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Santal Majuscule (2012)
by Serge Lutens


Santal Majuscule information

Year of Launch2012
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 158 votes)

People and companies

HouseSerge Lutens
Parent CompanyShiseido

About Santal Majuscule

Santal Majuscule is a shared / unisex perfume by Serge Lutens. The scent was launched in 2012

Santal Majuscule fragrance notes

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  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Santal Majuscule

CAPITAL SANDAL. It smells a lot like Jeux de Peau, which Lutens released in 2011; making this another version of his oily shortbread theme.
If this were a student project at the Ecole supérieur de parfumerie, I suspect the mark would be
29th January, 2021 (last edited: 07th February, 2021)
An easier sandalwood than Santal 33. This comes off sweeter with a sharp ending. I do agree that this is an oriental wood scent. I do find it oriental but not a spicy oriental, more of a sweet oriental. It's Ok. Just not something I gravitate towards in my collection. I never reach for it.
22nd July, 2020
Redolent of Secret Obsession by Calvin Klein. Is that because they both contain rose and sandalwood?
27th February, 2019 (last edited: 25th June, 2020)
Sultan Hossein Mirza in Promenade (RIGHT part) BY Kamal ud-Din Behzd
13th May, 2018
A great bitter cacao, dry and dusty, paired with a jammy rose that works very well creating a delicious smell. This changes after about one hour as the cacao dissipates and a soft, creamy and refined sandalwood takes a place in the blend. The jammy rose takes a turn also and now I seem to get a dark red rose, maybe it's the result of the rose and cacao settling down and blending together. The transition is smooth and it has moments when it's mouthwatering. The end is mainly a soft, creamy, slightly woody, slightly sweet rose.
17th May, 2017
Yet another terrible scent from Lutens, purporting to be "great."
I had to look up Majuscule, thinking it French, but non, c'est Anglais - the opposite of "Minuscule."

A Great Sandalwood, they proclaim. Don't you believe it. No sandalwood here at all. The usual sharp, bitter, nasty Oud scent they are SO fond of. Rose, Cocoa, Tonka???? Where???

The dry down does get points for being less nasty than the opening blast. I suppose the tonka is winning points here! I smell more cedar here than the purported sandalwood.

When I go back to my vintage scents, redolent of REAL Mysore Sandalwood in their compositions, the mere thought of the word "Santal" in a Lutens creation, sends shivers up my spine. They don't know the meaning of the word or the scent itself.

Pass it by, folks. Invest in Guerlain's Vol De Nuit or even Caswell Massey's Tricorn for those who must watch their budgets. Who had a clue back in the good old days that real sandalwood would disappear forever.
21st June, 2016

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