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    Default Best Serge Lutens!

    A friend asked me what scent would I like as a gift. Unfortunately in Romania we don't have Serge Lutens yet so I decided for a SL fragrance. It will be a blind buy so which one do you think is the best one from the line (mainly from his export line)?

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    Default Re: Best Serge Lutens!

    Chergui (not sure if this is from export or not)

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    Default Re: Best Serge Lutens!

    Inevitably, you're going to get suggestions on the whole range, so perhaps it'll be what material interests you the most. In the export line, my favorites are
    Muscs Koublai Khan: dirty musks (attention, this is really dirty, if you don't like the genre, stay away)
    Tubereuse criminelle: striking tuberose - again, if you don't like tub, that's not for you

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    Default Re: Best Serge Lutens!

    My faves from the export line
    Chergui as Hednic suggested
    Tuberose Criminelle as Cacio said
    Gris Clair
    Fleurs d'Oranger ( very heady stuff . )
    Filles en Aiguilles
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    Gris Clair - light, subtle, hot ash lavender.

    Just beautiful

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    Default Re: Best Serge Lutens!

    I think Chergui is the easiest blind buy, being new to the house myself.

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    Default My favorite.

    Fumerie Turque

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    Default Re: Best Serge Lutens!

    So far, Chergui is in the lead, but I still several SL's to try.

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    Chergui

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    Default Re: Best Serge Lutens!

    My favorites are Feminite du bois, MKK, filles en aiguilles.

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    I like Gris Clair, Ambre Sultan, and Datura Noir.

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    I had Five O'Clock Gingembre briefly. It was a pretty good scent, I liked it but it wasn't something I could pull off well imo. Was very herbal imo

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    Default Re: Best Serge Lutens!

    If you are a cinnamon fan at all, give Rousse a try. It doesn't get much attention here, but I really love it. (I will say though, that it works best in cold weather, and around the holiday season as its got that spice/potpourri type vibe).
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    Default Re: Best Serge Lutens!

    Chergui. Five O'Clock au Gingembre is good, too. And I really love Un Bois Vanille. Can't go wrong with any of these.

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    Serge Lutens has a lot of winners so it depends on you so sampling should be your best plan.
    As far as my opinion I like...

    Borneo 1834
    Chergui
    L'eau
    Chene
    Jeux De Peau

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    Limited experience with this house thus far, but I am a big fan of Filles en Aiguilles.

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    Default Re: Best Serge Lutens!

    From the export line, any amongst these:

    Gris Clair
    Filles en Aiguilles
    Fumerie Turque
    Sa Majeste la Rose

    Tuberose Criminelle

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    MKK all the way!!!
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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    I have only sniffed one Serge. Sad beans. It was Feminite Du Bois and me likey.
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    Default Re: Best Serge Lutens!

    I would try Chergui before buying. It is very sweet. (I do like it, though).

    I don't think I'd recommend blind-buying for any SL. I'm still sampling my way through all of them, about 2/3 through.

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    Default Re: Best Serge Lutens!

    They're all great! You can start with Ambre Sultan.

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    Default Re: Best Serge Lutens!

    Chergui
    Jeaux De Peau
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    Default Re: Best Serge Lutens!

    Cacio made a good point. There is no single best Lutens. Preferences will vary with taste. If you enjoy sweetness you'll find them in Chergui, Ambre Sultan, 5 O Clock, Jeux de Peau, etc. If you're into woods and smoke, try Serge Noire, Fille en Aiguilles, Fumerie Turque. MKK is an excellent floral musk. If you enjoy aldehydes you must try La Myrrhe. Cuir Mauresque or Daim Blond for soft leather/suede. Most popular Lutens going by last BMM face offs: Chergui. But imo there are better Lutens. Iris Silver Mist is probably one of Lutens most respected masterpiece. I feel for you, lol. No easy decisions here.
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    My favorites by far are Fille en Aiguilles and Gris Clair. I haven't sniffed all of the SL line, but I've sniffed many. These two are sooooo nice! I give the nod to FeA.
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    Default Re: Best Serge Lutens!

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Inevitably, you're going to get suggestions on the whole range, so perhaps it'll be what material interests you the most.
    cacio
    Exactly.

    We'd more information on what you like or what you're looking for.
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    Default Re: Best Serge Lutens!

    In this order

    Chergui
    Ambre Saltan
    Filles en Aiguilles

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    You really can't go wrong with:

    Chergui
    Fille en Aiguilles
    Chene

    All of these are versatile and safe blind buys for a guy. Fumerie Turque is great as well, but not as versatile as the others, imo.
    Current top 10:

    1. L'Artisan Dzing!
    2. Lorenzo Villoresi Yerbamate
    3. Guerlain Bois d'Armenie
    4. L'Artisan Al Oudh
    5. Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol Silver Factory
    6. Parfumerie Generale Bois Blond
    7. Andy Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain
    8. Guerlain Derby
    9. Geo F Trumper Eucris
    10. Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe

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    Default Re: Best Serge Lutens!

    Louve, Jeux de Peau, Chergui, and Muscs Koublai Khan are my SL favorites thus far.

    Borneo 1834, Daim Blond, Bois et Fruits, and Rose de Nuit are honorable mentions as well.

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    Default Re: Best Serge Lutens!

    Chergui...ick! Too sweet. I prefer Ambre Sultan to Chergui but I am swimming upstream here. Musc Koublai Khan is awesome and not at all dirty as people would have you believe here, actually beautiful and a floral musc scent that stays close to the skin. Cedre is worth a smell. OK, my tastes are divergent from the norm here. Sorry about that.
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    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Masque Milano Russian Tea


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    Default Re: Best Serge Lutens!

    It would be easier to ask which SL do you not like.

    If you give us a few perfumes you love and wear it would be helpful for suggestions.

    There are only a few SL I don't like.
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