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    Égoïste / L'Égoïste by Chanel

    Although the scent pyramid above doesn't list leather, to me it seems to be a prominent element of this scent. It is not the dusty strain found in Cuir de Russie for example. See Truefitt & Hill's Spanish Leather for a similar treatment of the note.

    I believe Chanel has created one of the great men's fragrances of the post-classic (pre-90s) period and it's influence is still visible in something such as Sexual Sugar Daddy today. That said, Égoïste manages to still be a unique member of the fraternity. The sillage is top notch and longevity is steroidal. If there is such a thing as "Essential Fragrances," this should be on that list. Fine work from Chanel.

    24th June, 2011 (Last Edited: 02nd May, 2012)

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