Our Byredo Bal d'Afrique samples and decants are rebottled by Scent Split from genuine fragrance bottles. Scent Split is a wholly independent entity not affiliated, connected, or associated with Byredo.
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Original bottle not included with sample/decant purchase. Scent Split rebottles the genuine fragrance into smaller bottles.
Bal d'Afrique by Byredo is an Amber Woody fragrance for women and men.
Bal d’Afrique is an imaginary journey to land with different people and different cultures, a translation of emotions into liquid form. The perfume celebrates the influential and myriad culture of Africa through a whimsical and completely unique blend of juicy black currant and lemon, floral cuteness of tagetes and orange blossom, and scaffolding of vetiver and musk.
Release Year: 2009
Nose: Jerome Epinette
Top notes: Amalfi Lemon, Tagetes, Black Currant, Bergamot, African Orange Flower.
Middle notes: Violet, Cyclamen, Jasmine.
Base notes: Vetiver, Musk, Amber, Virginia Cedar.
So fresh and vaguely floral, but not in a redundant way. It’s profile is synonymous to that of a lush bath bomb + the projection is beautiful and i’ve gotten many compliments.
The rave reviews on YouTube nearly convinced me to blind buy a full bottle— thank goodness I got the decant first! This is not the “easy reach” or “crowd pleasing” scent I was expecting but has a very harsh and off-putting smell on me. The notes do not blend together well on me. I wanted to like it, but it smelled simply awful on me, and the sample vial went into the trash.
Nice anytime fragrance