Category: 1962

digging (into) vintage: Jean Desprèz Bal à Versailles, 1962

Perfumer unknown. Bal a Versailles went right over my head when I first tried it.  It seemed like an old-school, animalic/powdery floriental.  Whether you like that sort of perfume or not, the balance of the elements is crucial.  I thought Bal a Versailles just missed that balance—not enough powder to hide the skank.  But as I eased into it, I got…