Originally Posted by PaveLL
Sandalwood by Geo F. Trumper
Yup, this is what I was going to say as well. It's kind of like "Egoiste Lite"- you get the nice warm wood, but it just seems too airy and lacks the complexity of Egoiste. That said, I'll wear the Trumper to work, but not the Egoiste- the Chanel offering is far too dense and potent for the cramped office I work in. At home or going out, Egoiste handily wins this battle. The Trumper Sandalwood "skin food" is slightly more dense in fragrance, and is pretty nice, too. There's also a citrus aspect not present in Egoiste. Sadly, the Trumper goes from "nice" to "barely detectable" in a couple of hours. And it's not that much less expensive than the Egoiste. If it's the money, save up for another week or two or whatever- Egoiste is worth it, imho.
EDIT: Forgot to mention that Trumper is very generous with samples, and if you email them, they're very likely to send you samples free of charge. Great way to try before you buy, and for me, build brand loyalty. I just wish the Sandalwood lasted longer.