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    I love how you used ellipses in such a deceptive manner....
    I commented on each part of the quote separately. I was too lazy to make two quotes.

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    This woman wears it all the time. Chergui is one of my favorite fragrances AND one of my most complimented. Fragrances with notes or profiles that are (stereotypically) considered masculine will often take on a completely different -- and often very sexy -- character when worn by a woman. The same is often true for (stereotypically) feminine fragrances worn by men.

    I wear many "masculine" fragrances to great effect, including Lutens Fumerie Turque and Ambre Sultan, PdE Ambre Russe, Kerosene Copper Skies, Slumberhouse Baque, Jeke, and Norne, and Mazzolari Patchouly. I choose not to limit myself, and my fragrance adventure is all the richer for it.
    Interesting. I'd like to smell this on a female and see how it differs. If only I could convince some. I already know my mom and sister are repulsed by Chergui and Ambre Sultan, my dad's a fan though.

    I haven't sampled much women's fragrances yet, but I'll do so eventually and see whether I can pull them off myself. A whole lot of adventuring for me to do!

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    I have a sample of Chergui. I enjoy it and had a date ask about it. I fetched the sample and sprayed her with it and... vahhhvoooooooooom! It smelled fantastic on her. I do wonder if Chergui is better on a woman than it is on a man.
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    Chergui is a feminine scent to me. I couldn't see myself ever wearing it. I had a bunch of samples and gave them to my girlfriend, who loved them and used them for quite some time. Worked wonderfully on her. I think it's a charming, distinctive and well-made fragrance, one of the few SLs I've liked so far.

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    My wife sniffed it and said "definitely for men." I wear it around her and she loves it. I wear it in public now and then, but almost never to work. I wouldn't say too feminine, but I would say a bit too pronounced and outrageous for any serious business setting.

    Overall, I love Chergui. So glad it's in my collection. I own a bottle of the vintage dark juice, and need a new bottle a) for comparison, and b) so I don't casually drain off the rest of the vintage bottle. Can't imagine not having it in my wardrobe. I am 100% hooked.

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    I never liked Chergui. The honey is overbearing and I also found it feminine and cloying.

    Lutens is a tough sell for me.

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    My sotd today. Its ok, nothing special.

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    As I've had more time to test it, I've appreciated it a little more on an artistic perspective, but now I'm sure I don't want to have Chergui in my collection. It's in a lot of people's top 10's, but for me, it's not really anywhere near it. It's not something I would wear often, as it is too pronounced and too bizarre. And also, I find the baby powder smell (which you can call amber and honey if you want) to be too strong.

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    Great fragrance. Hard to get much better if you want a substantial oriental. I don't wear it a lot but it goes great with a good cigar in cool weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chopwet View Post
    one's opinion is usually considered completely subjective. I wouldn't consider chergui powdery or floral, especially not floral. If you'd mentioned a bit of honey, a very subtle sweet tobacco and a touch of sandalwood then i would have agreed, but powdery and floral is really not the impression i got from it at all.
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    I'm not getting the feminine vibe, nor the powder, maybe because I'm using the old juice. I get honey, hay, tobacco, light wood & a hint of light cocoa. I haven't tried this one in a while, I'll have to revisit.

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    One of my favorites in that line and I also like 5 o'clock . I have to say , I wish the honey note was milder. It makes it too sweet. Apply away from your skin and avoid the clothes because it make the top notes dominates and last in an overwhelming way, not to mention it leaves a stained spot. I had to send two pieces of my clothes to dry cleaning , but since then I avoided spraying it on clothes .
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    It is nice, but not the best of Lutens IMO. So far, I have found Fille en Aiguilles to be the best of the ones I have tested.

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    Over time, I've grown to love Chergui. Not an everyday scent, but for a formal work event, it's my favorite. I rarely wear it on dates, but when I do, it always gets a thumbs up. I find it the most wearable -- almost the only wearable -- Lutens.
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    Nothing special to me......
    I get tired of the sweet honey, which continues on my skin for hours.....

    The pipe tobacco in it is not cherry like on my skin, but sweet.
    i like tobacco scents, and sweet scents like Pure Malt, Pure Havanne and Bigart Pour Homme, but not a big fan of Chergui to be honest.

    It's not bad per se, but far from a masterpiece to my nose - pretty average niche fragrance.
    I have a hard time with a lot of the Serge Lutens frags.....
    This is no exception

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    Thanks for sharing the extensive review of this. Considered testing and eventually purchasing it for quite a while, so any input and feedback is welcome.
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    The opening, to me, has too much powder. This powdery opening gives it the feminine qualities, IMO. After about an hour or so is when I find Chergui to really open up and play more like a unisex fragrance. I am not a fan of the feminine opening in Chergui, but I don't like the overly sweet opening of Body Kouros either. Again, I give it about and hour to mellow out, at this point, I enjoy both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    The opening, to me, has too much powder. This powdery opening gives it the feminine qualities, IMO. After about an hour or so is when I find Chergui to really open up and play more like a unisex fragrance. I am not a fan of the feminine opening in Chergui, but I don't like the overly sweet opening of Body Kouros either. Again, I give it about and hour to mellow out, at this point, I enjoy both.
    I love body Kouros from start to finish

    Chergui also gives me a slight animalic toned down hay note 2-3 hours in the mid, not a huge fan of Chergui.

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    Default Re: my impression of Chergui by Serge Lutens

    I have a sample, and it is indeed like sweetened hay. Unusual, not bad at all, but nothing I would buy.
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