Bal A Versailles Perfume by Jean Desprez

Bal A Versailles Perfume

Bal A Versailles by Jean Desprez Perfume. Bal a Versailles will take you back in time with its luscious, sophisticated scent created by the design house of Jean Desprez. This feminine fragrance, introduced in 1962, is an oriental, floral scent that is perfect for nighttime social events and formal gatherings. Combining citrus top notes that slowly transitions to lower notes of civet, resin, tolu balsam and vanilla, this mysterious scent instantly gives you a classic aura that is sure to turn ... Read More

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4.7
63 Reviews
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4.7
63 Reviews
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97%
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Most Liked Positive Review

5

Favorite perfume

I have worn Bal a Versailles since I was a freshman in college. Although the product is not the original, it is close enough to make me happy. I have over the years bought a few counterfeit bottles and I can always tell. Does disappoint me when I get the fake ... some of it smells like kerosene! ...

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Most Liked Negative Review

2

Bal A Versailles

I recieved this perfume as a Christmas gift. I have to say that I don't agree with the other reviews, then again everyone has different tastes and perfume smells different on everyone. The perfume was too strong for me. Nothing pleasant about the smell at all. I use it to spray around the house so ...

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Reviewed by 63 customers

4

Lovely and Classic

I purchased this because it was recently featured in a vintage cosmetics video as one of Mae West's favorite perfumes. It is very nice and I have received many compliments, but a little goes a long way.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 8/15/2021
By Laura M.
From Knoxville, TN
5

Yes

I like everything about it. I will order it again.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 4/26/2021
By I do not have a nickname.
From Ontario Canada
5

My signature scent since 1963!

In early 1963 the big boss went to France on a business trip and came back with six bottles of scent for we ladies in the office. I received the smallest bottle and when I commented on the size he told me it was the most expensive. I think it still is! But I'll never be without it. I remember during one decade many years ago it was not bring imported to the US and my mother made a special effort to get some from France via a traveling friend. It was for my birthday. The last time I bought some was on a cruise to the Caribbean. Now I read in other reviews that it is not the same. Goodness, I hope that's not the case.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 3/27/2021
By Jan
From Portola Valley, CA
4

Bal A versailles

This perfume is one of my favorites lots of compliments when wearing it.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 3/14/2021
By Stellwat
From Florida
5

Not an easy fragrance to find

A fragrance that makes everyday a special day...have been using it for decades...and receive many complements

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 1/10/2021
By Gail
From Cocoa Beach
4

RSVP "Yes baby"...

Like all reformulations it isn't the same, but the bone structure is still there. Not as strong, long lasting or as full and rich as it was but still a good quality perfume. It is still a love it/hate it fragrance, which it always was. Very much an Adult scent. No cotton candy/sugar/soap/vanilla or chocolate in this one! The bottle, label and coffret still add much to the experience. They are Classic.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 1/5/2021
By May I Help You?
From James City County
5

Favorite perfume

I have worn Bal a Versailles since I was a freshman in college. Although the product is not the original, it is close enough to make me happy. I have over the years bought a few counterfeit bottles and I can always tell. Does disappoint me when I get the fake ... some of it smells like kerosene! However, my husband and children identify the fragrance as my essence (they have never smelled another fragrance on me). I am always grateful when I get the "right stuff"!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 12/19/2020
By Gator Lady
From Florida
1

Does not smell like the original when it came out in the 60'

It was a total disappointment. Not the smell I remember or the staying power.

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend
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Submitted 9/18/2020
By longing for the real thing
From NY
5

I have worn this perfume for 25yrs would not be without it

Use it daily and am always complimented on how good I smell

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 8/30/2020
By Valuing
From Oxford UK
4

World's best French perfume

I like to wear this perfume to bed so I can smell the beautiful scent when I awaken.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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Submitted 8/3/2020
By Renee
From FL