I vote neither.
Thread: Jolie Madame or Miss Balmain?
Which one is more appropriate for a knuckle-dragging silverback? Both? Neither?
I vote neither.
Balmain is one of my favorite houses, so don't make me google "knuckle dragging silverback"
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I like both myself but the silver is on my head, not my back.
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Googling "knuckle-dragging silverback" didn't help.
Vintage Jolie Madame is heavenly S&M. I don't know the current.
None of these is a knuckle-dragger, fora hairy-chested beast.
Jolie Madame is a violet leather that is easily a unisex, but it is gentlemanly and refined for a man.
Miss Balmain has leather, but the amount of floral aldehydes makes this much more difficult for the average man to wear.
I like them both.
I suggest you try them both.
"No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.
Thanks, sounds good, will try them both indeed.
I hope I will not find Miss Balmain too difficult to wear. So far I mainly ran into trouble with florals like e.g. in Tommy Girl and Kenzo Flower, who, I believe, are both considered unisex by users.
I love both, and also BALMAIN DE BALMAIN. I have voted for JOLIE MADAME
Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
Clarice Lispector ( 1920-1977) - Perfumes da Terra / Earth Perfumes
Get them both.
A silvery gentleman of distinction can handle all that these two ladies can dish out.
Personally, I lover Jolie Madame in the winter - it calls up rain, midnight, violets held in a glove of soft black leather.
Try Miss Balmain in dry weather either hot or cold - the woods and animalic notes will surprise you. It's a scent like a freshly sharpened blade - keen and wicked.
That sounds very nice. Can't wait for them to arrive.