When we talk florals, we generally associate them with romantic settings, delicate, charming, and what not! Balenciaga Paris from the house of Balenciaga is a chypre floral fragrance but it is not romantic by any means. It is a very green floral fragrance. The fragrance has a dose of both urban and traditional elements with some nuances of metal effect.
Balenciaga Paris was created in 2010 – yes over a decade ago but the bottle design is very chic and elegant. It looks timeless and so is the juice! The fragrance was created by the perfumer Olivier Polge.
Packaging: The fragrance comes in a very architectural bottle. Flacon is made of clear/transparent glass body, shaped like a cathedral or an Arch, and decorated with a stopper with a marble or crackle ceramic look – slightly vintage looking and reminds of old vases from the 18th century. Fragrance Balenciaga Paris is available as 30, 50 and 75ml Eau de Parfum concentration.
Fragrance Family: Chypre Floral
Composition: Spices, Labdanum, Violet, Vetiver, Bergamot, Patchouli, Carnation, Cedar, Pepper
This fragrance is all about Violets – sweet, woody, dry, sheer, and powdery. There is some bitterness in the beginning. Violet Leaf has a bit of spiciness to it. It is a very refined and light fragrance. The violets used here are very high quality.
Performance: This fragrance does not project a lot. It is a soft, elegant and discreet fragrance that stays contained. It stays close to the skin for about 5 hours and gradually becoming skin scent.
Final Thoughts: Balenciaga Paris is a discreet and contained fragrance – very sophisticated and grownup! If you love powdery, floral perfumes, you would love this violet fragrance. It is very tender and has a minimalism elegance to it. I would wear it for a walk to a park or a brunch date on a warm spring day. I would also wear this fragrance for bed even if it is not a gourmand. It is an intimate scent that stays close to the skin. Anyone close to you can smell this. My husband likes this fragrance on me and compliments whenever I wear this. There won’t be any “turning heads” kind of moment. This is a quiet beauty and women with sophisticated taste would wear love to this unique floral scent.
Until next time, Ashh xo
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