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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 971 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

A good, straight forward amber. Slight essence of brown sugar, syrup-soaked wood. Honey undertones. Big dollop of vanilla. It is on par with Ambre 114 by Histoires de Parfums.

Slight peppery note in time... Something lightly herbal or green appears. It reminds me of vetiver or cypress, this last impression. Overall - grand and worthy of praise!

02nd November, 2019
I can only assume there was something wrong with the samples I tried (branded boxed samples, not decants, btw) because I see no other reviewer mentioning the horrendous performance I got from this fragrance - weak spicy maple syrup and then completely gone in 15 minutes.
29th October, 2019
3 opinions:

1. The first time I sprayed Ambre Sultan on my wrist I understood why this has been referenced as the end-all/be-all of Amber fragrances. I had found my new favorite.

2. My partner walked in and asked me what smelled like play-doh. I was fairly crushed.

3. I left for a meeting. On the way, I ran into a coffee shop to get a drink. A stranger followed me in and yelled, What IS that smell? The barista asked if it was their coffee that she was grinding. He said, "No coffee smells that good."

I still f****** love it. No matter what anyone else thinks.
28th May, 2019
The problem I have with AS is the shiny green and herbal note. It has a resiny component that smells like an evergreen hedge, vaguely toxic.

And if the green resiny note weren't there AS would just smell like unsweet rubbery amber, vaguely boring in a gabardine fabric and ice cream sort of way.

But it's there, and the temperate associations I have with the evergreen note seem to clash with the parched oriental - no matter which way I look at it.

AS is a decent piece of work but I've never liked it - and now I know why, I don't know where it's supposed to be taking me, into the garden or a Bedouin tent.

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21st January, 2019 (last edited: 30th May, 2019)
Busy opening with lots of spices that are in front of a burning incense, but the amber stills the spotlight, no doubt. It's thick, dry, very spicy and resinous. As the scent develops, it gets sweeter and warmer, it loses the harshness of the avalanche of spice blend from the start and it gets better, in my opinion. But there are no real detours from the path, the stuff is pretty linear.
31st December, 2018
An impressive, if sweet, amber fragrance and one of my preferred Serge Lutens fragrances. It lasts a long time and smells nice, close and at a distance. It's a reference amber fragrance for me. It doesn't hit the very highest of heights for me, though, because it's a little over-simplistic at times during the wearing, when it smells a little too one-dimensionally sweet.
30th October, 2018

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