I never thought I could love an aldehyde feast more than La Myrrhe, but man, was this a revelation! The opening aldehyde combo packs an irresistible zing! with candies orange, the realistic chypre mid-life with such a graceful musk drydown (much much later)...mon dieu! this is really beautiful stuff. As with Sarrasins, my wife finds this too feminine for me to pull off but I'm inclined to disagree. Nothing that smells this good can NOT work for whomever, right? (I find this quite similar to Tauer's Orange Star, but is more complex, less powdery, just more elegant...) 9/10
Baghari by Robert Piguet, 1950
Rated #363 in Fragrances
Were I to attend a sci fi convention this is the perfume Id wear. Its cold, pale green milk from the Planet Zearxh. It holds such opposite notes together in such exquisite balance, its a perfumery gyroscope. It never seems familiar, surprising each time I spray it on. The aldehydes go ssss, before the gas takes effect. Lemon cool and sharp, violet leaf bitter and greasy, abstract fresh greens, geraniols liveliness, and clouds and clouds of powder. Theres sweetness lurking here too, but of an almost metallic variety. Its one of those fragrances where the discussion of notes inevitably seems to throw off balance the actual experience of wearing the thing. Its about as linear as they come, but I wouldnt want it any other way theres enough complexity here, it seems churlish to demand evolution. For a cold fragrance, it positively sings in the wintertime go figure. Some days I wake up and think, this is going to be a Baghari day and then I just know it would be foolish to consider anything else.
A superb oriental - in the same category as OPIUM and JAIPUR HOMME, my two other absolute favorite orientals. The scent is sensual, powdery, warm and captivating - cinnamon and vanilla float over amber and musk - although cinnamon is not a listed ingredient, the "effect" is there. Here are the ingredients: Bergamot, Damascus Rose, Centifolia Rose, Jasmine, Neroli Aldehydes, Iris, Violet Vetiver, Amber, Musk, Vanilla Treat yourself - you'll be happy you did.
Some wonderful, detailed descriptions here, whose experiences reflect mine, though with one big caveat. Yes, I love this scent! But only for an hour or two - because after that, it begins a slow dry-down in which the predominant notes for me are almond (lovely), mushrooms (weird) and a sort of dusty-basement accord. And this spoils it for me, because I have to keep respraying to get the opening and middle notes of florals and aldehydes which are so beautiful. I've tried spraying on to a piece of cotton wool and tucking that into my bra, with good results, but I wish the scent stayed together better on my skin. Still good enough that I now an FB, though. I've never smelled the original, but this is a top-notch modern scent in its own right.
Powdery aldehydes and spicy candied fruits (mainly orange) surrounded by floral patterns and laying on a ambery/musky base. Basically I could end up my review here having said anything that is important about Baghari, but this composition has much more to offer. All the previous elements are extremely balanced and masterfully orchestrated to take a "different" turn. White flowers turn into night flowers, aldehydes juxtaposed to spices turn from clean to misterious, candied fruits have a bitter aspect to them (yes) that gives an interesting twist to the overall icing sugar allure. Overall Baghari is an orange chypre with a remarkable "noir" vein. A composition of rare beauty that stands out for its majestic execution. Wether you'll like it or not, this is something anyone should, at least, try to better understand what's mastery in perfumery. Bravo Aurelien Guichard!
I get orange, vanilla, amber, musk, and loads and loads of powder. It doesn't smell particularly chypre-like to me, although there is a clear mossy undertone when sniffed close on skin. Overall, pleasant. My thumb is at half-mast primarily because the overall impression that Bhagari creates is that of a prescented disposable diaper. NOT a dirty diaper, mind you - just a scent engineered to communicate "dry, comfortable baby" and to be strong enough to mask any unpleasant odors that might later be deposited into the diaper. I'm afraid I don't sense the sophistication in this fragrance that others do. It seems a bit like scent-pornography targeted at baby-obsessed women. It's hard to imagine a man wearing this scent, but if he did, I bet women would find it pretty attractive!
Ubelievably beautiful! My new oriental princess of a fragrance...!! Wow, I have something nowadays with Robert Piguet..I like Calypso, Futur and Bandit and I LOVE Fracas but this one I ADORE ! For met the best of all recently reformulated Piguet remakes.. so flowery, powdery and deep longlasting. It also changes a lot, the opening note could be a little heavy on the aldehydes (for people who don t like this ..wait a few minutes::) THEN the middle notes slowly take over and what a charming combination of ambery iris! I didn t think these two notes would mingle so well, but girl, they did! The powdery violet even depens the amber and is a very flirtatous as ever with the iris. It s a dark,creamy slightly sweet oriental and please, give it a 2nd chance, as I did! No blind buys , go for a sample first:)
The current Baghari by Aurelian Guichard is an exercise in focusing loads of otherwise disparate elements toward the same end. To be clear Id like to add that its also a brilliant perfume. Youve got white florals, aldehydes, sweet resins, citrus fruit, musk, and vanilla among other things. But rather than any of these elements simply becoming the lead note at a particular point in Bagharis development over time, they move together to achieve this fragrances aim from the start, which is to smolder. We talk about perfumes having shape or telling a story. Well this bad girl has an intent. This scent doesnt want to you notice that its beautiful (though it is.) It wants you to see that it has desires. To me, the whiff of Baghari is the expression of a tendency toward arousal. No need to go further down a storyline here. Its about a state. Its also about appreciating delicate balances: animalic yet powdery, candied yet bitter, heightened but subtle, delicate and direct. Also I've just been fascinated with the use of aldehydes in Baghari. Instead of adding frill or gracenotes as they often do to florals, the aldehydes here seem to shear off both ornamentation and any rough edges. There is a roundness here that is similar in shape to, but not nearly as expansive as the lactonic quality of Gucci Rush. Rush comes at you. Baghari walks past you and you turn your head before you can think.
what a joy and what a pleasure- one of another great perfumes by robert piguet is back!great job has been done !the opening of this orange chypre! is sensational-what an explosion-this is great symphony, a real masterpiece and the responsable of the restoration has done a perfect work-congratulations!It is a spicy, warm, sensual fruity and aldehydic perfume-to me it´s fresh chypre, becoming a dark warm and powdery scent but never losing it´s complexity specially the chypre fresh note-superb and perfect composition.It´s sophisticated , unique, elegant and a really hors concours- a true masterpiece- a jewel ! It reminds me of the grat guerlain perfumes-this is an example of great parfumery-and definitely outstanding!I am so glad that piguet is back and someone like A.Guichard is able to restore this masterpiece autentically.This is smething for connaisseurs!And try bandit-another restored masterpiece.......................
Reformulated or not, Baghari just SINGS on my skin. This floral chypre somehow manages to keep the powdery violet notes at bay for me... And the jasmine doesn't brown or decay. Gorgeous, elegant, and the aldehydes sparkle like champagne. I'm in love...
Baghari by Robert Piguet, 1950
By: Robert Piguet
|Perfumer||Francis Fabron  / Aurélien Guichard |
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