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
Bought a 5ml sample. Hugely disappointing! Settles down into a generic whiff of sweet vanilla essence or similar. For 55ml - it's USD 69! I have NOT tried the original. I would NOT take this for free even! Not even worth using as a bathroom freshener.
I gifted a really good friend of mine this fragrance..
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.
I truly recommend.. get it!
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.