DunandaFalls's review of Chanel Egoiste pour Homme

4.6

44 reviews

86% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS


on 12/11/2004 6:29:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green











Chanel
Egoiste is a very strange smelling fragrance
that simply tries to go in too many different directions at once. The
tangerine, cinnamon, vanilla, rosewood and sandalwood notes combine
to give Egoiste a sickly sweet "cinnamon rolls in a woodshop"
smell. It reminds me of a dutch oven cobbler cooking over a hot ember
camp fire, minus the smoke. And sadly, the strong rose note only
intensifies the cloying, sickly mess. I find Egoiste to be too
strange for even my eclectic fragrance tastes and that's saying a
lot.

Top
notes: Sicilian Tangerine, Brazilian Rosewood
Middle
notes: Coriander, Damask Rose
Base
notes: Sandalwood, Vanilla, Ambrette seed

UPDATE:
While the EDT is much too cloying and strangely sweet with its
clashing rose, wood and sweet notes, the Cologne
Concentree version of Egoiste is much more
wonderfully blended and balanced. The wood is the more dominant part
instead of the cloying sweetness, while the rose note is also
stronger giving it a vibrant almost sparkling quality. The sweet and
cinnamon notes are not as strong in the CC version and don't punch
you in the face like the EDT. It still has a slight cinnamon roll
accord but it is much more mellow and has a lovely supporting cast of
notes in the much better CC version. This is the one to get?Chanel
Egoiste Cologne Concentree. Though better than the EDT, I still don't
know how to fit it into the fragrance rotation of a young guy like
myself. I find it would probably work best as a romantic evening
fragrance for the 40+ crowd. Because of an extreme lack of
versatility it gets only 3.5 out of 5 lippies and swapped away by me.


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