Ivoire de Balmain
1980 Parfum

Version from 1980
Ivoire (1980) / Ivoire de Balmain (Parfum) by Balmain
Bottle Design Pierre Dinand
We may earn a commission when you buy from links on our site, including the eBay Partner Network.
8.4 / 10 15 Ratings
Ivoire (1980) is a popular perfume by Balmain for women and was released in 1980. The scent is floral-chypreartig. The longevity is above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.
We may earn a commission when you buy from links on our site, including the eBay Partner Network.

Main accords


Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
AldehydesAldehydes BergamotBergamot AsafoetidaAsafoetida ChamomileChamomile Mandarin orangeMandarin orange TagetesTagetes VioletViolet ArtemisiaArtemisia LemonLemon
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Orris rootOrris root Lily of the valleyLily of the valley NarcissusNarcissus Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang CarnationCarnation JasmineJasmine NeroliNeroli NutmegNutmeg Turkish roseTurkish rose CinnamonCinnamon PepperPepper
Base Notes Base Notes
OakmossOakmoss SandalwoodSandalwood AmberAmber MuskMusk Tonka beanTonka bean VanillaVanilla VetiverVetiver FrankincenseFrankincense PatchouliPatchouli RaspberryRaspberry


8.415 Ratings
8.714 Ratings
7.813 Ratings
7.616 Ratings
Submitted by Sniffer, last update on 09.01.2023.
Variant of the fragrance concentration
This is a variant of the perfume Ivoire (1980) / Ivoire de Balmain (Eau de Toilette) by Balmain, which differs in concentration.


2 in-depth fragrance descriptions
Auto-translated Show original Show translation
My First Scent Experience....
My parents had taken me to an exhibition opening. I was about 10 years old. A visitor wore this perfume. Intense, sweetly spicy. I was enchanted and followed this woman. I had never experienced such intense fragrance savoring before. My mother was ashamed of me. It's not proper to sniff people....... anyway, I begged her to ask for me what perfume it was.... this longing.... finally she asked it for me and later I got it. Unfortunately, it is no longer available. I still have a small remnant of the eau de toilettes, but it has unfortunately tipped. I had no success on e-bay either. The late watered down ones I also own are only remotely similar. The only one still remotely present in my collection is the LÉau de Ivoire de Balmain.... to this day, it still won't let me go. I would love to have a perfumer who could recreate it again....
3 Replies

211 Reviews
Auto-translated Show original Show translation
Very helpful Review 12  
The finest mossy soap opera
Such a "noble firecracker" from the early 80s points to a colourful time. "Madonna's" first hits, Blondie, New Wave... a suitable fragrance should also be available.
Formerly New Wave, today vintage, but still as beguiling as ever.
"Ivoire" perfume has so many great ingredients, you don't know where to sniff first. Prelude aldehyde, spicy, floral, almost confusing, like a whirling beat.
Then the "soap opera" appears, almost like expensive fine soap smelled back then, I remember "cappus" soap, which was only available in special drugstores, finely spicy, floral, foaming and almost as long on the skin as a good EdT.
Or "Roger & Gallet", I don't know which, but just as seductive in the fragrance.
And only then the "fund" of the fragrance, when the middle note is supplemented by a few fragrance building blocks. The marvellous moss, which with sandalwood enters a liasion dangerous for smell addicts, quiet smoke in the background, with "earthy" grasses, with fine bitter aftertaste.
And this soap moss vintage fits back in time, exactly, in the 2010s, time for "New Wave" and individuality.
5 Replies


This is how the community classifies the fragrance.
Pie Chart Radar Chart


3 fragrance photos of the community

Popular by Balmain

Vent Vert (1947) (Eau de Toilette) by Balmain Ébène de Balmain (Eau de Toilette) by Balmain Carbone / Carbone de Balmain by Balmain Jolie Madame (Eau de Toilette) by Balmain Ambre Gris by Balmain Monsieur Balmain (1990) by Balmain Miss Balmain (Eau de Toilette) by Balmain Ivoire (2012) by Balmain Balmain de Balmain (Eau de Toilette) by Balmain Monsieur Balmain (1964) (Eau de Toilette) by Balmain Vent Vert (1990) by Balmain Ivoire (1980) / Ivoire de Balmain (Eau de Toilette) by Balmain Vent Vert (1947) (Parfum) by Balmain La Môme by Balmain Extatic Intense Gold by Balmain Extatic (Eau de Parfum) by Balmain Extatic Tiger Orchid by Balmain Jolie Madame (Parfum) by Balmain Eau d'Ivoire (2013) by Balmain Extatic Gold Musk by Balmain