Serge Lutens • Fumerie Turque • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
On the fence with this one. Very strong and masculine at first but dries down to a smooth almost spicy chocolate smell, atleast on me! But it isn't very strong on dry down, so its not worth the price, and there are better SL fragrances.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I think Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque is simply superb, and I consider it one of my most precious fragrances. Let me state for the record, I am female and I happily wear this masculine scent. I especially enjoy it in warmer months, outdoors and at the beach where the scent can truly blossom. This one takes time to develop so don’t be off put by the initial blast of tar pit if it discourages you. I was looking for a smoky oriental gourmand scent (as always) and a very helpful SA kept trying to get me to try FT and I kept thinking “ugh, why does he want me to try that gross smelling stuff?” but he insisted and 30 minutes in it mellowed into an intimidating yet sultry tobacco, leather, jasmine, vanilla and rose… the most beautiful rose. Clever SA, turns out he was spot on with what I wanted. This perfume conjures so many images for me I can’t narrow it down to just one: the scent of vintage black velvet, a swarthy young man wearing an old leather coat breaking down his drum kit at three in the morning at a club after a show in 1997 (I married him, BTW), and if the cult classic "Vampyros Lesbos" directed by Jess Franco had a scent, this would be it. The movie was filmed in Turkey after all. I also loved the old Luckyscent description about nibbling on Turkish Delight in a leather paneled room (or it was something like that). Excellent sillage and lasting power which I find is typical of Lutens, the scent of FT practically drips from your skin in Summer and lingers provocatively in Winter.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
A beautiful smokey spicey oriental, with a kick of my beloved unwashed patchouli; becomes richly decadent, clingy, and sweet on the body...its supposedly unisex...well I certainly would want to get into the pants of a bloke smelling like this!
Lutens fragrances truly represent a high water mark in modern perfumery. I hope he lives to a hundred and ten (SL being a decade + on me ) and I have lost my love of perfume before I shuffle off my mortal coil if he stops before I do !!!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Fumerie Turque immediately reminded me of Shalimar in being a bright incensy oriental. I get the honeyed tobacco, a bit of ash, not sure if I actually get leather. But I do get some kind of fruit, possibly orange, apricot, and several dried fruits. I also get a hint of coconut at times, which could make for a mysterious perfume on a summer's evening. Alas, the ash comes up a bit too much for me in the later drydown. Fumerie Turque might work better on men, though some women do love to wear it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
Love at first sniff! Sweet tobacco, raisins, and honey against a backdrop of smokey leather. Strong sillage, but not as strong as its similar sister Chergui. Smelling Fumerie Turque compared to Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille makes TV smell like a cheap department store fragrance. If you love the smell of excellent, high quality tobacco, you won't go wrong with Fumerie Turque.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Brown
I'm surprised at how heated the discussion can get about Fumerie Turque, but I bought it on sale without having smelt it beforehand...
When I first gave it a sniff I was a bit disappointed, as the various adjectives and descriptions people have given it were quite seductive. At first it made my wrist smell like an incense candle (which I don't mind!), and it has since mellowed on my skin to a sweeter musky smell with a hint of smoke. I think with too much on it could be very overpowering. A light spritz or dab will probably have me sniffing myself all day. :)
One thing I didn't like was the packaging. I have the 50 mL EDP which supposedly is a spray bottle... not a nozzle in sight! I'll just have to pour it into an atomiser and farewell that lovely bottle.
All in all it's alluring, smoky and sweet with a bit of an edge. A little pricy but I'm sure the bottle will last.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
Fumerie Turque was mad love from the first sniff. It's perfect distilled sweet, resinous sticky tobacco, somewhere right between shisha and high quality pipe tobacco. It's lightly spiced and flavored with rum raisins and date resin, and it's gloriously effervescent, and just slightly smoky, like the smell of a pipe that's been used long in the past. It's transcendent in its enormous quality. It's positively mouthwatering, and it gets noticed.
Serge Lutens seems to make fragrances that don't really convey a character. They're atmospheric. Most of the fragrances I love are classics that call to mind a certain type of personality or mood. Fumerie Turque is simply an experience. I adore it, and with its high quality, perfect sillage and long wear, it's worth every penny to me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Bewitching smoke of a late-night lounge. Smoke and old timber, a little sweetness. Sheer enough to wear on hot summer nights. More dressed-up than Chergui (which is more about hay than tobacco). More relaxed and modern than Habanita. Medium sillage, very good longevity.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This was love at first scent. From the other reviews I have been seeing a lot of 'cigarette, artsy, dark, punk' but this gave me a very different experience. As an Aussie girl who grew up near the bush, this brings back fond childhood memories of lazy summer weekends when there would be backburning taking place. I got memories of cool autumn weather with the sun hanging low and the smoky haze hanging in the air. It makes me miss home, and I get the feeling that Lutens has these kind of experiences in mind when he creates his perfumes. I want to wear it all the time but I feel like I don't quite have the guts to pull it off. It's such a beautiful scent though....all I want is a bell shaped jar on my vanity...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I don't know what I was thinking when I bought this. The strong cigarrette ash note is so prominent in this that it is unwearable. I would trade this for Chergui in a second.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Dark, Cool Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is such an interesting perfume. On the right person it would be just captivating, but I don't want to smell like I've been hanging out in a turkish hookah bar. It would be great on either a very edgy, punky art student or an older and still distinguished gentleman, or even someone who rides motorcycles with a few really interesting tattoos.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
The name always puts a smile on my face because I am a smoker and a Turk. Anyway, this is a Serge Lutens that I admire a lot and love smelling on my clothes. Unfortunately, although it leaves the most beautiful tobacco trail I have smellt up to date, when I bury my nose into my wrist I can actually smell some dreaded ash note, which also bothers me in Encens et Lavande. This is not some fiery charcoal, but downright ash. Other than this, Fumerie Turque opens with a pronounced and addictive tar note on me, and this prevents the fragrance from being cloyingly sweet. Some soft hum of sun-cured Turkish tobacco emerges from the depths but unfortunately gets messy on my skin. Turkish tobacco is a cheaper variety often used in American cigarettes, and it is blonde in comparison to more aromatic and complex pipe tobacco. However, Fumerie Turque adds a good amount of honey and depth to this smell, representing it like a higher class pipe tobacco that oozes both passion and luxury. In either case, this is not a soft whisper but a handsome fume that makes me think of Ralph Lauren aesthetics in interior design. For seekers of a tobacco with good bones and amazing depth, this has fantastic projection and good lasting power. I am not planning to buy - because of the ash note.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
what an intriguing fragrance! it's the first Lutens I really like. I smell the honey, the tobacco and lots and lots of smoke. it really unfolds beautiully on the skin.warm, a little sweet, comforting, mmm. It does NOT smell anything like cigarettes - maybe like expensive cigars mixed with a little honey? The only problem is that I don't think I want to go somewhere smelling like smoke...so it's more of a thing to wear when I'm alone at home on a cold day. that's the problem with Lutens fragrances - they are great as concepts and executed well, but I'm not sure if I want to wear them out. it would be perfect to wear to wear for a few occasions though, like:
a fall bonfire or hayride
hanging out in a shisha/hookah/water pipe lounge :-P
camping out (oh wait, I guess people don't bring perfumes when camping out! well I would! explains why I don't camp I guess.)
all in all, a really unusual beautiful scent!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
Fumerie Turque was the first Lutens I ever sampled and it was love at first sniff -- surprising for an unabashed white floral lover such as myself. I didn't buy a bottle immediately -- it's not the cheapest stuff on the face of the planet -- and went on to try several other Lutens fragrances none of which really did it for me like this one. So when I saw Fumerie Turque on sale at parfum 1, I snatched it up. It's only been about a month and I've already made a considerable dent in my bottle -- I wear it constantly. It's such a calm, soothing tobacco fragrance. Perfect for winter (even the "winters" we have in Southern California). Also perfect for indoors/offices -- the sillage is minimum. I wouldn't necessarily call this a "sexy" perfume in the sense that you'd wear it to appeal to or attract someone else. This is a perfume you wear for yourself because *you* like it. And that can take confidence -- this might sound odd but I'd call Fumerie Turque a fragrance for those who are comfortable in their own skin. I'd also recommend it to anybody looking for a way into the Lutens brand as I was: it's unique but not so unusual as to shock inexperienced noses.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Hello, Sillage! It took me several seasons for this fragrance to grow on me; this may have much to do with the fact that I purchased it during the Parisian summer and for some reason forgot about it in colder months. In the heat, it evolves as a powdery, masculine tobacco, far too strong for my liking. Now, in the autumn chill, I gave it another try...again, with the initial blast there is always a concern the scent could be overpowering... However, while this perfume truly makes its presence known, it seems to absolutely enchant whoever smells it on me as I walk by. As one man put it, it smells like marshmallows roasting, with a hint of tobacco. Sounds odd, but it truly is a different beast in colder weather- the spices and honey really come out, and it mellows into a soft, dare I say completely wearable tobacco! I have been reaching for this daily with no regrets.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I wonder if I was sent a sample of something else, because on my skin this was aftershave and more aftershave. I didn't get the smoky note from this at all, much to my dismay. I smelled like I had been necking with Clint Eastwood, and I couldn't wash the smell off. This was so strong on me that I could taste it. And Clint Eastwood.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Coarse Eyes: Green
Yes!! This is good stuff. Where shall I start? Smokey, moody, foreign, dark notes galore; I am getting strong, expensive tobacco, not to be found but in the most dangerous, elusive places, being smoked unabashedly, with the greatest pleasure – raw vanilla in a very conservative dose - someone cooking a dish with spices that baffle my American taste buds – a peek of amber and sharp, dry air blowing these sensual delights over the scorched earth right to my brain. Not what tradition would tell me a fragrance should smell like and nothing sweet/cloying at all. I can slop this all over me like body lotion and no headache!! My 20 year old son tried it and said “It smells like a hippie shop!” He went out to dinner and came back asking me to order some for him because he loved it so after the initial shock of this uncommon fragrance. Bought the full bottle and it will be used with relish. Love it. The only reason I did not rate this a 5 is because it might be a bit strange in the summer months and because it stays close to the skin, I rather prefer major sillage.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I really really wanted to like this, and I did. Unfortunately not so much that I needed to buy a full bottle of it. It's a nice blend of smoke, incense and vanilla which is very calming. It stays close to skin, but IMO fades quicker than any other SL I tried. I'd love to wear this when I'm alone in my house, but I feel it's too weird to wear in public. Not FB worthy, but a decant or sample would be lovely.
UPDATE: I did buy a bottle of it eventually and while it's not HG, the more I wear it, the more I like it. And surprisingly, it's not as difficult to wear as I feared: my mum said it smells like expensive tobacco soap on me, very classy and calming and I agree with her. Also the lasting power is amazing; this lasts well into the next day, even though the sillage is zero. I do not find it sweet as most others do: on me it's a dry, smokey vanilla with a hint of cigarettes that has me sniffing my arm all the time. The opening is quite horrendous I'm afraid, but the drydown is addictive. UPDATE 2: This might after all have turned into a HG! Since I bought it, I have rarely wore another perfume and I simply can't get enough of it. As I said before, beware: it's highly addictive:)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Oh, I adore how this smells in the bottle. It smells like an import store I know that sells Turkish rugs, incense and shoes. I could just sit and inhale that smell forever. Then I put it on my body. Good things just didn't happen. It's too leathery and sharp on my skin, and is extremely masculine. I love unisex fragrances, but this one isn't for me, probably because of the leather. If leather isn't your note, beware. If you can wear it, along with incense and spice smells, open up your arms and run to this scent like a long-lost love. And I envy you.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Smoky, powdery goodness with excellent staying power. Reminds me of CK Obsession but smokier. I love to smell myself all day long when I wear FT.