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  • Allure Homme

    18 6.02%
  • Allure Homme Sport

    24 8.03%
  • Allure Homme Edition Blanche

    12 4.01%
  • Antaeus

    49 16.39%
  • Chanel Pour Monsieur

    54 18.06%
  • Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentrée

    11 3.68%
  • Platinum Égoïste

    42 14.05%
  • Égoïste / L'Égoïste

    89 29.77%
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    Allure Homme
    Allure Homme Sport
    Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Antaeus
    Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentrée
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Platinum Égoïste
    Égoïste / L'Égoïste

    Which has the best smell in your opinion ?
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    For me it's Egoiste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    For me it's Egoiste.
    + 1
    I love cologne.

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    WOW, 8 votes, and no for Antaeus yet!

    I voted for Égoïste, nothing gets near that!

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    Antaeus, but admittedly, Egoiste is a close second in my book and none of the others matter (yes I've tested them).

    Throw No 19., Cuir de Russie, Bois des Iles, and No. 5 Eau Premiere into the mix and then we have a horse race.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antaeusintheair View Post
    none of the others matter (yes I've tested them).
    Come on, man. You have to at least give Pour Monsieur some credit, no?!

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    Pour moi, Pour Monsieur!

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    Yes PM is nice, but lots of other chypres I'd rather wear and it's so light and conservative (which also makes it great and classic i guess, but not pour moi).
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    I respect PM for what it is - a true classic.
    Not exactly my cup of tea either, but one
    cannot get around it..!

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    From what I have, Allure Homme Edition Blanche.

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    Pour Monsieur.

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    Most definitely Anteus in my book. If I had to nitpick, it's only issue might be versatility, i.e, might not be good during the summer or for situations where discretion is preferred.

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    Great fragrance all of them , hard to say wich one is best , they are not simillare , they are totaly different , totaly special , there is no way to compare this faboulous fragrances ...

    Chanell Allure Edition Blanch - best for summer
    Chanel Homme Sport - best for spring
    Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree - best for autumn
    Chanel Egoist - greatest name of all ....

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    Totally awesome poll love it!

    Antaeus ftw!

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    I am clearly in a minority, but I would have to pick Pour Monsieur Concentree. Not only is it my favourite, but I also find it the most versatile

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    Egoiste by a country mile for me. Antaeus second. PM third. None of the others finished the race.....
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    Not alot of love towards the poor Allure series!

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    Egoiste is my favorite and Antaeus is an excellent runner-up. I own and use both. Due to reformulation, Antaeus has been toned down from what it was in the 1980s and Egoiste has been toned down from what it was in the 1990s. This has made each of them more suitable for me to wear to work.

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    PM for me.

    Wasn't there a similar poll just a few months ago?
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    Pour Monsieur ahead of Antaeus, tight call. If only the former had the latter's longevity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy97 View Post
    Pour Monsieur ahead of Antaeus, tight call.
    This is my thought, too.

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    Égoïste for me, too. Antaeus would have been my second choice.
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    Égoïste is on the third place ... how horrid!

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    Egoiste IF we are talking about vintage formulation
    but then again Antaeus in vintage formulation is no joke either
    if we were to compare the current formulations, Antaeus has no rival, hands down!
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    Egoiste with Antaeus a close runner up.

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    I like Antaeus, Egoiste and CPM Concentree. But I can't get any of them to last more than 4-5 hours. What does YSL do so differently? Kouros and RGPH don't quit. Last a whole day at work and into evening...
    Last edited by StylinLA; 1st March 2010 at 08:37 PM.

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    Pour Monsieur pour moi.
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    None of the above - Egoiste Concentree is the best IMO.
    Last edited by petruccijc; 2nd March 2010 at 01:48 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antaeusintheair View Post
    Yes PM is nice, but lots of other chypres I'd rather wear and it's so light and conservative (which also makes it great and classic i guess, but not pour moi).
    +2 Roger that. Yes, I know. there's an elusive bottle of PM somewhere that's never been reformulated.
    It is The Holy Grail.
    Good luck finding it.

    1. Antaeus--which I maintain to be evening wear, and more than one spritz to your chest is way too much
    2. Egoiste, close second.

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    Egoiste, but just barely over PMC.

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    Chanel Pour Monsieur is one of the greatest men's fragrances ever created, and is the only masculine Chanel I love.
    Last edited by shamu1; 2nd March 2010 at 12:46 AM.

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    Platinum Egoïste

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    Definitely Egoiste. In the current cold spell I have been doing a golden-combi with this and Givenchy's Gentleman and its a great combo indeed.
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    ...Eau Premier?

    Seriously, though, all of the ones I've tried were seriously lacking, bar Antaeus, which smelled nice enough on paper, but I need to try on skin to judge. Egoiste isn't available here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamu1 View Post
    Chanel Pour Monsieur is one of the greatest men's fragrances ever created...
    Yep!
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    If one could find the vintage Égoïste that would get my vote. now having said that I will go with Platinum Égoïste.
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    For me it's Platinum Egoiste.....Gary

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    Antaeus fer shurr!
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    Chanel MEDAL AWARDS... so far


    • Platinum goes to: Chanel Pour Monsieur
    • Gold goes to: Égoïste
    • Silver goes to: Antaeus
    • Bronze goes to: Platinum Égoïste
    Last edited by trapper; 2nd March 2010 at 01:22 PM.
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    typical basenotes, i knew the old man fragrances would win this one out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armor King View Post
    typical basenotes, i knew the old man fragrances would win this one out
    tsk tsk tsk

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    Armor King I'm with you. I'd pick Antaeus over the others. Egoiste means selfish in French, and you'd have to be (selfish, not French) to subject others to that...smell. The rest of the Chanel men's lineup is just a yawn.

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    Vote for Chanel Pour Monsieur. This one is highly sophisticated and refined scent. I love this stuff. Unfortunately, the longevity is poor, I'd be so happy if I could smell this all day long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armor King View Post
    typical basenotes, i knew the old man fragrances would win this one out
    So we're all in good company here!
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    Best smelling vote goes to Pour Monsieur for me too. But if you have to factor in longevity or sillage, it's probably a distant third behind Egoiste and Antaeus.

    The Allure series for men...? Exactly what I thought. But I like Allure Homme Sport well enough though...

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    +28 for Pour Monsieu.

    DF - try spraying PM on both skin as well as fabric. it works thru out the day for me if applied this way.

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    Egoiste and Platinum Egoiste are the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armor King View Post
    typical basenotes, i knew the old man fragrances would win this one out
    Yes indeed, old people with style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trapper View Post
    Chanel MEDAL AWARDS... so far


    • Platinum goes to: Chanel Pour Monsieur
    • Gold goes to: Égoïste
    • Silver goes to: Antaeus
    • Bronze goes to: Platinum Égoïste
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    For me it's Egoiste just before Antaeus.
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    Not intending to be a troublemaker, but why wasn't Sycomore (or Coromandel, for that matter) on this list?

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    Pour Monsieur, wore it in the 80s and it still smells the same: WONDERFUL!

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    For me, Platinum Egoiste edges out Allure Blanche

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    Cuir de Russie
    Pour Monsieur
    Sycomore
    Egoïste
    Antaeus

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    Thanks, Jenson. Will try that with my little spray sample.

    Btw if you were to include the rest of the Chanel line, I wonder if Pour Monsieur would still rank as high. I actually prefer Cuir de Russie over PM myself. Or Bois des Iles. Or Cristalle. Or No.19.

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    At this point I would say none of the above. I haven't found a male Chanel fragrance that I like yet. I kind of like Allure a little, but not enough to buy it.

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    Vintage PM is Chanel's best men's scent and I also like the new Exclusifs Eau de Cologne. Though I suspect, the more vintage the juice the more oakmoss.

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    I'm shocked, stunned, horrified,
    that my beloved Égoïste issen't
    on a clear first place!

    *tsk tsk tsk* ... shame on y'all!

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    Egoiste(original) by far. With Allure Homme(original) second.

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    Hey guys,

    What would be the best fragrance suitable to the youth-teen area. I just accidently dropped Dad's Aqua Di Gio bottle and gave him my Hypnose Homme and now I have to buy a new formal occasion fragrance.

    I disliked Anteaus it seemed too masculine for me.
    I sort of liked Platinum Egoiste and Allure Homme Blance edition. Unfortuantly the regular Egoiste has been discontinued in Australia, would this smell good on a teenager and would it be okay doing a blind buy from the US.

    I haven't smelt the other yet but are there any you guys recommend?

    What about Chanel Pour Monsieur?

    Would any of them suit me or am I better off with a Terre d'Hermes which I really like.

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