Upon Testing Baie 19 for the first time, I was immediately reminded of Diptyque Eau Mage, specifically in the discontinued EDT formulation. Baie 19 has some distinct differences however....with petrichor being an obvious difference and it lacks the rose oxide accord that is dominant in Eau Mage
Eau Mage EDT contains:
Top Notes: Green Mandarin, Rose oxide
Heart Notes: Ambrox, Caraway, Spicy notes
Base Notes: Cashmere wood, Musk, Cypress, Labdanum
Baie 19: contains:
Petrichor, Juniper berry, Patchouli, Green leaves, Ambrox, Cade juniper wood, Musk
I’ve also been wearing E.M. for years so the resemblance was apparent. 2 small sprays of Baie 19 has lasted 7 hours and is still going strong. The petrichor is quite realistic here. My reaction is that this is a clean, dewy-green, velvety-soft, musky-salty-sweet scent with a trace of darkness. Ambrox Addicts take notice! Both EM and B19 have a unique contrasting “light vs. dark” concept going on! Quite versatile, very attractive, and to be worn regularly. This scent has garnered an unusual amount of compliments. Most notably from my lovely wife, the ultimate critic and deciding factor with many of my fragrances... Finished a sample and decided it’s a must have. Bottle arrived yesterday and it’s as gorgeous as I anticipated. Le Labo still remains my #1 house and this became bottle #21 from Le Labo.
Taskphorce's Perfume Reviews
*Gin & Tonic, Pine Sap, Fruit and Incense*
Woody (think pine and crisp evergreens), with light traces of incense smoke swirling in the air, circling around a base of tangy fresh citrus. The juniper adds an exhilarating touch to the scent, similar in a way... that coincides with the taste of an effervescent gin & tonic. Projection is slightly below average (it's one of those fragrances you can comfortably spray at will without offending anyone) but the longevity is satisfactory. From the Kings of Avante Garde perfumery. Superb.
Piracy in the Victorian Era?
Exotic, spicy and hot yet soft and delicate with a prominent cinnamon accord accompanied by a dark and sweet floral component. Everything is expertly blended on a base of fresh marine air. I envision a scene at night in a Victorian castle where several vintage dark red smoldering candles are throwing their rich scent with nearby open windows allowing the cooling sea air inside the room. Hauntingly beautiful, majestic, with a stunning presentation. Longevity, concentration, and projection are off the charts.
An Innovative Scent...
Striking, unique, addictive, fresh, crisp, smooth, slightly fruity, with a notable sharp clean and bright saffron/leathery accord. The scent evokes an image ahead of our times. Futuristic, if you will. Impressive and unisex. In terms of longevity, it’s an all day affair and projection is almost equally as close in comparison. My wife stole the bottle. She wears it too.
Strange and Unnerving
I respect the effort here but I must be honest and straightforward. Being such a fan of rose based fragrances and attars, I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing what I believe to be the highest quality rose scents on Mother Earth. This was simply disappointing and repulsive right from the get go. The first thing that came to mind was the scent of an elderly persons home, with a hint of a rose wafting in the dusty air, completely over taken by those little fiery “red hot” candies. It was nauseating and headache inducing. As strange as it sounds, the next thought that came to mind was a dritz-tomato pin cushion. That dusty-antique like scent that emanates from ....a grandmothers...house who knits on the side for a hobby. That little pin cushion that absorbs a lifetime of dust and strange smells. Miracle of Rose felt unapologetically amateur and as if it was a strange home-made experiment.