by, 26th February 2010 at 05:36 AM (2718 Views)
Spring Festival is over, the Year of the Tiger is back and so am I with this new post about Egoiste pour homme:
I bought this one thinking that I needed to pamper myself a bit. In traditional Chinese culture, people often refrain from doing this, reserving it for others to do them the favor. Spoiling oneself, from what I understand, was regarded an act of egotism. With this in mind and slightly smiling at my silent pun, I, once again, made a blind buy. You’d be perfectly right to think so, anyway, as I bought this one knowing not much else about Chanel than its renown.
I like the smell but must say that it stays extremely close to my skin. I mainly perceive a faint hint of rosewood, transforming itself into a different rose that I now know to be Damask Rose and coriander, thanks to the pyramid Basenotes provides.
By the time it reaches drydown, it has become almost imperceptible on me. Perhaps the spectral smell of sandalwood and vanilla? I can’t tell if it’s my imagination wanting it to be or if it is truly there. Adding to my disappointment, its longevity is really short on me.
I must confess that I bought the Platinum version. Some would say that it definitely is the reason why it’s so timid in contact with me. Or, perhaps, it is the perfume that is egotistical and wants to keep everything to itself? Who knows?
One thing for sure, should the opportunity arise, I am now on the lookout for a chance to try the non-platinum version. If I ever find a bottle, before buying it, I’ll definitely try to see if it’s more generous towards me than the one I’ve got now!
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