Chanel Platinum Égoïste is a fragrance I have worn and loved for years. I started wearing it after owning Chanel Chance eau Fraïche for almost a decade and becoming more familiar with the Chanel line of fragrances. It is one I like less than Bleu de Chanel but definitely wear more often.
This cologne is a very clean, citrus forward fragrance that I have seen many refer to as a “barbershop” scent. As a female who wears this frequently, I agree with that statement. It is very fresh, clean, and devoid of the typical floral and woody notes in almost every other Chanel fragrance. I prefer wearing Égoïste during the daytime after a shower or at the gym. It works year round but I tend to wear it in warmer weather; as I do with many citrus forward Chanel fragrances.
I would not recommend every Chanel fragrance for unisex wear but know this one works very well for females as well as men. This fragrance is more abrasive than every other offering from the fragrance house which makes it less appealing to some than the more polite fragrances in the line. However, this is always a nice addition to a collection and a fragrance I recommend for a well rounded Collector.