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    Default EGOISTE Shower gel- banned in US?

    Anyone have any idea why EGOISTE shower gel cannot be shipped to US? (Regular EGOISTE; not Platinum)

    Strawberrynet has it, but says cannot ship to USA.

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    Default Re: EGOISTE Shower gel- banned in US?

    I just went on the Chanel website and took the shower gel through the shipping page and up to the payment page. I didn't get any errors on there, so I'm not sure what's going on with Strawberrynet! Sorry!
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    Default Re: EGOISTE Shower gel- banned in US?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kem View Post
    I just went on the Chanel website and took the shower gel through the shipping page and up to the payment page. I didn't get any errors on there, so I'm not sure what's going on with Strawberrynet! Sorry!
    I think you were looking at PLATINUM EGOISTE- not EGOISTE. Quite different.

    The Chanel site does not show EGOISTE shower gel in USA.

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    Default Re: EGOISTE Shower gel- banned in US?

    Strawberrynet has some strange policies about shipment of certain "fragranced" items abroad which were implemented years ago. I have given up hope trying to make sense of their policies.
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    Default Re: EGOISTE Shower gel- banned in US?

    Yeah always wondered about that. If you go to department stores in Europe you see Egoiste Shower Gel on shelves for sale.

    If you remember, years ago, you couldn't buy Egoiste in the US. It's only been a couple years that it's "available" in the US.
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    Default Re: EGOISTE Shower gel- banned in US?

    I'm convinced that some of these restrictions are the European commercial equivalent of saying "screw you" to the USA. Not sure why, but I can't think of any plausible reason why certain French-made products are not available in America.

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    Default Re: EGOISTE Shower gel- banned in US?

    Interesting. Go figure. On the website, they have Antaeus shower gel but not Egoiste. I think I read somewhere that Egoiste was not a success in the US (hence the need for the more stereotypical Platinum thing), plus the US consumers do not seem as interested in perfumed bath products as Europeans (or at least as me). The availability of bath products is always much bigger in Europe. Chanel is very careful about what it fills the expensive shelf space with, and wants to control the distribution tightly. So perhaps it's just not being distributed here.

    Or perhaps, they're waiting for the new batch. I bet it's not something that's produced frequently.

    In any case, I own it (bought in Italy) and it's wonderful, as most Chanel bath products. (I also own Antaeus and Cristalle bath gels, also recommended).

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    Default Re: EGOISTE Shower gel- banned in US?

    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    I think you were looking at PLATINUM EGOISTE- not EGOISTE. Quite different.

    The Chanel site does not show EGOISTE shower gel in USA.
    You're right, sorry about that, I definitely was looking at Platinum Egoiste
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    Default Re: EGOISTE Shower gel- banned in US?

    I asked for it at the Chanel counter @ Neiman's this weekend (I was in Orlando) & was told that it was "out of stock"
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    Default Re: EGOISTE Shower gel- banned in US?

    Saw some on eBay. $84!
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