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    Default Chanel: The best and worst...

    on what this house has to offer

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    Best:

    No 19
    Pour Monsieur
    Egoiste

    Worst:
    Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche (absolutely unworthy rubbish)

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    For me best: Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Worst:Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche

    Haven't smelt all the chanel line this is just based on what i have smelt

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    Best males: Égoïste; Antaeus; Édition Blanche
    Best females: No 5; No 22; Cuir de Russie

    Worst: Cristalle Eau Verte

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    Default Re: Chanel: The best and worst...

    Allure and all it's flankers are the best, along with Egoiste.

    I do not care for the plantinum egoiste, however.

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    I like every male scent except PM, it's just way too dry.

    Still have yet to Antaeus.

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    Best = Egoiste

    WORST = Blue de Chanel
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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    As we were commenting in another thread, Chanel is very good at mixing masterpieces and cynical moneymakers. Many in either category. Just as an example:
    Best: Cuir de Russie, Sycomore
    Worst: the Allures

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    Default Re: Chanel: The best and worst...

    My experience of the best:
    Coromandel
    Bois des Îles
    Sycomore
    Égoïste
    No experience with the worst.
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    Default Re: Chanel: The best and worst...

    Three of the better ones IMO in the non-exclusive line:

    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Egoiste
    Antaeus

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    Best: Bois des Iles, No. 22, Allure Homme Edition Blanche

    Worst: Allure Homme, Gardenia
    Current Top Five:
    1. Bois des Iles--Chanel
    2. George Sand--Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    3. L'Ame Soeur--Divine
    4. Violet Blonde--Tom Ford
    5. Santal Blush--Tom Ford

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    Best:
    Coromandel
    Sycomore
    No.5
    No.19
    Cuir de Russe
    for swap/sale:



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    Best: Sycomore (a masterpiece, the vetiver scent!)
    Other notables: Pour Monsieur, Coromandel, Égoïste, Eau de Cologne

    Worst: Bleu de Chanel (horrendously cynical cash cow)
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    Best: Egoiste, Antaeus, Bois des Iles, Coromandel

    Worst: Allure Homme Sport and Homme Sport Extreme.

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    Default Re: Chanel: The best and worst...

    Best - Sycomore, Cuir de Russie, Antaeus, Égoïste, Pour Monsieur.
    Worst - Platinum Égoïste, Bleu de Chanel.

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    Default Re: Chanel: The best and worst...

    Worst- Allure Homme
    Best- N°5.
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    Best: Coromandel, Sycamore, Cuir de Russie, Egoiste, Antaeus

    Worst: Bleu de Chanel, Platinum Egoiste is a not-love-not-hate fragrance for me, it is not bad, but it can not wow me like other masterpieces.
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    -------- Amouage Tribute Attar
    ------ Serge Lutens: Ambre Sultan
    -------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore
    ------ Amouage: Fate Man
    -------- Amouage: Epic Man
    ------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir
    -------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
    ------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
    ------ Dior: Leather Oud
    ------- Hermèssence: Ambre Narguilé

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieNase View Post
    Best:

    No 19
    Pour Monsieur
    Egoiste

    Worst:
    Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche (absolutely unworthy rubbish)
    That's without the exclusive line. If I consider les exclusifs also, I would definitely add

    Boid des Iles
    Coromandel
    Cuir de Russie
    Sycomore

    to the best!

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    Default Re: Chanel: The best and worst...

    Best:
    bois des iles
    no.5
    no.19
    Cuir de Russie
    31 rue Cambon
    Coco

    Worst:
    Allure *Ho-Hum*
    Currently wearing: Polo Sport by Ralph Lauren

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    Agreed with DieNase on best from non -exclusive line.

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    Best:
    No 5
    Cuir de Russie
    Bois des Iles
    Cristalle
    Sycomore
    Coromandel
    Egoiste

    Worst:
    Jersey
    Allure
    Bleu

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    I will say ones I like and dislike:

    Like: Egoiste, Chance, 5 Eau Premiere, Coco M Edt, Coco, Beige (haven't tried any others from the Exclusifs), and gotta have respect for original no. 5.

    Don't like: Platinum Ego, Chance flankers(awful), Bleu, Coco Noir, not really a fan of any of the Allures..I would have to resniff them all...but wasn't really impressed. Idk, I think I didn't like Cristalle Eau Verte, really didn't like Allure Edition Blanche.

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    Best: Egoiste
    Worst: Entire Allure Line.
    Currently wearing: Déclaration by Cartier

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    Best: Egoïste, Pour Monsieur

    Worst: Platinum Egoïste, Bleu
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    Only have tried a few. Enjoyed Antaeus and Cuir de Russie best.

    Worst - Allure Homme Sport.

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    Default Re: Chanel: The best and worst...

    chanel is simply amazing

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    I haven't smelt them all but No5 has been something of a long time love possibly even something of a signature.
    I also own and love Cristalle EdP and have owned and loved the Edt. I love No19 old and new. Poudre is pure understated loveliness and I do occasionally crave and breakout Coco M.

    After you wonderful BNers shared your collections of Les Exclusifs with me I fell for and now own CdR, 31RC, Beige, EdC and No22 with BdI on my wish list.

    Bad Chanels? I don't know the masculines so can't comment. From the feminines Allure smells of a former colleague whom I disliked intensely so the scent has bad associations rather than being bad per se. Chance and flankers I have failed to try and maybe should before ommenting

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    Default Re: Chanel: The best and worst...

    Best: Antaeus
    Worst: Egoiste (sorry, not a fan)

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    The best :

    Bois des Isles
    Coromandel
    Cuir de Russie
    Sycomore
    31 Rue Cambon
    No.5
    No.19
    No.22
    28 La Pausa
    Beige
    Pour Monsieur
    Antaeus
    Égoïste
    Coco


    The worst (not that Chanel really do the worst) :

    The rest especially the Pour Hommes.
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    Default Re: Chanel: The best and worst...

    Speaking strictly about the male scents, I know too little about their female and possibly unisex offerings.

    Their best:
    PM
    Antaeus
    PM Concentree

    Their worst- though worst is not truly the right term, I'd only say, while still being quite good, their more bland, less interesting
    examples:

    Some of the more lackluster Allure Homme flankers, but bearing in mind that even these ones are quite good,
    just not outstanding.
    Currently wearing: Eau des Baux by L'Occitane

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    The Best: Sport (I used to hate it, now it smells great on my skin) and Allure (can be substituted with Perry Ellis M)
    Worst: PE (smells to close to Fierce to justify purchasing), Bleu (smells excellent, and I would purchase a bottle, if it were being sold for $50/100ml, since that's exactly what it smells like, a $50 fragrance)

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    Default Re: Chanel: The best and worst...

    Here's my best-worst list from what I've owned/tried/sampled:
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    Best (What I really like): Egoiste, Antaeus, Pour Monsieur Concentree, Coromandel
    Worst: Platinum Egoiste
    Currently wearing: Envy for Men by Gucci

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    Default Re: Chanel: The best and worst...

    I personally haven't smelled a Chanel yet that I've disliked terribly. There are plenty I wouldn't necessarily wear because they're not quite my style, but I've honestly found them all so far to be of pretty good quality.

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    Best -Sycomore, Allure Homme
    Worst -Haven't smelt yet.

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    Best: Égoïste (with Antaeus in second place)
    Worst: Allure (all of them)
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    Default Re: Chanel: The best and worst...

    Best: Sycomore, Antaeus and Pour Monsieur (regular version)

    Worst: Bleu de Chanel and Allure (anything)
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6)
    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
    Currently wearing: Good Life by Davidoff

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