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    Default Top Three Serge Lutens Exclusives

    I haven't tested any of Serge Luten's exclusive line yet, but have been meaning to try out Iris Silver Mist and the recent De Profundis. Out of the following list I compiled from SL, which three would anyone recommend and why? Thanks!

    Bois et Musc
    Bois Oriental
    Boxeuses
    De Profundis
    El Attarine
    Encens et Lavande
    Fourreau Noir
    Iris Silver Mist
    La Myrrhe
    Mandarine Mandarin
    Miel de Bois
    Rahat Loukoum

    Rose de Nuit
    Sarrasins
    Tubereuse Criminelle
    Un Lys

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    El Attarine
    Fourreau Noir
    Sarrasins

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    Sarrasins (jasmine!)
    Boxeuses (leather!)
    Rose de Nuit (rose!)
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    My favorites are La Myrrhe (bright aldehydic myrrh), Sarrasins (A la nuit plus plum and leather), and El Attarine (spices, candied fruits and flowers). But others are worthy; note that Tubereuse Criminelle is going to become an export in a few weeks (actually, Barney's had the tester already).

    I would have included Iris Silver Mist as well. But the newest Turin Sanchez book dowgrades it a few notches, especially the drydown. The mouillette I smelled at the store in May seemed still dark and rooty, but I didn't smell it on skin, and I didn't check the drydown. I also fear for Sarrasins, it's a huge jasmine, and jasmine has been banned by IFRA. The one I bought in May was still suitably indolic jasmine-y. But who knows, IFRA could have caught up with the newer stock; perhaps it's best not to blind buy.

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    Rose de Nuit
    La Myrrhe
    Sarrasins

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    Default Re: Top Three Serge Lutens Exclusives

    The constant changes to the exclusive and export lines leave me confused, but from the list:

    Sarrasins,
    Encens et lavande,
    La myrrhe.

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    Default Re: Top Three Serge Lutens Exclusives

    La Myrrhe
    Tubereuse Criminelle
    Rose de Nuit
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    Default Re: Top Three Serge Lutens Exclusives

    Quote Originally Posted by Lancel View Post
    Iris Silver Mist
    La Myrrhe
    Tubereuse Criminelle
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    Serge Lutens aren't exclusive enough?

    I find IDIOT this stupid marketing for an ultra exclusive high end perfumery.

    Any of your friends heard about Serge Lutens, except the ones that you have told them about? NOOOOOOOO
    Any people that asked what is your cologne understood the name that you have provided? NOOOOOO
    You know how to speak correctly the name of the fragrance, or even the brand? NOOOOOOOOO

    Stop that useless mediocrity Serge Lutens, or you will turn Creed!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: Top Three Serge Lutens Exclusives

    Iris Silver Mist
    Tubereuse Criminelle (soon to be not an exclusive)
    Sarrasins

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    From those who are really exclusives (mean they never been into square bottles):
    Sarrasins
    Iris silver mist
    La myrrhe or Encens et lavande

    I also fear for Sarrasins, it's a huge jasmine, and jasmine has been banned by IFRA. The one I bought in May was still suitably indolic jasmine-y. But who knows, IFRA could have caught up with the newer stock; perhaps it's best not to blind buy.
    I have the same fear, that's why i bought 2 full bottles last year ! They have a new tester bell bottle at les salons i'll smell it for see. But soon or later it will finish by happen...

    I find IDIOT this stupid marketing for an ultra exclusive high end perfumery.

    Any of your friends heard about Serge Lutens, except the ones that you have told them about? NOOOOOOOO
    Any people that asked what is your cologne understood the name that you have provided? NOOOOOO
    You know how to speak correctly the name of the fragrance, or even the brand? NOOOOOOOOO
    That's not stupid, tell me a house who never discontinued any perfume ? SL did it by this system, as SL said les salons are a "luxury orphanage". They sent the bell bottles before but they got many accidents and postal problems so they stopped but they released many of them in square bottles in exchange. It's not rentable for them to put some difficults fragrances as La myrrhe internationaly...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    ...I would have included Iris Silver Mist as well. But the newest Turin Sanchez book dowgrades it a few notches, especially the drydown...
    They tampered with ISM? "Lord, what fools these mortals be."

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    Very, very hard to choose but my choices would be Sarrasins, El Attarine and La Myrrhe. I left TC out because it's released as export.

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    Default Re: Top Three Serge Lutens Exclusives

    Exactly as dear scent said. VERY difficult to only select three but if forced at gun point and having just seen them shoot others before me, I would select:







    Fourreau Noir
    Iris Silver Mist

    La Myrrhe
    Mandarine Mandarin
    Rahat Loukoum
    Sarrasins
    Tubereuse Criminelle


    The first two are a must and then any one from the bottom list.

    Ohh yeah, gun point.

    Ok then :

    Fourreau Noir
    Iris Silver Mist
    Tubereuse Criminelle
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    Default Re: Top Three Serge Lutens Exclusives

    Mon petit:

    please report on Iris silver mist and sarrasins if you ever stop by the salon!

    cacio

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    Default Re: Top Three Serge Lutens Exclusives

    Rose de Nuit - a deliciously moody rose and leather scent
    Boxeuses - a woody leather fragrance accented by plum and licorice
    Un Lys - a beautifully real lily with kisses of vanilla and musk

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