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5.0
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Jul/28/2018

While I love an animal of jasmine, this lives on the opposite side of the field. Slightly sweet, earthy, almost powdery, but fresh. It’s a paradox of dark purple liquid and sunshiny jasmine. I find it extremely versatile. I wear it for both formal and casual occasions. It’s not a seductive jasmine—it’s somewhat youthful. Probably because I spent much of my youth in 1980s Christian Dior Poison …Read more

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About reviewer (166 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair, Neutral

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesHazel



3.0
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fromAimbl

Oct/09/2015

Edit: two years later, I’ve retested in the depths of winter and its a bit less sweet. Cool, smooth, strongly scented, leathery jasmine. A hint of sweetness (which references the grape below). I like it best when there is only a trace of scent left. Not bitter or animalic on my skin. I haven’t worn Poison in decades, but there is a resemblance if Poison were put through a diet and exercise …Read more

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About reviewer (516 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Olive, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown


1.0
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Jan/21/2015

Oh you lucky ones to smell the beauty that escaped me.
I sampled Sarrasins, La Vierge de Fer and De profundis at the Palais Royale Boutique and as everyone else who has been there, was told to leave and walk around the courtyard for 20 minutes to let the scents evolve.
Sarrasins, from the first sniff of the tester, smelled fecal. But I wanted to try it. I wanted to love it.
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About reviewer (13 reviews)

Age

SkinNormal, Fair, Cool

HairBlond, Wavy, Coarse

EyesGreen


4.0
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Feb/02/2013

According to the Serge Lutens official website, when Sarrasins is “applied at night in a Moorish silence, it barely touches the skin…” Sarrasins made its mark when I applied one spray to my dry, ivory skin just below the wrist. The pale violet stain almost appears as a bruise, yet this is my secret to hold. This fragrance, however, is anything but a secret; a bombastic cloud of jasmine cut with …Read more

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About reviewer (72 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair, Warm

HairRed, Straight, Medium

EyesHazel


5.0
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Oct/25/2012

A powerful earthy apricot jasmine, yet paradoxically has a sweet airy quality that makes it quite an easy and optimistic wear for me (A La Nuit requires a little more commitment in my opinion). Absolutely unique, yet another master stroke from the Lutens - Sheldrake union...

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About reviewer (78 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinNormal, Fair, Warm

HairBrunette, Wavy, Fine

EyesBrown


2.0
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Oct/23/2012

I agree with KelseyP below, this never gets to the swooning, beautiful part on me. I'm not a fan of Jasmine so there's that but also I'm a novice in learning about perfume and maybe don't have the knowledge to appreciate this and how it differentiates from other similar scents.

I like obviously pretty scents yet hope my nose "grows" to be able to …
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SkinSensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrown, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown


4.0
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Feb/05/2012

Excellent jasmine-based fragrance. But not your average jasmine, mind you! it's rich, deep, cloying, skanky.
Definitely indolic (and you may want to consider this carefully, as indolic may not be appropiate for all occasions!).
It's sweet and sweaty, enlightened but some rays of fresh jasmine, with a strong dirty leather note. Super feminine. Drydown is rich, ambery and …
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About reviewer (1019 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair, Warm

HairBlond, Other, Fine

EyesGreen


2.0
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Jan/04/2011

Jasmins playing good cop/bad cop. One facet of it is airy, sunny friendly jasmin while the other is lush and indolic - unfortunately, I don't get on well with indoles. These two facets take turns on my skin, one following the other for a good 3 hours. Actually one sniff takes me to my mother's garden where airy, amicable jasmins sometimes had this indolic note - not to this extent, of …Read more

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About reviewer (571 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairRed

EyesHazel


3.0
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fromA88A

Dec/18/2010

Sarrasins is predominantly jasmine. This isn't the soft, innocent white jasmine of À La Nuit, but a big, syrupy sweet jasmine, and the juice is a shockingly rich grapey purple. Underneath the sweet jasmine is an odd leather note. I don't know why, but this reminds me of one of the babes from an 80's metal video. I wish I liked this more, but the jasmine is too sweet for me …Read more

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About reviewer (81 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinVery Oily, Fair, Cool

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesBlue


4.0
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Nov/10/2010

Imagine you are going horse riding and before you go you spray on a good quality jasmine. After about a hour of heavy riding you get home. You are damp, sweaty, and smelling of leather saddles. This is what I smell in Sarrasins. Jamsine,sweat, indoles and leather. make you want to roll round in the hay with a groom or maybe a gamekeeper! Lady Chatterly should have worn this.

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About reviewer (325 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair, Cool

HairBrown, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown