We have been fortunate enough to obtain a small amount of Paul Poiret Sakya Mouni. This listing is for a .25 ml sample (1 ml vial filled one-quarter full). You may also choose a larger size.
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.
Heady Oriental fragrances were very much in demand in the 1920s and Sakya Mouni was created by Paul Poiret in 1922 and brought to the United States in 1928. Created by Henry Alméras, it is an amber wooded bloomed perfume with notes of citronellol (floral, rose-like odor, reminiscent of geranium oil), walnut, pepper, sandalwood, olibanum, thyme, musk, amber and an ionone note (a series of closely related chemical substances that are part of a group of compounds known as rose ketones).
Just a bit of background information. In 1911, Paul Poiret became the first couturier to enter the long-established French perfume industry. That same year he set up two companies, one for each of his daughters. For Martine, the youngest, he established Les Ateliers de Martine. For Rosine, the eldest, he established Parfums de Rosine. Poiret never linked his name to either the names of his perfumes or to perfume company he had established for his daughters. He fell victim to the stock market crash of 1929 and died impoverished and forgotten in 1944.