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    Default Egoiste! Egoiste! Egoiste!

    I just tried this for the first time! I must say, I hadnt been this excited to spray something on my skin for the first time since Pure Malt during the ridiculous(yet well deserved hype).

    This stuff is legendary! Pretty much exactly what I expected it to smell like. Such a beautiful blend of Rose, Woods, Cinnamon, and Vanilla. Pure bliss. Dated? No way. Just because it cant be worn while riding a skateboard and sporting a snap-back hat and baggy jeans doesnt mean that its dated. It has to be worn with proper attire. When done so, this is not a risky fragrance at all.

    I can confidently say the Egoiste series(Platinum and Original) rivals any other Original-Flanker combinations. I just purchased Platinum Egoiste last week and it has quickly taken the spot as my warm weather signature scent. I will be purchasing a bottle of Egoiste, as it is extremely affordable at Nordstroms even though its a niche quality fragrance.

    I can definitely see why some have hailed this as the greatest fragrance ever made. However, my Holy Grail still remains comfortably in its throne.

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    Default Re: Egoiste! Egoiste! Egoiste!

    Egoiste is sure a good one.

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    Not a fan.

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    Default Re: Egoiste! Egoiste! Egoiste!

    Glad you liked it and enjoy it. Truth be told the latest incarnation pales in comparison to the 1990 version which had a deep note of natural (vs.synthetic) rosewood from top to bottom that is no longer there. If you can find a bottle the concentree version on eBay - grab it as it approaches the 1990 version.

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    Definitely a suave and complex spicy composition.

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    Can't believe someone made a thread about Egoiste, and like myself, today is the first time they've smelled or worn it. I bought a 10 ml decant from another members website along with Gucci Pour Homme I which is also the first time I've had enough juice to test it. I share your enthusiasm for Egoiste Jonny and the opening really didn't do it for me, but the heart and especially the drydown is nothing short of perfection. Deserves every bit of hype it gets and now I need to get my hands on a bottle of the concentree as Neal mentioned.
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    Egoistes dry down is insane. I wore this one cold day and it felt like I was wrapped in a cinnamon and rose vanilla combo. Its awesome.

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    It is one of the best ever. I first smelled it in NYC at Saks and it was one of those rare "Wow OMG!" fragrance moments for me.
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
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    Default Re: Egoiste! Egoiste! Egoiste!

    Give us your assessment of PE vs Egoiste

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    Default Re: Egoiste! Egoiste! Egoiste!

    I happen to be wearing it today. It is a great fragrance, but it has always been considered a commercial failure, especially alongside the much more popular PE. It seems like Chanel barely keeps it alive.

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    Default Re: Egoiste! Egoiste! Egoiste!

    Whenever I see someone online praising this to the skies, I give it another try to see if I can appreciate it. But I keep coming back to the same problem: the onslaught of spices at the top is just too aggressive for me. I love Bois des Iles, though, which to me seems like a cousin of Egoiste.
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    PE is just a Cool Water spawn in a clear bottle. I dont see why Chanel keeps PM Concentree in every Sephora but not Egoitse. Surely if it was there just as many people would buy it as buy PM, right?
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
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    It has an elegance that in my opinion is best exemplified by a light touch, otherwise it becomes more a rosewood than a rose.
    When worn rather than one being worn by the fragrance, it is a seductive, drawing scent that is worthy of its Chanel heritage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fhaoilgeal View Post
    It has an elegance that in my opinion is best exemplified by a light touch, otherwise it becomes more a rosewood than a rose.
    When worn rather than one being worn by the fragrance, it is a seductive, drawing scent that is worthy of its Chanel heritage.
    How many sprays would you suggest?

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    I like two partial sprays to the chest and one to the nape of the neck.
    I tried three or four to the chest and got very weary of the smell. (To the point of not using Egoiste.)
    I retried it using a lighter hand (results may vary) and loved the scent...finding it charming and a little sexy.
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    Default Re: Egoiste! Egoiste! Egoiste!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fhaoilgeal View Post
    It has an elegance that in my opinion is best exemplified by a light touch, otherwise it becomes more a rosewood than a rose.
    When worn rather than one being worn by the fragrance, it is a seductive, drawing scent that is worthy of its Chanel heritage.
    The opening smells like someone poured vodka on top of a piece of wood. I guess I got a little too close when smelling it. Lol. I'll try the two spray system and see if it helps tone it down a bit.

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    Default Re: Egoiste! Egoiste! Egoiste!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fhaoilgeal View Post
    I like two partial sprays to the chest and one to the nape of the neck.
    I tried three or four to the chest and got very weary of the smell. (To the point of not using Egoiste.)
    I retried it using a lighter hand (results may vary) and loved the scent...finding it charming and a little sexy.
    My opinion only, of course.
    Sounds about right. I think i might do behind the elbow also.
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
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    On a scale of 1-10 I rate Egoiste a 6 and Platinum Egoiste a 6.75. It used to be reversed that I like Egoiste better but these days for some reason I am digging Plat Egoiste.

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    Default Re: Egoiste! Egoiste! Egoiste!

    It's a fragrance where the wod "masterpiece" is appropriate.

    Now try Egoiste Concentree.
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    Default Re: Egoiste! Egoiste! Egoiste!

    Not a fan of its sharp citrus, rosewood opening; but, good thing it only lasts around 15 minutes, and then its beautiful heart and dry down stages make up for it. It develops better and lasts longer on my skin when worn in the cold weather. One of the most unique, masculine fragrances out there.

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    Default Re: Egoiste! Egoiste! Egoiste!

    Egoiste is a damn fine one.
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    Default Re: Egoiste! Egoiste! Egoiste!

    I just bought a full 50 ml (opened box) Cologne Concentree from the bay. Buy it now price $82 + 5.50 for shipping. If the quality is good I'll be happy with the price I paid. As a reference point a similiar 50ml bottle went for $71 + 5 shipping a week earlier.
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    i didnt really care for it the last time i tested it. but will all this hype, i shall go try it out again! perhaps i rushed the process since ive only got it on a tester strip.
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    If there was a hall of legendary fragrances from the past hundred years Egoiste would be represented.

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    Default Re: Egoiste! Egoiste! Egoiste!

    Quote Originally Posted by neal View Post
    Truth be told the latest incarnation pales in comparison to the 1990 version which had a deep note of natural (vs.synthetic) rosewood from top to bottom that is no longer there.
    Now ya' got me curious. I used to rock the Egoiste when it first came out. I bought it again when it got re-leased and was pleased to find that it smelled as I remembered it.
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    It's top shelf stuff for sure.
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    Beautiful fragrance. If only I could find the concentree!!!
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    Default Re: Egoiste! Egoiste! Egoiste!

    Its definatly in my top 5

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    Default Re: Egoiste! Egoiste! Egoiste!

    Bought it in 1990 when it came out. Still have that bottle with about 20ml left in it. That bottle comes out on special occasions.

    Deserves to be called 'Great.'

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