Miss Balmain (1967) Eau de Toilette

Miss Balmain (Eau de Toilette) by Balmain / Pierre Balmain
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Miss Balmain (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Balmain / Pierre Balmain for women and was released in 1967. The scent is chypre-leathery. The longevity is above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAldehydes, Gardenia, Coriander, Citruses
Heart Notes Heart NotesCarnation, Orris root, Jasmine, Narcissus, Rose
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Oakmoss, Coconut, Leather, Patchouli, Vetiver

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Scent

8.1 (72 Ratings)

Longevity

8.2 (46 Ratings)

Sillage

7.3 (43 Ratings)

Bottle

7.2 (49 Ratings)
Submitted by TVC15, last update on 29.08.2019
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Cumulnimbus

74 Reviews
Cumulnimbus
Cumulnimbus
Helpful Review    1
Legendary leather
A must have for every vintage earthy leather lovers. Woods, leather, flowers and aldehydes in a perfect balance of almost endless longevity. Coriander is quite prominent at the beginning, then the perfume is quite linear all the way to the dirty musty drydown. I'm in paradise when I wear it, this is the ground paradise of living angels who fight for complex joy and amusement every single day. Another lost masterpiece.
jtd

484 Reviews
jtd
jtd
Helpful Review    8
simply gorgeous
Miss B's charm comes from a slapdash composition and that succeeds.  It conveys an honestly straightforward approach, and the result is a charming perfume with character.

Forget any discussions of buttery Italian leather, sophisticated Russian leather, discrete French glove leather.  Miss B is A stiff coat leather with a note of cheap compact-powder florals. Both ranges of notes, the leather and the compact, tell you to take it or leave it.  There's something wonderfully practical about this perfume. It doesn't suggest that you contemplate it in search of meaning, intent or mood. It has that sort of checklist femininity: hair, makeup, purse, dress, shoes. Walk out the house, never give it another thought. For some people this approach could be a a pile-up of mismatches.

For the right person though this approach can read as Just Right, and demonstrate a strong sense of self possession.  Miss Balmain is for a person who likes its dichotomy of notes and is smart enough to recognize it connotes an easy execution of gender more than a belabored performance of it. For the person wearing Miss Balmain, perfume isn't a giveaway of your personality or desires, it's merely a fragrance that s/he likes to wear. Try too read further into it and you'll be barking up the wrong tree.
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Icekat

97 Reviews
Icekat
Icekat
Helpful Review    7
1967 - Summer of Love, Psychedelic Music and Miss Balmain
1967… The new, rebellious age of liberation meets the sophisticated, well-dressed glamour of early 60th. The wind of new changes sweeps through all layers of society. The psychedelic, experimental music of the Beatles, the Doors, Pink Floyd and others take the pop-culture to the places where it has never been before. The fashion, style and of course perfumery is caught in this whirlwind of changes and that’s when Pierre Balmain releases Miss Balmain.

Recently I have become a huge fan of Mad Men show, which has its 5th season set in spring of 1967. And as soon as I tried Miss Balmain, I thought that’s what the new Mrs. Draper (portrayed by beautiful Jessica Paré) would wear. A bit rebellious but classy and sophisticated, just like Megan herself who managed to catch an eye of a man like Don Draper.

The scent captures the 1967 era perfectly, but yet it never goes out of style with its beautiful, complex and sophisticated composition. I was impressed by it from the first sniff. The beginning is very chic layer of aldehydes and green galbanum notes with this gorgeous leather scent. Just simply beautiful. The scent has long development arc as it gracefully transitions into the floral bouquet of lily of the valley, jasmine and ylang-ylang well balanced by the woods and leather. Nothing is out of place. I love that the floral bouquet is not overpowering or stinky, which could happen with jasmine, but rather soft and sophisticated mixed with creamy notes of rosewood and sandalwood. The scent becomes even more leathery as it develops towards the dry down, but in the same time, it remains feminine and alluring. The sillage and longevity are both great.

There are scents from the by-gone era that I like to try to travel in time and experience the past, but I would not consider wearing outside of my living room. But not with this one. I love wearing it. It is one of the best leather scents I have ever tried. Overall score 9.5/10
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Seatonica

21 Reviews
Seatonica
Seatonica
Helpful Review    5
Little Minx
The opening phase - which I do not find altogether pleasant and which lasts about an hour and a half on me - is all dirty school satchel leather cum boot polish. "Miss Balmain" shows her pretty head when the carnation and rose notes emerge, though methinks she's been smoking behind the bicycle shed. Still, I'm prepared to forgive her because she's worth the wait. Little minx :)
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Sky

24 Reviews
Sky
Sky
Very helpful Review    9
Moss magic
"Miss Balmain 1967 - the new perfume for one who is young, beautiful & blasée".

Sampling Miss Balmain brought back memories of being very small & staying round at my grandmother's house. The house was old: wood-panelled, leather seated chairs with brass studs, the grandfather clock ticking loudly cutting through the heavy still air tinged with furniture polish, & dried flowers.

It was bath time & the steam rose from the big enamelled tub & mingled with her perfumes, powder puffs & potions. A jug of daffodils stood in the corner, enveloped by the ozonic cloud. The bath salts were girly, rose-pink cubes - a confusing body for something that was so herbal, mossy, stripping & dry! The overall fragrance was never sweet but clean, herbal, mature, & as fierce as nature herself....like the calm before a storm in a tall, silent forest.

The aldehydes did not irritate & the feisty chypre nature was as refreshing to sample as my mum's beloved vintage O de Lancome on a hot day - what a break from all the sweet-nothings out there! For someone who loves orientals I am equally delighted by a fierce, dry retro-chypre. Moss-magic.
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Dolby

68 Reviews
Dolby
Dolby
Very helpful Review    12
A velvet fist in an iron glove
Opens with a complex, mature, and mysterious rose.
This is a perfume with “balls”.

The name “miss” is a bit misleading as girls aren’t allowed on this territory.
This is for women only, self-assured women, women in business suits who play the boys at their own games.
A perfume for an aloof femme fatale.
Hard exterior with the sexiest of lingerie underneath.
The rose gently and progressively morphs into a chic powdery cloud, and bit by bit, reveals a heart of leather, oakmoss, and patchouli.

The projection and longevity are beautiful and just right, although I feel, it should be applied with a light hand as a little goes a long way.
This is in the same family as classics such as Madame Rochas, both serious perfumes with a devilish and naughty edge.
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Bassavina

25 Reviews
Bassavina
Bassavina
Very helpful Review    5
"Fond du ashtray"
Never mind that my French grammar is wrong here, that's my first reaction and I'm sticking to it! Leather and smoke make this a floral that's been around the block. I love her sweet orneriness and her jaded youth—an ad reads "pour celle qui est jeune, belle, et blasé", for she who is young, beautiful, and bored. Contradiction in fragrance, Miss B is by turns badass and ladylike. And, like they say, "good girls go to heaven; bad girls go everywhere!"
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Lola82

362 Reviews
Lola82
Lola82
Helpful Review    3
Cabochard's Good Sister
If you like contrast or to compare Leather Scents
Gres Cabochard and Miss Balmain are perfect
examples Miss Balmain is Prim
fruity sweet bright naive lively a Good
Girl scent Feminine and Represents
Daytime. Cabochard is dark rebelious
masculine mysterious woody sexual
vampish bad girl smokey tabacco
and represent the Night.

this is a nice scent but does not grab me
like Cabochard. i think there is too much
Coconut mixed with Leather is a
bad idea but whould'nt buy it again.

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