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  • Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino

    22 62.86%
  • Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    13 37.14%
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    Default Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    Just curious what people think of these two. I appreciate that they're not really in the same area - apart from being suitable for summer.
    I'm just interested. Please don't base your answer on pricing. Let's assume you have the money to buy both.

    Thanks again. I normally don't like these poll threads so apologies in advance.

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    Default Re: Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    Very different fragrances, but I much prefer NP personally.
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    Default Re: Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    For me - Platinum Egoiste by far.
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    Default Re: Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    For me - Platinum Egoiste by far.
    Indeed!

    Plus: PE has more uniqueness to it than Neroli Portofino.

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    Default Re: Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    I like PE for summer nights, but it's a great all year around. It's one of my go to's when I'm not sure about the occasion etc
    NP is also great for any time. Very easy to wear and inoffensive.

    I think PE is more "dressy" and NP is like the essence of casual

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    Default Re: Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    Chanel.

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    Default Re: Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    Neroli Portofino without hesitation.
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    Default Re: Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    I love both but they are for very different ocassions. Thus I really can't compare them. I love NP for casual wear and I love PE for formal occasions / events.

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    Default Re: Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    Neroli Portofino...PE is good and I own it. But, I prefer NP.
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    Default Re: Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    For me - Platinum Egoiste by far.
    I'm with Hednic on this one, the Egoiste is the better fragrance to me.
    I buy fragrances that match my personality. I want to smell like I'll whisk you away with me on a weekend retreat, not bring you to a nightclub and buy you drinks.
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    Default Re: Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    im a big fan of tom ford, but neroli portofino is the one i dislike

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    Default Re: Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    having to choose Portofino.. several feet ahead!

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    Default Re: Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    No comparison. Neroli Portofino.

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    Default Re: Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    I love Neroli Portofino, and don't fancy Platinum Egoiste at all.
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    Default Re: Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    Quote Originally Posted by NeoXerxes View Post
    No comparison. Neroli Portofino.
    This.

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    Default Re: Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    Both are nice, but I prefer Neroli Portofino.

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    Default Re: Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    Neroli portofino. I like platinum Egoiste a lot, but NP is a much better fragrance
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    Default Re: Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    I have a sample of Neroli Portofino. I'll try it again.

    My experience has been wearing Platinum Egoiste often, and loving it, and trying Neroli Portofino and thinking it was just ok. Price usually affects my opinion, I can't help it. Fragrances more expensive than Chanel often strike me as silly.
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    Default Re: Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    Quote Originally Posted by bibo View Post
    having to choose Portofino.. several feet ahead!

    Several miles for me ...

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    Default Re: Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    I've owned a bottle of PE in the past, and tried Neroli Portofino this past weekend while I was @ Nordstrom.

    And my vote is for Platinum Egoiste. It is a much better value...since it's a better scent, with better performance, at a MUCH better price!

    1.7 ounce bottle of Neroli Portofino at Nordstrom = $215

    3.4 ounce bottle of Platinum Egoiste at Macy's = $89

    This is a case of a name, hype, designer versus niche, and price tag having people thinking that something is "superior" when it is not.

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    Default Re: Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    Quote Originally Posted by SportsFan View Post
    I've owned a bottle of PE in the past, and tried Neroli Portofino this past weekend while I was @ Nordstrom.

    And my vote is for Platinum Egoiste. It is a much better value...since it's a better scent, with better performance, at a MUCH better price!

    1.7 ounce bottle of Neroli Portofino at Nordstrom = $215

    3.4 ounce bottle of Platinum Egoiste at Macy's = $89

    This is a case of a name, hype, designer versus niche, and price tag having people thinking that something is "superior" when it is not.
    It's a case of people thinking PE smells horrible (or is in my case). I'd wear YSL L'Homme over it all day, every day. Or Cool Water. Or D&G The One. Or damn near any other designer. I think PE smells bad, and is beyond screaming off of my skin. So I have an enormous cloud of bad encircling me every second. We won't even get in to how you can't find it under retail.

    Neroli Portofino smells pleasant to me. I don't find it good enough to purchase, but compared to PE? Yeah, lights out winner for me - no contest. Throw NP up against Cool Water and I'd pick Cool Water every day.

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    Default Re: Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotlow View Post
    It's a case of people thinking PE smells horrible (or is in my case).
    Bang on.

    Designer v niche has nothing to do with it whatsoever - I love plenty of designer fragrances and am judging based on smell alone.

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    Default Re: Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sdotlow View Post
    It's a case of people thinking PE smells horrible (or is in my case).
    Bang on.
    Fair enough. I just wasn't impressed with Neroli Portofino at all. Forget that it's priced ridiculous...it was a barely detectable scent that had poor performance to boot. I think if I didn't care for PE, I'd remain neutral rather than throw my hat into the ring for Neroli Portofino. I guess I'd take a bottle of NP if someone gave it to me, because it's not an offensive scent....after all, something actually has to be noticeable to be offensive.

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    Default Re: Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    Thanks everyone, who chimed in. It's good to hear other people's thoughts. I know these two fragrances are not an easy comparison. I'm just interested in if you had the money to buy either.

    Regards

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    Default Re: Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    Platinum goste

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    Default Re: Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    A fair comparison. Everyone's obervations have been on point. My 0.02:

    NP is like 4711 that can stretch its legs for a few hours. Citrus which settles to a neroli/white floral smooth slightly creamy base with a comforting glow to it.

    PE is (like other workhorses such as TF Grey Vetiver) a sharp and sophisticated wear. Too cool for school is the feel I get. A strong piece that is better appreciated by the fairer sex than NP.

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