In my opinion this would be looked at market, and cost maybe up to twice as much as what it does, that if it were released.
I am able to see why. This scent does not remind you of anything advertised for guys. It is the entire reverse of the generic, infertile-clean aquatic releases that have nearly saturated the designer market now. It's rich, heavy, refined, powerful, confidant. It makes a statement of self-assurance that is quiet and certain maleness. It is actually for the guy who's powerful and assured yet who all loves. The powerful man having a type disposition, I'd call it.
The storyline goes that it was a perfume meant as a personal smell for the Chanel CEO at that time, for him. Afterwards, the released it to the general public. It did not sell, because the bulk of folks like to buy perfumes which remind them of other perfumes (only consider the aquatic craze of the last 20 years) . Chanel Egoiste smelt nothing in the time like other things. However it even now still gets an identical effect, and lived.
Egoiste can also be centred around creamy sandalwood, which spices: Cloves, Cinnamon, Coriander surround. In addition, it has an attractive rosewood note that will be joined by genuine, natural smelling Rose, and sharp Carnation at the center (this is what some have called the "outdated" part of the scent); before ultimately drying down into a fantastically warm and creamy Vanilla-Amber-Sandalwood foundation.
It is not certainly ugly, but quite difficult because it will not smell like many of today's popular releases to value, and for many folks, this will be hate or love. It is warm, daring, hot... and it requires assurance to wear. If I needed to compare it to anything, it'd likely be Frederic Malle's "Musc Ravageur" that's a deep, hot and sensuous scent but advertised as market.
Chanel Egoiste mightn't be for everyone, it requires an amount of assurance and maturity to pull it away (it'd likewise function well on a girl I believe), but nonetheless, it is indeed a unique journey... and a complicated one at that. I've a genuine feeling that 70-80% of people may love this (girls particularly on a guy). It is encouraging and warm, but additionally in once relaxed.
I am hoping that Jacques Polge's proudest creation demonstrate which not all male scents must smell the same or conform to the exact same standard, and stands as a testament to everything that's potential with male promoted cologne. Nothing more could be said of Egoiste. Well done!