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    I'm starting to investigate Serge Lutens. I just ordered samples of:

    1. Chergui
    2. Ambre Sultan
    3. Five O'clock au Gingembre
    4. Santal Majuscule


    What are some of your other favorites from this house that I should try?

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    Congrats on your acquisitions!

    Arabie
    Borneo 1834
    Chene
    Muscs Kublai Khan
    Sarrasins

    But there are so many other good ones that others will surely recommend.
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    Many worthy candidates. In addition to those already mentioned -

    Iris Silver Mist.
    Cuir Mauresque.
    Daim Blond.
    Feminite Du Bois.
    Gris Clair.

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    Default Re: Serge Lutens

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary F View Post
    I'm starting to investigate Serge Lutens. I just ordered samples of:

    1. Chergui
    2. Ambre Sultan
    3. Five O'clock au Gingembre
    4. Santal Majuscule


    What are some of your other favorites from this house that I should try?
    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Congrats on your acquisitions!

    Arabie
    Borneo 1834

    Chene
    Muscs Kublai Khan
    Sarrasins

    But there are so many other good ones that others will surely recommend.
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    Especially those, for me, plus:
    Fille en Aguilles - piney, woody but not smokey
    La Fille de Berlin - spicy Rose

    A lot of wonderful choices with this house.

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    This might sound weird, but the only experience I have is that with Chergui, which I bought blind. I like the opening, and the drydown is gorgeous. However, it's good that you ordered samples, I think Serge Lutens is not a house you'd like buy from without testing.

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    Serge Lutens has a lot of great fragrances. A lot have to be aligned with your taste and some from their house are unwearable. Here are some of my favorites;

    Chêne
    Chergui
    Jeux De Peau
    Fleurs d'Oranger
    Borneo 1834

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    I have 5 o'clock and I absolutely adore it. I have also tried and liked Daim Blond and Gris Clair. Muscs Koublai Khan is such a weird scent to me because I'm repulsed yet drawn to it at the same time. I recommend try those 3.

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    +1 Cuir Mauresque and Jeux de Peau
    Mandarine Mandarin is also wonderful, warm and spicy.

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    Cuir Mauresque
    Muscs Khoublai Khan
    Iris Silver Mist
    Fumerie Turque
    Gris Clair
    Behemoth cut a slice of pineapple, salted it, peppered it, ate it, and then tossed off a second glass of alcohol so dashingly that everyone applauded.

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    Of the Lutens lot I only liked Filles en Auguilles and Arabie enough to buy a full bottle. Amber Sultan is good as well but a little spicier than I prefer.

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    I love this house!

    My absolute favorites are Arabie and Chergui.

    There is not one that I really dislike.

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    I'm a HUGE fan of De Profundis, Sarrasins, and Boxeuses, but I'd also give a shout out to El Attarine, MKK, Santal de Mysore, Serge Noir, Irish Silver Mist, and La Myrrhe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Congrats on your acquisitions!

    Arabie
    Borneo 1834
    Chene
    Muscs Kublai Khan
    Sarrasins

    But there are so many other good ones that others will surely recommend.
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    Sarrasins? For some reason I do not take you as a Sarrisins type.

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    One of the best houses IMO.

    Many have already mentioned some of the most loved and popular.

    Some others to try out are Un Bois Vanille and Santal de Mysore

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    Default Re: Serge Lutens

    These are my personal favorites:

    Ambre Sultan
    Chergui
    Fille en Aiguilles (ordered a bottle 2 days ago - looking forward to receiving this)
    Five O'Clock Au Gingembre
    Encens et Lavande
    Santal Majuscule
    Un Bois Vanille

    Bois et Fruits, while not really FBW, is quite interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JourneymanDave View Post
    Especially those, for me, plus:
    La Fille de Berlin - spicy Rose

    A lot of wonderful choices with this house.
    This one in addition to Iris Silver Mist would be fine additions to your already strong sample lineup, IMO.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    OP - Ok you got your answer - try the entire list of offerings available!!!
    Currently wearing: Vétiver by Christian Dior

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    Quote Originally Posted by badarun View Post
    OP - Ok you got your answer - try the entire list of offerings available!!!
    Honestly, that's the best approach! It's such an expansive selection, but definitely go after the Paris Exclusives as they tend to outshine many of the crowd-pleasers in both ingenuity and blend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmBeach View Post
    Sarrasins? For some reason I do not take you as a Sarrisins type.
    Actually more my wife's type, but just love how it smells on her. This happens to be her absolute favorite from the house.
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    Five O'clock Gingembre is one of my favorites from Serge Lutens.

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    Thanks for the great suggestions everyone. Looks like I'll be ordering a lot of samples!

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    Oh really try as many of them as you can. I love many SL scents, I tend to prefer his house-style even though I don't like all of them (I don't like Five o'Clock Gingembre or Santal Majuscule)

    My very favorite hasn't been mentioned yet: Serge Noire
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    There are so many good ones from this House! I've tried at least a dozen and liked them all. Even one I didn't feel I could wear--Datura Noir--I had to admire.
    Currently wearing: L'Occitan by L'Occitane

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    Five O 'Clock Gingembre and Je De Peau

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    I've also recently learned about the Serge Lutens niche fragrances. From the descriptions, many sound rather flowery and sweet. Which ones would people recommend that are drier and more masculine in character, while still providing decent longevity?
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    Fille en Aguilles
    Un Bois Sepia
    Silver Iris Mist

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    Jeux de Peau - smells just like a bakery, really interesting. Then it kind of morphs a into vanilla pastry
    Un Bois Vanille - it seems like it would fit a woman better, but still worth a try if you like vanilla.
    Borneo 1834 - an interesting one, has lots of chocolate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cytherian View Post
    I've also recently learned about the Serge Lutens niche fragrances. From the descriptions, many sound rather flowery and sweet. Which ones would people recommend that are drier and more masculine in character, while still providing decent longevity?
    Very few of them are on the sweet side of things (e.g. Chergui). Most of them lean toward masculinity and outright avantgarde in some cases. Good stuff, pretty much all around.

    In response to your actual query, as for dry and manly, try any of:
    Arabie
    Serge Lutens
    Borneo 1834
    Fille en Aguille
    Serge Noir
    Ambre Sultan
    Cuir Maresque

    Those will get the job done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cytherian View Post
    I've also recently learned about the Serge Lutens niche fragrances. From the descriptions, many sound rather flowery and sweet. Which ones would people recommend that are drier and more masculine in character, while still providing decent longevity?
    Like you, I'm keen to explore the SL line, but I do find them a little too sweet on the whole. They often seem to have a candied-fruit signature note that I find problematic. But I'm still trying! Which is a long way of saying that I'd be interested to hear of drier fragrances too.

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    Any release before 2009.
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