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13 reviews
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5.0
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Jan/16/2015

I was trying to figure out how to describe this one on my skin and really scratching my head over it, as it is VERY unique, VERY chypre, and yes, a bit dated (but oh, in such a good way!!).

Yes, it is mossy, dusty, and smells EXACTLY like the inside of a Fifties Vixen's traincase. It opens with a dusty peach and lemon and my skin immediately grabs a hint of the cloves and jasmine …
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Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair, Neutral

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesGray



5.0
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May/04/2011

Oh my goodness. After an initial deeply awkward series of top notes that smell like your general dusty-old-ambery-florabl, my vintage PDT explodes into a to-die-for clove/carnation/cardamomy fragrance that has something in common with Guerlain's oh-so edible Guet-Apens. It's spicy, vaguely gourmand, but where a Guerlain becomes sweet, this becomes ambery and Oriental, a far-away exotic …Read more

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About reviewer (20 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinDry, Fair, Not Sure

HairBrown, Curly, Coarse

EyesHazel


2.0
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Mar/01/2011

I received a vintage bottle of the pdt (same as edp) in a swap. I thought, going by the notes listed on Fragrantica, that it would be love at first spray. Unfortunately for me, it was a disaster with my chemistry. I agree with another reviewer that there is a strong "perm" note here, in addition to a burnt rubber note that lingers for the first couple of hours. This I cannot abide …Read more

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About reviewer (71 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Olive, Warm

HairBlond, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue


5.0
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Dec/04/2009

I had the pleasure of trying the vintage fragrance from an aunt of mine. A bottle she kept boxed for many years and barely used--lucky me. I am not much of a Balenciaga fan when it comes to their fragrances but out of all of them I liked this one the best. They don't make fragrances like they use to. You can tell this is a high quality fragrance, beautiful, elegant and classy comes to mind …Read more

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About reviewer (301 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Other

EyesBrown


3.0
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fromiodine

Apr/18/2009

RIS, and wanted to love it---after the first few minutes I smelled something VERY heavy and loud and musty-old, --then something like a perm (for your hair) so I nixed it as anything for me.
Then, half hour or so later, I sniffed again and it was beautiful, very close to the skin, and just lovely lady like floral on me.
So, I took it off my swap list and will see if I can manage to get …
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About reviewer (68 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinCombination, Medium, Warm

HairRed, Straight, Fine

EyesBlue


5.0
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Sep/04/2008

I've found myself thinking of Quadrille and Prelude in a pair, and loving them both mightily. Le Dix is not like her sisters.

Doing a compare/contrast, they're both based on a rich, dry, peru balsam-touched amber, which means it's more the cherry amber than the rootbeer (oppoponax) amber. There's a distinguishable vanilla here that hints at future gourmand …
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About reviewer (542 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination

HairBrown

EyesBrown


5.0
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fromTabby2

Feb/02/2008

This is a complex and very grownup scent. The one element I notice after the drydown is a very slight muskiness. I looked up a description of the scent and there is indeed musk in the basenotes. Those who find musky scents unappealing might therefore wish to approach this scent with caution, but I have simply fallen in love with it!

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About reviewer (34 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinSensitive, Fair

HairBrunette

EyesHazel


5.0
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Dec/28/2006

And so it began-- I ventured into the vintage pure parfum category and now I am afraid I may never look back. They simply do not make them like this anymore. This is so well blended, so perfect, and so well synchronized --to honor the dance it's named after. This is Feminine and a little spicy in the opening. This is a chypre and leather scent with hints of violets. Like another reviewer …Read more

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Age

SkinCombination, Other

HairOther

EyesBrown


4.0
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Oct/30/2006

Lovely. I bought a vintage parfum strength and gave it a test drive today. Smooth and so well blended. Very grown up ... there is a softness like suede, but a spiciness as well. I see the similarities to other Balenciagas... Cristobal is a favorite.

The scent seemed to have a LOT of sillage for the first hour, and then stayed close to the skin after that. Still noticable, but like …
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About reviewer (117 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairOther, Wavy, Other

EyesBrown


5.0
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Sep/17/2006

My HG fragrance. I've loved it for years, and I also feel elegant and sophisticated when I wear it.

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About reviewer (3 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinOily

HairBrown

EyesGreen