When I first spritzed this on, there was a shrill top note that snagged my attention and it took days to label it: Deep Woods Bug Spray.
The funny thing is, it's not unpleasant. Some of my fondest memories are awash in the citronella pine scent of camping in wisconsin. The heart notes are demure florals, which are further muted by a musky sandalwood. The bug spray component is nicely tweaked, peppery and woody. But for me, the whole effort is a little timid. I think if you are going to do bugspray, you should go big or go home. It's a shame, because I really love perfumes that break the department-store syrupy mold. If mira bai was a bit braver, i think I would love it.
This is a description that I found Mira Bai: The design house of Chopard presented Mira Bai in 1998 since then its been known for its woody, sharp scent which blends black currant, sandalwood, pralines and soft flowers. Its suggested for daywear. It's a very pleasant scent. I think I will layer it with Casmir (which I love) for added depth. It's nice alone, but it needs a little more punch.
A nearly syrupy compote of fruity scents, masterfully blended so as not to be candy-like. The citrus element keeps it from becoming too heavy, and the woody base notes help offset the sugar. A smile-inducing springtime fragrance for middle-age me. It can be layered with Chopard's Casmir to give greater depth. Author Jan Moran describes it this way: Mira Baï begins with the fruity flavor of black currant, followed by a floral heart. For a distinct culinary treat, a mouth-watering combination of praline and vanilla is supported by smooth sandalwood.