Unique and high quality
Balafre Brun is a masculine chypre like no other. It can summarily be compared, at least in terms of similarity and olfactory genre, to other classics such as Monsieur by Givenchy and Pour Monsieur by Chanel but compared to these it is denser, more robust, deeper and much more structured. In fact Balafre Brun is characterized by an earthy and bitter, woody and sometimes leathery tone that the other two chypres do not have. In any case, whether you like it or not, it's a perfume that expresses a quality of ingredients that is certainly no longer common today. Even the citrus notes at the opening have an extremely natural and sparkling scent (I have bottles from almost 50 years ago...!), the oakmoss, cedar, tobacco and vetiver with skin arrive immediately afterwards and remain strong and stable for the entire duration on the skin. An aromatic, woody and dry scent tending towards bitter will remain. It smells like a man, adult, mature and self-confident. It has a discreet projection, it can be felt well at a distance of one meter for the first 2 hours or so and it lasts for at least 6 hours on the skin. If you are thinking that having this perfume could perhaps be redundant in a collection where pieces such as Givenchy, Chanel, YSL or Dior are already present, you are mistaken because this Lancome has a very very different structure and base which gives it an aromatic very different and peculiar compared to the other category mates. A great perfume, today unfortunately (or fortunately, given the IFRA restrictions) discontinued and very very difficult to find but, if you like classic perfumes like the ones our dads and grandparents used and you should happen upon a bottle for sale ... I strongly advise you to take it.