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

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

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

    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
    comme des garçons man 2

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

    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 04:14 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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    Default Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    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.
    Currently wearing: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

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

    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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