Originally Posted by Joel_Cairo
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[blue]A point of clarification: it's Égoïste Cologne Concentrée not Égoïste Eau de Cologne Concentrée.
As far as I know, it's discontinued and has been for some time, though bottles of it crop up frequently on ebay.
that said, its probably also good to add a caveat that Chanels are notoriously risky ebay buys, due to the simple elgance (read: ease of counterfeiting) of their blocky flacons.
[blue]I've found the problem with buying Chanels on ebay less to be problems with counterfeiting, which I firmly believe are always overexaggerated, than problems with deterioration.
Of the 5 bottles of Égoïste Cologne Concentrée that I have purchased over the last two years on ebay, 3 have been off. That's not unusual for Chanels. My policy now is never to buy a Chanel on ebay that doesn't come with a box and to always enquire about the juice's freshness before hand.
P.S. All three bad bottle of Égoïste Cologne Concentrée were without a box.[/blue]