In 1944, Robert Piguet created a daring couture collection, which was based on a “Bad Boy” concept. Just at the end of the second World War, Piguet’s shows featured models sporting villain masks and brandishing toy revolvers and swords. The scent accompanying this air of avant-garde mischief was Bandit, a composition created by perfume icon, Germaine Cellier, renowned for her bold and distinctive creations.
Bandit is a renowned classic. Cellier used dark notes of leather, the greenness of moss and smoky woods, to give the scent its rich and unforgettable character. Accented with verdant galbanum and hints of orange-blossom, Bandit is certainly the “enfant terrible” of the Piguet fragrance collection. Jasmine and patchouli lend an exotic twist while leather and oak moss provide a thorny crown.
Bandit is a fragrance composition light years ahead of its time — a perfumer’s perfume.
The coveted jewel in the crown of Piguet’s glittering collection, 1948 game-changer Fracas, is a long-time trendsetter. Here, legendary perfumer, Germaine Cellier, sought to create a scent that would make its wearer feel like a bombshell; one that would leave an unsettling effect on everyone that encountered it.
With unmistakable and unrivaled opulent tuberose and jasmine accords, this lush and creamy concoction clings to a woman’s skin and warms with her unique chemistry. Unlike many traditional white florals, Fracas is dark and luscious. Rich accents of sandalwood and delicate musk enhance the brilliance and complexity.
Its legacy and unrivaled artistry has earned Fracas a proud position in the Fragrance Foundation Hall of Fame.
Baghari Eau de Parfum
In 1950, Robert Piguet asked master perfumer Francis Fabron to create a scent for an unforgettable woman; the woman Piguet called simply “a dreamer”. For her, Fabron created Baghari, the last fragrance Piguet presented before closing his atelier and retiring from fashion altogether. Uncovered some 56 years later, Baghari’s formula was updated and refined by Aurelien Guichard giving the beguiling classic a modern sensibility while never departing from Piguet’s commitment to his beloved “dreamer”.
Opening with sparkling, champagne-like aldehydes, Baghari immediately exudes “head-in-the clouds” dreaminess with soft, seductive hints of roses and jasmine. These romantic florals are then accented by gently spiced amber. Finally, smoky vanilla and musk coddle the wearer in a soft velvet robe of warmth, creating a scent that is enthralling and fantastical.
Elegant and enchanting, Baghari is created for those whose imaginations know no boundaries.
Calypso Eau de Parfum
The mythical Greek seductress Calypso could easily conquer the hearts of men with her magnetic charms. This legendary beauty inspires the opulent fragrance, Calypso de Robert Piguet – a composition of exotic character and emotion.
Calypso is a lively mélange of roses, amber and patchouli. Vivacious mandarin and geranium serve as the prelude to the scent’s warm heart of crimson red roses. Then, a bled of Turkish and Bulgarian rose essences are laced with rich iris and patchouli. For a seductive finale, amber and suede lay an unforgettable drydown.
Lively, distinct, and unique, Calypso lingers in the memory like a haunting siren’s call.
Cravache Eau de Toilette
Originally created by Robert Piguet Parfums in 1963, Cravache is an exhilarating classic citrus scent reinterpreted with modern elegance. Inspired by an equestrian outing — Cravache means riding crop in French. Perfectly balanced yet vivacious, this fragrance is an ode to traditional European cologne compositions.
Lemon and mandarin set a fresh prelude for sweet lavender accented with a spicy bite of nutmeg. The comforting warmth of patchouli anchors the bracing citrus notes while the green and earthy richness of vetiver provides a beautifully grounding contrast to the initial sparkling accord.
Cravache is reminiscent of an Italian countryside on a warm summer day where a gentle breeze carries the delicate perfume of lemon blossoms and sun-dried grasses — fresh, vibrant and warm.