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Bakir (1978)
by Long Lost Perfume (originally by Germaine Monteil)


Bakir information

Year of Launch1978
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 19 votes)

People and companies

HouseLong Lost Perfume
Originally byGermaine Monteil
Parent CompanyIrma Shorell

About Bakir

Bakir is a feminine perfume by Long Lost Perfume. The scent was launched in 1978

Bakir fragrance notes

Reviews of Bakir

While the Neroli, Orange Blossom, Rose , Chalk wall is thankfully free of a slap of Tuberose cream. I can imagine the original Monteil could have been rather interesting with real Sandalwood and possibly Ambergris. I am afraid,for me, all this needs is a slap of Tonka, Clove and Ambered Caramel and we would have a 90's Angel. I have some respect for the idea,however this saccharined Musky feasting tends to give me a headache as it has too little Citrus to counter.
29th July, 2018
I once owned the original formula by Germaine Monteil in the early 90's. It was divine. I had never smelled anything like it. The bottle I have now, is the Irma Shorell version. I treasure this like gold. That stated, this isn't for everyone. An oriental balsamic fragrance of the dark variety. There are a lot of notes and things going on here. For my nose, I can pick out petitgrain, labdanum, and bergamot on top; jasmine, orange flower, nutmeg, and rose in the middle; musk, patchouli, incense, and benzoin on the base. Overall this is rich and intense. It is dark and brooding. It smolders on the skin. A little goes a long way. Bakir has become hard to find. I am glad I possess my big bottle. I wear it only occasionally. I get high, whenever I apply it.
24th February, 2018
This is a review for the original Monteil version.

I had purchased the exquisite bottle it came in and loved the resinous remnants at the bottom, so waited until I could afford to buy a bottle on Ebay. One finally came around and I bought it - 1/2 ounce of pure parfum unopened.

I am quite disappointed as the real thing bears no resemblance to the resinous oriental promise its remnants made. This is a fresh green minty scent that is perfectly pleasant, but in no way special to my nose.
27th February, 2014
I have the Monteil version that predates this. I purchased blind out of curiosity as I enjoyed Ava Luxe's Bakir very much. This is rich and complex. For a brief few moments a hologram of hyacinth and nicotine hover in the air. Then a classier, and more classic rose-carnation-amber roll out. There are nice big waves a floral spiciness. It's fine, it's nice. It's not exactly my thing as I often require that perfume kick me in the butt with some depth or wildness. I may prefer the Ava version if my memory serves. Still nothing wrong with this..quality seems to be there. A 3.5/5 from me?

11th April, 2013
Originally produced by Germaine Montiel, Irma Shorall's reissue of this fine scent is a laudable reincarnation. I find the Shorell reissue to be fresher and last longer in a balanced way than my old hoarded stock bottle of this nifty elixer.

The galbanum here stands out in a way fans of Lancome's Magie Noire will appreciate. The oakmoss supports in a way which cannot be denied. If you are into assertive dark-resinous-incensious odors that last and boost your spirits throughout the day (or night), this is a strong possibility deserving of your consideration. A classy and definately alpha-woman scent (although I could see the right man pulling this off). Finally, a resurrection of a heritage fragrance not overdone in choking florals!
09th January, 2012
I adore this fragrance, and use it as my signature scent. I first found it probably in 1974 in some local department store in VA -- fell in love immediately, and then lost it, figuring it was gone forever. I was SO pleased to find that had resurrected it, notwithstanding the label was not the same -- and have been wearing it again ever since ? 2003 or so.
18th August, 2011

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