gypsonic   Guerlain Samsara EDT

Written by gypsonic   March 01, 2012  
 
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Guerlain Samsara EDT

Summary

Texture
Size
50ml
Indicative Price
£51.00
Price per 100 ml/g
£99.98

Description

Woody Oriental. Harmonious, spellbinding, embracing. Through its very sensual evocation of seduction, Samsara envelops its wearer with a spellbinding predominance of jasmine. Rose, narcissus and ylang-ylang embellish the fragrance, the better to unite it with the radiant and generous warmth of sandalwood. Lastly, iris, Tonka bean and vanilla harmonize and render this remarkable fragrance sublime.

Directions

Spray onto neck and pulse points

Ingredients

Heart notesJasmine, Iris, Narcissus, Rose

Top notesYlang-ylang

Base notesSandalwood, Vanilla, Tonka Bean

ScentWoody Oriental

FeelCaptivating

User reviews

3 reviews

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Overall rating 
 
4.2
Value for money 
 
4.0  (3)
Packaging 
 
4.0  (3)
Scent 
 
4.3  (3)
Effectiveness 
 
4.3  (3)
Texture 
 
4.3  (3)
Ease of use 
 
4.3  (3)
Now reformulated from the original but still going strong
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Value for money 
 
2.0
Packaging 
 
2.0
Scent 
 
3.0
Effectiveness 
 
3.0
Texture 
 
3.0
Ease of use 
 
3.0

User Reviews

Strongest points
Projects and develops well
Weakest points
Can be overpowering
Summary
Created by Jean Paul Guerlain in 1989 with a bottle design by Robert Granai. Jean Paul created Vetiver in 1961 and Robert also created that bottle design. Samsara is a woody floral and is fairly typical of this late 80's type of scent. The Sanskrit word Samsara suggests "cycle of birth and rebirth".

The scent is complex and spicy but with the base vanilla coming through very strong. Probably better suited to colder months and times because it can be overly potent and maybe sickly in warmer weather. Todays version/formulation isn't the same as the original and it has become a little synthetic but it's still an option.
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
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A great Classic scent
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Value for money 
 
5.0
Packaging 
 
5.0
Scent 
 
5.0
Effectiveness 
 
5.0
Texture 
 
5.0
Ease of use 
 
5.0

I love this scennt,it is a classic.
strong yet sweet and feminine.
This perfume is recognisable and in my opinion smells really classy and really lasts.
The bottle design is nice and classic too and suited to the scent
highly recommend this great classic perfume

User Reviews

Strongest points
scent
classic
brand
Weakest points
none
Summary
A great classic scent
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
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A Nostalgic Oriental
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Value for money 
 
5.0
Packaging 
 
5.0
Scent 
 
5.0
Effectiveness 
 
5.0
Texture 
 
5.0
Ease of use 
 
5.0

A fragrance with mystery, sensuality and confidence with a vintage edge

User Reviews

Strongest points
Beautiful floral, woody oriental. Strong fragrance but not overpowering. A small mist produces a long lasting fragrance so excellent value. Beautiful deep red and gold vintage style glass bottle
Weakest points
Would not suit all skins and can be a little heady when first applied
Summary
This perfume was first released in 1989 so the bottle and maybe the fragrance are slightly vintage, however I adore this and it seems to be making a comeback in perfume houses. The bottle is a deep red and gold glass which again has a vintage look but I think this adds to the appeal. The fragrance is strong when first applied and you get heady notes of Ylang Ylang, Jasmine & florals. The Narcissus and rose comes through strongly at this point giving the scent a distinct vintage feel. Dry down takes you to softer notes sandalwood, vanilla & Tonka bean with a beautiful wood blend which is not too spicy. The fragrance lasts for at least 6 hours on the skin and I love the overall effect after 1 hour of wear. The strong initial scent turns to a soft and sexy vanilla and wood with hints of rose and Ylang Ylang behind it with a powdery finish. This is a fragrance that promotes mystery, confidence and sensuality and I love it!!
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
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