Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sagamore ( Vintage formula ) by Lancome

Bergamot, Clary Sage, Lavender, Lemon, Petitgrain
Carnation, Cinnamon, Geranium, Ginger, Jasmin, Muguet, Rose
Ambrette, Benzoin, Musk, Patchouli, Sandal, Styrax, Vanilla

The first thing you notice after applying Lancome's Sagamore is how rich this fragrance is. This EDT wears heavier than today's versions. It's construction and wearability resemble Chanel Pour Monsieur and Guerlain Heritage. I have read other good reviewers mention Tiffany for Men and they are absolutely correct. Sagamore has a more natural aroma ( to me ) than Tiffany and yet is still closely related to those mentioned.

Vintage Sagamore opens with a dense accord consisting of citrus, Sage, Lavender and Petitgrain.  The top is substantial and has facets of wood and florals. It doesn't take more than a few minutes to realize that what you are wearing is something very special and complex.

The heart is a spicy, floral smorgasbord with blending so well delivered that to try and unravel individual notes proves to be an adventure. Only the muguet ( on me ) cuts through more than the others, but this smells so good that analyzing it almost seems like splitting hairs. I have found it more advantageous to simply enjoy it.

Ambrette seed and musk in the base accord add some sensuality to what would normally be a thick, oriental woody. Benzoin embellishing Vanilla and Patchouli, Sandalwood and Styrax playing off each other create a very good and very smooth drydown accord.

The magic is in the texture due to note ratios. This wears extremely comfortable and embodies the qualities of something well made. It's elegant, yet not aloof and invites others to enjoy the aroma.

Sillage is near perfect and longevity is approximately 5 hours on my skin before I would entertain the notion of reapplying. I gave Sagamore a big thumbs up years ago and my thumb is still raised high today. Do yourself a favor as a Perfumisto and sample the original formula. You will congratulate yourself for making a good decision.

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