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    Default Bal Versailles (1962) by Jean Desprez

    Surprise of the day. Tucked away in a corner of Printemps department store was a bottle of Bal a Versaillles. Ladies section. Smelt this and was surprised by the depth of this creation. I could only be positive about this. I am considering this as a buy. Any one wear here wear this? Could you give your impressions especially on the drydown please!
    Now looking more closely at what Jean Desprez has done in the past! If you have any of his scents in your collection can you give us a rundown on what it is? What it does? Also which parts you enjoy most about it?

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    Default Re: Bal Versailles (1962) by Jean Desprez

    I love the EDC - it's nice and skanky.

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    Default Re: Bal Versailles (1962) by Jean Desprez

    OOO I've been curious about BaV, hopefully more people will weigh in

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    EDC and Parfum are the best.
    The rare Parfum the Toilette is very good too, and deserves a hunt.
    I really dont care for the EDT, has a cheap smell, compared to the deeper and dense Parfum and skanky and well rounded EDC.

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    Default Re: Bal Versailles (1962) by Jean Desprez

    I tried an old edc and it was wonderful, deep, rich, dirty. Very persistent too, remaining very rich and dirty into the drydown. It's definitely on my to-buy list.

    cacio

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    Default Re: Bal Versailles (1962) by Jean Desprez

    Quote Originally Posted by kccparis View Post
    Now looking more closely at what Jean Desprez has done in the past! If you have any of his scents in your collection can you give us a rundown on what it is? What it does? Also which parts you enjoy most about it?
    I have Versailles pour Homme in my collection. It's truly wonderful from start to finish.

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    Default Re: Bal Versailles (1962) by Jean Desprez

    i have it and i absolutely love it. last around 9 hours on me

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    Default Re: Bal Versailles (1962) by Jean Desprez

    I have BaV EDT. Good enough!!. It lasts for hours and hourson my skin.

    Maybe the blind purchase I have been more happy with in years. It has joined my top ten since the moment I used by first time. I have considered to buy PP, but EDT is OK and PP costs 3 times the EDT bottle... so I will go with EDT.

    I have no EDC available so no way. I think maybe EDC to be 'vintage'?

    I love the skank on it. It seems to me as a 'vamp' perfume not refined yet to the 'first level' of Vamps' podium but improving to get being on top. Unique perfume, I say, one of the best experiences on this 'trip' to find new & lovely scents. Fully recommended.

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    Default Re: Bal Versailles (1962) by Jean Desprez

    I wear the edp from time to time; I've never tried the other concentrations. It's definitely an old-fashioned heavy and animalic fragrance that becomes muskier in the drydown.

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    Default Re: Bal Versailles (1962) by Jean Desprez

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post
    I wear the edp from time to time; I've never tried the other concentrations. It's definitely an old-fashioned heavy and animalic fragrance that becomes muskier in the drydown.
    EDP? Never heard about that concentration!

    Only

    EDC
    EDT
    Parfum de Toilette
    Parfum

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    Default Re: Bal Versailles (1962) by Jean Desprez

    Quote Originally Posted by Lorna_May View Post
    I have BaV EDT. Good enough!!. It lasts for hours and hourson my skin.

    Maybe the blind purchase I have been more happy with in years. It has joined my top ten since the moment I used by first time. I have considered to buy PP, but EDT is OK and PP costs 3 times the EDT bottle... so I will go with EDT.

    I have no EDC available so no way. I think maybe EDC to be 'vintage'?

    I love the skank on it. It seems to me as a 'vamp' perfume not refined yet to the 'first level' of Vamps' podium but improving to get being on top. Unique perfume, I say, one of the best experiences on this 'trip' to find new & lovely scents. Fully recommended.
    EDC is discontinued, also vintage too.
    Nothing against the current formulations (still pretty rich and strong) but the vintages are out of this world.

    I do love the dark mossy resinous (resembles Bee Polen) from the dry down.

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    Default Re: Bal Versailles (1962) by Jean Desprez

    Quote Originally Posted by d4N13L View Post
    EDP? Never heard about that concentration!

    Only

    EDC
    EDT
    Parfum de Toilette
    Parfum
    I should have added that the Bal a Versailles edp I wear is the vintage formulation.

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