I've been looking for a place to try Chanel Egoiste.
But I can't find it! I'll be in the Newark airport on Wednesday...any chance it might be here?
If not, are there any alternatives you know of to Egoiste that are more available? Perhaps a "younger" Egoiste (I'm only 20. But I can pull off mature very well )
There are none.
You will have to wait till you find the real thing!
Well, If you are seeking to know of a scent that is 'identical' to Chanel Egoiste, I wouldn't be able to suggest anything there.
Yeah if you like Egoiste and if you would want to try something else that is in the same league, you can look at 'Geo F Trumper Sandalwood Cologne'. I bought this after a lot of members here compared it to Egoiste and am happy with my purchase. It is a beautiful, creamy sandalwood fragrance that I just love to wear. Not as heavy as Egoiste but still quite powerful.
The only thing I've smelt thats smilar is 'Larrikin for Men' from The Sandalwood factory in Mount Romance ( http://www.mtromance.com.au/ ). This would likely be even harder to find than Egoiste if your in anywhere but Australia, however, so I'd suggest to hunt down Egoiste. I still sometimes regret trading my bottle of Egoiste away
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I found similarities between Egoiste and Elizabet Arden's Sandalwood - I must make clear that this perception wasn't share at all by other BNoters.
However, I found a reason as to this appreciation: Egoiste's base notes are mainly sandalwood, so in theory any sandalwood fragrance will, to some extent, share some similarities with it.The problem is Egoiste's combination of top and middle notes, they are quite specific to it.
In this sense, Egoiste is unique, so I am afraid that alternatives will end up being quite different.
Pecksniff's Oriental Woody is a virtual clone.
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Try LP No. 9 by Penhaligon's - I think it resembles Egoiste a lot.
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You will most likely get Egoiste at Duty Free. Chanel is well represented.
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well, if you're looking for a widely available (and maybe cheaper) substitute for egoiste, the reply is: there are none.
If you're looking for a younger one the reply is the same: egoiste is just as beautiful as it is and it's not something smelling mature at all but more timeless, it can be worn from a 20yo as long as from a 60yo imo.
Actually Egoiste is pretty available in all the chanel boutiques, in all the main perfume shop chains (sephora, douglas etc...) and also in many other smaller shops and of course in the airports etc.
Anyway for nice substitutes in the same vein you can look for Geo F Trumper Sandalwood Cologne that's probably the closest one. Another good suggestion is LP No. 9: not exactly the same but it shares the same burbon vanilla and sandalwood vibe.
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The rosemary and cloves in LP # 9 put it in a very different group than Egoiste, imho.
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You can have one of the Chanel boutiques ship Egoiste to you.