Helpful Review 5
Selfish since early youth...
...I was about twelve when there was the first commercial on TV of this Chanel fragrance. Many well-dressed women kept shouting Egoiste and waiting for this man to make a scanty appearance and put a bottle on the parapet.... It was the time when my big sister had her first boyfriend in the early 90s. And she wanted to introduce me to him proudly and took me to meet him at his apartment. It was a guy without big words and he was more interested in my sister, her lips than in me, but he smelled exceptionally good. After much boredom, five lemonades and certainly ten comics later there on the spot, I discovered a bottle in the bathroom with him. Aha a Chanel Egoiste, times smell what he can, curiously pulled off the cap and sprayed a strong push on my upper body. Wahnsinnsduft, this spice and the woods, as well as the slightly fruity note with the recorded rose scent drew me immediately under his spell (at that time he smelled just so good without knowing what's inside ;), from this point he let me no longer loose. Always I ran with my young years in the perfumeries and used the favor of the hour around me with Chanel Egoiste to soak. A purchase was sadly a long way off as I lacked the wherewithal at twelve. Three years later, my love for Egoiste continued to burn unrestrictedly (in contrast, my big sister's love for her boyfriend at the time died out). At the age of fifteen I finally bought my own bottle from the proceeds of the newspaper delivery. It was my signature scent for a very long time. As many have already said, this fragrance is not for everyone and certainly not a true "comliment-getter". You either fall for it completely or find it off-putting. I can always wear it whether it suits the situation or not; selfishly so. I have had to buy so many new bottles to date that I have lost count of them in order to satisfy my craving for this fragrance (along with its reformulations), including Egoiste After Shave, of course. Now I leave the fragrance more often in the closet to give others a chance to assert themselves ;) The fragrance will always have a place of honor with me. For me this fragrance DNA is unique. A triple high on the perfumers. Definitely not a blind buy !!! Caution !!! , can make addicted for decades.