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    Default L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme vs Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    Hey,

    I want to get a new fragrance and have narrowed it down to L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme or Chanel Platinum Egoiste.

    I've tried the Platinum and I don't mind it.

    The problem is L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme seems to have such good reviews but I haven't been able to sample it, so have no idea what it's like. If I buy it would be blind.

    Which do you recommend? And why?

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    Default Re: L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme vs Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme is worth owning - Platinum Egoiste is not.

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    Default Re: L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme vs Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    Quote Originally Posted by renatodocks View Post

    I've tried the Platinum and I don't mind it.

    Probably not the best reason to buy it if you just don't mind it. L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme is a better fragrance in my opinion. They are worlds apart in style, I'm not sure where you could try it first.

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    Default Re: L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme vs Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    PE is an office frag, whereas L'Instant is not. It sounds like you should hold off until you understand frags better, because these two are not cheap. You can go for something that is more versatile and cheaper, like Roadster (or Everlast Original 1910, if you want to keep things really cheap for the time being). I wore the L'Instant yesterday for the first time and was not impressed at all. It's sort of like the crowd-pleasing version of the EdT formulation. It lacks complexity and dynamism, quickly boring me. If you like the drydown smell, though, it does last a long time, unlike the EdT, but for that kind of money I'm looking for something more interesting. PE isn't interesting either. To be honest, I'd rather wear McGraw than either one of them. What's the moral of the story? You need to develop a sense of what you like and only then start to spend "big money" on frags.

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    Default Re: L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme vs Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    PE is an office frag, whereas L'Instant is not.
    Says who? I have worn L'Instant to the office. I wouldn't wear PE anywhere.

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    Default Re: L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme vs Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    Quote Originally Posted by renatodocks View Post
    Which do you recommend? And why?
    They're both fine scents IMO. Can't miss with either. L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme would be my preferred.

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    Default Re: L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme vs Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    I'd love to try L'Instant sometime

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    Default Re: L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme vs Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Says who? I have worn L'Instant to the office. I wouldn't wear PE anywhere.
    Did you get a new job at the local chocolate factory, Joe? LOL.

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    Default Re: L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme vs Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    Did you get a new job at the local chocolate factory, Joe? LOL.
    As a matter of fact, I did.


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    Default Re: L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme vs Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme is way much better than Platinum Egoiste.
    Right now I think that I have all the fragrances that I want.

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    Default Re: L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme vs Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    They're both fine scents IMO. Can't miss with either. L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme would be my preferred.
    read this

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    Default Re: L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme vs Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    Doompa, woomp, loompa dee doo,
    L'Instant is clearly the best one for you.
    Umpa, loompa, doompa dee dee,
    If you are wise you'll get the Extreme !

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    As a matter of fact, I did.


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    Default Re: L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme vs Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    Both are great - I like them both BUT Instant Extreme is more likely to be worn by people who appreciate being a bit different then a more mass market then more widely distributed Chanel PE. Both are great BUT you must take other members advice and sniff first!

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    Default Re: L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme vs Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    I have been stopping by a department store for the past two weeks, sampling the Platinum Egoiste each time I had in there. I bet the shop assistants will probably chuck a free bottle of PE my way just to send me packing the next time. Anyway, I really did used to love PE, but over time my perception of it has changed.

    It's a very LOUD fragrance. It literally seems to scream and if someone were to apply more than three sprays at most, they would probably find themselves suddenly enveloped in a nuclear cloud, courtesy of the creatives at Chanel, where even their soul would stand no chance of escape.

    I also noticed that while the fragrance definitely lasts long, after the 6th or so hour, it reminds me less of a cool cologne and more of a supermarket-brand fabric softener.

    It's a nice fragrance, and I think it suits the winter months perfectly, but I am not as into it as I was before. Anyone had the same feelings?

    I never like the 'obvious' fragrances that are very mass market and safe choices like most of CK for example (although I did think Hugo Boss Element was a winner), so L'Instant sounds appealing. If only there was a way I could sample it..

    Is there a cologne that is maybe a little similar to it that I could find in most department stores? Just to give me an idea I suppose..

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    Default Re: L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme vs Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    Chanel Platinum Egoiste is like a step up from CK Eternity in my opinion. /:

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    Default Re: L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme vs Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    These are two very different fragrances that get a lot of praise on Basenotes. I don't like either one of them. Everyone's nose is different, but, that being said, you asked to chose between them, and L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme is the more interesting scent. It is fairly expensive. Please try to get a sample from someone before you peel the cash. Like me, you might not find it to be something that you enjoy. I would not blind buy it.

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    Default Re: L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme vs Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    Quote Originally Posted by bejahu View Post
    These are two very different fragrances. L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme is the more interesting scent. Please try to get a sample from someone before you peel the cash.
    +1 ...

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    Default Re: L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme vs Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme is worth owning - Platinum Egoiste is not.
    This. Or save some money and hassle and get the L'Instant EDT.

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    Default Re: L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme vs Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    What about Guerlain L´Instant Extreme vs. Chanel Égoíste (Original)?

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    Default Re: L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme vs Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    I have both and much prefer L'Instant Extreme. Nothing wrong with PE its a nice scent but it does have 'that' synthetic base that is shared by a lot of fragrances whereas L'Instant is something different, warm and well composed. The shower gel and deo are nice too.

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    Default Re: L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme vs Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    PE is an office frag, whereas L'Instant is not.
    Right on! I don't think there is a fragrance on earth that can match the feeling the PE gives me in the office. PE is for an ambitious young exective. In my opinion, L'instant Extreme is more for cold weather, and while classy, is not an office frag. I had a stage where I wasn't sure about PE but it slowly grew to be one of my favorites along with Dior Homme and L'instant Extreme. You can't go wrong with either.

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    Default Re: L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme vs Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    The Guerlain is by far the better scent in you are comparing it to PLATINUM Egoiste but if you could find the Chanel Egoiste - that would win

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    Default Re: L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme vs Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    So I decided to stop by a department store on the way home & try L'instant extreme for the first time (i'm a frag newbie). A quick spritz on my wrist, and first impressions: Wowza, smells so good! This is seriously good juice. chocolatey, yummy goodness. This is definately going to be a full bottle purchase at some point in the future.

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    Default Re: L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme vs Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    L'instant extreme is my choice of the two by a wide, wide margine. It is awesome, but, as others have said, not a great blind buy, as it is different. Having said that, I blind bought it, and have no regrets. It was one of my first "sophisticated" frag purchases.

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