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    Default What do you think of Chanel's Platinum Egoiste?

    Heard good things on some youtube videos about this stuff. What is the verdict on this here on the forums?

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    Bought it a few years ago, and it's the only one I still wear. Lasts forever on me, classy, IMO.

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    I gotta tell ya I like it. Starts with a floral blast, strong, but not over powering.As it moves into the heart the mid notes are bright, and crisp, and clearly defined.Drydown is a woody experience. Nothing over the top, just a simple woody drydown with a hint of Vetiver. Nothing earth shaking here just a simple scent that just plain smells good.
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    Meh. It is OK, but nothing worth owning IMO.
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    It smells great, but its pretty brash and cocky. It took me a while to get used to it. Its like Cool Water with a soapy woody twist and a bung load of aldehydes.

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    Smells exactly like gilette shaving cream
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    Hate it with a passion. It has a weird bitter/synthetic-smelling "woody" note that I've smelled in a few others and simply can't stand.

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    It's too similar to Eternity for Men and XS pour Homme. I prefer XS pH.

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    Have it and love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edelzwicker View Post
    It smells great, but its pretty brash and cocky. It took me a while to get used to it. Its like Cool Water with a soapy woody twist and a bung load of aldehydes.
    You know, that's a really good description of it. It is kind of brash, but what separates it from the Cool Waters and Polo Sports of its time is the unusual interplay between the smoked mirrors and the barber's shaving soap; gives it a little extra class and swagger at the same time. It's one of those scents that would be "loud" by nature, not by application. It's almost a bit anachronistic to wear this right now-- I think in terms of "fashion waves" most of the other scents that came out at the same time this one did and were superpopular (Polo Sport, CK Escape for Men, Hugo for Men) are out of style for the moment-- but somehow Egoiste Platinum escaped being ubiquitous (at least in the USA) after the time of its release--and as such, it doesn't seem so familiar as to breed contempt.

    I think it's great!


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    It's too similar to Eternity for Men and XS pour Homme. I prefer XS pH.
    XS? As in Paco Rab. XS? hmm That one smells fruity all the way (strawberries on me).

    Platinum to me is metallic/fresh/musky. Hard for me to describe, best just try it on your skin.

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    This is my favorite Chanel.....Just a fantastic fragrance.....Gary

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    Fine stuff, but no big deal.
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    I think it is wonderful stuff. It is really well made, high quality, and oozes class.
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    Platinum Egoiste to me is a workhorse fresh frag in the same vein of Chrome because of it's very good longevity and sillage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G Man View Post
    XS? As in Paco Rab. XS? hmm That one smells fruity all the way (strawberries on me).

    Platinum to me is metallic/fresh/musky. Hard for me to describe, best just try it on your skin.
    Yes, Paco Rabanne XS pour Homme. I think you confuse it with Paco Rabanne Black XS pour Homme which is sweet and fruity. I do have XS pH and PE, BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zliang View Post
    Yes, Paco Rabanne XS pour Homme. I think you confuse it with Paco Rabanne Black XS pour Homme which is sweet and fruity. I do have XS pH and PE, BTW.
    Ah that is it. I apologize. I just remember testing an "XS" last weekend (first time in years I've been cologne testing), and it was fruity. It was Black XS, thanks for clearing that up.

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    I think it is wonderful stuff. It is really well made, high quality, and oozes class.
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    High quality ingredients used for a rather generic kind of frag, from what I remember.

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    Default Re: What do you think of Chanel's Platinum Egoiste?

    Quote Originally Posted by Galamb_Borong View Post
    Hate it with a passion. It has a weird bitter/synthetic-smelling "woody" note that I've smelled in a few others and simply can't stand.
    Ditto.

    Being one who fell in love with the original (and The One and Only) Égoïste at first sniff, who wore it as a signature for years and even got married wearing it I can't understand why they gave this monstrosity its name.
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    PE may be a well made fragrance but i find it extremely boring.
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    One of the many that can easily earn compliment from both genders. It's in my Top 20.
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    I remember reading the reviews in the directory before buying this one. There where a few references to new money, young Hollywood party trash or whatnot. I can see these points of view because, you're dead on, it's classy but loud by nature. It puts across a vibe that is like HEY LOOK AT ME I HAVE REFINED TASTE AND MONEY!!! There isn't really anything understated about it. At first I was a little put off by by that fact, but know I wear it all the time because it just smells good. Not very work friendly IMO.

    Edit: Sorry this was meant as a reply to Indie_Guy in Post #10
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    I've always enjoyed wearing PE and don't understand why it divides people into camps who love the original Egoiste but hate PE. I have both and love both, but wear PE more often as I think it's probably the more versatile fragrance of the two.
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    I think it's very well made, although it's a type of fragrance I don't wear. I've been looking for something more modern for a change, and this could be it.

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    Easy, call em on the phone and platinum Chanel cologne and I stay, dressed, to impress Spark these bitches interest Sex is all I expect-Notorious BIG

    I guess PE is friendly with the pimp-ass Gees

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    First time I smelled it I loved it, alongside Aqua di Gio. Now after smelling sophisticated fragrances like Chergui and Bond no 9's it's very bland and linear and uninviting. But clubby.

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    Default Re: What do you think of Chanel's Platinum Egoiste?

    I find it screechy and one-dimensional. I'm not sure I'd want to be in the same airspace with a person wearing Platinum Egoiste. Having said that, it probably can smell ok given the right skin chemistry AND if not overapplied.

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