Thread bump and small talk: I acquired the original (non-platinum) Chanel Egoiste as my main scent.
Wanting something that smells expensive, and half-eyeing the controversial Bleu de Chanel, I had the opportunity to go down to a duty free store and sampled 20, maybe 30 scents. The Egoiste was the only one that didn't fade after an afternoon.
Contenders that almost made it:
YSL's La Nuit de l`Homme Frozen Cologne (out of production)
Lacoste L12.12 Noir (too much iso E super when I've got a bottle at home)
Mont Blanc Legend (A&F Fierce, Egoiste Platinum smellalike; cheap)
Baldessarini Secret Mission
Chanel Pour Monsieur
You can see I'm in a period in life, where I'm solely into the mainstream/sports scents that would make the skin of certain "perfumistas" crawl. I got tired of living by other people's words
I bought my Egoiste at a Chanel counter for full retail but it was a good deal after all, cause afterwards I saw Aveda hawking their cologne @ half the bottle size for the same price :O
Edited by heatofamatch - 9/19/13 at 3:45am