Bleu De Chanel Review

I don’t know where to start with this. This is an absolutely phenomenal clone of Bleu De Chanel Eau De Parfum. I’ve worn BDC EDP daily for several years and I can’t believe how similar this is from the opening all the way to the dry down, which is impressive in itself because a lot of clones have really harsh openings.

I can’t really bring myself to put a percentage of closeness on it as many reviewers do, but no one would ever know….put it that way.

As far as performance goes, it’s a bit complicated…..

With the original BDC EDP I get about 8 hours longevity on skin and 20+ hours on clothes. I get beast projection for the first hour, decent projection for the second hour, moderate projection for the third hour, light projection for the fourth and fifth hour and it then starts to become a skin scent thereafter, but throughout the life of the fragrance it ALWAYS has an amazing scent trail – something that’s often overlooked with BDC EDP. I spray 5 times. 

With the KDJ Inspired version (the spray) I get about 8 hours longevity on skin and 20+ hours on clothes – so just like the original.

It starts off projecting decently, but never beast….BUT….it stays projecting decently for longer. So in other words imagine BDC EDP in it’s second hour – that’s how the KDJ version projects, but it stays at that level for the first 3 hours, then starts to get lighter.

So what that means is in the first hour BDC EDP projects stronger, in the second hour they’re the same and in the third hour KDJ is stronger. The KDJ also has an amazing scent trail throughout it’s life just as the original does. My wife says she can always smell the KDJ on me regardless of how strong or light it is – it’s always there. Again that’s with 5 sprays….obviously if you spray more it will be beast. I hope that all makes sense! 

So you could argue, as I would, KDJ is better than the original. BDC EDP is £115 for 150ml. So assuming that’s your budget, you can get 300ml (double) of KDJ for the same price…….so even if you feel the need to wear double or reapply at some point in the day, it’s still the same price as BDC EDP however people can ALWAYS smell it on you – unlike the original. And because the opening is spot on, you don’t need to worry about reapplying.

The atomizer is also very good – you get a medium burst of mist that spreads the same as the original.

Something else I got, and will continue to get, is the oil version. I add the oil to fragrance free shower gel to get an amazing BDC EDP scented shower gel. As a side note – the original shower gel is based on the EDT….you can’t actually get an official EDP version of the shower gel unless you use this method 😉

Once again when you compare the price of the original shower gel to the oil/fragrance free shower gel it’s considerably cheaper.

So overall this is a WAY more cost effective way of always smelling exactly the same as BDC EDP. I can’t believe I’m only the second person to review this – it’s a hidden gem.

Absolutely well done to KDJ on this formulation. It doesn’t smell synthetic in any way at all. It’s as natural and high quality smelling as the original. As long as they don’t change it, I’ll keep on buying it. Very impressive copy 🙂

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The most powerful sense? How scent is attached to our emotions and memories…

Our senses are extraordinary – non more so than our sense of smell.

Science has proven that our sense of smell plays an incredibly important role in our memory, moods and emotions. This is as result of messages sent to a part of the brain known as the limbic system.

Certain scents have the power to evoke particular memories from throughout our lives. This can often happen when we least expect it – with fragrances acting as a trigger, making us recall an event, experience or feeling so vividly, we feel as if we have been transported back to that moment.

In addition to this, smells can be highly emotive. The perfume industry depends on this, the connection between scent and emotion provides the ability to create products that work to automatically make us feel a certain way. Wearing our favourite scent can make us feel confident, powerful, desirable, strong and uplifted.

Do you want to find your favourite scent? We’ve got you covered!

At KDJ Inspired, all of our products are inspired by popular designer brands – without the designer price!

It is a very personal journey and everyone has different tastes and preferences. We recommend that you take a look at our extensive range or search by your desired ingredient to find your perfect match.

If you’re not sure where to start, you could order some of our samples first and follow the instincts of your most trusted sense…

Information about psychology and smell courtesy of

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Fragrances to give your mood a boost

The power of fragrance is not to be underestimated.

The fragrance we spritz ourselves with before we start our day can have an immense impact on our productivity, thoughts and feelings, both positively and negatively.

It is therefore important for us to wear a fragrance that contains ingredients which work to promote the positive emotions we desire.

Some notes you should look out for when choosing your perfect fragrance:


Zesty and invigorating, citrus notes are a popular addition to both feminine and masculine fragrances. Scents such as lemon, grapefruit and orange will energize and help to give your mood a lift. 


As well as its classic elegance, the scent of rose is known to have anti-depressant properties, which work in a fragrance to calm and uplift your mood.


Warm and spicy, cinnamon is a fragrance which helps to promote relaxation. Although obviously down to the individual, cinnamon scents have been popular due to their ability to trigger warm, comforting, family memories.


Lavender is a highly popular and versatile scent, which makes an appearance in many fragrances. It is a clean scent, notorious for aiding relaxation and reducing anxiety.

At KDJ inspired, we are a family business with a love for all of these scents, and many more! We make it our duty to assist you in your search for finding the perfect fragrance for you.

Use our website to search by ‘Scent Notes’, allowing you filter our array of fragrances to find those containing your desired ingredient…

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A scent for every season…

Even though we may not think it, perfumes play a very important role in our lives. A certain scent can trigger a memory, mood or emotion.

As one season flows into another, bringing its own feelings and memories with it, we can change our fragrances to suit.


“Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.” – although to fashion editor Miranda Priestley in The Devil Wears Prada, the concept is tired and overdone, when it comes to a spring fragrance, there really is no other option.

As the flowers begin to bloom and the weather brightens, we need a fragrance that reflects that.

You should opt for a fresh, floral scent, with notes of rose, lily of the valley or peony.


Here comes the sun! Whether you like to spend your summers at home or abroad, you need a fragrance to suit.

In summer, citrus scents work best, whether that be lemon verbena, neroli or grapefruit. Coconut also works well as a summer fragrance, with its unmistakable refreshing scent.


As autumn rolls around, the season synonymous with falling leaves and cool temperatures needs a signature scent too.

Woody and spicy undertones are an autumn must. Try a fragrance with notes of sandalwood, pepper or cardamom.


As the festive season approaches, you need a warm and inviting fragrance to combat the cold.

With fragrances containing notes of ginger, cinnamon or maybe even dark chocolate, you really can’t go wrong.

On our website, you will find a fragrance for every season and more besides! Take a look at our ‘Scent Notes’ page and find your favourite…

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Finding Your Signature Scent: A Personal Journey

For many people, finding their perfect perfume is a very personal, and oftentimes elusive journey. Your scent is your signature by which friends and loved ones recognise you, so it is no wonder that you want to ensure you well and truly find ‘the one’.

KDJ Inspired is a family run business with a passion for perfumes at affordable prices. On our website, we have compiled ‘Notes’ with all the ingredients in our perfumes and split them into groups. The 9 groups of scents – animalic, berries, citrus, flowers, herbs and fougerès, resins, spices, sweets, and wood – have been created as a starting point for customers to explore our perfumes.

Once you click on an ingredient within a group, you are led to a collection of perfumes which contain it. We encourage customers to explore new ingredients which they have not thought to try out before, particularly if it falls within a group which they already know that they like. For example, if you already know that you like floral scents, then consider trying out something new, such as African violet, myrtle, or Indian patchouli. Even if you do not want to commit to buying a whole bottle, many of KDJ Inspired perfumes can be ordered as a tester.

After you have ordered some samples, we recommend trying out 3 at a time, you should try it out on your skin. The scent of a perfume varies from person to person due to factors such as the pH of their skin, temperature and even hormone levels.

If you would like to check out the ‘Notes’, then head over to We have Free UK shipping and a 100% refund policy on all orders. At KDJ Inspired, we are here to help you find your signature scent.

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Perfume Through the Ages

Just like everything in life, fragrances have gone in and out of fashion throughout periods of history. Art movements and a shift in societal values both have a profound effect on the popularity of a scent. Today, we will be giving you a whistle-stop tour of perfume throughout history.


The word ‘perfume’ is derived from the Latin word, per fumus, meaning through smoke. In the early days, fragrances were typically incense based and the art of making perfumes was first refined by the Romans, Persians, and Arabs.

The 50s

The 50s were epitomised by Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art, with a tendency towards mood and colour over traditional mediums and forms. Nica Ricci L’Air du Temps became a defining fragrance of the era. The floral perfume captures a moment in time and remains popular to this day.

The 60s

The Swinging Sixties was the decade of counterculture and love. The fragrance, Aramis, represents masculinity with notes of citrus, leather, and oak moss. It embodies the casual approach to life of this period and was notably worn by The Beatles.

The 70s

The dubbed, Me Decade, represents a period of individualism and is associated with the rise of the band, Queen. Paco Rabanne Homme rose to popularity as an aromatic and airy fragrance. It has a clean and natural feel and is still very popular to this day.

We hope you enjoyed learning briefly about the history of perfume. If you want to explore the scents we mentioned in this article, then check out our collections on the site. We have free delivery and a 100% refund policy on all orders. What scent do you think is epitomised by this current period of history?

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Why Do Perfumes Smell Different on People?

Have you ever wondered why a perfume can smell great on your friend, but when you spray it on your skin, it just hits different? If so, then do not fret- this is completely normal. The way a perfume’s scent varies from person to person is largely down to body chemistry.

Factors affecting scent

The way a fragrance smells depends on the pH of your skin, which is why one scent never is the same on any two people. Other factors can also play a role, including body temperature, diet and even your hormone levels. Having a body lotion on your skin and its condition – oily, dry – will also impact how your body reacts to the application of perfume.

Advice from the experts

When it comes to testing a fragrance, the best way thing to do before testing it out is to ensure your skin is clear of any body oil or scented lotion beforehand. Spray the perfume directly onto your body, instead of using a tester strip.

We also recommend testing the fragrance on the outside of your forearm, as the skin is thickest there, so your natural scent will not be as overpowering.

Order testers of some perfumes you want to try out from our website and get spraying! Remember that we have free UK shipping and a 100% refund policy on our orders. At KDJ Inspired, we are here to bring you designer scents at affordable prices.

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