Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Sa Majeste La Rose by Serge Lutens

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.

The opening is a concerted effort of Rose and a realistic green stem quality. This aspect of Sa Majeste La Rose continues on throughout the life of the scent and only relents once drydown and beyond transpire. Others may experience a bit more diversity than I, but I'm not complaining. I suppose I expected more wood and the customary Vanilla finish by looking at the accords. It wasn't to be however and this particular Lutens creation treated me to a deep and lucid Rose instead.

The Rose rendition is full bodied and seems to become a tad denser as the wearings go on. It begins a bit ethereal before developing more mass. It's not dry nor wet, so the closest I can describe it is potentially moist.

On my skin, Sa Majeste La Rose is about Rose and Lychee with a contribution from slightly feral honey in extended drydown. Sillage is slightly better than average and longevity is approximately 6 hours on me. Thumbs up from Aromi for the Serge and a sample wear is recommended as always.

5 comments:

  1. Hi Carol ! :) Yes....it's good stuff......

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  2. "potentially moist" totally cracked me up! : D I love how perfume reviewers such as yourself, come up with such clever ways to describe what they're smelling. Sa Majeste La Rose is one of the few SL's I haven't yet tried and I believe it's time to remedy that!

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  3. Hi Cymbaline. :) Yea.....I know better than anyone that I'm full of it....lol....

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  4. Hmmm ... the first ten minutes of Sa Majeste la Rose are great on me ... then the Rose starts turning a little putrid ... and finally has the audacity to hang around and rot!!! Thankfully this experience is short lived on my skin, as most Lutens creations are. There are Rose fragrances out there, imho, that are streets better (and immeasurably more wallet friendly!!) than this ... je suis trés désolé!

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