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Monsieur Balmain (original) (1964)
by Pierre Balmain


Monsieur Balmain (original) information

Year of Launch1964
Average Rating
(based on 26 votes)

People and companies

HousePierre Balmain
PerfumerGermaine Cellier
Parent CompanySelective Beauty
Parent Company at launchRevlon Inc

About Monsieur Balmain (original)

Monsieur Balmain (original) is a masculine fragrance by Pierre Balmain. The scent was launched in 1964 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Germaine Cellier

Monsieur Balmain (original) fragrance notes

Reviews of Monsieur Balmain (original)

rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
An opening of bright, clear and crisp lemon with bergamot and jasmin - absolutely gorgeous! In the drydown ginger, carnation and cyclamen make is a bit more substantial a scent. Later a beautiful cedarwood takes cente stage, developing a delicious pencil shave character. Towards the latter stages, lemon and lemongrass let the freshness of the citrus re-emerge delightfully. God silage and projection and very good longevity: six hours. One of the best lemon fragrances.
13th November, 2013
Well If i would have to review this fragrance in just two words.........

it would be


The Lemons seem to last on and on forever acompanied by a touch of spice somwhere in the background.

Could even be classified as a lemony gourmand as it smells like something edible too. But yes If you love citrusy scents and often complain about the lemony top notes dissapearing way to quickly then this is definately the one for you. The Lemon notes last forever.....
Great for waking up someone on a hot summer morning.
Kudos to Mr. Balmain (or should i say Monsieur balmain)
11th February, 2010
A very elegant citrus, focused on lemon and aromatic notes. It reminds me of Eau Sauvage which I believe emerged in same time frame.
02nd July, 2009
The original. Lemon cologne that has aged well. Lemon with a touch of GRRRRRR. Seems to have lost that part in the new formula but even the new stuff is fantastic.
11th October, 2008
All lemon - all of the time. A very nice scent and certainly classy. For all of us lemon lovers a must have.
09th December, 2006
Monsieur Balmain is a classic fragrance from the 1960's. Do not expect miracles from this one. It's just a pure, clean citrus fragrance nicely balanced. It is described as a 'citrus aromatic' fragrance and contains: Bigarade, mint, petitgrain, rosemary, rose, ginger, sandalwood, vetiver and sage. The fragrance is nice, clean, fresh, rich and long-lasting and has a wonderful lingering 'spicy-woody' quality to it. Monsieur Balmain is superior to all of the other 'citrus' fragrance's that are available. I would say it's the most sophisticated citrus fragrance out there.
06th March, 2006

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