Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Guerlain Samsara Shine

I have the greatest respect for those flankers that manage to win hearts and stand the test of time (...) and even if shortlived on the market, those that capture the overall essence of the originals in creative ways. Such flankers would have to be composed by perfumers who know what they're doing, both as noses who can create unique scents, and as artists who approach their work with the more personal, larger scope of their collections in mind.

Guerlain Samsara Shine, a Green Floral with a woody-ambery (dry and sweet) Oriental base, is a newer take on the famous Samsara, which, to my delight, resembles the original in compositional structure and overall feel, yet they're clearly different arrangements. These compositions are based on totally different notes, yet elicit the same nostalgic response from me, impressing me as a piece of olfactive art...

Please visit today's article at The Examiner: Featured Review: Guerlain Samsara Shine