Ivoire De Balmain

A gorgeous, green aldehydic opening in Ivoire De Balmain (Balmain 1980) is romantic, passionate and exotic.  Soon afterwards, a spicy floral, raindrop kissed scent emerges that is earthy but refined.  This fragrance is a great example of a paradox – it screams “natural” while hinting at something extremely civilised and urbane.  It’s not a fragrance to be missed…

Top notes: aldehydes, chamomile, asafoetida, mandarin orange, violet, artemisia, marigold, bergamot and lemon.  Middle notes:  nutmeg, carnation, cinnamon, narcissus, pepper, orris root, jasmine, Turkish rose, neroli, ylang-ylang and lily-of-the-valley.  Base notes: sandalwood, tonka bean, amber, patchouli, musk, raspberry, vanilla, oakmoss, vetyver and incense.

(This is a vintage sample)

 

 

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