Balenciaga pour Homme (1990) Eau de Toilette

Balenciaga pour Homme (Eau de Toilette) by Balenciaga
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Balenciaga pour Homme (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Balenciaga for men and was released in 1990. The longevity is above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Perfumer

Gérard Anthony

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Coriander, Lavender
Heart Notes Heart NotesHoney, Jasmine, Caramel, Lily-of-the-valley
Base Notes Base NotesBenzoin, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla

Ratings

Scent

8.2 (36 Ratings)

Longevity

8.1 (21 Ratings)

Sillage

7.6 (21 Ratings)

Bottle

5.7 (31 Ratings)
Submitted by Taurus1967, last update on 10.02.2018
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Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
Helpful Review    5
An Ode To The Great Powerhouse 80s From A Release Out Of The 90s...
Balenciaga pour Homme opens with an aromatic lavender, carnation and rose floral accord with supporting green oakmoss rising all the way from the base. As the composition enters its early heart the floral trio and oakmoss remain, now joined by a very strong patchouli, cinnamon and leathery styrax starring trio with the composition turning slightly sweet, primarily derived from supporting honey and tonka bean. During the late dry-down the floral aspects and patchouli gradually dissipate as creamy, slightly sweet sandalwood joins supporting slightly powdery mild vanilla from the base, with traces of the earlier cinnamon remaining in additional support through the finish. Projection is outstanding and longevity average at 7-8 hours on skin.

Balenciaga pour Homme is a powerhouse lover's dream come true. It has all the hallmarks of the great 80s compositions (though it was actually released in 1990). Powerful projection, check, strong patchouli and spice-laden floral heart, check, plenty of oakmoss, check... The list goes on and on. I absolutely adore the stuff, finding it one of the best compositions I have sniffed from the 90s. Despite its genuine powerhouse credentials, somehow the late dry-down pulls in the reigns as the composition becomes much more controlled and tame. That said, even the more subdued late sandalwood and spiced vanilla driven dry-down, while probably my least favorite aspect of the composition is amazing in its own right. The bottom line is the sadly discontinued but still available on the aftermarket for about $1 per ml Balenciaga pour Homme is a masterpiece caliber composition by the great Gerard Anthony that demands any powerhouse lover's attention, earning a 4.5 star out of 5 rating and an extremely strong recommendation.
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