Perfume Review: Jean Piguet Baghari and Fracas
Baghari, Robert Piguet
In the Piguet PR kit there is a line that describes Baghari perfectly: Baghari is a classic soft floral, beloved by women who are frankly romantic, feminine and young at heart’. You cannot describe Baghari better than that unless it is to mention it is, after famed Fracas also by Robert Piguet (and Martha Stewart’s signature scent) one of the world’s remaining, old school glamour gal perfumes. But first, as always, the essentials:
Aldehydic Notes (a complexity of cool and creamy white florals)
Rose, Jasmine, Iris, citrus
Amber, Vanilla, Musk
At first breath, Baghari wafts elegance, luxury, and it’s almost like you’re inhaling Paris, circa 1950. There is headiness to it because it is almost, but not quite, over the top. It announces itself the way a woman who owns the room does – gliding in with that enviable carriage and a steadiness to the gait – saying: she can have any man she wants. It’s a quiet strut but it’s a strut –no mistake. It’s pointless to suggest there’s a touch of flirtatiousness to Baghari since it’s so seductive but it’s almost animalistic – let’s say gently carnal and with a soul that is sheer womanliness.