So, needless to say, this leans towards the feminine aisle. I love this fragrance. Byredo Bal D’Afrique Picture it: Paris in the late ‘20s. Don't get the hype of it. !” I love this fragrance, but the staying power is not just bad, it is offensive. But there's a definite family likeness in the way the fruit notes come out, almost overripe and altogether delicious, which must be characterestic of how Byredo does them - I'm not complaining! These chilis have many wonderful spices including some that usually are used for desserts. This is definitely a feminine fragrance to my nose, but if a man was wearing it he’d definitely have my attention. The vetiver-musk is what really pulls forward, making it smell slightly like car freshener. Then the woody notes and the Vetiver shines as the dominant note. Bal d'Afrique fragrance notes . I get a juicy pineapple smell for the first few hours. It really bothers me how it weakens drastically within 3 hours. Is this too feminine for a guy working in a hospital? I was struck by how bright and citrusy this fragrance came across on my skin. Now, after a few hours, it at times feels like it's sunken in to my skin, and at times feels a bit stronger. It has been 45 minutes. This is a wonderful modern scent and I’m pleased to have it in my collection. A bit masculine, bud not too much, can be worn any time of year. I cannot use it for summer daytime. I guess that the source of this taget is in Afrique and due to taget is approximetaley similar to ball, so this perfume is named: " bal d' Afrique", Pretty similar to Atelier Vetiver and also some similarities with Fat Electrician, but I don't see much of a comparison with Vetiver Tonka. ", I smelled this yesterday and right away i smlled starwalker by mont blanc very close starwalker might be a clone of this. This would do REALLY well as a shampoo fragrances. The fragrance is available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum. Article or Information. Manages to mesh citrus and woody notes together in a unique way- and to make me wear vetiver without complaint, which is a magic trick in itself. I can smell a lot of citrus along the lines of D&G Light Blue. Black currant dominant sugary, flowery vetiver fragrance. Reminiscent of a warm, orange sunset. Decidedly feminine. Beauty Almanac |. as it springs from the bottle then makes itself at home on my skin, luxuriating in the most sensual, sexy hot summer way. I agree. At the very bottom is the little floral touch of tagete, always. I'm at a loss how people have voted vetiver being the most dominant note. I would say this lasts for about 4/5 hours on me, which for this price point is a little bit disappointing. Its citrus but not typical citrus. Sure, it’s not my usual first reach, but I find this layers nicely with woody fragrances, due to the sweet floral and citrus accords. … But I have a feeling temperature really affects this one and I might like it more, or less in certain temperature and seasons. Should I swap this? Smell is like 7/10. A warm and romantic vetiver inspired by Paris in the late 20's and its infatuation with African culture, art, music and dance. It then becomes more floral and I get ever so faint traces of a powdery accord, perhaps the violet. Bal D'afrique is a unique, vibrant, classy, fresh, clean, floral, fruity, and slightly creamy, masterpiece of a fragrance. Smells great on the first whiff, but i got bored of it very easily. Bal d'Afrique was one of my first real experiences with vetiver, and I think it's a great introduction for anyone who wishes to explore the note. Still, I love it - perfect spring/summer scent! I was prejudiced because there is such a hype around them. Lovely. Smells like a fancier version of Lynx Africa shower gel. Everything happens very quickly and then poof. Stockholm-based niche line Byredo introduced a new fragrance named Bal d’Afrique, which is "inspired by Paris in the late 1920's and its infatuation with African culture, art, music, and dance. Light and lemony with a hint of creaminess. ... Home › Byredo Inspired Byredo Inspired. I think that this is very similar to Bvlgari Blv; same powdery and soapy feeling. Having said this, I love it. Doesn't change much during the dry down but the fruit fades away. It's very fruity/floral dominant, the vetiver being a supporting note on my skin. As a result, I was able to grow to love and appreciate the place this scent holds in my collection. Also with some hints of coconut. I could imagine it being lush on my man but I don't think he'd wear it! save. I like it although it is kinda linear and does not evolve much. I know each nose is different, but if you really want to experience a well done vetiver scent, this is not it. Bal d'Afrique has it all, it's sweet, yet powerful and sooo sensual. You don't get much vetiver. I bought this years ago not knowing that there was any hype around this fragrance. Bal d'Afrique is a perfect blend fruitiness, sweetness, and florals making is wearable anytime and anywhere. I picked up a bottle at Nordstrom Rack for $20, and the performance is about the same on my skin (and at that price, I can afford to spray as much and as often as I want). For those who want an easy, classy summer smell without too much brouhaha. I think the first ten minutes are very interesting. Give it a try. Virgin daiquiris. But once the hour fades, so does this scent. It has a carefree, sexy, floral vibe. This perfume invokes happy childhood memories. Sunny day but not too hot, blue skies, it's quiet, the city noises are far away, I smell fresh summer flowers in the gardens in a quiet suburb. Sounds simple, but something in this triggered a strong negative reaction in me. May be for the evenings. Wood beaten with vetiveril cream, harmonized with amber, ionones and decorated with black currants to give a touch of color. A white floral and a little fruityness. Similar to but not as good as Ond Sensuale. Perfumes: 62751 A very nice summer scent that starts with a blast of citrus tropical fruits and then calms down to a tropical fruit & creamy smell with little florals in the background. This fragrance is very good! This is not on par with Mojave Ghost or Encens Chembur. I know these notes aren’t indicated at all but that’s what it reminds me of and I love it! But this scent is WEAK! $265.00. It could smell entirely different on other people, and this is not bad, but it's not a dramatic, passionate scent at all, as the name and theme would indicate. I have several fragrances from the 1910s and 1920s and it doesn't resemble them at all. Sure, I get a hint of those in the opening but after that Bal d'Afrique becomes a tropical fruit yoghurt: sweet and sour, pineapples and passionfruit and cream. It smells like Essex boy body-spray. The nose behind this fragrance is Jerome Epinette. I tried this before, likely when I lived in Minnesota, and wasn't overly impressed. Got a decant of this and was disappointed by its performance. Copyrights © 2006-2020 Fragrantica.com perfumes magazine - All Rights Reserved - do not copy anything without prior written permission. Got to test it deeper to see its longevity. Chili is special in our city. Top: African Marigold, Bergamot, Bucchu, Lemon, Neroli; Heart: Cyclamen, Jasmine Petals, Violet; Base: Black Amber, Moroccan Cedarwood, Musk, Vetiver; Shipping & handling . Juice box. It reminds me of reading a book outside a summer cottage in mid-noon, feeling the breeze and surrounded by trees and soil with patches of grass. Then, it progresses into a light, woody vetiver and just lingers like that for the rest of the day. This is really something - a high quality, unique fragrance.