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  • Chergui

    57 58.16%
  • Back To Black

    41 41.84%
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    Default By Killian Back To Black vs Chergui?

    Today I received my Back To Black samples from Luckyscent - it's a wonderful fragrance which reminds a little of Chergui (have only tried the wax sample). Both fragrances got notes of pipe tobacco, hay and honey. On the "fruity" side Chergui has cherry and Back To Black has raspberry. The tobacco note in Back To Black is better than the one in Chergui (but then again, I have only tried the wax sample). If you were to get only one of them, which one would you get, and why?

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    Default Re: By Killian Back To Black vs Chergui?

    Chergui is spicy and Back To Black is sweet. I own Chergui and also sampled BTB, and I didn't like it (BTB) at all. Nothing smells like Chergui. Get Chergui!

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    Default Re: By Killian Back To Black vs Chergui?

    The big question (for me) is - which one has got the best pipe tobacco note? I love pipe tobacco and have been looking for something like BTB for a long time. As I have not sampled Chergui in liquid form I really can't tell what it's like compared to BTB.

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    Default Re: By Killian Back To Black vs Chergui?

    Quote Originally Posted by irrbloss View Post
    The big question (for me) is - which one has got the best pipe tobacco note? I love pipe tobacco and have been looking for something like BTB for a long time. As I have not sampled Chergui in liquid form I really can't tell what it's like compared to BTB.
    Then why don't you get Tom Ford Tobacco Vanilla instead? It has all the tobacco notes that you can handle.

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    Default Re: By Killian Back To Black vs Chergui?

    I would sooner put BtB up against Fumerie Turque than Chergui......

    just my .02

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    Default Re: By Killian Back To Black vs Chergui?

    I don't get no fruity notes in Chergui -- to my nose, it's the honeyed the florals and to a lesser extent the tobacco in Back to Black that strikes a chord relative to Chergui. Also, I find Back to Black to be more complex and multifaceted than Chergui, it's the first By Killian scent to wow me, after all.

    That being said, I voted for Chergui -- can't go wrong with it


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    Default Re: By Killian Back To Black vs Chergui?

    Never tried Chergui. I have order a sample of BTB. Can`t wait!!

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    Default Re: By Killian Back To Black vs Chergui?

    I own a 75ml bottle of Chergui and itīs nice, but itīs way overrated on this board and to be honest itīs way better suited for ladies. It has a nice green, figgy (hay?) opening and whatīs left is a sweet syrup drydown that gets anoying at one point.
    I wear it from time to time, but I have to be in the mood for it. I wore it to work one time and that was a big mistake,it felt way to feminine and didnīt feel right on me. I loved my BtB sample though, itīs also sweet but I like it way better.
    Last edited by eric; 5th October 2009 at 07:13 PM.

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    Default Re: By Killian Back To Black vs Chergui?

    Quote Originally Posted by eric View Post
    I own a 75ml bottle of Chergui and itīs nice, but itīs way overrated on this board and to be honest itīs way better suited for ladies. It has a nice green, figgy (hay?) opening and whatīs left is a sweet syrup drydown that gets anoying at one point.
    I wear it from time to time, but I have to be in the mood for it. I wore it to work one time and that was a big mistake,it felt way to feminine and didnīt feel right on me. I loved my BtB sample though, itīs also sweet but I like it way better.
    That`s intesting to hear!

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    Default Re: By Killian Back To Black vs Chergui?

    Yeah like Funraiser I too find Back to Black to be more like Fumerie Turque than Chergui (minus the powder). That said, I'd try to get a small sample of Chergui just to make sure. You know how subjective smell is. Ive never tried a SL wax sample so Im not sure how close to the scent they are.

    Chergui didnt do anything for me but I fell in love with Back to Black. Also for me the tobacco note in BTB is way nicer than the one in Tobacco Vanille.

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    Default Re: By Killian Back To Black vs Chergui?

    I voted for Chergui because it is so unique and I love it more than Back To Black .
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    Default Re: By Killian Back To Black vs Chergui?

    Brutal I can't vote as I haven't gotten my Back to Black sample so only have tried Chergui damn!

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    Default Re: By Killian Back To Black vs Chergui?

    How can you guys be saying that BtB is sweet and then compare it to Fumerie Turque? I haven't tried BtB yet, but FT isn't sweet to my nose at all. Smoky, yes. Sweet, no.
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    Default Re: By Killian Back To Black vs Chergui?

    I vote Cheurgui

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    Default Re: By Killian Back To Black vs Chergui?

    The honeyed tobacco is what makes them ( BTB & FT) similar to my nose. Although in FT it's tobacco smoke and no vanilla. Chergui for me was more about leather honey and spices.

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    Default Re: By Killian Back To Black vs Chergui?

    My sample of Back To Black should be here any day now.. anything compared to Chergui will instantly pique my curiosity

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    Default Re: By Killian Back To Black vs Chergui?

    Well just out of curiosity I checked my mail and apparently my samples have been sitting in the mailbox all day!

    Anyway, just sprayed on some of the Back to Black sample... I definitely get the Chergui comparison, but Back to Black is sweeter and more feminine to my nose. Back to Black is really, really good and it will be interesting to see how it wears on, but I definitely prefer Chergui.

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    Default Re: By Killian Back To Black vs Chergui?

    Quote Originally Posted by flouris View Post
    Well just out of curiosity I checked my mail and apparently my samples have been sitting in the mailbox all day!

    Anyway, just sprayed on some of the Back to Black sample... I definitely get the Chergui comparison, but Back to Black is sweeter and more feminine to my nose. Back to Black is really, really good and it will be interesting to see how it wears on, but I definitely prefer Chergui.
    Please let us know your findings .

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    Default Re: By Killian Back To Black vs Chergui?

    My vote = Back to Black over Chergui.

    Flouris is correct that it's fairly femme but the drydown is so damn good I may consider it for myself anyway.

    The only trouble I have with BtoB is that cigarette ash note about midway thru.

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    Default Re: By Killian Back To Black vs Chergui?

    I much prefer Chergui. Back to Blacks smelled to me like hair powder from the 1950s
    Sales thread here

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    Default Re: By Killian Back To Black vs Chergui?

    Quote Originally Posted by irrbloss View Post
    Today I received my Back To Black samples from Luckyscent - it's a wonderful fragrance which reminds a little of Chergui (have only tried the wax sample). Both fragrances got notes of pipe tobacco, hay and honey. On the "fruity" side Chergui has cherry and Back To Black has raspberry. The tobacco note in Back To Black is better than the one in Chergui (but then again, I have only tried the wax sample). If you were to get only one of them, which one would you get, and why?
    Go and get Chergui sprayed on you/ a card if you can. The wax samples are lovely, but they're pretty much just the dry down of each SL fragrance. Some of the wax samples are really good representations of the scent (like Sarassins) and others are much softer and sweeter (like La Myrrh and Chergui) and others are completely different (like Bois de Violette).

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    Default Re: By Killian Back To Black vs Chergui?

    After Back to Black dried down it just kept going sweeter and sweeter and sweeter. Woke up this morning and it was almost like a weird, fruity sugarcane. :< It starts off incredibly, however.

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    Default Re: By Killian Back To Black vs Chergui?

    I have seen bootles of Chergui with both green and red-brown juice in it. Why is it so? Today i order (blind) a bootle of chergui. I`m full of expectation! Hope i will not be dissapointed..
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    Default Re: By Killian Back To Black vs Chergui?

    Quote Originally Posted by flouris View Post
    After Back to Black dried down it just kept going sweeter and sweeter and sweeter. Woke up this morning and it was almost like a weird, fruity sugarcane. :< It starts off incredibly, however.
    Just a quick revision. The last couple of nights I've worn Back to Black and I've realized I absolutely need a bottle of this stuff (slightly disappointing due to the price point!) -- just another reminder to myself that one sampling is never enough to accurately make an opinion.

    The last couple of nights I've worn it, it has turned to this perfect "dark purple" tobacco scent. The sweetness (actually, my least favorite part of the scent) loses enough of its edge in the first hour and the tobacco just grows and grows and grows, a big plus in my book.

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    Default Re: By Killian Back To Black vs Chergui?

    Quote Originally Posted by flouris View Post
    Just a quick revision. The last couple of nights I've worn Back to Black and I've realized I absolutely need a bottle of this stuff (slightly disappointing due to the price point!) -- just another reminder to myself that one sampling is never enough to accurately make an opinion.

    The last couple of nights I've worn it, it has turned to this perfect "dark purple" tobacco scent. The sweetness (actually, my least favorite part of the scent) loses enough of its edge in the first hour and the tobacco just grows and grows and grows, a big plus in my book.
    Do you like it better than Straight to Heaven?

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    Default Re: By Killian Back To Black vs Chergui?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oslo-Fjord View Post
    Do you like it better than Straight to Heaven?
    Unfortunately the only two Kilian's I've tried are Back to Black and Cruel Intentions (I really like this one too but the duration and sillage are virtually nonexistent).

    Sampling the rest of this line is definitely in the near future!

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    Default Re: By Killian Back To Black vs Chergui?

    Quote Originally Posted by flouris View Post
    Unfortunately the only two Kilian's I've tried are Back to Black and Cruel Intentions (I really like this one too but the duration and sillage are virtually nonexistent).

    Sampling the rest of this line is definitely in the near future!
    Ok. I have order samples of Straight to heaven, Back to black, Cruel Intentions, and a full bottle of Chergui.. Can hardly wait!

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    Default Re: By Killian Back To Black vs Chergui?

    Chergui is unbelievable, definitely my favorite thing to wear! You made some very good picks

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    Quote Originally Posted by flouris View Post
    Chergui is unbelievable, definitely my favorite thing to wear! You made some very good picks
    Thank you. I`m glad to hear!

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    Default Re: By Killian Back To Black vs Chergui?

    today, my 3 samples of By Killian arrived.. Cruel Itentions: I can`t imagine a man vearig this one. To me, it smells like a womens perfume. Not even unisex. Straight to heaven: Of the 3 samples i`ve tried, i think this one is the best, but it reminds me of something else.. It`s like a mixture of L`Artisan Fou d`Absinthe, Jil Sander Man, and Armani Attitude. Very nice, but definitvely not worth the money. Back to Black: Absolutly unisex. In the dry down, i can find some similarities with Jaipur Homme. (strange, somebody hasn`t mention that before). Conclusion: Straight to Heaven: I will not buy it, because i already got Fou d`Absinthe in my collection, which IMO is a better and more original and unique fragrance. Cruel Intentions: Out of the question! It`s nothing for me. Back to Black: I will not buy it because of the Jaipur similarities. I do already got Jaipur, and i do not need another scent in the same league.
    -I am now waiting for my bottle of Chergui which is a blind buy! (stupid thing to do, i know). I hope it is different than the Back to Black, if not, it may have been waste of money..

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