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Egoiste Cologne Concentree, launched in 1992, is a richer, fuller, darker and more opulent version of Chanel Egoiste men's fragrance from 1990. The scent is described as an intense, emotional and irresistible, for those men who stand out from the ordinary.

Perfume rating: 4.84 out of 5 with 107 votes.

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Spices Cinnamon Woody Notes Sandalwood Palisander Rosewood Leather Vanilla

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Egoiste Cologne Concentree Fragrance Reviews

joov84
joov84

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Sep
17
2016
Gigi The Fashionista
Gigi The Fashionista

Fragrance Review For Egoiste Cologne Concentree De Chanel

Notes

Spices

Cinnamon

Woods

Sandalwood

Rosewood

Leather

Vanilla

Ah Chi Mi Dice Mai Qu'el Barbaro Dove? Ah Si Ritrovo L'Empio Gli Vocavar Il Cor!

Oh Who Can Tell Me Where The Barbarous Villain May Be, If I Find Him I'll Tear Out His Heart! - Don Giovanni, Opera, Mozart

If the licentious, devilishly handsome Don from the Mozart opera Don Giovanni wore a fragrance it would be this one. This is a much darker, more aggressive, richer and heavier version of the original Egoiste, which means Selfish in French. I first experienced this scent on a gentleman I met in Paris during Fashion Week. He had this exact same version which sadly has been discontinued. I was turned on by him and the fragrance. I was much younger then and like the ladies in the famous Chanel Egoiste commercial I slept with him in an expensive hotel only to later discover that I was just another conquest. Well that did not sit well with me at all but the cologne was not to blame! Love the cologne!

The original Egoiste is not bad but this was really something. To me it smelled intense like an oud scent from the Middle East. It does not wear exactly like an Oriental but it has an Oriental nature. There is sandalwood, a characteristic of Oriental perfumery, and it really does deliver a magnificenet aroma. In addition there are spices and lots of them. It has a distinctly spicy flavor but not like a spice from spice shop or a kitchen. If you're afraid this might be too strong it really is no stronger than other men's colognes with spice scents, woods and leather. I find that this would have been made worse had they thrown in some patchouli. As it is this fragrance is balanced and a well-composed woods and leather scent.

The woodsy notes smell a bit like dark ebony furniture, well polished, glossy with varnish, resinous. It has a balsam too. It smells like the inside of a mansion which belongs to a Saudi prince. As such, it's very luxurious and splendid. The woods in this fragrance transport one to a very stylish woodsy interior, not like a cabin or cottage, but more like the library of an opulent manor house, with wooden shelves and staircases, the floor to ceiling book shelves as seen in the Beast's Library in Beauty and the Beast the Disney movie. This is a studious, mysterius, strongly masculine scent. It is the fragrance for a mature, dominant man. He takes what he wants.

I feel that it is very sexy and very alluring because it is a mating call perfume. It might not be too seductive on a young man who is not used to wearing Orientals or frags with too much wood. The woods is what really stand out. The leather is also very pronounced and it's more elegant and stylish leather than musky leather, though this, too, contains musk.

I think it's appropriate for a complex, charismatic man. Obviously if he is wearing a Chanel, he is a man of means, or has great taste in fashion and wears designer suits. The Chanels might be misconstrued as "snob perfume" to some, but to me it speaks volumes for anyone that wears them. It is a fragrance of success, individual and personal self actualization and creativity. The man that wears this has lived a life of enrichment and has experienced everything life has to offer - but has not found the right balance in his life and probably has not found love.

This fragrance is sexy in an aggressive, almost violent way. Irressistable, tempting, aromatic, dark, and villainous, theatrical, masculine, passionate and bold are words I would use to describe this scent.

If you wear the Egoiste that is selling right now, that one is the closest you can get to this fragrance but think of this as being an Eau de Parfum with a lot more volume, facets and throws out better sillage. It had quite the impact on me. For a while I never forgot this aroma and was disapppinted the cologne concentree was discontinued. Chanel should bring it back in it's original magnificence. We need this type of traditional masculine fragrance to stand out among the lighter fougeres out there (i.e. Chanel Boy which I find to be feminine).

This scent is for a man, and that coming from a woman who is not gender-biased when it comes to fragrances. If a woman wears this, she would have a good reason for doing it and that reason being she loves the notes and enjoys the aroma of leather and woods (that are masculine) on herself. I was never able to wear this because I couldn't find it in the US although I do wear the Egoiste that is still selling right now.

Jun
30
2016
jays786
jays786

I wish they would bring this back.

Mar
21
2016
Shax
Shax

NEVER EVER SMELLED BETTER.

Jan
11
2016
jlfears
jlfears

I met my boyfriend in 1996. We were only friends at the time, but he smelled amazing. Quite seriously, I have never smelled anything better on a man. It's this ~ not the regular, and not Platinum, but the Egoiste Concentree.

Funny story: he went to see Nitzer Ebb in 1991 or so, and asked the singer what he was wearing b/c he loved it so much. He told him. It was this very gem. He went out and got some the next day.

Twenty-four (24!) years later, it has *not* gone bad! It smells the same as it did in '96 and, according to my boo, '91. I swear companies make "female" scents prone to turning, and not men's... not this one, anyway.

To the scent, I wear it sometimes. It has to be winter, and it has to be night, but I'll wear a little in my cleavage or behind my ears when I want comfort, when I want to feel sexy, when Anthony is out of town, or when I want to feel confident. It does all of these for me. I can wear it just fine (so women, give it a shot), but it does smell better on my boyfriend.

It's crazy spicy, and sweet, and hard to describe. I get all of the notes shown except cinnamon, which is just fine with me since that usually overpowers anything.

Sorry this isn't more of a review. I doubt it will help anyone who *hasn't* smelled it before. But I wanted to add my 2 cents:

Amazing.
Does not spoil.
Can work on either gender, IMO.
Best for cooler days and nights.
Comforting, sexy.

May
25
2015
aquisr1
aquisr1

Hey, Jeff. Do you still have this one? I may want it...

May
01
2015
JeffNNJ
JeffNNJ

I actually just found an almost full 100ml bottle in my drawer that I forgot I had. Tried it a few times but not really my thing. Ebay, here we come :)

Apr
12
2015
Bbjr
Bbjr

250+ fragrances later and I now have a bottle of this. Renders everything else mediocre. Simply the best I've ever smelled. What was Chanel thinking when they discontinued this?? A total mystery.

Oct
16
2014
johnsmunro
johnsmunro

I had this one recently. Sold it to get some other bottles. I already regret it given that I'll likely never get my hands on another bottle of this. Literally the holy grail of fragrances right now. Probably the best sandalwood fragrance I've ever smelled. Unlike any other I've smelt before. The new Egoiste is pretty good but this takes that to a whole other level. If you can get your nose on it please do. For men ages 25+. A true gem. Good luck finding it. Happy Hunting!

Jul
31
2014
cytherian
cytherian

Chanel made such a mistake letting go of the Cologne Concentrée version of Egoiste. While Chanel presently has the "Les Exclusifs" line that exudes a niche quality, I feel that Chanel had already entered the niche segment with ECC back in 1992.

I have sampled both vintage versions of Egoiste and while these two are quite different, the Cologne Concentrée feels like a step up in terms of composition and longevity. While the difference is more pronounced up front and it does lessen in the dry down, ECC lasts longer than its ancestor. I did sample the latest Egoiste at a Chanel boutique and I found it weakened and uninspiring. *Sigh*

Luca Turin called Egoiste "candied fruit". Well, he was referring to the original and oddly made no mention of this Concentrée version. Knowing him, he'd probably deride it.

This fragrance is very unisex, mostly because of the sweetness. It takes a good long while for the sweet to abate, which can make it a little challenging for some men to wear. This is no casual "spray and go" fragrance. It demands respect and proper attire.

Unfortunately the scarcity of this fine fragrance has also lofted its market price into the stratosphere. Is it worth paying $200 for a mere 50ml? Some may believe so. You can also get a 7.5ml mini for around $20~$30 on occasion, but consider the ramifications of falling in love with something so financially demanding... unless you'd be satisfied just to sniff that mini bottle from time to time and occasionally dab on a little. ;-)
Fragrance 9.5/10, Value 7/10.

Jun
20
2014
peter.aitch
peter.aitch

This is pretty much the perfect cologne. Yes, similar to Egoiste, but smoother, richer, and with an ideal development and denouement. Every phase of this one is exactly how it should be.

Apr
04
2014
Merdogan1
Merdogan1

Kesinlikle olgun erkek kokusudur. Tarçın ağırlıklı. Başlardan garip ve günümüz tarzına aykırı gelse de alışınca çok güzel bir koku. Kalıcılığı ve fark edilirliği yüksek. Ancak 30-35 yaş üstü erkeklere çok daha fazla yakışacaktır. İlk günlerde çok sert ve aykırı gelmiş olmasına rağmen sonraları çok sevdim. Çok genç kızlar "ayyy bu resmen tarçın kokuyor, çok sert" demiş olsa da biraz aklı başında bayanlar "ne kadar güzel bir koku, kimin bu parfüm?" şeklinde tepkiler verdi. Özellikle bende beğenip eşine alan bir kaç bayan arkadaşım da oldu. Kesinlikle ergen kokusu değildir. Ergenliği atlatmış, özellikle 30 yaş üstü ve kariyer sahibi erkeklere öneririm.

Not : Yorumlarımı ve özel mesajlarıma cevaplarımı sadece Türkçe olarak yapacağım. Böylece yabancı dil konusunda sıkıntı yaşayan arkadaşlara gerçekten denediğim parfümlerdeki kendi görüşlerimi paylaşmayı amaçlıyorum.

Jan
24
2014
cleo cupcake
cleo cupcake

Mr. Almond - I am with you on this one - how could I have missed it. The search is on!

Sep
25
2013
DaddysLittleHelper
DaddysLittleHelper

Given the age of this cologne, it blows my mind at how strong and long lasting it remains after all those years, the shelf life is incredible.

I have this in a splash bottle and I mistakenly splashed a bit much on one day, I didnt want to waste it, but I dumped too much in the cap, so I splashed it on, well it actually got on my office chair and my office smelled for at least 4 months of the most amazing sandalwood fragrance ever, you walk in my office door, it hits you in the face, and it has finally faded after just an endless amount of longevity from a bottle that is 20 years old, that is quality right there. And that day, I was a walking air freshener.

I will agree, in terms of scent this is near identical to the Vintage Egoiste, but make no mistake on quality, while the 2 smell the same, the quality of the Concentree is vastly superior.

Does quality matter, when we are talking about a scent that smells identical, not really, but if you have a winter jacket that you plan on wearing, splash some Concentree on that, and you are good for the season.

Amazing, and truly unfortunate that you cannot get a NEW bottle of this, I cant even imagine what this smelled like 20 years ago, what the projection or longevity must have been like then.

Sep
25
2013
Baloma
Baloma

Cologne Concentrée? Commercialisme Concoctée.

Much has been harped on about this magic and rarefied elixir called Egoïste Cologne Concentrée. You can almost hear a choir and see a beam of light cleave the sky in twain at the mere mention of this seemingly contradictory fragrance category: the concentrated cologne. And therein lies my chagrin.

For the life of me I cannot figure out what the difference is between this and the regular edition! I swear to God all those people who rave about the CC are either lying or else under some psychological illusion - "Ooooh, it came out and got discontinued....it must be amazing then!....yes I can smell it!!! Yes!!! Yes!!! It's so different!!!" Uhh..NOPE!

Thankfully, there are many people who realise the folly of this condition and can categorically say that there is precious little if no discernible difference between the two versions in terms of smell. Some will concede that the CC lasts a couple of hours longer, but that hasn't been the case in my experience. In fact, there are some who say the regular edition (as long as it's not the reformulated version) actually lasts a bit longer.

And this makes sense to me; was Chanel trying to reinvigorate the flagging sales of the fragrance by creating a new name for the established 'eau de toilette' category - the "cologne concentrée"? It honestly wouldn't surprise me if it was revealed that this was just such a marketing tactic - perhaps a play on the double C's of Chanel. No doubt some other company will soon come out with an EdT but call it an "Eau De Parfum Dilué"? Please!

Sep
16
2013
Xanovia
Xanovia

Ok... After spending quite some time with this fragrance now I am going to attempt to give it what it deserves... This is an incredible (and sadly discontinued) fragrance... It is gorgeous stuff... I will make a couple comparisons in this little write up... This fragrance to me basically sits to the right of normal Egoiste and Geo F Trumper's Sandalwood... All 3 scents are very similar and I have all 3 sprayed on me right now... Going back and forth between the three (and a bag of coffee ^_^) think of them like this... Egoiste has way more of a rose feel to it then the other two combined and because of that I feel skews more formal... Geo F Trumper's Sandalwood has this 'freshness' early in the composition that the other two do not possess and has more vanilla in the base then normal Egoiste and because of these two points I feel that while still mature it is by far the easiest to wear... Egoiste Cologne Concentree has more cinnamon early on and this 'dustiness' to it that is hard to explain. Think about the 'dusty' feel you get from L'Air du Desert Marocain and you will understand what I am talking about and it skews even more sophisticated because of this... All 3 are wonderful fragrances and as time goes on they come closer together with Sandalwood and Cologne Concentree becoming the closest to each other by the final drydown... Sniff them all out if you have a chance to find out which you prefer as they are all stunning... 10/10

Sep
04
2013
e.j_24-36
e.j_24-36

Amazing fragrance, not many deserve the hype and praise, but this one does. This is smoother than the original, just divine!

Jul
02
2013
freddiefingers
freddiefingers

This cost me an arm and a leg to get hold of and it is identical to the vintage bottle of Egoiste in color of juice,smell and longevity.the newer version of Egoiste pales in comparison to this.A look at the color of juice is enough to tell this.

this rather is more suited to the colder season than the regular juice on the market which can be an season fragrance for me as it is so watered down due to reformulations.

Given the similarities between them i will say you really dont need to hunt this down when you can,with a bit of luck,get the vintage L'Egoiste rather easily on the web than you would with the concentree version.I am saving this and the vintage for very special occasions and stick to current Egoiste for regular use.

Jun
22
2013
Ariesboy
Ariesboy

Comparing my two bottles of CHANEL Egoiste Cologne Concentree and Egoiste side by side on the skin of my wrists....I can attest the following:

Both formulas are exquisite and tremendous examples of French olfactory masterpieces.

However, the Cologne Concentree edition (released for the US market specifically) is heavier on the the bourbon vanilla and sandalwood. In my opinion, Cologne Concentree dries down smoother with a base that ends in rosewood. The word 'earthy' comes to mind. it also possesses the the now banned hydroxicitronellal and Oak Moss - probably two of the most crucial elements in a classic perfume, which cannot be found in the current Egoiste formulations (which have become slightly synthetic).

I am lucky enough to own a bottle of the rare predecessor to both these fragrances 'Bois Noir' which was released exclusively in 1987 (limited release of approximately 1,000 bottles that were only sold in CHANEL boutiques). The Cologne concentree smells more similar to the superlative Bois Noir formula.

Neither Cologne Concentree nor Egoiste can defeat the might of BOIS NOIR. The holy grail. It is a bombastic scent that is far warmer, denser, richer and more scrumptious than the two Egoiste successors.

Jun
14
2013
Bigsly
Bigsly

I get the mild "ashtray" note someone else mentioned, and I'd say the sandalwood note here is almost between leather and wood in texture. The fruit imparts a slight sour quality and overall the scent is a touch sweet, as well as "powdery." A kind of spicy hum pervades everything, and the balance is just right. I can see why this is considered so special, though while the dynamism is good enough, it isn't the most dynamic scent ever made. Rich and natural-smelling, this seems to be what so much niche aspires to be but rarely achieves!

In response to those who say this is exactly the same as the EdT, here is my opinion: the latest EdT formulation is harsh and unwearable; the difference is so huge I don't see a need to say more. The vintage EdT is very good but after a couple of hours becomes quite weak. This one goes on weak but seems to get stronger over time! My guess is that it has more amber in it. You can't compare this one to the vintage EdT after a few hours, since they go in opposite directions. If you can't detect these differences, be happy and buy the cheapest formulation you can get, but if you call other people liars then you open yourself up to ridicule; a "newbie nose" who thinks he's a expert. Good luck with that, as prices on ebay demonstrate that there are plenty of people who know how special this one is and are prepared to pay higher-than-niche prices for it !

May
31
2013
KinG JameS
KinG JameS

Am a big Chanel fan but I had till today never heard of it before. Where can some one get it from, besides ordering from Chanel sites of course.

May
16
2013
Cybernoir
Cybernoir

Warm and rich, very potent, but surprisingly soft, Egoiste concentree is one of the most interesting and complex fragrances I have experienced. I think experience is a good way to describe wearing Egoiste-- it is unique. To begin, there are many more notes than those listed. On me, it opens with a fairly masculine rose, balanced by a very soft musky, woody note, followed by cinnamon. I smell rosewood, but also smell rose. The cinnamon itself is unusual: Ceylon cinnamon, soft and sweet, yet more intense than Cassia. I smell carnation, unlisted, and a rich vanilla. Sweet amooth and spicy.

And then cigarettes, an ashtray note that is quite pleasant and persistent. I am surprised no one else smells the tobacco note, because it is strong on me. I don't get the leather until about three hours in, when the rose has faded and mellowed, the cinnamon has become less sweet, and the musk has faded somewhat. At this point, Egoiste is spicy, and smells of tangerine peel or zest, rather than the fruit. Not fruity at all. Warm, sweet, but paradoxically masculine, the drydown is more sandalwood than musk, woody and smoky. One of the most remarkable facets of this fragrance is how it is both soft and almost gentle, yet strong and long lasting, with considerable silage and projection. Perhaps it is the rosewood that keeps this soft. A masterpiece and I don't throw that word around.

Feb
07
2013
d-d-d-drew
d-d-d-drew

It was the Summer of my 19th birthday and I happened to be in France for the first time visiting my aunt, uncle and French cousins. I remember hearing that Chanel had come out with a new cologne for men that was intriguing and different. I may have even tried a sample from a magazine or something since it hadn't hit the states yet, but that Summer, it was definitely all over Paris.

Of course, just barely turning 19 that year, and not a little broke after having saved up for that trip for a while, I still couldn't splurge on something like fancy French cologne. I don't even think I had a credit card at the time. So what a complete surprise it was when, once we all journeyed about three hours south of Paris to the countryside, and when it came time to sing me "Bonne Anniversaire", that my family presented me with a Chanel wrapped package and my jaw dropped.

I'll never forget the warm, sandalwoodsy, light but deliberate sweetness, how it started out smooth, yet spicy, but not too spicy, evoking an elegance and sophistication that developed into a comfortable sandalwood that would always remind me of my family singing Happy Birthday to me en français. I regret that I can't find that again anywhere, but my memory is good and I will always remember those special times with the original Égoïste as part of the soundtrack.


ADDENDUM 08-08-13:

Guess who scored a small vintage bottle on Ebay today! =)

Jan
18
2013
Chanel Man
Chanel Man

Oliver Polge needs to bring this back especially since there are so few Chanel men's colognes anyway. Everything Jacques and Oliver Polge does is great. There is definitely a market for this take on the masterpiece.

Jan
03
2013
Pegasus
Pegasus

Egoiste Cologne Concentree is the epitome of elegance.

Too bad it was discontinued.

Simply exquisite!

Jan
03
2013
mynameischarlie
mynameischarlie

1992 doesn't really surprise me at all. I bet we'd all be surprised how many of our "favorites" have other versions that we'll never know about that only exists in other countries.

However, I would love to ask the higher ups at places like Chanel, "Why NOT put flanker versions of your best selling products in a large market like the USA?"

Jan
02
2013
almondbreakfast
almondbreakfast

"Egoiste Cologne Concentree"

Damn, where on earth can I get this?

And why on earth was I never aware of this? (read: Why did i have to stumble upon this?!!)

"Launched in 1992?" Are you kidding me? Why in the whole universe does it even exist?? I mean NOW, 2013????

Now I'm going to be on my crazy mission all over again to find this rare gem. Anyone who sees this, please do not buy it. I repeat. I'm Egoiste's biggest fan and please let me stay #1. (I don't think I've ever sounded this pathetic before). Well, it's only worth to be an egoist if it's for Egoiste.

Polge, you got me, again!! But this, is going to be the last time. Never again.

-Mr. Almond-

Jan
02
2013

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