Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Sakya Mouni by Rosine c1919

Sakya Mouni by Rosine: created by Henry Alméras and launched in 1919 (in USA by 1928).

This fragrance is named after Sakyamuni or Buddha. Siddhartha Gautama was a spiritual teacher who founded Buddhism. Guatama, also known as Saykamuni (Sage of the Sakyas), is the primary figure in Buddhism. Paul Poiret had an antique statue in his garden which inspired this fragrance.

Sakya Muni, said the Buddha lived in India there are about 2500 years old, he was the founder of Buddhism. The bottle cap is adorned with the Foo dog, one of the Chinese symbols of Buddhism, embody the protection that each home must have.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? Sakya Mouni is classified as a floral woody ambery oriental fragrance for women with notes of rose, citronellol, walnut, bitter almond, notes of salicylates, spices, pepper, sandalwood, olibanum, thyme, aldehydes, violet, woodsy notes, musk, ambrette, ambergris. Citronellol - has a floral, Bulgarian rose-like odor, reminiscent of geranium oil.

  • Top notes: citronella, aldehydes, pepper, spices
  • Middle notes: violet, rose, geranium, thyme, walnut
  • Base notes: ambrette seed, ambergris, sandalwood, musk, olibanum


The bottle was designed by Julien Viard and featured an amethyst-tinted glass Chinese Fu dog, mounted atop a tall, square, clear glass column.

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown.

It was still being sold in 1931.

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