Les Merveilles - Bal de Roses 2012

Les Merveilles - Bal de Roses by Keiko Mecheri
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Les Merveilles - Bal de Roses is a popular perfume by Keiko Mecheri for women and was released in 2012. The scent is floral-powdery. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Damask roseDamask rose
Bulgarian roseBulgarian rose
Taif roseTaif rose
PetitgrainPetitgrain
Indian sandalwoodIndian sandalwood
Tonka beanTonka bean
VanillaVanilla
BenzoinBenzoin

Ratings

Scent

7.883 Ratings

Longevity

7.368 Ratings

Sillage

6.773 Ratings

Bottle

8.273 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 16.01.2022.

Interesting Facts

Initially part of the "Bespoke Collection", this scent was inducted into the "Les Merveilles" range in 2016.
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It must be simple now ....
It must be easy now, that I write a comment to this wonderful fragrance, although I always think while reading the other great comments here, I should rather leave it and leave this field to the poets and storytellers .....

My comments mostly contain small personal memories and my subjective feelings about the fragrance experience. I can't identify individual scents as well as many commentators here have so wonderfully mastered
Well, I have no memories of this fragrance, because I have only recently got to know it. But my sensations were "WOW" already after the first sniffing.

I was looking for "my" rose fragrance and received a sample of Bal de Roses from the souk as an addition. Already the first encounter was simply wonderful:

Already the start is something special and reminds of fine exclusive rose soap. Then the scent becomes darker and deeper, the rose is still present. For me, however, it is not a rose fragrance in the conventional sense, the rose does not dominate the events. It is perceptible as a dark rose, but it behaves discreetly in the background. This fragrance is not flowery for me either, it is carried by a wonderful powderiness and warmth. It is not sweet, but sweet, not intrusive, but memorable, not room-filling, but very close and long-lasting. As it progresses, it only becomes softer, darker, a little more woody, but it doesn't change any more.

It's really not an exciting development or even a firework of scents, but it doesn't have to be for me either. For me, a fragrance should basically retain its original direction. Small slants are nice and interesting and may be, but I prefer a certain straightforwardness and this is given here in any case.

Bal de Roses is season-independent, fits in spring, summer, autumn and winter, only with really big heat I would probably not choose it. For me it is suitable for everyday use, during the day in the office or in my spare time and also in the evening - as long as there is no firecracker - always a good choice.

This fragrance surrounds me so beautifully, it caresses me, it warms me, it suits me, I simply feel wonderful with it.

Fortunately I was able to buy a bottling in the souk first and then also the bottle and I am very happy about that!
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Unexpectedly Sumptuous and Out of This World
This sample has been sitting in my sample case for a year. I am not really interested in Rose dominant fragrances, so...that is my excuse. I was totally blown away by how untraditional and non-rose Forward Bal de Roses turned out to be. It is really very rich, complex and well-rounded and a perfect Winter Rose fragrance, in fact. Initially that Oud got right up in my nose and made me say "Whoa!". The intensity of the top moves smoothly into a more gentle powdery floral center of sensuous Ylang, Jasmine and something spicy. Bal de Roses is not a linear true to life interpretation or ode to the flower, this is a seduction tool and a-not-so-innocent or clean powdery spicy thick floral composition of decent sillage (just under 15 cm radius) and respectable longevity (8 hours) for the KM Line. For me, this is evening wear, little black dress and all. As it ends, the base becomes a warm slightly sweet liqueur of soft oud powder and although it says "white musk" this doesn't smell very clean, balmy, even soapy or what I associate with white musk, in general...it's a bit more untamed and kinky than most of my white musks. I can recommend sampling this one, even if you're not typically a rose fragrance lover...this is really an oddly named sultry spicy floriental with some rose in the background, to my nose. You may like this if you like KM's Canyon Dreams, Tauer's L'air Du Desert Marocain, Shalimar or Le Labo's Rose 31 (minus Le Labo's woody cedar note in the base, which is absent here). This is a full-bodied Rose petal decorated spiced fireball from another galaxy.
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Perhaps inspired by Bal à Versailles?
Keiko Mecheri BAL DE ROSES really took me by surprise. Given the name, I was expecting something more along the lines of some of the other rose perfumes of this house, which really focus on the rose note. Instead, I find BAL DE ROSES to be primarily an oriental perfume, and although I would not say that it smells like BAL A VERSAILLES, it does remind me of it in spirit and texture. This composition no doubt contains only a fraction of the ingredients contained within even the reformulated version of BAL A VERSAILLES, yet the overall effect seems similar to me.

I'm sure that the name is going to set up some dashed expectations for this perfume, and it may receive lower evaluations as a result, but I generally think that the naming of a perfume and its quality are two completely distinct issues. In this case, the perfume is really quite nice, for what it is: a fairly heavy oud oriental. The oud is strong and has a quasi-leather quality to it, according to my nose. Like CUIR FAUVE, another member of the Bespoke series, this perfume offers a fairly strong dose of oud, so that should be good news for oud lovers. I would say that the rose and jasmine embellish the oud, rather than the other way around. The ylang seems to be contributing to the oriental quality. The overall lightness of the florality--relative to the leatherish oud--makes this a good choice for gents, and I do think that this composition is completely unisex, even leaning ever-so-slightly to the masculine side.

I would have guessed that saffron and amber are present in this perfume as well, but they are not listed among the notes. Nonetheless, there is a richness to the overall composition which reminds me of some saffron-rose and dark floral amber perfumes as well. Whatever the notes may actually be, this is a beautiful creation which I recommend for testing by all amateurs of all things dark and oriental.

For those who in the past have found the perfumes of this house to be too subtle and demure: your prayers have been answered. BAL DE ROSES has big sillage and excellent longevity and is not shy in the least. I actually find this eau de parfum to be closer to parfum concentration.

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