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    Default Blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan...Do you think I will like it?

    Parfum1 has a special deal going right now... 20% off everything... what do you think of blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan... do you think I will like it? Safe buy?
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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    Default Re: Blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan...Do you think I will like it?

    It is certainly great, and a reference. But as usual, one can never know whether one will click. Buy only if budget is not an issue.

    If you like M7, then I'd say you will like it. But be aware that it is not a regular amber. It is very dark, spicy, with a dusty feel, especially in the opening.

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    Default Re: Blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan...Do you think I will like it?

    no..
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
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    Default Re: Blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan...Do you think I will like it?

    No.

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    Default Re: Blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan...Do you think I will like it?

    I like many of the frags in your top list...but I much prefer Amber Sultan to Chergui which you have as a top fragrance. I find Chregui much sweeter than Ambre Sultan. I do think you will like it though.
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    6. Byredo Bullion
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    Default Re: Blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan...Do you think I will like it?

    Yes - I'd go for it.

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    Default Re: Blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan...Do you think I will like it?

    The best amber out there (in my opinion). 20% off is a good deal, and if you don't like it you'll have no problem selling/trading it.

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    Default Re: Blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan...Do you think I will like it?

    If you like amber incense and vanilla go for it, it's a good one. Lasts all day too.

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    Default Re: Blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan...Do you think I will like it?

    Quote Originally Posted by flouris View Post
    The best amber out there (in my opinion). 20% off is a good deal, and if you don't like it you'll have no problem selling/trading it.
    ^^^ What he said
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Tonka Imperiale
    3. Dior Homme
    4. Pure Malt
    5. Oud Wood
    6. Ambre Nuit
    7. L'air Du Desert Marocain
    8. Noir de Noir
    9. Apple Brandy
    10.Straight to Heaven

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    Default Re: Blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan...Do you think I will like it?

    You can get the same effect by licking your hand and then sprinkling some oregano over it.

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    Default Re: Blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan...Do you think I will like it?

    awesome stuff, I would

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    Default Re: Blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan...Do you think I will like it?

    Never wise to blind buy, although I suppose there's an adrenaline rush to it.

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    Default Re: Blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan...Do you think I will like it?

    Test it.
    I like how it smells as a sample, but do not enjoy wearing it. I hope you have a better experience with it.
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    Default Re: Blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan...Do you think I will like it?

    I'm pretty fond of AS, and I'm guessing you will enjoy it. If not, it's and easy one to resell or trade here.

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    Default Re: Blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan...Do you think I will like it?

    I love it.
    But doesn't mean you wil.

    Do you see yourself enjoying amber and herbs?
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    Default Re: Blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan...Do you think I will like it?

    Not much to add here, but buying blind is never a good idea. Ambre Sultan is probably may favorite amber; however, that doesn't mean it'll be yours. Lots of folks get turned off by spices used in Lutens fragrances.

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    Default Re: Blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan...Do you think I will like it?

    Definitely not a safe blind buy. But that's what makes blind buying fun!
    Current Top Five:
    1. Bois des Iles--Chanel
    2. George Sand--Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    3. L'Ame Soeur--Divine
    4. Violet Blonde--Tom Ford
    5. Santal Blush--Tom Ford

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    Default Re: Blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan...Do you think I will like it?

    Probably, but you never know!

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    Default Re: Blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan...Do you think I will like it?

    If you don't know what an amber-dominant frag smells like, this would be an incredibly bad blind buy, IMO.

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    Default Re: Blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan...Do you think I will like it?

    Very solid fragrance, a bit powerhouse IMO, easy on the trigger, but you won't be regretted, truly amber, cheers.

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    Default Re: Blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan...Do you think I will like it?

    This was not love at first sight, but later I fall in love with this fragrance

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    Default Re: Blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan...Do you think I will like it?

    Much better ambers out there.
    My top 16:

    1. Joop! - Homme 2. Puredistance - M
    3. Tom Ford - Tobacco vanille 4. Tom Ford - Neroli portofino
    5. Tauer - L'air de desert marocaine 6. Armani Privé - Ambre orient
    7. Bond - Harrod's oud 8. Amouage - Jubilation XXV
    9. Parf. Brückner - Aoud 1 10. Clive Christian - X
    11.Xerjoff - Regio 12. Lush - Breath of God
    13. M.Micaleff - Art collec. 102 14. Armani Privé - Figuier eden
    15. Nasomatto - Pardon 16. Heeley - Oranges and lemons ...

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    Default Re: Blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan...Do you think I will like it?

    I did exactly this. But I ended up not liking it at all. Didn't regret it though because I was able to sell it for actually more than I bought it. I'd say 20% off is a good enough deal to risk it.

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    Default Re: Blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan...Do you think I will like it?

    You are gambling big time- still a pricey purchase even with the discount.

    Arghhhh..I just bought three bottles on parfum1 yesterday and there was no 20% off sale- oh well, their prices are still great.
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    Default Re: Blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan...Do you think I will like it?

    It's an excellent scent, though it depends if you want a straight up sweet and easily accessible Amber (i.e. Ambre 114) or you want something which has briny-dusty herbal under currents (Oregano). It's worth sampling first from Lucky Scent, before pulling the trigger on a blind buy.

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    Default Re: Blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan...Do you think I will like it?

    Yes, go for it. It's one of the best and most popular ambers so you should be able to sell/swap it easily if you find it not to your tastes.

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    Default Re: Blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan...Do you think I will like it?

    Judging by your list you should like it. It's a Serge Lutens - you know to expect something oriental and spicy, and just a little sweet. Very nice frag

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    Default Re: Blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan...Do you think I will like it?

    Not a safe blind buy as you have too be fine with the kitchen spices you get upfront before the lovely Amber comes through. And as Duke Hunt has said Hdp Ambre 114 would be a much safer blind buy if you like ambre.
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    Default Re: Blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan...Do you think I will like it?

    Maybe it would be safer to blind buy Muscs Koublai Khan! lol

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    Default Re: Blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan...Do you think I will like it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky View Post
    Maybe it would be safer to blind buy Muscs Koublai Khan! lol
    I tested MKK and I liked it. I then bought a bottle. I like very weird fragrance.
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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