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    Default I received my Chanel Egoiste from Chanel today...Initial Review

    Hello Basenoters....I received my 100 ml of Chanel Egoiste from the Chanel website...took about 4 days to get to me...it even came in a very nice black Chanel bag... I could not find this fragrance anywhere at my local department stores, so had to purchase it directly from Chanel as a blind buy... here is my initial review on this fragrance... one spray on my wrist... initial sniff is very spicy and oriental... similar to Amouage Epic woman... a very unique scent...sweet and somewhat bitter at the same time... a very nice dark rose note appears as it dries down about a minute later... no musk at all in this fragrance... somewhat feminine, but at the same time masculine... I know i can rock this fragrance... smells like a million dollar... as you keep sniffing it you will get the vanilla and sandalwood.... there is tangerine in the top notes and I kind of picking up now...this no weak fragrance... a very strong and in your face fragrance... nothing like Platinum Egoiste...I don't seen anyone under 25 wearing this fragrance...this is a more mature scent.... my initial grade for Chanel Egoiste is... 9/10... a very nice fragrance.... I like this one a lot...

    Ok, I got a chance to analyzed Chanel Egoiste...and here's my conclusion...if Chergui mated with Amouage Epic Woman and had a kid = Chanel Egoiste...not as strong as the parents though...it has that sweet tobacco and hay sugar like Chergui, and the spices, cinnamon, roses, sandalwood from Amouage Epic Woman...
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    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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    Isn't platinum in your face? Could you compare them regarding projection and longevity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDarkDefender View Post
    Isn't platinum in your face? Could you compare them regarding projection and longevity?
    Platinum Egoiste is more of a fresh...pineapple metallic clean scent... kind of like Bond No. 9 Riverside Drive...also Platinum is not dark, rosy or oriental..... as of projection and longevity, i have to wear Egoiste a few times before I can compare it to Platinum Egoiste... I see no similarity between the 2 fragrance as in the scent...
    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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    Default Re: I received my Chanel Egoiste from Chanel today...Initial Review

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDarkDefender View Post
    Isn't platinum in your face? Could you compare them regarding projection and longevity?
    Platinum is definitely more in your face, but it doesn't last. After about ten minutes the metallic herbal burst of Platinum subsides and recedes. However, I didn't find Egoiste to be much of a strength or sillage horse. Seemed more like an understated skinscent to me.

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    Default Re: I received my Chanel Egoiste from Chanel today...Initial Review

    I am happy for your blind buy worked out for you. It's a wonderful fragrance.

    Still, I am contractually-obliged to tell you to sample first. So do it.

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    Default Re: I received my Chanel Egoiste from Chanel today...Initial Review

    lol strange! i get plenty of sweet musk and smooth creamy vanilla with the rose subtly accompanying the creaminess. It is accompanied by hints of cinnamon. But yes, amazing scent

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOONB View Post
    Platinum is definitely more in your face, but it doesn't last. After about ten minutes the metallic herbal burst of Platinum subsides and recedes. However, I didn't find Egoiste to be much of a strength or sillage horse. Seemed more like an understated skinscent to me.
    Wow, I had this in '97. I regularly got complaints from my house mates, it was an absolute monster. Loved it.

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    Default Re: I received my Chanel Egoiste from Chanel today...Initial Review

    I actually ordered one directly from Chanel as well last weekend, and I should receive it on Wednesday. I already have a vintage bottle, but I actually prefer the latest formulation because it's a little lighter and brighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by change1 View Post
    Hello Basenoters....I received my 100 ml of Chanel Egoiste from the Chanel website...took about 4 days to get to me...it even came in a very nice black Chanel bag... I could not find this fragrance anywhere at my local department stores, so had to purchase it directly from Chanel as a blind buy... here is my initial review on this fragrance... one spray on my wrist... initial sniff is very spicy and oriental... similar to Amouage Epic woman... a very unique scent...sweet and somewhat bitter at the same time... a very nice dark rose note appears as it dry down about a minute later... no musk at all in this fragrance... somewhat feminine, but at the same time masculine... I know i can rock this fragrance... smells like a million dollar... as you keep sniffing it you will get the vanilla and sandalwood.... there is tangerine in the top notes and I kind of picking up now...this no weak fragrance... a very strong and in your face fragrance... nothing like Platinum Egoiste... my initial grade for Chanel Egoiste is... 9/10... a very nice fragrance.... I like it a lot...
    I just picked this up from the marketplace here and it came today. I completely agree. It is one of the best blind buys I have made. I think I can pull off one spray under my shirt in the summer too. I love the evolution of egoiste. The rose is awesome and this lasts forever so far. 9/10 for me too.

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    A legendary fragrance that stands tall and puts to shame a lot of the Chanel modern offerings like the Allure line.

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    is an absolutely MUST HAVE
    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

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    Default Re: I received my Chanel Egoiste from Chanel today...Initial Review

    Good Post change1, glad to hear you guy's are pleased with Egoiste.

    I went shopping for it today too. At the first store they only had Egoiste Platinum in stock. I could only remember a post recently where someone stated, to make sure to get Egoiste and not Egoiste Platinum. So at that store I got instead Pour Monsieur. Then I drove to another store that carry's Chanel and at first only saw the Platinum, and quickly noticed they had a bottle of Antaeus and tried to get that only to find they only had left in stock the tester. So I ordered that one instead at that store.

    On my way out I noticed that they did have Egotiste only it was displayed on the women's aisle. By then I had spent enough on colognes for the day. I got Allure from that sales lady. The first store threw in a collectable Bulgari Aqua which was in itself kinda cute, and she also gave me a spray sampler vial of A*Men which I would normally not consider but if it's free it's for me.

    Maybe next time Egoiste ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hey.its.me View Post
    Good Post change1, glad to hear you guy's are pleased with Egoiste.

    I went shopping for it today too. At the first store they only had Egoiste Platinum in stock. I could only remember a post recently where someone stated, to make sure to get Egoiste and not Egoiste Platinum. So at that store I got instead Pour Monsieur. Then I drove to another store that carry's Chanel and at first only saw the Platinum, and quickly noticed they had a bottle of Antaeus and tried to get that only to find they only had left in stock the tester. So I ordered that one instead at that store.

    On my way out I noticed that they did have Egotiste only it was displayed on the women's aisle. By then I had spent enough on colognes for the day. I got Allure from that sales lady. The first store threw in a collectable Bulgari Aqua which was in itself kinda cute, and she also gave me a spray sampler vial of A*Men which I would normally not consider but if it's free it's for me.

    Maybe next time Egoiste ;-)
    As far as I know Egoiste is only at Chanel boutiques/online in the US - no department stores.

    I've had a bottle of Egoiste for about 6-7 years and I still can't wrap my head around it. I want to like, I know it's well made and very stately - but there's something in the topnotes that turns me off. Not sure if it's the aldehydes or the 'tangerine' note or what, but I still can't get into it after dozens and dozens of tries....

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    Default Re: I received my Chanel Egoiste from Chanel today...Initial Review

    Quote Originally Posted by change1 View Post
    Hello Basenoters....I received my 100 ml of Chanel Egoiste from the Chanel website...took about 4 days to get to me...it even came in a very nice black Chanel bag... I could not find this fragrance anywhere at my local department stores, so had to purchase it directly from Chanel as a blind buy... here is my initial review on this fragrance... one spray on my wrist... initial sniff is very spicy and oriental... similar to Amouage Epic woman... a very unique scent...sweet and somewhat bitter at the same time... a very nice dark rose note appears as it dries down about a minute later... no musk at all in this fragrance... somewhat feminine, but at the same time masculine... I know i can rock this fragrance... smells like a million dollar... as you keep sniffing it you will get the vanilla and sandalwood.... there is tangerine in the top notes and I kind of picking up now...this no weak fragrance... a very strong and in your face fragrance... nothing like Platinum Egoiste...I don't seen anyone under 25 wearing this fragrance...this is a more mature scent.... my initial grade for Chanel Egoiste is... 9/10... a very nice fragrance.... I like this one a lot...
    Really good stuff for the money. Now keep your eyes on ebay and get a bottle of Egoiste Concentree for a 10/10 scent.

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    Its a fantastic fragrance.

    If you can find a vintage one, with the Eau de Toilette typed above the chanel logo, go for it, is richer, denser and stronger.

    But the current formulation still great, only less rich and more sharp in the opening!

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    Ok, I got a chance to analyzed Chanel Egoiste...and here's my conclusion...if Chergui mated with Amouage Epic Woman and had a kid = Chanel Egoiste...not as strong as the parents though...it has that sweet tobacco and hay sugar like Chergui, and the spices, cinnamon, roses, sandalwood from Amouage Epic Woman....
    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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    Default Re: I received my Chanel Egoiste from Chanel today...Initial Review

    Glad you liked your blind buy, I wasn't too sure about it when I first got my Egoiste blind - but it grew on me.

    There is another scent very similar to it, which arguably is slightly more masculine, namely Trumpers Sandalwood Cologne.
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    You can find Egoiste in some shopping mall fragrance shops, the ones that have fragrances stacked to the ceiling. It's also in some duty free shops. I'd say try before you buy. . . but then, I buy lots of fragrances blind online, so I'm really the last person to be giving that advice.

    I fell in love with it after snatching a quick couple of sprays at duty free shops. Now, whenever I wear it, I think about a flight from LA to Honolulu last summer, on which I applied just a little from the duty free store right before boarding. I bought it online the minute I got home. A good buy.

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    Wouldn't be without Chanel Egoiste in my collection.

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    Default Re: I received my Chanel Egoiste from Chanel today...Initial Review

    It is the best Chanel men's fragrance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    It is the best Chanel men's fragrance.
    +1. and do also try the shower-gel. It`s absolutely heavenly!

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    I have the newer formulation.... love it, but can't quite decipher it yet..... I could almost swear there is a sweet, cola syrup note (reminds me of cola syrup I bought many years ago at the pharmacy). I don't know what in the listed notes would give me that impression, & I have seen it mentioned by anyone else, but, there it is...

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    When I sniffed Egoiste on paper I knew the Mr. wouldn't like it (he likes neither sweet nor spicy/incensey) but after reading on a BN thread that it can work as a feminine, I tried it myself last night. The opening was a bit unfriendly (seemed too fruity for me), but the heart notes were quite intriguing. It definitely did not feel too masculine. I'm not quite sure what to make of it at first glance but am willing to give it a few more tries - when the Mr. is not around!

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    Default Re: I received my Chanel Egoiste from Chanel today...Initial Review

    Quote Originally Posted by MOONB View Post
    However, I didn't find Egoiste to be much of a strength or sillage horse. Seemed more like an understated skinscent to me.
    I made a mental note to spray (VERY) light on the trigger -- this stuff project and lasts!

    Not that I mind, because it's one of my favorites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silversurfer View Post
    I have the newer formulation.... love it, but can't quite decipher it yet..... I could almost swear there is a sweet, cola syrup note (reminds me of cola syrup I bought many years ago at the pharmacy). I don't know what in the listed notes would give me that impression, & I have seen it mentioned by anyone else, but, there it is...
    Could be a bit of ginger, that is there in Bois Des Iles too (BdI is Egoiste's grand father).

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    Nice review; I'm glad you like it!

    I like the beautifully smooth base, but I can't stand that massive medicinal rosewood note on top, along with the citrus and spice. It just makes my throat ache, it's so overwhelming syrupy sweet. This is a quality scent that just isn't my style.
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    I wore Egoiste today to work, and it really smell nice... 2 spray on the back of the neck and 1 on the chest...wonderful scent...and longevity is good too...8+ hrs...
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Reminiscent View Post
    Could be a bit of ginger, that is there in Bois Des Iles too (BdI is Egoiste's grand father).
    Anyone loving Egoiste should at least try Bois des Iles once. Both jawdroppers!

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    change1 - lovely review. Great to have a review in a thread form from time to time. With everyone's input it give it a lot more credibility in my books. example: Joe made a statement "It is the best Chanel men's fragrance"
    That did it for me! lol

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    It's one of my current favorites, amazing projecting and lasting power.

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