Sunday, December 13, 2009
Ivoire by Balmain
This is a well made floral green chypre that I believe is very wearable by men as well as women. The opening is a smooth green of subtle aldehyde, galbanum and citrus. I find it excellent in not only aroma, but construction as well. The superb floral heart of Ivoire is a balancing act of superior blending. It's loaded with characters and they seem to act as one organism. This is one of the very best floral mid accords I have ever smelled. It is a bomb.
The woody amber base is augmented with moss, a touch of musk and raspberry. This is yet another accord whose blending is almost magical. Balmain got everything right in Ivoire and is a must have for serious perfume lifestylists.