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    Default I am planning to make another blind buy Chergui - Serge Lutens

    Ok, I have 2 niche coming in the mail this week. GIT and New Haarlem. Both I sampled and love. I am planning to buy another niche fragrance. Chergui by Serge Lutens. I don't know if this Chergui is sold at Saks Fifth or Neiman Marcus? I want to sample it first, but if I can't find it at Saks or Neiman, I am planning to blind buy this fragrance.

    I like these sweet fragrances, Burberry London, A*men, ,New Haarlem...do you think i will like Chergui? thanks for your help.

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    quite possibly, but on me it turned to expensive baby powder......i would sample 1st, if possible....i'm glad i did!!

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    Blind buy this instead: L'Erbolario Meharees EDP (1.7 oz for $40)

    I'm sure you'll like or love it.

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    Chergui will be your best purchase yet.

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    I like Chergui, but it's quite different from the others you listed. It's drier, more chocolatey, and not totally sweet. Few flowers in sight.

    So I think it's not a safe purchase. Besides, there are others SL that you may like better. Most Saks and Neimans don't sell SL, as far as I know, but if you live in a town with Saks and Neimans, you may be able to find SL as well elsewhere. Or at least, wait for a trip to such towns.

    cacio

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    Default Re: I am planning to make another blind buy Chergui - Serge Lutens

    I bought Chergui blind, and I love it. 5 star frag.
    Looking for Hermessence Ambre Narguile and for TFPB Moss Breches (50ml bottle), willing to pay in cashdollars. PM me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewHaarlem View Post
    Blind buy this instead: L'Erbolario Meharees EDP (1.7 oz for $40)

    I'm sure you'll like or love it.
    thanks for the suggetion, I will consider looking into this fragrance that you suggested....

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    Great stuff, but I can`t imagine it on a man. Perfect for a classy woman.

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    Default Re: I am planning to make another blind buy Chergui - Serge Lutens

    I love gourmands and I love Chergui, I'd go for it. Just give it time to get used to, its pretty complex

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oslo-Fjord View Post
    Great stuff, but I can`t imagine it on a man. Perfect for a classy woman.
    So it's more a feminine scent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by change1 View Post
    So it's more a feminine scent?
    In my opinion, it is. It`s unisex, but much more on the feminine side of the scale.

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    Chergui is perfectly wearable for a man.
    I have never been told that I smell like a woman when I wore it.

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    Chergui is unisex, and a perfect compliment to Tobacco Vanille---which I suspect'll be your 4th niche purchase
    Looking for Hermessence Ambre Narguile and for TFPB Moss Breches (50ml bottle), willing to pay in cashdollars. PM me!

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    Default Re: I am planning to make another blind buy Chergui - Serge Lutens

    Quote Originally Posted by Rumblefish View Post
    Chergui is unisex, and a perfect compliment to Tobacco Vanille---which I suspect'll be your 4th niche purchase
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille Private Blend?

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    If you like A*Men then you should have no problem liking Chergui.

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    I love Chergui. Why can't you? =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by change1 View Post
    So it's more a feminine scent?
    No. You can wear it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    If you like A*Men then you should have no problem liking Chergui.
    I do like A*Men...although a co-worker told me yesterday that I smell like a hippie when i wore it to work...

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    Default Re: I am planning to make another blind buy Chergui - Serge Lutens

    if u like sweet scent most likely u will like chergui

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    I'd suggest sampling first given how expensive Serge Lutens is. Most of their frags are too syrupy for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bokaba View Post
    I'd suggest sampling first given how expensive Serge Lutens is. Most of their frags are too syrupy for me.
    I would like to add, many of these share a certain 'texture' I dont care for. May it be plain Iso E Super or some kind of a certain house signature accord. Just yesterday I tried to try Chergui, but shied away. To sample first is the best advice:

    sample costs x, full bottle costs y
    - dislike, then x ist lost
    - like, x ist lost (somehow)

    otherwise, without sampling
    - dislike, then y is lost
    - like, lucky guy (somehow)

    Vice versa: to like/need/greed a fragrance should be near to definitely granted to justify a purchase without extensive sampling before. That is never the case, from my experience, though. Even with frags I like on the spot I most propably have some arguments during continous wearings. A generous sample could help a lot to straighten things out ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bokaba View Post
    I'd suggest sampling first given how expensive Serge Lutens is. Most of their frags are too syrupy for me.
    +1 You also need to know that Chegui is a great scent BUT I recommend you test a sample first. Preferably a sample that will give you a couple of days of full wear.

    The reason why is all the above comments are valid feminine, unisex, males can wear etc... The reason why their are so many diverse and different comments is simply the effect of the "drydown" result. Depending on your own skin test, can turn rather sweet.

    Good Luck and keep us all informed of how it goes!

    Chegui as a blind buy? I suggest NOT and get to experience that drydown yourself before deciding.

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    Serge Lutens are too expensive for me to blind buy. unless you have good opportunities for trading easily with other niche fragrance aficianados, or have a really high income, its a pretty big risk. I have tried it and found it quite feminine (but my perceptions are quite arbitrary really, they change too much to count for anything.) The range is huge so it would be a pity not to go through it before you pick one.

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    I agree with all of the above, and I know that doesn't help Chergui is complex, sweet, floral. Easily worn by a man, but maybe not all men. It is beautiful, but you have to be ready for it. I think you will probably like it, but only you can decide if it is worth a total blind buy - it is expensive and somewhat split in the opinions. It is also fairly easy to get a sample. I think that is what I would do. Sample first.

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    don't blind buy it man. it's over-hyped if you don't looooooove sweet stuff you will not like this!! it makes me nauseous.

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    Blind buy Chergui??? No Way!


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    New Haarlem, GIT= good, safe blind buys.

    Chergui = you will smell like the best middle aged women ever!!!!!!!!!!! Baby wipes, honey, and tobacco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhougland View Post
    Chergui = you will smell like the best middle aged women ever!!!!!!!!!!! Baby wipes, honey, and tobacco.
    Baby powder/wipes was the first thing that came to my mind the first time I tried Chergui. I'll give it another try today.

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    Based on your current likes, chances are very good that you will like Chergui. I would say it is a safe blind buy. I think it is fantastic.

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    Default Re: I am planning to make another blind buy Chergui - Serge Lutens

    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing the Dragon View Post
    Based on your current likes, chances are very good that you will like Chergui.
    Agree

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    Default Re: I am planning to make another blind buy Chergui - Serge Lutens

    Chergui is my fave of all time and i think you will love it, as i do

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    Sample it first. It's a beautiful fragrance, but some men aren't looking to wear a beautiful fragrance. I'm not downing others for wearing fragrances that are heavy on the female side, but I myself can't pull it off. If you want something more masculine, but of equal quality try Tabac Aurea or Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille.

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    I recommend that you sample before you buy. I enjoy Chergui very much, but it has a sweet drydown which can grow tiresome. Definitely unisex. It is one of those fragrances you can easily fall in love with, but grow tired of just as quickly if you don't like sweet scents. Good luck!

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    If it makes you smile, laugh, grin, go for it and enjoy !!! Worst case you don't like it after a few uses , you can swap or trade it !

    it's that popular that you wont have any difficulty trading it .

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    I love Chergui, but with niche fragrances I really don't know if there is such a thing as a safe blind buy. You gotta sample cuz what works for me may not work for you!

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    Default Re: I am planning to make another blind buy Chergui - Serge Lutens

    If you got money to burn then why not buy blind, but otherwise it's not hard to sample a fragrance... or maybe "I'm going to blind buy [fragrance]" makes a snappy thread title??

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