Senso 1987 Eau de Parfum

Senso (Eau de Parfum) by Emanuel Ungaro
Bottle Design Jacques Helleu
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7.8 / 10 48 Ratings
Senso (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Emanuel Ungaro for women and was released in 1987. The scent is floral-sweet. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Main accords

Floral
Sweet
Fruity
Spicy
Woody

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
HyacinthHyacinth BergamotBergamot NeroliNeroli Green notesGreen notes ResedaReseda GalbanumGalbanum
Heart Notes Heart Notes
JasmineJasmine Orange blossomOrange blossom Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang CarnationCarnation RoseRose TuberoseTuberose IrisIris Lily of the valleyLily of the valley
Base Notes Base Notes
PatchouliPatchouli BenzoinBenzoin MuskMusk SandalwoodSandalwood VetiverVetiver AmbergrisAmbergris VanillaVanilla

Perfumer

Ratings
Scent
7.848 Ratings
Longevity
7.841 Ratings
Sillage
7.138 Ratings
Bottle
7.749 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 19.05.2023.

Reviews

2 in-depth fragrance descriptions
BrianBuchanan

355 Reviews
BrianBuchanan
BrianBuchanan
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Fruity Woods for Her
The fruity woods was a theme that Jacques Polge would play with - on and off - for a decade. And by the time he came to do Senso in 1987, it needed to address the High Eighties style of feminine, to which he gave more panache than it probably deserved.

Part of Polge's genius was the way he could adapt the same idea to a bubblegum tuberose like Senso, or - with equal conviction - the hard dry woody masculine of Égoïste, also 1987.
They were a His and Hers couple, even though they were on different labels.
And both were variants of the fruity woods - which first appeared in Ungaro and Antaeus, both 1981; another His and Hers pairing.

Don't take this for lazy recycling though. Senso - like her partner Égoïste - is excellent, even if it feels dated these days. But that's more to do with the Eighties than any fault of Polge.

The recycling came later when Ungaro relaunched Senso in a hot pink bottle in 1992 - the same year that Chanel released Égoïste Cologne Concentrée, a flanker by François Demachy and Polge ... a third cycle of the His and Hers fruity woods.
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BronxBeauty

58 Reviews
BronxBeauty
BronxBeauty
Helpful Review 3  
Smooth Tuberose
If you just looked at Senso's many notes, you'd think this was the busy fume from hell. But no, it's one of Ungaro's last great perfumes, so well-executed and -blended that the notes are almost seamless. The overwhelming impression is of tuberose and vanilla, with the tuberose coming off as soft and succulent, not shrill or amped up as it is in so many fumes. Another site lists Jacques Polge as having had a hand in Senso; that would make sense.
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