In no specific order. SL being a tad too sweet for me usually.
Thread: Your favourite Serge Luten...
Going to stop by the Serge Lutens stand tomorrow and want to know what I should test. I won't have enough time to go through them all. I am a huge Chergui fan...
1. Gucci PH2
3. Armani Privé Rose D'arabie
4. Creed GIT
5. Dior Homme/Intense
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Muscs Koublai Kahn
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
"A beautiful fragrance to the nose is like good jazz music to the ears, great food to the mouth, and Megan Fox and Jessica Alba to the eyes..."
Chergui. I found many of the Lutens frags to be unwearable in "real world settings". Great scents, however.
I do like Coromandel from Chanel, and am told Borneo is similar. May have to revisit that next time I'm at Barneys.
of the export line:
Fumerie Turque by Serge Lutens - Upon application, one is treated to a comforting pipe tobacco accord from the spicy and slightly tarry Balkan tobacco coupled with tonka bean with its vanillic earthiness, and white honey with its mildly sweet facet tinged with urine. A flavorful date and rum raisin currant pervades and enhances the pleasantness of the tobacco. A whisper of sensuous jasmine flitters about. Transitioning to the awaiting middle, a wonderful smokehouse accord and smoked leather envelop the inviting opening. Vanilla infuses the brew with its lightly woody and caramel aspects. And a deliciously seductive, red rose with fruity glimmers and a cabernet-like facet marries delightsome beeswax acquiring its ambery, honeyed and sweet hay character, and makes itself known. This luxurious heart segues to the waiting base. Here, in the rousing base, the syrupy sweetness of styrax commingles with the woody freshness of juniper berries, the peppery mustiness of patchouli as well as the subtly sour and urinal nuances of Peru balsam. An intriguing drydown ensues. This fascinating composition has minimal projection, remaining a skin scent and fostering its use in close quarters; however, its longevity is very good. This captivating, masculine scent is very layered and complex, and should be held in high regard in one's wardrobe.
Fille en Aiguilles by Serge Lutens - One is initially slapped with an invigorating jolt of outdoorsy pine, quite reminiscent of an old forest with its omnipresent pine tar, pine sap and pine needles, concomitant with a hint of terpentine. A syrupy, sweetish butterscotch undertone presents. Segueing to the awaiting middle, this half-heartedly bracing opening is enhanced by the addition of holiday spices, with musty clove, warm cinnamon bark and slightly minty laurel, as well as a sprinkling of evocative frankincense with its sweetly citric nuances. This rapturous mix floats to the waiting, robust base. Honeyed fruits, remindful of a holiday confection, fir balsam, with its balsamic, Christmas tree character, as well as vetiver, with its smoky green earthiness commingle to create a festively delightful drydown. This captivating fragrance is made for the fall and winter, and is a skin scent with average longevity.
Gris Clair by Serge Lutens - Upon application, one is treated to a wave of fresh, clean lavender, with its somewhat camphoraceous and minty facets. This lovely herbal essence floats cloud-like to the waiting heart. Here, in the middle, standoffish iris commingles with the refreshing lavender, imparting its icy coolness. Whiffs of a campfire smokiness intrude to temper the cool melange with its dryness. This inviting mixture meanders to the awaiting base. The coldish brew intermingles with dry, woody notes as well as a restrained amber, with its hints of a musky and vanillic sweetness. An unworldly and ethereal incense showers the blend with its enticing and cryptic character. An alluring drydown ensues. This exhilarating composition is an all-season refuge, and has good projection and longevity.
Glad it's not just me having problems with submitting a new thread lol.
Fille en Aiguilles is the one you want.
I just don't get it. I'm not there yet. So far, I've only really liked Chergui, and I remember Borneo was nice. Can't wait to try Fille
Probably either Ambre Sultan or Iris Silver Mist
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
Fumerie Turque is by far my favorite Lutens, Fille en Aiguilles a close 2nd.
2. Fumerie Turque
3. Ambre Sultan ... I do want to try Borneo 1834.
My current top ten:
1. Oud Wood
2. Straight to Heaven
3. Epic Man
4. Santal 33
5. Tonka Imperial
6. Pure Malt
7. Jubilation XXV
8. L'air Du Desert Marocain
10. Terre D'Hermes
I still have a few more to sample from SL, but Chergui is easily the best so far.
From the export line: Ambre Sultan
2. Five O'Clock au Gingembre
3. Un Bois Vanille
4. Ambre Sultan
5 o'clock au gingembre and Jeux de Peau
Last edited by Riley; 9th April 2012 at 04:08 PM.
So far... Muscs Khoublai Khan. I own it.
I have also owned Chene. Great fragrance, but it bores me after about an hour.
I owned Chergui. Somehow I like the wax samples better than the spray. I had to let it go.
I like Ambre Sultan a good deal. I have a mini of it. I don't reach for it often though.
Ambre Sultan, then Serge Noire, Arabie, Fourreau Noir, Sarrasins, Santal de Mysore, Fumerie Turque, Borneo 1864, Five o'Clock Au Gingembre, Boxeuses, Chergui...
Kurt smells like Teen Spirit
Hands down, Borneo 1834.
In no particular order
Jeux De Peau
Feminite Du Bois
Many Serge Lutens are interesting but many are pretty much unwearable.
I happily wear the ones above
If you can find it, Fumerie Turque & Douce Amere
Jeux De Peau is pretty easy to find
Chene is absolutely my favorite.