Ambre sultan

Eau de Parfum

Evoking a fragment of amber resin picked up by Serge Lutens during a wander through the souks of Marrakech, which lay forgotten for years inside a thuja wood box, this perfume marks a return to a focus on the identity and authenticity of unique ingredients.

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" This fragrance is not an Oriental, but an Arab and a Lutens. That being the case, don't expect it to fit in.The point of departure was a scented wax, found in a souk and long forgotten in a wooden box. The amber only became sultanesque after I reworked the composition using cistus, an herb that sticks to the fingers like tar, then added an overtone that nobody had ever dreamed of: vanilla."

Evoking a fragment of amber resin picked up by Serge Lutens during a wander through the souks of Marrakech, which lay forgotten for years inside a thuja wood box, this perfume marks a return to a focus on the identity and authenticity of unique ingredients.

1968: the year Serge Lutens discovers Morocco. A milestone date, and for him, a time of incredible revelation.

During one of his wanderings in the Marrakech souks, caught up in the crowd and the scents of the old city, Serge by chance falls upon a piece of amber wax which he purchases on impulse.

In 1993 the wax is retrieved, having been neglected for many years in a thuja wood box, to have its memory revived. “Ambre sultan" was unveiled to the Western world as a new olfactive style: a restoration of the authenticity of perfume through its raw materials.

Three decades later, "Ambre sultan" has lost none of its elegance, splendour and power and it remains a truly beautiful tribute to Arab history and culture.

A Serge Lutens perfume is not merely a blend of ingredients, it is the very essence of an experience, a particular sensibility. Doubt, anger, fragility, joy (too)... each of these represents a moment of our existence. Clashing, torturing the raw ingredients until they reveal their inner truth: for Serge Lutens this is not a job but an art!

ALCOHOL, AQUA (WATER), PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), BENZYL BENZOATE, BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE, BENZOPHENONE-3, LINALOOL, LIMONENE, FARNESOL, COUMARIN, BENZYL ALCOHOL, GERANIOL, CITRONELLOL, BHT, CI 15985 (YELLOW 6), EUGENOL, CITRAL, BENZYL SALICYLATE, AMYL CINNAMAL, BENZYL CINNAMATE, CI 14700 (RED 4), HEXYL CINNAMAL, ISOEUGENOL, CI 42053 (GREEN 3)

The ingredients list is regularly updated. Before using a product, please read the list of ingredients on the packaging to ensure they are suitable for you.

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