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    Default Whats your second favorite Serge Lutens ?

    Assuming your first would be Chergui. If not what is your favorite Serge Lutens fragrance ?

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    Number 2: Ambre Sultan

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    Default Re: Whats your second favorite Serge Lutens ?

    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    Number 2: Ambre Sultan
    This one.

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    Ambre Sultan or Serge Noir.

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    1) MKK
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    1. Fille en Aiguilles
    2. Ambre Sultan
    3. Chergui

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    Ambre Sultan
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    Default Re: Whats your second favorite Serge Lutens ?

    1) Ambre Sultan
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    Chypre Rouge or Ambre Sultan

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    why is chergui #1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blowe46 View Post
    why is chergui #1?
    lmao!
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    Daim Blond

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    Iris Silver Mist.

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    Arabie

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    Definitely Borneo1834. The past 2 years has been a search for the holy patchouli grail. The long line finally ended here for me: this stuff is intoxicating.
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    Ambre Sultan
    Fille en Aiguilles
    Douce Amere
    Cuir Mauresque
    Five O'clock au Gingembre

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    Cuir Mauresque is the current favourite.
    MKK second only just.

    I'm not a Chergui fan.

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    Fille en Aiguilles, but probably my opinion will change in the next months

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    Arabie & Daim Blond.

    Quote Originally Posted by scentaddiction View Post
    Definitely Borneo1834. The past 2 years has been a search for the holy patchouli grail. The long line finally ended here for me: this stuff is intoxicating.
    If you enjoy Borneo 1834 I would urge you check out L'Heure Defendue IV (Cartier) if you have the chance. Bitter Cacao / Patchouli / Cashmeran - also good stuff.

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    In terms of artistry: Musc Kublai Khan
    In terms of wearability: Chene

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    Daim Blond and MKK. Loathe Ambre Sultan.

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    Chergui is not my number one, or even close to it ( Tubereuse Criminelle ), but I'll join a few others in adding Fille En Aiguilles as my second. Delicious sweet pine; my favorite foody Lutens.

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    I think Cuir Mauresque is by far their best.

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    Cuir Mauresque
    Ambre Sultan
    Chergui
    Chene
    Un Bois De Sepia
    Fille en Aiguilles
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    Definitely not Chergui. At the moment, I'd say my top three are Gris Clair... (which has gone surprisingly unmentioned), Fille en Aiguilles, and Serge Noire.

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    Tonyprince beat me to it - Gris Clair is my top as well. In fairness, I have yet to try Chergui, Fumerie Turque, or Iris Silver Mist which seem pretty well regarded on here. Second favorite might be Daim Blond.

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    Very difficult house for me. The only one that's bottle worthy for me to wear is Chene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentaddiction View Post
    definitely borneo1834. The past 2 years has been a search for the holy patchouli grail. The long line finally ended here for me: This stuff is intoxicating.
    yes!

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    My favorite fragrance period is Ambre Sultan. Chergui is actually like my 3-4 favorite Serge Lutens. Borneo 1834, Five o'clock au gingembre, Gris Clair, and Un Bois Vanille are among some of the others that I am currently enjoying, though I have several more to smell. Serge Lutens is my favorite house.

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    Default Re: Whats your second favorite Serge Lutens ?

    Ambre Sultan is my favorite and your favorite is my #2, Chergui.

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    My numéro un is Arabie and my numéro deux is MKK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    lmao!
    I don't get it. I have Chergui. It's good but not great. It's not even my favourite gourmand.

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    Others might be more wearable and versatile, but if I could have only one, it would be Chergui. For the sheer beauty of it. "Beauty like her's is genius."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    Arabie & Daim Blond.



    If you enjoy Borneo 1834 I would urge you check out L'Heure Defendue IV (Cartier) if you have the chance. Bitter Cacao / Patchouli / Cashmeran - also good stuff.
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    Default Re: Whats your second favorite Serge Lutens ?

    It's hard for me to pick a number 1 OR a number 2 ... I adore so many SL scents!

    Here are my favorites:
    Ambre Sultan
    Boxeuses
    Chergui
    Cuir Mauresque
    Fumerie Turque
    MKK
    Santal de Mysore
    Um Bois Vanille

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    Only tried about half a dozen Lutens frags, but Amber Sultan would have to be my second favorite after Chergui. Will have to try out more though...

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    Why 2nd favorite? At any rate, mine is Fumerie Turque, behind Borneo 1834.

    By the way, how are some American basenoters getting their hands on the bell bottles? I tried buying online, but when checking out I can't enter my country of origin, so by extension, I can't go through checkout. I know having someone in Europe buy in person is one option, but do I have any other realistic options?

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    It's like asking my favorite car. I can't answer with a single one.

    I like the Ferrari as a luxury exotic, the lamborghinin as a luxury exotic beast, the 911 turbo for luxury and speed, the panamera for a luxury sedan, the cayenne for a 4x4.

    The same applies to Maison Serge Lutens.

    It'd br easier for me to specify the ones that don't appeal to me. Serge Noir, Rousse and Attarine. I adore the rest.
    Chenê for it's oakwood wine cellar motif, borneo183 for the dank earthy cocoa patchouli, amber sultan for the herbaceous amber, Cuir Mauresque for the raw leather. One of my favorit houses.

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    Ambre sultan and mkk so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by Force of One View Post
    Tonyprince beat me to it - Gris Clair is my top as well. In fairness, I have yet to try Chergui, Fumerie Turque, or Iris Silver Mist which seem pretty well regarded on here. Second favorite might be Daim Blond.
    I think you will like Fumerie Turque, although I have heard there is an original bottle/juice color that is better. I hope I am not wrong on this. I'm pretty sure some guys mentioned it has changed. Anyways, give it a shot if you get the chance.
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    1 is Chene, 2 is Fille en Aiguilles which I can never remember how to spell.

    I also like (not in any order) Serge Noire, Un Bois Sepia, Borneo 1834, Five O'Clock Au Gingembre, Douce Amere, Encens et Lavande, and yes Chergui. La Myrrhe is not bad either.

    Still want to try the dark rose one and a couple others, but I think I've found my favorites from this house for the most part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfacing View Post
    I think you will like Fumerie Turque, although I have heard there is an original bottle/juice color that is better. I hope I am not wrong on this. I'm pretty sure some guys mentioned it has changed. Anyways, give it a shot if you get the chance.
    Will do - thanks!

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    Of the ones I've smelled chergui is not one of my favs.

    1. Ambre Sultan
    2. Iris Silver Mist
    3. L'eau de Serge (I know I'm in the minority on that one)

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    1. Fille en Aiguilles
    2. Ambre Sultan
    3. Borneo 1834

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    My favorite is Encens et Lavande. My second favorite is Ambre Sultan. Fumerie Turque will be arriving this week-- I've never smelled it but I hope it bumps one of these two out of the top spots!

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    1. Gris Clair

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indie_Guy View Post
    My favorite is Encens et Lavande. My second favorite is Ambre Sultan. Fumerie Turque will be arriving this week-- I've never smelled it but I hope it bumps one of these two out of the top spots!
    I have never heard of Encens et Lavande....color me intrigued. Sounds like a killer combo. Caron PunH with some muscle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scentaddiction View Post
    I have never heard of Encens et Lavande....color me intrigued. Sounds like a killer combo. Caron PunH with some muscle?

    I got a decant of it a couple of years from a wonderful female Basenoter from Norway-- someone I haven't seen much here lately, unfortunately. I hope she's doing well.

    Many like Gris Clair better-- but I find it too sweet and powdery. Encens et Lavande is so simple from a compositional standpoint, but I find it breathtaking to wear. It just works. It's very bright-- almost metallic; just a touch. Almost like a sharp stainless steel knife has just cut some lavender to put into a vase and then the same knife was used to cut some crisp celery as well. The incense is very light, but the way it plays with the lavender is perfect.

    I don't have a lot of experience with Caron Pour Un Homme-- I only had a sample of it-- and surprisingly, I didn't like it the time I tried it. Perhaps the sample was bad, but it smelled like Play-Doh on my skin, which somewhat surprised me. One could see where Serge Lutens could predictably take Caron PH in his usual style, but surprisingly, Encens et Lavande is IMO a bit un-Lutens-like. Gris Clair is more in line with the Lutens aesthetic. I didn't exactly hate Gris Clair--actually, when I tested it, I wasn't all that big on lavender altogether-- which is why I was shocked that I loved Encens et Lavande. Now I love lavender, but still I usually like it better dry rather than paired with heavy vanilla and/or amber.

    It's really unfortunate that this is not available in the USA-- it's one of the "bell jar" releases. If you get a chance to check it out, go for it-- it's one of my all time favorites, but it's surprisingly svelte in terms of ingredients and it feels light and airy. It's one of my favorite examples of "less is more".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    Chergui is not my number one, or even close to it ( Tubereuse Criminelle ), but I'll join a few others in adding Fille En Aiguilles as my second. Delicious sweet pine; my favorite foody Lutens.
    I agrre with you, at the moment I am pretty obsessed with this one!
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    Either Borneo 1834 or Feminite Du Bois
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    Fille en Aiguilles is my top pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickers View Post
    Ambre sultan and mkk so far
    YES! These two and not Chergui at all.
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    Un Bois Vanille. But I have not tried the fabled Ambre Sultan.
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    After about a year-long hiatus from Chergui (wore it virtually daily for about a year and a half), I'm finding myself falling back in love with it. Not sure it will knock Fumerie Turque off the top position though.

    As for #3, my love for Serge Noire is still strong, same with Chypre Rouge.

    Unfortunately Fille en Aiguilles went from being one of my favs to being instantly headache-inducing.

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    cuir mauresque is probably nr 1 2nd is either chergui or douce amere

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