Bal A Versailles Perfume By Jean Desprez for Women

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Bal A Versailles Perfume by Jean Desprez, Bal a Versailles is a perfume that was created for women by Jean Desprez. It was launched in 1962. This Oriental fragrance has top notes of rosemary, orange blossom, cassia, mandarin orange, jasmine, rose, neroli, bergamot, lemon, and Bulgarian rose. Its middle notes consist of sandalwood, lilac, patchouli, orris root, vetiver, ylang-ylang, lily-of-the-valley, and leather. This blend is finished off with base notes of amber, tolu balsam, musk, civet, benzoin, vanilla, cedar, and resins. This fragrance has fairly strong sillage and is very long-lasting.

Jean Desprez is an internationally famous perfumer from France. He began creating perfumes in the early 1900s. He invented new trends rather than just following current ones. Bal a Versailles is his most famous perfume, loved by many famous celebrities and royalty. It is still popular and sought after today, over 50 years later. It is a beautiful yet complex fragrance, consisting of over 300 scents. All products are original, authentic name brands. We do not sell knockoffs or imitations.
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Hey, everyone, Rachel here. And today, I'll be reviewing Bal a Versailles by Jean Desprez, a balsamic scent for women that's highly recommended for fall and winter nighttime wear. This scent is beautifully blended with a lot of different notes. But most of the most noticeable notes are found in the bass, civet, resin, balsam, amber, benzoin, musk, and vanilla. Also present, however, are floral and citrus top notes and middle notes, like ylang-ylang, neroli, rose, lemon, and mandarin. That's all for today. Thanks for watching. And please don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow FragranceX on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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About the Product
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Brand Jean Desprez
Fragrance Family Citrus
Fragrance Name Bal A Versailles
Fragrance Classification Deodorant, Body Cream, Pure Perfume, Sample, Perfume, Mini, Soap, Shower Gel, Body Lotion
Volume Available in 1 ml, 2 ml, 5 ml, 7 ml, 8 ml, 30 ml, 50 ml, 60 ml, 90 ml, 100 ml, 104 ml, 150 ml, 172 ml and 200 ml
Top Notes Bergamot, Lemon, Neroli, Ylang-ylang, Cassia bark
Heart Notes Iris (Orris), Jasmine (Egyptian), Jasmine (Italian), Rose
Base Notes Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Oakmoss, Cistus labdanum (Rockrose), Incense, Opopanax, Vanilla
Gender Women
Year Of Launch 1962
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A ball at Versailles

There is not another one like Bal a Versailles. So, love her or hate her, immortalize her or behead her, she is the last ball of Versailles, the last song before the bodies of the aristocracy met the guillotine. Romance, yes, intrigue, oh yes, treachery, webs of deceit, illicit affairs and undying
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it will take me some time...

After reading all the good comments on BAV, i decided to order it and i received it this morning. I can say i am a bit disappointed actually. I think that it's more a "men fragnance". I know that Michael Jackson had used it for over 30 years. I don't think that it's very feminine, it's very bitter,
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smells like cinnamon. I hope i can like it more during upcoming winter. I want to love this perfume but it's smells soo manly to me. Also it's very unique and there's no other perfume that i can compare to it and i love the classic bottle.
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183 Reviews
5

Fantastic classic fragrance

After selling my EDT, I recently bought the pure parfum and I'm very glad I did. This is such an opulent, regal perfume which aims to recreate the kind of smells you'd experience at a ball during the 17th century among the richest and highest class of society. There's so many notes in here that it's very hard to pick out specifics, but there are a few that stand out from the rest. This without a doubt is an animalic amber fragrance at heart, and a strong one at that. A sharp and slightly sour note of civet is paired with beautifully deep resins, tolu balsam and benzoin which is incredibly warming and luxurious. There's also heady musk and dark leather which lives throughout the scent - this is all balanced perfectly with an array of soft, powdery florals such as orris, rose and ylang with a touch of creamy sandalwood and earthy patchouli. I much prefer this to the EDT, it's so much more rounded, refined and the florals seem to be a lot more noticeable instead of simply being a civet bomb. This is one of the most renowned classics in perfumery and is so well respected by perfumers all across the world today for a very good reason. This is the pinnacle of vintage-style perfumery, a true masterpiece and one of the most multi-faceted fragrances I've ever smelled. Absolutely wonderful.

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From United Kingdom
5

Always The Ball since College in the '70s

Tiniest dab of perfume at base of neck and wrists, that's all you need. It will melt into you and you won't even notice it but it will envelope your body and soul. It doesn't work on everyone though, or maybe they use too much.

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Kaneohe Hawaii
1

I will not trust FragranceX.com again

The bottle had leaked into the packaging and was almost empty on arrival. I complained (ticket # 2180267) and was asked send photographs of the problem, which I did and was the asked to return the package - which I did as well. Since then I have complained again (ticket #2202646) but have received no reply or message from FrangranceX. How long does it take to agree that the bottle has leaked is empty?

Bottom Line

No, I would not recommend to a friend.

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From UK
4

I like it very much

Very sexy and dirty fragrance. I just spray it and it feels like I have been to a party and had sex.

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Riga, Latvia
5

Amazingly Beautiful Fragrance

To die for fragrance, let the inner animal out.

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Ireland
5

DELIGHTFUL SCENT - A CLASSIC

Have been using Bal à Versailles since the 1970s. Always get compliments. It's very expensive, but fully worth it. An enchanting scent that can be appreciated at all ages.

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From MONTREAL Qc.
4

Excellent Product, will buy again

Bought in Paris few years ago, this one is exactly the same, real good deal

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From LosAngeles
5

It's certainly classic,timless...

Powerful...baroque...voluptuous...strong

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Estonia Europe
5

Brings back memories

Good value

Bottom Line

Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Lincoln, Ne
4

I would recommend this product and buy it again

I first used Bal A V nearly 40 years ago. It doesn't smell quite as I remember it, but I still love it all the same. The packaging is, of course, classical and it just looks expensive, though I don't believe it is. It isn't easy to come by in English stores and I am delighted to have found a reliable source. I think it is a 'woman's' perfume rather than one for girls. I am 71, so definitely not a girl! I will buy more from you at a future date. Thank you.

Bottom Line

Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Merseyside England
5

Marvellous

It's a very particular,Gorgeous perfume.

Bottom Line

Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Italy
5

I love it King Of Pop vibe

Good Snell I really love it favorite parfum

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Canada
3

I am not sure about this product

It is a very distinctive perfume that I used when I was in my twenties and the memory of its intoxicating scent stayed with me for decades. Now 30 years later it is just not the same. The scent is not as oriental, not as spicy and nowhere near as deep. I don't know if the composition of the perfume itself has changed or maybe I have, but I am not sure I would buy it again. Maybe the past cant be recaptured.

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Bossay, France
3

Just ok!

This was a blind buy ! It is not terrible but will not buy again ! Older scent for sure !

Bottom Line

No, I would not recommend to a friend.

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From Vancouver
5

It was perfect!

Michael Jackson wore this and I did a review for this after purchasing from here. It has now become my daily scent 🤍

Bottom Line

Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From San Francisco
5

No regrets with this old classic

For most people this might be an evening scent, but I quite like it as my signature scent. It is mature and distinctive. I also like that there is an almost certainly unintended androgyny about it, which I think is perfect for the woman who is very clear about who she is, unafraid of transcending the conventionally understood male gaze (or whatever the olfactory version of that is), and ready to claim a version of femininity that - like a good single malt scotch - gets better with age.

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Singapore
5

The perfume is unusual.

Perfume is not for every day and for a certain image. Sounds beautiful. :))

Bottom Line

Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Ukraine
5

I would buy this product again with pleasure.

Great smell for a reasonable price.

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Johvi, Estonia
5

I would by this product again

Oriental fragrance for women, was launched in 1962 ... so, it is a piece of history already . Warm, cozy, sexy, beautiful, complex are just some words to describe this. Long lasting ... Golden oldie and proof that ladies of the certain age can still hold their own - classy, fun and sexy!

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From tarpon springs, fl
5

Love this product

My favourite perfume for many years Have bought around 30 other perfumes but always return to Bal a Versailles

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Armidale NSW Australia
5

Beauty in a Bottle

I use this fragrance to make myself feel good - the scent is pleasing and the compliments are wonderful!

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Baton Rouge, LA
5

Do you have perfumed oil base

I love the freshness

Bottom Line

Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Los Angeles California
1

No

This sent smells terrible. Did not like!

Bottom Line

No, I would not recommend to a friend.

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From Glendora
1

Disappointed

FrangranceX service is excellent. My mum had this in the eighties and it was exquisite, unfortunately this reformulation is a shadow of it's older glorious self. Would love to scrounge a vintage bottle.

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No, I would not recommend to a friend.

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From Kent England
1

I would never buy this product again

It is not the same fragrance I have purchased in the past

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No, I would not recommend to a friend.

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From Sidney, IA
5

i would buy this product again and again

comes in nice packaging and available in several sizes.

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From ontario, canada
5

FOR SURE

REMIND ME MY MOTHER

Bottom Line

Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From MONTREAL QUEBEC CANADA
5

I looved it it's so unique

I loved it

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From Riyadh
5

Yes

My better half loves the fragrance. She was wearing it when we met. Just a little over priced. Thanks

Bottom Line

Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Jonesboro GA.
5

Enchanting

I have loved this scent for many, many years.

Bottom Line

Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From New England
5

This will be purchased again

This smells classy and expensive when worn. Pricey yes, but so is a Rolls Royce. I would not recommend because I do not want friends smelling as good as my wife does.

Bottom Line

No, I would not recommend to a friend.

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From Cambridge, UK
5

one of top three

Since the 70's I've been in love with elegant fragrance. I never wanted to wear what "everyone was wearing " Bal a Versailles, is not for everyone. It's very intense and heady. Floral but woody, most the old scroll fragrance houses are changing and I understand but I do love these tried and true scents.

Bottom Line

Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From NEPA
5

Just amazing and weird

It's beautiful animalic perfume

Bottom Line

Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Ksa
5

It's sooo amazing

It's so amazing

Bottom Line

Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Ksa
5

Classic Beauty.

This is not the type of perfume to wear lot of because a small amount says sooooooo much.

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From New York
4

Vintage charm

This is similar to other fragrances I use, but on me, it takes a detour to the sweeter/floral side. Burberry Brit has been my 'going shopping' scent for the last year and this is quite similar, but this gets a bit more sweet/floral on me. I didn't like it when I first opened it, but within a week, it was one of my favorites.

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Toronto, ON
5

Rediscovered an Old Friend

Many years ago someone gave me a bottle of Bal a Versailles and I loved it. Then, when the bottle was empty, I forgot about it. At the time I could not buy expensive perfumes. I rediscovered it here and ordered a small bottle. I love it just as much now as I did many years ago. I have my own "signature scent," but this makes a nice change from time to time.

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Bradenton, FL
5

Gorgeous perfume

Bal a Versailles is a beautifully composed fragrance that reveals intriguing notes from the citrus honeyed opening, then floral notes come to the fore and finally the most enchanting woody earthy notes even out every element. The sillage is soft but apparent and the fragrance is incredibly long lasting even in EDT form. It is a real joy to wear & as alluring as my all time favourite Yveresse EDP.

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Adelaide South Australia, Australia
5

EI have been buying three times now excellent products .

All good excellent products

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Maidenhead UK
5

It's my favourite perfume used it for years .

Use it every. Day love it cannot buy it in UK so great to have fragranced.com.

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From UK
5

A royal perfume

Great perfume .. and you can mixed it with other perfume

Bottom Line

Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Saudi Arabia
5

I started to wear this in 1962 and love it still.

My favortie perfume. I have used many other scents, but this is the one that I think of as "mine". The first time I smelled it I thought that if one discovered a trunk of gowns packed away in Versailles and opened the lid ... it wouldn't dare smell musty, it would smell like this perfume. Candlelight, rare scents from the Orient, face powder, and flowers.

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From North Carolina, USA
5

So glad you had this fragrance it's a hard to find one

Wedding day scent

Bottom Line

Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Toledo, Ohio
5

I have been wearing this fragrance since I was 20. I love it

Brings back wonderful memories now that I am 66.

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Beaverton OR
5

I loved this fragrance from the first time I smelled it!

I've always loved Bal a Versailles from 1983 when I bought my first bottle in Paris!! It's so evocative of a bygone era of smoky jazz clubs in Monmartre and strolls along the Seine at the break of dawn after an all night decadent ball and passionate feverish embraces... Ash, Bal a Versailles! The ultimate, the Incomparable!

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Windhoek Namibia
5

I would buy again

My all time favorite

Bottom Line

Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Scottsdale
5

Perfectly pleasant

Perfect for every occasion

Bottom Line

Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Maine
1

?

This does not hold a candle to my perfume. What happened?

Bottom Line

No, I would not recommend to a friend.

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From Raleigh, NC
5

Been using this product forever. It's the best!

Been using this product everyday for over 40 years. It's become my signature fragrance. Always receive compliments.

Bottom Line

Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Wyckoff, New Jersey
5

My favorite

I have used this perfume since I was young. What I like the most is how long-lasting it is. The smell last forever!!! Fresh, soft and just amazing. And at your price, there is no way I would not buy it. Thank you for having it.

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Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

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From Salt Lake City, UT