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  • Guerlain Heritage

    30 38.96%
  • Chanel Egoiste

    47 61.04%
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    Default Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    There's a few of these threads going on today, so why not a battle of the spicy-woody-orientals?

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    Default Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    Heritage for me, better yet in the EdP form but still with the EdT over Egoiste.

    Egoiste is excellent indeed but as with most Chanel's, it does not perform well on my skin. I cannot much get longevity or any projection from it after the first 1/2 hour or so. I have a bottle from the early 2000's and it was the same way back when it was introduced. This is my third bottle and I still like it and wish to have it in the accumulation. And BTW, to my nose, it has definitely been reformulated but so has Heritage.

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    I prefer Heritage , but I don't consider it a spicy -oriental scent. Just my opinion.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    Egoiste.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    Own and love both but prefer Heritage.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    I prefer the vintage Heritage EDT although I like Egoiste as well.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    Glad to have both in the wardrobe. If forced to choose - Egoiste.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    Own both in Edt. Egoiste is masterpiece. Heritage not, but still a marvellous dark fragrance similar to ZINO
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    Default Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    Love & own both.

    I voted for Egoiste
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    Default Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    Own both, prefer Egoiste. It works well with my skin chemistry, lasts and projects all day, and I love the scent (Cologne Concentree even more so). Heritage is nice but somehow to me it's a little too fussy, slightly old school ostentatious, even. Don't feel comfortable wearing it - it feels like it wears me rather than the other way around. When I wear it, it's at home alone on a cool evening in front of a fireplace catching up on a book I started reading months ago but never finished. Egoiste - I can wear just about any day, any occasion.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    Egoiste hands down.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    Egoiste for me.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    Quote Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post
    Own both in Edt. Egoiste is masterpiece. Heritage not, but still a marvellous dark fragrance similar to ZINO
    This.

    Curiously, I also think Zino is close to a dead ringer for Heritage. I thought it was just me.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    Egoiste

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    Default Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    The most severe, unsmiling frags in their respective houses. Not that that's a bad thing. I'd have to go with goste.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    Enjoying both and quite likely including both on a future shopping list, but preferring Egoiste by a slight margin.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    I love both equally. It's like my twin babies. Asking me to choose is like asking me to choose between my left and right....hand.

    I wouldnt consider heritage as a spicy oriental. It's more towards a complex masculine floral amber chypre to me while egoiste is a softened, elegant sandalwood scent.
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    Default Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    Heritage by a long shot.
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    Default Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    They're both terrific but also different enough from each other that I'd still want both in my collection. If I had to pick one, it would be Heritage. I find it more versatile.

    EDIT:
    Now I'm not so sure. I have a 7.5ml bottle of the Egoiste Concentree. And I hear that certain notes are more pronounced, changing the character of Egoiste cologne (while still maintaining the overall signature). I prefer Pour Monsieur Concentree as the Egoiste Concentree is a bit much for me. I'll have to get a vintage bottle of Egoiste cologne. Glad to see it's not nearly as pricey! At least in recent times... All of these older formulations will probably keep going up and as 2014 realizes an improved economy, everything is going to start rising.
    Last edited by cytherian; 6th February 2014 at 09:50 PM.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    I vote for egoiste - it has that spicy-woody-sweet aspect that I actually like, compared to my traditional preference of herbal-citrus-floral-wood combo

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    Default Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    heritage by far

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    Default Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    Now, that's a tough one... Own and love both, Egoiste wins just because I feel I can wear it more often, even as a signature everyday scent. Can't imagine wearing Heritage more than 3-4 times a month but it's great nonetheless.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    Quote Originally Posted by kalli View Post
    Heritage by a long shot.
    +1.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    Egoiste is just better

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    Default Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    Heritage is a great composition from a very highly thought of house and I enjoy it. But Egoiste just brings a smile to my face. I feel so much more comfortable in it. It exudes power and warmth equally.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    Don't like Egoiste, but Heritage is imo the best offering from Guerlain. Voted Heritage.
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    Default Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    I would go for heritage, specially the edp version.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    Quote Originally Posted by evogel View Post
    Heritage for me, better yet in the EdP form but still with the EdT over Egoiste.

    Egoiste is excellent indeed but as with most Chanel's, it does not perform well on my skin. I cannot much get longevity or any projection from it after the first 1/2 hour or so. I have a bottle from the early 2000's and it was the same way back when it was introduced. This is my third bottle and I still like it and wish to have it in the accumulation. And BTW, to my nose, it has definitely been reformulated but so has Heritage.
    Totally agree with Egoiste, great frag but all gone during the afternoon. They become skin scents after 2 hours or so., that said it's a great frag and comes recommened.

    Never tried Heritage but on my sniff list.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    Guerlain Heritage for me hands down!!!

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    Default Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    Egotists for me. Last time I smelled Heritage it smelled old-fashioned and dated to me.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    Egoiste for me too...
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    Default Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    Love vintage Hritage, always disliked Egiste. Easy vote for me.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frdric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
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    4) Lalfeorosa (O'dri) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
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    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacr (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Priv (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Default Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    Egoiste for me.
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