Code of Conduct
Results 1 to 17 of 17

Thread: MPG's Bahaina

  1. #1

    Default MPG's Bahaina

    I recieved a sample from a fellow basenoter and the first time testing it I was put off by it. However I gave it a week and decided to test it one more time and WOW! I find myself not being to fond of alot of summer scents yet I couldn't stop smelling my wrist when I put this one on. I know alot of basenoters here are huge on VIW but when it comes to a tropical fragrance I just don't see how they are in the same league. The notes do not over power eachother nor do they just meld together creating a lack of character. Each note is very distinct and balanced. I've finally found my summer fragrance. Is anyone else a fan?
    Last edited by matreal; 12th June 2007 at 03:18 PM.

  2. #2
    Basenotes Institution
    mikeperez23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    26,711

    Default Re: MPG's Bahaina

    There was a recent post here about the differences between Bahiana and VIW ( link here: http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=196742 )

    I know Vibert loves him some Bahiana - I have a sample that I haven't gotten to yet...can't wait to try it.

    I'm just starting to learn about the wonderful MPG line...some of the scents (including Route du Vetiver) are shockingly good.

  3. #3

    Default Re: MPG's Bahaina

    I've seen this one listed as a feminine scent. Is it overly feminine or is it unisex?

  4. #4

    Default Re: MPG's Bahaina

    unisex

    I am not the type to wear anything that may cause me to question my masculinity

  5. #5
    Off-Scenter
    Guest

    Default Re: MPG's Bahaina

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    ...I know Vibert loves him some Bahiana - I have a sample that I haven't gotten to yet...can't wait to try it...
    I continue to express amazement that this scent is so little reviewed here, and shamelessly proclaim my admiration for it. Mind you, it's not even in a genre I particularly like!

  6. #6

    Cool Re: MPG's Bahaina

    Quote Originally Posted by Vibert View Post
    I continue to express amazement that this scent is so little reviewed here, and shamelessly proclaim my admiration for it. Mind you, it's not even in a genre I particularly like!
    Same here. I have been on a dead end street when it comes to warm weather fragrances. Fall and winter are where I shine when it comes to fragrance and spring isn't so difficult for me to find a fragrance but when it comes to summer, it's always been hopeless for me. I even tryed to convince myself I wasn't enjoying it but that's hard to do when you realize every five steps you take you lift your wrist to your face to get another whiff! I must thank you again for enlightening me with the sample!

  7. #7

    Default Re: MPG's Bahaina

    I like this one too. I wore it last Saturday in fact and certainly didn't feel girly. My only problem is that is does not last as long as I would like - on my skin I get about 2 or 3hrs out of it. The fragrance itself is a melange of tropical fruits - as if you've chucked a load of fruits in a blender and made yourself a nice tropical smoothie.

  8. #8

    Default Re: MPG's Bahaina

    Just wore this one from a sample I got from a fellow basenoter...and I must say I really enjoyed it. I was even surprised at the longevity I enjoyed from it. So, my question is: are there other frags that are a lot like this one, or is it simply in a class by it's own? I am not sure what all the notes are, but I definitely notice the grapefruit note.

  9. #9
    Off-Scenter
    Guest

    Default Re: MPG's Bahaina

    Quote Originally Posted by primetime34 View Post
    Just wore this one from a sample I got from a fellow basenoter...and I must say I really enjoyed it. I was even surprised at the longevity I enjoyed from it. So, my question is: are there other frags that are a lot like this one, or is it simply in a class by it's own? I am not sure what all the notes are, but I definitely notice the grapefruit note.
    Haven't found another quite like it. Virgin Island Water sounds like a similar concept, but they're nothing alike. The notes (from Luckyscent I think,) are Brazilian orange, caipirinha limon, mandarin, tagette, green leaf, rosewood, gaiac wood, elemi, amber, musk, and coconut.


    I too have been pleasantly surprised by Bahiana's lasting power. I never expect much endurance from a fruity-citrus fragrance, but Bahiana outperforms all others that I've tried.
    Last edited by Off-Scenter; 24th January 2008 at 01:01 AM.

  10. #10

    Default Re: MPG's Bahaina

    I would love to buy some...where would be the best place to do that? A quick google search brought up way more reviews than places to buy.

  11. #11

    Default Re: MPG's Bahaina

    Bahianas are the women who live in Bahia, a state in northeastern Brazil. I am Brazilian and I can assure you that bahianas are hot. They are the perfect inspiration for a sensual perfume.


    Lucius

  12. #12

    Default Re: MPG's Bahaina

    Quote Originally Posted by primetime34 View Post
    I would love to buy some...where would be the best place to do that? A quick google search brought up way more reviews than places to buy.
    Lucky Scent
    http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/categ...categoryid=288

    Aedes
    http://www.aedes.com/product.php?product_id=1632

    Luscious Cargo
    http://www.lusciouscargo.com/Merchan...roduct_Count=1

    Perfume Bay
    http://www.perfumebay.com/brands-m-m...t-gantier.html

  13. #13
    DeeOlive's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Saugerties NY
    Posts
    819
    Blog Entries
    13

    Default Re: MPG's Bahaina

    Quote Originally Posted by LuciusVorenus View Post
    Bahianas are the women who live in Bahia, a state in northeastern Brazil. I am Brazilian and I can assure you that bahianas are hot. They are the perfect inspiration for a sensual perfume.


    Lucius
    The men of Bahia are pretty hot too Lucius
    I gave some of my Bahiana to my godbrother to sample and he loved it! (he's a very macho guy)

    I'm not restricting myself to summer wearing of Bahiana - it works just fine on me in the freezing cold of the mountains - I have saudades (homesickness/longings) for the wonderful smells of Brazil when I wear it, and I love the perky feathers on the bottle
    The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.
    Chanakya

  14. #14
    Basenotes Institution
    mikeperez23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    26,711

    Default Re: MPG's Bahaina

    Bahiana is intensely good.

    Vibert sent me a sample and I cracked it open on the first day of my Puerto Rico summer vacation. I have this visual memory of smelling it in the hotel bathroom and walking out to the hotel balcony facing the ocean. The scent instantly clicked in my subconscious.

    I think it instantly reminded me of the smell of the old fruit drink that was extremely popular when I was a kid, Hawaiian Punch. Of course Bahiana is much more quality and skillful in its blending, but it just smells like really good sweet tropical fruit. I am not a fan of most fruity florals in general - but Bahiana is the real deal!

    I hope to own a bottle one of these days...

  15. #15

    Default Re: MPG's Bahaina

    Does anyone else think that Bahiana smells very similar to D&G light blue (womens)? That's what I remember thinking when I first tried it on. I'll have to do a side by side comparison later this week and report back.

  16. #16

    Default Re: MPG's Bahaina

    Funny story...I finally traded for a bottle of Bahiana and my wife took it from me and has claimed it as her own!! I guess since I have quite a few more bottles than she, I'm okay with it. BTW, it is in her list of current favorites now (along with Spring Flowers, and Rose).
    Current Wishlist: Vetiver Extraordinaire, Rousse & Opus 1870

  17. #17

    Default Re: MPG's Bahaina

    Welcome back, Vegas! Great to see you posting again .
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •