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Bal Versailles (1962)
by Jean Desprez

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Bal Versailles information

Year of Launch1962
GenderFeminine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 331 votes)

People and companies

HouseJean Desprez
Parent CompanyPerfumania Holdings > Parlux
Parent Company at launchJean Desprez

About Bal Versailles

Bal Versailles is a feminine perfume by Jean Desprez. The scent was launched in 1962

Reviews of Bal Versailles

I have been wearing BaV since the early 80's. My current bottle is from the early 2000's. The top has an aldehydic buzz even though none exist. I think it's the blend of all the top notes, that creates this vibe. It is bubbly, champagne-like, well-blended. The civet from the base notes, appears shortly after the top begins to settle. It has no sweetness on top. It has an almost earthy mood.

Rose and muguet appear. Ultra sheer lilac. Mellow jasmine - ladylike. A layer of leather lies just beneath. A layer of ylang ylang makes its presence known after a time.

The base is not sugary sweet. It is a muddy sweetness with again, an earthy appeal. Expertly blended cedar, sandalwood, boozy vanilla, civet (still here!), benzoin, and a fuzzy balsam. Worn out in fresh air, BaV totally reveals her charms.

The base grows more intense after a time. A very adult perfume.
31st October, 2018
If there were a God, She would smell of vintage Bal a Versailles in pure parfum concentration.
02nd October, 2018
I purchased the current eau de toilette, and my expectations were reflective of the majority of the reviews. There was no funk, animalic, or sensual aspect to this fragrance. It smells like Talcum Powder and reminded me of the Johnsons and Johnsons powder aroma in the locker room after the game. (without the funk) I am disappointed. Powder is not a good scent for an older dude.
14th August, 2018
I own a 70's bath oil, that I dab as one would extrait and it is superb, great evolution, the flowers, the powder, resins, vanilla, leather all is of great quality, deep and airy a the same time, shimmering , it lasts forever and even gets more intense in the first few hours. But what anchors, enhances and sublimes is the civet.
Eye rollingly scentual with sex
29th June, 2018
This is for the current EdP. For me this is mostly old-school powder and florals with something skanky and animalic lurking in the base. The sweet, powdery start reminds me a bit of L'Heure Bleue, then the rose and iris show up with a bit of that face-powder/vintage lipstick vibe, but with a bit of tropical, indolic floral thrown in. Some aspect of the flowers almost seem dried to me - shades of potpourri, but with a rose-creamy scent underneath, along with that animalic musk. As it dries down, the powder fades and it settles into a rose-floral, sandlewood, musk that I quite enjoy, but not enough to deal with all the powder and potpourri up top.
15th June, 2018
I get floral for about 10 minutes, then animals for another 20, and then it's gone. Perhaps my sample was old (got it at a street fair) and therefore no longer very strong. This is nice, but doesn't last long enough for me to consider purchasing.
15th January, 2017

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Jean Desprez Bal a Versailles Fragrance for Women 100ml EDT Spray

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Vintage 2 oz BAL A VERSAILLES No 117 Parfum by Jean Desprez w/Box

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Bal a Versailles Jean Desprez Parfum de Toilette Spray 58 ml 2 oz Spray Vintage

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Bal a Versailles by Jean Desprez Eau De Toilette Spray 1.7 oz / 50ml with box

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BAL A VERSAILLES by Jean Desprez Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 oz/100 ml Women

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Bal A Versailles by Jean Desprez 3.4 oz Eau De Toilette Spray for Women

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BAL A VERSAILLES Women Perfume by Jean Desprez Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 oz

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Jean Desprez BAL A VERSAILLES EDT Spray 3.4 fl oz / 100ml Unboxed With Cap

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DISCONTINUED BAL A VERSAILLES ,JEAN DESPREZ PERFUMES, EDT SPRAY 1.7 OZ / 50 ML

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