Balmya Perfume

Balmya Perfume

Balmya Perfume by Pierre Balmain, This is an oriental floral fragrance by the fine perfume house of balmain . Top notes are angelica, passionfruit, violet leaf, pink pepper and bergamot; middle notes are vanilla, coffee and jasmine; base notes are cappuccino, sandalwood, iris petals and cashmere wood. All products are original, authentic name brands. We do not sell knockoffs or imitations.

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Frangrance arrived in a very short time. Was wrapped in a beautiful package. I will certainly consider FragranceX.com again when looking for this type of gift.
C. Bressler (Williamsport, PA)

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Balmya By Pierre Balmain
 
4.1

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long-lasting (8)
  • Sensual (6)
  • Draws compliments (5)
  • Great smell (4)
  • Great value (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (6)
  • Anytime (3)
  • Signature fragrance (3)
  • Special occasions (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Adventurous style (6), Classic style (3)
    • Fragrance Type:
    • Oriental/spicy (7), Floral (6), Woody/earthy (5), Powdery (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Subtle, but intense and enduring

​I don't like most 'mainstream' perfumes because when they dry down there's a disappointing 'sameness' amongst most of them--to 'my' nose. I understand the basic principles in the...Read complete review

​I don't like most 'mainstream' perfumes because when they dry down there's a disappointing 'sameness' amongst most of them--to 'my' nose. I understand the basic principles in the formulation of 'personal fragrance'--e.g., Top, Middle, and Base notes--the latter being the most lingering--what you're left with after the stuff has been mingling w/your chemistry after a period of time.

A lot of fragrances are formulated using either synthetic or 'nature identical' components and 'Musk' is one of the most popular. I can believe that it's possible to have an artificial scent component that truly DOES smell like what it's imitating, but to me, most synthetics smell like what they are: fake. So many fragrances use some form of musk that that's the dominant aroma--and to my nose it emerges pretty quickly, which accounts for the degree of similarity among a large number of 'popular' scents, and my distaste for them. So you've got a lot of 'choices' that all end up smelling like some configuration of Musk along w/misc other 'cheap' aromas. [Again, please keep in mind that I'm talking about the olfactory life of 'my' nose!].

Fast forward re *Balmya*: to my nose it doesn't dry down to smell like everything else--it has and retains its own identity/individuality. There's a 'timeless/classic' aspect to this scent which is part of what makes a fragrance even worth considering; it's also subtle, but potent and distinctive--such as could be said about Violets; rather than have a musky aftermath, Balmya is more spicy/woody, but distinctly Feminine.

I would definitely purchase a larger size of this product, but give it a '4' rather than a '5' because it's lacking an indefinable property that would make it absolute perfection to me; I'd actually give it a '4.75' if I could :)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not for me.

The notes sound good on paper, but the scent itself is a mess. I like Balmain's fragrances, but this one is... It smells cheap, overpowering, stale, and makes me uncomfortable....Read complete review

The notes sound good on paper, but the scent itself is a mess. I like Balmain's fragrances, but this one is... It smells cheap, overpowering, stale, and makes me uncomfortable. Not for me.

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1.0

Who knows...

By Chris

from PA

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Spray Nozzle Didn't Work

    Best Uses

      Comments about Balmya By Pierre Balmain:

      I ordered a mini bottle and the spray mechanism was faulty, so I have no idea what it smells like. I was given a refund.

       
      4.0

      strange but nice

      By mazzaratti

      from australia

      About Me Adventurous Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Draws Compliments
      • Great Value
      • Interesting
      • Long-Lasting
      • Not Overpowering
      • Sensual

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anytime
        • Daily Use

        Comments about Balmya By Pierre Balmain:

        the smell is unusual, once warmed up on the skin it becomes stronger and wafts around settling to a powdery, spicy lingering perfume. It is a perfume I would happily buy again to wear everywere

        • Fragrance Type:
        • Oriental/Spicy, Powdery, Woody/Earthy
         
        5.0

        Magical & Dreamy

        By TC

        from Melbourne, Australia

        About Me Adventurous Style

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Draws Compliments

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Balmya By Pierre Balmain:

            I bought this in 5ml to just try it first & it turns out it's one of the best I've discovered in years. It's magical! I absolutely love it!
            I don't generally do signature fragrances, usually preferring an eclectic range for choice. I'm using Balmaya for evening only because it's so dreamy I don't want it to become too familial & commonplace, although it might just accidentally become my new evening signature smell as I find myself choosing it instinctively over my others more often than not. I love that it's a bit different to the mainstream perfumes & I quite like that 'peppery' scent it has about it.
            Also, you can't go wrong with the price & there are no cons that I can see. I'm totally in love!

            • Fragrance Type:
            • Woody/Earthy
             
            5.0

            I like it!

            By Nadya

            from Minsk, Belarus

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Draws Compliments
            • Great Smell
            • Long-Lasting
            • Sensual

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Special Occasions

              Comments about Balmya By Pierre Balmain:

              Flowers, coffee and sandalwood - beautiful combination. It is a fragrance for rest and good mood!

              • Fragrance Type:
              • Floral, Oriental/Spicy

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Not for me.

              By Jess the collector.

              from new york, new york

              About Me Adventurous Style

              Pros

              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

              • Overpowering

              Best Uses

                Comments about Balmya By Pierre Balmain:

                The notes sound good on paper, but the scent itself is a mess. I like Balmain's fragrances, but this one is... It smells cheap, overpowering, stale, and makes me uncomfortable. Not for me.

                • Fragrance Type:
                • Floral, Oriental/Spicy, Powdery

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                warm coffee vanilla

                By alexandra

                from greece

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great Smell
                • Great Value
                • Long-Lasting
                • Not Overpowering
                • Sensual
                • Sexy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Anytime
                  • Daily Use
                  • Evening Use

                  Comments about Balmya By Pierre Balmain:

                  such a wonderfull smell both for winter and summer. Exotic indeed.Smells like a warm cup of vanilla coffee with flower extracts in it. Can you imagine?

                  • Fragrance Type:
                  • Floral, Powdery, Woody/Earthy

                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Subtle, but intense and enduring

                  By Smart_Blonde

                  from Vancouver BC

                  About Me Adventurous Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Draws Compliments
                  • Great Smell
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Not Overpowering
                  • Sensual

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Anytime
                    • Daily Use
                    • Evening Use
                    • Signature Fragrance
                    • Special Occasions

                    Comments about Balmya By Pierre Balmain:

                    ​I don't like most 'mainstream' perfumes because when they dry down there's a disappointing 'sameness' amongst most of them--to 'my' nose. I understand the basic principles in the formulation of 'personal fragrance'--e.g., Top, Middle, and Base notes--the latter being the most lingering--what you're left with after the stuff has been mingling w/your chemistry after a period of time.

                    A lot of fragrances are formulated using either synthetic or 'nature identical' components and 'Musk' is one of the most popular. I can believe that it's possible to have an artificial scent component that truly DOES smell like what it's imitating, but to me, most synthetics smell like what they are: fake. So many fragrances use some form of musk that that's the dominant aroma--and to my nose it emerges pretty quickly, which accounts for the degree of similarity among a large number of 'popular' scents, and my distaste for them. So you've got a lot of 'choices' that all end up smelling like some configuration of Musk along w/misc other 'cheap' aromas. [Again, please keep in mind that I'm talking about the olfactory life of 'my' nose!].

                    Fast forward re *Balmya*: to my nose it doesn't dry down to smell like everything else--it has and retains its own identity/individuality. There's a 'timeless/classic' aspect to this scent which is part of what makes a fragrance even worth considering; it's also subtle, but potent and distinctive--such as could be said about Violets; rather than have a musky aftermath, Balmya is more spicy/woody, but distinctly Feminine.

                    I would definitely purchase a larger size of this product, but give it a '4' rather than a '5' because it's lacking an indefinable property that would make it absolute perfection to me; I'd actually give it a '4.75' if I could :)

                    • Fragrance Type:
                    • Floral, Oriental/Spicy, Powdery, Woody/Earthy
                     
                    5.0

                    Coffee fragrance

                    By Princess

                    from Romania

                    About Me Classic Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Draws Compliments
                    • Long-Lasting
                    • Sensual

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Balmya By Pierre Balmain:

                      This is a well constructed coffee fragrance. The base notes cuddle you in a cashmere shawl which smells like iris, sandalwood and milky coffee.

                      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      the signature perfume

                      By elj

                      from Melbourne

                      About Me Adventurous Style

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Great Smell
                      • Long-Lasting
                      • Sensual
                      • Sexy

                      Cons

                      • Might be a bit overpoweri

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Signature Fragrance

                      Comments about Balmya By Pierre Balmain:

                      it was pretty much love at first sight. i was looking for a new scent and i tried many different perfumes and none of them made me smile like Balmaya. the scent is very long lasting and the notes are all equally strong. the first note is very oriental and floral, then it somehow gets sweet and spicy, the last note is a very satisfying earthy, cottony scent that you'd find a grin on your face.
                      but then my housemate finds it a bit too strong for her (she's more of the classic, natural style).

                      • Gift:
                      • No
                      • Fragrance Type:
                      • Floral, Oriental/Spicy, Woody/Earthy
                       
                      4.0

                      sexy

                      By Azra

                      from Slovenia

                      About Me Adventurous Style

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Sexy

                      Cons

                      • Doesn't Hold

                      Best Uses

                      • Special Occasions

                      Comments about Balmya By Pierre Balmain:

                      Really sexy smell.I use it for special occasions.Try it you will not be disappointed.

                      • Gift:
                      • No
                      • Fragrance Type:
                      • Floral, Oriental/Spicy

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