SAMSARA Eau de Parfum by GUERLAIN 50ml


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SAMSARA was the first seriously ‘woody’ fragrance for women, when it was released in 1989.

Inspired by India, SAMSARA opens with dominant, sweet jasmine, warmed by sunny ylang-ylang and anchored by the warmth of sandalwood. Its signature ‘trail’ is expertly balanced tonka, vanilla & gentle iris.

Recently re-launched, its new bottle is adorned with an historic Bee icon. Designed in 1853 by Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain, for the Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoléon III, that Bee became the symbol of the empire & now serves as the emblem of Maison Guerlain.

Top Notes: Peach, Lemon, Bergamot, Ylang-Ylang & Green Notes

Heart Notes: Jasmine, Narcissus, Rose, Violet, Iris & Orris Root

Base Notes: Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Amber, Iris, Vanilla & Musk


We offer NZ’s best prices for a discerning market. Enjoy prices that are a cut above bargain basement and well below department stores. Our fragrances are the genuine article, but it is the integrity or quality of the perfume that matters. There are many reasons why perfumes spoil, often well before they are purchased by the consumer. Heat is the biggest culprit (that we term baked, like wine).


Many perfume discounters use sea freight for a month or so without climate control in a metal container ( New York to Auckland) plus however long they sit on the dock. At Designer Direct we only use Air Freight. Costly but your nose will love you.


The cheaper the fragrance, the less of a bargain you’re getting, and the more likely it was stored with a lack of climate-controlled warehousing. Both our NZ stores where we ship orders from have climate control.