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  • Jolie Madame

    7 87.50%
  • Miss Balmain

    2 25.00%
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  1. #1

    Question Jolie Madame or Miss Balmain?

    Which one is more appropriate for a knuckle-dragging silverback? Both? Neither?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Jolie Madame or Miss Balmain?

    I vote neither.

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    Default Re: Jolie Madame or Miss Balmain?

    Balmain is one of my favorite houses, so don't make me google "knuckle dragging silverback"
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    Default Re: Jolie Madame or Miss Balmain?

    Miss Balmain.

    I like both myself but the silver is on my head, not my back.
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    Default Re: Jolie Madame or Miss Balmain?

    Quote Originally Posted by knit at nite View Post
    Balmain is one of my favorite houses, so don't make me google "knuckle dragging silverback"
    I only know Balmain de Balmain and Monsieur Balmain so far, but both are excellent.

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    Default Re: Jolie Madame or Miss Balmain?

    Googling "knuckle-dragging silverback" didn't help.

    Vintage Jolie Madame is heavenly S&M. I don't know the current.

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    Default Re: Jolie Madame or Miss Balmain?

    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.
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    Default Re: Jolie Madame or Miss Balmain?

    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.

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    Thumbs up Re: Jolie Madame or Miss Balmain?

    I love both, and also BALMAIN DE BALMAIN. I have voted for JOLIE MADAME
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    Default Re: Jolie Madame or Miss Balmain?

    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.

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    Default Re: Jolie Madame or Miss Balmain?

    That sounds very nice. Can't wait for them to arrive.

  12. #12

    Default Re: Jolie Madame or Miss Balmain?

    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    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.
    On first sprays, I have to agree with both of your statements. Miss Balmain certainly is a little more unusual to wear for now.

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