When Pierre Balmain passed away in 1982, longtime Balmain designer Erik Mortensen led the Maison until 1993, when Oscar de la Renta served as creative director. Last year Oliver Rousteing was named creative director of the French Maison.
Ivoire is the name I gave to a dream. The name of a woman of sovereign beauty, draped in ultra-pale silk. We crossed paths for a moment on the staircase at the Opéra, before she disappeared into the night.
Under supervision of Oliver Rousteing, the French Maison Balmain launches a new perfume for women touched with modern elements and notes, Ivoire. Ivoire is a re-edition of Pierre Balmain’s 1979 signature perfume. The new Ivoire is a modern version of this iconic classic, and highly popular fragrance of the the eighties, created in a way that respects and preserves the heritage and richness of the original and causes nostalgia. The new interpretation is more sophisticated, more luring and more daily. Balmain Ivoire has a delicious aroma that will grab attention.
Top notes: Mandarin, Violet leaf, Galbanum
Heart: Rose, Jasmine, Iris, Ylang-Ylang
Base: Vetiver, Patchouli, Cedar, Vanilla
Balmain Ivoire is created by perfumers Michel Almairac and Jacques Flori in a more fascinating, alluring form yet in a classical but feminine design. Ivoire opens to captivate with accords of mandarin, violet leaf and galbanum along with flowery heart made of rose, jasmine, ylang-ylang and precious iris. The elegant base melts with vetiver, patchouli and cedar, all wrapped up in warm, precious and delicate vanilla.
Balmain Ivoire will be available as 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum.