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    Default Modern Egoiste vs. Vintage Egoiste

    I've done a bunch of searches to no avail... so I'll just ask.

    Is modern Egoiste fairly similar to vintage Egoiste?

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    Default Re: Modern Egoiste vs. Vintage Egoiste

    To my nose and in my experience - yes.

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    Their similarity that's obvious to my nose is the sweet vanilla, amber, and sandalwood dry down. What makes the latest reformulation more modern is that it's not as dense, and it also has brighter citrus and rosewood notes.

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    Vintage is plush instead of hard, and it smells better.

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    Very very similar. Dont search to hard for vintage when the current is a wonderful frag and 99.5% the same.
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    Think of whole milk compared to skim milk... the concentree version is heavy cream...
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    Quote Originally Posted by change1 View Post
    Think of whole milk compared to skim milk... the concentree version is heavy cream...
    Perfect way of putting it.

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    I agree!
    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    Vintage is plush instead of hard, and it smells better.

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    Yes, the vintage is a bit richer, but I like the current version nearly as much. Some have said that the vintage EdT and Cologne Concentree are stronger and more tenacious, but I find them similar in performance to the current one.

    If you can't find the vintage at a decent price, I wouldn't get too broken up about it. There are far greater reformulation tragedies out there.
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    It's a while since I've tried the vintage, but when I got a bottle of the current version last year it matched my memories well enough.
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    I've never tried the original, but the new one is pretty good.
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    I found last week the vintage version of L'Egoiste at the same price of the new one. The little parfum shop mixed up both versions.
    It's vintage because has no ingredients list on the box.
    I'm used to Antaeus , Worth of a blind buy?

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    Yes, if its in the box.
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    It's in the box, it's still sealed, and has no bar-code, so we can assume it's before 1998. (=before any reformulation/any IFRA directive/ any ban)

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    Buy all they have. If you don't like it you can easily sell it on eBay or BN at a profit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rubegon View Post
    Buy all they have. If you don't like it you can easily sell it on eBay or BN at a profit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Very very similar. Dont search to hard for vintage when the current is a wonderful frag and 99.5% the same.
    I have to agree with this man. I've sampled and worn both and for the life of me, just cannot find that noticable of a difference.
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    I've owned both as well, and as others have said, there
    is no need to hunt down the vintage, unless it is the Cologne Concentree.
    I've never sampled that one, but I think it would be worth searching out.

    The vintage is darker, "richer" and behaves more like and Eau de Parfum--it
    sits closer to the skin and doesn't project as well as the current Eau de Toillette version.

    I prefer the modern EDT to the Vintage version. Your mileage may vary.

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    I find the vintage a little bit dated, while the modern reformulation, which I prefer, can pass for something that's just been created yesterday.

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    Default Re: Modern Egoiste vs. Vintage Egoiste

    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Very very similar. Dont search to hard for vintage when the current is a wonderful frag and 99.5% the same.
    I agree with Heperd. The vintage and current EDT have slight differences but not wort the extra coin in the end. Now if you are comparing the EDT to the concentree thats a different story and is worth the extra cash.

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    Interesting discussion, I too found some vintage bottles and bought them all (one is the Concentree) all boxes were sealed except the splash bottle (it was boxed though)

    Does the Modern version have the "2nd hand smoke" smell to it? that with the cinnamon makes this thing amazing to me, I am already seeking out substitutes because I want to wear this often, but I hate using the vintage stuff up, would rather save it, swap, or sell.

    Also FYI the vintage (maybe because of the splash application) does not seem to last long on my skin, but I do love the fragrance, a LOT

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaddysLittleHelper View Post
    Interesting discussion, I too found some vintage bottles and bought them all (one is the Concentree) all boxes were sealed except the splash bottle (it was boxed though)

    Does the Modern version have the "2nd hand smoke" smell to it? that with the cinnamon makes this thing amazing to me, I am already seeking out substitutes because I want to wear this often, but I hate using the vintage stuff up, would rather save it, swap, or sell.

    Also FYI the vintage (maybe because of the splash application) does not seem to last long on my skin, but I do love the fragrance, a LOT
    My vintage splash lasts for ages. Try buying an atomiser and decant into that one, that's what I've done
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    Do you guys find this modern reformulation easy to wear in warmer temperatures? I just got a new bottle and I am curious as to how it will fare in hot weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorstrÝm View Post
    My vintage splash lasts for ages. Try buying an atomiser and decant into that one, that's what I've done
    Heh, the guy that sold them to me, actually gave me an atomizer and a funnel to do just that, I just hate to decant this vintage stuff, would rather find a good substitute, if its Sandalwood, second hand smoke, and cinnamon, I feel like I would be in the ballpark to just leave these bottles untouched.

    Or for that matter, if the modern reformulation has that second hand smoke in it, then I am comfy buying a bottle of that to use instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    Do you guys find this modern reformulation easy to wear in warmer temperatures? I just got a new bottle and I am curious as to how it will fare in hot weather.
    Not really. I have 'new' juice and it's still dense, sweet, heavy and I cannot imagine wearing it in hot Miami weather. Ick.
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    The original version was created by Jacques Polge (Chapeau!!! THE masterpiece!!!) and Jacques Polge had reformulated all of the versions.

    So I am sure that he tried to reformulate without detecting a huge difference between the old version and the newer version.

    Now, Jacques Polge is no longer at Chanel, but his son gets the job.

    Buy as many bottles as you can.

    If Egoiste should be reformulated again, then the smell could be way different.....Maybe not...Who knows?


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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Very very similar. Dont search to hard for vintage when the current is a wonderful frag and 99.5% the same.
    This

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    When was Egoiste reformulated?

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    I just received a used 75 ml splash bottle of Egoiste.
    A few minutes ago I sprayed some on (I put some juice in an atomizer) and I am in heaven!
    This vintage Egoiste is much, much better than my 2012 bottle.
    Of course I can't say anything about it's longevity but it smells so smooth and natural compared to my new bottle.
    I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Very very similar. Dont search to hard for vintage when the current is a wonderful frag and 99.5% the same.
    For once - humbly but totally disagree...

    Vintage egoiste (& antaeus & Chanel Pour Monsieur) are much different to the current issued bottles.

    Dry down comprised of the pure Mysore sandalwood is unmistakable in the vintage egoiste, which I recently re-acquired. Own the current also of the egoiste, much lighter, stronger top notes are it's characteristics... No comparison.

    If you can get your hands on a vintage for 150 go for it, might be roughly double the price, but the drydown alone makes it worth the price...

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    Quote Originally Posted by badarun View Post
    For once - humbly but totally disagree...

    Vintage egoiste (& antaeus & Chanel Pour Monsieur) are much different to the current issued bottles.

    Dry down comprised of the pure Mysore sandalwood is unmistakable in the vintage egoiste, which I recently re-acquired. Own the current also of the egoiste, much lighter, stronger top notes are it's characteristics... No comparison.

    If you can get your hands on a vintage for 150 go for it, might be roughly double the price, but the drydown alone makes it worth the price...
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    Just got another vintage bottle (1990-1992, the barcode is there but no green dot on the box). It's even slightly different from my 1998 bottle and worlds apart from whatever is called Egoiste nowadays. Actually I love every formulation of it but the new one doesn't last nearly as long and goes straight to the mid-notes without having the "challenging" top-notes.
    Every time I put Egoiste on, it has something different to offer. It's just incredible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Maillard View Post
    Perfectly agree!
    +2

    The vintage is so much more deeper, natural, rich and lasting compared to the (almost flat in comparison) current formulation which is only good when never used the vintage imo.
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    Does a bottle from 1990 have real Mysore Sandalwood in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    The vintage is natural
    Thanks - somehow I felt what I wrote earlier was incomplete - this was the word that makes it complete...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke Hunt View Post
    Does a bottle from 1990 have real Mysore Sandalwood in it?
    I would think so - post 90's are when imo the slide happened...

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    Vintage egoiste antaeus and pour monsieur are incredible and very rich especially different in the dry down. That is where you will notice a big difference. We all have different budgets and it took me time to aquire the vintage formulations for all 3 of these and I also own the current releases for all 3. Yes the vintages are much better but I don't say that as a snob. If you can only buy the current, then use and enjoy them! Especially egoiste! If you want to know how I found all 3 in vintage for very low prices , send me a PM, I'm more than happy to share my secrets. My 100ml vintage egoiste cost $45 shipped. Yes it's legit. Just took a little patience.
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