Category: Lancome

Lancome Sikkim (La Collection), 2005

Perfumer of 2005 version unknown Sikkim reminds me of the expression, “to fly off the handle.”  Sikkim’s escalation is so quick that it doesn’t even seem like progression, just the flip from something calm to something disturbed. The first sniff sends you reeling.  Sikkim is fast, rough and, I don’t know.  I guess abundant.  It’s everything at once.  It’s a…

Lancome Sagamore (La Collection), 2005

Perfumer unknown (original Lancome Sagamore released in 1986, discontinued.) Lavender gives Sagamore a sort of fougère camouflage that it sheds in the topnotes. Very quickly Sagamore shows a complexity, an armful notes of fairly equal intensity and density. It’s not muddled, it’s complex and deliberate. Its winning quality is an unfussy ambiguity that some of the better masculine chypres such…