Cuba Blue, shaped like a cigar like all the others from the collection, is the ideal fresh daytime scent composed of a blend of woods, spices, musk and vanilla. Available as 35 and 100 ml EDT.
xpm753JeomiWogkig – 2020-02-25:
Very close to Azzaro Chrome i also get some CK One not bad for the price one of my go to cheapie.
adh160InsuffBooni – 2020-02-25:
very close to Eau De Grey Flannel and Super Samba for Men
jvc115 – 2020-02-25:
Its like drinking with a sorority sister. One drink- totally gone.
aravara – 2020-02-25:
If it’s the same “Blue” than the one in the Cuba Classic set, then I have to pass.
It has a VERY strong alcohol odor at the beginning, that feels more like a low budget after-shave lotion. After a few minutes, it settles up leaving a somewhat fresh/aqua sensation.
It has a very short projection (barely above skin), but it’s so faint and unassuming, with such a short lasting power, that there is no value in getting this one.
It does loosely remind to Azzaro Chrome, but it’s nowhere as good in any front. So, I do not actively dislike its fragrance, but it’s just not worthy. There are better alternatives, even among Cuba.
snovman – 2020-02-25:
Fresh, clean, and powdery. It has a nice dry down and reminds me a lot of Chrome by Azzaro. I’d gotten this from a four pack that was really cheap.
It starts off with a citrusy, floral blast and has some floral powder. It starts to dry down with a bit of musk, but the powder is very prominent. The base notes still have that musk and floral powder well until it has disappeared.
Much like most of the Cuba line, the longevity does not last, but on the other hand you can certainly spray more as it is very affordable and travel-sized. It lasts about 3 to 4 hours on my skin.
Overall, I’m not a big fan of floral powder, so this wasn’t my fancy. A 4/10 for me! Cheers!
gusena0805 – 2020-02-25:
Out of all the varieties I like the blue the best. I had the multi pack and once I used it up I bought the large bottle. For the price you can’t go wrong. I don’t get all the hate and comparisons to other brands. It is definitely worth a try. It is made in France which surprised me.
ddt987 – 2020-02-25:
I don’t see how people are comparing this to CK One. I have CK One and this smells nothing like it. CK One is more of spring time citrusy scent and this Cuba Blue is more of a ‘blue’y’ city scent.
My wife says she likes this scent even more than some $30-$50 EDTs that I’ve bought so I don’t get the hate either.
Maybe the scent is closer to Azzaro Chrome but def not CK One.
She also likes Cuba Gold, which I consider their original scent.
ascergoachier – 2020-02-25:
This scent smells like Bleu de Chanel. I don’t detect CK One, Azzaro Chrome or Cool Water at all. It’s a copy of Bleu de Chanel, lower projection and silage,certainly, but they smell identical.
karenstalker – 2020-02-25:
Smells like a light version of Davidoff’s coolwater!!! Its meh for me a pass…green,woody,sporty
Imperia2010 – 2020-02-25:
Today, I bought a four-pack sampler of these Cuba cigar fragrances. Blue, to me, is a soapy and comforting scent. I find it very similar to Burberry Weekend, also reminiscent of Calvin Klein One. I can’t pick out any notes except for “soapiness,” and I think this will be a great cozy scent for cool summer nights. Nothing groundbreaking, but for my $2.50 USD 35 ml bottle, I’m pleasantly surprised!
ufx545Bessinepome – 2020-02-25:
Accidentally tested this one thinking it was a woman’s fragrance.
Meh. Smells like common shaving soap, the one sold in tubes like the toothpaste ones. Innofensive, vaguely masculine, but I’d rather smell something with more character in a man, maybe something woody or resinous or the old aromatic herbal.
h1ter – 2020-02-25:
This is also for Silver Blue. I gave CSB to a friend as a Christmas gift and sprayed on my skin before buying. I had heard that it was a weak clone of Allure (I really don’t know if this is the case) but it was really nice, fruity, light (a must in over 100 F temps) but perfectly felt and lasted for 5/6 hours (not bad considering the heat).Really liked, on my skin it is on par with Royal and Gold. And my friend loved it.
zbl506speagoessenda – 2020-02-25:
This review is for Cuba’s Silver Blue, which is not yet in the database. It got some glowing reviews on Amazon, so I thought it would be a good idea to “set the record straight.” The impression I got from those reviews is that it’s strong and it begins with some “masculine” fruitiness and ends with a creamy citrus, perhaps in the Allure Homme Sport ballpark. Instead, it just seemed like my recollection of Cuba Blue, to the point that I wouldn’t be surprised if the wrong liquid was put into this bottle! It’s non-descript, ever so slightly fruity, woody, and sweet, and it’s mildly musky. I guess it would be okay as a gift, since it cost about $4 for 100 ml and I got the cap and canister. For a creamy, sweet citrus scent, I’d suggest Magnet for Men by Eclectic Collections, which was selling for not much more online a few months ago. Silver Blue is what I think of as a “nothing scent” – I’d rather not think of spraying anything on than actually go through the motions of spraying this on. I’ll be Santa’s Helper with this one, as it’s a great stocking stuffer!
wmt443Unlogrere – 2020-02-25:
I don’t get any citrus from this, nor do I get any Chrome. It just smells like baby wipes to me for an hour or so before drying down to a very weak vanilla, which actually smells quite nice to my nose, it’s just a shame the sillage is so poor. For this reason, I’d definitely recommend it as a summer fragrance to get the best possible performance out of it.
Even so, it’s probably my least favorite of the Cuba 4-pack; I can’t think of an instance where I’d rather use it instead of Gold, Orange, or Red, especially given that the pack itself is so cheap. Those three colognes are all great value…Blue, not so much. I could do without it.
povar_1 – 2020-02-25:
Just Plain Nasty. Smells like baby wipes in the worst way passible. I would only wear it if I was stuck smelling like sweat and had nothing else. Worst frag I’ve ever tried (not that I’m an expert at all).
Dmitriy74RUS – 2020-02-25:
I just smell citrus.
cif689bedyWelty – 2020-02-25:
Ok I wear this one quite a bit actually. As a casual scent. It is very much Azzaro Chrome to me. I dont get all the hate on this one to be honest. Its a fresh clean scent. Super cheap. Definitely worth the money. However… Chrome is pretty cheap. So im not sure where the need for this one came from. I got it in a 4 pack. Just spend 20 dollars or so on Chrome.
Meqxa416bedyWelty – 2020-02-25:
Smells like a mix of pepper, soap, and baby wipes.
I have Cuba Red, Blue, Gold, Orange, and Prestige and this is the only of them that is bad.
I’ve been using it to spray my friends in school as a mean joke because of how bad it is.
i.ivan1979 – 2020-02-25:
Cuba Blue smells like CK One, end of description. If you like CK One but don’t want to spend the money, this is a very acceptable replacement.
wna784speagoessenda – 2020-02-25:
This is CK One and/or Azzaro Chrome with the “Cuban-ade” accord of vanilla-musk floating distantly in the background. Surprisingly long-lasting.
If the sound of this appeals to you, it is more than worth a blind buy. Nicely done for the price of admission.
ISVA – 2020-02-25:
A good copy of CK One (Calvin Klein). Neither more nor less. Very comfortable, soft, daytime. A great option mainly because of the price. On my skin remains even after bathing.
Jacky313 – 2020-02-25:
it smells like GB Grey Flannel + a lot of water and a little bit of sugar
… after the dry down I noticed that it’s identical to Azzaro Chrome !
WagsCararce – 2020-02-25:
Upon the initial spray it can be a little overbearing and smell bad but after about 10 minutes it settles into a nice smell, pretty neutral but pleasant enough.
grif125 – 2020-02-25:
Smells very “metallic”, is not a bad fragrance but is like a body mist, only lasts an hour, a decent smell, i use it as a body spray after sweating while i’m working or after swiming instead use deodorant spray, a good cheapie also good as room freshner 🙂
Merbt418elipseskism – 2020-02-25:
Simply fantastic ! It has a very rich expensive vibe to it! I wear this pretty often. I have over 50 colognes that I love but I choose this one frequently. It has awesome water notes but they’re not overdone. Reminds me of being at the beach, toes dug in the sand with a cold beverage in hand !
Scent Rating 4 out of 5 !
Price ~ 5-10 dollars !
Dizill32 – 2020-02-25:
It compliments Cuba Paris Red very well! I sprayed a slight amount of both on me, and once again, it smells naturally appealing to the scent. a slight musk combined with warm spices and a hint of tobacco/vanilla. Very in tone with what a masculine man likes, and my lady likes it on me also, and i’m happy about that.
hjkbr12 – 2020-02-25:
It tries to play off of chrome but it sucks. I get that citrusy metallic vibe and it goes almost as quickly as it comes. The stuff lasts maybe 30 minutes to an hour on me. I won’t wear it again, maybe just an air freshner.
Kirim55 – 2020-02-25:
I received as a gift for Christmas a few years back, and the first time I smelled it, it was intoxicating. The smell is soft and smooth but has it’s kick in it. Very awesome smell for daytime. It doesn’t last as long as I would like it but it works great for school
norkTrown – 2020-02-25:
I bought the ubiquitous Cuba “four pack” for next to nothing at Ross and found the Blue extremely pleasant to wear in our current hot weather. It does seem rather light and floral for a “man’s” scent. But on my (woman’s) skin it is wonderfull. The top notes are lavender and spices, and a bit in your face. But it almost immediately settles down to a very close, light, spicy floral. I sprayed my skin and clothing liberally and left for work with no fear of offending. I caught whiffs of it throughout the morning and could smell it clearly on my skin if I sniffed closely. On my clothing the top notes seemed to last longer. One of the most pleasant aspects of the dry down, for me, is a soft papery smell that cuts through the residual floral notes. The paper smell reminds me of the cured tobbaco leaves used to wrap cigars and it seem to soften the floral spice and make it really smooth and soothing. Sillage is slight and duration about four hours. Having just learned that I can’t stand the citrusy flowery sweetness of Acqua di Gioia, I am very happy to have found an inexpensive warm weather scent that practices floral restraint while still providing a pleasant olfactory experience.
noy851speagoessenda – 2020-02-25:
Reminds to CK one Calvin Klein!
poddubkoff10 – 2020-02-25:
Cuba Blue is a nice fresh everyday scent, very similar to Ck one mixed in with some Cool water. I got this in a 1.7 set with Cuba red orange and gold which is the best of the series for 10 bucks from Citi Trends of all places. Cuba Blue is a great everyday scent that wont harm anyone around you
pkalash – 2020-02-25:
Cuba blue is a great fragrance without the tobacco notes like other cubas.
Its fresh and last hours in my skin
kambuz – 2020-02-25:
Cuba Blue es un perfume muy parecido a Azzaro Chrome y a Calvin Klein CK One.
EUgryumov – 2020-02-25:
Azzaro Crome, copy. If you like Crome save your money and buy this.
dambo7 – 2020-02-25:
1/10 awful scent, highly recommend you steer clear of this one, synthetic chemical smell. Go for the gold, Cuba Gold much better.
barmalei – 2020-02-25:
Cuba Blue, like the rest of its Cuba stablemates, relies more on its novelty elements thanks to its cheap but creative packaging that combines several disparaging and contradictory elements. A Cuban cigar body with the face of an American inventor and statesman from Pennsylvania raised in a world of Quakers and German immigrants, Benjamin Franklin, manufactured in France and given a name referencing pastoral tranquility? Maybe Thomas Jefferson and images of Tobacco fields would have been more fitting for the entire affair, but for its embracing of pure tackiness, Cuba fragrances are synonymous with fun.
The opening is a burst of lavender and alcohol that calms down quickly into a familiar CK One aquatic/floral, but reaching higher into the floral qualities. The middle notes are when the metallic elements of Azzaro Chrome surface, but they last only a few flashing moments before the nondescript dry down of lavender, musk and vanilla take over.
Cuba Blue smells astonishingly good and well-blended and the most natural of all the Cuba releases, despite being a wholly synthetic creation. Not exactly Chrome, leans more towards Calvin Klein’s CK One but with far lower projection and silage and about a quarter of the lifespan. A fresh scent with a touch of floral, musk and moss that is far less cloying than Cuba’s original release Gold. Hard to pick off the skin, works to its advantage in that the lavender doesn’t ever overwhelm.
The major downfall of Blue is two-fold. It simply clings too tightly to the skin and lasts only about an hour before becoming quite faint and unrecognizable. Blue is a light, earthy aquatic and lavender fragrance better suited for the heat. Nothing particularly distinguishing, but the most natural smelling of the Cuba line.
Completely and purely unoriginal in all but the packaging, Cuba Blue is pathetically light and weak, short-lived and cheap, but oh so fun and unique, all the same. Only for those with a sense of humor and an appreciation of camp and pure tackiness.
yura50000 – 2020-02-25:
This may sound absolutely wacky, but if you mix this with Twilight Woods from Bath and Body Works…it’s smells pretty darn good…I also agree that it smells a lot like CKOne…
and02 – 2020-02-25:
This is a great scent for $4.00. Yes, $4.00. I picked up this and Cuba Orange at Perfumania for the ridiculous price of 2 for $8.00.
I don’t detect Cool Water in this one. If anyone remembers Pacific Bluff from Bath and Body Works, that’s a scent that it is similar to. It’s a mix of spicy and sporty, but more spicy. It has a Classic meets Modern/Sporty scent and could be used for most occasions.
Like with Cuba Orange, nothing groundbreaking but nothing bad, either. Co-workers like it and its great when you need something but don’t want to use “the good stuff”. Keep these in your car for that quick fix or use it whenever!
Longevity is an issue (about 2-4 hours). But hey, at this price, Cuba is WELL WORTH it! And best of all…it doesn’t smell cheap!!!!!
sm_al – 2020-02-25:
It seems similar to Davidoff Cool Water, but a weaker version of it. At first spray it comes off very metallic and manly w/ the hit of vanilla and woods instantly recognizable, but fades within minutes leaving just a feint watery musky note. Best to take with you while out and re-apply just before you wanna be noticed.
rokr – 2020-02-25:
On my skin, this one smells a similar to CK One. Nice enough fragrance, especially for the price, but nothing outstanding either. To be fair, I haven’t been much of a fan of CK fragrances either since Calvin was discontinued.
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