Friday, January 26, 2007

The Dance of Samsara

samsara |səmˈsärə| noun Hinduism & Buddhism the cycle of death and rebirth to which life in the material world is bound. ORIGIN from Sanskrit saṃsāra.

Samsara Perfume created in 1989 by Jean Paul Guerlain.
Bottle Design by Robert Granai (the bottle in the sacred red of the Orient, echoes the figure of a Khmer dancer in the Musee Guimet in Paris, her hands folded in a gesture of offering, expressing plenitude and femininity.)

Head notes: Citrus Notes, Peach
Heart Notes: Rose, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Narcissus
Basenotes: Iris, Amber ,Tonka, Vanilla, Orris

From the Guerlain website: "Samsara is the symbol of harmony, of absolute osmosis between a woman and her perfume. It is a spiritual voyage leading to serenity and inner contemplation." It is said that this perfume was created for a particular woman who fascinated Jean Paul Guerlain, and that it took him eleven years to perfect it before he presented it to her.
This is a spicy floral oriental for evening wear. A wonderful blend with excellent sillage.