Serge Lutens

Ambre Sultan

Eau de Parfum

Ambre Sultan Sizes Available:
50ml $150
100ml $230
0.7ml sample $4
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Here's what other people are saying about Ambre Sultan...
This a pure amber and vanilla aroma. A spicy cinnamon follows quickly after. It is worth the investment.
By   - Sales Executive from Minneapolis on 10/4/2020
Oooh, my first Serge Lutens! The spice hits immediately, and it's very prickly and warm. Lots of cinnamon and cloves, nutmeg, allspice, a bit of cumin. Amber, a funky, expensive-smelling amber, slightly sweetened with vanillic honey. Then the vanilla expands. This juice smells rich, intense, and highly caloric. It starts masculine and assertive, and then mellows into a sweeter, more feminine scent, that I would still adore on a guy.
By   - Fragrance newbie from Frankfort, KY on 6/5/2020
This was way too spicy for me. I love to cook with spices, but the combo didn't work and was very bitter. I wanted to like it. My love of benzoin, as well as resins and bay laurel made this scent seem nice. Coriander is nice in small amounts. A well-balanced amber is a dream, but this was a mix of too many strong notes. There's something to be said about restraint...
By   - Cat Herder from Norcal on 4/15/2019
I thought the benzoin was going to burn a hole in the back of my throat. I loved the idea of this, but found the fragrance was just not for me.
By   - Perfume Addict from Denver, CO on 4/27/2016
This is a really sensuous scent, Its thick and fiery yet evokes this dreaminess. The touch of vanilla gives it a feminine touch - and the Amber is not over powering. It was exactly the kind of Amber scent I was looking for - something that had more depth than a essential oil without the alcohol smell of more mainstream scents. What really makes this scent amazing is if you mix it with a touch of Serge Lutens Fleur D'Oranger - it gives it a hint of a more floral note.
By   - Analyst from Portland, OR on 2/15/2016
Ambre Sultan starts out smelling like dill pickles (?) and then "earthiness." When I say "earthiness," I mean I get the impression of fragrance under layers of "smoky ground."Almost like someone had done a controlled burn of resin and sap-covered ground. I almost didn't think I was going to like it because it seemed a bit disjointed, and even "cubist" in a sense (and don't ask me where the dill pickle came in). After about 25 minutes, the fragrance softens, as the "amber sap" comes to the forefront and makes the skin more approachable and lovely, but not overwhelmingly sweet; you still get a lot of smokiness in there. Really nice balance. Really lovely. I would definitely recommend testing this against Parfumerie General's L'Ombre Fauve to compare the difference in development of a "cashmere" Amber (L'Ombre Fauve) and an "earthy" amber (Ambre Sultan).
By   - Attorney and fragrance freak from Washington, DC on 5/11/2015
I am bewitched by Ambre Sultan. This is my favorite representation of amber in my fragrance collection. Amber is at the fore. While the spices and patchouli are a definite presence, they delicately buttress the sweetly raving beauty of amber without pulling focus. Ambre Sultan enchants me every time I wear it, and I reach for it quite often. I love the presentation of the 50mL Lutens bottles, as well. This bottle stands like a simply cut topaz among my collection, elegant and singular.
By   - Nursing Student from Texas on 11/16/2014
Amber Sultan is already a modern classic. I have a love/hate thing with Serge Lutens, but this is on my love list. Its a very traditional french amber, but updated. Herbal, and never goes powdery. Perfectly unisex, but may veer masculine. If you are a man and hate powdery amber, definitely give this a try. It took me a few wearings to finally understand Ambre Sultan. I loved it at first whiff, but wasn't sure it worked on me... But now I love it. That's what great perfumes are about. A journey. By the way, the other perfumes in my Serge Luten love list are MKK and Chergui. I really, realyl want to love the Santals, but alas, I dont. Too sweet and sticky. Boxeuses might end up on my love list.
By   - from NYC on 11/3/2013
This fragrance came highly recommended to me. Serge Lutens makes my favorite perfumes. But I avoided this one for a long time because of some of the notes in it, such as coriander and bay leaf, which I have disliked for as long as I can remember, but I went ahead and took a risk and ordered a bottle. When I first received the perfume and opened it, the first thing I noticed was the scent of Bay leaf which over-powered the first whiff. Once I sprayed it on my skin it definitely smelled strongly of bay leaf on me, but once it dried down...WOW! What a gorgeous sensual scent! It was stunning! I wanted to just sit around and smell my wrist for hours on end! It is the perfect date night perfume. I highly recommend this perfume for the confident ladies or ladies that need a boost of confidence!
By   - from Kentucky on 8/20/2013
All sublime, spicy amber and vanilla on me. Love.
By  on 8/17/2012
Really loved this at one time . . . More recently this turned to a poo smell on the dry down. Disappointing :(
By  on 7/25/2012
Grassy notes and herbs sing out above rich warm amber and resins. You'll feel annointed.
By   - from Melbourne, Australia on 6/26/2012
this is my favorite fragrance and what turned me on to serge lutens. i picked it up by chance in 2000 during a trip to greece. now every time i wear it -- even 12 years later, it reminds me of summer in the mediterranean. it is a heavy, rich scent that actually works well in warm weather. i am a huge fan of amber, but this one is my favorite because it sits right in the middle of the gender binary. well, actually, it leans a little on the masculine side, especially with the top notes... what i mena to say is that there are some ambers out there that are very soft and warm and "feminine" -- very vanilla and baked cookies or kind of flattend out so that the amber doesn't get too rich and overpowering. and then there are the more masculine ambers with the cedars and leather and sometimes a ton of citrus that kind of try to "butch up" the natural sweetness... this one, however, has just enough spice to let you know it means business, and mellows out to a sexy, warm, and exotic amber that still smells complex even at its base. perhaps this is also why it lasts so long. a spritz or two of this will last you, your clothes, and your hair ALL DAY. this scent is for the confident.
By   - from los angeles on 6/7/2012
Some ambers subtly caress you, like Le Labo's Ambrette 9. This just shouts loudly in your face. The benzoin leaves a harsh taste in the back of my throat.
By   - Pharmacist from London on 3/25/2011
Thick and smoky. Very intense, which I like. It stays on your skin for hours and hours, so you get good value in a bottle. Would like to smell this on a man ;)
By  on 3/13/2011
The benzoin and resins are really prominent on me an unfortuantely I don't like my ambers this thick and strong, I feel like an incense shop. Then again, I've never had any Lutens work on my skin, not one of them, so i'm not surprised that this is no different. Also I appreciate theherbs/spices that create a different take on amber but they give this a masculine edge on me.
By   - admin from melb on 2/2/2011
l really wanted to be wowed by this, but l'm not. lt opens with the strong, medicinal, fresh-cut-wood blast that l've come to expect from a decent amber, but then it becomes very dry, with aromatic herbs & pine needles, before eventually settling into a benzoin-like, but still herbal sweetness, by which time it's fading fast. l respect it's quality & construction, but like all Serge's scents the sillage & longevity are poor on me, & it doesn't have the rich, deep sweetness that l crave in an amber. Not for me.
By   - from southampton uk on 10/14/2010
the birthday fairy bestowed this on me! i am in amber heaven.... this does transport you to a very special place. you OWE yourself a sample
By   - agent from st pete on 3/10/2010
years ago i had this and it did not react with my body chemistry correctly. just goes to show you can revisit fragrance .. now it is a sexy deep amber which i adore. rich and memorable.
By   - agent from st pete on 2/25/2010
This was my first SL purchase! from the first smell... I knew I had to have it!! I spay it on my wrist ... right before bed and it takes me to far away places in my dreams...
By   - from SAN FRANCISCO on 1/31/2010
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