Balenciaga Paris Eau de Parfum - Review

Balenciaga Paris Eau de Parfum (available here)

Balenciaga Paris is a lovely paradox, a fragrance full of light and balanced with dark apertures.  As the scent opens, an airy bouquet of violets is set against the antique charm of dried petals found between the pages of a book. Traces of past memories turn to the present as a peppery note swells over a calm trace of mossy wood. A scent that breathes in the secret hours of night, it is mysterious and fragile—yet leaves a lasting trail.  Its unique bottle references Balenciaga style with a dash of humor. Fashioned of blown glass and left without engraving or adornments, its angles and curves culminate with an ivory cap that appears like a surprise rising from a velvet cape. 

Balenciaga Paris Eau de Parfum Designer Perfumes Fragrances for Women EDP Blog Reviews Ingredients Warm Floral Sweet
Balenciaga Eau de Parfum
Balenciaga Paris Eau de Parfum Designer Perfumes Fragrances for Women EDP Blog Reviews Ingredients Warm Floral Sweet

Balenciaga Paris Eau de Parfum Designer Perfumes Fragrances for Women EDP Blog Reviews Ingredients Warm Floral Sweet

Balenciaga Paris Eau de Parfum - Fragrance Notes

Notes:  Violet Leaf, Pepper, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Vetiver.
Style:  Light.  Mysterious.  Antique.

My bottle of the Balenciaga Paris Eau de Parfum is one of the many Sephora GWPs I have managed to collect in the past year.  I remember smelling this soon as I got it out of my order package - and instant dislike.  It was just the sort of heady floral that I hate, and I promptly shoved into a dark corner somewhere, all the while grumbling about the mascara sample that I should have picked up instead.  A while into winter, though, I started noticing my new-found love for the stronger smelling perfumes, and I decided to give this one another try - needless to say, I am quite liking this now!  When I don't make the mistake of taking a whiff at this straight out of the bottle and apply it sparingly on my skin instead, I find Balenciaga Paris a charming floral.  It still stays on the stronger side, but the initial sweetness mixes in pretty soon with a powdery note and stops the perfume from being too cloying.  As the perfume settles down, the dry down brings out the woody notes, and just like that the Balenciaga Paris Eau de Parfum takes on a more rounded note with a warm, light sweetness to it.  I would categorize this as a definite winter/evening wear perfume - better suited perhaps for those who are looking for a more grownup alternative to their favorite celebrity perfume.

Balenciaga Paris Eau de Parfum - Ingredients Listing

Balenciaga Paris Eau de Parfum Designer Perfumes Fragrances for Women EDP Blog Reviews Ingredients Warm Floral Sweet
Balenciaga Eau de Parfum - Ingredients

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