"There is a real duality in Balenciaga, between classicism and experimentation. For this new fragrance, I wanted to explore this paradox between the pure and the enigmatic further. A few years ago, I designed this ‘floral collection’. The dresses were covered with flowers, but these flowers were neither charming nor romantic. They structured the whole silhouette. I wanted the flowers in this perfume to express the same idea.”
And thus, Florabotanica Balenciaga Eau De Parfum, is a heady scent that is both post-modernist and Victorian in its recollections. It's exotic and classic all at once, offering a completely difference fragrance profile than you're used to. It's smoky, with a definite hippy bent, yet has a cutting-edge allure that invites you in. This fragrance has immense depth and presence, but as it unfolds and warms against your skin, it takes on your personality, making it completely yours and yours alone.
Don't think that you can't pull off this strangely compelling scent of vetiver, amber, caladium leaf, rose, carnation and dark wood. You absolutely can.