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    Default Does anything remind you of Egoiste?

    I own and love Egoiste - but I'm looking for something more "cost effective" for every day use. Is there any other fragrance that reminded you of the wonderful Egoiste? I love the burst of cinnamon in the opening and the rich drydown.

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    Default Re: Does anything remind you of Egoiste?

    It's pretty unique IMO.

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    Bois des Îles, but it's not more 'cost effective'. Sorry.

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    Sandalwood by Geo F. Trumper
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    Could be completely off since I've only sampled both of them once, but bond no9 I love new York marriage equality reminded me of egoiste.

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    Marginally: Van Cleef&Arpels pur Homme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaveLL View Post
    Sandalwood by Geo F. Trumper
    Yup, this is what I was going to say as well. It's kind of like "Egoiste Lite"- you get the nice warm wood, but it just seems too airy and lacks the complexity of Egoiste. That said, I'll wear the Trumper to work, but not the Egoiste- the Chanel offering is far too dense and potent for the cramped office I work in. At home or going out, Egoiste handily wins this battle. The Trumper Sandalwood "skin food" is slightly more dense in fragrance, and is pretty nice, too. There's also a citrus aspect not present in Egoiste. Sadly, the Trumper goes from "nice" to "barely detectable" in a couple of hours. And it's not that much less expensive than the Egoiste. If it's the money, save up for another week or two or whatever- Egoiste is worth it, imho.

    EDIT: Forgot to mention that Trumper is very generous with samples, and if you email them, they're very likely to send you samples free of charge. Great way to try before you buy, and for me, build brand loyalty. I just wish the Sandalwood lasted longer.

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    Trumper's Sandelwood is somewhat similar.
    I also find it to be more potent than the latest bottle of Egoiste that I purchased.
    Egoiste seems to be getting weaker and weaker and that's a real shame.
    It used to be a very rich fragrance but sadly it has been watered down.
    At the moment Trumper's Sandalwood had better longevity and sillage.

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    Default Re: Does anything remind you of Egoiste?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    It's pretty unique IMO.
    I agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gandhajala View Post
    Bois des Îles, but it's not more 'cost effective'. Sorry.
    This. I´m not sure how much the 200 ml bottles cost nowadays, but it COULD be an option, especially if you want it for evereday use.
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    Bois des Iles.

    Tiffany for Men might also be worth a shot (we all grow up at some point). It's not another Egoiste BUT it is the 'lost Chanel masculine' a grown up classic "chypre - oriental" that Polge composed for Tiffany which is still quite reasonably priced considering the quality.

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    Another vote for Trumper's Sandalwood. I find it a bit too sweet for my taste but it does resemble Egoiste. I thought longevity was good when I last tried it.
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    Default Re: Does anything remind you of Egoiste?

    This may be stretching it, but, perhaps, Five O'Clock Au Gingembre by Serge Lutens, a festive composition, or Burberry London for Men by Burberry.

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    Bois des Îles by Chanel. It's a more refined version of Egoiste. I have even heard bdi referred to as the father of Egoiste.

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    Opium PH is closest
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    Default Re: Does anything remind you of Egoiste?

    If you can find some Python (women's version) see what you think of the drydown relative to Egoiste's. I liked Python's better and so never tried to obtain an Egoiste bottle (I'm not suggesting they are very similar but that it's worth sampling to see if you share my preference). More available is Avon's Starring for Men,but again I'm not suggesting it's a "clone."

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    Default Re: Does anything remind you of Egoiste?

    black suede by avon

    (but no sane person would want to wear or own black suede by avon)

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    Quote Originally Posted by senore01 View Post
    Bois des Îles by Chanel. It's a more refined version of Egoiste. I have even heard bdi referred to as the father of Egoiste.
    Bois des Îles is the mother of Égoïste!

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    Default Re: Does anything remind you of Egoiste?

    Not really similar but Kenzo Power EDT reminds me of Egoiste EDT with its sparkling citrus + florals and vanilla drydown.

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    Histoires de Parfums 1969 Parfum de Revolte...somewhat. Also not more cost effective.
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    Banana republic republic for men. May not share many/ any notes but to my nose they smell similar.

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    Default Re: Does anything remind you of Egoiste?

    Trumpers Sandalwood Cologne is indeed very similar to Egoiste in side by side comparison.
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    Default Re: Does anything remind you of Egoiste?

    Antidote reminds me of what Egoiste would smell like if you took out the rosewood and replaced it incense and sweetened it up a bit.

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    Costume National Homme is somewhat like Égoïste in smell!

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    Default Re: Does anything remind you of Egoiste?

    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer81 View Post
    Opium PH is closest
    I came here to say this. Eau des Baux isn't too far off either

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    Default Re: Does anything remind you of Egoiste?

    As mentioned above - Trumper's Sandalwood, which I actually find longer lasting than Egoiste. Price is reasonable - around £35 for 50ml, I think.

    Creed Vanisia is another option, but certainly not a cost-effective one.

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    Default Re: Does anything remind you of Egoiste?

    Gucci Envy for Men immediately reminded me of Egoïste when I tried it. A more modern and sparkly Egoïste. It's discontinued now, so not cheap, though.
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    Default Re: Does anything remind you of Egoiste?

    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    Antidote reminds me of what Egoiste would smell like if you took out the rosewood and replaced it incense and sweetened it up a bit.
    Quote Originally Posted by rubegon View Post
    Gucci Envy for Men immediately reminded me of Egoïste when I tried it. A more modern and sparkly Egoïste. It's discontinued now, so not cheap, though.
    +1 to the posts above ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

    As for Eau des Baux, it is my current favorite, but it doesn't remind me of Egoiste.
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    Default Re: Does anything remind you of Egoiste?

    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    As for Eau des Baux, it is my current favorite, but it doesn't remind me of Egoiste.
    Beat me to it. Nothing about it reminds me of Egoiste.

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    Default Re: Does anything remind you of Egoiste?

    The only fragrance that can remind of of Egoiste, is the vintage Egoiste which was far more dense and complex. Today's version of Egoiste is an offense to its original formula. It has gotten quite ridiculous.

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