Chypre rouge (2006)

Chypre rouge by Serge Lutens
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Chypre rouge is a perfume by Serge Lutens for women and men and was released in 2006. The scent is spicy-woody. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesPine needle, Thyme
Heart Notes Heart NotesBeeswax, Honey, Jasmine
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Moss, Musk, Patchouli, Vanilla

Ratings

Scent

6.2 (126 Ratings)

Longevity

7.9 (80 Ratings)

Sillage

6.4 (65 Ratings)

Bottle

8.0 (69 Ratings)
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ScentFanScentFan 4 years ago

„Dusky Charm”


For some reason, I’m prepared not to like this, picky about chypres as I am and not having found a satisfactory explanation of what “rouge” is in perfume. The liquid...
DalmajenDalmajen 6 years ago

„Lost in the Forest”


I had to really persevere to test this particular Serge Lutens fragrance. I initially just wanted to run immediately, and scrub it off. But, I decided to go through...
8.0/10
ScentFan

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Dusky Charm
For some reason, I’m prepared not to like this, picky about chypres as I am and not having found a satisfactory explanation of what “rouge” is in perfume. The liquid is a rosy color, though. On first sniff, it manages to have a faintly rosy air, without the actual presence of rose, per our notes. It’s not a chypre either, having only moss to its credit and no cistus labdanum. It does have musk. Sniffing again. Well, okay. On skin, it’s another SL beauty—a dusky charm that spell binds. Is there such a thing as a bad SL perfume? This is pine and thyme and his seductive beeswax again with honey and Jasmine. Just reading the base notes is a joy: amber, moss, musk, patchouli, vanilla. That’s because by now I realize that SL knows how to do its notes. Its cedars don’t screech. It’s patchouli doesn’t make you want to pull out your censer. The notes are well-managed and authentic. What I imagine they’ll smell like when combined, they do. I wouldn’t wear Chypre Rouge, though. Whatever unpeggable thing makes me need to buy or die isn’t here. No denying the beauty, though.

[from Forum topic, Sniff fest: Serge Lutens]
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Dalmajen

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Lost in the Forest
I had to really persevere to test this particular Serge Lutens fragrance. I initially just wanted to run immediately, and scrub it off. But, I decided to go through the stages, and try to understand this perfume. First of all, the opening is a bitter blast of overwhelming pine. But, not a pine I am familiar with. More like been lost deep in a pine forest, with the scent of pine needles magnified by 100. And to add to this ferocious blast of pine, add copious amounts of thyme! I have to admit, I felt rather faint for the first 10 or 15 minutes. Then, after the opening shock seemed to wind down a bit, it was a bit more bearable to sniff. There was an almost slightly burnt smell in the background. I didn't really detect much jasmine at all, which may have been drowned out by the thyme note. As far as the honey note, well it was very slight, but began to develop slightly after about 30 minuets. The dry down was much better than the opening and heart notes, but it does not transform this fragrance, in my opinion. It still remains a brash, and cold fragrance to my nose. It doesn't really strike me as a unisex fragrance either. It tends to be more for masculine tastes. It looks lovely in the presentation, but you can never judge a book by it's cover!
7.5 2.0/10
Sherapop

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Essence of Caraway
ESSENCE OF CARAWAY would be a more accurate name for Serge Lutens CHYPRE ROUGE, at least judging by the way it plays out on my skin! I believe that it is the pine mingling with the overwhelming caraway note which together conspire to produce the scent of lettuce. Le Grand Serge has managed to transport me: to a Jewish delicatessen!

Honestly, to my nose, this is an oriental perfume of the culinary variety. Great for evoking memories of rye bread and coleslaw, but to wear? Hmmm... Definitely not for me. In fact, I see a bath in my immediate future.

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update: the wax sample does not smell like caraway but spicy curry

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