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Description

 

Manufacturer:

Jean Desprez

Fragrance Name:

Bal a Versailles

Year Introduced:

1962

Gender:

Feminine

Strength:

Eau de Toilette

Notes:

Top notes of rosemary, orange blossom, mandarin orange, cassia, jasmine, rose, neroli, bergamot and lemon; middle notes of sandalwood, patchouli, lilac, orris root, vetiver, ylang-ylang, lily-of-the-valley and leather; and base notes of tolu balsam, amber, musk, benzoin, civet, vanilla, cedar and resins.

 

Slogan:

 

Lorsque le parfum est une oeuvre d'art (When perfume is a work of art)

Jean Desprez used more than 300 of the purest, most expensive natural ingredients when he composed his masterpiece Bal à Versailles in 1962. Three separate rose species were used - Bulgarian, Anatolian and May - however the rose note is not pronounced and mixes with the other top notes while letting the dark jasmine heart shine.

Meaning “Ball at Versailles”, the incredibly gorgeous and decadent French Palace with the Hall of Mirrors, this fragrance recalls dances held in the ballroom. 

It is an incredibly sexy animalic fragrance bursting with civet under a blanket of creamy flowers and resins. If I can describe it this way - it is probably the most naughty fragrance I have ever worn. Sexy in every way - made to be worn in the nighttime for a special evening.

An interesting note about the fragrance is that apparently Michael Jackson wore this as his signature scent at one time. 

Bal a Versailles is still available through Genesis International Marketing Corp only no where near the gorgeous vintage scent.

This is the original eau de toilette version of the fragrance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Reviews

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  • Jenn - 3rd Mar 2016

    3
    Vintage

    I admit after hearing this was Michael Jacksons signature scent I cannot like it as a choice for myself. I think the dry down is pleasant enough with a little incense and a little civet but very little longevity. It has a vibe that feels more vintage than modern but not hippie chic cool enough for me. Just kind of like in the 80s I was a great fragrance now I am just the slightly embarrassing yearbook photo.

  • ep - 6th Jul 2015

    4
    A Baroque Versailles boudoir

    Opens with a slightly soapy spiced orange blossom and then morphs into a floral powder with a make-up feel, evocative of a fragrant powdered wig. At times it reminds me of L'Heure Bleue. Hints of leather and animal notes atop the floral powder in the drydown, but not overly "horse stable". I used a dabber and it's still a pretty hefty cloud of pink powder so I imagine sprayed this would be a "big" fragrance and it would probably be overwhelming for me(I'm testing in summer which is probably a mistake). Definitely worth a sniff if you like vintage floral leathers. Its name suits the fragrance well.

3 Reviews

  • Jenn - 3rd Mar 2016

    3
    Vintage

    I admit after hearing this was Michael Jacksons signature scent I cannot like it as a choice for myself. I think the dry down is pleasant enough with a little incense and a little civet but very little longevity. It has a vibe that feels more vintage than modern but not hippie chic cool enough for me. Just kind of like in the 80s I was a great fragrance now I am just the slightly embarrassing yearbook photo.

  • ep - 6th Jul 2015

    4
    A Baroque Versailles boudoir

    Opens with a slightly soapy spiced orange blossom and then morphs into a floral powder with a make-up feel, evocative of a fragrant powdered wig. At times it reminds me of L'Heure Bleue. Hints of leather and animal notes atop the floral powder in the drydown, but not overly "horse stable". I used a dabber and it's still a pretty hefty cloud of pink powder so I imagine sprayed this would be a "big" fragrance and it would probably be overwhelming for me(I'm testing in summer which is probably a mistake). Definitely worth a sniff if you like vintage floral leathers. Its name suits the fragrance well.

  • Unknown - 31st Oct 2012

    5
    A Dance

    Bal a Versailles makes me think of 1960's Hollywood starlets, ornate hotel rooms, creamy white French soap, fancy chocolates, and cigarettes after sex. If for no other reason, try this for it's one-of-a-kind opening of unlit tobacco, patchouli, milk chocolate, carnation, allspice, and honey. It really is a well-choreographed dance.

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