Chergui by Serge Lutens is a Oriental Spicy fragrance for women and men. Chergui was launched in 2005. The nose behind this fragrance is Christopher Sheldrake. The fragrance features tobacco leaf, honey, iris, sandalwood, amber, musk, incense, rose and hay.
Chergui is named for the dry, desert wind that tears through Morocco in summer and brings life to a standstill. Like all of Lutens’ magnificent scent creations, Chergui is high art captured in a bottle, a magical elixir that can instantly turn the most elegant of wearers into slavish wrist sniffers. It’s everything you’d wish for from a perfume named after a legendary wind…sandalwood with a touch of hot incense, honeyed leather and tobacco leaf, it’s quite sweet yet dry, spiced and mysterious. 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. It’s true poetry in a perfume… a hot and breathtaking fragrance that’s not tame and not at all familiar (and oh-so-gorgeous because of it).