Reviews and Problems with Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
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31 May 2013
Summary: Tanned skin, unruly hair, bare feet on some cracked, red earth, something nomadic and very very attractive. On my skin, Ambre Sultan is more leather than amber and that's why more wearable than many fragrances from this house. (I find their dried fruits a bit too sweet and overwhelming) It opens with herbal notes that some of us may find medicinal, but I love it as much as the spicy vicks-like note that joins in later.
Summary: I was so excited to receive my fragrance. It is exactly as I thought it would be, it is initially very in your face but then dries down to a beautiful exotic fragrance.It is a very dry,woody,earthy,smokey fragrance which I absolutely adore.
Summary: Ambre Sultan is a smoky amber on me. When I wear this, I am transported to the deep woods on a dewy, overcast fall morning. The morning air smells sweet as I trudge over wet foliage, trees are starting to get heavy with sap, and there is a detectable smell of smoky, charred wood from a campfire from the night before. This is like a memory for me. Being female, the strong blast of fragrance right away is a little too much for me (feels quite masculine).
Sounds perfect but surprisingly leaves me wanting more...
4 May 2012
Summary: Ambre Sultan is the first fragrance that anyone will recommend to a lover of amber fragrances as a must. It's described as spicy, resinous, dark, heady and rich and all that with amber's underlying warmth binding every note together. Considering the fact that I like warm, oriental, spicy ambers, this sounded like HG to my ears.
Summary: When this wa released, together with Rose de Nuit in, I think, 1993 there weren't many upscale ambers around, but I was still familiar to the concept of amber through oils and incenses from oriental shops and loved those smells. I first read about it in french Vogue describing it as a perfume for kings. I was immediately obsessed with the idea of it. The extreme orientalism and the timeless, luxurious-looking bottle.
Summary: Notes: coriander, sandalwood, bay leaf, patchouli, angelica, resins and myrrh. This fragrance opens with a spice accord comprised of coriander, bay leaf and a dash of patchouli. It is warm and dry with a sweetish undertone due to the myrrh. As the fragrance progresses, the bay leaf becomes the dominant note, but thankfully myrrh softens the herbal-green qualities of the leaf.
Summary: This is by far, one of the best frangrances I have owned. I heard about it for a long time, and finially took the splurge! Its like pure heaven! I can see a man or a woman wearing this, its quite sexy and unusual, lots of amber and Middle Eastern notes in here. Its a masterpiece, smells expensive, great warm scent and stays close to the skin and lasts a long time.