Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

Dorje123

Well-known member
Feb 15, 2011
Recently, I purchased a couple of Sultan Pasha's (SP) fragrances. He is a member of basenotes and many of you probably recognize the username sultanpasha. He also sells on ebay as "scents-rarity": http://www.ebay.com/usr/scents-rarity

He was nice enough to send me a large assortment of samples plus a free 3mL bottle with my order! I have tried a bunch of them so far and have been very impressed. They are in oil form, undiluted, so a drop or two is all you need. His fragrances are mostly natural with the restrained use of some synthetics to enhance performance. Many all natural fragrances don't last long or provide enough sillage and projection while SP's oils are all very good performers. Here are some impressions:

La Fougre: This was the free 3 mL bottle and has ended up being a favorite and one I will definitely wear. It's a complex blend using all the traditional fougere elements of bergamot, lavender, oak moss, tonka and patchouli. This one also has some nice warm spices as well as a soapy note that I assume is one of the few synthetics used in the blend. There may also be some resins lurking in there too, SP's use of resins in his fragrances are genius. This is a very satisfying fragrance and a great quality fougere. Fans of this genre should definitely try La Fougre!

Ambre du Soleil: This was one of the two 3mL bottles I ordered and has turned out to be one of the best fragrances I own, it's really amazing. If you like Frankincense this is a no-brainer. SP uses 3 kinds of Frankincense and the mixture covers the full spectrum of what frankincense has to offer, from lemony top notes to incensy resinous mid and basenotes. The frankincense is augmented with citrus oils and ambergris. Cedar and castoreum is also listed in the description but these blend in so well it's hard to tell they are used. This makes a great spring and summer fragrance, the citrus and lemon lasts forever as the lemon note is from the frankincense, and the overall scent has great longevity.


That's it for today but I have a bunch more of SP's fragrances I will write my impressions of in the coming days. If anyone has any questions or wants to post their own impressions go for it. :)
 
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Hix

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Jan 2, 2015
Re: Sultan Pasha's Frangrances

Sultan's a wonderful resource on attar based fragrances. I have a sample package coming my way, I am very excited to see what real oud's, good and bad, smell like, as well as see what raw ingredients smell like, so I can train my nose better. I would highly suggest inquiring with him if anyone has interest in broadening their horizons beyond Western perfume archetypes.

I will update in time with my impressions, but I am excited to hear what others have to say as well!
 

faheem

Active member
Aug 17, 2010
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I love his Inferno and Incense Royale plus he has sent so many samples that i still need to go through. A real artist and very humble guy.
 

russian adam

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Aug 26, 2012
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Oh yes, Shadee and Incense Royale are right at the top of my oud blends list, even though Shadee has no oud in it =)))!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Dorje123

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Feb 15, 2011
Re: Sultan Pasha's Frangrances

I have tried just a tiny bit of Incense Royale and was very impressed, he does a great job with resins/incense.

faheem, feel free to add any comments or impressions you have.
 

piscopo

Member
May 16, 2013
Re: Sultan Pasha's Frangrances

Encense Royale, cuir au miel, Enigma Intense, Aurum d'Angkhor, cheval d'Arabie, Inferno ( great!!), caffe ambre noir and its variations, and many others are some of the magic blends of this - still relatively known - "MAESTRO", a profumorum magister! Absolutely to try and I apreciate that you are not bound to blind buy from him, he's always available to send tiny samples of his creation
 

sultanpasha

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Nov 9, 2011
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I honestly couldn't believe my eyes yesterday when I saw this thread! Honestly never thought of the day a thread on Basenotes would be opened dedicated to my beloved blends.......I am sincerely humbled. This is truly wonderful.....God Bless you all for your kind comments and contributions.
 

Dorje123

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Feb 15, 2011
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I'm wearing Incense Royale today... this stuff is very strong, only a drop needed! This is a frankincense and myrrh fragrance with lots going on. There is some resemblance to Amouage Interlude Man but without the weird oregano note. On opening there are fresh, warm spicy, sweet and balsamic/resin notes. In particular I can smell some citrus and sweet orange, vetiver, vanilla, camphor, oud, benzoin, frankincense, myrrh. SP said there are about 30 types of resins and two oud oils in the blend. The oud isn't prominent but adds depth, the resins and warm spices are most prominent with the vanilla sweetening things up. I'm trying to put my finger on the fresh notes but failing, there is something in there that has this fresh "blue/purple" scent... maybe lavender? The composition is well balanced and well blended, the overall impression is warm sweet incense but it's not too "churchy", like Amouage's Interlude the prominent incense is modified enough by other notes that it doesn't come off that way. The drydown is long and lingering and smells mostly of sweet resins with the other notes more subdued. If you're a fan of incense fragrances this is an exceptionally good one.
 

sultanpasha

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Nov 9, 2011
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Wow Dorje123! That's a really in depth review of Incense Royale! :-D thank you so much for the kind compliments! Incense Royale is very close to my heart as was my very fist composition.
The fresh citric notes is emanating from the mixture of Peruvian Black copal, Philipino Elemi and Omani Royal grade green Hojari Frankincense. The blue-purple floral notes is coming from the aged Cambodi which smells very much like dried fruits on initial application but as a result of the three above creates almost a purple floral accord. Would you believe absolutely no florals or citrus oils were used to compose IR :-D
 

du57in

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Jun 21, 2014
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Sounds like I have some new fragrances to sample. All of them sound really nice, especially Incense Royale. Thanks for the descriptions!
 

Dorje123

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Feb 15, 2011
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Wow Dorje123! That's a really in depth review of Incense Royale! :-D thank you so much for the kind compliments! Incense Royale is very close to my heart as was my very fist composition.
The fresh citric notes is emanating from the mixture of Peruvian Black copal, Philipino Elemi and Omani Royal grade green Hojari Frankincense. The blue-purple floral notes is coming from the aged Cambodi which smells very much like dried fruits on initial application but as a result of the three above creates almost a purple floral accord. Would you believe absolutely no florals or citrus oils were used to compose IR :-D

As a perfumer it must be interesting to hear people try to analyze your creations. :) Now that you mention it I can recognize the Cambodi oud, I have a little bit of Crassna oud oil that fits that description. I was thinking lavender was making a sort of fresh fougere accord but it didn't quite fit... interesting that kind of an accord can be made with resins and oud! The cool thing is it lasts the life of the fragrance unlike most short lived fresh topnotes. Same with Ambre du Soleil, the lemon from the frankincense lasts forever.



The oils I've wrote about so far are relatively affordable, actually a great deal if you catch one you're interested in on ebay... SP has a few pricey, exotic blends I'll write about soon... :)
 

Orgoglio italianO

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May 31, 2008
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Incense Royale amongst others of Sultans are wonderfully blended. It's hard to pick a favorite as all are great to me. Incense Royale is a great oil with high quality ingredients. I have not tried an oil that was low quality or that I did not like! So far 5 thumbs up! Aurum D'Angkhor is the latest one I've tried,man... Good stuff I highly recommend everyone try this oil! Bravo,Sultan
 

NSR

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Dec 8, 2014
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I've bought quite a few of SP's blends over the past 6 months; 3ml each of Jardin de Minuit, Enigma Intense, Cuir au Miel, Incense Royale, Ocean of Flowers and Ambre du Soliel and 12ml of Sambac Regale - it is that good! I've also received a lot of samples too that were shipped with these blends. All are very diverse and I've been very satisfied with them all.

One of my favourite scents at the moment is Jardin de Minuit (JdM), which is very airy yet dark fragrance. For a unisex fragrance, I was originally concerned that this fragrance was maybe a little too feminine - I had originally bought this for my wife. However, I find that this scent very addictive and have worn this myself and received positive comments. The way the rose and tuberose interects with the jasmine, cedarwood and oakmoss is intoxicating. The different stages that eminates from this wonderful fragrance begins with the spicey enticement on the outskirts of a forest which draws you in. Then begins a journey, deeper and deeper into an enchanted forest, racing to the centre before the dawn. Amazing.

I'll try and put into words my impressions of others as and when I can find the time to put them together. Having started with JdM, this should hopefully motivate him into making some more as he's not had any more on sale for quite some time now .... I guess he's ran out.
 

Orgoglio italianO

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May 31, 2008
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Ocean of flowers also I enjoyed. It's floral obviously lol but I still wear it I think it's unisex. One of my wife's favorites and she doesn't like much. But she does love most of sultans oils,which is good for me
 

NSR

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Dec 8, 2014
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Cuir au Miel (CaM) starts out in honey and leather heaven, which is strongly emphasised by the blossom top notes. The way the honey interacts with the osmanthus and the oud is mouth watering. About four hours in, the patchouli starts to surface, where the scent begins to transcend into a fresh outdoors type smell. Thinking of the smell of motorbike leathers that have previously been waxed and then taken for a long bike ride - the type of outdoor smell that clings. This is a really nice dimensional addition and an extra special touch to an already very special scent. There are times when I thought that I could really eat this.
 

cytherian

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Nov 24, 2013
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I unknowingly made a purchase from Sultan on eBay and upon revealing my Basenotes identity to him, he generously sent along some samples plus a free 3ml decant of Shamamah. Terrific guy, wonderful to converse with.

My sample of La Fougre had leaked into the paraffin wrapping (the only leaked vial), so I naturally made this my first choice of application. Really terrific fougere! I'm fully in agreement with Dorje123's assessment. This is a real niche contender, and frankly I think could be easily produced for retail and receive accolades from top perfume reviewers. The spearmint note is wonderful. It gives a minty impression with slight methol freshness, but avoids anything cloying or synthetic smelling. And a wonderful bounty of oakmoss to boot.

The Shamamah (65% natural grade) is so strong a rendition of Indian paan for me, the fresh hand made kind rolled in the tobacco leaf. Also reminiscent of natural spice mixes often found in Indian homes and restaurants. That semi sweet rose essence that seems to garnish everything. I'm now very curious to see how the 99% natural version performs.
 

NSR

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Dec 8, 2014
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Another fragrance that I had bought for my wife is the Ocean of Flowers (OoF). The rose and jasmine combo intertwined with the tuberose is expertly crafted. Initially, I was worried that this was going to be something that like a cheap fragranced soap - so overpowering that it's usually placed in a public lavatory. How pleasantly wrong I was. On the contrary, the jasmine is top notch and really projects very well. After a few hours, the patchouli brings a very pleasant dimension, like the CaM. From the entrance of the first notes of a spring dawn, the crescendo to a full noon bloom, to the diminuendo of a late summer evening, this fragrance has it all.
 

Dorje123

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Feb 15, 2011
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Yesterday I wore Aurum d'Angkhor. This seems to be an old Arabic fragrance that shares a lot of the elements I've noticed in a few others of the galiyah genre but is a bit brighter and more floral with less ambergris and more oud. Aurum is primarily oud, saffron, rose, musk and ambergris to my nose. The oud is Ensar's Ensense d'Angkhor, the florals are bright and juicy with an indolic edge, and the musk is sweet and pervasive, boosting the potency of the fragrance along with the ambergris. It also smells entirely natural, which it is not, but this attar really has no hint of anything synthetic at all. For what it is, it is very approachable, but this is not anywhere close to a common fragrance in most of the world. It's made with some of the most costly and hard to obtain ingredients and is something to cherish. I didn't get a price but I'd bet the tiny sample I got was worth $10. :)

I asked SP about this blend and he was kind enough to give me the breakdown:

Top: Saffron Oil, Jasmine, Persian Rose Otto

Middle: Bulgarian Damascena Absolute, Honey Absolute, Henna,

Base: Ensar Encens D'Angkhor, Beeswax, Hand Macerated Ambergris, Hand Made Shamama(aged sandalwood, 30yr old patchouli, henna, labdanum, Siamese benzoin, musk) raw Persian and Spanish Saffron Strands
 

cytherian

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Nov 24, 2013
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I tested Incense Royale last night. Wonderfully potent, but not overdone. I definitely pick up on myrrh and frankincense, and a kindred spirit with Amouage Interlude Man. I prefer Incense Royale. Definitely loaded with resins. I didn't pick up on much citrus in this, but definitely some oud, vanilla, and benzoin. There's more going on in this than I can describe. I just don't have the experience to articulate it well. I very much enjoy the slight sweet essence in this, which keeps it from being drier and sharper than many other fragrances of similar composition. It settles down to moderate sillage after some time. I could still smell it at 1" away from skin after 12 hours. This is on my list to purchase at some point.

A brief sampling of Inferno... intriguing. :)
 

sultanpasha

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Nov 9, 2011
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Hey everyone hope all is well, just wanted to say a quick thank you for all your kind words and support! May God Bless you all!

Thank you again Dorje for yet another amazing gem of a review. :-D
Aurum D'Angkhor in fact is very close to my heart (all of the oils are really!) as I love The Oud that drives it so much. The Oud was made by fellow artisan Ensar called Encens D'Angkhor and when I first smelt the oil I was transfixed by its sheer complexity and all the different possibilities of working with it. It has got to be one of most favourite oud oils along with the Oud Yunus, Bois De Borneo and Keemasan. When I first smelt Encens I straight away wanted to work with it and infact created 3mls of Aurum D'Angkhor from it, in early autumn 2014 using a very rare Jasmine that I've not seen used in perfumery that often....infact never.
The Jasmine had all the qualities I was looking for and fitted perfectly in the AD puzzle. That first 3ml of AD was 100% natural and it got sold pretty quickly.
I proceeded to purchase more of that rare expensive Jasmine to create the current second batch of oil but unfortunately the batch was slightly different to the point where it didn't fit the composition as a whole thus I had to synthetically augment the Jasmine to be able to work with it. Infact the composition as a whole is 95%natural and 5% of it is a schiff base to temper the Jasmine.
You're certainly right about the expense to create this blend was quite a lot as each material such as the Oud, the two roses, Jasmine, ambergris, sandalwood, musk grains etc, were very carefully selected after thorough evaluation over the months since the first batch. On hindsight one could say I should have waited for a better Jasmine however I only found one reliable and reputable source for it and as its a natural seasonal product the batch variation couldn't be helped as the company only had that single batch for now. God willing in the coming months I will be able to source the Jasmine with the right characteristics again as it truly is a floral gem :-D
 

ArabianScent

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Sep 21, 2014
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I'm wearing Incense Royale today... this stuff is very strong, only a drop needed! This is a frankincense and myrrh fragrance with lots going on. There is some resemblance to Amouage Interlude Man but without the weird oregano note. On opening there are fresh, warm spicy, sweet and balsamic/resin notes. In particular I can smell some citrus and sweet orange, vetiver, vanilla, camphor, oud, benzoin, frankincense, myrrh. SP said there are about 30 types of resins and two oud oils in the blend. The oud isn't prominent but adds depth, the resins and warm spices are most prominent with the vanilla sweetening things up. I'm trying to put my finger on the fresh notes but failing, there is something in there that has this fresh "blue/purple" scent... maybe lavender? The composition is well balanced and well blended, the overall impression is warm sweet incense but it's not too "churchy", like Amouage's Interlude the prominent incense is modified enough by other notes that it doesn't come off that way. The drydown is long and lingering and smells mostly of sweet resins with the other notes more subdued. If you're a fan of incense fragrances this is an exceptionally good one.

incense royale is my favorite one by pasha. Though i would like it to be a bit stronger. But his oils are amazing. Inferno stayed on me for two days!
 

NSR

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Dec 8, 2014
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Sambac Regale (SR) is a very special fragrance indeed. It conjures musings of what fragrances would have been like in the late 19th / early 20th century, imagining a social setting with the air full of the finest scents made from the finest raw materials. The opening of SR is like stepping outside on a midsummer’s evening greeted by wafting sweetness of a jasmine lined pathway. Walking through night across the fields, the smell of hay and tuberose intensifies. The sandalwood adds warmth that is smooth and reassuring. This is a very long lasting scent that should easily last all the way until the dawn.

From the sample that was sent to me and learning how exclusive this fragrance is, I went all out and bought a tola - I was not disappointed! While this is one of the more costlier offerings from Sultan Pasha, it is certainly one of the best. If I had the cash available I would buy another tola....just in case.
 

cytherian

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Nov 24, 2013
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I wore Incense Royale over the weekend.

I find it nicely balanced. It is potent, but not screaming mad. I find the myrrh has more presence than the frankincense, accompanied by other notes. I also find some similarity to Amouage Interlude Man, but in my book it is superior. The opening is definitely bright, not dark and brooding. A warm sweet resin focused attar with some spices, definitely oud (it's a potent one), maybe benzoin, amber, and some other resins, accompanied by vanilla, some citrus, and other notes. To my nose it is mostly resins and oud, wonderfully blended.

You can tell it has an oud of the potent kind (i.e. fecal) but it is subdued enough to keep the show neat. Maybe a little too neat... it does tone down quite a bit over time (I'd rather pick up more oud in this). I also find that there's a smoky essence. Muted, but there.

In my experience, incense ouds have a tendency to be dry, sharp, ashen, and heavy on the frankincense. Incense Royale goes in the other direction, being much more mellow. The dry down is semi-sweet (without being gourmand), never dry or harsh.

I'm really enjoying this one and must wear it a few more times to see if my perception remains the same. Excellent composition, Pasha!
 
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Dorje123

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Feb 15, 2011
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NSR, I have a sample of Sambac Regale, will have to try that one soon... also tried a small amount of Nectare, I really like this one. I'll be back with a review soon! :)

Nice review cytherian, Incense Royal would be a must-have if I wore incense fragrances. I like smelling them, just not on me, so I will sample them at home from time to time. If you like Frankincense Ambre du Soleil is amazing, this is something I will wear frequently.
 

sultanpasha

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Nov 9, 2011
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Hey Guys God bless you all again for your reviews and kind comments!
Just wanted to say that one of the beauties of my compositions are that they are all semi-bespoke so I may tweak them to ones preferences and tastes, so for example the lovely animalic Bengali Oud in the Icense Royale could certainly be tuned up for you Cyntherian at no extra cost and like wise for any other ingredients.....however within reason so as not to unbalance the composition :p
 
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cytherian

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Nov 24, 2013
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Hey Guys God bless you all again for your reviews and kind comments!
Just wanted to say that one of the beauties of my compositions are that they are all semi-bespoke so I may tweak them to ones preferences and tastes, so for example the lovely animalic Bengali Oud in the Icense Royale could certainly be tuned up for you Cyntherian at no extra cost and like wise for any other ingredients.....however within reason so as not to unbalance the composition :p

You're quite welcome, Sultan. :)

This evening I sampled the Bengali Oud (straight up). About 3~4 dip-n-swipes with a tear shaped head pin and I could really get a good impression of it. Definitely animalic. A kind of spicy cheese, like a roasted Asiago. Animalic quality slowly starts to soften over time. My application was quite small (for fear of over-applying) so that I'd pick up only an occasion waft from a distance, but definitely got a potent smell of it about 2~3" away from the application site on my hand. I have a feeling this one would last a good solid day with a normal wearing..
 
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Dorje123

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Feb 15, 2011
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I tried some Sambac Regale today after reading NSR's review. This is really nice, obviously a Jasmine soliflore but with some augmentation... I smell a tiny bit of vetiver and even less patchouli, other white indolic florals, NSR mentioned tuberose and I would agree. It also seems like the spiciness of the Jasmine has been augmented with some other spices. Altogether the other ingredients just add to the Jasmine in a way they could easily be part of the Jasmine smell. Altogether excellent if you like Jasmine!
 

sultanpasha

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Nov 9, 2011
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I tried some Sambac Regale today after reading NSR's review. This is really nice, obviously a Jasmine soliflore but with some augmentation... I smell a tiny bit of vetiver and even less patchouli, other white indolic florals, NSR mentioned tuberose and I would agree. It also seems like the spiciness of the Jasmine has been augmented with some other spices. Altogether the other ingredients just add to the Jasmine in a way they could easily be part of the Jasmine smell. Altogether excellent if you like Jasmine!

Heheheheh! Absolutely no patchouli or vetiver in this baby Dorje! :-D Jasmine sambac is one of my favourite flowers and I find its muskiness just exquisite. Here are the notes:

T: Jasmine sambac from three different regions( Indian, Vietnam and Egypt)

M: tuberose, galbanum

B: aged Cambodian Oud, sandalwood, hay, beeswax, musk gazelle, civet

Apart from a tiny amount of muscenone the whole blend is 99% natural

I made a very limited amount of this blend as couldn't source too much of the Oud and couldn't find another one with a similar leather facet...in fact I'm still looking out for an Oud with the same characteristics, once I do I will be making more, until then this blend is limited availability.....so once it's gone, it really gone! :)
The imagery NSR mentioned above is pretty close to what I had in mind LOL....I was actually listening to Clair de Lune by Debussy when I was inspired to compose this magical blend......in fact I was listening to it on repeat every time I was working on this composition.
 
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cytherian

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Nov 24, 2013
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I've still got a lot to learn about notes and compositions. Some of my guesses were pretty close, though. With Aurum d'Angkhor, I could easily pick up on the jasmine, a very soft and inviting note, wonderfully paired with rose and saffron. I hadn't smelled Damascena or Henna before. I was picking up on something resinous, so the beeswax makes sense. I think my application was a little too light to give enough volume to the ambergris. I'll have to give it a go and use up my sample for a better impression.

I asked SP about this blend and he was kind enough to give me the breakdown:

Top: Saffron Oil, Jasmine, Persian Rose Otto

Middle: Bulgarian Damascena Absolute, Honey Absolute, Henna,

Base: Ensar Encens D'Angkhor, Beeswax, Hand Macerated Ambergris, Hand Made Shamama (aged sandalwood, 30yr old patchouli, henna, labdanum, Siamese benzoin, musk) raw Persian and Spanish Saffron Strands
 

sultanpasha

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Nov 9, 2011
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Hey Cyntherian
Hope you are well :)
The resinous notes you felt in the middle and the base is emanating from the Cambodian Oud called Encens D'Angkhor also benzoin resin. There is also my handmade shamamah which contains saffron resinoid amongst other resinous goodies ;-)
 
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Mark_Trail

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Apr 21, 2014
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Sultanpasha,

Thanks for pointing out your sampling program!

Now, I like to take my time and ponder over scents. This normally takes time and several wearings. Do you have an option where maybe fewer scents but more juice per each would be possible?

-Mark


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sultanpasha

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Nov 9, 2011
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Sultanpasha,

Thanks for pointing out your sampling program!

Now, I like to take my time and ponder over scents. This normally takes time and several wearings. Do you have an option where maybe fewer scents but more juice per each would be possible?

-Mark


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Hi Mark
Hope all is well.
As the other commentators will vouch my oils are pretty potent stuff.....some only needing a needle swipe so 4 drops should suffice for atleast 5-6 wearing a :)
However saying that I like cater to all my clients needs and requirements, so just pm me with your selection and I shall see what can be done but within reason as some of the oils are incredibly limited batches for example Aurum D'Angkhor of which I made only 18mls out of which I now Have only 12mls left
 

MoPAT

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Dec 7, 2009
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Hi guys, I've ordered from Sultan Pasha as well and I am very impressed by his blends and he is an honest and wonderful chap. I ordered Al-Souqh and he was kind enough to send me bottles of Inferno and Fougere Bengal, as well as samples of his blends.

Al-Souqh is an absolutely gorgeous mukhallat, with a sweet rose opening and is oudh dominated all the way to the dry down. I was a bit perplexed by Inferno at first, as it was quite animalic. After a few sniffs it made me feel like I was walking into an old library - the smell of old dusty books, leather and wood, a fantastic blend. Fougere Bengal is green green green. When I wear it I feel like I'm walking through a damp jungle - the scent of sweet mossy woods and rain. Sultan is a very enthusiastic and humble perfumer - qualities hard to find in people today.
 

Dorje123

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Feb 15, 2011
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Heheheheh! Absolutely no patchouli or vetiver in this baby Dorje! :-D Jasmine sambac is one of my favourite flowers and I find its muskiness just exquisite. Here are the notes:

T: Jasmine sambac from three different regions( Indian, Vietnam and Egypt)

M: tuberose, galbanum

B: aged Cambodian Oud, sandalwood, hay, beeswax, musk gazelle, civet

Apart from a tiny amount of muscenone the whole blend is 99% natural

I made a very limited amount of this blend as couldn't source too much of the Oud and couldn't find another one with a similar leather facet...in fact I'm still looking out for an Oud with the same characteristics, once I do I will be making more, until then this blend is limited availability.....so once it's gone, it really gone! :)
The imagery NSR mentioned above is pretty close to what I had in mind LOL....I was actually listening to Clair de Lune by Debussy when I was inspired to compose this magical blend......in fact I was listening to it on repeat every time I was working on this composition.


Lol... I try! :) Your blends are hard to pick notes out of for sure, I probably confused the galbanum and oud for patchouli and the natural spiciness of the jasmine for vetiver. It's almost impossible to figure out where the jasmine ends and the other notes begin. Good job!



I tried Nectare a couple times, this smells like Cambodi oud with dominant rich fruit notes and minimal funk combined with a juicy almost edible rose note. Definitely not your typical rose/oud blend, this one verges on gourmand and "Nectare" is a fitting name. The attar forms this rich, deep, fruit and rose accord that is very well blended and I can't even guess what else might be in this creation.
 

sultanpasha

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Nov 9, 2011
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Cheers Dorje, MoPat and everyone! Your compliments only encourages me to excel with my creativity!

The Nectare I originally made 15mls of (again a very limited batch 9ml left....but I will keep 3ml for myself :p so in fact 6ml left) using 3ml of a Thai Oud kindly gifted to me by RussianAdam from the FeelOud fame before he left for SouthEast Asia to dedicate himself to artisanal Oud production. It was a beautiful Thai Oud that I was itching to work with especially its juicy peachy facets so Nectare was born! I will be creating a second batch soon once this finishes...just need to find a fruity Thai which shouldn't be difficult God Willing. Anyway without any further delay here are its notes Dorje:

Top: natural Apricot Accord, natural Strawbery Accord

Middle: Taifi rose otto, Rosa Alba otto

Base: Thai Oud, sandalwood, Bourbon Vanilla, aged patchouli, beeswax, honey absolute

By the way would you believe this blend is 100% natural... :p
 

jasonbourne

Well-known member
Nov 22, 2014
Re: Sultan Pasha's Frangrances

Sultan,

You have any fragrances that smells like Roja Dove's Enigma pour homme or pour femme?

What about a longer lasting version of Tom Ford's Oud Wood.
Thanks
 

Le vagabond

Well-known member
Mar 31, 2015
Re: Sultan Pasha's Frangrances

Thanks to this thread I purchased sultanpasha's sample set and I am really impressed by his beautiful scents.

One big swipe of Carnival d'Havana and a heavenly, complex, dark resinous scent wafted up into my nostrils :)

Notes:
T: mango ( created with natural apricot accord) rum, frankincense
M: tuberose, tobacco, guaiac wood
B: sandalwood, tobacco, Cade, cedar wood, castoreum, hyrax, musk, styrax

I think Serge Lutens fans would like this a lot. Quality is on another planet though and sultan's composition stays bright, nimble and alive. I couldn't stop sniffing my wrist throughout the day. Great stuff!

Today I tried Nectare. A completely different scent, but one that has me totally bewitched. I enthusiastically contacted pashasultan with my impressions:

No.13 – Fermented milk, whisky, fruity, honeyed, rose. Beautiful woman breast feeding in a very warm, shimmering rose garden. Strange, friendly, intoxicating and erotic.

Haha, he sent me back the notes (which you can find two comments up), and mentioned the workings of the lactonic apricot accord. Truly fascinating.
After a few hours, Nectare has started morphing, becoming even more golden but with a beautiful aged patchouli weaving its way around.

Greatly looking forward to trying all my other samples, a real treat!
 
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