Monday, July 14, 2008

My Beloved: Chergui

I don’t understand why it took me so long to try Serge Lutens Chergui. I’d read a few reviews and it piqued my interest but I just didn’t get around to it. I’ve tried so many other Lutens fragrances, and loved many of them. Not so long ago, I tried Chergui for the first time. After about 20 minutes I felt like I’d wasted so many precious years of my life trying other perfumes when Chergui had been here, had existed, and been waiting for me for me to try it. Chergui makes me swoon like no other perfume has before. I simply cannot write a review of Chergui, the words fail me. Maybe someday I will find the words, but not yet. One thing that happens with Chergui is that I love it for about the first 2 hours, and then it dries down to something that smells slightly similar to Miel de Bois. I hate Miel de Bois. So what I do is reapply Chergui, so I never get to that Miel de Bois stage. I reapply it like a crack-addict never wanting to come down off her Chergui high. I love this stuff. Chergui is nearly the color of merlot wine, perhaps a bit more brown, a brownish merlot color. It’s amazing stuff, I need to cut this short so I can go reapply…

3 comments:

Lucy said...

I love Chergui!
Your wonderful review gives it it's just due...

Abigail said...

I am at a loss for words when it comes to Chergui! The juice is intoxicating...mesmerizing...I can't get enough :-)

Julie H. Rose said...

I too, am at a loss for words when it comes to Chergui, though I have tried writing about it.

It has ruined me for a good deal of other scents. Just when I think I've had enough of Chergui, I'll wear something else, but then, the next day, I'm back to Chergui! Will it ever end?!