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  • Chergui

    25 40.98%
  • Arabie

    3 4.92%
  • Daim Blond

    6 9.84%
  • Un Bois Vanille

    6 9.84%
  • Fille En Aiguilles

    14 22.95%
  • Féminité du Bois

    7 11.48%
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  1. #1

    Default Which Lutens for a blind buy

    I was thinking about a classic Lutens perfume, I've tried Ambre Sultan which I liked but I have other options for an amber, Muscs Koublai Khan (soon...) and Iris Silver Mist (the sample was enough). I'm looking for something wearable so I'm not considering the likes of Tubereuse Criminelle or Sa Majeste la Rose. Please try to take into account my wardrobe.
    Thanks, Alex.

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    Fumerie Turque
    Encens et Lavande

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    Fille En Aiguilles

    This girl in stilettos is fantastic, she smells herbal and piney and stays forever on me.
    ***My favourite from my collection***

    -------- Amouage Tribute Attar
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    ------ Amouage: Fate Man
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    ------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
    ------ Dior: Leather Oud
    ------- Hermèssence: Ambre Narguilé

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    No lutens are blind buy worthy. They are so distinct.

    I like gris clair. Daim blond good.

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    Default Re: Which Lutens for a blind buy

    I would never advocate blind buying any of them. As a house Lutens is far too risky to purchase without sampling first. From the list I'd certainly recommend trying Chergui, Daim Blond, and Feminite du Bois.
    Last edited by JON RODGERS; 17th November 2012 at 01:29 PM.

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    Go for Fille En Aiguilles, a minty pine fragrance, one of the best in the line. If you want something very, very sweet but comforting and long lasting, go for Un Bois Vanille.

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    ...of this selection I consider Fille en Aiguilles the most wearable one...!

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    Wouldnt recommend buying any of the above blind.

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    Default Re: Which Lutens for a blind buy

    Chergui

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    Neither, not before testing.

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    I always believe in sampling first, but sometimes I like the adventure of buying blind. They're not on your list, but I believe Borneo 1834 and Chene are the only SL scents that I'd recommend without trying first. They're more "safe" IMO compared to the other offerings from SL.

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    Not on your list, but 5 o'clock au gingembre is probably the safest blind buy for a Serge Lutens.

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    Not on your list, but 5 o'clock au gingembre is probably the safest blind buy for a Serge Lutens.

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    I agaist blind buying LS but if you must then I think Chergui and 5 o'clock au gingembre are moreon the safer side if you like sweet/gourmand scents

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    Of course blind buying Lutens is pretty risky, but if you're committed to doing it, I'd suggest Feminite du Bois. It's a dense, sweet, plummy, woody scent that wearable in a variety of contexts.
    Current Top Five:
    1. Bois des Iles--Chanel
    2. George Sand--Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    3. L'Ame Soeur--Divine
    4. Violet Blonde--Tom Ford
    5. Santal Blush--Tom Ford

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    none of those are safe blind buys

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    Blind buy is usual a no-no for a Lutens. I voted for Bois Vanille for the least shock factor and pocket damage.
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    Feminite Du Bois for the safest and that's a stretch. Serge Lutens should be sampled
    Imagine there were no hypothetical situations.

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    If you want sweet and unisex, go for Chergui. If you want something more dry, slightly piney and traditionally masculine, go for Fille en Aiguilles. Both are great and worth owning. I think both of them are safe blind-buys as well.
    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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    The safest IMO is L'Eau Froide. Next, 5 O'Clock au Gingembre. Neither of those are on your list however. Of those, Chergui. But you might hate it.

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    Default Re: Which Lutens for a blind buy

    I have made many many blind purchases. However, I wouldn't recommend a blind purchase of any Lutens fragrances.

    But these are some that I would certainly recommend trying:

    Chergui
    Encens et Lanande
    Bois Oriental
    Gris Clair

    I think Serge Lutens has many nice fragrances, but I haven't found any that captivated me.
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Pure White Cologne
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    4.
    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    5. Clive Christian - 1872
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Xerjoff - Nio
    8. Neela Vermeire - Bombay Bling
    9. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    10. Chanel - Allure Homme Edition Blanche

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    Chergui

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    Default Re: Which Lutens for a blind buy

    Chergui but with reseveration. These are fragrances that one must learn to appreciate so if you are new to the fragranceword, do not blind buy from this house. Sample, sample, sample.

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    Not to hijack the thread but do you guys think L'eau Froide is a more generic scent from Lutens?

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    In case you love orientals - Chergui.

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    Since we seem to have reached a consensus that the Lutens line is not safe for blind-buys, I'll try to get some samples first. Trouble is that Lutens samples a not very easy to find and there are no stockists in Athens (that I know of). Anyway, thanks eveybody for your input, much appreciated.

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    Got mine from theperfumedcourt online.

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