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    Default Need some advice for a classy scent

    I'm either going to get a large bottle of Egoiste or Givenchy Gentleman. I love both but can only afford one. I would use it at work and evening events. Thanks, gents!

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    Either would be good. GG the more affordable option. Recommend the vintage formula.

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    I'd go with Egoiste although have and like both.

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    This is a hard one for me. I love Egoiste and see it more as an evening fragrance- romantic, dressed in a suit and tie or tux. GG is more versatile IMO and could be worn at work and then in the evening. Both are very classy.

    If I had to choose- in your situation, ie for work then going out- GG IMO. I just find Egoiste too romantic to wear to work.
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    Both good, but I find Egoiste better in all dimensions: richer, more elegant, warmer.

    cacio

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    Both would work, but I think Egoiste is a great work and evening scent.
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    Thanks again guys!!

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    Egoiste, it's very versatile imo.

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    Egoist

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    I prefer Egoiste

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    Either one works for me.
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    Givenchy Gentleman if you can get the vintage version.... Otherwise it's a toss up, IMO.
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    GG for day and Egoiste for evening. Get decants of both, leaving you with $ to try other possibly better stuff.

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    Egoiste (non-platinum)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chopwet View Post
    I prefer Egoiste
    This one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogsinatub View Post
    I'm either going to get a large bottle of Egoiste or Givenchy Gentleman. I love both but can only afford one. I would use it at work and evening events. Thanks, gents!
    Gentleman is good choice, but also you can try Gucci pour homme or Guerlain Heritage

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    Egoiste without a doubt IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by cameron View Post
    Egoiste without a doubt IMO
    I agree.
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    Default Re: Need some advice for a classy scent

    either
    1. Dior Homme Original
    2. Musc Ravaguer
    3. Portrait of a Lady
    4. Noir de Noir
    5. L Instant Guerlain pour Homme Extreme
    6. New Haarlem
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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Both good, but I find Egoiste better in all dimensions: richer, more elegant, warmer.

    cacio
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    Quote Originally Posted by cee-go View Post
    ... or Guerlain Heritage
    ...try Héritage; it's great...!

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    Boucheron Eau fraiche is a very classy scent if you can find it....but if I had to choose between the two you listed. Egoist

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    Quote Originally Posted by cameron View Post
    Egoiste without a doubt IMO
    +1.

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    My next bottle is going to be Egoiste but I went with Gentleman. I've been wearing it all week and have received compliments. It smells GOOD! Even with the younger crowd they seem to like it. One of the better balanced "older" scents that doesn't necessarily smell old, it justs smells great! Plus, I'm a big fan of patchouli.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogsinatub View Post
    My next bottle is going to be Egoiste but I went with Gentleman. I've been wearing it all week and have received compliments. It smells GOOD! Even with the younger crowd they seem to like it. One of the better balanced "older" scents that doesn't necessarily smell old, it justs smells great! Plus, I'm a big fan of patchouli.
    Both are great, but I was going to suggest GG if you want a patchouli-themed fragrance and Egoiste if you prefer sandalwood and vanilla.
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    Default Re: Need some advice for a classy scent

    Quote Originally Posted by dogsinatub View Post
    My next bottle is going to be Egoiste but I went with Gentleman. I've been wearing it all week and have received compliments. It smells GOOD! Even with the younger crowd they seem to like it. One of the better balanced "older" scents that doesn't necessarily smell old, it justs smells great! Plus, I'm a big fan of patchouli.
    A very good choice, enjoy!

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    Definitely Egoiste.

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    It's good to have an Egoiste bottle in the collection.

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    I'd recommend Pure Shot layered with Egoiste

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