Reviews and Problems with Serge Lutens Sa Majesté La Rose
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If Only They Could Have Tweaked The Middle...
17 November 2013
Summary: Sa Majeste La Rose opens with a beautiful realistic pure "feminine" rose resembling the roses you would smell entering a florist. As the composition transitions to the early heart the pure rose starts to mingle with a sharp green soapy undertone that grows in strength through the remaining heart phase with the rose remaining as co-star.
Summary: This aristocratic rose starts its life as a young and lively princess with airy, dewy notes (hello, ambrette) and ends up as a honeyed queen. It's like two very different fragrances on my skin. The first phase smells too synthetic to my nose, and the latter phase smells too honeyed and sweet for my taste. Some perfumes by Serge Lutens do not work on me and this is one of them.
Summary: Rose. Wow. Pure rose. I just "met" this scent again yesterday after several months of ignorance and it hit me again: the best rose scent ever. Dark, earthy, full, deep red, almost purple-brown. I think it is one of the easiest to combine with other SL-perfumes, i.e. Serge Noir, Ambre Sultan or Fleur d'Oranger. I will definitely purchase this one - so far, I only had a couple of samples.
Summary: Rose, Chamomile, Geranium, Lychee, Honey, Gaiac Wood, Vanilla. The Serge, who I usually associate with eccentric ideas and results, has created something here that is normal personified. Sa Majeste La Rose is also an extremely good rendition in spite of being a fairly straightforward fragrance. I genuinely didn't experience conventional transitions except for the appearance of honey in extended drydown.
Summary: Sa Majeste La Rose is not exactly what you have in mind when you try a Serge Lutens. It is not as complex as most of his fragrances, there are no unusual or odd notes combinations here, it is not trying to make a statement. It is simple and beautiful, and said to be one of Serge’s favorites. Roses are probably the most used ingredients in all the perfumery history, so what makes this one so special?
Summary: I've come to the conclusion that Lutens and I will never really eat at the same table, so to speak. I can't put my finger on it ( as much as I'd like to wear these frags!) they all, to a one turn horribly on me. Je suis triste. Sa Majeste la Rose starts off bright and sunny, but ten minutes in she is already wilting and by half an hour she is dead. Then she has the audacity to actually hang around and rot!!
Summary: A very lovely fresh rose scent. I love rose but i don't think this smells different enough to warrant the high price. It's nice, smells very natural and fresh but it's nothing special and I think there are similar scents out there for a fraction of this price. Also, on me this doesn't last very long.
Summary: Sa Majesté la Rose is rose with a walloping splash of Serge Lutens Chene thrown in on top. I don't think there's any patchouli in this but something makes me think of patchouli. If you find L'Artisan's Voleur de Roses interesting, this may be a more aggressive, dangerous, riskier, and definitely less gentle option.
Summary: Well, the juice looks like pee, but it does smell pretty. Like pure, fresh rose. And...that's it. Straightforward, linear, greenish, garden rose. There's nothing wrong with that, but I feel morally bound to say that you can get pretty much the same thing--a plain, pretty rose perfume--for a tenth of the cost if you buy Tea Rose by The Perfumer's Workshop.