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Sagamore (1985)
by Lancôme


Sagamore information

Year of Launch1985
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 85 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerCalice Asancheyev-Becker
PerfumerPauline Zanoni
Parent CompanyL'Oréal Group

About Sagamore

Sagamore is a masculine fragrance by Lancôme. The scent was launched in 1985 and the fragrance was created by perfumers Pauline Zanoni and Calice Asancheyev-Becker

Sagamore fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Sagamore

I haven't tried the new version of Sagamore; I am familiar with the vintage version in the brown bottle.

That being said...Sagamore by Lancôme didn't impress me. Maybe I would have been more interested by it back in 1986 when it was launched. But I'd tested an already old bottle around 2005, and it was a short-lived, flat wood and spice potion that I couldn't connect to. A pity, as I am usually drawn to notes such as benzoin, bergamot, sage, lavender, moss and vetiver; but while I wasn't repulsed by Sagamore, I was just left thinking, Whatever.

Next! :^I
05th April, 2018
Sagamore is an impeccable floral cyphre with a well-judged oriental component. Absolutely top quality ingredients. After a somewhat bright lavender/floral opening and heart, we get a very literal mossy cyphre structure in the base.

There's a strong connection to Caron's Third Man through the floral heart of jasmine and lavendar, but where Third Man verges toward a sweetened fougere base, Sagamore goes for a deep mossy cyphre profile, augmented just the right about with amber and possibly a drop of civet. Much like Third Man, a butter smooth, fantastic lavender note is along for the ride through most of the evolution.

Projection and longevity leaves a bit to be desired, but this is a case where outright quality trumps performance. If you want to know what a great masculine cyphre smells like, look no further.
22nd February, 2017
Stardate 20170109:

Citrus up top with florals and a SW/Ambery/Tonka base. Quality composition. What is not to like.
It is in same vein as Tiffany for Men, Chanel PM Concentree, Bugatti
If you had to choose from this genre I would say go for Sagamore or Bugatti.
09th January, 2017
Quite a peculiar scent, mostly considering the years it dates to. The opening is powerful and vibrant, with aldehydes, oak moss, a slight animalic heart and patchouli, with floral (rose, jasmin, lavender) and balsamic-mossy vibes, slightly and elegantly citrusy too. Powerful but bright with a nice and unusual floral-ambery heart. It's Lancome and it was the '80s, so quality is top notch. Basically it is a delicate, masculine chypre with a feminine heart, more discreet and refined than other fougères, with a dusty and silky roundness and a dense floral heart. As the amber accord emerges better it quickly evolves into a beautiful, delicate but warm amber-centered scent, at the same time raw and a bit earthy but "powdery", with a classic lavender-citrus accord that still keeps it "classic". The persistence is sadly a bit short, and also overall is not a "powerhouse" in terms of projection, but overall it smells quite modern, creative, atypical and peculiar considering the era. Surely worth a try!

10th May, 2014
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
The top note contains a floral jasmine-lavender note with a bit of citrus.  In the drydown the florals are blended into a mixture of rose, cinnamon, vanilla and a touch of spice, all combined to a well-composed blend that due to the focused use of a nice musk aroma is a bit more creative than many other similar scents.   After the first couple of hours silage and projection are limited, but overall longevity is excellent, lasting over six hours on me.  A very nice well-balanced fragrance.
15th May, 2013
Mossy green Bergamot. similar to many other fragrances...Smells like the 70's, Nothing special. I'll Pass on this one.
30th October, 2012

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