The fruit of a collaboration between two perfumers, Karine Vinchon in Grasse and Elisabeth Maier in São Paulo, Batucada is a stunning celebration of Brazil. Vibrant from the outset, a bolt of energy infects us with the beat of frenetic samba rhythms. A burst of lime, cachaça and fresh mint then appears, intoxicating our senses, much like Brazil’s signature cocktail, the Caïpirinha. Exotic scents come into their own as the middle notes of the fragrance reveal Tiaré and ylang ylang flowers, recalling the heady perfume of sun cream. A sea salt note, so reminiscent of holidays, purifies the senses with its delicate fragrance, as if we were on the famous Ipanema beach. Finally, a skin accord comes through to the fore, just like the seductive scent of the samba dancers’ skin, emanating a powerful and addictive sensuality.