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Ambre sultan 1993 Eau de Parfum

Ambre sultan (Eau de Parfum) by Serge Lutens
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Ambre sultan (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Serge Lutens for women and men and was released in 1993. The scent is oriental-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Shiseido Group / Beauté Prestige International.
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Oriental
Spicy
Resinous
Woody
Sweet

Fragrance Notes

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8.01051 Ratings
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8.5840 Ratings
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7.8812 Ratings
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7.6294 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 21.04.2024.
Interesting Facts
Ambre sultan was additionally released in 2000 as a limited edition "Noël 2000" of 500 bottles. In 2006 the bottle collection "Les Fauves Royaux" followed, attaching the design Tigre to the scent.
The fragrance is part of the "Collection Noire" collection.

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Heldenvater

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Top Review 22  
Better than the ex
I have to stretch a little to describe what Ambre Sultan means to me.
Last winter, I fell in love with Grand Soir | Maison Francis Kurkdjian - hard. Those spicy, warm and soft components combined with a heaviness, a weight that I hadn't known before - and it took me back to my grandma's kitchen...
I loved smelling its spray - only unfortunately I lacked the appropriate occasions to wear it.

Then someone messaged me on Parfumo asking if I could part with it - and I said yes. And then I was sorry.

How could I let this heavenly, but hard to wear fragrance go like that?!

I villain!

There might have come opportunities to get to know each other better...

And then I got to know Ambre sultan Eau de Parfum.
And that has hit me like a bomb.
Spicy, warm, soft - so much weight.
Like Grand Soir, only more masculine, sensual - and wearable!

Ambre sultan Eau de Parfum starts right away with this warm spicy orientalism, which accompanies him all the time - and after a short time a special feature creeps in, a tone that can be better described with the English funky than with the German Animalik, because it hits it less.
Ambre sultan Eau de Parfum is not animalic, but he has this fresh, incredibly exciting note, which some here in the forum with the fur of a cat describe.

Please don't be put off: this is really just background and perfectly integrated.
But just this twist makes Ambre sultan Eau de Parfum so incredibly pleasant, so exciting, so exciting - and so wearable!

Ambre sultan Eau de Parfum is for me a perfect fragrance for cold days.
A classic, which rightly has its permanent place on people's shelves for almost 30 years - and for me an absolute stroke of luck, because he has not only made up for my "loss", but still far exceeded!
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Camey5000

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My Amber Number 25

Serge Lutens - Ambre sultan
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We crossed Borneo, Kalimantan and Saravak and went to visit Brunei. With the sultan. Perhaps the richest man in the world
During a spontaneously warm amber reception, we are served from a mysterious elongated bottle of fragrance. Welcome. Something Bruneian? With the irritating fertility of tropical nights
The elixir of the sultan.

The scent of wood, leaves and herbs from the nearby, rustic forest - nothing of the teak plantations in monoculture - envelops us with a great flap of wings. We notice laurel, woody coriander seeds and bitter coriander leaves. Oregano and green sourness fill an unconventional soup glory. Narrow strawberry animalism rounds off.

And we smell amber again. More of a hunch. Very low-key. And as they tell us, angelica. Almost dirty wood. Jungle. The composition is green, spicy and slightly acidic. With a touch of bitterness. Wood dark, moist. Not dusty, not dry, not light. Unsweet.

A "green" amber, which has a fragrance that is very different from cuddly, warm, soft scents. But sandalwood, delicate honey, labdanum and vanilla flatter together to create a long-lasting fragrance. To individual beastliness.

Amber special class
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Serenissima

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Orient Express
One spray only and the door opens:
The glass door to the saloon car of my Orient Express', acting like burn-out lace.
I enter an area of sensory-impressive luxury in the scent of spices, precious balsamic oils, smoky resins and embracing warmth.
What an incredibly balanced composition has the dear Solstice bottled for me for Christmas: thank you for that!

A pyramidal structure of the fragrance notes I can not perceive.
Rather, a harmony opens up to me in warm brown and green tones with bright light reflections - like thick and inviting upholstered chairs and sofas, precious wood paneling and delicate glass and crystal.
A world: just to sink into.

Coriander and bay leaf spices flash as soloists for a moment before marrying with myrtle and benzoin; a light smoke envelops the already very awake but not overstimulated senses.
Labdanum joins them: well fits this slightly herbaceous and own kind of cistus in the previous fragrance weaving, before the balsamic beauties - tolu balsam, styrax and finally vanilla gently sand off any rough edges in the previous creation and round off this yet somewhat idiosyncratic mixture.
Of course, the classics of the perfume world sandalwood and my "darling" patchouli may not be missing.
Without these two, the senses flattering fragrance beings, but every Oriental would only be a shadow of its former self.
But they are here: languid and lush they spread and embrace exuberantly.
And so Serge Lutens "Ambre Sultan" lives up to its reputation as an opulent oriental.
So far, I find myself in the middle of a luxurious "salon car of fragrances" that richly surrounds me with all the secrets of 1001 nights.
The crown gets this fragrance creation by amber put on: noble and golden glow.
Here, too, is rather resorted to a slightly matte gold variant; so much more appropriate, as bright glow and radiance.
Because this matte elegance of amber harmonizes excellently with the dominant earthy-resinous spice.
Generously and equally tasteful were composed here the "fragrances of Arabia" to an almost magical overall impression. A meeting full of noblesse.
As if I were in a "compartment of fragrances", in which I can stay for several hours and feel good.
Because also the durability fits excellently with everything so far; everything develops comfortably; not obtrusive, quite noble and comfortable.
A feel-good atmosphere is created, which I would not like to leave at all.

I also do not have to; Solstice left me such a generous filling that I can still revel for a long time in this world apart from everyday life.
So, sighing comfortably, I leave myself to the soothing sound of the wheels of my very own Orient Express, which whisks me away.
Yes, where do you think?
Perhaps in the land of dreams and harmony?
The next time spraying will show it!
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MossGreen

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Warm and spicy perfection
It doesn't often happen to me that a perfume goes on my wish list within the first few minutes after application, and is also not drained again over the entire course of wearing it.
This is where it happened.

For me Ambre Sultan is just harmonious from the first moment on, wonderfully pleasant and simply fitting.
He actually starts out the way he's supposed to stay... sort of straight to the drydown. Nothing that has to sort itself out, no disharmonies, bursting peaks, fluctuations or tarnishing, and all this without being boring.

The scent comes to the skin and is there, in a balanced perfection for me.
Warm-spicy-soft.
Like many spice orientals of this hit (I think of "Taklamakan" or "Larmes du Desert") he uses a spiciness that inevitably makes you think of warm, golden sand, but doesn't look dry or dusty, but rather tries to reflect a kind of noble fertility.
Fully aromatic, without being overloaded or difficult to work with.
The resins (Benzoe and Labdanum belong to my favorites meanwhile) provide the slightly sweetish depth and spices (Here Koreander and Oregano, which clearly perceptibly weave through the course) lift it up again and make sure that the scent does not sink one-dimensionally hard, as it is unfortunately often the case with many less thoughtfully composed Orientals.

A complex composition that doesn't need to hide. I think vanilla at the base is a good choice. I don't take it as such, but the fragrance remains pleasantly soft despite the spice and resin charge and almost a little creamy towards the end.

I must say, he did not take my breath away, as Bois D´ascèse did before him, for example, but he overwhelmed me in his gentleness and coherence in a different way.
He shows himself to me as a reliable companion, on whom I can count, of whom I know who he is.
No hidden facets, massive surprises or secret changeability.
It fascinates me by an all-embracing rounded smell picture and no single corner, edge or note disturbs me also only a short moment long.
No fragrance has created that before him.

The durability is a dream for me. It doesn't stick to me for ages, like other fragrances do to me, which often gets on my nerves, but it doesn't blow away after a few hours to a light breeze.
I'd estimate it at 8-9 hours.

Many thanks to Hildchen for the completely unexpected Pröbchen, which will become a bottle at the next opportunity.
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Taurus

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Sultan of Swing
Serge Lutens hasn't really warmed me up yet. Many of his creations are somehow too floral-heavy for me. Fortunately, this is by no means the case with all of his fragrances.

Ambre Sultan puts more emphasis on oriental spice with soft resinous tones.

The heavy Amber plays a big role here and combines excellently with the slightly chocolate-spotted benzoin - a classic mixture with which you can't do much wrong in principle, because it's cuddly and round.

But Monsieur Lutens doesn't make it that easy for us. In between there are more and more dry to dusty notes, possibly coming from oregano. At least I can see in my mind's eye these rather dry leaves as they are sprinkled over the hot pizza from the oven. But in addition I see a small cloud of wood dust ...

This unfortunately slows down the suppleness of Ambre Sultan a bit,
which is a real pity in itself.
However, the dustiness is only temporary and after some time the eau de parfum becomes as oriental as it was thought.

OK - you can wear it and I like it quite a lot, even if I would have preferred to do without the dry dustiness. But that's exactly what makes the character of Ambre Sultan so special, that he doesn't predictably exude his aura, but gets some rough edges.

And so the sultan swings along with some vanilla as a small conciliatory compensation until the long lasting drydown. Still, I guess I'll have to wait for my favorite Lutens, if there is one.

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Dkar16Dkar16 2 years ago
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Definitely an spicy and complex amber. A solid alternative to the sadly discontinued gem, Amber Absolute. Performance not the same..
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VictorREVictorRE 2 years ago
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Ambre Sultán is the epitome of an amber scent. It has a sweet incense nuance that makes it special.
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HugoMontezHugoMontez 2 years ago
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Probably THE amber scent. One of the first and is spot on. Love the spicy aromatic elements and the resinous drydown. A must have. 4/5
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KanyezzyKanyezzy 10 months ago
Probably the grandaddy of amber fragrances with that velvelty , smooth herbal quality mixed around. Perfection!
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KimJongKimJong 3 years ago
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The more you experience other Ambery fragrances, the more you will discover the greatness of Ambre Sultan.
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