They're as different as night and day.
If you like amber and Serge Lutens then you will most probably like Ambre Sultan.
will I like Ambre Sultan? Are they similiar? If so, can i justify having both in wardrobe?
Last edited by persianprince; 14th September 2011 at 07:07 PM.
Nope, totally different. However there are other SL that have a simular vibe that you might like.
As others have said, Ambre Sultan is dark ambery spicy. But you might like it. Perhaps you should try rather the patchouli-chocolate Borneo 1836.
I love Chergui. Only sampled AS, but the first impressions haven't been good.
Chergui is the most easy fragrance from Serge Lutens to like. Ambre Sultan is a good amber but you have to be ok with the cooking spices topnotes vibe. A try before you buy scent.
Thanks for the replies. I wanted to added another SL to my collection and looking for one that has great longevity/sillage and would be considered very exotic and sexy. I love Chergui and am wearing it today and can't get over how perfect this scent is imo. Class in a bottle
They're similar in potency, depth, complexity, and sweetness. Note-wise and overall smell they're vastly different
AS - amber, more masculine, less florals, has a slightly salty quality
Chergui - very much floral, but not girly floral, sugary, tobacco, leather, rather sweet and honey-like
Im the type that tries to keep my wardrobe to a minimum of perfumes, and i have both.
It's hard to say. I think you have to be a big fan of amber to go for the Ambre Sultan. I would rate it very highly, but I sampled it again the other day, and I found it a bit cloying. Perhaps the tester bottle was a bit off. It is certainly a masterpiece when it comes to orientals and probably in the same lineage as the great Shalimar, but for right now AS is not for me.
Personally, I would recommend Parfumerie Generale's L'Ombre Fauve over the AS. THAT is an exceptional amber fragrance with just the right dose of patchouli and a "furry" animalic accord.
Chergui is quite weak on my skin and I usually have to spritz a couple of times of my clothes to get good longevity out of it. I consider it the quiet, socially shy cousin of Pure Havane.
Ambre Sultan is an absolute animal. Very strong & powerful.
Well Ambre Sultan is great, as Petruccijc said, Gris Clair works wonders too. I'd also recommend Fumerie Turque.
Totally different. I don't see (smell) any reason not to like Ambre Sultan not unless you don't like ambers.
They are very different as already mentioned and are both worth having in your wardrobe.
- Expect the unexpected
Will you like Ambre Sultan if you love Chergui?
That's not say you won't like it at all. They're just too different to correlate one with the other.
Chergui and Ambre Sultan were my two first niche fragrances. After testing many and still owning some amber fragrances, in the long run I would go for Ambre Sultan. Also, there is something to be said about its raunchy side in the warm weather.