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    Default If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    I wanted to sample a new house, SL, so i tried their top seller,chegui, but couldnt stand it. Should i continue to sample this house or do all of their scents have a similar vibe?

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    Default Re: If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    Sample, but narrow down by the types of notes/scents you like rather than what's the top seller.

    I'm a Lutens maniac, but don't care for Chergui ( there are better sweet tobaccos ) that much. But it's a world away from, say, Rose de Nuit, Bas de Soie, or Serge Noire, each which is in turn unrelated to the other. It's a big line and well worth exploring deeper.

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    Default Re: If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    I find majority of SL scents are on the heavy side. If you cannot stand Chergui at the moment then I think you'll not enjoy majority of SL offering. With that said, looking at your wardrobe, I think you should give Gris Clair a try

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    Default Re: If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    I dont care for it either... Keep sampling! I cant think of a single house where I like tuem all. Chances are one will click. SL makes some amazing scents, you just have to find what you like.
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    Default Re: If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    ok,whats a good SL scent to sample next??

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    Default Re: If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    I've never found the love for Chergui that others on basenotes have, but I enjoy many others, so I would suggest you sample further before giving up on him. I agree with jasonx that Gris Clair would be a good next one to try. It was my first SL purchase.

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    Default Re: If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    will look into gris clair, thx

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    Default Re: If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    Some do and some don't. Serge Lutens has a very large lineup, I'd say it's worth exploring even if you don't like Chergui.

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    Default Re: If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    I'm not very fond of Chergui but, at the same time, I find many Lutens to be among the best fragrances around. Yes, keep on exploring his line, you'll surely find something compelling.


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    Default Re: If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    I'm not very fond of Chergui but, at the same time, I find many Lutens to be among the best fragrances around. Yes, keep on exploring his line, you'll surely find something compelling.
    This +1 This house is a lot of fun, so hope you enjoy your adventure.

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    Default Re: If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    Keep going, you're bound to find something you like. I don't understand why Chergui gets all the love, there are many better scents from this house. I really like Ambre Sultan, Fille en Aiguilles, 5 O'clock au Gingambre, Jeux de Peau, Fumerie Turque, Iris Silver Mist, Chene, MKK, Cuir Mauresque, and others.

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    Default Re: If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    Quote Originally Posted by fragnifiscent View Post
    I wanted to sample a new house, SL, so i tried their top seller,chegui, but couldnt stand it. Should i continue to sample this house or do all of their scents have a similar vibe?
    Keep trying others.

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    Default Re: If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    The Lutens line contains a long list of classics.

    If you have the chance, you owe it to your fragrance literacy to try all the ones you can.

    It'll be fun, I promise, even if you end up not liking any of them.

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    Default Re: If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    Keep trying different ones.

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    Default Re: If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    I don't like Chergui or really any others of Lutens' line. His dislike of green notes is the likely culprit.

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    Default Re: If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    What about it couldn't you stand? Getting a handle on that will probably be key to figuring out the scents you should push to the end of the sample line or avoid entirely. I agree with the other posters in the main though don't dismiss the entire range over Chergui. I'm not a big SL fan but I too disliked it. On the other hand I really dig Un Bois Vanille and Muscs Koublai Khan. Not saying you should try those, but I can't think of any house I'd dismiss because of one scent.

    Usually in any given range, and (imho) especially in many niche ranges there's going to be a good mixture of things you like, love, dislike, loathe or are simply ambivilent about.

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    What about it couldn't you stand? Getting a handle on that will probably be key to figuring out the scents you should push to the end of the sample line or avoid entirely. I agree with the other posters in the main though don't dismiss the entire range over Chergui. I'm not a big SL fan but I too disliked it. On the other hand I really dig Un Bois Vanille and Muscs Koublai Khan. Not saying you should try those, but I can't think of any house I'd dismiss because of one scent.

    Usually in any given range, and (imho) especially in many niche ranges there's going to be a good mixture of things you like, love, dislike, loathe or are simply ambivilent about.

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    Default Re: If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    I'm not a big fan of Chergui either, but I own and love La Myrrhe, Iris Silver Mist, Tubereuse Criminelle, Muscs Koublai Khan, Un Lys, and Borneo 1834.

    It would help to know what kinds of scents and notes you do like.

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    Default Re: If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    As others have said, the line-up is long and very diverse. In the export collection, some that are very different from Chergui include Tubereuse Criminelle, Muscs Koublai Khan, A la nuit, and many others. And then there's the exclusive collection.

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    agree on the scarcity of green-ness. But there are a few in the exclusive collection, like De Profundis or the Rose de nuit. And in the export line, fille en aguilles has a touch of pine.

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    Default Re: If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    Quote Originally Posted by fragnifiscent View Post
    so i tried their top seller,chegui, but couldnt stand it.
    Chergui is disgusting and smells like something a 73 year old woman with multiple plastic surgeries would wear. There are several other Lutens' fragrances that are stellar, however. Ambre Sultan is a standout IMO.

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    Default Re: If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    Lord, no - don't ever make that kind of assumption!

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    Default Re: If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    There are other good ones.

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    Default Re: If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    I don't know how true this is but I have heard that the Serge Lutens house makes their fragrances as beautiful pieces of art, but at times they can be hard to wear. I have Ambre Sultan, but I find I really have to be in the right mood to enjoy the fragrance. Otherwise its really gross on me.

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    I don't know how true this is but I have heard that the Serge Lutens house makes their fragrances as beautiful pieces of art, but at times they can be hard to wear. I have Ambre Sultan, but I find I really have to be in the right mood to enjoy the fragrance. Otherwise its really gross on me.
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    Default Re: If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    Serge Lutens are largely orientals. Perhaps you're more accustomed to the lighter scents? In which case try Bas de Soie, Douce Amere, Serge Noire which are not quite as dense as the likes of Chergui, Arabie, Ambre Sultan etc.
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    Default Re: If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    Very strange. cacio's and my posts seem to have been deleted.

    I wanted to indicate that I happen to be a person for whom it has not been worth it to try his line. Like you, Chergui was my first initiation, and I generally found it moderately representative. Naturally, everyone's different.

    Moderators, care to chime in?

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    Default Re: If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBars View Post
    Very strange. cacio's and my posts seem to have been deleted.
    Duplicate threads with same thread title. Perhaps the mods can merge them.
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    Default Re: If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    I have and love Muscs Koublai Khan, Ambre Sultan, Santal de Mysore and Cedre. Love them all but reach for them only rarely. To be honest I reach for most of my collection rarely. Have a collection overdose. MKK is a stand out. It seems that Ambre Sultan is much better for me than Chergai. MKK is just brilliant... Took a couple of years gto find SdM at a reasonable price but that too is a favorite...but I can see why some would be put off by it.
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    Default Re: If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    Quote Originally Posted by fragnifiscent View Post
    I wanted to sample a new house, SL, so i tried their top seller,chegui, but couldnt stand it. Should i continue to sample this house or do all of their scents have a similar vibe?
    Keep sampling. Lutens has some of the scents that I love the most, and some of the scents that I hate the most. Every single one of them is worth trying; they're that different from one another.

    Edited to add: I am curious as to what you didn't like about Chergui? Was it too heavy and sticky in general, or was it something specific, like what I call the "musty house" note?

    One more comment: If you try Serge Noire and think that you hate it, wait it out, letting it dry down on skin, for at least three hours. Its drydown is utterly different from its topnotes.

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    Default Re: If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Duplicate threads with same thread title. Perhaps the mods can merge them.
    Good catch DF

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChickenFreak View Post
    Edited to add: I am curious as to what you didn't like about Chergui? Was it too heavy and sticky in general, or was it something specific, like what I call the "musty house" note?
    Good description! That's just what turned me off. I get it from Creed's Bois du Portugal too. Sweet, dense, stuffy, musty woods. Blech

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    Default Re: If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    Sample, but narrow down by the types of notes/scents you like rather than what's the top seller.
    I'm a Lutens maniac, but don't care for Chergui ......
    Same here. You can't judge the line by this one fragrance. There's many many gems in this line. Try and test them all if you can.
    Otherwise we might be able to suggest some if you explain what you enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fragnifiscent View Post
    I wanted to sample a new house, SL, so i tried their top seller,chegui, but couldnt stand it. Should i continue to sample this house or do all of their scents have a similar vibe?
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