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Sagamore (1985)
by Lancôme

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Sagamore information

Year of Launch1985
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 88 votes)

People and companies

HouseLancôme
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

Lovable precursor to Beyond Paradise and Zanzibar.

Lancome's Sagamore comes off as a dewey, bamboo-like iteration of a citrus and sandalwood fragrance. It is slightly grassy like Japanese green tea and blobby and indistinct in texture in the way that over-blended mall counter scents from back in the day such as the men's Lauder line are. It smells out of focus, if that makes any sense. This is not a dynamic juice for extroverts and night club hopefuls, but rather a comfortable, contemplative creation for taking one's day slowly. I can't help but wonder if CK Truth for Men was intended to be a retelling of the same tale using modern ingredients?

This one isn't likely to wow anybody but if you're looking for a watercolor sandalwood that smells vaguely of melon you will be quite pleased with it.
04th October, 2018
The version of Sagamore I'm sampling (which I think is vintage, but not original) is predominantly an oak moss fragrance, in the same way vintage Chanel Pour Monsieur is. This might be a slightly swampier oak moss than Chanel Pour Monsieur, but hardly different. I'm not sure I could tell this apart from Chanel Pour Monsieur.

I might have a sample of Chanel Pour Monsieur labeled as Sagamore. I'm certainly not smelling any benzoin, and the references to Tiffany for Men make no sense to me.
19th July, 2018
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 lavender, 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 (last edited: 18th September, 2018)
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!

7,5/10
10th May, 2014

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