By Heather Muir, Allure magazine
Although I am a certifiable beauty junkie, few products have the privilege of calling my nightstand home. But Chanel's newest men's fragrance, Bleu de Chanel-a mix of grapefruit, peppermint, cedar, and vetiver-now holds a permanent residence there. Is it my boyfriend's? Nope. It's mine. Maybe the warm, watery scent makes me feel comforted, like I'm in a man's arms (sigh)? Who knows-but I'm addicted to it. I spray it on in the morning before work (I use the spritz-and-walk-through method to avoid overdosing, since it's stronger than my typical women's fragrances) and before bed (I actually mist it on my sheets lightly). Chanel claims the new scent is "rugged and intensely masculine" (the opposite of me-I swear).
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So why do I love it so much? When women choose a masculine fragrance, says perfumer Frédéric Malle, "it's like wearing your boyfriend's shirt or his Rolex. The paradox is that it makes a woman moreRead More »from Do You Wear Men's Scents?