I'm with you on this (longevity). Alas, to me it smells a bit like food, after a while. Some exotic kind of food (Chinese? Indian?). That wouldn't bother me but it simply doesn't smell "clean" anymore. Okay, it's not a clean scent from the beginning, but I tend to feel a bit dirty when Sables stays too long. I prefer the one you also mentioned: Ambre Sultan. To me this is more elegant.