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    Default Egoiste first impression

    Just got my new bottle of Chanel Egoiste (traded for it blind). My first impression upon spraying was "OPIUM." My first thought was that this smells similar to Opium PH (edt) although they share only the vanilla note in the base. I did not spray it on my skin yet because I am wearing FDM today, I sprayed it on a card. Am I crazy to make this association?
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    Default Re: Egoiste first impression

    No u are not crazy. I get also similarities among the two, that crispy vanilla warmth, honey?
    I find Platinum Egoiste a better fragrance, at least I like it much better.

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    Default Re: Egoiste first impression

    Yes initial accords are similar, however, less prominent in Egoiste. I don't enjoy its opening, but the drydown (sandalwood) is enjoyable.

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    Love this masterpiece! Always in my top 5!

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    I love it but bizzarely it seems to be no longer sold in the UK....

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    Quote Originally Posted by egrorian View Post
    I love it but bizzarely it seems to be no longer sold in the UK....

    What? A scandal!!

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    Indeed! I asked my girlfriend is she could track it down for my Christmas last year and she said she had got it...but turned out to be Egoiste Platinum, which was a big disappointment. It's an okay frag but not in the original Egoiste class.

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    Default Re: Egoiste first impression

    If you are interested in buying a bottle of this http://www.fragrancenet.com/chanel-e...mf/en_US/00819
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    Default Re: Egoiste first impression

    Both are orientals. However Egoiste smells much different on skin, than Opium PH. Egoiste is more candied fruit / rosewood, whereas OPH is spicy, tangy citrus.
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    I love them both, but Egoiste and Opium pour Homme are not at all similar to my nose.
    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, ...... I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost

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    Default Re: Egoiste first impression

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Both are orientals. However Egoiste smells much different on skin, than Opium PH. Egoiste is more candied fruit / rosewood, whereas OPH is spicy, tangy citrus.
    I agree. I have and wear both and I find them different, especially in the drydown.

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    I love Egoiste and Opium but they smell different to me. IMHO Egoiste really shines in the winter months. Opium--all year long.

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    Default Re: Egoiste first impression

    After wearing the Egoiste last night, I discovered that the similarities are there. BUT, on skin the Egoiste is so much spicier! Coriander and cinnamon combined with a much lovelier vanilla really put Egoist in a totally different category of quality than Opium.
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