The Scented Hound

Perfume blog with abbreviated perfume reviews & fragrance reviews.

Sultan Pasha Attars: Chypre Chrysantheme


WHAT I SMELL:  Chypre Chrysantheme opens with a citrus blend that ebbs and tides off of the skin with the lemon verbena becoming more prominent as the florals dance in the background.  The soft and lively florals are indistinguishable at this point as they continue to whirl over a lightly powdered oakmoss.  However, it’s not too long before a rose begins to bloom.  It’s slightly metallic and it demands attention.  What’s really interesting is that at this point the various components in the perfume bounce in a kinetic energy as if the fragrance had been bottled before it had a chance to settle.  And that just makes the perfume that more interesting and exciting as you just don’t know what to expect next.  As the perfume continues to develop, a base layer that is thickened with beeswax appears and it seems to be infused with just the slightest of of smoke and honey.  Here the perfume begins to settle and the kinetic energy makes way for a smooth wave of florals.  And when I say wave, it does feel as if they glide in over the beeswax in waves.  The chrysanthemum absolute at this point is front and center and it’s beyond gorgeous.  But in all, the florals are warm and thickened with just the right amount of muted sweetness.  After quite some time, the sweetness begins to settle into a deepened state and a spiced note attaches itself to the florals making the perfume a bit more mysterious.  And it’s here where the perfume rests; soft, but not quiet with just the right amount of mystery for the perfect state of grace.

I should note that every time I wear Chypre Chrysantheme it projects differently each time and new facets seem to come forward depending on the temperature, humidity and possibly even my mood.  And that makes the perfume even that more interesting and special.

Notes from the Sultan Pasha website:

Top:  Lime, Lemon, bergamot, Lemon Verbena, Rosa Alba Otto, jasmine Absolute,

Middle:  Chrysanthemum Absolute, hyacinth accord, Damascena Rose Absolute, Centifollia Rose Absolute, lily of the valley accord, Coffee absolute, Clary sage, honey absolute. 

Base:  Oakmoss, tonka absolute, Civet, white ambergris, beeswax, aged patchouli, musk, labdanum, Madagascan vanilla, Siamese benzoin, Seaweed Absolute, styrax, castoreum, olibanum, Sandalwood Mysore, bourbon Vetiver and much, much more 

WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME:  The mystery of the chrysanthemum.



BOTTOM LINE:  Sultan Pasha has a gift from the gods.  The beauty that emanates from his perfumes is pure grace.  I’ve never really thought about chrysanthemum as a perfume note, but here it is and it’s beyond sublime.  Yes, I know I’m gushing, but I can’t help but not.

  • Bone Rating:  5 out of possible 5 bones
  • Scent: Oriental
  • Nose: Sultan Pasha
  • Classification: Unisex
  • Expense: Starting at approximately $65 for 1 ml perfume oil via the Sultan Pasha website.

Author: The Scented Hound

Just a normal guy with the nose of a beagle!

12 thoughts on “Sultan Pasha Attars: Chypre Chrysantheme

  1. You’re going to make me get this, aren’t you? High praise!


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  2. Thank you for your review.
    I have a number of attars from Sultan Pasha.
    I enjoy them.
    Will be looking forward to sampling this one.


    • Awesome. I hope you enjoy this. So what are some of your other favorites from SP?


      • I own Carnival d Havana, Delice, Encens Chypre, Incense Royal, Nankun Kodo, Pure Incense, and Tabac Grande.
        A couple of them are no longer available. Of course one of them, Encens Chpypre, is one of them and is my favorite. His Thebes collection is also very nice.
        I want to sample Ensar Rose and Vetiver Blanch.
        I am looking to purchase Ame Sombre, A tribute to Amouage’s Tribute, and Basamati Rose.
        I most likely will get his sample set.
        I do hope to sample Chypre Chrysantheme.

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  3. This sounds amazing. The only thing stopping me from getting that insanely priced sample is that I know from experience that our tastes don’t completely match. When I say “insanely priced” I mean, for a sample. I don’t mind expensive perfumes. I just don’t think those should be bought unsniffed.


    • I know. All I can say however is that since these are attars, just the smallest amounts goes a very long way.

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    • There is probably only one setback to the samples, sometimes it takes time for you to receive them.
      Sultan Pasha hand curates them. So it might take a couple of weeks.
      But besides that, that’s it.

      So if you went sample shopping at LuckyScent etc, and you chose the more refined ones,
      what do you think you would pay?
      Let’s even go for the $4 dollar ones.
      29×4= 116. These are for your 0.7 mls.
      So with Sultan Pasha’s sample set, it’s $98.
      With shipping, it’s almost the same as you would get at LuckyScent.

      You need to read how Sultan Pasha recommends applying these samples.
      He suggests using a bobby pin.
      Thrust me, that’s all you need.

      I can understand your concerns but should search around and read some reviews on his work.
      Hopefully, this helps.


  4. These are much too strong for me, but very well done.

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