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Sagamore Lancome for men

Sagamore Lancome for men
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Sagamore by Lancome is a Chypre fragrance for men. Sagamore was launched in 1986. Top notes are lavender, clary sage, petitgrain, bergamot and lemon; middle notes are carnation, ginger, cinnamon, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, rose and geranium; base notes are sandalwood, amber, patchouli, musk, benzoin, vanilla and styrax.

Perfume rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 82 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Lavender Clary Sage Petitgrain Bergamot Lemon

Middle Notes
Carnation Ginger Cinnamon Jasmine Lily-of-the-Valley Rose Geranium

Base Notes
Sandalwood Amber Patchouli Musk Benzoin Vanilla Styrax

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Sagamore Fragrance Reviews


One thing I find intriguing about the current market positioning of Lancôme is virtually no male perfumes - even at a time when such market shows growth and increased demand for perfumes of good performance and personality. In the past, however, the brand had good classic perfume and taste and Sagamore is a member of the eighties repertoire of the brand. This decade in men's perfumes was marked by Fougeres and Sagamore is an interesting mix of a chypre with a Fougere with secondary elements of oriental perfume. There citrus elements in the output that are balanced with more aromatic appearance and a mixture of coumarin and grassy elements that links it to a Fougere. At the background you can see the most chypre part - a mossu scent, the more earthy part and a labdanum nuance. Cloves and cinnamon along with a light hint of vanilla help round and add a more mysterious aspect to both classic families, completing a perfume that shows balanced and multifaceted throughout its evolution.


Sagamore is light and sexy at the same time. There is a fair amount of bergamot or petitgrain or both which is lovely. Quality. This is a tiny bit spicy but less spicy than many. Quality ingredients. No cloying musks. Reminds me a tiny bit of Tosca. This can easily translate for a ladies perfume also. There is also a Shalimar sort of quality to it, maybe the mix of lavender, vanilla and citrus. Much lighter than Shalimar though. You can sense the benzoin also in the dry down. I test today a vintage original mini.

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Guest_Colin Maillard

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!



Add to my review below- I'm talking about the vintage Sagamore.


I can only think that wesleyhclark had some Sagamore that had 'turned' or 'gone off'. Sagamore is one of the most beautiful fragrances for a man I have encountered in over 25 years of collecting. I have always received lovely compliments from this confirming what I already knew- Class and beauty in a bottle. Made in a time when the synthetic market was exploding Sagamore was severely overlooked. One of the greats IMO. Wesley- Do try and find some more Sagamore!


Hidden amongst the discontinued lancome fragrances may be the best masculine chypre ever conceived. Sagamaore is a beautiful fragrance. It highlights the raw chypre accord beautifully with perfectly dosed little accents of flower and herb. I received what may be the best compliment possible for a chypre while wearing this. When I presented this to a female friend, she remarked "all I smell is a man's skin."

Glorious perfection - no masculine chypre is more wearable than this. Perfect sillage and longevity, this one is absurdly sexy.

Highly recommended!


The following is for Programme Homme, which some claim is the same fragrance:

This starts off as a fairly traditional aromatic fougere of the 1980s, possibly closest to Azzaro Pour Homme, but with a touch of Kouros as well. That lasts for a couple of hours. What sets it apart is how nicely blended it is, relative to others of this genre, because it has that "manly" quality without becoming irritating in any way. After a couple of hours it gradually transitions into a a superb base that clearly has some castoreum. There is also dry/dusty patchouli and a spice element. Other notes are the "supporting cast," with a clear floral aspect. The lavender (from the fougere type opening) lasts a long time and there is a subtle woody presence. It's definitely not especially sweet. A couple hours later, it smells a bit like Acteur at the same point in development, which is dry, woody, slightly powdery, floral, and with a touch of sweetness. I prefer this to vintage Antaeus, for example, because I view that as more of a "mansweat" fragrance, whereas PH has more complexity and dynamism. One Man Show, on the other hand, has more distinct notes, but is far cruder (especially up top), with inferior blending (and likely inferior ingredients).

Some have said this is identical to Sagamore. The notes to that one are listed as:

"Top notes are lavender, clary sage, petit grain, bergamot and lemon; middle notes are carnation, ginger, cinnamon, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, rose and geranium; base notes are sandalwood, amber, patchouli, musk, benzoin, vanilla and styrax."

However, if Sagamore does not contain castoreum, then I can't imagine these two being identical. Also, PH seems to have an anisic quality in the top notes. Otherwise, the notes could be the same. It certainly seems that PH has patchouli, a wood note, geranium, and florals. Ginger and cinnamon seem right as well. So, PH goes from being a little rough (for a couple hours), in the typical aromatic fougere way, to being a kind of fougere/Oriental hybrid. There is a bit of a "cream" effect but not enough to make it boring. Projection ("sillage") varies, from being strong at first to being moderate/good several hours later. However, that is with one or two sprays. Longevity is excellent.


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