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    Default Re: Chanel Egoiste!!

    Well, when we got married, we both wore Égoïste.

    My husband (at that point still my boyfriend) found Égoïste because he loved it on me, and when I told him it was a men's scent he wanted a bottle of his own. So it was a natural choice for a shared wedding scent, and that was before all those unisex scents like cK One were launched...

    The Égoïste magic had worked well for us, too: we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary in August.
    So like Eric, I must say: "Thanks, Égoïste!"

    But about the scent itself: I don't find it too sweet at all (the drydown is very gentle and soft but not that sweet IMO), and the fresh lavender & mandarin notes make it very suitable for summer wear.
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    love it!
    I'm almost out of it. Anyone have a bottle for swap?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KiatBkk
    I just tested it today and the first sniff gave me the thought "Oh, I have something similar to this one" and I tried and tried to work it out and then came the answer. It is Sandalwood by Trumpers, really, quite similar, especially its drydown. Chanel's opening is more masculine, with a bit of a smoky feel to it. But I have no idea which one lasts longer. It's a good scent, not out of date at all.
    I don't think they are similar at the beginning, nor are they similar after an hour or so. But you're right, there is a peculiar similarity during the first hour.
    Renato

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    I noticed a similarity , though lots of differences too. I don't think trumpers has that chanel aldehyde thing.
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    I cant even logically say how much I love this one! Its just all around perfect. Not too soft and not too strong. Just soothin and perfectly masculine and yeat so playfull. ANd at the same time, mysterious and dark. A true gentlemans cent.

    Ps. Im in NEED of a bottle!! Check out the topic. I beg you people

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=189607

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    I think it smells like apple pie maybe less like apple pie and more like a pipe tobacco in the drydown. and pour moi, it's TOO SWEET, sweetie! and I tend to like sweet but not that sweet.

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    TOO SWEET, for me also! Tauer's are sweeter, and they also have a quite a number of fans within BN!
    'Il mondo dei profumi è un universo senza limiti: una fraganza puo rievocare sensazioni, luoghi, persone o ancora condurre in uno spazio di nuove dimensioni emozionali' L. V.

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    not to mention BMOC serge lutens

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    I'm late in this discussion, but I love this scent so much that I have to add my two cents. I first encountered this scent back in the early 90s when they still sold it in Canada. By the time I actually got around to buying a bottle, they had stopped selling it. I had been checking back at the stores intermittently to see if it had become available again. But it never did.

    I know that a lot of people have had a difficult time obtaining bottles of this stuff, so I thought I should say where I got mine. I ordered it from strawberrynet online. It was sent with free shipping and got here in less than a week. I am so glad I ordered it! When I first opened it up and smelled it it brought me back to when I had first been captivated by it in the store so many years ago.

    Since some people have mentioned it is a good unisex scent, I got my girlfriend to try wearing it. She really likes on her and so do I! On her I think the top notes stand out more than they do on me, but it is still great ... in fact, she'd like to start wearing it herself but she thinks it would be a bit weird to wear the same fragrance (even though I personally like the idea).—Are there any other fragrances that would be similar to this one that strawberrynet carries? (I like their free, quick shipping!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by eventide
    I'm late in this discussion, but I love this scent so much that I have to add my two cents. I first encountered this scent back in the early 90s when they still sold it in Canada. By the time I actually got around to buying a bottle, they had stopped selling it. I had been checking back at the stores intermittently to see if it had become available again. But it never did.

    I know that a lot of people have had a difficult time obtaining bottles of this stuff, so I thought I should say where I got mine. I ordered it from strawberrynet online. It was sent with free shipping and got here in less than a week. I am so glad I ordered it! When I first opened it up and smelled it it brought me back to when I had first been captivated by it in the store so many years ago.

    Since some people have mentioned it is a good unisex scent, I got my girlfriend to try wearing it. She really likes on her and so do I! On her I think the top notes stand out more than they do on me, but it is still great ... in fact, she'd like to start wearing it herself but she thinks it would be a bit weird to wear the same fragrance (even though I personally like the idea).—Are there any other fragrances that would be similar to this one that strawberrynet carries? (I like their free, quick shipping!)
    I got my first bottle from Strawberrynet too. Zero chance of my ladyfriend wearing it, as it sends her into sneezing fits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peace
    I cant even logically say how much I love this one! Its just all around perfect. Not too soft and not too strong. Just soothin and perfectly masculine and yeat so playfull. ANd at the same time, mysterious and dark. A true gentlemans cent.

    Ps. Im in NEED of a bottle!! Check out the topic. I beg you people

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=189607
    Did not know what the broo ha ha was all about until I was able to sample it in our local Bloomy's recently. You capture how I feel about it pretty well.
    This is a beautiful scent. I can't see myself wearing it, but I am sure I like it on men
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

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    I love this one.

    How it smells, the way it reminds me of my childhood, and its performance. It's all great!

    Yeah, it has with a quasimedicinal opening but that mellows out really quickly (I actually love it) and you're left with a very nice deep-floral sandalwood base with hints of the medicinal opening.

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    Egoiste is a masterpiece, pure and simple. One of my first loves - got a bottle when it first came out, and little did I know that would begin a love affair. I hope its dwindling availability never results in it being discontinued outright.

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    This is one of my all time favourites.Along with Antaeus this is a masterpiece.
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    It doesnt get much better than Egoiste.
    I was at a cigar night the other night at an amazing restaurant and I could smell some guy's Egoiste in the background amongst all that cigar smoke. It was the perfect scent to be wearing in those surroundings! It was what I would have been wearing if I had any left. Christmas cannot come soon enough !

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric
    I was wearing Egoiste back in 1990, when I met my wife for the first time on my holiday in Greece.
    She said she didn't like my new Chanel fragrance, ...yet..we fell in ( and made ) love that very same day.
    We're still hapilly maried now for 12 years now and that first day is still linked with Egoiste .
    Quote Originally Posted by tigrushka
    The Égoïste magic had worked well for us, too: we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary in August.
    So like Eric, I must say: "Thanks, Égoïste!"
    what a beautiful stories

    I am finishing my Egoiste bottle, I think I will buy Chanel Bois des iles - more feminine version of egoiste
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    i am aBout to Blind Buy it today
    im nervous

    once i tried it half a year ago
    But i cant rememBer well aBout the top notes
    i just rememBer the top notes were too damn loud, and harsh and old guy type of smell
    that i was like "no, i cant do it"

    once i dried down it was Better, But i dont know if ill make it through the top notes
    if i end up not liking it, would someBody here Buy it or swap it ?

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    I must be the odd one out. I find Egoiste to be a headache-in-a-bottle. I like strong scents, but the excessive dryness along with a synthetic sandlewood kills it for me. I dont know, maybe I have a bad bottle.

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    Simply a classic IMO.

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    I've heard the age range for this fragrance is for more of a mature crowd, but hey anybody can wear whatever kinda of fragrance they want as long as THEY like it

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    idk about this one, I know there a lot of love for this here but to me it smell dated and all that cinnamon is to much.

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    I absolutely love the sandalwood drydown on my skin
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    topnotes can be harsh initially but with time you may learn to like it. The drydown is unmatched IMO. Best ever.

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    just Bought it today

    opening is not as harsh as the first time i tried it
    or mayBe my nose changed and i am more tolerant now
    smells a lot like cinammon

    already checked the code checkcosmetic.net
    date of manufacture is january 2010

    i get a lot of flower at the top
    irs very similar to envy dry down with cinammon added

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    Egoiste is one of the very few fragrances that, if I was to hear it was getting discontinued in Europe - I would buy enough to last a lifetime. Now excuse me while I go put on my SOTN. Can you guess what it is lol?

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    I don't know what it is, it might be the coriander, but it has an intense and oily note that gave me a headache when I gave it my first wearing (2 spritzes to the chest) and it took 8+ hrs for it to settle.

    Once I reached that stage I enjoyed it. I will give it a few more tries (with one spritz) before I decide what to do with this - because I can tell it's not a bad perfume per se...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunraz View Post
    I don't know what it is, it might be the coriander, but it has an intense and oily note that gave me a headache when I gave it my first wearing (2 spritzes to the chest) and it took 8+ hrs for it to settle.

    Once I reached that stage I enjoyed it. I will give it a few more tries (with one spritz) before I decide what to do with this - because I can tell it's not a bad perfume per se...
    Try applying it on the back of your neck and you will like it much better.... it is an intense fragrance and if you apply it to the neck and check, you will feel like it's cloying....
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