Jean-Paul Guerlain created Samsara for the woman of his life. His only indications were sandalwood and jasmine, which the "Lady of Samsara" particularly liked. Jean-Paul Guerlain travelled to India many times to acquire the purest sandalwood and a jasmine used only for religious offerings until then. Samsara is a sensual version of seduction for a woman who has found harmony and balance, which is notably conveyed through the composition's raw materials.
Samsara is the first woody women's fragrance in perfumery. It is constructed over a beautifully crafted sandalwood, used for the first time in these quantities in perfumery. Guerlain's Samsara perfume is a classically rich, woody oriental scent with sandalwood, patchouli and other spices. Guerlain Samsara perfume contains a harmonious, embracing and spellbinding blend of citrus notes over a seductive heart and base of jasmine, ylang-ylang, tonka bean, sandalwood, vanilla and iris.