Clone Formula: Égoïste Cologne Concentrée

One of the first fragrances I purchased for myself as a teenager was the original Egoiste by Chanel. All these years later I am never without a bottle and have since acquired the near-mythical Égoïste Cologne Concentrée and a much loved bottle of Bois Noir, the very short lived fragrance that was the precursor to the final Egoiste.

Chanel’s Égoïste Cologne Concentrée is now virtually impossible to buy brand new and the remaining bottles on eBay are fast vanishing. So, with a lot of diligence and computer analyses, I came up with my own formula for this masterful cologne.

To purchase the entire formula for Chanel’s Égoïste Cologne Concentrée, go here:

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Frank Saunders
10 months ago

This is incredible! Well done!

Guido
Guido
8 months ago

Hi Jamie. For the labdanum complex I have cistus absolute, can I use that and how much do you suggest I should use?

Guido
Guido
8 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Thanks for the explanation, I should have been a little clearer: Instead of Cistus oil I have Cistus absolute further more I have the Grisambrene, Ambrarome and the Labdanum abs.
 
I find some of the absolutes really a pain to work with, they are very sticky.

Guido
Guido
7 months ago

Blended this one 3 weeks ago, and now and then I give it a shake for the macerating process. I almost can’t wait to dilute this one. I went with a little dap on my wrist to see how it progresses, O boy ! another trip down to memory lane: This is the scent me and my father were hooked on in the beginning of the 90s…, and that means the ordinary version, let alone this concentrée version…!
 
How long do you think this one has to macerate?
 

Florian
Florian
7 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

What do you think about magnetic stirrer for macerating faster?

jan
jan
7 months ago

dear jamie, is this formula the same like the formula to „a nod to égoïste“ or is this formula called „clone formula: égoïste concentrée“ something different to the „nod to égoisté“ ?

Konstantin
7 months ago

There is nothing like a refined Chanel – this formula is phenomenal. Something in it is a little sensitizing to my skin after a hot shower so I need to work on it but the scent is phenomenal. I broke a small glass vial in the bathroom floor a few weeks back – for several days the bathroom was phenomenally good-smelling 🙂

Do you have any other plans for other Chanel fragrances? – Some of the Les Exclusifs collection perhaps?

Raffaello
Raffaello
2 months ago

Hi Jamie,
these days I have blended all the components, the perfume is already fantastic as it is, but I only miss Prunella which I cannot find from my usual suppliers here in Europe. What can I replace it with? I thought about benzyl butyrate, what do you think?

Florian
Florian
2 months ago
Reply to  Raffaello

https://liaison-carbone.com/ Carries Prunella. Its a Shop based in Berlin Germany so shipping within europe should be fast

Raffaello
Raffaello
2 months ago
Reply to  Florian

Hi Florian, thank you!
You may not believe it but I just placed Prunella’s order on Liaison Carbone, incredible! I didn’t know this provider but I did some web research and it turned out!
I have already mixed all the ingredients and even without Prunella the perfume is really fantastic, I’m curious to smell the perfume after I have added this last ingredient.

Raffaello
Raffaello
2 months ago
Reply to  Florian

We’ve had a telepathy shot 😄

Last edited 2 months ago by Raffaello
Raffaello
Raffaello
2 months ago
Reply to  Florian

Hi Florian,
have you ever bought ingredients from Liaison Carbone? I’m a bit worried because the site is very simple, it doesn’t offer order tracking and I only have the PayPal transition code in my hand. I sent them an email and I also tried to call them but they don’t answer. I hope you have had good experiences with them… 😐

Raffaello
Raffaello
2 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Thanks Jamie, I hope everything goes well.
I wanted to ask you with the compounds that make the alcoholic solution a bit cloudy what can be done? Ylang Ylang for example does this. Perhaps a solution could be to let the alcoholic solution settle for a long time and then filter it … how do you deal with the problem?

Raffaello
Raffaello
2 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

In the next few days I will get extra ylang ylang from Hermitage Essential Oils, it should be good … after i try this i will tell you if it gives me the same problem. I hope not…

Last edited 2 months ago by Raffaello
Raffaello
Raffaello
2 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Hi Jamie,
from Liaison Carbone I have not had any answer, I have also tried to call them several times but nothing … I think I will soon have to open a dispute via PayPal. Is Prunella not really replaceable?

Amine sefrioui
Amine sefrioui
2 months ago
Reply to  Raffaello

Hi, I am also waiting for my order from Liaison C. It shipped on the 18th, and I was asked to please wait 10 business days. So I hope today or tomorrow, or worst case on Monday. You cannot call, just email and they usually reply quickly. Let’s hope it works out for us. Otherwise, prunella smells good. I got it as a sample from perfume supply house. I never used it in a mix, but just wait a bit, it will probably be worth it. Good luck

Raffaello
Raffaello
2 months ago
Reply to  Amine sefrioui

Hi Amine,
thanks for your information, I also tried to send an e-mail days ago but they never answered me. I will try to write again and hopefully everything goes well 😬

Raffaello
Raffaello
2 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

I can’t believe it!
All Rebekka’s mail was in spam .. !!
I don’t understand what could have happened, usually with Gmail I never had any problems … well thank you very much Jamie, without your suggestion I would never have looked in spam 😬

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