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Bal d’Afrique is inspired by Paris in the late 1920’s, when the city was infatuated with an idiosyncratic and fantastical vision of African culture, music and dance. Paris embraced the fabulous Josephine Baker as its muse and so does this enigmatic and playful scent. Drawing on the euphoric mix of the avant-garde and exoticism that fueled the artistic life of the city, Jerome Epinette has created a fragrance with the exuberant sensuality of La Baker herself.
A vivacious blast of sunny citrus with just a pinch of spicy marigold makes a suitably dramatic entrance, leading to a brew of green bucchu, sheer and aqueous cyclamen and sweet violet. At center stage is the ever-bewitching vetiver, earthy and spicy, and smoothed with sweet amber and warm musk until it becomes velvety and almost edible. An extra soupçon of growl is provided by cedar wood, but the overall effect is less voracious man-eating tiger and more of a mischievous tiger cub – sweet and adorable, but it still has claws.
Bal d’Afrique is warm and embracing with a purring, cozy quality that has us at its mercy. Be careful, this one is addictive.
Bergamot, lemon, neroli, african marigold, bucchu, violet, jasmin petals, cyclamen, black amber, musk, vetiver, moroccan cedarwood
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I’m really glad I purchased the samples before blindly buying the fragrances. Byredo Bal d’Afrique turned out to be the winner-it’s a very sexy and intriguing scent that I will be purchasing for myself in the near future. While, I don’t hate Byredo’s Gypsy Water, it’s not a scent that I love on myself. The fragrance has a strong lingering vanilla scent that I don’t find appealing, but it does wear off after about an hour and becomes more subtle. I would recommended Gypsy Water for those who like vanilla scents.
Love this. Wasn’t sure I wanted to commit to entire bottle because I haven’t worn it yet so love the different sizes available. Thank you!
This company is great. As soon as they found out first package was lost they sent out a replacement the same day. The scents I purchased are so nice and I'll be ordering more.