Code of Conduct
Results 1 to 14 of 14

Hybrid View

  1. #1

    Default Questions about Chergui (and Serge Lutens)

    Hey folks.

    I am thinking about BLIND buying Chergui (or Alien Essence Absolue) as a present for my girlfriends birthday but I have some questions first:


    1. Does Chergui has its kinda old school feeling like Shalimar or Chanel Coco or it is more modern?

    2. It is very thick and heavy (lets say Opium PH or Egoiste) ?

    3. Is there anything on my "tried" list that smells close to Chergui?

    4. It is too "nichey" or could it be easy sold as a designer?

    5. If not Chergui, what other Serge Lutens do you recommend as blind buy for her (She has and loves Alien, Addict, Euphoria, Gucci Rush, Ange Ou Demon Le Secret, also loves Black Orchid so she is gourmands positive and loves vanilla based fragrances and fruity florals)
    TOP 3 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Lalique Encre Noire
    3. Creed Aventus


    TOP 3 cold weather:

    1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. Dior Homme

  2. #2

    Default Re: Questions about Chergui (and Serge Lutens)

    Okay, female here. LOL

    Going by her tastes I would go with the Alien Absolute.

    Chergui is not gourmand, yes sweet, hay like. I will say its a classic but a modern one for sure.

    If you want to buy a SL for her then A La Nuit which is jasmine based will be more to her taste.
    DONNA

  3. #3

    Default Re: Questions about Chergui (and Serge Lutens)

    Quote Originally Posted by donna255 View Post
    Okay, female here. LOL

    Going by her tastes I would go with the Alien Absolute.

    Chergui is not gourmand, yes sweet, hay like. I will say its a classic but a modern one for sure.

    If you want to buy a SL for her then A La Nuit which is jasmine based will be more to her taste.
    Thank you so much for comment donna255. We both liked Alien Absolute (I may prefer it over regular Alien which is in my top5 bes scents on females) but I was also playing with idea about getting her something more exclusive (because 60ml of Alien Absolue has same price as 50ml of Chergui or 50ml of Black Orchid). I will do some research on La Nuit . Thank you.
    TOP 3 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Lalique Encre Noire
    3. Creed Aventus


    TOP 3 cold weather:

    1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. Dior Homme

  4. #4
    Basenotes Plus
    PalmBeach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    3,040

    Default Re: Questions about Chergui (and Serge Lutens)

    Quote Originally Posted by donna255 View Post
    Okay, female here. LOL

    Going by her tastes I would go with the Alien Absolute.
    I agree. Alien Absolute IMHO is the best Alien produced.

    You know she likes it, so why take a chance that she may not like Chergui.

  5. #5
    teardrop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    The south of England
    Posts
    6,240
    Blog Entries
    3

    Default Re: Questions about Chergui (and Serge Lutens)

    Quote Originally Posted by PalmBeach View Post
    I agree. Alien Absolute IMHO is the best Alien produced.
    +1.
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

  6. #6

    Default Re: Questions about Chergui (and Serge Lutens)

    [
    1. Does Chergui has its kinda old school feeling like Shalimar or Chanel Coco or it is more modern?
    Neither old world nor modern. It's Serge Luten. Lutenesque.

    2. It is very thick and heavy (lets say Opium PH or Egoiste) ?
    Relatively compared to designer.


    4. It is too "nichey" or could it be easy sold as a designer?

    Not too nichey. I'd say very nichey.

    5. If not Chergui, what other Serge Lutens do you recommend as blind buy for her (She has and loves Alien, Addict, Euphoria, Gucci Rush, Ange Ou Demon Le Secret, also loves Black Orchid so she is gourmands positive and loves vanilla based fragrances and fruity florals)[/QUOTE]

    for swap/sale:





  7. #7
    Dependent
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    killeen texas
    Posts
    1,143

    Default Re: Questions about Chergui (and Serge Lutens)

    do not blind buy this there are safer frags out there
    1. Dior Homme Original
    2. Musc Ravaguer
    3. Portrait of a Lady
    4. Noir de Noir
    5. L Instant Guerlain pour Homme Extreme
    6. New Haarlem
    7. Pure Coffee
    8. Blu Mediterraneo Sicilian Almond
    9. Rose 31
    10. Spiritueuse Double Vanille

  8. #8

    Default Re: Questions about Chergui (and Serge Lutens)

    If I may suggest something. Have you tried Ambre 114 (2001) by Histoire de Parfums?
    Absolutely amazing unisex fragrance and I think it is safer blind buy than Chergui and a better fragarnce

  9. #9

    Default Re: Questions about Chergui (and Serge Lutens)

    Yeah I wouldn't consider Chergui to be a safe unisex blind buy...I get a nice cigar vibe from it myself...maybe not what you want your partner smelling like bit hey everyone gets a bit of different vibe from the stuff. I woul say go with Alien but Limaaas suggestion for Ambre 114 is also a good one.
    "Geez, when are the 'We love Aventus' T-shirts coming out?"
    (Possum-Pie, 2012)

  10. #10

    Default Re: Questions about Chergui (and Serge Lutens)

    Heh, ok guys and gals. It seems that blind buy of Chergui is not smartest thing I could do. I will probably get her Alien Essence for now and try to get my hand on SL samples. Thanks everyone. Also thanks Limaa for Ambre 114 suggestion. I will put it on my sample list.
    TOP 3 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Lalique Encre Noire
    3. Creed Aventus


    TOP 3 cold weather:

    1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. Dior Homme

  11. #11

    Default Re: Questions about Chergui (and Serge Lutens)

    AS as far as SL blind buy goes.

  12. #12

    Default Re: Questions about Chergui (and Serge Lutens)

    It looks like you're not going to blind buy Chergui for the girlfriend. I absolutely agree with that decision. Don't do it.
    Current Top Five:

    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

  13. #13
    hednic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    McLean, NYC, & Búzios
    Posts
    84,304

    Default Re: Questions about Chergui (and Serge Lutens)

    I'd just go with Chergui.

  14. #14

    Default Re: Questions about Chergui (and Serge Lutens)

    Jeux de Peau is worth a sniff. Don't blind buy if you can avoid it.

Similar Threads

  1. Serge Lutens Chergui or Serge Noir?Which is more oriental?
    By pistola in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 24th March 2012, 03:09 AM
  2. Serge Lutens Chergui. Something for me?
    By Oslo-Fjord in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 3rd October 2009, 12:27 PM
  3. Serge Lutens Chergui
    By cairomerta in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 13th September 2009, 08:23 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000