Grownup violet classic scent
There is no doubt that you are wearing a classic fragrance from the past upon spraying this revered Balenciaga creation on skin. Le Dix has that type of more complex glamour than the one we witness in the market lately and its olfactive signature, a floral chypre rich in aldehydes, is tipical of its era. Le Dix is apparently knonw for some as the 'Chanel No 5 with violets', which somehow does make sense, but for me it reminds me more in style to a Rochas creation a little bit earlier than it, Audace, because both has an aroma saturade in a violet of an aroma which is green, slightly plastic, sweet and powdery. The similarty with Chanel No 5 might be due the aldehidic intensity wherewith Le Dix opens. The aldehydes here has for me a slightly powdery aroma and they give me a very clean and brighimpression. After them Le Dix is dominated by the sober violet smell, more earthy and green than sweet as was aforementioned. I think it's interesting that in this moment i can already presence a tiny use of civet in this composition, giving it an animalic touch that doesn't make it dirty. Le Dix base is fantastic, switching between moments of a slightly mossy and dry woody aroma and moments where you notice a creaminess with incense nuances typical of a good mysore sandalwood or a good mysore sandalwood accord. Le Dix smells like grownup sophistication from the beginning until the end.