Balmain • Balmain Monsieur Balmain • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Silver Eyes: Hazel
I bought this unsniffed based on a fantastic review of it on Now Smell This (check it out, it's the funniest thing I've read in ages!). Given that it's really inexpensive, it was a great find - I love lemons, and the drydown is very nice .... kind of a sandalwood even though I know it's not sandalwood. The lasting power was excellent. Although it's marketed to men, it's definitely unisex.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Definitely unisex and perfect for the hot months. Crisp, sparkling. It reminds me very much of Eau de Reglisse in the peppery ginger feeling. Very nice, but the lasting power on me was poor.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Wow! Big Lemon here! Major lemon hit. A lovely, very dry chypre, more like the woody Annick Goutal smellalikes (Eau Hadrian, Eau du Sud) than Dior's Christalle.
You get a very bright, sharp, clear lemon, not Lemon Pledge, but then I love lemon so much I never have the Lemon Pledge/Glade gripe. Underneath is a light, dry, calm wood -- oaky sandalwood. There's also a light hit of oakmoss, but it's kept very minimal and the lemon top is always present. Great lasting power.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
It's an under-rated beauty. I spilt a little bit on the box it came in and for days I can smell a very nice smooth smell drifting over as I work and play at my computer. The first blast is ultra lemony, so intensely lemony that it starts to taste almost salty. Have you ever eaten a sweet called "Super Lemon"? Do you remember the ultra sourness of that sweet? It's a bit like that. Then it slowly dry down to a middle notes by clary sage and patchouli. The basenote is an accord of wood (not sandalwood), galbanum and lemongrass. The basenotes stay very dry, the lemon is still in the background but now plays a very minor role. I think I also spot a very tiny drop of smoke.
The topnotes remind me of Dior's Eau Sauvage, Eau Sauvage Extreme while the basenotes remind me of Chanel's Antaeus.
Notes from Parfums Balmain website: Family: Hesperidic. Notes: Mint, Lemon, Bitter orange, Verbena, Bergamot, Petitgrain // Rose, Pepper, Ginger, Nutmeg, Rosemary, Thyme, Moss, Sandal, Vetiver, Sage // Cedar, Amber note,
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is for men obviously but i think it's very unisex! It smells of fresh lemons- but not terribly sharpe more like Sicilian lemons and sun! Great scent and although it's hard to find it's not terribly expensive when you do.