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: 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: 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).
Summary: Wow! A thousand times wow! It is not often that I immediately am captivated by a fragrance, let alone a niche fragrance. I'm usually quite picky but when I received this bottle in a swap (thank you again Tomaz) just now and I took the bottle out of its very carefully packaged box, I got a very promising first whiff of what is inside this bottle. So, I took off the cap and sprayed some on, carefully. Just a little.
Summary: At first try, the incense (or is it hay?) knocked me out and gave me a headache. The second time, it was still mostly incense but not overwhelmingly so. The third time, reapplied directly after the second, was LOVE. I don't think I have a lot to say that others haven't said already. But I honestly thought I hated it for the godawfully persistent frankincense which I find entirely superfluous in such a nuanced, multifaceted oriental as this turned out to be.
Excerpt: Chergui is an amazing Oriental-spicy scent in with the same DNA as Tom Ford's famous Tobacco Vanille and Frederic Malle's Musc Ravageur.The Tobacco-honey-amber-musk accords give it a cosy feeling, making it ideal for use in colder weather. Projection and silage are moderate, but longevity is pretty good.A solid scent for lovers of oriental style perfumes. Definitely recommended.
Excerpt: Вот именно с острием кинжала ассоциируется у меня аромат Serge lutens Chergui. Все так же остро, идеально отточено, прямолинейно и попадает в цель. Стойкость отличная, при нанесении намазом держался до 8 часов, может он конечно и дольше держится, но я невнятные запахи не признаю. Но свои 8 часов Шерги звучит на полную мощность. Если скажу, что он мне понравился, то совру. Я просто не любитель горькости, а здесь она есть. В моем вкусе более сладкие ароматы.