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Samsara Parfum Extract


Samsara, the Parfum Extrait version, is the same beautiful fragrance with the same beautiful notes as the Eau de Parfum but presents itself quite differently. From the first moments on my skin, Samsara Parfum is smoother, richer, creamier, with the vanilla sandalwood accord dominant, accented with whiffs of dried peaches, while the sharper more medicinal green leaves, ylang and citrus opening of the EdP is much more subdued.

The heart is sweet soft jasmine, mixed with rose and lots of violet so that it feels powdery and slightly balsamic, with the odd note of dried tea. The dry-down into the base builds on the vanilla sandalwood from the opening, made warm, musky, smoky, by an infusion of more sandalwood, vanillic tonka bean, amber, and musk, and reveals new facets such as licorice and pepper.

The EdP has dramatic power in its opening, but in its heart is a soft scent with a lush beauty. Samsara Parfum Extrait is softer and more radiant from start to finish, making it more personal and much more intimate, a scent that warms the skin for hours with an elegant sillage.

Samsara Parfum Extrait feels more lush and fully-formed, more dimensional, deeper, creamier, than the Samsara EdP. I have the feeling this is the version Jean-Paul Guerlain gave to the woman in his life.


Notes: green, peach, ylang-ylang, bergamot, lemon, iris, violet, orris, jasmine, rose, narcissus, sandalwood, tonka bean, amber, musk, vanilla.

Type: Parfum Extrait

Parfumeur: Jean –Paul Guerlain



Price: $20.00