at first, but then it grew its true face into a sweet bomb with delusions of grandeur.
If I could choose one word to describe the drydown, it would unfortunately have to be generic, and dare I say...synthetic. It tries quite hard, but it drifts much too far into the sweet aromatic field to be viable. I almost wanted to scrub it off my hand. There is little natural smelling about it.
For those who have smelled La Nuit De L'homme, you can recognize a sweet, fruity aromatic with class. It is truly a masterpiece in the fragrance world. If we are to compare Bleu de Chanel to this work of art, the only comparative measure would be to say that La Nuit is like the top notch model, while Bleu de chanel is the idiotic cousin in a tuxedo. He tries so hard, but you can only do so much with this...

Longevity: 8/10 (8+ hours)
Projection: 6/10 (Strong at first, then quite subtle)
Versatility: 6/10 (Select occasions)
Smell: 5/10 (Too sweet, too much, tries to hard)

Overall opinion: Go for La Nuit de L'homme...it's like class in a bottle.

Jul
15
2014
catfishy
catfishy

Nothing special ! Initial blast of lemon and after that nothing memorable !

Jul
15
2014
jonasfransson
jonasfransson

I can still smell this stuff in the air around me after 9(!) hours, and that's only from 2-3 sprays. Really good long lasting quality fragrance. Perfect for those mysterious summer nights out. Compliment getter FOR SURE!

Jul
12
2014
lister
lister

I am revisiting this page to read recent reviews.
Since my last visit,I managed to use up to 1/3 of my bottle,BDC turned out to be a "grower" for me.
First of all, this scent isn't as common as people tend to portray it on here;in the past few months I came across only 2 guys, who were wearing BDC.Second, I noticed that clothing,especially wool and cotton tend to project the incense note and somehow it gives that unusual "musty" whiff,while citrus and ginger notes become undetectable;so I only spray on bare skin and the scent becomes magically pleasant and warm.After 5-6 hours nutmeg,cedar and ginger become dominant and scent lingers for another 5-6 hours (and this is only 2 sprays).
I do not think that this scent lacks originality or character and I am amazed by the quality of ingredients and amount of compliments.
Cold weather,breeze and moonlight compliment the scent perfectly.

Jul
11
2014
DSun
DSun

The quality of ingredients is topnotch. Heavens forbid Chanel would ever scrimp on raw materials. Sillage and longevity are respectable and reasonable. So far, so good. I like that faint whiff of ginger in the drydown, and also that precious sandalwood (pretty sure it's Australian, not the synthetic kind).

(And here's the "but"...)

But I'm afraid I'll have to pass. I have great respect for Jacques Polge and I understand that, first and foremost, Chanel is in business to make money. However, where does it say that in order to make money, creativity, imagination and originality has to suffer?

Hopefully the business model is akin to the recording industry's bubblegum pop icons indirectly funding obscure artists...because Bleu de Chanel is so unworthy of Chanel.

All in all, Bleu is as good as it gets in this genre (Acqua di Gio Essenza ranks best in my book). It will be an excellent replacement once my original formula Cool Water runs out.

And I'll be waiting for that new groundbreaking Chanel that comes out indirectly funded by this megahit wonder.

Jul
11
2014
Madholm
Madholm

Not sure how this isn't long lasting on some people. It's 2pm and I've been wearing this 7hrs with 4 sprays from a sample sprayer (ie, 2 real sprays) and the incense just choked me out in the car. Maybe my skin just turns this stuff into a projection monster when it warms up.

This is a pass for me, but I will test out the EdP version as soon as it's available at a whole near me. There is something pleasant about this fragrance but it's so dominated by the incense that the sweet scents underneath simply don't have the space they need to be fully enjoyed. Total incense bomb in my opinion. So much so that I'm blown away by the comments under the upcoming EdP version HOPING they highlight the incense ever further; literally cannot fathom why they would ever do that. If anything the EdP needs to find a better balance with the incense by adding more depth and character behind it.

Not to be all negative; the ingredients smell of high quality and the incense does not smell like the artificial mess I get from so many smokey aromas. It also has great longevity and decent projection for me. However, it's very linear and not very well balanced. I would consider keeping it as a gift, but it's not something I would ever pay for; you can get the same impact from some dirt cheap incense sticks next to your wardrobe.

Jul
09
2014
landon1
landon1

Just because it doesn't smell like cookies of pancakes doesn't mean it's boring lmao

Jul
08
2014
MUSK007
MUSK007

NOTHING EXTRA ORDINARY....IT'S ONLY THE HYPE AS IN CASE OF COOL WATER....BUT LOVELY BOTTLE WITH MAGNETIC CORK.....LONGIVITY POOR...

Jul
05
2014
bnicholasboo
bnicholasboo

Not even close to my favorite in my collection, but this by far gets more compliments than anything I have ever worn.

Jul
03
2014
NobleRoman
NobleRoman

Another BDC review! I love this juice. I purchased it when it was released and went through it quickly. Picked up a bottle today and grinned ear to ear on the way home. In my city of 4.5 million people, I'm sure many wear it. But I don't come across it very often in business and on the social circuit. Boring, maybe. All I know it smells terrific and lasts for 8 hours on me. BDC is also one of the most complimented scents that I wear. One of the best.

Jul
02
2014
drakecito
drakecito

People who say it's boring, I think it means simply that when wearing not enjoy nor striking, but not smelly.
I do not have to be too smart to understand ....

Of course, if you like, it does not matter what others think. It is not my case. I would also just seems boring and I prefer to wear other...

Totally agree with the comment from @ LouisedeParis

Jul
02
2014
LouisedeParis
LouisedeParis

Bleu got widely popular in the city where I live. Although it has nothing truly innovative, it does smell nice and manages to be alluring among the huge "fougère fraîche" market. IMO, Chanel did a pretty good compromise between coping with new trends, aiming at new "nose virgin" markets, and trying to remain unique. I like it, overall. It smells pleasant and the quality of the ingredients is fair (as always with Chanel), but there's definitely no "WOW".

Unfortunately its popularity (especially here) has pushed it to become the "ex's fragrance" by excellence, a bit like Le Mâle, if you know what I mean. As a woman, I would never want my man to wear Bleu, as it has become way too common and impersonal.

Anyway Bleu is a worldwide blockbuster (it reached a 10% market share in France, which is huge!!), and I'm pretty sure Chanel broke even quite rapidly with that juice. It is a safe, pleasant and versatile citrus fragrance that you could offer without running the risk to disappoint.

Jul
02
2014
Altorhys
Altorhys

Every time I wear it, I receive good compliments. Stop bashing on it only for the posting reviews. Wear it!


*** *** ***

Chaque fois que je le porte, je reçois de bons compliments. Arrêtez dénigrement sur elle que pour les avis d'affichage. Portez-le!

Jul
02
2014
chrisw
chrisw

Ha yes!
I agree with comment below.
Its a fragrance your buying for crying out loud!
Does the average person in the street passing you by really care what lengths youve gone to in order to smell less generic? .
I think not! .
If YOU like it then who gives a s**t what anyone else thinks!

Jul
02
2014
abj180
abj180

It's a boring cologne? What did you think it was going to do?? Change your life?? Get you laid?? Cologne snobs are so funny.

Jun
28
2014
brent0529
brent0529

I have also passed this cologne up many times and bought something else. I would go to the mall with the intent of buying it and then change my mind because of the generic tone of it. I already have a ton of unique and quality fragrances, so I just figured it'd be another one that gets pushed to the back and forgot about. So my solution was to buy it for my dad for father's day, that way I could further test it from his bottle. He opened it, liked it, and sprayed about 6 sprays, which shocked me because I know how decent Bleu is on power. A few minutes later I walked through a trail of his sillage, and decided on the spot I had to have it. So I bought me a bottle the same day I bought his and have been thankful I did ever since. THE END.

I've found that it is not as generic as I had originally thought once I applied several sprays and actually "wore" it vs. just spraying one spray on the back of my hand when testing. Trust in Chanel. Or better yet...Jacques Polge.

Jun
22
2014
cpellegrino
cpellegrino

I've definitely gotten compliments while wearing this before. I've actually been hit on because of it. I mean, not SOLELY because of it, but it was just something else that I was getting noticed for. It's a really fresh aquatic scent. Very cool, great for summer. It's like a much classier version of an Axe scent, with a much higher price tag. I really like the magnetic cap (which only the authentic Chanel ones have). Would definitely recommend this if you're a single guy.

Jun
21
2014
[email protected]@r
C@nn@r

This is a complete 180 from my previous 180 so I'm back to a 360 on not liking this one. Not because of the scent but because of the notes and the strength of the cologne. I am very sensitive to certain scents and this one has too strong of a incense, ginger, and mint combo that gives me an incredible headache!! Even after only 1 spray I get a strong searing pain in my head until I take a shower!! Too bad...I really wanted to wear this scent because on others it smells really nice and pleasant but I just can't seem to wear it.

Jun
20
2014
Goktug
Goktug

well, this is nice and clean and i like it but somehow when I'm going to buy this , I always change my decision and buying another perfume. maybe because of it's very popular + many people wearing around me.

Jun
16
2014
MelihElitas
MelihElitas

elegant, long lasting after 3 hours very boring

Jun
15
2014
panoulis1992
panoulis1992

Best summer scent ever......
best longevity ever.........
best trail ever........
most complimented ever....
best opening ever.....
best mid notes ever....
best drydown ever....
best offer by Chanel ever....
Every MAN with CONFIDENSE wears BLEU,THE MASTER OF COLOGNES

Jun
13
2014
RUDOLFO512
RUDOLFO512

Every time I want attention I wear Bleu by Chanel.
The citrus with incense and the ginger make the perfect combination. It is fresh and clean.
Today I wore it to the office and my secretary asked me what I was wearing. She said I ALWAYS smell delicious but today's fragrance was the top. I told her it was Bleu by Chanel and she is going to buy a bottle for her boyfriend's birthday next week.

Jun
12
2014
ThEnAuGhTyPrOf.
ThEnAuGhTyPrOf.

***ALERT: Right off the bat, I need to inform you guys, although many of you already know: this fragrance has been hijacked big time by a ubiquitous amount of fakes on the market...
*Many view this one as one of those very generic fragrances, and honestly speaking- IT IS!!! This is not necessarily a bad thing tho..

*A very citrus/grapefruity vibe about it that lasts about 6-8hrs on my skin (normal skin)

*Interestingly, this frag could work year round although it thrives in the summer and spring season

*If you can't see yourself shelling out the coin for this then try Bongo by Iconix

*8/10 for me: very nice, nothing original or groundbreaking..... Ideal for a young man who dresses well and is building a nice collection for himself to go out or for the office...

Jun
11
2014
Had
Had

business..
ladies appreciate this mans' choice...

Jun
11
2014
panoulis1992
panoulis1992

season:spring-summer-fall
occasion:summer nights,nights in a club
how many sprays:2-3
scent:10/10
longevity:9/10
projection:8/10
sillage:7.5/10
versatility:10/10
overall:44.5/50

Jun
06
2014
abcmore
abcmore

I don't understand all the hype about this mediocre perfume.

Jun
05
2014
saransh
saransh

This fragrance is so good its like the perfect all-rounder , no wow factor or meh factor . Just a clean sophisticated casual fragrance . Note sophisticated as i think i have yet to find a sophisticated "generic fragrance " like bleu de chanel , in other words i wish all the generic scents smelled like this thats how generic this is . ( haha its not generic at all its a class apart )

Scent:8,5
Longevity:8
Projection:8.5
Excuse my math but im still gonna give it a 9 cuz of how versatile and loved this fragrance is. ;)

Jun
05
2014
jesseo11
jesseo11

This is a nice, clean versatile fragrance. I wear it in the daytime. The citrus opening is very uplifting for the morning and the spicy woody base is relaxing for later on in the day. On my skin it dies down fairly quickly and becomes a very light but very enjoyable skin scent. I would never expect to get a lot of compliments wearing this but I still enjoy it.

Jun
05
2014
Louismanuel
Louismanuel

I have reviewed this Fragrance last Spring:
And a lot of reactions have been added ever since, and a lot of new owners too.

In the meanwhile I have been building up my collection.
Have now 22 fragrances, evenly spread over the seasons.
This is still my number one Summer fragrance.

From Bleu de Chanel I have a fragrance line, meaning EDT, Aftershave and Deospray.
I am yet to find a better aftershave than this one.

It's cool, it's fresh, it's revitalizing.
Last year I used to say: it makes me happy when I spray the EDT or use the Aftershave.
Nowadays it makes me happy when I decide I'am going to use it.

This Spring I have purchased quite a few new Summer fragrances: YSL l'homme,Roma Uomo, Burberry Brit Summer, Davidoff Altitude, CK Eternity,Versace pour Homme and Lalique White.

Love Versace pour homme, which is very similar to Allure Homme Sport, Lalique White and Eternity.
But Bleu de Chanel is still my favourite.

And even in Fall or Winter, from time to time I use it, and still I AM HAPPY.

Jun
02
2014
Etheras
Etheras

One of the kings... By far the most flexible fragrance. You can wear it on summer, on winter and on several occasions. Very nice scent, sexy and manly without beeing noticed from a mile, it respects the people around you but also always atracts very good comments. One of the "Must to have" fragrances for men.
9/10 for me.

Jun
01
2014
mikel.joko
mikel.joko

setidaknya wangi nya saya lebih suka drpada chanel AHS...trutama drydown nya


S:6/10
L:7/10
P:7/10
scent: 7,5/10

May
31
2014
wambyhaskara
wambyhaskara

kebetulan gw juga pake parfum ini.. wanginya kata cewe guwe bikin "deg deg serrr" dan slalu pengen dalam pelukan guwe!! this is real!

May
29
2014
pycolo
pycolo

really nice scent and versatile! :)
PERFECT for spring/summer.

May
23
2014
Manny44
Manny44

Hadn't worn this one in a long, long time. Sprayed 5 sprays and overdid it. Must remember to go easy on the sprayer with this one. Very Strong. Still have to say I'm pretty uninspired by this. Without question high quality, but having said that, I simply am not inspired by the scent.But that is obviously a super subjective thing. It certainly doesn't surprise me that people love it.

May
23
2014
Pianomelody
Pianomelody

Really delicious! I love this perfume, is very good :) .. cool, sweet and spicy.. last very long on the skin ... suitable for the summer in my opinion! I made a good purchase. :) I'm glad the Council.

Sillage : 7.5/10
Longevity : 8./10 (12+hours)
Scent : 8.5/10

Overall : 8.5/10

May
22
2014
Atbinj
Atbinj

scent: 9/10
versitility: 9/10
silliage: 9/10
longevity: 8/10 8 hours
4 sprays
35/40

May
21
2014
Ahmadoenn.Van.doull
Ahmadoenn.Van.doull

This perfume is the best in Marine notes. The smell was so classic and fresh. J'crois c'est parfait!Je l'aime.

May
19
2014
jonasfransson
jonasfransson

Sex in a bottle! Perfect for summer nights out!

May
17
2014
jdawg
jdawg

Love it! Very masculine and elegant. Also acts as my good luck perfume!

May
16
2014
loivuong
loivuong

Great smell and longevity. i still smell this scent after 7-8h although i live in the country which on the hot weather

May
16
2014
siddiquewallace
siddiquewallace

A very sharp citrus scent for summer...can be worn as an office scent too.the more u apply,the more u get the full effect and meaning of this perfume.Great silage too
Quite expensive though
A lot of fakes out there...make sure u get the original to appreciate it

May
15
2014
justtwan
justtwan

This fragrance is a complete rip off, its smells exactly like Bod Man most wanted spray but Bod last alot longer with more projection. I'm pissed I bought this crap. Do the comparison yourself and repost your opinions.

May
14
2014
rosscooper
rosscooper

Not a review so much as an observation. I live in New York City. Every young man I meet from the Midwest who moved here and thinks they're something wears this. Literally I know 4 or 5 guys who wear this and come from the middle of nowhere. To them, I think it's very aspirational. Because of that, this scent is cheapened to me. For me it is a splashy cologne type product with a scent better suited to bath products than perfuming one's body.

May
13
2014
papabear
papabear

L O V E ---> man should have one, confirm!!!

May
12
2014
1welshdevil
1welshdevil

I'm sorry there are some spectacular fragrances out there, this isn't one of them, it's nice and fresh, but what makes this intriguing? I can't see anything much in it, rather a bottle of Pour Monsieur or Antaeus every time. 5/10

May
10
2014
djews
djews

I have read that there are plenty of fakes around so the bad comments must be after someone got a hold of one of those, I bought mine from Myer in Australia. It's a beautiful, rich, classy fragrance somewhat similar but like no other, as are all the chanel's and that's why I believe that they are the best. If compliments are what you're after then this delivers them in an abundance!
Extremely worthy in the Chanel line up. It probably has the best projection and staying power of the lot I would say. Great versatility although I would rather wear something else in summer but as soon as the temperature gets under 30 degrees it could be bleu time any day, any night regardless of the situation.
Can't beat it and I will have a bottle in my collection always.
Only bad thing I can say is that I live 30km out of Sydney and I never smell it on others here but when I go in to the city I find that it's relatively common amongst my 30 year old crowd. That's fine by me though, it just reinforces how good it is.

May
09
2014
Oposai
Oposai

Bleu de Chanel is fresh and woody for the most part. The spice is mild to none. It is a good versatile scent for most seasons and occasions. Longevity was about 4hrs, and projection was about arm length. 7.5/10.

May
09
2014
LizzieBea
LizzieBea

People seem to think this scent isn't worthy of Chanel. That is a matter of opinion, but if you judge the juice on its own without all of the expectations, it's quite nice. It's not challenging, but it is enjoyable. I got a bottle of it for my father's birthday, since he's almost sixty and still using Bath and Body Works aftershaves as his only scent.

May
06
2014
Me.Teejay
Me.Teejay

Bleu De Chanel - Versatile All-Rounder.

Bleu de chanel is a versatile gem, which can be worn easily, and one needn't take much time in deciding when to wear or what to wear with this in their arsenal.

Starts off with a beautiful grapefruit that awakens your senses. The opening is so refreshing and enticing , which might do some justice to the word 'bleu' in the name (bleu in a way, although not at all an aquatic as the name might suggest). Soon, incense and ginger come forward and the grapefruit lurks around in the shadows. This phase, essentially remains the same throughout its drydown.

A safe yet interesting composition, this works great as an office scent, or your hanging out with friends scent or simply a white tee and denims scent. I can see why critics would call it generic and boring, but then not everything has to be so complex right?

I normally use upto 3 sprays when I use it for office days, as this has a powerful sillage in the first two-three hours.
Longevity, on me, is sufficient, ranging anywhere between 6-9 hours on an average, with it becoming a close to skin scent in the later half of its life.

Edit: Now bored of this one, as it stays very linear throughout its drydown. With so many better options around, I hardly even look at it in my wardrobe.

May
03
2014
Tweleve
Tweleve

One of my favorite safe scents to wear. Although the longevity is moderate at best, I don't understand how so many reviews are saying it's okay to shower in it and no one will notice. My job requires me to be physically active throughout the day and I still notice the fragrance lingering after about 5 or so hours, with only two sprays to the neck and one on the wrists

Apr
24
2014
daynnight
daynnight

Good safe scent that smells great and women love it!

Apr
23
2014
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! But if I got it as a present would probably wear it sometimes.

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
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

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.

Edit: Apr. 24-
After finally getting my hands on an authentic bottle, I can add my 2 cents. The initial smell does indeed make you want to "drink it", like some reviewers noted below. Imagine the fizzy sweetness in a citrus fruit (an orange or a grapefruit), if that makes any sense. That's what the first few minutes smell like. But then it goes downhill from there for me. The original fizzy quality fades away over 1-2 hours, making it a linear scent. Projection is ok, longevity is 5-7 hours.
But guys, this ain't living the hype for me. You end up spending 70 bucks for this frag (if you're lucky, that is), and all you get is a very good grapefruit scent. I'm probably going to sell off mine.

Apr
03
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
Knows2Nose
Knows2Nose

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

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.

Update: Still wearing this stuff from time to time and still garnering compliments and the like. The longevity is great and the projection is just right. It's hard to go wrong with having this in your wardrobe.

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
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
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
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? Lazy knockoff. Shame on you, 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
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

Id rate this a 7.5 out of 10 !

Mar
14
2014
hasanbenvidi
hasanbenvidi

سلام.بلوچنل عطری خوب وچهارفصل و باکیفیت .بوی فلفل و لیمو.440هزارتومن نمی ارزه پخش مناسب و ماندگاری خوبی هم داره

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
Antares811
Antares811

One of the best male fragrances.
Weak lasting power, unfortunately.

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
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 wore this around one of my exes when we were together, 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 if I like it or not. This was a fragrance, though, I instantly knew I loved.

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
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.

Update: Almost every time I wear this, women come to ask what I'm wearing and their faces tell the story that they love it. One even said:"YOu smell like sex."

Can't say why, but they do.

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
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
twlahue
twlahue

It's Awesome. Plain and Simple...

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Jay2010
Jay2010

Smells like an old woman in a bottle, this is very pungent and heavy, I believe people just buy it because it's popular & expensive. 6/10

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
Bunino
Bunino

zzzZZZZZZzzzzZZZZZZzzzz. Oh I'm sorry. I didn't notice you come in. **yawns**... one of the most generic scents I have ever smelled. **hits snooze button.**

Oct
10
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
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
Happy Turtle
Happy Turtle

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
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
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

Love Bleu!!! Excellent summer scent. Works very well for hot days outside. It was great during a family barbeque. This scent works well with the heat and smoke. It also works well for the office and women really love it. What's not to like!!

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
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
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
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
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
rsx007
rsx007

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

May
22
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
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
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
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
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
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 could 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
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
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