Bal à Versailles de Jean Desprez (Uploaded by Meg2005)

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5.0
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Feb/24/2018

Lush as a silk-upholstered cushion, rewardingly sweet (but not gourmand), and effulgent with golden-smelling balsams, musks and sweet exotic woods, sweet vanilla/amber, and perhaps a burly tobacco hint. It takes off on a citrus/spice note, laced with methyl salicylate, giving it a cola/rootbeer vibe at first. The midrangey Nag Champa-like floralcy is muted, entirely subordinated to the Oriental …Read more

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About reviewer (67 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Medium, Cool

HairSilver, Straight, Coarse

EyesGreen



5.0
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Nov/09/2015

One of my favorites. It has a hint of vanilla, but not overpowering. I know someone with perfume allergies, and this is the only one she can wear for some reason. I plan to buy more of this when I run out. Its a little pricey but its worth it.

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Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


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fromAimbl

Sep/22/2015

I am not sure about this fragrance. I have a decant from surrender to chance or APC. I tested this month's ago, and thought it was too animalic. I retested a while ago and thought it was reminiscent of miss Balmain (floral leather). Or miss Dior original EdC without the Galbanum punch or bitterness. I just retested it and think it's like Caron NdN but with animalic instead of smoke …Read more

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About reviewer (514 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Olive, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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Jan/18/2015

Jean Desprez- Bal a Versailles: It is now available to the public worldwide at the official Jean Desprez website. We are offering 40% off the retail price for a limited time to thank all our loyal clients for their patience.

In 1962 with the creation of BAL A VERSAILLES! An oriental fragrance composed of 300 ingredients, mostly natural.

Jean Desprez marked with …
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Age44-55

SkinOther, Other

HairOther

EyesOther


5.0
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Jun/17/2014

I have read the reviews and have to clarify a few things about this truly legendary perfume.

If it seems as though people are smelling three different scents - they are.

Bal a Versailles was formulated in the early Sixties, when the parfum came in a very fancy little package (I remember them well) wrapped in tissue in a yellow moire-printed box with a silk cord around it. …
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About reviewer (2 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinSensitive, Fair

HairBlond

EyesGreen


5.0
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Dec/08/2013

I first bought this in the EDC canister around 1980. It was on clearance at that time and I was intrigued by the name and picture of the dancing figures on it from another century. I remembered reading somewhere that it was a classic so I gave it a try. Wow, what a feeling came over me after spraying it. I felt transported to another time. It was a bit eerie. It's a definite …Read more

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About reviewer (11 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBlond

EyesBlue


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fromkittyc

Jan/13/2013

What an intriguing bunch of reviews is generated by this fragrance!

I have a small decant of the EDT, described as 'vintage' by the decant service. At first sniff I thought it had turned, and was almost going to send them a polite note to say that their vintage bottle really was not wearable. Subsequent wearings have evoked different responses. One day it smelled fine but …
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About reviewer (69 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinOther, Other, Not Sure

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther


5.0
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Dec/07/2012

Wow. Bal a Versailles is such a kitchen-sink scent, and from reading about it there are many variations between the cologne, toilette, and parfum versions. Some folks get a lot of barnyard-skank, or soap, or bubblegum - or all three and more.
I can only attest to the recently-produced edt. Incense buried in piles of orange blossom, nestled in thick fur. I'm trying this for the first …
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About reviewer (257 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinOther, Fair, Cool

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesBrown


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frommricci

Jun/12/2012

unique, animalic, cheap, and strong. i love it!

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About reviewer (99 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinNormal, Olive, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Wavy, Fine

EyesHazel


5.0
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Mar/28/2012

An forgottable fragrance evoking memories of passion, very honestly to me this is the one fragrance I associate with love and passion and the overdose of civet with the powderiness, the heavier, sweeter florals, spices and leather create a very intimate sensation, reminiscent of intimate occasions which this fume is best suited for. To me one of the most beautiful, insanely emotional creations in …Read more

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About reviewer (25 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBlack, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown