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Sumare (1925)
by Crown Perfumery


Sumare information

Year of Launch1925
Average Rating
(based on 12 votes)

People and companies

HouseCrown Perfumery
PerfumerWilliam Thomson
Parent CompanyClive Christian
Parent Company at launchLever Brothers

About Sumare

Sumare is a masculine fragrance by Crown Perfumery. The scent was launched in 1925 and the fragrance was created by perfumer William Thomson

Sumare fragrance notes

Reviews of Sumare

rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
This is one the most accomplishedly creative-traditional openings I have come across for a long time. Starting with a lemon/orange/ grapefruit triad of natural citrus delight mixed with bergamot and impressions of a kitchen table covered with fresh garden herbs, the drydown adds a classic lavender and, later, a great bright floral tone; I am getting mainly carnation and geranium.

The later stages are most traditional - a medium-heavy fresh leather with white pepper and in the base the apotheosis- a grand natural oak moss that is simply sensational.

Wow! A traditional chypre that has so may unexpected subtle twist such as to make it never boring. The quality of the ingredients is unsurpassed, the blending sublime without losing an iota of structure, and the performance exceptional: good sillage, great orojection and an excellent longevity of nine hours.

A sensational landmark and benchmark chypre- 4.75/5
17th February, 2015
Slow wind spice. Gentleman in my pocket. Luncheon at the Club. Related to Lord Aramis? I knew the boy, I knew the boy. Your grandchild, sir? Quite possibly, quite possibly. Stroll down the Strand. Meet the P.M. Then off to Buck House. Quality. Reticence. Distinction. All that sort of thing. (de Charlus).
20th May, 2006
To my nose, Sumare is unique. Some citrus on top, rapidly melding into a mossy leather. This could be Aramis' grandfather. Powerful and very masculine, and most definitely not for the kids. Next to Marquis, my favorite Crown.
28th September, 2005

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