Eau de Parfum
" 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.
ALCOHOL, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), AQUA (WATER), DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, GERANIOL, LINALOOL, HEXYL CINNAMAL, BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE, EUGENOL, CITRONELLOL, LIMONENE, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, BHT, CITRAL, CI 17200 (RED 33), CI 19140 (YELLOW 5), CI 60730 (EXT. VIOLET 2), FARNESOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL.
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