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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 946 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

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
This reminds me of vanilla-flavoured pipe tobacco, so rather than an Ottoman palace or a Souk, I imagine an old man has been puffing it by a wood fire on a wet November evening, and hours later, after he has nodded off in his chair, the smoke has mingled with fumes from his drained whiskey glass, and burnished the walls and furniture with a glowing lacquer.
09th August, 2018
I'm delighted to finally try out Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan since it has among the best reputations of the line, most notably as it compares to other amber fragrances in general, and Tom Ford Amber Absolute in particular, and I agree that the comparison is warranted.

It's an amber-dominant fragrance, as the name suggests, with heavy doses of incense and vanilla, and it's in this trinity that it's very similar to the 2015 rendition of Tom Ford Amber Absolute. Ambre Sultan also features the spicy, provocative bay leaf, some woods, and a handful of other minor players (florals, herbs per some note lists) that don't hold a candle to the benzoin-leaning amber dominance.

Given its composition, Ambre Sultan's performance is unsurprisingly very good. It boasts projection that's above average and longevity that's quite strong. At a discounted price (on FragranceNet) of $52 for 50ml, it's surely a bargain.

8 out of 10
18th June, 2018
Another much loved fragrance here at Basenotes that I just can't stand. Overly Bohemian. Overly heady. Overly hippie. Reminds me of a spice rack. Just not my thing!!
12th May, 2018 (last edited: 05th November, 2018)
Round, well done. Amber green, infallible, and well blended mixture. Nothing else.
Perfume lovers will have it by one of the best and wisest realizations of the market. Well; but, for me, the perfume in general develops his artistic interest in an attempt to deepen the subjectivity. This perfume is objective, perfect, eternal success. I would give to understand that I not prefer it to the two Ambers Profumum Rome: there is the audacity of the evocation, the purity of the extravagance left to interpretation.
Ambre Sultan is autumn and bourgeois, its evocation is sober. And its popularity is justified.
12th March, 2018
There are ambers, and then there is Ambre Sultan.

Ambre Sultan is a big amber perfume with a focus on herbal elements. The point of departure is an overdose of medicinal bay leaf; an uncanny but tremendously successful pairing. There is a touch of oregano; together the herbal parts perfectly complement and cut through the sweetness of amber, resins and vanilla. The herbs are more prominent initially, but prevail till the finish when the vanilla is more prominent. The sweetness is not sticky or cloying, but thick and dry, like a shawl.

Ambre Sultan is immensely enveloping, and retains one's interest unlike ninety five percent of all 'amber' perfumes. One can wear this day in, day out. One can wear this anywhere, from the Sahara to the Poles.

Exceptional.

5/5

25th January, 2018

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