Santal majuscule 2012

Santal majuscule by Serge Lutens
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Santal majuscule is a popular perfume by Serge Lutens for women and men and was released in 2012. The scent is woody-spicy. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Top Notes Top Notes SandalwoodSandalwood
Heart Notes Heart Notes CocoaCocoa
Base Notes Base Notes Turkish roseTurkish rose
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7.6385 Ratings
Longevity
7.8293 Ratings
Sillage
6.6300 Ratings
Bottle
8.0280 Ratings
Value for money
7.243 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 03.12.2022.
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Jas0N
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Jas0N
Top Review 27  
When perfume makes friends
I would like to write comments again. Recently I was wondering if I could become a silent reader again. Some things I simply didn't like and I felt it better to avoid any form of communication.

So be it. My motivation has clearly increased again and I don't want to miss certain things. Among other things the souk as well as the function to tell people my personal opinion about scents.

Like last year, I ended up in Mexico. Different place, but again the same country. The hospitality, the quality and also the country as a whole convinced me. The weather was great, the sea turquoise blue and also the beer tasted good.
As always well equipped with perfume nothing could burn. At least odour technically :)

Small incision: Besides Santal majuscule I had the Chanel EDB with me and Havana from Aramis.

Especially SM does not fit into this time and into the climatic conditions. In general, I wonder whether perfume is "bearable" there in summer. The EDB was extremely overblown and got on my nerves. I should be taught the better.
- i digress-

One evening - incredibly oppressive - we went to the bar. Me without a perfume. On the way - the plant was huge and we wanted to go to our regular barkeeper - a group of young women passed us. So nice so good, but I heard a nice note of bitter cocoa, which had a slight floral touch when I smelled it more closely. I mumbled as I went on: "Santal majuscule, the woman has style.
The head-shaking looks of my boys - can start zero with my hobby - exposed, less than 5 seconds later one of the young women stood beside me and asked me: " I guess it could be wrong, but did you say Santal majuscule?"

The beginning of a friendship. Together with her friends we went to a common table and beyond that we spent our days there together.
We both talked about several brands, the fragrance compositions and the quality. She was happy to have met someone who shared a similar passion. I could agree with that and I was just as happy to be able to perceive fine sandalwood soaked with cocoa and a fine pinch of floral notes (rose) for a long time, despite the sultry weather.

Sometimes it's so easy, even though it seems so hard. How nothing at all emerges from weeks of conversations and then again such a short moment brings about friendships. It's the most trivial things that can create friendships. This includes simply looking well-groomed and smelling good.

But I love perfume.
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Mustang69
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Mustang69
Top Review 22  
Discovery tour
That's great! Serge Lutens invites you on a little trip. Light as a feather streaks of liqueur, a world-forgotten heart of truffles, dried flowers of the rose. The composition is simply overwhelming, never overloaded and yet hardly tangible. Very slowly, a subtle sandalwood note makes its way, fantastically integrated, respectful and free of airs and graces. A fragrance that ecstasizes. Everything is light, a sylph-like touch.

Perhaps the most beautiful sandalwood scent I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Thank you for this masterpiece.
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Mantus
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Mantus
Helpful Review 11  
Sizzling eroticism
First, you can perceive an extremely fine, but very densely engaging creamy, almost splintery 'sandalwood' that also reveals a certain animal component and at the same time not at all animalistic as you might imagine, for example à la cowshed, etc., rather in a very pleasant cuddly, inexplicably seeming human way, but not in this typical dirty, even kinky aura.

But in: I want to, but can't achieve it!

A tiny bit later, the sandalwood becomes a little more engaging, even a little oily spicy approached, so that you almost have to think of pure black 'cocoa' ~ oil and gives the fragrance a wonderful crackling eroticism.

In the last 4 hours remains a very bright, slightly sweet pure, very very delicate soapy 'rose' ~ breath.

In total, the fragrance lasts 9 hours on my skin.

The sillage is conceived from the beginning 4 hours on a very clearly perceptible whole arm's length, before it minimizes in viscous steps until the fragrance fades.

"SolisOccasum, thank you for bottling!"
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Taurus1967

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Taurus1967
Taurus1967
Very helpful Review 11  
Small but crucial supporting role for cocoa
Finally comes to me once again a Serge Lutens under the nose, which triggers me at least at the first snuff no discomfort.

I probably like sandalwood too much for that - and here it shows itself from a pleasant soft side. But with it alone it is not done, because the scent of the Turkish rose comes congenial to it and is actually a little more dominant than the eponymous sandalwood. In any case, the combination works excellently well.

It's just a shame that I'm not a big fan of pervasive rose scents. Here she is a little too feminine for me personally, but fortunately there is yes officially still a third ingredient, which should have long since made its appearance, but in the later course works all the more refined.

Most will probably have guessed it: the cocoa is talking about here, which is slow motion towards the end of the scene. He actually gives the SL creation the decisive and crafty polish. It will definitely be too little for chocolate junkies, however, it is the crucial gossamer amount that gives Santal majuscale the separating edge from any sandalwood rose scent. It makes the overall scent even softer, warmer and more comforting. This is indeed the crowning ingredient that gives the whole thing that certain something.

As an aside, I wonder if some amber didn't get into the mix. Would fit, but probably this Eau de Parfum is created as minimalist, as it comes across.

Thus, this Serge Lutens will also not make it into my must-have list, but a decent job with valuable ingredients I can certify all the time.

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Coutureguru

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Coutureguru
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Helpful Review 8  
Of course I like it ... it's Roses!!
Thanks to my dear friend Ysbrand I have a sample of this to ruminate over ... and I must say that as a widely publicized Lutens sceptic, I find Santal Majuscule more accessible than many others from this house I have tried. I'm not going to rush out and buy it ... but I find myself in the position of giving it a favorable review :).

It's the delicious Rose, of course, that causes the smile on my dial ... in complete opposition to the same flower in Sa Majeste, which wilts, dies and then hangs around rotting on my skin. Here she is plump and delicious ... in full bloom and laid down next to a bar of 100% cocoa dark chocolate.
This effect is more than likely due to the addition of Tonka Beans creating a 'smooth' vibe. This note seems to be missing from the above pyramid, but I will take the word of my astute friend AromiErotici down below and work from his fuller pyramid. Indeed, their reminiscent fragrance of vanilla, almonds, cinnamon, and cloves are subtly present when I lift my wrist to my nose ... a definite olfactory treat.
Now, one would think that this fragrance would then veer toward the gourmand, which it does not. It retains enough bitterness leaving it just on the acceptable side of distasteful and rich enough to be interesting.
One would also think that, bearing the name in mind, one would be in for a Sandalwood overload but quite the contrary. All I can glean from the Lutens website is the following cryptic phrase:

"Sandalwood written in capital letters, full scale and life sized!
Oboedi silentiis meis non imperii: “Do not obey my orders, obey my silence”.
Turning powdery under the influence of bitter cacao, the sandalwood plunges deep into a velvety trap."

Hmmm ... if this is Sandalwood written in capitals then I'm a real girl and not a drag queen! The wood here plays second fiddle to the Rose (velvety trap?) in typical Lutens fashion ... with this house I have come to realize that what you see is not necessarily what you get.

That said, I find myself enjoying Santal Majuscule. Perhaps I'm more for run of the mill niche fragrances than for those that push the envelope too hard.
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Carlitos01Carlitos01 3 years ago
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8
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8
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9.5
Scent
Truly magnificent sandalwood heavy note that becomes distracted by coco and oriental rose. The blending is great and the scent, unique!
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LillibetLillibet 5 years ago
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8
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8.5
Scent
Cascades of lush heady roses dusted with dark cocoa and spices float over a generous sandalwood base.
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Alihashmi87Alihashmi87 3 months ago
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9
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I will cherish this scent forever. It reminds me every time of the first time when I smelled it :)
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KuraiKurai 5 months ago
6
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9
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8
Scent
This fine sandal crust with a deep-red rose heart is simply intoxicating. Serge’s little rose bon bon.
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OmardoOmardo 10 months ago
10
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9.5
Scent
warm, endless Sandal/cocoa combo. love it on me and on others too.
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