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Ambre Sultan (1993)
by Serge Lutens

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Ambre Sultan information

Year of Launch1993
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 899 votes)

People and companies

HouseSerge Lutens
PerfumerChristopher Sheldrake
Parent CompanyShiseido

About Ambre Sultan

Ambre Sultan is a shared / unisex perfume by Serge Lutens. The scent was launched in 1993 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Christopher Sheldrake

Ambre Sultan fragrance notes

Reviews of Ambre Sultan

Amber is a popular note in many perfumes; generally speaking its sweetness can be a bit too much for me. I kept looking for an amber-based fragrance that came with an "edge," something that would temper the syrupy notes that strike me as overwhelmingly one-dimensional. Ambre Sultan accomplishes this via top notes that are bracingly herbal but surprisingly complementary. During the drydown this maintains a perfect balance, even as the herbal notes recede and a vanilla base emerges. To my nose this skews heavily masculine, but what do I know. For me, this is a nearly addictive fragrance and, given the changes brewing chez M. Lutens, I have secured my own personal lifetime supply. That's how much I adore -- and expect to continue adoring -- this perfume. An unqualified success, even in batches from 2016, which is what I've got.
15th September, 2017
Good amber,for me unisex .The best of Lutens imo.
7/10
28th August, 2017
Danae by Gustav Klimt 1907
13th May, 2017
A beautiful, masculine amber, with an animalistic opening. I'm not sure that it comes from cistus. Then it goes to a very fresh pine, almost minty, and spices. Beautiful! Sample it first, because there are some very special notes there.
29th April, 2017
Stardate 20161019:

A nice Amber fragrance with some vanilla in it. A bit dirtier than most Ambers.

A reference masculine Amber. Enough said.

FB Worthy
19th October, 2016
Perfect resinous amber, not the light powdery stuff that is in so many women's perfumes. I get a few nice woody notes, pine and cedar mixed in there, but the amber is still the star. A sweet vanilla comes in during the drydown an this must be what is making everyone say it's so feminine.

14th October, 2016

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