GUERLAIN Samsara Eau de Toilette Review

GUERLAIN Samsara Eau de Toilette Review

Initially created as an Eau de Parfum that celebrated sandalwood, GUERLAIN Samsara Eau de Toilette continues the love affair with sandalwood whilst giving more stage time to other intoxicating ingredients – specifically iris. Part of the emblematic Legendary fragrance collection, Samsara Eau de Toilette is beautifully delicate at times but it has a subtle warmth that creates a romantic feel, just like the story behind its creation…


This Fragrance Smells Like…

Samsara Eau de Toilette is truly spellbinding, creating a unique harmony between warm sandalwood and powdery florals. The perfume has a similar tone from its first spritz to its dry down – delicate, powdery and warm. The sweet jasmine accord dominates the fragrance from the start before Samsara unveils a sunny ylang-ylang note in the heart. Finally, the base blends soft, creamy sandalwood with powdery iris, tonka bean and vanilla for a remarkable trail.


What’s The Story Behind This Scent?

The sumptuous warmth and comforting powdery tones of Samsara are inspired by radiant women who have found harmony and balance in their lives. The sandalwood and jasmine notes exemplify GUERLAIN’s innovation while honouring the earlier Eau de Parfum as these notes were historically used purely for religious offerings – but Samsara celebrate their unique aroma within this spellbinding perfume.


You Will Love This If…

If you’re looking for a sensuous fragrance that has a subtle warmth and comforting floral tone, you’ll love Samsara Eau de Toilette. The fragrance is refined and elegant whilst still feeling rich and wearable.


This Perfume Smells Similar To:

Samsara also comes as an Eau de Parfum, which is fairly similar to the Eau de Toilette. The Eau de Toilette is lighter with a more prominent powdery floral tone, whereas the Eau de Parfum has a stronger spicy woodiness.


Is Samsara Eau de Toilette Unisex?

Here at Escentual, we believe that fragrance has no gender. Samsara can be enjoyed by anyone, however, its powdery floral elements are more traditionally enjoyed by women.


What’s The Longevity Like?

For an Eau de Toilette, Samsara boasts an impressive longevity; its subtle powderiness and warm sandalwood nuance remains on the skin throughout the day.


What’s Special About The Bottle?

Samsara Eau de Toilette is beautifully presented in the iconic ‘inverted heart’ glass bottle designed by Raymond Guerlain. The heart-shaped stopper reflects the romantic harmony of the notes within, whilst the graceful scrolls are typical of Art Nouveau.


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