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    Ordered a sample of this about a year ago and shelved it after not thinking much of it. Recently I pulled it out and tried it again. Incredible stuff. Just ordered myself a full bottle. Goes to show how your taste can change.

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    You made an excellent choice. I only use mine during special times or occasions. That's how valued it is to me.
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    A very good oriental, though not the best fragrance from Serge Lutens, I own and like it. I find that I do not wear it much anymore though, as my initial love for it has dwindled a bit. Maybe I got caught up in the hype a bit, when I first started delving into niche frangrance, or I just found out that it was just the tip of the iceberg, and that while good, more amazing fragrances existed.
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    A wonderful scent.

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    And it's perfect for this kind of cold weather.

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    not a fan

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    For me it was too sweet and honeyed. I wanted more of a rich tobacco/hay. I only ordered a sample. But maybe I'll try a sample again in a few months and see if I like it then.

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    Has a great opening then gets a bit to sweet for me, good fragrance though and the only one from Serge Lutens I like.

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    I purchased a sample over the summer, and just wore it again about a 2 weeks ago - loved it so much I bought a bottle. Very nice fragrance IMO.

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    Not only about tastes changing. Moods and cravings change. Some months I'm in the mood for incense then other months florals.

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    Not only about tastes changing. Moods and cravings change. Some months I'm in the mood for incense then other months florals.
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    Coincidentally, my second bottle of Chergui arrived yesterday. In cold weather, it's my go-to scent for night events. It's one of my six or seven "will always have a bottle" scents.

    Chergui and Un Bois Vanille are my favorite Lutens.
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    That thin line between being slightly too something and being amazing. In this case, the something is sweet/sharp/honey but it's right on that line.
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    Moods change and so do the chemicals in our bodies.

    I like Chergui when I have a need for something mildly sweet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Not only about tastes changing. Moods and cravings change. Some months I'm in the mood for incense then other months florals.
    SO TRUE!!! I wonder how many of us have made purchases we regret, only to revisit the scent months later and realize it's amazing. I know I've done that. Aaaaaaaaaaaaand, sadly, I've done the revers as well.
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    Yes, there's a real argument to be made for spending less, holding onto the things you've bought, and enjoying the experience of watching your tastes change over time.
    And count me among the lovers of Chergui. Not, maybe, as a great work of art but as a very luxurious and comfortable scent. Serge Lutens has made so many really good ones.
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    My first delve into niche... it's lovely warmth opened up my nose to so much after only ever smelling run of the mill, department store frags. Great scent - honeyed tobacco with hay, mmmmmmmm!!
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    I bought a sample about 6 months ago and thought it was ok. May have to dig it out and try again.

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    Had same experience as Mr G. LOVED it initially and bought full bottle. Used it a lot. Then I sort of forgot about it, in part because the powder makes me sneeze in the summer (I'm assuming because allergies are cranked up in summer and powder incites it). Used it the other day and realized how awesome it is!

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    It's not for me as I prefer several others from the house, but if you like it and want it Beauty Encounter has it for $85.65 this week. A pretty good deal I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akahina View Post
    It's not for me as I prefer several others from the house, but if you like it and want it Beauty Encounter has it for $85.65 this week. A pretty good deal I think.
    It's also not for me, but this is a great deal, use the code "BENEW" and get another $10 off, bringing the grand total to $75.65!
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    Not the biggest fan of it. Guys go get some Pepsi , take a whiff of it. Take a swig of it. Go to your Chergui, sniff it. It's Pepsi in a bottle for me, a sophisticated Pepsi which is hard for a 21 - year old to wear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorstrÝm View Post
    A very good oriental, though not the best fragrance from Serge Lutens, I own and like it. I find that I do not wear it much anymore though, as my initial love for it has dwindled a bit. Maybe I got caught up in the hype a bit, when I first started delving into niche frangrance, or I just found out that it was just the tip of the iceberg, and that while good, more amazing fragrances existed.
    Same story here.

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    Amazing fragrance. A very classy gourmand.
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    I love Fumerie Turque and Ambre Sultan but I had to scrub Chergui. Too thin. I'll try it again, though.

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    I kept a sample and tried it six month ago and then again recently. Still not my cup of tea. May be i should wait another six months and see if my taste evolves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aymondo View Post
    Not the biggest fan of it. Guys go get some Pepsi , take a whiff of it. Take a swig of it. Go to your Chergui, sniff it. It's Pepsi in a bottle for me, a sophisticated Pepsi which is hard for a 21 - year old to wear!
    If Pepsi smelled of incense, tobacco, hay and was very powdery I could understand. Since its not, I have never heard anyone thinking Chergui smelled like Pepsi! I don't know what Pepsi you drink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr G View Post
    Ordered a sample of this about a year ago and shelved it after not thinking much of it. Recently I pulled it out and tried it again. Incredible stuff. Just ordered myself a full bottle. Goes to show how your taste can change.
    ive tried it several times. each time i've tried it, my opinion of it improves, but to me, it's a good fragrance - not a great one.

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    It is an excellent fragrance, I rate it VERY highly. I have two bottles.

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    For me its meh. I used to really like it, but the more fragrances I got my nose on, the less "special' it was to me. I eventually sold it, to buy something else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aymondo View Post
    Not the biggest fan of it. Guys go get some Pepsi , take a whiff of it. Take a swig of it. Go to your Chergui, sniff it. It's Pepsi in a bottle for me, a sophisticated Pepsi which is hard for a 21 - year old to wear!
    Best off that you start with a dab of plain vanilla extract on your wrist. Smell it, sniff it, figure out all the notes - when you feel comfortable move on to more and more complex fragrances. Eventually you'll work your way up to Pepsi, er, I mean Chergui.

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