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    29 40.85%
  • Fille en Aiguilles

    42 59.15%
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    Default Poll: Lutens Ambre Sultan or Fille en Aiguilles

    Pretty straight forward poll -- I like both and can't decide which one to get. Which one do you prefer and why?
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    Default Re: Poll: Lutens Ambre Sultan or Fille en Aiguilles

    Love both but prefer Ambre Sultan simply because it smells better to me.
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    Default Re: Poll: Lutens Ambre Sultan or Fille en Aiguilles

    Concur fully with hednic. Both are phenomenal, but Ambre Sultan has the superior scent of the two in my opinion. To be fair, I do own a bottle of Ambre and not of Fille, but my preference still goes to the former.
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    Default Re: Poll: Lutens Ambre Sultan or Fille en Aiguilles

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Love both but prefer Ambre Sultan simply because it smells better to me.
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    Default Re: Poll: Lutens Ambre Sultan or Fille en Aiguilles

    Fille is an amazing coniferous fragrance. I cant stand the spices in Ambre Sultan. Fille all the way.

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    Interesting, I have a small decant of Fille and was thinking about getting a fb of it. I'm holding off because I want to get a sample of Ambre Sultan first. I'm just worried about the spice rack notes I've heard about. I don't want to walk around smelling like spaghetti etc. Is that something I need to worry about with AS?
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    Default Re: Poll: Lutens Ambre Sultan or Fille en Aiguilles

    First of all, thanks for all the responses. CT3, I can't say that I get much spice rack from AS.
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    Default Re: Poll: Lutens Ambre Sultan or Fille en Aiguilles

    Quote Originally Posted by CT3 View Post
    I'm just worried about the spice rack notes I've heard about. I don't want to walk around smelling like spaghetti etc. Is that something I need to worry about with AS?
    No, I get more of a smooth resin-y/amber. Not a lot of spice. I don't get much of anything that would be found in a kitchen or food for sure.
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    Default Re: Poll: Lutens Ambre Sultan or Fille en Aiguilles

    These are the two Lutens scents that I own, so I really like both, but I prefer Ambre Sultan to Fille. I think it's a little more versatile and a better scent overall. I'd probably give Ambre Sultan a 9/10 and Fille en Aiguilles an 8.

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    Thanks guys for answering my question. It eased my mind about purchasing AS. After purchasing and loving Chergui, I've decided I need a few others from the SL house.
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    Default Re: Poll: Lutens Ambre Sultan or Fille en Aiguilles

    I've heard GREAT things about Perry Ellis "M",you just might wanna try it,its inexpensive so you really have nothing to lose...

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    Default Re: Poll: Lutens Ambre Sultan or Fille en Aiguilles

    FeA is a masterpiece - dark, pine, sweet, incensy, fruity...My vote goes to this. I own both, but would pick FeA over Ambre Sultan quite easily.

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    Default Re: Poll: Lutens Ambre Sultan or Fille en Aiguilles

    I own and like Fille but have only sampled Ambre once or twice. I found it to be very nice, but I haven't pulled the trigger on it yet.

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    Default Re: Poll: Lutens Ambre Sultan or Fille en Aiguilles

    Fille en Aiguilles. Not a fan of Ambre Sultan.

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    I own fille en Aiguilles but i prefer Ambre Sultan over it.

    The reason why i didn't buy Ambre Sultan later on is because i bought the irresistible L'air Du Desert Marocain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CT3 View Post
    Thanks guys for answering my question. It eased my mind about purchasing AS. After purchasing and loving Chergui, I've decided I need a few others from the SL house.
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    Default Re: Poll: Lutens Ambre Sultan or Fille en Aiguilles

    Well, I voted for FeA, but both are great and worth owning.

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    Between the two, I'd rather have FEA. I do love ambre sultan though.
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    Default Re: Poll: Lutens Ambre Sultan or Fille en Aiguilles

    When I pull the trigger it will be for Fille en Aiguilles.
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    Default Re: Poll: Lutens Ambre Sultan or Fille en Aiguilles

    While it is a great fragrance, Ambre Sultan is an amber, and there are plenty of amazing ambers out there. Fille en Aiguilles on the other hand, is quite unique, as there are not many like it. I already owned Ambre Precieux, when I was weighing up AS & FeA for purchase, and while different from AP, AS is still very much a spicy amber. I went for FeA, and I do not regret my decision. Amazing stuff!
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    Default Re: Poll: Lutens Ambre Sultan or Fille en Aiguilles

    Between the two, Fille en Aiguilles smells better for me. Ambre Sultan on the other hand is horrifying

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    Both good. Both very different.
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    Default Re: Poll: Lutens Ambre Sultan or Fille en Aiguilles

    I've tried and tried to get into Ambre Sultan, but I just can't get around the dusty bay leaf or oregano or whatever dry kitchen herb blast opens the fragrance (and lasts forever on me). I like it in moments, then it becomes overwhelming and tiring. Ah well.

    Fille en Aiguilles, on the other hand, is beautiful. Starts sweet, but gets drier pretty quickly, with a crisp (but not cleaner-like) pine and a very nice frankincense heart. Not too loud, either. Folks associate the fragrance with Christmas, which makes sense, but it does well in warm weather too if not over-applied.

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    Default Re: Poll: Lutens Ambre Sultan or Fille en Aiguilles

    Love Fille en Aiguilles


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    Default Re: Poll: Lutens Ambre Sultan or Fille en Aiguilles

    Both are beautiful. I own AS, have only sampled FeA, but I am all about amber/resin and just mildly curious about conifer/resin. Enjoy!

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    Default Re: Poll: Lutens Ambre Sultan or Fille en Aiguilles

    They are too different to compare, to any point of view. However I prefer Ambre Sultan - I gave away my bottle of Fille because it was somehow heavy and sticky on me.
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    Default Re: Poll: Lutens Ambre Sultan or Fille en Aiguilles

    Great replies, thanks! After more sampling and reading these, I'm leaning towards FeA
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    Ambre, because I feel like it's more versitile.
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    21 - 21 Tie!

    I prefer Ambre Sultan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Maillard View Post
    They are too different to compare, to any point of view. However I prefer Ambre Sultan - I gave away my bottle of Fille because it was somehow heavy and sticky on me.
    Sticky....Must have been sap from the pine tree accord.
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