Byzance 2020 Eau de Parfum

Version from 2020
Byzance (2020) (Eau de Parfum) by Rochas
Bottle Design Alnoor
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Byzance (2020) (Eau de Parfum) is a perfume by Rochas for women and was released in 2020. The scent is sweet-synthetic. It is being marketed by Inter Parfums. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
PearPear BergamotBergamot NeroliNeroli
Heart Notes Heart Notes
HeliotropeHeliotrope FreesiaFreesia RoseRose
Base Notes Base Notes
Vanilla absoluteVanilla absolute MuskMusk Blond woodsBlond woods


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The face of the advertising campaign is French model Annabelle Belmondo.


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35 Reviews
Captivating beauty.
Byzance could be defined as an opulent and captivating perfume, in which the essential oils are almost palpable and whose hallmark is sensuality. It captivates you from the bottle, with that deep blue and delicate golden decorations, to its peculiar aroma.

At the exit I feel a pear liqueur and a dry bitterness that comes from the bergamot, which makes its entrance quite aromatic. The neroli feels quite woody and viscous, very well fused with a very subtle freshness of fig leaves, which does not appear in the olfactory pyramid (I love this note in perfumes).
In the middle notes, heliotrope and freesia contribute their sweetest facet, and this is when vanilla begins to stand out, a smoky, woody, balsamic and dark vanilla, which makes this perfume feel deeper and darker in its evolution. (this phase is the most seductive). Along with that vanilla, I also feel the aroma that the fig branches give off when they are set on fire. From the rose I only perceive a powdery nuance.
The vanilla remains until the end of the perfume's life. When the woody notes have faded, vanilla remains with a delicate sweetness.

It is a very complete and quality perfume, whose treatment of aromatic notes make it unisex. It has a great sillage and even greater longevity and performance, about ten hours on my skin.
Its use is advisable in cold times due to its intensity and night outings due to its beautiful darkness.

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Great cinema!
First of all I would like to point out that I do not know or have ever tested the original Byzance (1987) or its successor from 2016.

Like probably some people here, I became aware of Byzance (2020) solely through the beautiful bottle. As an avowed flacon fetishist, an immediate look at the fragrances was of course unavoidable... And lo and behold, the joy was great - nothing to scare me off directly!
(When I looked at the fragrances of the two predecessors in advance, it was clear to me relatively quickly that they might not quite suit me... Anise, cloves, tuberose - all rather not my cup of tea ;-)

So it was decided, I would dare a blind purchase again!

Today the longed-for sweetheart finally arrived. The bottle is even more breathtaking in its natural state than it appears in the pictures. Completely noble and high quality processed, completely without plastic - only glass and metal. The heavy, golden lid is enthroned almost majestically on the deep blue container.

The fragrance begins floral and sweetish, although the exact origin of the sweetness cannot be precisely defined. I don't perceive pears separately and the slightly citric approach of bergamot and neroli are not clearly discernible. I imagine a thick, amber-coloured syrup. No caramel, not even real honey. Dark-sweet and very aromatic. Not artificial or even corny.

In the further course of time a warm woodiness is added, paired with Slight soapiness. The latter only minimally, pleasantly and yet "old-fashioned" enough to form a bridge to its two predecessors. At least I imagine the original Byzance to be quite soapy.

Fortunately, I personally do not know of any other fragrance that I can name here as a fragrance twin. If anything, I would carefully compare the DNA of Byzance with that of the Gaultier2. Both fragrances radiate dark sweetness, warmth and pure comfort for me.

I am really completely thrilled and incredibly happy to have made a successful blind purchase. Of course, I can imagine that fans of the 'original' could be disappointed because of the modified/reduced scents... But that should not be my problem! ;-)))))



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