Le Dix is a classic floral aldehyde, and the first created by Cristobal Balenciaga. Le Dix was first released in Paris in 1947. Le Dix is French for "ten," named for his salon at No. 10, Avenue Georges V.
I just discovered this beautiful scent very recently. It does have that "perfumey" smell, but that is attributed to the aldehydes giving it a more old fashioned feel. Sometimes I think "perfumey" translates to sophisticated and elegant, don't you?
All of my favorite perfumes contain bergamot, and my favorite base includes sandalwood, musk & amber. So it's no wonder I fell quickly for this one.
"Delicately flowery, Le Dix unveils a fresh top note of bergamot and lemon.
The heart blooms graciously with an accord of ylang ylang, rose and lily of the valley. This refined bouquet ends in a finale of iris, civet, musk and vanilla. Woody notes of sandalwood and vetiver give the fragrance extra elegance and self-confidence." - Perfume.com
Scent Type: Floral - Aldehyde
Top Notes: Aldehydes, peach, lemon, bergamot, coriander
Heart Notes: Jasmine, rose, orris, lilac, lily of the valley
Base Notes: Vetiver, sandalwood, musk, amber, tonka bean, benzoin, Peru balsam