Serge Lutens Chergui - Rich, spiced tobacco and hay, enriched with honey, woods and floral notes. The deep incense and tobacco and hay notes hold this from every getting too sweet, despite having sugar as a note. An amazingly deep, rich scent. Chergui is named for the dry, desert wind that rolls through Morocco in summer. This fragrance is in the Oriental Spicy fragrance group. "Vaguely remember finding this incredibly overwhelming in how much it projected when I first tried it a decade or so ago. It really is warmed snuggliness. How was I so wrong? Honey, musk, incense, tobacco leaf, hay sugar, amber, iris, rose and sandalwood."
Reviews of Serge Lutens Chergui from noses that may or may not sniff like your nose.
from kafkaesque - "Chergui opens on me slightly differently than on others. There is an initial citric and lemon note that I haven’t read of others experiencing. The citrus accompanies a strong rose note along with smoky tobacco leaves over a leather base. The combination of notes reminds me a tiny bit of my much-loved vintage Montana by Claude Montana (now renamed Montana Parfum de Peau) as well as the opening of some chypre fragrances — so much so that, for a minute or two, I wonder if perhaps I received a different sample as part of my Lutens set. But, no, this is definitely Chergui. The tobacco leaves are unmistakable. This is not the tobacco of a cigarette or dirty ashtray, nor is it the fruity tobacco of a pipe. These leaves recall images I’ve seen of tobacco drying under the hot sun of the American South. They have a rich amberous, almost nutty element to them with smoke that goes far beyond the sort in mere incense; it verges into the more extreme, black, tarry aspects of frankincense."
from makeupalley - "...It opens so rich and sweet and a bit spicy, which I love. The tobacco leaf and amber combo is to die for. You wouldn't think iris would meld with this, but it does, so well!! And the little bits of hay (green, then dry, then green) just make me feel a bit sexy and exotic..."
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||Serge Lutens Chergui
||Collection Noire - Resineux/Ambres
||Honey, musk, incense, tobacco leaf, hay, sugar, amber, iris, rose and sandalwood
|Country of Origin