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    Question Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    At the beginning Uncle Serge issued one fragance better than other.
    Ultimately many complains among his fans .
    The fragances are not cheap at all.
    We must be sure what we are going to buy , continue buying,keep in our wardrobe or what we do not...( discard forever).
    Pls, mention what are the 5 best and the 5 worst.
    tks
    al

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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    5 Best
    Iris Silver Mist
    Sarrasins
    Muscs Koublai Khan
    La Myrrhe
    Tubereuse Criminelle

    5 worst
    L'Eau
    L'Eau Froide
    Nuite de Cellophane
    Serge Noire
    Vitriol d' Oeillet

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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    Best of ones I've tried:

    Chergui
    Iris Silver Mist
    Sarrasins
    Muscs Koublai Khan
    La Myrrhe

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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    5 only from the best will be difficult.

    Iris silver mist
    Tubereuse Criminelle
    Fumerie Turque
    Fourreau Noire
    Cuir Mauresque

    5 worst will be easy
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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    Only 5??? Hard task in both the categories...5 best (in no particular order)...

    Iris Slver Mist
    Muscs Koublai Khan
    Sarrasins
    Tubereuse Criminelle
    La Myrrhe


    ....many more....

    The worst....

    Serge Noire
    L'Eau
    Jeux De Peau
    L'Eau Froide
    Arabie


    ...many more....
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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    Good One

    Chergui
    MKK
    Ambre Sultan

    that's all i tried... and i like them all...
    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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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    Best:
    Chypre Rouge
    Fumerie Turque
    Serge Noire
    Chergui
    Daim Blond

    Worst:
    L'eau Froide
    L'eau Serge Lutens
    Vitriol d’œillet
    Bas de Soie
    Un Bois Sepia

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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    Best -

    Chergui.
    Iris Silver Mist.
    Cuir Mauresque.
    Gris Clair.
    Feminite du Bois.


    Worst -

    Muscs Koublai Khan.
    Ambre Sultan.
    Five O'Clock Au Gingembre.
    Serge Noire.
    Miel du Bois.

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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    From what I've tried

    Best:
    A La Nuit
    Chergui
    Arabie
    Tubereuse Criminelle
    Borneo 1834

    Worst:
    Bas de Soie
    Nuit de Cellophane
    Miel de Bois
    Sarrasins
    Sa Majeste la Rose

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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    Best:
    Gris Clair
    MKK
    Fille et Aguilles (sp?)
    Fumerie Turque
    Serge Noire

    Worst:
    A La Nuit
    Arabie
    Chergui (I know... I know...)
    Vitriol d'Oeillet

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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    I don't really approach SL fragrances the same way I do with other houses. I find the traditional "good vs. bad" debate doesn't work for Lutens.

    The landmarks: Féminité du Bois, Ambre Sultan, Iris Silver Mist, La Myrrhe, Sarrasins, Tubéreuse Criminelle, El Attarine

    The weird ones: Rahät Loukoum, Jeux de Peau, Miel de Bois, De Profundis, Chypre Rouge, Nuit de Cellophane...

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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    THe Best
    Chergui
    Ambre Sultan
    Muscs Koublai Khan
    Borneo 1834
    Five O'clock Ginger

    - - - Updated - - -

    THe Best
    Chergui
    Ambre Sultan
    Muscs Koublai Khan
    Borneo 1834
    Five O'clock Ginger

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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    Best:

    La Myrrhe
    De Profundis
    Douce Amere
    Rose de Nuit
    Bois et Fruits

    Worst:

    Fumerie Turque

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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    I've got big decants of a fair number of this line, and my faves are :

    Fumerie Turque
    Fille en Aguilles
    Arabie
    Five o' Clock
    Borneo 1834

    Still need to try ISM and Sarrisans though, am one of those who can't smell many of the notes in MKK, and who thinks that Chergui is nice but not as exciting as many others in the line.

    Wise to be aware of reformulations in this line : as I understand some of the better ones may no longer be what they once were.

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    ^^^ Correct. My wax sample of Fumerie Turque was vastly superior to the juice in my actual bottle, which is disappointing.

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    Love:
    La Myrrhe
    Iris Silver Mist
    Cuir Mauresque
    Fumerie Turque
    Tubereuse Criminelle

    Not so much:
    L'Eau Froide
    Jeux de Peau
    Arabie
    Un Bois Vanille
    L'Eau

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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    Best

    Chergui
    Jeux De Peau
    Feminite Du Bois
    Borneo 1834
    Chene



    Worst

    Musc Koublai Khan
    Serge Noire
    Bae De Soie
    Nuits De Cellophane
    L'eau Froide
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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    5 Best

    Ambre Sultan
    Fumerie Turque
    Cuir Mauresque
    Santal de Mysore
    musk kublai khan

    4 worst

    Chypre Rouge
    Iris Silver Mist
    Un bois de Sèpia
    L´eau froide
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    Impossible for me to pick just 5 best ... So here are my 8 best (in alphabetical order):

    Ambre Sultan
    Boxeuses
    Cuir Mauresque
    Fumerie Turque
    MKK
    Santal de Mysore
    Sarrasins
    Un Bois Vanille

    I don't do worst. A few didn't really work out on my skin, YMMV.

    My least favorite:

    Fleurs de Citronnier
    Miel de Bois
    Sa Majeste la Rose (but I don't really like many rose scents!)
    Un Bois Sepia
    Vitriol d'Oleillet
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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    Best:

    Fumerie Turque
    Fleurs d'Oranger
    Iris Silver Mist
    Datura Noir
    Gris Clair

    Worst:

    Miel de Bois
    Chypre Rouge
    L'Eau Serge Lutens
    L'Eau Froide
    Jeux de Peau
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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    ..it's almost as if Fumerie Turque is the new Chergui. Glad to see it's getting so much love on BN lately

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    Hmmmmmm... from what I've tried:

    Best 5:
    Muscs Koublaï Khän
    Arabie
    Gris Clair
    Douce Amère
    Un Lys

    Worst 5:
    Ambre Sultan
    Chergui
    Chypre Rouge
    Daim Blond
    Nuit de Cellophane

    There are still quite a few I have yet to try.
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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    Best export line:
    Ambre Sultan
    Chergui
    Douce Amere
    Fille en Aiguilles
    Cuir Mauresque

    Best Exclusive Line:
    Iris Silver Mist
    Encens et Lavande
    Fourreau Noir
    Bois Oriental
    Chene
    Bois de Violette
    Vetiver Oriental

    Worst:
    Clair de Musc
    Last edited by volley2; 16th July 2012 at 05:14 AM.

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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    Here are the best:

    NOMBRE NOIR
    FEMININITE DU BOIS
    AMBRE SULTAN
    FUMERIE TURQUE

    Nothing he has ever done can compare with Nombre Noir. Femininite du Bois defined the 90's. As for Ambre Sultan and Fumerie Turque, these are superb scents that are somewhat peerless in their own right, but very specific with an extremely limited audience, especially Ambre Sultan. The rest, to me, while all are interesting, stand apart from the four mentioned above. I have almost all of them, but I find I really don't wear them that often: They require a "mood" for me--a very "90's" sort of mood, as Serge Lutens will forever be "The House That Defined the 90's" I, personally, find there only two true masterpieces: Nombre Noir, and Feminite du Bois. The rest are great, daring, thought provoking, evocative, even provocative (MKK) but can not be said to have changed history. The top two have. I wish he would bring back "Le Stylo." What a FABULOUS invention that was: A beautiful perfume pen, with "recharges" sold in packages of four: plastic cartridges just like you would buy for a rollerball montblanc. It was brilliant.
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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    I haven't tested every one but my favourites are:

    Gris Clair
    Chergui
    Vetiver Oriental
    Borneo 1834
    Five o'clock au gingembre


    I'm not keen on:

    Muscs Koublai Khan
    Serge Noire
    Vitriol d'Oeillet
    Cuir Maureque
    Ambre Sultan

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    Hmmm, Miel De Bois, not that many good reviews, huh? I would love to try this one..I love anything honey, sadly, it's discontinued, yes?

    I haven't tried enough SL to make any lists..I've tried I think, 4? And my fave was Feminite Du Bois.

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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    I'd say, best are

    Encens et Lavande
    Cuir Mauresque
    Iris Silver Mist
    Chene
    Boxeuses

    my worst

    Muscs Koublai Khan
    Daim Blond
    El Attarine
    De Profundis
    Sarrasins

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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    I only have Chergui and Un Bois Vanille; I like both.

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    Fumerie Turque
    La Myrrhe
    Iris Silver Mist
    Sarrasins
    Tubereuse Criminelle

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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    My Top 5:
    Ambre Sultan
    Chergui
    Iris Silver Mist
    Bois de Violette
    El Attarine

    Least fave 5:
    L'Eau
    Cedre
    Clair de Musc
    Rahat Loukoum
    Serge Noire

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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    I am very keen on Cuir Mauresque and bought a bottle of it last year. I've tried a few others - neither Chergui nor Ambre Sultan seemed to suit me very well (too sweet), but I liked Feminite du Bois.

    I am keen to try Fumerie Turque...

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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    My 5 favorites:

    Ambre Sultan
    Chergui
    Iris Silver Mist
    Fille en Aiguilles
    Fumerie Turque

    A couple I disliked:

    La Myrrhe
    Gris Clair
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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    I am only going to add my top 5 because I really didn't get my nose down into the ones I didn't care for.

    1. Muscs Koublai Khan
    2. De Profundis
    3. Tuberose Criminelle
    4. El Attarine
    5. Santal Majuscule

    Also, I seem to be the only person who enjoys Serge Noir.

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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    My top SL fragrances, in no particular order are:

    Boxeuses
    Tubéreuse Criminelle
    La Myrrhe
    Mandarine Mandarin
    Encens et Lavande

    Ones that I don't care for, but still respect the composition and creativity of, are:

    MKK
    Santal de Mysore
    Ambre Sultan
    Iris Silver Mist
    Rahat Loukhoum

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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    Quote Originally Posted by flouris View Post
    ..it's almost as if Fumerie Turque is the new Chergui. Glad to see it's getting so much love on BN lately
    Too bad that, for the moment at least, it's no longer being imported to the US.

    Don't quote me on this, but it may also be one of the one's that's lost a little something through reformulation ?

    Still being made and sold in Paris, so it seems. It's some pretty big wintertime stuff, and may not be for everyone, but is probably something that everyone should sniff at some point in time, just to say they have.

    Now....as far as hidden SL gems, why are we not seeing Fille en Aguilles mentioned more ?

    Perhaps people are scared off by the pine references, but even as someone with a mammoth old native pine in my yard, and who's had more than their fill of removing sticky smelly pine sap and dealing with never-ending amounts of needles and cones, this is really one that people need to try.

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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    Gris Clair
    Chergui
    Cuir Mauresque
    Filles en Aiguilles
    Fleurs d'Oranger
    Tubereuse Criminelle ( yes ,6 I really like or love )

    Un Bois Vanille
    Borneo 1834
    Nuit de Cellophane
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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    Quote Originally Posted by kalli View Post
    Hmmm, Miel De Bois, not that many good reviews, huh? I would love to try this one..I love anything honey, sadly, it's discontinued, yes?
    Not discontinued, but now only available as a Paris exclusive.

    Not much love for L'Eau and L'Eau Froide, I notice. They are so different from what I associate with the usual SL style.

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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    Un bois vanille
    Nuit de cellophane
    L'eau
    Datura noir
    Louve
    Fourreau noir

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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    Ambre Sultan
    Iris Silver Mist
    Bois de Violette
    Fumerie Turque
    Santal de Mysore

    I don't like Sarassins, Cedre, and a bunch of others that didn't make enough of an impression to remember.
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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    tough one, but these 5 really kick ass!
    (in my order of necessity)
    1. filles & aiguilles
    2. iris silver mist
    3. chergui
    4. la myrrhe
    5. gris clair...

    (special mention: mkk, sarrasins, borneo 1834)

    worst: louve, miel de bois, serge noir, amber sultan, arabie
    Last edited by tymanski; 9th August 2012 at 10:57 AM.

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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    My Top 5 ( favorite down ):

    Tubereuse Criminelle
    Iris Silver Mist
    Rose de Nuit
    La Myrrhe
    Fille En Aiguilles

    Bottom 5 ( worst down ):

    L'Eau Froide
    L'Eau
    Nuit de Cellophane
    Miel de Bois
    Serge Noire

    The five favorites are all fragrances I regard as excellent compositions, but the hate list is actually more diverse. The mildest offenders are creative experiments that went awry ( I see the creativity behind Serge Noire and Miel de Bois, I just think they smell terrible ), the next two a pleasant but profoundly unoriginal ( L'Eau and Cellophane ), and the top of the list smells bad and is also rather original.

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    Best:

    Gris Clair
    Fleurs de Citronnier
    Fourreau Noir

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    None of the few ones I've tried made me feel impressed.
    Like: Datura Noir, Ambre Sultan
    Dislike: Arabie, Vitriol D'Oeillet, Jeux de Peau.
    Well I can see that for sure I will need to try bunches of the brand yet.

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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    5 Favorites-

    1. Bois de Violette
    2. Iris Silver Mist
    3. Chergui
    4. Ambre Sultan
    5. Fleurs d'Oranger

    The only one I've actually disliked was Mandarine Mandarin, but I haven't tried them all.
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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    'Best' or 'worst' is subjective at best, influenced significantly by one's personal preferences.

    5 of my favorites:

    La Myrrhe
    Serge Noire
    Daim Blond
    Iris Silver Mist
    Fille en Aiguilles

    5 that don't quite enthrall me:
    L'Eau
    Jeax de Peau
    Vitriol d'Oeillet
    Nuit de Cellophane
    Vetiver Oriental

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    Douce Amere and Un Bois Vanille; I love them so I will never tire of them. Also love Fumerie Turque, Daim Blond and Five O'Clock au Gingembre.

    The only two I can think of that I've tried and don't like are Jeux de Peau (gave that one away) and Clair de Musc (wake me up when it's over).
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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    Of what I've tried:

    Best:
    Miel De Bois
    Tubereuse Criminelle
    Chypre Rouge
    Iris Silver Mist
    La Myrrhe

    and many others

    Worst
    Daim Blond
    Chergui
    Ambre Sultan
    Nuit De Cellophane
    5 O'Clock Gingembre

    and many others

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    I really need to try miel de bois.

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    Send me your address kalli I'll post you a little bit I just gotta find a new sample vial now!

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