Summary: Was skeptical about blind-buying a niche fragrance but Chergui did not let me down. This fragrance is hard to wear, not something I would recommend for everyday wear. On special occasions (preferably formal, semi-formal) this fragrance shines. Very sweet and dessert-like. I don't ever recommend blind-buying a niche fragrance but this was a success.
Amber and tobacco never mix well, except in this perfume
Nadeem Saleh, amazon.com
20 March 2014
Summary: Nothing to say, I just love this smell! Smell of tobacco and Amber produces an amazing smell. However, I am a little bit disappointed with the sillage, it is soft and only get noticed (Definitely noticed) once someone gets close to you.
Summary: This fragrance has a few rave reviews around the web. Too much hype I would say. It is a nice, honeyed scent but not as sweet to make it a feminine fragrance. I would rather smell it on a man rather than a woman. Simply put, forget the hype, lower your expectations, and probably you get to enjoy it. I would classify this as a metrosexual type of fragrance that can be worn year round.
Summary: Sadly, I have no idea what a real marketplace in Morocco smells like, but in my westerner's mind's eye, somewhat in the vein of the orientalist paintings of the 19th century, Serge Lutens Chergui smells not so much to me like a dry desert wind but like a marketplace in Tangier the morning after the wind has mercilessly swept through. I think it is a smell of stillness, like a whisper left behind from an old story that was told.
Summary: This is a great fragrance for colder weather, but it can be cloying in the summer. It is long lasting and projects moderately. It also attracts lots of positive comments. Notes of tobacco, honey, hay, amber, musk, and vanilla can be discerned. It is a very complex fragrance. A winner from Lutens.
Summary: I was given a sample of this at Barney's in Scottsdale and I was exceptionally skeptical because Lutens can be a bit over the top, and not in a good way. This spicy, leathery, creamy and very voluptuous scent, brought me into the Lutens fold. It warms up on my skin and just melts into it, morphing from the incense, hay like opening to the spicy santal and tobacco leaf with a hint of soft warm leather middle, into the final stage of amber, creamy rose and smokey tonka.
Summary: Complex, intelligent, evocative, smouldering, desirable, exotic, deep. That's what I smell like to me when wearing this fragrance. And my husband wanted to bed me straight away. Chergui is not for the faint-hearted, or white floral lover. You'll want to be into your orientals to wear with confidence. And if you do, you won't be disappointed.
Summary: I did not really chose Chergui, somehow it chose me instead. When visiting the boutique Lutens in Paris (what a superb place!!) I hesitated a lot between Chergui and Arabie (....and most of the others perfumes from both collections....:))) but finally left with Arabie. Chergui attracted me a lot but it was somehow indescribable and although I remembered it as an intriguing perfume, I had a hard time placing it in my "perfume world".
Summary: Although a hardcore Chanel Cuir de Russie lemming, even with the newer formulas, I venture into other leather scents now and again. Chergui is not a leather scent in how I sense leather, but certainly close. A bit of a powdery leather on me, but the drydown remedies that (clearly I'm not a fan of powdery scents).