Byredo Parfums Bal d'Afrique
|Top Notes||Amalfi Lemon, Tagetes, Black Currant, Bergamot, African Orange flower
|Heart Notes||Violet, Cyclamen, Jasmine
|Base Notes||Vetiver, Amber, Musk, Virginia Cedar
|Concentration||Eau de Parfum
|Scent Accords||Aromatic, Citrus, Woody|
|Ideal season to wear||Spring, Summer|
|Occasion||Leisure, Daily ware|
Bal d'Afrique is a vivacious blast of sunny citrus with just a pinch of spicy marigold makes a suitably dramatic entrance, leading to a brew of green bucchu, sheer and aqueous cyclamen and sweet violet. At center stage is the ever-bewitching vetiver, earthy and spicy, and smoothed with sweet amber and warm musk until it becomes velvety and almost edible. An extra soupçon of growl is provided by cedar wood, but the overall effect is less voracious man-eating tiger and more of a mischievous tiger cub – sweet and adorable, but it still has claws.
Bal d'Afrique is warm and embracing with a purring, cozy quality that has us at its mercy. Be careful, this one is addictive.