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    Default Chanel's top 4 heavy hitters. Head to head to head to head :D

    Hey guys, like the average person I have a tight budget and cannot afford to go crazy and buy everything I desire on the market.
    After testing a number of Chanel fragrances I have narrowed down the 4 that I enjoy the most, but unfortunately can only pick one to purchase.

    -Allure Homme Sport,
    -Bleu De Chanel,
    -Platinum Egoiste
    -Edition Blanche.

    If you guys had to choose only one of the above fragrances which one would it be ? and how do they compare in the follow categories:

    -Longevity
    -Projection
    -Sillage
    -Compliments
    The sense of smell, like a faithful counsellor, foretells its character.

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    Blue de Chanel - average in all categories.
    Very nice fragrance but personally it's hard to choose between all of those
    Currently wearing: Pi by Givenchy

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    For me, a close combat between Bleu and Platinum Egoiste

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    -Longevity - PE
    -Projection - PE
    -Sillage - PE
    -Compliments - Bleu

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    Default Re: Chanel's top 4 heavy hitters. Head to head to head to head :D

    Anything but the Sport please.

    I'd go for Bleu.

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    Default Re: Chanel's top 4 heavy hitters. Head to head to head to head :D

    Edition Blanche

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    Default Re: Chanel's top 4 heavy hitters. Head to head to head to head :D

    ...from Chanel(non-exclusive)I would choose Antaeus, L'Égoiste or Pour Monsieur...!

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    Default Re: Chanel's top 4 heavy hitters. Head to head to head to head :D

    Of the four you mentioned, Platinum Egoiste wins in all categories imo.
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    Default Re: Chanel's top 4 heavy hitters. Head to head to head to head :D

    Being a fan of Chanel I have owned all of the above. From my personal experience my two favorites from the list are Platinum Egoiste and Edition Blanche. Bleu is a nice scent but like ADG has become easily recognized. For some reason Platinum Egoiste garners me the most compliments from strangers. You will not have a problem with projection or how long it lasts. Edition Blanche is also very nice.

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    Default Re: Chanel's top 4 heavy hitters. Head to head to head to head :D

    bleu de chanel wins as platinum egoiste has poor longevity on me and bleu lasts all day..

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    Default Re: Chanel's top 4 heavy hitters. Head to head to head to head :D

    From the OP's list, I'd pick Bleu de Chanel.
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    I'd do it properly and get the original Egoiste.
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    Default Re: Chanel's top 4 heavy hitters. Head to head to head to head :D

    You picked probably 4 of the worst in the Chanel line up imo. Still I'd pick Bleu out of these 4.

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    Default Re: Chanel's top 4 heavy hitters. Head to head to head to head :D

    Bleu de Chanel.

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    Platinum Egoiste

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    Default Re: Chanel's top 4 heavy hitters. Head to head to head to head :D

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    For me, a close combat between Bleu and Platinum Egoiste
    I'll second that.

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    Default Re: Chanel's top 4 heavy hitters. Head to head to head to head :D

    Yeah - no offense, but I also think you have narrowed it down to the 4 worst masculines that Chanel produces today. These are Chanel's answer to the mass market that exists for this style of fragrance. They are chasing the money, and charging a premium for it.

    If you really want this style, you can probably get something that you will like as much for half the price of a Chanel. Having said that, if you are going to get one of these, I'd say get Bleu. I don't like it, but Redneck Perfumisto loves it, and if he does it must have something going for it.
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    Default Re: Chanel's top 4 heavy hitters. Head to head to head to head :D

    CPM or Egoiste, or failing that Allure Homme.
    If I had to choose between those you mentioned it would be Bleu

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Edition Blanche
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    Default Re: Chanel's top 4 heavy hitters. Head to head to head to head :D

    He narrowed his list down to the 4 that HE likes most, not the 4 that the community prefers.
    Of your 4, I would go with Bleu De Chanel. Smells great, lasts awhile, and is appealing to most people (I can not see anyone not liking this Bleu).

    I tried liking AHS, but it just smells bitter on my skin.
    I liked PE, but for the price I would rather just go with A&F Fierce (mind you, I am a younger guy)
    I recall trying Edition Blanche, I liked it but was not impressed.

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    From the four in your list -- none of them.

    Make sure to try the original Egoiste (with black cap) and the original Allure Homme.

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    Default Re: Chanel's top 4 heavy hitters. Head to head to head to head :D

    Quote Originally Posted by rubegon View Post
    .......you have narrowed it down to the 4 worst masculines that Chanel produces today....
    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    You picked probably 4 of the worst in the Chanel line up........

    The last three are better in their vintage formulations, most of which can easily be found for reasonable prices:

    Sycomore
    Egoiste
    Pour Monsieur
    Antaeus

    -- I will say that Chanel did Bleu de Chanel a lot better than Amouage did its own version of Bleu de Chanel in Epic Man.
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    Default Re: Chanel's top 4 heavy hitters. Head to head to head to head :D

    Damn, people are unnecessarily harsh....seriously...the guy didn't ask opinions on whether people thought the 4 he selected were the best or worst offerings of Chanel...so yes, saying that is offensive (as well as rude & off-topic) IMO. Obviously he likes these 4 frags, so why knock them like that in his own thread? I just don't get it. Anyway....

    Based on the selection and question, Platinum Egoiste wins hands down in all categories for me.

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    Default Re: Chanel's top 4 heavy hitters. Head to head to head to head :D

    Quote Originally Posted by fit&frag'd View Post
    Damn, people are unnecessarily harsh....seriously...the guy didn't ask opinions on whether people thought the 4 he selected were the best or worst offerings of Chanel...so yes, saying that is offensive (as well as rude & off-topic) IMO. Obviously he likes these 4 frags, so why knock them like that in his own thread? I just don't get it. Anyway....

    Based on the selection and question, Platinum Egoiste wins hands down in all categories for me.
    I agree with you. Its not very nice to put all four fragrances down since they are all OP's choices. Anyway, I would go for PE its on my to buy list!
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    2. Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    3. Dior Homme / Dior Homme Intense
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    5. Creed Aventus / Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

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    Default Re: Chanel's top 4 heavy hitters. Head to head to head to head :D

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeJ View Post
    He narrowed his list down to the 4 that HE likes most, not the 4 that the community prefers.
    Of your 4, I would go with Bleu De Chanel. Smells great, lasts awhile, and is appealing to most people (I can not see anyone not liking this Bleu).

    I tried liking AHS, but it just smells bitter on my skin.
    I liked PE, but for the price I would rather just go with A&F Fierce (mind you, I am a younger guy)
    I recall trying Edition Blanche, I liked it but was not impressed.
    This is my point. Why pay Chanel prices when you can get something similar for half the price? You could say the same for the rest of these.

    To each his own taste - I'm not telling the OP not to like these fragrances. I'm just saying that if this is the style he likes, he can get just as good or better without paying a big premium for the Chanel name.

    If I'm getting a Chanel, I want something unique and innovative that's not like anything else on the market - not some derivative stuff that they've cynically cranked out to cash in on the big market for generic synthetic fresh woody aquatics.
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    Default Re: Chanel's top 4 heavy hitters. Head to head to head to head :D

    Own and love these 2:
    1. Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    2. Allure Pour Homme Sport

    For "Sport/Summer" fragrances, they have excellent longevity, and get a lot of compliments.

    The other 2 are very lacking IMO.

    But you should base your choice on what YOU like most!
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    1. Creed - Original Cologne
    2. Xerjoff - Nio
    3. Creed - Aventus
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    6. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    7. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    8. Dior - Homme Sport 2012
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    10. Creed - Virgin Island Water

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    Default Re: Chanel's top 4 heavy hitters. Head to head to head to head :D

    Of the ones mentioned, only Platinum Egöiste and Allure

    Among the ones by the House: Pour Monsieur, Egöiste, Antaeus, Sycomore. Jersey and Coromandel are nice albeit too sillage-wise for my tastes.

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    Default Re: Chanel's top 4 heavy hitters. Head to head to head to head :D

    Quote Originally Posted by rubegon View Post
    Yeah - no offense, but I also think you have narrowed it down to the 4 worst masculines that Chanel produces today. These are Chanel's answer to the mass market that exists for this style of fragrance. They are chasing the money, and charging a premium for it.
    If you absolutely must buy one of these 4, then I guess Edition Blanche, but I say that unenthusiastically. I, like others encourage you to seek out other offerings from Chanel if that is your house of choice... Sycomore and Antaeus are my alternate recommendations if you have not already tried them.
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    Maby not the fuzzy "Basenoters" favorits, but those scents are very popular and crowd pleasers. IMO Edition Blanche is one of the most classy and well blended lemon fragrances on the market. Well done Mr. Polge!

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    In my opinion, Bleu de Chanel. I do not like the original Egoiste whatsoever.
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    1. Pure Havane
    2. Menthe Fraiche
    3. Tobacco Vanille
    4. L'Air Du Desert Marocain
    5. Green Irish Tweed
    6. Fahrenheit
    7. Musc Ravageur
    8. Tonka Imperial
    9. Gucci Pour Homme II
    10. Dior Homme Intense

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