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  • Aramis Havana

    10 20.83%
  • Chanel Egoiste

    31 64.58%
  • Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    7 14.58%
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    Default Next scent? Havana, Egoiste or Platinum Egoiste

    Hello all,

    Well I thought I was almost intent on getting a bottle of the new Aramis Havana (as in the one in the new square type bottle), but I went and tried the Chanels recently, which have thrown a spanner in the works

    I had initially tried Havana when it first launched. Even owned a bottle or two, but I was 13 years old then, so can't say I remember it very well! Nonetheless, I think I can get it in so I'm willing to risk it slightly.

    I know they're totally different scents altogether, but Egoiste and Platinum Egoiste seem like worth a shot (anyone notice that the latter has a similar dry-down to Bleu?). I tried Platinum the other day (one squirt only) and it didn't seem bad. Although it needs a bit of heat to project, I thought that this is to most people what TdH is to me - a signature type of scent.

    I'm going to try out Egoiste again (last time I did I had too many other fragrances on me), to see if that's bottle worthy.

    So, based on my wardrobe and the above, what would you say I should go for?
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    Default Re: Next scent? Havana, Egoiste or Platinum Egoiste

    Egoiste and Havana are worth owning - Platinum Egoiste is not.
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    Default Re: Next scent? Havana, Egoiste or Platinum Egoiste

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Egoiste and Havana are worth owning - Platinum Egoiste is not.
    This.

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    Default Re: Next scent? Havana, Egoiste or Platinum Egoiste

    It's really difficult for me even to suggest one because I really like all three.

    Since you may have all three eventually, for now, Havana.

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    Default Re: Next scent? Havana, Egoiste or Platinum Egoiste

    For me, Havana wins the contest easily.
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    Default Re: Next scent? Havana, Egoiste or Platinum Egoiste

    Big fan of Chanel Egoiste.

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    Default Re: Next scent? Havana, Egoiste or Platinum Egoiste

    1. Aramis Havana
    2. Chanel Egoiste
    3? Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    If I could only purchase two, they would be AH and Egoiste. Platinum Egoiste is no big deal.

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    Default Re: Next scent? Havana, Egoiste or Platinum Egoiste

    Thanks - please keep the suggestions coming and don't forget to vote if you haven't already!

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    Default Re: Next scent? Havana, Egoiste or Platinum Egoiste

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrnybluesman View Post
    Big fan of Chanel Egoiste.
    Same here!

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    Default Re: Next scent? Havana, Egoiste or Platinum Egoiste

    No offense, but Havana is a nice scent to me, whereas Egoiste is just excellent (while Platinum Egoiste is best ignored.)

    Havana is very affordable, but Egoiste is not that expensive. Egoiste has that wonderful smell that is also very unique; very "Egoiste-like." Not attacking Havana at all, but I find that in this case, Egoiste does win the contest (for me) quite easily.

    I do love many of these Aramis scents, BTW, so I am not biased against them in any way or fashion.

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    I vote for Egoiste.

    I bought it a while ago and I just wasn't ready for it, I couldn't appreciate how great it really was until just recently. I sprayed it on and was blown away. I bought another 3.4 oz bottle from the Chanel boutique and now I'm trying to hunt down the Concentree.

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    Interesting that Egoiste is getting the votes now.

    I wonder if I should have included Fahrenheit as well... I've never been that much into Dior, but Eau Sauvage was one I used a bit in the past. Fahrenheit I had tested a bit but never thought much of it. It seems to have quite a following around here!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1280adam View Post
    I vote for Egoiste.

    I bought it a while ago and I just wasn't ready for it, I couldn't appreciate how great it really was until just recently. I sprayed it on and was blown away. I bought another 3.4 oz bottle from the Chanel boutique and now I'm trying to hunt down the Concentree.
    I have the Concentree (not much left), and I can tell you that while I love it, I will be happy with the current Egoiste in the Chanel shelves, even when I finally run out (although I don't plan to use it when it gets to critical levels, so I should get some standard Egoiste for myself soon as well.) I.E. don't feel as if you MUST pay huge amounts of money for the Concentree, because it's not super different than Egoiste, just more woody (think EdP, but without that much of a difference.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by starace View Post
    I have the Concentree (not much left), and I can tell you that while I love it, I will be happy with the current Egoiste in the Chanel shelves, even when I finally run out (although I don't plan to use it when it gets to critical levels, so I should get some standard Egoiste for myself soon as well.) I.E. don't feel as if you MUST pay huge amounts of money for the Concentree, because it's not super different than Egoiste, just more woody (think EdP, but without that much of a difference.)
    Thanks for the heads up. I have a problem with not sampling before I buy and maybe this is the one I should sample before I dish out a few $100 for the concentree.

    LGD said the same, like it's more of an EdP of Egoiste with a richer composition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1280adam View Post
    Thanks for the heads up. I have a problem with not sampling before I buy and maybe this is the one I should sample before I dish out a few $100 for the concentree.

    LGD said the same, like it's more of an EdP of Egoiste with a richer composition.
    Yes, try it first-you'll probably notice what I was talking about. The reason I have the Concentree is that a few years back I was shopping for Egoiste in the streets of NYC, and found a Concentree for the SAME price as normal Egoiste. That was a steal! IF you find yourself in similar circumstances, then I would go for the Concentree, but I don't feel you will be missing out at all with current Egoiste.

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    Egoiste.

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    Egoiste.
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    I'd go for Egoiste (not the platinum) then, Havana.


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    Default Re: Next scent? Havana, Egoiste or Platinum Egoiste

    Chanel Egoiste

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    Default Re: Next scent? Havana, Egoiste or Platinum Egoiste

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    I'd go for Egoiste (not the platinum) then, Havana.
    Identical here.

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    Default Re: Next scent? Havana, Egoiste or Platinum Egoiste

    egoiste clearly top both of them.

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    I choose Egoiste BUT imo Plat Egoiste is more of an everyday signature type frag. Egoiste is versatile also but I personally can't wear it frequently.

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    Default Re: Next scent? Havana, Egoiste or Platinum Egoiste

    I had to go with Egoiste on this one.
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    I have never understood why everyone love egoiste. I find it very awful and would never want to smell like it. Instead, platinum egoiste is very nice clean and fresh scent which I reach for a lot.

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    Havana..

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    1. Egoiste
    2. Havana

    I'm not a fan of Platinum, but I can see how someone of different tastes would consider it the clear top choice.
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    Platinum Egoiste, not Egoiste. I said it, hang me up to dry. But I'll take Bois des Iles over Egoiste and keep my Platinum as an everyday wear crowd pleaser.

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    I tried Egoiste at the weekend and I have to say it wasn't bad. I can see why it gets so much love here, compared to Platinum.

    I am now considering one more scent though and have decided against both Chanel scents. Might be time for another poll....!!

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    Default Re: Next scent? Havana, Egoiste or Platinum Egoiste

    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    Platinum Egoiste, not Egoiste. I said it, hang me up to dry. But I'll take Bois des Iles over Egoiste and keep my Platinum as an everyday wear crowd pleaser.
    I'm with you on this one. Although I have both, I'll wear Bois de Isles first, Egoiste second.

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    Default Re: Next scent? Havana, Egoiste or Platinum Egoiste

    Original Egoiste

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    Default Re: Next scent? Havana, Egoiste or Platinum Egoiste

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Egoiste and Havana are worth owning - Platinum Egoiste is not.
    Quote Originally Posted by Duke Hunt View Post
    This.
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    Egoiste is still a very relevant scent - I would pick it over Havana, though I like both. Havana is a bit dated, just like Antaeus. Great scents, but not as easy to wear as Egoiste, IMO.

    I have Platinum Egoiste, too, but I only like it when I'm in a certain mood for a fresh, clean, powdery, soapy, citrus-laden fougère. Which is not very often.

    Egoiste is a wonderful "clear dark" rose - I love it, and so does the wife!

    Havana is a nice, complex, tobacco-tinged fougère. Very nice stuff - I love it, but it *does* show its age - be warned.
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