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Monday, July 21, 2014

Bal a Versailles - Le Parfum du Jour by Jean Desprez c1971

Bal a Versailles - Le Parfum du Jour by Jean Desprez: launched in 1971. It was intended to be worn during the daytime.

Fragrance Composition:

 So what does it smell like? It was a fresher, lighter version of Bal a Versailles, but was extremely long lasting.

Jardin des arts, Issues 194-199, 1971:
"BAL à VERSAILLES - Le Parfum du Jour de Jean Desprez, merveille de distinction, de fraîcheur, qui n'exclut pas une exceptionnelle ténacité. Par excellence le parfum de la femme raffinée."


The perfume was housed in the beautiful clear crystal urn shaped bottle, made by Pochet et du Courval. The base of the bottle is acid etched with "Bottle Made in France". The bottles are topped with lucite screw caps.

It was available in the following sizes:
  • 0.50 oz (15ml) splash
  • 1 oz (30ml) splash
  • 1.7 oz (50ml) splash

photos from ebay seller vivientreasures

Fate of the Fragrance:

This perfume has been discontinued since the 1970s and is very hard to find.

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