Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Sa Majeste La Rose by Serge Lutens
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.
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.