Sa majesté la rose 2000

Sa majesté la rose by Serge Lutens
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Sa majesté la rose is a perfume by Serge Lutens for women and men and was released in 2000. The scent is floral-spicy. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

CloveClove Gaiac woodGaiac wood MuskMusk Rose absoluteRose absolute White honeyWhite honey

Ratings

Scent

7.3221 Ratings

Longevity

7.8154 Ratings

Sillage

6.8137 Ratings

Bottle

7.6138 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 10.02.2022.

Interesting Facts

The scent was additionally released in a bottle collection with card game design. The scent was attached to the design of the suit Hearts.
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Iseabail

25 Reviews
Iseabail
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Sa majesté indeed
Review from Off-Scenter on BN
*I could not have said it better. :)

Sa Majesté la Rose is the truest, clearest rendition of the 19th century Bourbon rose that I’ve encountered. (Keiko Mecheri’s Mogador comes close, but overdoes the sugar.) To those who know it, the scent of the Bourbon roses (Mme. Pierre Oger, Louise Odier, and Souvenir de la Malmaison among them,) is unique and unmistakable. It combines the rich, heady, and ever so slightly yeasty fragrance of a damask rose with a tropical fruit or raspberry note, with each component balancing and challenging the other in a complicated olfactory dance. Sheldrake and Lutens have nailed it.

The Bourbon rose accord is evident the instant Sa Majesté la Rose goes on, and it persists in a fairly linear manner that’s unusual for a Serge Lutens product. Don’t for a moment think that I hold this against the scent. The central accord is so bewitching that I’d happily have it go on for hours. There are few distractions along Sa Majesté la Rose’s march toward its floral throne: just some woods and perhaps a touch of vetiver in the base, with a bit of musk emerging in the drydown. All take a distant back seat to the truly majestic rose. Superb sillage and projection, and fine lasting power to boot. All this without a drop of the heavy syrup that bathes most of this house’s offerings.

Sa Majesté la Rose is a tour de force that demonstrates just what Sheldrake and Lutens can do when they lay off of their shared sugar addiction. They’re clearly not making all those sweet, heavy orientals because they can’t do any differently. If these guys put themselves on a diet more often, their line would be more diverse and interesting. Are you listening Serge and Christopher?

At any rate, bravo to the duo on this one! I hope someday they’ll make a few more like it.
29th November, 2010
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CuirCuir

35 Reviews
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Well-done tea rose
Sa Majeste La Rose is one of three rose scents by Lutens (next to Rose de Nuit and La Fille de Berlin). This one is the most straight-up rose, with a slight touch of sweet honey. Her Majesty the Rose smells natural, feminine, not complex, not too sweet, quite easy to wear.
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Minigolf
Helpful Review    5  
Roses have many spines
And that's a good thing. Fragrances of roses also sometimes have "spines", which is often very advantageous.
In the case of Lutens' creation "Sa Majesté La Rose", these "spines" consist of cloves and precious woods. Yeah, she's just studded with it. The dark red, spicy fragrant flowers are in the foreground, but my interest in this fragrance has only awakened THIS skilful combination. To reinforce flowery "spice" with "spicy spice", on the other hand to create a "substructure" of woods to soften the tips, to enrich the fragrance as such all the more, was already a brilliant idea of the two perfumers-hands Sege Lutens and Christopher Sheldrake. They have been working together for a long time and see perfume art as their main artistic mission. And sometimes the most unbelievable and "moving" scent situations come out, which many a nose perceives as "unwearable".
But in the case of the "majestic rose", the concept of "art by the scent" has worked, but I find this work to be quite acceptable. And since even to very many occasions.
She embeds the rose as a flower in a kind of very own natural environment. They surround other plants (trees and shrubs) with fragrant aromas.
A rose alone is beautiful to look at, but somehow it seems "lost" in an otherwise ungrown environment besides its "conspecifics". That's why the "green" beginning in the theme is just as much a part of it as the cloves, spines and the astringency of the wood. Only then is it complete.
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ScentFan

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Gorgeous Damascenes
This arrived today. Here's an edit of the review from my Lutens sniff fest: Can’t remember if I’ve tried this before. I’m a bit hesitant because of the clove which, if too strong, will ruin things for me. Here goes. Oh! Beautiful! A glorious opening. It’s a gorgeous Damasc rose. Not the Turkish one, I don’t think, which is on the green side. Well, maybe it is a Turkish Damascene rather than the Bulgarian. Checking. The website says he used both, as well as a Moroccan. This liquid fabulosity is halfway between Perfumery Workshop’s incomparable Tea Rose and Frederik Malle’s equally unsurpassed and quite green Une Rose. Both are realistic roses and so is this. Lutens is a master of this underlying musk-honey-wood accord which rises in the drydown. He often includes beeswax but here uses clove to add just the right slight sharpness to mimic a real rose's thorns. An appealing greenness lingers from the Turkish Damascene. I must have missed it in my Rose Sniff Fest. Nope, it was there. It didn’t make the finals because it vanished on my skin in comparison to Rose de Nuit. Hah! Faulty reasoning. Magical scents like this are hard to come by. I think I no longer care if they have to be reapplied, though this time the scent does hang on. This is a fresher, brighter rose than Rose de Nuit. It’s for the daytime, not the night.
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Drseid

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Drseid
Helpful Review    5  
If Only They Could Have Tweaked The Middle...
Sa Majeste La Rose opens with a beautiful realistic pure "feminine" rose resembling the roses you would smell entering a florist. As the composition transitions to the early heart the pure rose starts to mingle with a sharp green soapy undertone that grows in strength through the remaining heart phase with the rose remaining as co-star. During the late dry-down the rose dulls somewhat as the soapy green undertone finally recedes, revealing traces of vague supporting wood in the base. Projection is very good to excellent with outstanding longevity of well over 12 hours on skin.

Sa Majeste La Rose is a composition that on paper has all the ingredients necessary for an outstanding rose soliflore and when first applied on skin one smells just that. The rose is so natural and airy at the open that it is hard not to be impressed early. If things continued as they began this would be a major rave, but alas, the composition gets a bit muddled during the heart phase as a difficult to place green soapy accord gets in the way of the gorgeous early untarnished rose presentation. The sharp green soapy concoction really feels out of place and is quite distracting, only allowing the composition to recover during the late dry-down as the soap recedes and a natural supporting woody undertone primarily takes its place, melding much better with the rose. The bottom line is the $130 per 50ml bottle Sa Majeste La Rose opens extremely strong, but falters in the middle before making a late recovery, earning a "good" 3 star out of 5 rating and a mild recommendation. That said, with so many excellent rose compositions on the market including Serge Lutens' own La Fille de Berlin, Sa Majeste La Rose may get swallowed up by the competition.
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Coutureguru

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Death of a Rose
I've come to the conclusion that Lutens and I will never really eat at the same table, so to speak. I can't put my finger on it ( as much as I'd like to wear these frags!) they all, to a one turn horribly on me.
Je suis triste.
Sa Majeste la Rose starts off bright and sunny, but ten minutes in she is already wilting and by half an hour she is dead. Then she has the audacity to actually hang around and rot!!
Now, one has to wonder about the progression of this frag in the mind of the creator. I am still trying to decide if Christopher Sheldrake is a genius nose or a mad chemist ... either way, he definitely posesses a macabre sense of humor.
Leave me with my Tea Rose thanks ... it's way better and much easier on the wallet. I think I'll stop with the Lutens' ... c'est la vie!!
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WildGardenerWildGardener 2 years ago
A red spicy rose with leaf, thorn and stem.
It blazes like a beacon,
and then, the morning after,
the petals are dry and fading.
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