Summary: This ain't your daughter's perfume! This is a strong and womanly fragrance! No kids in the pool! Samsara smells slightly lighter on my skin than it does from the bottle. Actually, if I were to smell it from the bottle, I'd say it smells like a chemical mess, like a stale baby powder. The amber, the musk, and the rose tend to shout out from the bottle, and not in a pleasant way. Once I spray it, though, it becomes a different story.
Summary: Love it! Wanted to buy it again but I already overindulged on buying new scents and restocking my signature scents, so will wait until some of my bottles run down. Very strong and elegant, with a touch of yellow flowers.
Summary: + I could recently hunt down a 1.7oz vintage eau de parfum and I'M IN LOVE! From the first spritz to the end of it (which lasted probably more that 12 hours!) I was in heaven! Seriously no perfume had ever had that effect on me! I won't go through the notes and describing the smell, as I won't be able to add much to everything that's been already said about this piece of heaven! I would just call it totally otherworldy!
Summary: In 1985, Jean-Paul Guerlain made a perfume for an Englishwoman he wanted to seduce. She said she liked sandalwood and jasmine, so he designed for her a fragrance loaded with both notes. She wore it faithfully and told him people would cross the street to ask what her perfume was. This was later released as “Samsara”. At the time it was released, exotic perfumes were popular, YSL with Opium or Chanel with Coco.
Summary: Love Samsara. I have to be careful when I apply this one because it's so strong and can easily reach the point where it is wearing me instead of the other way around. Applied with a light hand, this is glorious. Creamy, powdery sandalwood and balmy, heady floral sweetened with the violet, orris, and vanilla. It smells like an old and expensive perfume that is perfectly content and confident with itself. It's very classy in my opinion.