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    Default Guerlain Lui is underrated

    Loving it!!

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    Default Re: Guerlain Lui is underrated

    Also enjoy this one.
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    Default Re: Guerlain Lui is underrated

    I almost never see it mentioned. I like it pretty well.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Lui is underrated

    It's a terrific carnation scent. Sort of a cross between the CdG Carnation (the disco'd one) and Bois d'Armenie by Guerlain.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Lui is underrated

    I also enjoy Lui, a versatile woody oriental that seems modern. I picked up lots of clove and benzoin. Would love if Guerlain offers a bigger size option.

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    I like it. Bought it blind, haven’t looked back since. A lovely carnation-based scent, with some cloves tossed in for good measure. Perfectly unisex.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Lui is underrated

    Agreed. Will be used alot when the temp begins to drop again.

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    It's very nice (especially the bottle) but nothing shocking and way too expensive!
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    Default Re: Guerlain Lui is underrated

    I've been thinking of picking it up blind - there are some great deals for it on Ebay and FragranceNet. It's almost never spoken about so I've always been intrigued by it, and of course I'm a huge Guerlain lover...Honestly I don't mind the smaller size, I'm totally over 100ml bottles. I do wish it was a bit less expensive for a 50ml, but then again there are way more expensive niche 50 or even 30ml fragrances.
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    Default Re: Guerlain Lui is underrated

    It was nice although I probably would choose other Guerlain orientals over it.
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    Agree. I grabbed a bottle when it came out and really enjoyed the crisp carnation - almost a 'dusty peppery nasturtium flower' vibe (if you've ever had nasturtium in a salad you'll know what I mean).

    A friend helped me get a second bottle a few months ago (staff discount - his girlfriend works for LVMH Group). I wouldn't usually jump into grabbing a back-up so soon but I wonder how long this one will stay 'on the books', given it's a bit of a sleeper?
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    Default Re: Guerlain Lui is underrated

    Guerlain Lui has gone completely under my radar. This is the first I have heard of it. The notes look very interesting. I am intrigued.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Lui is underrated

    The first time I tried it my immediate reaction was, eeurgh, dentist's mouthwash, but I recently smelled it on my partner without knowing what it was and had to do a volte-face. I'd be happy to get a bottle but not at full retail, and I haven't seen any unmissable promotions here in France.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Lui is underrated

    I've been eyeing this one for a while, but some of the base notes listed put me off a bit, though I usually love the carnation-clove combination.

    How much do the vanilla notes come through? How heavy is the smoke?
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    Default Re: Guerlain Lui is underrated

    I don’t find it heavy on smoke or vanilla, but I love vanilla so maybe I just don’t notice it too much. When it first came out I bought it blind, liked it so I got a second bottle at Fragrancenet.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Lui is underrated

    It’s got a perfect blend of vanilla, smoke, and that Guerlain feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    It's a terrific carnation scent. Sort of a cross between the CdG Carnation (the disco'd one) and Bois d'Armenie by Guerlain.

    Thanks for reminder on this one, I'll wear it tonight.
    I don't love Lui, but I do applaud virtually any use of carnation, which I find is puzzlingly underutilized these days.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Lui is underrated

    I have no experience with it, but I'd love to sample one day.
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    Default Re: Guerlain Lui is underrated

    Been wanting to try this one as well. Need to move it up the list.

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    I thought it was nice but something fell short for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justfoxie View Post
    I've been eyeing this one for a while, but some of the base notes listed put me off a bit, though I usually love the carnation-clove combination.

    How much do the vanilla notes come through? How heavy is the smoke?
    I consider the vanilla and smoke to be thoroughly blended into the scent although enough to identify them.
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    I’ve wondered about this one.

    Never smelled it before....

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    Default Re: Guerlain Lui is underrated

    Thank you N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer and Cameron for your insights on vanilla/smoke - that's really helpful! Another one maybe I'll bump up the list to see about sampling sooner rather than later.

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    I don't love Lui, but I do applaud virtually any use of carnation, which I find is puzzlingly underutilized these days.
    Second this! I don't actually care for carnations in real life, but in perfume they are a real gem. Especially that clove/carnation combination.
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    I like it too, though it's been a long time since I last wore it and I don't remember it vividly. I do recall it being very dusty in its sweetness, almost ashy, with a subtle nice/carnation spice undertone. There's a fruit note, but it's also on the dry side. It struck me as particularly versatile for a scent of this type.

    Personality (not smell) is somewhat similar to Arsene Lupin Dandy in that it's not going to blow anyone's socks off with individuality, but it's very well made, smooth, versatile, unique enough and in keeping with the Guerlain pedigree, and just plain pleasant to smell.

    If it were available at a discount, I'd be in, but it's a little pricey right now.
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