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Africano Inspired By Byredo's Bal d'Afrique




Africano takes you to the land of magical dance and reminds you to live your life to the fullest in a brilliant bridge between the Parisian avant-gardism and African culture. It starts with Neroli, African marigold and bergamot brilliantly making whiffs of airy pleasures till they they are laid down on a harmonious base of black Amber and Moroccan cedarwood.
Inspired by Byredo's Bal d'Afrique and is guaranteed to get you in that state of mind.

Time of day: Any

Notes: Cardamom, Leather, Saffron, Cumin, Vetiver, Patchouli, Geranium, Bergamot, Musk


Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews
Bradford Jenkins
A- freakin -Mazing

I Have a sample of the BDA and wanted to compare it to Africano. Africano wins! I wore it today in the 93-degree Houston Tx sun and it held beyond imagination. The more i sweat, the more it projected. I was in the store with my girl, she was on another and she said she overheard some women saying that guy smell good on the other isle. My girl said she followed my scent trail to where i was. I only used 3 sprays from the 10ml traveler for these results. 6 hours later and the scent is just starting to fade.

Love it!

I truly recommend.. get it!

Perfect scent

I liked bal d’afrique but couldn’t justify the price for performance. I have a large, expensive fragrance collection, I wanted to add this scent to it but require more than 2hrs, which is how long BDA lasts. This is the first scent I bought from this house. It is a 95% dupe. The only difference is, Africano lasts more than twice as long and is more concentrated, as it’s an extrait de parfum, you need to spray less. I tested this against the OG, one on each arm, and the main difference was that Africano took a few more minutes to fully develop, and once it did, it smelled like the expensive designer scent and BDA smelled like the watered down cheap knockoff. Highly recommend.

Sergey Filchenko

Africano Inspired By Byredo's Bal d'Afrique

Nailed it

The most evocative note in Bal D'afrique for me is the marigold note. This rendition nails that note very well. My only criticism is that there are some other woody notes that play subtle supporting roles in the original, whereas the supporting notes here come through as a bit of a nondescript floral essence. Not a bad thing, just a small bit of a difference. Overall this is very similar and a beautiful fragrance that offers a lovely value.

It's really nice to have an option like this for summer that offers an alternative from the many fresh citrus frags out there. This may lean a bit feminine in the supporting notes, but the bright, bold marigold notes keep it in unisex territory and make it stand out in a playfully artistic way.