Originally Posted by MysteryBuff40
Clearly, Platinum Egoiste has won in terms of popularity. You can find it everywhere, still going strong since 1993. Egoiste, on the other hand, is being withdrawn from many stores in the US.
Let's face it: Basenotes IS
a "niche" community, where the harder to find, the more rare, the less popular, the "better
" (in many members minds).
Platinum Egoiste is much more popular in a general sense. Like you said, in the United States...Egoiste is being withdrawn most places and is extremely hard to find, where as Platinum Egoiste is still very popular. And the reason is simple - it has a far more broad-based appeal to the masses that Egoiste does. And popularity sells, which is what businesses that carry these fragrances are in business to do: They're not in business to have something with a much smaller appeal (and fewer sales) sit on the shelves and look pretty.
Many Basenotes members, however, will support something that is much less popular, often times it seems, simply because it is less popular. Maybe it's kind of a "I know something you don't
" mentality and attitude sort of thing....but if pure numbers count for anything, it's actually the exact opposite.
Originally Posted by JyyskNotes
I've tried the regular Egoiste a couple of times on my skin and I just can't like it. Smells way too old for me. Instead PE is one of my favourite scents. I will try the regular Egoiste again say when I'm on my 50s (I'm on my 20s now). I don't say it smells bad, it's just not for me. Could see my dad wearing it.
I'm in my mid 40's, and I still prefer Platinum over original....so I'm not sure your tastes and style will necessarily change with this one.