Summary: Samsara is beautiful. I love sandalwood and though upon first spray (as another reviewer said) it does smell a bit like bug spray, it quickly turns into a gorgeous fragrance. Mainly this is sandalwood with lots of ylang, then amber, jasmine and finally vanilla. Each note very slowly intermingles in this well-composed creation. Such a lovely perfume, really. I love this one. A very sensual scent. Based on the EDP.
Summary: I love this perfume! It kind of reminds me of cantate by Yves rocher, only cantate's longevity is a little better. Where I live it's summer now, so I can imagine this perfume to be much better during winter, because in winter you can wear a bit more without it being cloying. I really love the jasmin and the sandelwood in this one. It smells comforting to me, and warm.
Summary: I tried this perfume several times... And come to the conclusion that I must not like sandalwood. I. Find this to be an overwhelming sandalwood bomb on me. After. 2+ hours it was revealing more complexity but I still mostly smell sandalwood. It smells very nice on an acquaintance I know but not on myself.
Summary: This is hardly a review... I must be hyper sensitive to some of the synthetic notes in Samsara. The other day I was testing a perfume at a counter in department store when my nose was pierced by the unmistakable smell of Samsara, not the one I was trying to sniff from the tester bottle. I looked to the direction it came from and spotted a lady holding a Samsara bottle. She obviously sprayed some on her ... easily 20 meters away from me.
Summary: Had to write a review for Samsara. This was my very first perfume and bought it in the early 90's without smelling it. But Samsara and me hit it off straight away. I was only 17 and loved parties with good friends, traveled a lot and had many good times, so the scent brings back very good memories. I was sad to hear that it had been reformulated, I haven't tried the new one, but thinking of purchasing it again after many many years.
Summary: A beautiful perfume. It's powdery yes, but not in a baby-powder way. Thanks to a fantastic oriental mix of ingredients Samsara EDP -at least the original one from 1989-, is romantic, seductive and never boring. I had a FB in the nineties and got lots of compliments whenever I wore it. And now, 14 years later, I am longing for a FB Samsara EDP again....I truely hope Guerlain didn't reformulated this gem in a bad way. That would be a sin.
Summary: How much Important is a woman who wears Samsara? I mean she must feel very confident with herself and conscious of her seduction power. Even if she does not abuse of that. This fragrance really make me think to an ancient Empress Queen of the silk way, Byzance fit better to this composition than to the Rochas's one. Samsara make me also think to a Soprano, Those kind of women that feels to leave a trace of their presence in the world.
Summary: Well, this was a little disappointing. I'm normally a big fan of sandalwood. I saw many refer to this as a meditative or spiritual fragrance (in addition to being a power house scent). It completely sounded like it would be my cup of tea. Unfortunately, the synthetic sandalwood ruins it for me. Yes, I can tell the difference. I'm aware of the problem with sandalwood becoming more scarce and the fact that most perfumers had to start using synthetic sandalwood.
Summary: Oh, this one's a beauty! That is if you survive the first few hours of screaming green notes that tend to remind me of wood polish. The dry down is exquisite. Update: I guess it's true that any fragrance needs some resting time after transportation. Today my EDP produced in June 2013 opened on me with cherry liquor, no more screaming greens! I'd say, be patient with it, give it a chance.