Sublime Balkiss, The Different Company
The Different Company's Sublime Balkiss: Sublime Balkiss is a stunning chypre-floral perfume introduced in 2008. It was created by renowned perfumer Celine Ellena, and consists of Italian bergamot, black currant bud and leaves, forest fruit and blueberry. A heart is comprised of Bulgarian rose, Egyptian violet leaves, lilac and lily of the valley, while base notes add patchouli and leather. The perfume is available as 50 and 90 ml EDT, in five different leather cases, in red, brown, black, Bordeaux and pink.
Balkiss was the name of the Queen of Sheba, the lover of King Solomon. But don't expect a spice-laden oriental. And though Celine Ellena, who co-founded The Different Company along with her father Jean-Claude and legendary bottle designer Thierry de Baschmakoff, touts Sublime Balkiss as a chypre, don't expect a classic chypre either.
The iconic bergamot-labdanum-oakmoss trilogy has been set aside and the scent retains only the structure of the chypre: mouthwatering bergamot, astringent cassis and blackberries stage the juicy, slightly raspy opening burst; damascene rose, lily of the valley and lilac provide the soft floral heart, with a lashing of green violet leaves and heather; two different types of patchouli grounding the composition. One is the traditional essence of patchouli; the other, more unusual one, is a fraction of patchouli essential oil, which brings out the cocoa facets of the heart notes (a chocolate-like effect similar to that found in Bond No. 9 So New York or Thierry Mugler's Angel. Yummy!!
With its top notes of berries and base of patchouli, Sublime Balkiss is sure to appeal to Angel fans if you've given up on Thierry Mugler's classic simply because it just seemed as though the entire world was wearing it...or if perhaps it was a mite too potent for you, we think you'll find the familiar accord played in the lighter hand of the trademark Ellena style.
Available in two sizes; simply select from the drop-down box.