Bleu De Chanel, the newest men's fragrance from the house of Chanel, my husband's birthday gift this year. Hub's birthday is in early September, coincides with Father's Day (mine is in early May and coincides with Mother's Day) During that time, there is so many gifts and so many offers to choose from. This year, hub requested me to select a perfume for him as he had just ran out of his Tom Ford one. He also insisted that he should smell it first. He no longer wears whatever I get for him.
We walked into David Jones and after smelling a lot of fragrances, we landed at the Chanel counter. We smelt Bleu De Chanel. The lady at the counter told hub that it is the best selling fragrance and everyone is buying it. Hub whispered to me "Doesn't that make it less special then?!" After smelling it he said "So what? I like it!" Proud moment for me, I have taught him well. We came home with a huge 150 ml bottle of Bleu De Chanel.
I think what hub said about perfumes in general is so true and truer in case of Bleu De Chanel. When this fragrance was out in 2010, there were some mixed reviews about the fragrance and the negative reviews were based on the fact that it did not measure up to the Chanel standards and it smelt too common and boring. Without being swayed either way by labels, looking beyond the expectations, the hype, the technicality, ingredients, blah blah blah.... whatever rocks your boat, designer, celebrity, niche, indie.... if you like it and you can afford it, buy it and wear it.
Bleu De Chanel is a nice clean scent. It is fresh like citrus and mint, watery and cool like vetiver, cold like incense, warm like spices and resins, has it all! It is one of those perfumes that begins as something and then morphs into something else. It has a very masculine fresh vibe to it at first and then it becomes warm, still being extremely fresh. It is young, fresh and attractive.
The lasting power is super. I'm not sure how many spritzes hub uses but I can smell it at the end of the day on him, mind you, he bicycles back and forth to work. Sillage is good. I'll know hub has left for work by smelling his Bleu De Chanel even if I'm not up before he leaves.
The bulky bottle has a magnetic cap. You can just throw the cap near the atomiser and sticks on with a click! Convenient!
Now, everybody say Awwwww.....
Look at this fine pair! Young, vibrant Bleu De Chanel of my husband and my precious bottle of Chanel Nº5 bound together by the eternal threads of Chanel. A pair made in heaven! Given the young vibe of Bleu De Chanel and the "old lady" reputation of Nº5, should I say cougar and the cub?!
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