Balenciaga Paris (2010)
    by Balenciaga

    Balenciaga Paris Fragrance notes

    Violet note, Peppery note, Mossy wood

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    Captain's avatar
    Canada Canada

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    Wee violets! :D Big bursts of peppery carnation and violets that dries down to lovely cedar and patchouli. It’s fresh, aromatic and classy, utterly unique when you consider the majority of the fragrances available at the department store. I wandered around sniffing the usual offerings. Ellie Saab, Chloe and Chloe See, this was the only one that stood out as special. Gotta hand it to Coty Prestige, L’Essence is also a winner!

    Reading the other reviews, they make no sense what so ever, this fragrance is lovely and unique. I think I get's Coty, right? It ALL makes sense now. Balenciaga gave their fragrance making to Coty, so by default, now it all sucks, I see.

    03 April, 2014 (Last Edited: 17 April, 2014)

    JackTwist's avatar
    United States United States

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    A bland water scent, whose only quality is that it is a bit less offensive than its stepchild, Paris L'Essence, which is made horrendous by the pronounced skanky vetiver base. That same base is here, but way in the background, leaving me with the impression that Paris is just a non-scent. The dry down is reminiscent of an empty plastic swimming pool out in the sun too long.

    Balenciaga closed his shops in 1968 and died in 1972, so those scents which bear his name, such as this one, dating from beyond 1972/1973, may be considered unworthy of his name. There are only 7 classics, the remainder of the 25 scents bearing his name range from okay to awful.

    Beware - check the dates and buy with caution, always sampling first.

    18 November, 2013

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    Violet and wood

    The violet opening note is pleasant and what I like most in this scent; it's restrained floral character. With a very mild peppery sidekick. On me the drydown offers nothing but a fairly and wood note. Poor silage and projection with, however, an all right longevity of three hours. Unobtrusive.

    04 October, 2013

    Diamondflame's avatar
    Singapore Singapore

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    Vaguely violet-like and floral with sweet powdery undertones. Seems pretty quiet but projection is surprisingly good - my wife could smell it through the spicy fumes of a simmering pot of curry! The scent itself is pleasant enough to wear at least for 3-4 hours before its bare bones start to show. A pity really as Balenciaga PARIS has a good concept and the execution masterful. Unfortunately it is let down by inferior quality ingredients. It is so frustrating when you know this could have been amazing!

    In a cynical world where friendship seldom goes deeper than Facebook trolling, superficial floral chypres done on the cheap are probably what many of us deserve. Nobody listens to vinyl anymore, not when they've been raised on anemic diets of digitally compressed music. Balenciaga Paris is no different - just another soulless low fidelity fragrance marketed to the gullible masses. 'Superficiality' is IN.

    Wish I'd never taken the red pill...

    20th March, 2013

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    Old times scent. Beautiful from top to bottom. It fades after a short while and that is the reason for not giving it the best qualification

    21st October, 2012

    odysseusm's avatar
    Canada Canada

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    Quite sweet and dense. Somewhat metallic, which can happen with violet leaf scents.
    Where's the pepper? Where's the moss?
    A fairly ponderous floral chord, not particularly charming.
    Develops into the scent of a dewy garden after a rain -- but that sounds nicer than it actually is.

    28 August, 2012

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