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    Lightbulb CK Eternity vs. Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    These two fragrances smell quite similar to each other. For you fragrance experts what are the essential differences?

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    Default Re: CK Eternity vs. Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    Eternity does not work for me. Smells musty on me. On some guys it smells awesome; I'm not one of them.

    Platinum is great. Very fresh and classy smelling. Very rich. Go easy on the trigger, 3 sprays max or you'll take over the room.

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    The essential differences are that I've never seen Platinum going cheap, whereas Eternity can often be found with a good discount - so not many people wear Platinum, whereas just about everyone into colognes at the time has worn Eternity.

    I like Eternity more. Platinum has an odd note that disagrees with me.
    Renato

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    Default Re: CK Eternity vs. Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    Quote Originally Posted by Renato
    The essential differences are that I've never seen Platinum going cheap, whereas Eternity can often be found with a good discount - so not many people wear Platinum, whereas just about everyone into colognes at the time has worn Eternity.

    I like Eternity more. Platinum has an odd note that disagrees with me.
    Renato
    Eternity is too common. Almost everyone has tried it sometime in their lives. Platinum Egoiste is definitely a better choice. It lasts so much longer and the sillage is crazy

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    My wife commented twice yesterday on how good I smelled in the Platinum.
    Once was at 4:00 in the afternoon, and then again at about 7:30 PM when she got home. I had only used 3 sprays at 8:00 AM yesterday morning!

    I really like Platinum, and luckily so does my wife!

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    I just purchased Platinum and I am pleased. If it weren't so expensive, then i'd wear it daily...but then again.. Guess Man (my other fav) was $50 and is 2.5 ounces, while Plat is $65 and is 3.4 ounces...so..damn. I guess Guess Man aint too cheap..

    Platinum is great. I haven't tried Eternity yet.

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    While I am not a big fan of either fragrance, there is no doubt in my mind which is the superior scent. Chanel makes their fragrances with the finest ingredients while Eternity smells - to me a least - cheap and dull. It makes me think that Klein did not care what he put his name on, he just needed a male equivalent to his immensely popular Eternity for Women. Calvin Klein did not always make poor scents; his original men's fragrance was a beauty and his men's version of Obsession is not bad at all. But I would much rather have Egoiste and Egoiste Platinum than Obsession and Eternity. And it is not a matter of snob appeal but the recognition of superior ingredients and finer composition.

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    PE all the way... you're comparing a Ferrari (PE) to a Mustang (Eternity)....

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    Default Re: CK Eternity vs. Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    I personally would not speak of them in the same breath. IMO Chanel Platinum Egoiste is a much better developed scent.

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    As someone who's old favorite was Eternity and who's current is Platinum Egoiste, I have to say I don't find them particularly similar. To me PE is somewhat light, while Eternity has a dense heaviness to it. Also to my nose, PE smell more expensive, not to say I find Eternity cheap smelling at all.

    I will agree with the other reviews in that Eternity is much more common, and I think most people will be able to indentify it. Also, even though they have been around a comparable time, Eternity runs the risk of coming off more dated I think (80's/90's)

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    Default Re: CK Eternity vs. Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    To my nose, CK Eternity placed on the "bolder" side which makes a "soapy" effect while Chanel PE is on the "lighter" side which makes the flower notes standout. Both have good projection and longevity. I love both fragrance.

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    Default Re: CK Eternity vs. Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    I find CK Eternity to have a much more synthetic quality. Platinum Egoiste is easily a better fragrance, in my opinion.

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    Default Re: CK Eternity vs. Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    I don't really find anything similar between them at all. Eternity is much louder and sweeter and has somewhat of a synthetic quality that if you overspray you are in some serious trouble. If I'm going to be sitting in the car for awhile, Eternity is probably the last bottle I would reach for as it can become near intolerable in a confined space even with light sprays.

    Platinum Egoiste - despite having some really horrible topnotes - actually develops into a very subtle, masculine scent that really bears no resemblance to Eternity. It stays much closer to the body as well. I own and enjoy both, but to me they are nothing alike

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    Default Re: CK Eternity vs. Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    Eternity is cheap synthetic smell with some herbs and soapy character.
    Platinum Egoiste is classy, dry, masculine, floral.
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    Default Re: CK Eternity vs. Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    PE is far superior. With Eternity I get a very generic smelling fragrance that does absolutely nothing for me. There is a reason why Eternity is being sold in drug stores and PE isn't...

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    PLatinum Egoiste all the way.....>
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    Default Re: CK Eternity vs. Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    Quote Originally Posted by Sidney_Falco View Post
    I don't really find anything similar between them at all. Eternity is much louder and sweeter and has somewhat of a synthetic quality that if you overspray you are in some serious trouble. If I'm going to be sitting in the car for awhile, Eternity is probably the last bottle I would reach for as it can become near intolerable in a confined space even with light sprays.

    Platinum Egoiste - despite having some really horrible topnotes - actually develops into a very subtle, masculine scent that really bears no resemblance to Eternity. It stays much closer to the body as well. I own and enjoy both, but to me they are nothing alike
    +1 on all accounts (except for currently owning either).

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    Default Re: CK Eternity vs. Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    Both great scents, both solid investments, but I found them and still perceive them as highly different:

    Eternity- more on the citrus-chypre side
    Platinum Egoiste- more on the spicy, slightly sweet yet oddly not gourmand side

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I personally would not speak of them in the same breath. IMO Chanel Platinum Egoiste is a much better developed scent.
    This is the way I feel.....Gary

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    Default Re: CK Eternity vs. Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    PE by a country mile.
    In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...

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    Default Re: CK Eternity vs. Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    Huge difference to me. Cats & dogs. Eternity is sweet in an almost Fruity Pebbles cereal way. Platinum is spiced like oregano & rosemary.

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    Default Re: CK Eternity vs. Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    Quote Originally Posted by HDS1963 View Post
    PE by a country mile.
    Eternity is nowhere near the compliment getter that PE is.

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