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    Default Creed or Serge Lutens? (Help please)

    Hi Guys,

    i'm thinking of picking up a few new scents and wanted one of them to be non-commercial and have narrowed it down to the serge lutens or creed brand (Silver mountain water / douce amere)

    I'm 19, starting university soon and am very confuesed as to which one to get.

    Any help would be much appreciated

    thanks in advance!

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    If you're not in Paris, pick up Douce Amere first. It's apparently been discontinued as an export.

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    The Serge Lutens of course! Sure the creed is easier to wear, but Douce Amere is more unique and of higher quality.

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    Definitely Douce Amere. For the reasons stated above.
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    Personaly I would go for Silver Mountain Water. Just because Lutens isn`t my style

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    I'd say go for Silver Mountain Water.

    I haven't personally smelled Douce Amère, but from what I've experienced from other Lutens frags, I know that they can be too dense and sweet for regular day wear. Silver Mountain water on the other hand is fresh and musky with an interesting fruity/tea twist. Much more suitable if you plan to wear your fragrance to university.
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    SMW, One of the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heerst View Post
    I'd say go for Silver Mountain Water.

    I haven't personally smelled Douce Amère, but from what I've experienced from other Lutens frags, I know that they can be too dense and sweet for regular day wear. Silver Mountain water on the other hand is fresh and musky with an interesting fruity/tea twist. Much more suitable if you plan to wear your fragrance to university.
    Agree with this. The Lutens are nice, elegant frags, but they wear "heavier," at least on me. There are no Lutens I would want to wear very frequently.

    There are a lot of Creeds that I could wear everyday.
    Last edited by StylinLA; 6th September 2010 at 08:17 PM.

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    Default Re: Creed or Serge Lutens? (Help please)

    Silver Mountain Water

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    Agree with this. The Lutens are nice, elegant frags, but they wear "heavier," at least on me. There are no Lutens I would want to wear very frequently.

    There are a lot of Creeds that I could wear everyday.
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    I had to stop wearing SMW at work, because my boss was always hitting on me, when she smelled it. But i guess that’s ok, when you’re 19 and attending university.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorag View Post
    I had to stop wearing SMW at work, because my boss was always hitting on me, when she smelled it. But i guess that’s ok, when you’re 19 and attending university.
    Wish I had your problems.

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    Douce Amere is worth owning - Silver Mountain Water isn't.
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    ive never smelled any lutens frags, but their presentation is fantastic! i love the bottles. and the colors of the cologne is so perfect. creed bottles...eh, not so much.

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    SMW will probably work better at 19 & in college.

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    Silver Mountain Water
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    Serge Lutens a million times over Creed.

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    Douce Amere the perfect balance of sweet and sour.
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    Silver Mountain Water

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    Silver Mountain Water. Easier to wear on a daily basis.

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    Douce Amère is one of the easier-to-wear Lutens in my opinion - of course it is still an oriental, while SMW is a fruity-metallic acquatic. In terms of sheer quality the Lutens is infinitely better than this particular Creed.
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    I agree with SMW. It'll be a great everyday scent for University. If you're considering Serge Lutens, it is in my opinion that Gris Clair is one of the most versatile, least challenging, everyday/all-weather scents. IMO of course!

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    Another easier to wear Lutens is Rousse. I no it doesn't get much love around here but I think its great.
    Its perfect for the coming Autumn.
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    I will agree with the Creed being a better choice.

    The Lutens is great, but it is not an everyday fragrance.

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    Default Re: Creed or Serge Lutens? (Help please)

    If youre not in Europe you should pick up Douce amère as it is still available in your country.


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    Have you considered springing for several samples from each line first? Both lines have good stuff. After a couple of wears you might find that you don't really like either of these enough for a full bottle.

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    Default Re: Creed or Serge Lutens? (Help please)

    There are other Creed I rate higher than SMW. So I'd go with Douce Amere from Lutens. It is less dense than some of the other Lutens orientals.

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