A year ago, it was love at first sniff! The fragrance Balenciaga Paris was launched in 2010 under Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquiere’s meticulous hand, and created by perfumer Olivier Polge. Classified as a chypre floral, it is a delightful experience and in my opinion a modern classic:
Watery, green leaves mixed with milky, slightly creamy violets. The carnation gives the faintest peppery note, while the patchouli and cedar provide a subtle frame to this most gorgeous violet artwork. The composition feels utterly modern with its more restrained palette and subtle shifts from top note to drydown, yet it rests on solid classic ground; like a slice of history made new again.
Fragrance notes: violet leaf, violet, carnation, cedar, vetiver and patchouli.
Try the stylish purse spray with its sleek but unusually shaped lines and monochrome simplicity. It’s a work of art of its own.
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