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Lyric82's Review of Samsara Eau de Parfum by Guerlain

I believe that the decant I have is from the EDP Bee bottle, just in case that makes a difference.

The very moment I tried it, I had an emotional connection to this scent. It is magnificent, and breathtakingly beautiful. I shudder to think what the vintage may have smelled like if I find this iteration so unapologetically perfect.

It very much smells like it came from the 80s/90s era of perfumery, and I think that I do have a fondness for scents from that time period. Even though I was quite young at that time, there is definitely a sense of familiarity, as well as an identifying fingerprint… when you smell scents from those times, you just know it. I know I do. When something from the 80s or 90s is sweet, it’s not in the same way that fragrances are sweet today. And almost everything from back then performed incredibly well, but it wasn’t like the performers of today that come off as attention seeking.

But I digress. Samsara, is absolutely one of the most beautiful scents I have ever come across. If I was someone who wore the same perfume everyday, I could easily adopt samsara as my signature. It’s so incredibly gorgeous, that it actually makes me question my large collection. I really only should have perfumes that make me feel the way that this does, but it’s not everyday that you find something that sweeps you off your feet like this. Would my appreciation for it be less if I wore it everyday? Would it become commonplace in my eyes?

I can’t really begin to describe what notes I smell. Sandalwood, sure… and the rest is simply magic. It has a beautiful powdery feel, that makes me feel light as air. I feel like this must be what heaven smells like. It smells like kindness, love, peace, comfort, generosity, intelligence. It smells otherworldly and I cannot say anything else about it.

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