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Batucada (2011)
by L'Artisan Parfumeur

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Batucada information

Year of Launch2011
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 62 votes)

People and companies

HouseL'Artisan Parfumeur
PerfumerKarine Vinchon-Spehner
Parent CompanyPuig Beauty & Fashion Group
Parent Company at launchFox Paine & Company > Cradle Holdings

About Batucada

Batucada is a shared / unisex perfume by L'Artisan Parfumeur. The scent was launched in 2011 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Karine Vinchon-Spehner

Batucada fragrance notes

Reviews of Batucada

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United States
Put me in that strange number of people who actually really like Batucada. I read the negative reviews, and it's clear we have the exact same bottle of scent, but for whatever reason, these notes appear to be a completely idiosyncratic love/hate proposition.

Batucada has a heavy dose of patchouli in its base, no doubt, and my skin loves patchouli, even if I'd prefer not to have it be so amped up and hippie-scented. The base of Batucada is very La Vie Est Belle on me, even though what's laid over top of that base is an entirely different beast.

What I get, apart from that patchouli bassline, is mint, lime (amazing, tart, completely unisex lime, nary a hint of old-school aftershave), a touch of light flowers, and...molasses. This presumably is the alcoholic drink note, since it's sugar-based. Batucada is a very strange fruitchouli, essentially. After an hour, it settles into more skin notes and this incredible, salty marine note. It's so salty you can taste it. This is my favorite bit of all of the good bits, in truth.

There's something scruffy and unpolished to this fragrance, almost dirty, which isn't going to be everyone's thing, certainly.

I have discovered that this perfume, on me, is almost exactly a match for the scent/flavor of Kevita Mojita Lime Mint Coconut kefir drink. I am not joking; it's an uncanny analog. I checked with the very scientific method of closely comparing my sprayed wrist with an open bottle of the kefir drink. But really, it's remarkably close.

I'm totally good with that, and totally good with this weird, funky, green scent, but I can see exactly why it would fail for other people.

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07th May, 2018
This is a very fresh, green, salty and aquatic scent with touch of woods and very faint florals.
Right at the start I can smell fresh lime that has a tart and very bitter aroma just like the smell and taste of itís peel and there is a very salty green note right beside it to amp up the freshness. it does smell fine but itís also very boring!

After a few minutes lime is gone and only thing that I can smell is salty green herbs and very transparent peppery cedar wood and slight amount of clean musk. Itís funny but mid of the fragrance smells kind of like pickled cucumber! when you open a jar of pickled cucumber a strong salty bitter herbal (mostly tarragon) aura comes out of it and this fragrance reminds me of that moment.

In the base bitter green and salty feel settles down quite a bit and scent gets more musky and slightly sweet and now extremely light florals joining in to end changes of this fragrance on your skin.
Even though itís an aquatic fragrance projection is mostly close to the skin and longevity is decent and around 3-4 hours.
You can do much better than this with your money! donít waste it here!
06th December, 2016
This is pure calone on me, and it a total scrubber. I have 2mL, and hate it so much that I won't even be finishing the sample. Awful, awful, awful.
08th October, 2016
I feel like the crux of Batacuda's performance, much like a crappy mixed drink at a bar, is too much sugar. The fruity, playful, and alcoholic aspects of the fragrance are not bolsterd, but rather bogged down by an excess of syrupy sugar. This effect diminishes a bit with time, but the opening is too thick, the drydown a little too spare, and the perfect balancing point in mid-transition is over far too quickly. Overall this does remind me of fruity chewing gum from the early 90's. It is kind of immature in spirit, but I concede that it is fun. Certainly a once-in-a-while party scent.
04th January, 2016
From a sample....
Batucada in Brazilian culture is a form of the Samba dance charachterized by a fast and repetitive motion. What that has to do with the name of this fragrance is anybody's guess as is L'Artisan's intentions behind this fragrance. I believe Batucada is the product of a designer trying too hard to create an interesting and complex representation of another house's success. In this case it seems to be an attempt to replicate Creed EROLFA, MI and Virgin Island Water rolled into one. The end result is a fragrance that has sweet fruit mojito, tropical floral, mint, coconut, sea brine, soft woods and sharp woods that's brought altogether in a calone tonic mess. There's absolutely nothing interesting here and the mix of notes and transition is nauseating and headache inducing. L'Artisan has some interesting and compelling fragrances, however Batucada is not one of them and better left to the Carnivale.
17th April, 2015
OK, so Batucada is a fairly dumb tropical fruity floral, but I don't hate it nearly as much as my fellow reviewers. After a quick shot of sparkly fruit punch (mostly peach, strawberry, and pineapple, to my nose), it settles down to a cumin-inflected skin smell mixed with hints of salt air and rum, while the pineapple lasts into the drydown.

Honestly, I've had the best luck with Batucada in cold weather, which brings out a slightly indolic coconutty ylang that I could be called a neutered tribute to Black Orchid, but provides a good foil for the pineapple/rum combo.
21st November, 2014

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