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View Poll Results: Ambre Sultan Or Interlude Man?

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  • Ambre Sultan

    18 69.23%
  • Interlude Man

    8 30.77%
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  1. #1

    Default Interlude Man vr Ambre Sultan

    I did some sniffing today and had two WOW experiences. Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan and Interlude Man by Amouage. As I type this, I'm wearing Ambre Sultan on my left arm and Interlude Man on my right.

    Ambre Sultan is smokey yet sweet. It's almost edible and, at times, almost caramel-ish. Almost too sweet, or perhaps too syrupy, for my tastes. But the opening wows me and deeper into the drydown, it wows me again.

    Interlude Man seems almost fiery to me. Yes, it's smokey, but initially, it wears as if the fire is still burning. It's more challenging yet it seems to command more of my attention - in a good way.

    Obviously, Ambre Sultan is much cheaper. Interlude Man is one heck of a splurge. But if they were the same price... but...

    ...if you were only judging them based on factors like
    - how they smell
    - how they wear
    - versatility, and,
    - how much other people like them on you
    ...which would YOU choose?
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

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    Default Re: Interlude Man vr Ambre Sultan

    Ambre Sultan

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    Default Re: Interlude Man vr Ambre Sultan

    Hail to the Sultan!
    ***My favourite from my collection***

    -------- Amouage Tribute Attar
    ------ Serge Lutens: Ambre Sultan
    -------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore
    ------ Amouage: Fate Man
    -------- Amouage: Epic Man
    ------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir
    -------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
    ------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
    ------ Dior: Leather Oud
    ------- Hermèssence: Ambre Narguilé

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    Default Re: Interlude Man vr Ambre Sultan

    I'm not a fan of both but if I have to choose then it would be Ambre Sultan without any question. Interlude Man to me is very clumsily put together and for such price it's almost an insult

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    Default Re: Interlude Man vr Ambre Sultan

    I own both but if you put a gun to my head I'd go with Interlude man - it's just more interesting.

    BTW - you really need to try Opus VI. An excellent amber dressed in Amouage finery.

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    Ambre Sultan is more direct and pure. Interlude is more complex and calculated. It's like the difference between making love in a raw and uncalculated, animalic fashion, or making love in one of the crazy difficult poses from the kama sutra.

    I love both styles, but in this case, I just find Interlude more attractive. It's a scent with a million little nuances woven into its folds and there is *always* something new to discover.
    ***For sale:

    Iris Pallida 50ml

    Ungaro I 75ml

    and more!
    - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more

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    Default Re: Interlude Man vr Ambre Sultan

    I like Interlude Man but love Ambre Sultan.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6)
    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Default Re: Interlude Man vr Ambre Sultan

    Not keen on either but would have to go with the Sultan.

  10. #10

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    Ambre Sultan for me

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    Default Re: Interlude Man vr Ambre Sultan

    Same as Jack Hunter. If it were a choice between the two, Ambre Sultan would be mine.

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    I like Ambre Sultan very much. Interlude Man is one of the worst things I have smelled in the entire fragrance world. My nose just locks in on the way over-done oregano, and thats the end of that story.

    No contest.

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    Default Re: Interlude Man vr Ambre Sultan

    Interlude Man, love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    Ambre Sultan is more direct and pure. Interlude is more complex and calculated. It's like the difference between making love in a raw and uncalculated, animalic fashion, or making love in one of the crazy difficult poses from the kama sutra.

    I love both styles, but in this case, I just find Interlude more attractive. It's a scent with a million little nuances woven into its folds and there is *always* something new to discover.
    Two things:

    #1 - I love a good analogy, and you really summed up the differences nicely with that one.
    #2 - You also really summed up my thoughts on the differences between the two. It's almost not even fair to compare them, as they're both works of art.

    I'm leaning toward Interlude Man, but I have small samples to work through first. If they were the same price, it'd be no contest for me, so maybe I've already made up my mind. Maybe...?
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

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    Default Re: Interlude Man vr Ambre Sultan

    duplicate post.
    Last edited by L'Homme Blanc Individuel; 29th January 2013 at 07:24 PM.
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

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    Default Re: Interlude Man vr Ambre Sultan

    If you're ok with samples instead of a bottle, go with a few official samples of Interlude Man from Parfums Raffy ($6 for an official 2ml sample. You're paying the same price per ml as a full bottle, basically. A great deal!) and then a bottle of the Sultan.

    Interlude is SO strong that 4 or 6ml should last a long long time!
    ***For sale:

    Iris Pallida 50ml

    Ungaro I 75ml

    and more!
    - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more

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    Default Re: Interlude Man vr Ambre Sultan

    Thanks for the tip SculptureOfSoul!!!
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

  18. #18

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    Sultan Rules!

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    100% Interlude Man

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    Default Re: Interlude Man vr Ambre Sultan

    Ambre...Sultan
    Top ten

    1. Patou Pour Homme
    2. Patou Pour Homme Prive
    3. Portrait of a lady
    4. Jubilation XXV
    5. Cashmere Oud
    6. Tribute Attar
    7. Ambre 114
    8. Clive Christian No. 1
    9. Jardin d Amalfi
    10. Eau de Patou Pour Homme

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