Parisienne Perfumer

Your scent is such a personal thing that I don’t like to write that many posts about fragrances. What I may like you may hate, what I may detest you may adore. But here we go… I was sent a bottle of the new fragrance from Balenciaga, the brand who we all know because of those bags Sienna Miller and The Olsen Twins were carrying around a few years ago. I don’t know much about the brand, but what I do know is that it’s classic, simple and elegant.

These qualities are definitely carried through to their fragrance, with the bottle and pack being extremely clean and fresh yet still very modern and obviously fashionable. This certainly looks well in-place sat on my perfume shelf (yes, I have a shelf completely full of perfume.) I love the detailing on the cap and the elegant clear bottle – this doesn’t need any swings or roundabouts to sell it, the product sells itself. This is what they have to say themselves:  “This is a singular house. From Cristobal Balenciaga to Nicolas Ghesquière, the space is steeped in an atmosphere both rigorous and whimsical. Between the experimentation of couture and the morale of the cut. In the House of Balenciaga, there is the couturier who obeys the rules of style, but also the artist who embraces the realm of dreams… It is in this world that a new fragrance was born: BALENCIAGA PARIS”

It’s all a bit fancy but I love it. The bottle even comes with its own black cover case so you can take it away with you without it getting damaged. Right, the scent… It immediately hits you as being fresh, woody and lightly floral without being overbearing. I adore it. It’s one of those perfumes that would suit anybody of any age, lifestyle or background – a truly universal fragrance while making you feel exclusive and unique. The scent itself mixes with your skin quickly, but lasts the whole day – occasionally I catch a whiff of myself (oh er) and it brings a smile to my face. I would really suggest you all take a trip down to Harvey Nics and take a sniff for yourself. Beautiful.


1 Comment

  1. davenaalexandra
    October 6, 2010 / 9:59 pm

    I was so disappointed by this fragrance. I'm what you would call a hoarder of perfume, my dresser is covered in botles…you name i have it and are very liberal in spritzing it (why buy it to look at it!!)I saw the ad for this in the sunday You mag and quite literally rushed to House of Fraser to have a whiff, and i couldnt believe my nose smelt diesel (as in what you put in the car) so i took a tester and tried it again the next day and again diesel. You are totally right scent is a personal thing you may think one scent im wearing stinks!! but i really did not like Balenciaga, highly disappointed. xx

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