Childhood memories has swept me off my feet when I first inhaled the aroma of Sa Majeste La Rose Eau De Parfum Serge Lutens. The intoxicating aroma of fresh blooming Moroccan roses bathing in the morning sunlight and a cup of freshly made black tea with sour cherry jam – it all came back when I experienced this perfume for the first time. Being a child, I underestimated the Moroccan rose that dominated my grandma’s garden for its unpolished and unpretentious, down to earth beauty. However, never in my live was I able to experience a more rich and overwhelming scent of freshly blooming roses as in that garden. We used to have breakfast on the open veranda, tea, honey and pancakes. And honestly, I don’t remember what was a prevailing aroma, of the freshly made tea, pancaked dripping with honey or the blooming Moroccan roses.
There is nothing cliche about this intense and sophisticated rose. This amazing scent, Serge Lutens’ ode to the majestic Rose, the queen of the flowers, was created in 2000, by a perfumer Christopher Sheldrake, who is also a nose behind my other favorite Serge Lutens perfume, called “La Religieuse” that was just released this year. The Sa Majeste La Rose is a beautiful, refines and delicately seductive. The rich, floral bouquet has a Moroccan rose absolute at the center of this composition is luxurious and sweet. The perfume opens with fresh, floral green and honeyed notes, where her Highness, the Rose, plays the lead. The dry-down brings the exquisite harmony and balance with the veil of spiced Clove and soft honey. The warmth of deep Musk perfectly compliments the glorious rose, while the smoky Guaiac Wood notes provide a solid an balanced base.
What makes this boutique perfume a state of the art creation is the seamlessly smooth and harmonious transition from one note to another, where every note showcases, complements and enhances the beauty of darling Moroccan rose without overshadowing it. This miraculously balanced, beautiful and sophisticated scent might make a deceptive impression of a simple rose scent at first, but once it starts developing on your skin, you will truly appreciate this olfactory creation for its immaculately proportionate and perfect balance, as well as truly classic and indisputable beauty. I highly recommend this perfume for everyone who loves rose dominated scents, and not the cheap linen closet powdery soapy rose, but a beautiful fresh blooming rose in all its majesty.