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Jean Desprez


Jean Desprez (1898-1973)

creator of


was born into dynasty of French perfumers, the great grandson of the founder of the renowned House of Millot, He apprenticed with some of the finest perfumers of the age, including the legendary Givaudan and Marius reboul of Charadan. In 1922, at age 24, he became the chief perfumer at Millot. Upon the death of his father Henri in 1936, Desprez founded his own firm in the 8th arrondissement of Paris at 17 Rue de la Paix


Bal a Versailles by Jean Desprez is a Oriental fragrance for women. Bal a Versailles was launched in 1962. The nose behind this fragrance is Jean Desprez. Top notes are rosemary, orange blossom, mandarin orange, cassia, jasmine, rose, neroli, bergamot, bulgarian rose and lemon; middle notes are sandalwood, patchouli, lilac, orris root, vetiver, ylang-ylang and lily-of-the-valley; base notes are tolu balsam, amber, musk, benzoin, civet, vanilla, cedar and resins.