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Bleu de Chanel EDT vs EDP: Ultimate Comparison

The House of Chanel has a long history of developing brands and legends. In 2010, under haute couture fragrance designer Jacques Polge, Bleu de Chanel, a men’s fragrance collection, rose to great success.

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French actor and model Gaspard Ulliel, sadly very recently deceased in 2022, projected the brand of the refined and timeless fragrance with his moody yet intriguing image.

To match the scale of the Bleu de Chanel fragrance launch, Martin Scorsese directed the first commercial campaign. It’s how you launch a fragrance to mass appeal while retaining its uniqueness.

Since its launch, Bleu de Chanel men has remained a top-selling favorite fragrance. The image and woodsy yet clean scent appeal to young professional and athletic males and the women who adore them.

Beauty consultants and fragrance experts helped establish the success of this product because they also appreciate the clean, crisp scent that projects an image.

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The Subtle Nuance of Bleu de Chanel EDT vs EDP

In the fragrance industry, people differentiate fragrance categories into subcategories. Perfume is the mother of all fragrances.

As fragrance experts, we often recommend that our clients layer their scents starting with a shower gel, applying a lotion or aftershave balm, and then adding a discreet squirt of EDT (Eau de Toilette) or EDP (Eau de Parfum).

Layering your products helps create a lingering effect and dept in your fragrance. There’s also a sensual experience when you infuse your entire body in the scent you enjoy. 

Fragrance Notes in EDT and EDP

Jacques Polge clearly understood men’s body chemistry, musky undertones, and the alluring message they send like signals.

Bleu de Chanel on a table

Because of this, Bleu de Chanel parfum reviews suggest that this collection has remained a favorite among men (and the women who adore them) since 2010. 

Its biggest competition is perhaps the House of Dior and Sauvage for men.

Top Notes 

Top notes are the scents that invade our olfactory first; in Bleu de Chanel, they consist of classic bergamot (orange), the citrus influence of lemon and grapefruit, and blended with vetiver (grass type). 

Middle Notes

Lingering notes of grapefruit, cedarwood, ginger, and jasmine produce warmth on masculine chemistry.

Base Notes

Each body develops base notes differently. In Bleu de Chanel EDP and EDT, those notes settle into a woodsy fragrance founded on Frankincense, ginger, sandalwood, and amberwood.

Bleu de Chanel EDT

Bleu de Chanel Eau de Toilette

Bleu de Chanel EDT is the third most concentrated version in the fragrance family and often the most popular version because it’s less expensive than the perfume version.

EDT is popular because it isn’t as overpowering as perfume or perfume oils, making it a better option to wear around confined spaces. 

Body chemistry is a crucial component in how a fragrance develops on your skin and how long it lasts and will influence the final aroma. 

Typically, EDT lasts for two to four hours until it vanishes into a very subdued version of its former self. This fading also makes EDT perfect as it allows the user more control over how the fragrance develops.

Subtle may be the lure to invite that special someone to move closer.


A fragrance sillage (that signature trail a person leaves behind) is more alluring when understated. Bleu definitely ranks on the moderate scale and speaks decisively, saying I have arrived and I’m leaving a piece of me behind.


This citrus wood blend is ideal for offices, meetings, and private and public functions, making it suitable for warm months.


On its own and without partnering with the product family, Bleu de Chanel EDT continues to emit scent for two to four hours.


  • Alluring, timeless, masculine
  • Lasting but not overpowering
  • Inexpensive


  • May require frequent reapplication, which makes it more costly
  • Popular, therefore not unique

The price fluctuates around depending on where you shop.

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Bleu de Chanel EDP

Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum

Bleu de Chanel EDP is the big brother in the line-up. This version is more potent and contains a 15 – 20% concentration of the fragrance essence (derived from essential oils).

Introducing clients to the subtle differences within the perfume family is an excellent invitation for them to explore other product options. Occasionally clients experience a distinction of the top and base notes in the fragrance’s sillage.


Fragrance sillage in Bleu de Chanel fragrance products leans toward powerful but settles down nicely on the wearer. Because of its composition, EDP has a more powerful opening chord and a longer-lasting effect than EDT. The message is that it leaves a lasting impression.


Ideal for the office, perfect for intimate moments and public engagements, and quenches heat in warmer months.


Quality ingredients project the fragrance for six to eight hours without waning.

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  • Requires less product and less frequent application
  • Same alluring timeless scent as the perfume, EDT, EDC
  • Less expensive than perfume


  • More expensive than EDT or aftershave balm
  • Popular, therefore not unique

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Bleu de Chanel EDT
  • Sillage: Moderate
  • Potency: Best in warmer months
  • Longevity: 2-4 hours
Bleu de Chanel EDP
  • Sillage: Powerful
  • Potency: Best in warmer months
  • Longevity: 6-8 hours

Bleu de Chanel EDT vs. EDP Longevity

For the average consumer, the differences are minor. Those with a nose for fragrance will be able to sniff out the differences and the longevity of each type.

The bottle design and atomizer delivery are the same for both. The differences are hardly discernible other than the fragrance qualifier on the bottom of the square, intensely dark glass bottle. The EDT version doesn’t have this marker on the bottom.

EDT spray is available in 1.7, 3.4, and 5. Fl Oz. A complementary collection of shaving cream, deodorants, shower gel, balms, and gift set collections round out the product family.

Personal Performance Recommendations:

Choosing a Chanel fragrance product as a gift or for personal consumption is undoubtedly one of the most sensual experiences. 

My experience with clients confirms that men are less hesitant to spoil themselves than women. 

They deserve this pampering.

Bleu De Chanel’s prices are comparable to other luxury brands. While the initial expense may be questionable for budget-conscious consumers, the brand is an investment in your well-being and confidence.

A bottle of Bleu de Chanel

A bottle of EDT vs EDP typically lasts a consumer upward of three months which works out to a cost of about a dollar or two per day (pending on application).

Applying fragrance to pulse points like the inner wrist or neck applies to men and women. Which Bleu De Chanel lasts the longest depends on how you use it and your body chemistry.


Bleu de Chanel will remain a fragrance classic for decades. Bleu will follow in the footsteps of the mother fragrance, Chanel No. 5, which has been an icon on the fragrance horizon since 1921 and continues to set the trend.

Bleu de Chanel EDT vs EDP: Ultimate Comparison

Born and raised in Austin, David is a dedicated writer and avid fragrance lover. When he's not trying out perfumes, he enjoys traveling and exploring new restaurants.