“Bal d’Afrique is one of my earliest fragrances. At the time of its formulation, I was obsessed with the translation of memories into scent. At the same time, I felt confident enough to include an imaginary component. My father lived and travelled in Africa for about 10-15 years. I would read his diaries; the way he travelled on freight ships, met all kinds of different people… For me, this was the fantasy of arriving in Africa through somebody else’s words. Bal d’Afrique reflects that; it’s an imaginary journey as well as a complete celebration of how I see African culture and its influence.”
With a focus on beauty and fantasy, BAL D’AFRIQUE is Ben Gorham’s ‘love letter’ to Africa. Wanting to sum up and celebrate the reach and influence of Africa through time, particularly the way its myriad cultures have shaped dance, art and music, the idea of an imaginary event
WHY DO WE SELL DECANTS?
Because there are so many fragrances and so little time! We sell samples which are a wonderful way to try many fragrances before deciding on the full bottle you know you will love. Samples offer the ability to wear perfume for a week or more and decide if that fragrance is right for you. Once you sample fragrances and find ones that you love, you can buy a full bottle from another E-tailer, department store or perfume boutique.
WHAT YOU RECEIVE: You pick the scent and the size, then we decant from the original bottle or vessel into a brand new sterile glass spray (please note 1ml samples are not sprays). We label each decant and carefully package to prevent leakage. To assure you that you get the exact amount listed for each decant bottle, we use medical measuring devices so that each bottle is filled the exact amount. Please note, there is air space left at the top of the bottles which is important for pressurization in atomizers. Air space does not mean you received less than the amount listed. Please understand before purchasing, you will NOT receive an original bottle of perfume from the manufacturer. However, you WILL receive a re-packaged, unaltered, freshly and expertly hand-decanted scent.
DECANTING PROCESS: Each vessel is hand decanted after payment and moments before shipping from our bottles of authentic fragrances. We use sterile medical pipettes designated for each fragrance, or the perfume is sprayed or poured directly from the original bottle.