One of the weaker links in Dior’s Collection Privée line, Grand Bal is essentially a lightweight, jasmine soliflore. The central, Hedione brightened white theme carries lily of the valley nuances and is surrounded by some standard smelling, watery-metallic green notes. After an hour or so on skin however, the composition has all but run its course, and what remains is a nondescript, jasmine tinged, starchy-clean musk fond.
Nose: François Demachy
Release date: 2012
Notes (per Fragrantica): musk, jasmine, orange blossom, ylang-ylang, sandalwood, bergamot.