Egoïste is amongst Chanel’s youngest perfumes. Aged of a little more than 20 years, it has nevertheless imposed itself as one of the brand’s most iconic fragrances.
Birth of a provocative scent
It is in 1987 that Egoïste, Chanel’s perfume was created. Despite its surprising name, the fragrance itself was not quite new.
This famous fragrance was created by Jacques Polge at Chanel’s request who wished to create a new fragrance for men. The perfumer then drew his inspirations from Bois des iles, a fragrance imagined by Ernest Beaux, the famous nose and friend of Mademoiselle Chanel.
At the Chanel’s beginnings in the scented universe of perfumes in the 1920’s, its was him that created the perfumes at the heart of the brand’s fame, such as the N°5.
By creating Egoïste, Jacques Polge paid tribute to his predecessor whilst satisfying Chanel’s fervent followers.
Egoïste, a powerful fragrance
The perfume Egoïste is characterised by a subtle combination of wood and spices. Its strength gives it an excellent durability without being dizzying.
Subtle and resolutely masculine, this fragrance reveals various scents. The top notes include rosewood and coriander. At the heart can be found Bulgarian roses and warm cinnamon, and the lingering base is composed of sandalwood, vanilla and ambrette seeds.
Its evocative name was chosen to represent its power and its intense character as well as its impudence.