I give Ambre Sultan 4 out of 5 stars, and maybe I will give it 5 stars once I begin to understand the spices a bit more. It opens up with a heap of spices like coriander, bay leaf, and oregano. The twist is Myrtle—My theory is that the Myrtle is used for an uplifting and energizing effect along with the chosen spices. Also, I detect a bit of herbaceous and earthiness to the fragrance from the angelica root and patchouli. Finally, you get the theme of the fragrance—a warm spicey amber glow. It’s not like some of the gooey-sweet amber scents you’ve seen with other fragrances. This has the perfect balance of amber and sweetness with notes of vanilla, Sandalwood, Labdanum, styrax, amber, Benzoin, and tolu balsam (Tolu Balsam is a cousin to Benzoin--I love this resin). All things considered; Ambre Sultan probably performs much better during cold weather days. The cooler, the better for the amped up Oriental-spicy sauce. What steers me out of the lane a little is the myrtle and the slight medicinal vibe it yields. Me personally, I could do without the myrtle in this composition. I think Ambre Sultan is perfectly unisex. A-S can be seen casual, and this fragrance would be a great one for weekends or running around town on errands, depending on the occasion. When thinking about this fragrance, I vision spending a weekend at a cozy cabin reading a book or cooking with friends. Also, Ambre is a good holiday scent as are many of SL products. When wearing this fragrance, the person is feeling self-confident, independent, creative, peaceful, unpretentious, comforted, mentally energetic, with contained enthusiasm. Don’t give up on the opening top note-it warms up quickly. So many fragrances are overlooked because people simply get impatient and that’s easy to do sometimes. For beginners like myself, sometimes you may need to re-evaluate a fragrance. Take notes, make a journal. Experiment-I can’t it enough!