Jean Desprez Bal a Versailles

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4.3

71 reviews

77%
would repurchase
3.8/5
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3.0
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8 years ago

Cute bottle. But to me, it's just your basic vintage-y powdery orange blossom. Like Narcisse Noire but tamer, more powdery. I don't smell the spice or the skank or the civet that everyone talks...

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Age

SkinOther, Other, Not Sure

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther



5.0
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9 years ago

I have worn the Bal since 1979, not exclusively, as it was discontinued for a time. It is said that HM, the Queen, wears it and 'jolly hockey sticks' she is naughty if she does. Chrystelica...

About reviewer (38 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinDry, Fair

HairGrey

EyesBlue


5.0
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9 years ago

I first bought this at Ross in a white bottle with gold leaves scattered all over the bottle, gold cap, and the lovely French ladies in the center. It smells like love to me. My first boyfriend at...

About reviewer (37 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Other, Other

EyesHazel


5.0
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9 years ago

I have wanted to try this for a very long time and finally managed to purchase a bottle of edc. First sniff made me smile as it smells very familiar, like something from my childhood. It smells...

About reviewer (121 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Other

HairBrown

EyesBlue


4.0
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9 years ago

I am reviewing the modern version of edt minus the civet. it is still a beautiful floriental, a deep musky amber, but alas no skank. As I remember it it was on the line of the old Schiaperelli...

About reviewer (325 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair, Cool

HairBrown, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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9 years ago

I was going through a drawer of very old fragrances last night and I refound this fragrance from like probably 40 years ago! It is still clear as can be & still smells like it did, powder like to...

About reviewer (595 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinDry, Medium

HairBrunette

EyesGreen


4.0
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9 years ago

Bal a Versailles was launched in 1962. The scent is getting harder than ever to track down. I buy it on eBay sometimes, but I do wonder about the authenticity of the product. I've purchased the...

About reviewer (75 reviews)

Age

SkinCombination, Medium, Warm

HairBrown, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue


5.0
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9 years ago

1) Quite a strong bergamot opening. 2) Skanky, but in an ancient, well-oiled wood cabinet kind of way. 3) Absolutely beautiful sandalwood note, lustrous and warm. 4) Prominent, properly tamed...

About reviewer (3 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinOther, Other

HairOther

EyesOther


4.0
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10 years ago

Listening to good advice, I ordered a sample of this in EDC strength and it sits at a lovely balance between a light but voluptuous amber caress and good, strong bones. My sample starts with a...

About reviewer (659 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairRed

EyesHazel


5.0
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10 years ago

Bal a' Versailles has stood the test of time and remains a classic in the bountiful world of amber orientales. It's well balanced and warm on the skin making it a true cooler weather fragrance. I...

About reviewer (635 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Other, Medium

EyesBrown



3.0
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8 years ago

Cute bottle. But to me, it's just your basic vintage-y powdery orange blossom. Like Narcisse Noire but tamer, more powdery. I don't smell the spice or the skank or the civet that everyone talks...

About reviewer (414 reviews)

Age

SkinOther, Other, Not Sure

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther



5.0
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9 years ago

I have worn the Bal since 1979, not exclusively, as it was discontinued for a time. It is said that HM, the Queen, wears it and 'jolly hockey sticks' she is naughty if she does. Chrystelica...

About reviewer (38 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinDry, Fair

HairGrey

EyesBlue


5.0
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9 years ago

I first bought this at Ross in a white bottle with gold leaves scattered all over the bottle, gold cap, and the lovely French ladies in the center. It smells like love to me. My first boyfriend at...

About reviewer (37 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Other, Other

EyesHazel


5.0
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9 years ago

I have wanted to try this for a very long time and finally managed to purchase a bottle of edc. First sniff made me smile as it smells very familiar, like something from my childhood. It smells...

About reviewer (121 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Other

HairBrown

EyesBlue


4.0
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9 years ago

I am reviewing the modern version of edt minus the civet. it is still a beautiful floriental, a deep musky amber, but alas no skank. As I remember it it was on the line of the old Schiaperelli...

About reviewer (325 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair, Cool

HairBrown, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown




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