RETRO - Jean Desprez Bal a Versailles PDT

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RETRO - Jean Desprez Bal a Versailles PDT 

Year Introduced: 1962 - Feminine

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.


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 as gorgeous as the vintage scent.

We are decanting from an unopened original bottle of the parfum de toilette version of this fragrance.




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