Baghari (1950) Eau de Parfum

Baghari (Eau de Parfum) by Robert Piguet
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Baghari (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Robert Piguet for women and was released in 1950. The scent is floral-powdery. It is still in production.

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Francis Fabron

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAldehydes, Bergamot, Neroli
Heart Notes Heart NotesBulgarian rose, Iris, Jasmine, Rosa centifolia, Violet
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Musk, Vanilla, Vetiver



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Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 15.09.2017

Interesting Facts

The scent was reformulated by Aurélien Guichard in 2006.

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Bottle 7.0/10 Sillage 6.0/10 Longevity 8.0/10 Scent 7.5/10
Helpful Review    3
A frozen rose under the winter sun
While browsing through the reviews of Baghari one may easily notice two curious facts. First its comparison with Chanel N5. And almost opposite variations in the perceptions of this scent. It can be described either as sharp and difficult to wear or as smooth and pleasant.

The resemblance with Chanel N5 is quite understandable. Both fragrances belong to the floral aldehydic family and their olfactory pyramids are quite similar. But my personal perception of aldehydes in those perfumes is quite different. In Chanel N5 my nose tends to interpret them as a part of a fantasy floral bouquet. In Baghari aldehydic accord gives me a sensation of coldness. Combined with the fluffy powderness of iris and vanilla it paints a snow covered winter landscape. The candy-like citrus accord on the other side combines its orange brightness with the soft light of brittle resins creating a feeling of weak, but warm winter sunrays. All together it makes a picture of a nice sunny white winter day. The floral heart of Baghari seems to be frozen. It almost rasps with its metallic aspect at first, but later melts into an elegant bouquet of creamy lipstick roses. Sometimes I catch a picture of Chanel N5 in Baghari, but it reminds me much more of La Myrrhe by Serge Lutens.

When I smelled Baghari for the first time I was a bit shocked by the harshness of its aldehydic frost on the sharp edges of resins in combination with a dazzling effect of an abundant citrus accord. But later I fell in love with the sweet warmth of its base touching my skin like a soft fur. I think it's in the nature of Baghari - it can appear hostile at first, but loses its spikes and turns into a warm furry housecat with wear.
Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 5.0/10
Helpful Review    1
(2) Closely related to Chanel No. 5 (4 me)
Baghari in its reformulated form starts with a blend of lively citrus and aldehydes. The heart offers a bouquet of rose, jasmine, orange blossom and iris.
Sounds familiar? It is. "Baghari" seems to be Chanel No. 5's sister, the two of them smell very, very similar. Since Chanel No. 5 never talked to me and is a perfume which leaves me cold, i.e. a fragrance I'd never wear and I never took to, "Baghari" doesn't impress me either. It's a bit more "rounded" than Chanel with a drydown which emphasizes vanilla and musk. Wearing it, you end up smelling very "powdery" - and quite pleasant. I guess it's a wonderful alternative to Chanel No.5 and probably it's refined, elegant, subtle and very, very decent... - but I am not bothered.
Helpful Review    7
Forget narrative.
The current Baghari by Aurelian Guichard is an exercise in focusing loads of otherwise disparate elements toward the same end. To be clear I’d like to add that it’s also a brilliant perfume. You’ve 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 Baghari’s development over time, they move together to achieve this fragrance’s 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 doesn’t want to you notice that it’s 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. It’s about a state.

It’s also about appreciating delicate balances: animalic yet powdery, candied yet bitter, heightened but subtle, delicate and direct.

Very interesting use of aldehydes. 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.
Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 6.0/10
Helpful Review    1
Aldehydes, Amber, and Musk in a Steamy Ménage à Trois
As many other reviewers have noted, aldehydes are indeed prominently displayed in this composition, from beginning to end, but they mingle eccentrically with amber and musk so as to produce a very different perfume from, say, CHANEL NO 5 or WHITE LINEN. There is a whole lot of base going on here, to put it mildly. Often a single perfume focuses on musk or amber or perhaps has a bright aldehyde opening, but BAGHARI blends all of these ideas together--to spectacular effect.

For many people, this unexpected combination of aldehydes, amber, and musk may be an unwelcome surprise. You really do have to love aldehydes, amber, and musk, to be able to wear this perfume, but how many people actually love all three? I think that I prefer each of the three separately, but this combination is a taste which, with time, could probably be acquired.

This fresh, carded manufacturer's sample of Robert Piguet BAGHARI (straight from the house) smelled very, very different from the first sample I tried (obtained elsewhere). Robert Piguet BAGHARI is a must-try-before-you buy, but do make sure that your sample is fresh! My earlier sample seemed like a thick amber perfume, so the aldehydes had apparently all evaporated away--or perhaps there was a decanting error involved. On ne sait jamais...
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Alex1984 12 months ago
Think of N° 5's older sexier sister; she smokes, she has sex often and doesn't shy from some body odor; ladylike flowers/animal smell. Fab!+5
Theea 3 years ago
Baghari is one of the most elegant perfume a woman can wear!
it just smell like high education!+3
AromaX 3 years ago
A frozen lipstick rose melting under the winter sun of citrus and resins on the snow covered background of aldehydes, iris and vanilla.+1
Bottle 7.0
Sillage 6.0
Longevity 8.0
Scent 7.5

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