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    Default PIERRE BALMAIN - Carbone De Balmain

    Dear Basenoters,

    Yet another I have hardly any info on and was wondering what people think of this fragrance?

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    Koala.
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    I sampled this last week. The notes made me curious to sample. Let's just say it was mediocre.

    Topnote: Pepper, Elemi, Ivy

    Heartnote: Fig, Frankincense

    Basenote: Benzoin, Musk, Vetiver, Vanilla Bean

    Sorry guys - Pleasant just isn't good enough anymore.
    Last edited by thebeck; 5th December 2011 at 12:43 AM.

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    Default Re: PIERRE BALMAIN - Carbone De Balmain

    Thanks Beck,

    Ivy, mmmm..... Fig I can get along with. Anyone else?
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    Default Re: PIERRE BALMAIN - Carbone De Balmain

    Although I haven't seen it readily available in the USA yet, it was picked up for me overseas more than a month ago. IMO it's a nice scent, but you have to love fig.

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    Hednic, Can you compare this fragrance to anything else out there?
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    Koala501. I can. It is a near match to Kenzo Jungle. In fact, sprayed each on separate strips and could not tell the difference!
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    Default Re: PIERRE BALMAIN - Carbone De Balmain

    I have it, it's a dry pencil-woody scent with a hint of incense. The fig note provides some interest and a degree of sweetness to balance the woods. Very pleasant and easily wearable but not earth-shattering.

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    Thanks Gents, I had been wondering about this.
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    Default Re: PIERRE BALMAIN - Carbone De Balmain

    Since my last post, I have worn it a few times and although I don't get the incense that others have mentioned, it is woody and not overpowering. I find it very pleasant to wear.

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    Great Hednic, I respect your opinions so this may be my next purchase!
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    Default Re: PIERRE BALMAIN - Carbone De Balmain

    Quote Originally Posted by Griff View Post
    Koala501. I can. It is a near match to Kenzo Jungle. In fact, sprayed each on separate strips and could not tell the difference!
    Jungle Pour Homme? Or Jungle?
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    Default Re: PIERRE BALMAIN - Carbone De Balmain

    Purchased this recently and can't decide how to categorize, smells similar to Caron's 'Fleur de Rocaille', guess it's the fig/ivy/violet leaf accord also gives off a strange meaty/body odour (beef stock/Oxo) resembling exotic eastern elements of elemi, pink pepper & savory herbs used to marinate game flesh. (venison/kangaroo) I certainly wouldn't rave about it although it is most unusual & decidedly different, especially for 'Pierre Balmain'.
    PS. The spray nozzle on my bottle tends to leak slightly due to a smaller than usual tab, doubt if I'd repurchase.
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    Only had one spritz so far and enjoyed it quite a bit. Sweet but in a pleasant way and I believe I'm quite partial to fig. Not sure about longevity yet.

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    Default Re: PIERRE BALMAIN - Carbone De Balmain

    Quote Originally Posted by Rüssel View Post
    Only had one spritz so far and enjoyed it quite a bit. Sweet but in a pleasant way and I believe I'm quite partial to fig. Not sure about longevity yet.
    I'd be curious how long it lasts on you. I get average to above average longevity. I love fig also.

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    The notes on this sound very intriguing but the mixed reviews give me pause. From the notes, I am imagining something that would land on the fragrance spectrum between "Avignon"/"Cardinal" and "Gucci Pour Homme" (2003). Does anyone know how it compares to those 3? Or is that triangulation way off base?

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    Very disappointing fragrance for me. Weak and characterless. The elemi note dominated for me, (a sharp lemon/pepper smell). I was hoping for a lot more, coming from this house.
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    Nasty waste of money reminds me of the scent dirty english

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    Default Re: PIERRE BALMAIN - Carbone De Balmain

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I get average to above average longevity.
    Same here. I find Carbone nice and pleasant.

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    Default Re: PIERRE BALMAIN - Carbone De Balmain

    how many sprays is everyone using for carbone?

    theres little projection but longevity is pretty good, i get about 7-8hrs.

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    I find a petrol-note in it. It's true Do I like it? Give me a year and I'll may find out... it's a very very special scent- Longevity is ok.

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