Saturday, October 31, 2015

Byzance by Rochas c1987

Byzance by Rochas: launched in 1987. It was created by Nicolas Mamounas and Alberto Morillas.

The perfumes name was inspired by the shadow of the mosaics of Ravenna.

Rochas budgeted FFr70m ($11.6m) for the European launch on October 15th of "Byzance"; it says it has already got its money back. The minimum budget for an American launch — ideally after the whiff of a European one — is $15m-20m.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a soft floral oriental fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, allspice, carnation, green notes, mandarin orange, basil, lemon, cardamom
  • Middle notes: cinnamon, clove, tuberose, orris root, jasmine, Turkish rose, ylang ylang, lily of the valley, anise
  • Base notes: pepper, sandalwood, amber, musk, vanilla, heliotrope, cedar

Byzance was available in the following products:
  • 7.5ml Parfum Spray
  • 7.5ml Parfum Splash
  • 15 ml Parfum Splash
  • 3ml Eau de Parfum mini
  • 25ml Eau de Parfum
  • 50ml Eau de Parfum
  • 100ml  Eau de Parfum
  • 15ml Eau de Toilette Spray
  • 30ml Eau de Toilette Spray
  • 50ml Eau de Toilette Spray
  • 100ml Eau de Toilette Spray
  • 200ml Eau de Toilette Spray
  • 30ml Voile Caresse Perfumed Dusting Powder
  • 75ml Satin Caresse Body Lotion
  • 200ml Body Cream
  • 200ml Body Lotion
  • 100ml Deodorant Spray
  • 100ml Perfumed Silkening Body Oil Spray
  • Soap

Fate of the Fragrance:

It appears that this fragrance was reformulated in 2008 and many of the rose and jasmine notes are quite muted. Though I believe the fragrance was finally discontinued in 2012

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