Code of Conduct
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 35
  1. #1

    Default Chanel Egoiste. Has the formula changed?

    I'm thinking of revisiting Egoiste, having not smelled it since the early 90's. Can anyone tell me if I'm going to be disappointed or has the formula been left untampered with?

  2. #2

    Default Re: Chanel Egoiste. Has the formula changed?

    I'm trying to find a bottle myself, but not able to find it at the local department stores here in the U.S....I might just blind buy a bottle from the Chanel website....
    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



    "A beautiful fragrance to the nose is like good jazz music to the ears, great food to the mouth, and Megan Fox and Jessica Alba to the eyes..."

  3. #3
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    597

    Default Re: Chanel Egoiste. Has the formula changed?

    Quote Originally Posted by change1 View Post
    I'm trying to find a bottle myself, but not able to find it at the local department stores here in the U.S....I might just blind buy a bottle from the Chanel website....
    Egoiste is not at department store counters (though oddly my local Macys has an Egoiste tester, but no inventory), however it is widely available from e-tailers and Chanel boutiques.

  4. #4
    hednic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Reside in McLean, NYC, Manuel Antonio & Búzios
    Posts
    135,631

    Default Re: Chanel Egoiste. Has the formula changed?

    Truly a great scent. Glad I have it in my collection.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Pennsyl-tuckey
    Posts
    1,754
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Chanel Egoiste. Has the formula changed?

    The only department store at which I've seen the original Égoïste is at Bloomingdale's.

    And yes, the formula has been changed. I'm waiting for Le Grand Duc to get in here, because he can tell you all you need to know about the different formulations.

    (It still smells good, though)
    SEEKING BOTTLES OF:

    Aramis New West (preferably old bottle)
    Patrick by Fragrances of Ireland
    Azzaro Aqua
    Gloria by Cacharel

    PM me if you have bottles that you're willing to sell or trade!

  6. #6

    Default Re: Chanel Egoiste. Has the formula changed?

    Yeah, it has the topnotes a little bit harsh and cheaper now. The pre reformulation is a little bit stronger and rich at the topnotes.

    But still better than 95% of other fragrances (including niche and all)

  7. #7
    slvrbckgorilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    The sunshine state
    Posts
    1,102

    Default Re: Chanel Egoiste. Has the formula changed?

    Quote Originally Posted by change1 View Post
    I'm trying to find a bottle myself, but not able to find it at the local department stores here in the U.S....I might just blind buy a bottle from the Chanel website....
    I have been feeling the same as of late. I have been a bit hesitant to do so, but, I am getting to the point that I am ready to take the plunge.

  8. #8
    Dependent Le Grand Duc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Copenhagen
    Posts
    7,334

    Default Re: Chanel Egoiste. Has the formula changed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grottola View Post
    And yes, the formula has been changed. I'm waiting for Le Grand Duc to get in here, because he can tell you all you need to know about the different formulations.
    I own all concentrations of Égoïste.

    Way old vintage L'Égoïste, EdT
    Vintage L'Égoïste, after shave
    Égoïste Cologne Concentrée
    Égoïste, modern EdT

    Vintage Égoïste is much, much denser than the recent formulation.
    The modern one is still clearly Égoïste, it's just watered down into
    almost nothing.
    Even the vintage after shave is stronger than the recent EdT.
    I much prefer the vintage formulations, of course, and they are
    easily obtained via the American eBay, it's more rare here in the EU.

    The star of the line up is the Cologne Concentrée. If you can find
    a bottle, go for that.
    It's close to the vintage EdT, but, even denser ... it's really divine!

    If you were a fan in the 90s, but haven't sniffed it since, I'm affraid
    you'll be hugely disappointed with the modern EdT!

  9. #9
    NewHaarlem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    2,262

    Default Re: Chanel Egoiste. Has the formula changed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    ...The star of the line up is the Cologne Concentrée. If you can find
    a bottle, go for that.
    It's close to the vintage EdT, but, even denser ... it's really divine!
    I saw a used bottle of the Concentree version that sold on eBay last week for over $120.

  10. #10
    Dependent Le Grand Duc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Copenhagen
    Posts
    7,334

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHaarlem View Post
    I saw a used bottle of the Concentree version that sold on eBay last week for over $120.
    Yep! It's not cheap at all, but,
    it is waaay worth it.

    Also, it's long time discontinued,
    so, all avalible bottles are 'used'.

  11. #11

    Default Re: Chanel Egoiste. Has the formula changed?

    Yeah.. I am pissed about that Ebay auction.. I was out bid by about 45 cents in the last 4 seconds.

  12. #12
    noggs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    5,579

    Default Re: Chanel Egoiste. Has the formula changed?

    I must concur with Le Grand Duc. I own both vintage EDT and the Cologne Concentree in addition to a mid-2000s issue EDT, and the older ones are vastly superior to the newer one.

    The superiority of the older formulations is obvious from the very beginning, and they remain superior through the drydown. They are stronger, richer, denser, and smoother than the newer formulation. For me, the older versions are so much more enjoyable than the new one.

    My primary issue with the new one is its lack of strength. It is faint to begin with, and I have to struggle to detect it hours later. One spray of the vintage is stronger than 5-6 sprays of the recent one. The new version isn't only watered down and thinner, but seems sharper and less rounded than the vintage versions.

    When judged alone, the new Egoiste still smells good, if overly subtle. But in comparison with its predecessors its shortcomings appear obvious. If I were you I wouldn't bother with the recent version if you can buy vintage versions at reasonable prices.
    Currently wearing: Sand Aoud by Mancera

  13. #13

    Default Re: Chanel Egoiste. Has the formula changed?

    Nothing wrong with the recent version. 2 sprays on me last for 15+ hours like it used to.
    As strong and beautiful as ever. Been using it since it's release. 10-ish 100ml bottles.

    I do notice a difference with Antaeus, but I take my losses and go for a new bottle later this year.
    Seems even more wearable and modern in it's new formulation.
    I refuse to go for the old and way overpriced bottles that won't be as good as they were 20 or 30 years ago anyway.

    But to each their own ofc.

  14. #14
    Dependent Le Grand Duc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Copenhagen
    Posts
    7,334

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Cylob View Post
    Nothing wrong with the recent version. 2 sprays on me last for 15+ hours like it used to.
    As strong and beautiful as ever. Been using it since it's release. 10-ish 100ml bottles.
    Yeah, I know that lots of people still consider Égoïste a beast,
    both sillage and longevity vise, in its recent formulation.
    I don't get it! I get 2 hours max with the modern formulation.

  15. #15

    Default Re: Chanel Egoiste. Has the formula changed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    Yeah, I know that lots of people still consider Égoïste a beast,
    both sillage and longevity vise, in its recent formulation.
    I don't get it! I get 2 hours max with the modern formulation.
    When did they reformulate?

    Luca Turin warns in his book: "Go easy when wearing it, though: this is strong stuff."

  16. #16
    Dependent Le Grand Duc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Copenhagen
    Posts
    7,334

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Schweitzer View Post
    When did they reformulate?
    I don't know when, but, with most, if not all Chanels,
    you can tell the difference between vintage and modern
    by the way the Eau de Toilette is placed on the bottle/box.
    Vintage has the text above the Chanel name, modern below:

    Vintage to the left - modern to the right.



    This is some of my Égoïste bottles, the L'Égoïste is early 90s.
    You can clearly see the difference in color (modern in the middle).


  17. #17

    Default Re: Chanel Egoiste. Has the formula changed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    This is some of my Égoïste bottles, the L'Égoïste is early 90s.
    You can clearly see the difference in color (modern in the middle).

    As far as I can remember the bottles I've bought in the early 90's had the same color as the center bottle.
    Maybe a slight tint darker, but not as yellow as shown here.
    I never had a concentree, but that bottle on the left might have caught too much (sun)light.
    Seen it happen to completely transparent juice, that got all yellow over several years.

    Anyways, I'm perfectly happy with the current formulation.
    But maybe because I've kept using bottle after bottle over the years I haven't noticed any slight reformulations.
    Thank god, cause this is my gem...

  18. #18
    Dependent Le Grand Duc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Copenhagen
    Posts
    7,334

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Cylob View Post
    I never had a concentree, but that bottle on the left might have caught too much (sun)light.
    Nope! It still smells as fresh as
    it did the day it was sold in the
    90s (I don't believe it's been
    'sunburned'
    ).

    The Cologne is always this dark

    Quote Originally Posted by Cylob View Post
    Thank god, cause this is my gem...
    Mine, too!
    It's been my signature scent for
    the last 15 years.
    Last edited by Le Grand Duc; 28th April 2011 at 08:25 PM.

  19. #19

    Default Re: Chanel Egoiste. Has the formula changed?

    I recently bought a bottle and apart from more watered -down, I felt it pretty much weaker than other formulations precedents and much less presence of the cinnamon in the development. I´m a little bit disappointed. I discovered it about 3 years ago and it was an indescribable explosion of cinnamon and sandalwood
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garçons man 2

  20. #20

    Default Re: Chanel Egoiste. Has the formula changed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    Nope! It still smells as fresh as
    it did the day it was sold in the
    90s (I don't believe it's been
    'sunburned'
    ).

    The Cologne is always this dark
    I said the normal, vintage (the one on the left) was never that dark as far as I can remember.
    Good thing though that aging didn't damage the fragrance besides perhaps the tint of the juice.
    The most important thing is that it smells as good as it always did like you say.
    Way cool to have those 4 formulations standing next to each other in your collection! Bless you...

    I can't wait to buy myself a bottle of Bois des Iles (EdT Les Exclusifs) later this year.
    Bet you got that one standing close to these as well! Such a lovely family, haha!

  21. #21

    Default Re: Chanel Egoiste. Has the formula changed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    I don't know when, but, with most, if not all Chanels,
    you can tell the difference between vintage and modern
    by the way the Eau de Toilette is placed on the bottle/box.
    Vintage has the text above the Chanel name, modern below:

    Vintage to the left - modern to the right.



    This is some of my Égoïste bottles, the L'Égoïste is early 90s.
    You can clearly see the difference in color (modern in the middle).

    Thanks for the pictures!

    I found only two reviews on youtube - one of the guys has a bottle with what seems to be a newer design that was stored away for at least 12 years (both reviewers are talking Egoiste's incredible strength):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4-Y6leKyPQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obF_uxU9eus

  22. #22
    Dependent Le Grand Duc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Copenhagen
    Posts
    7,334

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Cylob View Post
    I said the normal, vintage (the one on the left) was never that dark as far as I can remember.
    Good thing though that aging didn't damage the fragrance besides perhaps the tint of the juice.
    No, you didn't. But if a fragrance has changed that much in color
    caused by sunlight, the smell itself would have changed, too.
    As you can see in the small 'official' pictures I posted aswell, you
    can also see, that the vintage is darker.

    (I knew you were talking about the L'Égoïste )


    Quote Originally Posted by Schweitzer View Post
    Hey! I've never seen this one before. Thanks!

  23. #23

    Default Re: Chanel Egoiste. Has the formula changed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    No, you didn't. But if a fragrance has changed that much in color
    caused by sunlight, the smell itself would have changed, too.
    As you can see in the small 'official' pictures I posted aswell, you
    can also see, that the vintage is darker.

    (I knew you were talking about the L'Égoïste )
    Ah: lol! The official pics show a different tint yeah. That's such a slight difference that I wouldn't have noticed it over the years.
    Seems like your photo is a bit underexposed then. Which figures: the current forumulation on your foto is also a bit darker then the one from the official photo's.
    Sorry for the confusion!

  24. #24
    NewHaarlem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    2,262

    Default Re: Chanel Egoiste. Has the formula changed?


    @Le Grand Duc
    Does the vintage bottle have any serial number on it? I recently bought a vintage splash bottle on eBay, and it doesn't have any serial number anywhere on the bottle.

  25. #25
    Dependent Le Grand Duc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Copenhagen
    Posts
    7,334

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHaarlem View Post

    @Le Grand Duc
    Does the vintage bottle have any serial number on it? I recently bought a vintage splash bottle on eBay, and it doesn't have any serial number anywhere on the bottle.
    There is a small sticker underneath the bottle simply saying: 9727
    ... I dunno if that's the serial number?!
    No numbers are printed directly onto the bottle.

  26. #26
    NewHaarlem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    2,262

    Default Re: Chanel Egoiste. Has the formula changed?

    ^Thanks for the info. I'm not feeling this splash bottle. I might buy another one with a spray atomizer.

  27. #27
    Dependent Le Grand Duc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Copenhagen
    Posts
    7,334

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHaarlem View Post
    ^Thanks for the info. I'm not feeling this splash bottle. I might buy another one with a spray atomizer.
    Yeah, I usually don't buy used splash bottles myself, they
    are so easy to tamper with, you know, fill up with water.
    I only buy them in sealed boxes, was yours sealed when
    you got it?!

  28. #28
    NewHaarlem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    2,262

    Default Re: Chanel Egoiste. Has the formula changed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    Yeah, I usually don't buy used splash bottles myself, they
    are so easy to tamper with, you know, fill up with water.
    I only buy them in sealed boxes, was yours sealed when
    you got it?!
    It's a used bottle; though, I think its juice is authentic. I just didn't know that it was a splash bottle, which I'm not a fan of.

  29. #29
    neal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Beantown
    Posts
    2,418

    Default Re: Chanel Egoiste. Has the formula changed?

    Screen shot 2012-08-12 at 9.34.24 PM.jpgScreen shot 2012-08-12 at 9.34.24 PM.jpg

    Le Grand Duc,
    I know it's not the greatest of photos, but any idea what this bottle is?
    Double click on it to enlarge it.
    It says:

    Egoiste.
    Eau de Toilette.
    Chanel.
    Paris.
    Spray.
    3.4 fl oz | 100 ml

    Any thoughts as to whether this is a vintage or newer formulation?
    Neal


    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    I don't know when, but, with most, if not all Chanels,
    you can tell the difference between vintage and modern
    by the way the Eau de Toilette is placed on the bottle/box.
    Vintage has the text above the Chanel name, modern below:

    Vintage to the left - modern to the right.



    This is some of my Égoïste bottles, the L'Égoïste is early 90s.
    You can clearly see the difference in color (modern in the middle).

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by neal; 13th August 2012 at 02:13 AM.

  30. #30
    Dependent heperd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Austin Texas
    Posts
    4,902

    Default Re: Chanel Egoiste. Has the formula changed?

    Quote Originally Posted by neal View Post
    Screen shot 2012-08-12 at 9.34.24 PM.jpgScreen shot 2012-08-12 at 9.34.24 PM.jpg

    Le Grand Duc,
    I know it's not the greatest of photos, but any idea what this bottle is?
    It says:

    Egoiste.
    Eau de Toilette.
    Chanel.
    Paris.
    Spray.
    3.4 fl oz | 100 ml

    Any thoughts as to whether this is a vintage or newer formulation?
    Neal
    That bottle looks a little shady. Where did you get it?
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/394...82#post3308582

Similar Threads

  1. MPG Route du Vetiver **CHANGED FORMULA**
    By jlros in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 56
    Last Post: 29th January 2014, 10:32 AM
  2. Obsession men: has the formula changed?
    By joplinbaby in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 18th December 2013, 10:41 AM
  3. Does Chanel Egoiste and Platnum Egoiste smell similar?
    By change1 in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 47
    Last Post: 15th February 2012, 04:15 AM
  4. Has Devin / New West formula changed ?...help please
    By david in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 2nd February 2011, 05:17 PM
  5. Eternity for men changed formula in the 1990's ?
    By martin in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 2nd January 2009, 01:04 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000