What We're Looking For In A Bleu de Chanel Dupe

While the warm and woody tones of Bleu de Chanel can be relatively easy to recreate, a good quality dupe will not stint on including rich middle notes found in the original, such as ginger, nutmeg, and jasmine.    

A good Bleu de Chanel clone should use Bleu's distinct base notes of labdanum, sandalwood, patchouli, vetiver, incense, cedar, and white musk, which combine to create an intoxicating and memorable signature fragrance.    

The eau de parfum is a good all-rounder that can be comfortably worn at work and in social situations. Its fresh citrus overtones make it a great summer scent to wear on holiday or while enjoying days out, but its warm, woody base notes add enough depth to the fragrance to make it suitable for the office.   

Bleu de Chanel Scent Profile:

High Notes: Grapefruit, Lemon, Mint, Pink Pepper, Bergamot, Aldehydes and Coriander   

Mid Notes:  Ginger, Nutmeg, Jasmine and Melon    

Base Notes: Incense, Amber, Cedar, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Labdanum and Amberwood  

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Bleu De Chanel History

Bleu de Chanel was created for Chanel in 2010 by Jacques Polge. It was quite notable for being the first men's fragrance released by Chanel since 2004, so it had a lot to live up to in expectation.

Starting as an eau de toilette, Bleu de Chanel had another release formulated by Jacques Polge as a stronger eau de parfum in 2014 and then again in 2018 by his son, Olivier Polge.

Bleu de Chanel can best be described as having a warm and woody scent supported by aromatic herbs to give it some depth and base. The top notes come through first and lighten the fragrance experience with tones of fresh lemon, mint, grapefruit and pink pepper.

Are Bleu De Chanel Clones Any Good?

Overall Bleu de Chanel clone's are a mixed bag, and a chanel seem to have been quite aggressive with some of the dupe perfume houses when it comes to brand name references, with the bleu de chanel clone we rated best no longer refering to itself as "inspired by". Currently the ones that do advertise themselves directly as copies of bleu aren't actually that good, and for some reason of the most popular fragrances on the market it's one of the less copied out there.

LS Colognes: Sky

Ok, so in 2024 we have a new winner, and that's Sky by LS colognes. It may be a surprising choice for some, with it being a solid cologne, but honestly it's leagues above the others. 

It's a perfect, and we do mean perfect match for the Bleu de Channel EDP. With one key difference, it actually lasts longer. 

The projection was a little bit better than the original, and it lasted about 8 hours. Meaning it's on par with the parfum. 

As a result it's definitely the best clone of bleu de channel. 

The top notes, a flawless match, as were the base and mids, it even mixed on the skin in the same way over time. To the point that we genuinely couldn't tell the difference between the two.