Chergui

Eau de Parfum

by Serge Lutens

Femme
  Unisex
Masc
Chergui Sizes Available:
50ml $150
100ml $230
0.7ml
0.7ml sample $4
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Reviews
Here's what other people are saying about Chergui...
I have had the oddest experience with Chergui. In 2016, I purchased a FB and spritzed myself a number of times with no result. Nada. At this point, I wrote a review ( see below) asking for suggestions on what I could layer with this so it wouldn't be a total waste of money. No solution materialized, so the FB was banished to my perfume graveyard at the back of a shelf. A few days ago, on a whim, I picked it up again and spritzed. This time, to my delight, the scent developed into an understated, sexy, musky little devil. Go figure....
By   - Attorney from New York on 3/9/2019
I love this fragrance. I have only a few drops left in the 50 ml bottle I bought in 2014. However, for those folks in your life who don't like it when you smell like anything unmistakably perfumey, this scent will annoy them (but those people are often annoying in themselves). One such person (now ex-friend) commented as I climbed into her car wearing this for the evening and feeling fabulous, "You stink!" I disagreed. In short, it's noticeable. But that can be a good thing. Romantic interests, i.e. virile men, are very keen. As long as one doesn't over apply, it's a very sexy, sophisticated scent. If you like the sound of the description here on the website, you will likely enjoy this very much.
By   - Stuff from Portland, OR on 11/29/2018
It's good
By   - Paper Pusher  from Sacramento on 11/2/2017
Chergui is a scent men notice much more than women. It has a masculine vibe to me, like a good exotic musk, but I wear it anytime I'm feeling saucy cause I know men love it. I was wearing it when I went in for my yearly check up and my 70 year old doctor literally asked if he could smell my shirt. The gas station clerk leaned forward and asked "what is that?" I had an ex email me after two years to ask me what that perfume was "you know, the crack smell" so they could buy some. Though I wouldn't consider it my signature scent and I certainly never wear it if I'm just going to be at home sniffing on myself alone, it is a standard that I always keep around. I think everyone should try it once, just to experience its magic firsthand.
By   - Librarian from Fayetteville on 8/1/2016
Did a foolish thing and bought a FB without trying first, given the rave reviews and Luca Turin's rating. Unfortunately, I smell almost nothing after practically bathing myself in this juice. How can I salvage the situation? If anyone knows of any other scent I can layer with this one with positive results, please help. Have given three stars since perhaps it's not Chergui's fault that I can't smell it!
By   - Attorney from New York on 6/16/2016
I'm in love with this scent. It is like smoky honey that smells sweeter with wear. It smells more smoky and less sweet at first but then blends with own natural scent. Yet it smells sophisticated and spicy at the same time - Its definitely a scent for a Leo.
By   - Analyst from Portland OR on 5/27/2016
I find this to be the most wearable of the Lutens fragrances, and all around a lovely scent. I would wear it year-round. It is warm and a little sweet, without being cloying. The smokiness is inviting, without being overpowering. My only 5-star rating for a Serge Lutens fragrance.
By   - Perfume Addict  from Denver, Co on 4/27/2016
I wore this perfume on my trip to Petra and Wadi Rum desert, Jordan few years ago. It is sufficient to say that every time I wear it, this perfume brings me back to sand dunes, ancient ruins, camel rides, moon shining over desert and cold desert wind. It has the right balance of bitter and sweet, and airy and warm, and yes, it is a perfect match for warm, isolated destinations where temperatures go from high to low.
By   - design director from shanghai on 4/10/2016
I will not go through the notes I smell, you can read all about that elsewhere. There was a brief moment of "oh this is so 'hippie'". However, after that dissipated, it was like coming home. I love oriental scents and this just was perfect for me. This is the smell of happiness.
By   - legal from New Orleans on 7/26/2015
This one is great. One of the best from the house or Serge Lutens. I'd rate it equal to Ambre Sultan, and a 1/2 notch below Fille en Aiguilles and Gris Clair in my humble oopinion. It's spicy, semi-sweet,(not sure how some people find this overwhelmingly so) and extremely comforting. This pairs perfectly with a knit sweater in the fall. Perfectly unisex. I'd recommend this to people who are looking for a less brash version of Malle's Musc Ravageur.
By   - from Chicago on 6/26/2015
I have had my bottle for awhile. I never seen to pick it up. I force myself to wear it. Sometimes I have loved it but not usually. So sorry Chergui. Some people love it.
By   - KW Realtor  from Naples, FL on 6/12/2015
It's light smoky tobacco, like hay, has a touch of resin, pretty much fits the description. My problem is that it's TOO sweet on me. The honey bugs me tho it's not too strong. I find it more feminine than not, but for those who wear honeylike sweet scents well, this might be your thing, male or female. The other notes are charming, well balanced. Not too spicy aside from a hint of cinnamon.
By   - Art major from Mt Shasta on 1/5/2015
Wow! This perfume smells marvellous on me - dark mysterious and little sweet (but not too sweet!) Not for everybody but do try a sample and see if Cherqui blows you away!!!
By   - Sales assistant from Gothenburg, SWEDEN on 11/16/2014
Chergui is the first SL scent we bought. Hubby and I read scent reviews and pick which to sample. Chergui is one he picked for himself, but I'd bathe in it every day if we didn't have a "hands off" policy once we pick a scent for ourselves (his are his and mine are mine). The opening is powerful, but it mellows to a lovely warm mix of leather and tobacco with a light spicyness that last 12+ hours on him. Women and men follow him around the store to get a whiff when we're out shopping! This is a unique scent for those who are not shy about wearing fragrance. Ummm, so very very good.
By   - from Bay Area, CA on 10/6/2014
Not good! Sickly sweet, overpowering. One of my least favorites from this house.
By   - broker on 6/6/2014
I'm correcting my last review. chergui is a great parfume but be aware. it leaves stains to white clothes. specially to white shirts in the collars. light brown stains that are not easy to remove in the laundry.
By  on 3/19/2014
after 2 years of amber oud by kilian i bought a bottle of chergui. I love it
By  on 2/20/2014
I fell hard for Serge Lutens' Ambre Sultan and was hoping this would grab hold of me in the same way. (Argh! So many disappointments in this last batch of samples!) This is a powerful scent and deserves recognition for the fact that a little goes a long way, but WHAT it smells like is just atrocious. Something, some very powerful, over-the-top note right out of the gate is 100% synthetic, artificial, rotten fruit, cheap head shop incense smelling garbage. It smells like toxic plastics scented for children's toys. I completely and 100% disagree with this statement: "No wimpy, cloying flowers or sticky, humid sugar here – Chergui is full bodied and complex and has a sweet spiciness that’s miles away from something girlish or cute." This in fact, is exactly what I think Chergui is like, and why I'm hoping I can get it off my skin ASAP.
By   - from Savannah on 12/14/2013
I adore this scent. The initial blast is very floral and sharp -even powdery - not unpleasant, but not my favorite part of the joyride that is Chergui. After an hour or so the flower/powder accord settles and it turns into this warm, spicy sweet carress that lasts all day and gets smoother as it melts into your skin. I have noticed that many reviews on LS say it has no staying power - either their chemistry is all wrong or their noses are malfunctioning. This lasts FOREVER on me - 12+ hours. However I don't feel the 'Harsh Morrocan Wind' description is accurate - this is not a searing blast of hot air, this is a warm, gentle zephyr that playfully twirls its way through golden wheat and hay fields in late August after blowing through the old leather tack room in a nearby barn, picking up spicy/sweet notes from curing tobacco, sunwarmed lavender and recently harvested honeycombs along the way. Chergui is the last golden moments of Summer, liquified and captured in a bottle, and it is one of the most lovely things I have ever experienced.
By   - Architect from Portland on 5/30/2013
My very first Serge Lutens. A masterpiece! A blond tobacco, with hay, amber a touch of honey and rose. Gorgeous. Definitely unisex, there will always be a place in my collection for Chergui.
By   - from Southwest, USA on 5/10/2013
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