Ébène de Balmain 1983Eau de Toilette

Ébène de Balmain (Eau de Toilette) by Balmain
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Ébène de Balmain (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Balmain for men and was released in 1983. The scent is spicy-woody. The longevity is above-average. The production was apparently discontinued. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesArtemisia, Basil, Bergamot, Spearmint, Juniper
Heart Notes Heart NotesGeranium, Patchouli, Rose, Cinnamon
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Labdanum, Leather, Moss, Frankincense

Ratings

Scent

8.4 | 82 Ratings

Longevity

8.8 | 60 Ratings

Sillage

7.8 | 62 Ratings

Bottle

6.9 | 68 Ratings
Submitted by TVC15, last update on 08.01.2021.
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Good things from earlier times
Through a current Souk offer I have become aware of the Ébène de Balmain, an unfortunately now discontinued fragrance. While I was still thinking about the color of the bottle contents - aging, tipping, and so- , the professionals and connoisseurs have of course long since struck - the fragrance was gone.

A dear and here well known Parfumo has kindly provided me with a sample. His name I do not mention times to be on the safe side, otherwise he may overflow the mailbox with requests :-)
again many thanks to the noble donor!

Reviews of the Ébène there are so many good, that I save me here :-)
And yes, he is really great and special - and there is just virtually not.

Already at the first test spraying had immediately associations with other fragrances.

Therefore, I have times amateurishly tried to "rebuild" the fragrance with fragrances from my shelf, which should please not be understood as blasphemy :-)

here the spray instructions, in the order:
1. carefully dosed at most half a spray "One Man Show Gold Edition" by Jacques Bogart, for's slightly animalic leathery - super intense, so rather less than more
2. one spray of "Cuir Pleine Fleur" by Heeley, for its slightly balsamic, herbaceous and meadowy note
3. a spray of "Agua Brava" by Puig, supports the two above into the warm-green-ethereal
4. and a spray of "Grey Flannel" by Geoffrey Beene, for a slightly barber-shoppy freshness

I find the result surprisingly close to the original for my untrained nose.
And except for the Heeley, they are all very cheap base fragrances - so you could dare the experiment....

You all a hopefully more fragrant year 2021 - the current had so his quirks.
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A Dewey herb garden
God, Ébène was so good! My brother used to have it and I loved it. It smelled very natural of herbs with a fresh mint component that didn't recall toothpaste or chewing gum. This was mint the herb, straight from the garden. In addition there are warm woody notes that were simply beautiful and made a warm and solid but not massive background for this flowering herb garden.

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