Guerlain Samsara was created by Jean-Paul Guerlain at the end of 1989, bringing a festive dose of sensuality and elegance to the female audience. This fragrance is an elixir of seduction for women who have already found harmony and balance. Jean-Paul Guerlain said in one interview that he found the inspiration for Samsara perfume in a beloved English girl.
The name of the perfume comes from Sanskrit and means, in general, the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth. “Samsara” represents, in the Buddha’s vision, the wandering of the soul before it reaches Nirvana, the state ending the series of reincarnations, ethnicity, a state of happiness made free from the worries of life, suffering.
Guerlain Samsara Qualities
Samsara perfume has in its composition exotic and sensual flowers, precious santal and vanilla, with a consistency of amber and spices scent. It opens with a sharp vibration of iris along with bergamot accords witch gradually disappear under an imperial veil of jasmine and daffodils. The floral bouquet is completed by the touch of the ylang-ylang notes. That brings you to the heart of Samsara – a few different types of Indian jasmine with a hint of Orris root. The base is dominated by rich vanilla, woody notes, musk and a bit of tonka in order to set down.
The overall impression is sweet, woody and subtly floral. The bottle design is one of the most interesting I ever have seen. It looks like a gorgeous historic artifact, carved from a precious ruby with gold accents. This can be great for sensual evening nights, for special events. Is rather good for spring – summer season that for the cold one. The longevity and sillage are notable, the notes of vanilla and sandalwood last for a whole day. It is made of natural ingredients of the highest quality.
Samsara is perfect oriental. I do not love it, I do not wear it every day, it’s not even my favorite kind, but the way it’s done makes it a masterpiece. There is a pure, warm, balsamic and velvety scent. It is built between two massive ylang-ylang and sandal notes surrounded by vanilla and amber. The way these blends together form a woody but extremely feminine base. It has no stridency, but it is very opulent. The woman who smells of Samsara is the woman dressed in a black silk dress that is the only one at the bar on a Friday night with a Martini glass, while her red lips touching extremely sensuous, the cigarette whose smoke envelops her.
Samsara is considered one of the most valuable perfumes ever launched and surprised with its consistent and rapid evolution. Is difficult to wear for women who are more for refreshing smells. This fragrance is more for the mature women who have a strength for the strong oriental flavor. If you have tried Estee Lauder Sensuous, Samsara smells exactly, except more powdery. Both perfumes are rich, warm and spicy.