Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

Dr B1414

Basenotes Junkie
Oct 21, 2019
Good news! :)

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If I understand correctly, at every purchase I can ask for 3 samples. Is that right?
You can, but don't count on it:)))))). I've asked him for samples every time but he, either sent something totally different or didn't send any. So far, after several purchases, still didn't get to try the ones that I wanted. He's a great person and perfumer, but very disorganized.
 

Emanuel76

Basenotes Dependent
Jun 16, 2018
You can, but don't count on it:)))))). I've asked him for samples every time but he, either sent something totally different or didn't send any. So far, after several purchases, still didn't get to try the ones that I wanted. He's a great person and perfumer, but very disorganized.
Yeah, I noticed that.
Let's buy his good stuff now, that maybe in a few years he will close the stall door. :D
It doesn't mean that if he's a good perfumer, he's a good businessman.
 

DavidSG

Basenotes Member
Oct 20, 2019
Hello everyone,

A message from Sultan.

Unfortunately, Sultan has been ill for weeks. Hence some of the patrons have not received their orders yet. He was working with ill health. But now, he's too ill at the moment. He kindly requested his loving, and patient patrons to allow him some time to recoup. As soon as he's recovered enough, he will resume processing those orders.

I am posting this missive on his behalf so that respected patrons are aware of it.

Regards,
Ashfaque
Dear Ashfaque,

do you know anything new about the Sultan and his state of health? I placed a larger order at the end of October and so far haven't received anything. The last status of December 11th is a tracking number from Royal Mail. Since then, Royal Mail Track and Trace has been putting me off by saying that I should try again tomorrow ("Sorry, we're currently unable to confirm the status of your item"). For me, this means that either the tracking number has been created but the package has not yet been scanned at the post office or the tracking number is incorrect.

Has anyone else ordered the problem or a shipment that has not yet arrived?
 

Ashfaque

Super Member
Jul 27, 2017
Dear Ashfaque,

do you know anything new about the Sultan and his state of health? I placed a larger order at the end of October and so far haven't received anything. The last status of December 11th is a tracking number from Royal Mail. Since then, Royal Mail Track and Trace has been putting me off by saying that I should try again tomorrow ("Sorry, we're currently unable to confirm the status of your item"). For me, this means that either the tracking number has been created but the package has not yet been scanned at the post office or the tracking number is incorrect.

Has anyone else ordered the problem or a shipment that has not yet arrived?
Hi David,
I have informed Sultan about it.
 

DavidSG

Basenotes Member
Oct 20, 2019
Hi David,
I have informed Sultan about it.
Sultan got in touch with me, there was an error with a letter. My mail is already at customs in Germany, maybe it will arrive before Christmas (that's how it was planned), but it could be scarce.

I thank you again very much for your support. And also many thanks to Sultan for the answer.
 

naylor

Basenotes Institution
Oct 24, 2011
Sultan got in touch with me, there was an error with a letter. My mail is already at customs in Germany, maybe it will arrive before Christmas (that's how it was planned), but it could be scarce.

I thank you again very much for your support. And also many thanks to Sultan for the answer.
That's great news -- hope it makes it before the holiday for you!
 

slater93

New member
Oct 26, 2021
hello SP fans! im trying to make a decision on placing a big order and wanted to request advice as well as opinions on a few items.

I like blind buying from him as I already know I love him and most of what he does. From what ive tried the greatest love is rose basmati, it is the most soothing incredible scent. I loved tabac grande, or just below a love- it is a bit sweet and a bit more linear/slightly less complex than his other works. I also nearly loved oud deuce amer, so complex and intriguing note quite as good as BR but its a very fun composition though im not sure I see myself wearing it super often. I really didn't like Thebes grade 2, it was too iris-y and just really not something I enjoyed. im curious about irisoir but im a bit turned off/scared that perhaps I just dont like his iris note. I did not love cheval- this to me was.. too horsey. he did such a great job creating a photorealistic smokey horse but I dont wanna smell like a horse. I love animalics and I dont find it too musky, that composition is amazing, just not one I'd want to wear. so im wondering for my first question which composition would you say is the most animalic aside from CdA?

my next question is between tabacaurm, Aurum D'Angkhor, and juriah.. on which to choose here. I'm leaning away from tabacaurum as it sounds a bit too sweet to my taste and just slightly more interested in the other two. I've read juriah is quite animalic which really gets me excited, but id be curious between the two if anyone has any thoughts. I've seen ADA as more of a holy grail for many people and I dont see juriah getting the same amount of love. I'm also really interested in getting ame sombre and was wondering if there is any overlap in the composition or if anyone thinks it may be a bit redundant to own both.

truffles! has anyone tried but the truffe's and if so could they please provide descriptions of the two side by side? seems like there isn't a ton of info on that.

also final one which I would be curious on.. favorite Chypre by sultan?

thanks all and hopefully this wasn't too many questions!
 

Proust_Madeleine

Basenotes Dependent
Apr 5, 2019
hello SP fans! im trying to make a decision on placing a big order and wanted to request advice as well as opinions on a few items.

I like blind buying from him as I already know I love him and most of what he does. From what ive tried the greatest love is rose basmati, it is the most soothing incredible scent. I loved tabac grande, or just below a love- it is a bit sweet and a bit more linear/slightly less complex than his other works. I also nearly loved oud deuce amer, so complex and intriguing note quite as good as BR but its a very fun composition though im not sure I see myself wearing it super often. I really didn't like Thebes grade 2, it was too iris-y and just really not something I enjoyed. im curious about irisoir but im a bit turned off/scared that perhaps I just dont like his iris note. I did not love cheval- this to me was.. too horsey. he did such a great job creating a photorealistic smokey horse but I dont wanna smell like a horse. I love animalics and I dont find it too musky, that composition is amazing, just not one I'd want to wear. so im wondering for my first question which composition would you say is the most animalic aside from CdA?

my next question is between tabacaurm, Aurum D'Angkhor, and juriah.. on which to choose here. I'm leaning away from tabacaurum as it sounds a bit too sweet to my taste and just slightly more interested in the other two. I've read juriah is quite animalic which really gets me excited, but id be curious between the two if anyone has any thoughts. I've seen ADA as more of a holy grail for many people and I dont see juriah getting the same amount of love. I'm also really interested in getting ame sombre and was wondering if there is any overlap in the composition or if anyone thinks it may be a bit redundant to own both.

truffles! has anyone tried but the truffe's and if so could they please provide descriptions of the two side by side? seems like there isn't a ton of info on that.

also final one which I would be curious on.. favorite Chypre by sultan?

thanks all and hopefully this wasn't too many questions!
1. Welcome! So glad you’re having fun with Sultan. His stuff is so good.
2. Tabacaurum is much less sweet than tabac grande (it’s drier with more ambergris and higher quality oud). It’s fantastic but I’d still pick AdA because it’s my Goldilocks Attar. Floral/oudy/incensey. Perfect.
3. I’d keep samples of the ones you don’t like. Thebes 1 was not my speed at all. Now it’s tied for my number one spot.
4. Not sure on the truffle ones. They never spoke to me as much as I wanted them too.
5. His Chypre scents are all incredible but Encens Chypre is the one most people agree on. It reminds me a bit of Maai by Bogue with a warmer drydown. I think my personal favorite at the moment is Chypre Narcisse but it has a big dose of the narcissus from Cheval, so it may prove too animalic from your distaste of that one.
 

DavidSG

Basenotes Member
Oct 20, 2019
That's great news -- hope it makes it before the holiday for you!
Thx @naylor

@Ashfaque

I was able to get my mail from the post office today. Actually it would have been delivered straight to Christmas Eve, which would have been perfect, but thanks to customs it didn't come out until today. Incidentally, that was the ultimate test for customs. I had eleven bottles in the package, Sultan declared it as aromatic oils and there were no complaints; in the end I paid a good 7 € customs. Thanks a lot for this. 🙏🙏

There were also two full bottles in the package without my knowing what was inside. I applied one of the oils straight away ... and have been enjoying a great scent for about four hours. In the meantime it has withdrawn a little, but it keeps flashing from time to time.

This package is further evidence of Sultan's generosity. In the end, everything always goes well and it's always overwhelming once the order has arrived. For me it took almost exactly eight weeks from order to delivery. All in all a bit long, but as always definitely worth the wait.
 

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Ashfaque

Super Member
Jul 27, 2017
Thx @naylor

@Ashfaque

I was able to get my mail from the post office today. Actually it would have been delivered straight to Christmas Eve, which would have been perfect, but thanks to customs it didn't come out until today. Incidentally, that was the ultimate test for customs. I had eleven bottles in the package, Sultan declared it as aromatic oils and there were no complaints; in the end I paid a good 7 € customs. Thanks a lot for this. 🙏🙏

There were also two full bottles in the package without my knowing what was inside. I applied one of the oils straight away ... and have been enjoying a great scent for about four hours. In the meantime it has withdrawn a little, but it keeps flashing from time to time.

This package is further evidence of Sultan's generosity. In the end, everything always goes well and it's always overwhelming once the order has arrived. For me it took almost exactly eight weeks from order to delivery. All in all a bit long, but as always definitely worth the wait.
I'm not surprised that he sends out those attars that are not named yet as they're still at experimental stages. I'll ask Sultan about those. In the mean time, please describe them for us. Don't forget to send him your feedbacks. As I said before, you'll be indirectly helping us. I have not bought anything from that generous attar nerd for a while. This photos is giving me more incentives to do so, even though I bought quite a lot of oud oils and chips recently. 😁

PS: What are those 9?
 

DavidSG

Basenotes Member
Oct 20, 2019
I'm not surprised that he sends out those attars that are not named yet as they're still at experimental stages. I'll ask Sultan about those. In the mean time, please describe them for us. Don't forget to send him your feedbacks. As I said before, you'll be indirectly helping us. I have not bought anything from that generous attar nerd for a while. This photos is giving me more incentives to do so, even though I bought quite a lot of oud oils and chips recently. 😁

PS: What are those 9?
Thank you for your friendly and helpful answer. I'll be happy to try to give a feedback ... beforehand: I might go wrong, but in my opinion both bottles contain the same oil. I did a test this morning, the bottle with the red stone on the left, the one with the blue stone on the right.

The first 15 minutes are a frenzy of heavy animalic notes with a very strong, room-floating sillage. My wife doesn't like it at all, but my daughter (7 years old) and I love this phase of the fragrance. I'm very bad at picking out scent notes, but I would say there is a lot of strict oud in it (Indian, Bangladeshi, etc.) as well as other typical animalic notes that Sultan likes to use combined with a hind of citrusy, spicy and floral notes. In comparison to that phase of the scent Cheval is almost a tame pony.

Unlike last evening, I didn't dab the oil after applying it, but instead left a wide swipe on the skin so that the oil could soak into it. As a result, the sillage lasted almost two hours at a clearly perceptible level. Now, after a good four hours, it is again a scent that is close to the skin. It is now pleasantly spicy, although the animal hurricane can still be felt in the distance.

All I can say is that I love it, espacially the first hour. :love:

PS: I got Ensar Rose, Poudre Noir, Tabacaurum, Mielfleur (x2), Chypre Narcisse and Encens Chypre. Also I got backup-bottles of Cuir de Russie (the attar my wife loves on me the most) and Fougere Noire.
 

naylor

Basenotes Institution
Oct 24, 2011
There were also two full bottles in the package without my knowing what was inside. I applied one of the oils straight away ... and have been enjoying a great scent for about four hours. In the meantime it has withdrawn a little, but it keeps flashing from time to time.

This package is further evidence of Sultan's generosity. In the end, everything always goes well and it's always overwhelming once the order has arrived. For me it took almost exactly eight weeks from order to delivery. All in all a bit long, but as always definitely worth the wait.
I'm very glad they've arrived and that you're enjoying them. Very generous indeed for him to include the extras. Well worth the eight week wait, I would say.
 

Ashfaque

Super Member
Jul 27, 2017
Thank you for your friendly and helpful answer. I'll be happy to try to give a feedback ... beforehand: I might go wrong, but in my opinion both bottles contain the same oil. I did a test this morning, the bottle with the red stone on the left, the one with the blue stone on the right.

The first 15 minutes are a frenzy of heavy animalic notes with a very strong, room-floating sillage. My wife doesn't like it at all, but my daughter (7 years old) and I love this phase of the fragrance. I'm very bad at picking out scent notes, but I would say there is a lot of strict oud in it (Indian, Bangladeshi, etc.) as well as other typical animalic notes that Sultan likes to use combined with a hind of citrusy, spicy and floral notes. In comparison to that phase of the scent Cheval is almost a tame pony.

Unlike last evening, I didn't dab the oil after applying it, but instead left a wide swipe on the skin so that the oil could soak into it. As a result, the sillage lasted almost two hours at a clearly perceptible level. Now, after a good four hours, it is again a scent that is close to the skin. It is now pleasantly spicy, although the animal hurricane can still be felt in the distance.

All I can say is that I love it, espacially the first hour. :love:

PS: I got Ensar Rose, Poudre Noir, Tabacaurum, Mielfleur (x2), Chypre Narcisse and Encens Chypre. Also I got backup-bottles of Cuir de Russie (the attar my wife loves on me the most) and Fougere Noire.
Sultan said it's his own take on shamama attar - still at experimental stage.

Update: Thank you for sharing your experience. You had me at ''animal hurricane"!:love:
Completely off topic: I find Antonio's Bello (0,7738) has a shamama like smell - albeit with lots of balsams, resins and florals in Bogue style.
 
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Proust_Madeleine

Basenotes Dependent
Apr 5, 2019
Sultan said it's his own take on shamama attar - still at experimental stage.

Update: Thank you for sharing your experience. You had me at ''animal hurricane"!:love:
Completely off topic: I find Antonio's Bello (0,7738) has a shamama like smell - albeit with lots of balsams, resins and florals in Bogue style.
I never thought of that —07738 having a shamama scent— but I definitely know what you mean in the base and heart!
 

DavidSG

Basenotes Member
Oct 20, 2019

It‘s back. 🤤
 

Ashfaque

Super Member
Jul 27, 2017
Last week, I briefly sniffed Hindi Oud Nasha from the bottle only. It is like the big and loud oudy sibling of already boisterous Cheval D'Arabie. My wallet is already weeping!
 
Apr 14, 2019
Remarkably, I've yet to try anything from Sultan Pasha. As much as I love attars, spray parfums are more appealing to me, so I'm glad he's making this move.
Man they are powerful, for most of them, all I need is a drop for a full spectrum experience.
I feel just like hows sprays have different concentrations, a attar is the highest form of a concentration. I do enjoy the power a small bottle packs and offcourse the storage and portablity factor of them as well .
I really wish more perfumers could offer both attars and spray version of their creations.
 

Dr B1414

Basenotes Junkie
Oct 21, 2019
I need three more from Sultan.

I'm eyeing L'Heure D'or, because Civet and Florals, daaaahhhh,
Ame Sombre, because I keep hearing good things about it,
But the one that I am looking forward to getting the most is Cheval D'Arabie.

Planning on going for 1 grammers and if any of them hits me really hard (looking at you Cheval), I might need to upgrade.

So far I got full bottles and have 0 regrets, I absolutely love all of them. I kinda actually regret getting 3 grams of Aurum D'Angkhor because I'll never use the whole bottle, it's so ridiculously strong that even though it is probably my most worn attar, I have barely used 0.1 grams of it. LOOOOOOL.
 

Paddington

Marmalade Sandwich Eater
Basenotes Plus
Jun 17, 2021
I need three more from Sultan.

I'm eyeing L'Heure D'or, because Civet and Florals, daaaahhhh,
Ame Sombre, because I keep hearing good things about it,
But the one that I am looking forward to getting the most is Cheval D'Arabie.

Planning on going for 1 grammers and if any of them hits me really hard (looking at you Cheval), I might need to upgrade.

So far I got full bottles and have 0 regrets, I absolutely love all of them. I kinda actually regret getting 3 grams of Aurum D'Angkhor because I'll never use the whole bottle, it's so ridiculously strong that even though it is probably my most worn attar, I have barely used 0.1 grams of it. LOOOOOOL.
Waiting for Thebes grade 2 to return
 

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