Balenciaga Florabotanica Perfume

Balenciaga Florabotanica - eau de parfum for women

Balenciaga Florabotanic - "Charming fragrance with floral and green facets. Florabotanica is an experimental rose that has the power to endlessly charm. Two architectural notes: a fresh floral facet and a mysterious green facet. Imaginative name which evokes the 18th century botanical gardens in which the most exotic and rarest plant species were displayed. Couture bottle that completes the Florabotanica experience: oversize tube with bold lines which plunges into the floral perfume like a laboratory test tube looking to capture the secret essence of flowers. Floral pattern coming from recent collections (SS 2008 & FW 2011) by Nicolas Ghesquiere."

Perfume House   Balenciaga
Introduced September 2012
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Scent Classification Floral Green
Perfumer Olivier Polge & Jean-Christophe Herault
Fragrance Notes Experimental rose, carnation, mint, vetiver, amber, caladium leaf
Package Designer Nicolas Ghesquiere
Print/TV Campaign Kristen Stewart (model, actress), Steven Meisel (photographer)
Available Products Balenciaga Florabotanica - Eau de Parfum 1oz, 1.7oz, 3.4oz / $65-125

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It is a beautiful and surprising incursion by design into perfumery. More than a mere bottle, it is a couture object that completes the FLORABOTANICA experience.

The highly graphic black and white stripes echo a signature dear to Cristóbal Balenciaga and the visions of extremely contemporary cuts of which Nicolas Ghesquière is fond in his designs.

The oversized tube with bold lines plunges into the floral perfume like a laboratory test tube looking to capture the secret essence of flowers. To create a sensory paradox between the rigour of experimentation and the poetry of the spirit of plants.

"We really put ourselves in the shoes of biologists discovering enigmatic plants whose secret we wanted to uncover. And take samples of the flowers for our research. We created a bottle that would express the whole scientific technique, clean lines and play on mirrors like those slides you find in laboratories." --Nicolas Ghesquière

The astonishing FLORABOTANICA came to life in a four-hand score. The two composers are Olivier Polge and Jean-Christophe Hérault. These two internationally renowned noses have written a music of scents that play on two major accords, like a plant world within a world.

The Vetiver, Amber and Caladium Leaf accord to create a resonance of mossy and mysterious dark wood. And the Rose, Carnation and Mint accord like an exhilarating note with juvenile freshness. It should be specified that we are not talking about those extremely well-known roses from the Vulgaris Rosacea family. It is a hybrid rose born of the olfactory imagination of our two orchestrators.

We cannot reveal all the secrets of these two floral, alchemists, but the Experimental Rose finds its origins in opulent Turkey. To give it a fairytale air, the two perfumers have added a formula of psychosensory plants, making it particularly enchanting. This Experimental Rose has the power to endlessly charm.

"At first glance, it is a very floral, almost romantic composition. But on closer inspection, a stronger and more obscure character can be discerned. It is a perfume that I like to think of as tender and dangerous. An enchanting and provocative scent." --Nicolas Ghesquière

Source: (Oct 2012)

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Marie Claire - May 2013
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2013 Prix d'Excellence Beauty Awards - Grand Prix
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International Perfume Winners:

Balenciaga Florabotanica Eau de Parfum, $125 (

Chanel Coco Noir Eau de Parfum, $130 (

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noir Eau de Parfum, $115 (

("2013 Prix d'Excellence Beauty Awards." Marie Claire May 2013: 57)

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Harper's Bazaar - Nov 2012
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Find Your Perfect Scent
Perfume experts, designers, and fashion-savvy women reveal the secrets to discovering the fragrances that suit your style.

Bold Trendsetter
Take a peek in that closet again, and ask yourself some questions. "A woman's fashion style sets the stage for how she will select her scents," says Vasnier. Perhaps, like many women, you have a few styles you rotate -- sexy one day, buttoned-up the next. If you've invested in bold Prada and Balenciaga, we recommend a rich, notice-me floral highlighted with an unconventional ingredient like turmeric, amber, or leather. Good picks are Tom Ford Lys Fume, Lady Gaga Fame, and Balenciaga Florabotanica. But be warned, these scents are not for wallflowers. Vbeauté founder Julie Macklowe, a notoriously edgy dresser with a weakness for Rodarte, found her perfect fit: Hermès 24 Faubourg, a luxurious and complex floral. (Note: When wearing "big" fragrances, apply gingerly so you're not overpowered. As you would with clothing, you want to wear the scent, not the other way around.) For a less intense application, Gottlieb suggests spritzing the "juice" in the air and walking through it.

Bold Trendsetter Perfumes
- Balenciaga Florabotanica, $65, Balenciaga
- Lady Gaga Fame, $42, Sephora
- Thierry Mugler Fragrance of Leather, $88, Mugler USA
- Tom Ford Lys Fume, $205, Saks
- Prada Infusion d'Iris Absolue, $117, Neiman Marcus

(Prince, Jessica. "Find Your Perfect Scent." Harper's Bazaar Nov. 2012: 206-211)

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Harper's Bazaar - Oct. 2012
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Beauty News
What you need, what you want, and what really works.

Best New Scents
For day, spritz on Stella McCartney L.I.L.Y. ($80), a fresh blend of lily of the valley and oak moss.
For evening, try Balenciaga Florabotanica ($95), a provocative floral with rose and amber.

(Parnass, Alexandra. "Beauty News." Harper's Bazaar Oct. 2012: 266)

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Allure - Oct. 2012
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Balenciaga Florabotanica Eau de Parfum
Most floral scents are just so...flowery. This blend of rose, carnation, and earthy amber has depth; it smells sexy and slightly masculine. $95 for 50ml;

("Beauty Reporter: Editors' Favorites." Allure Oct. 2012: 76)

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Vanity Fair - Oct. 2012
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Flower Power
For Balenciaga's new fragrance, Florabotanica, Nicolas Ghesquiere revisited the garden of mesmerizing flowers that first captivated fans in his spring 2008 collection. The eau de parfum -- with hints of amber, carnation, and cool rose -- is sweetly alluring with a subtle edge, much like his arresting floral prints. Brooding beauty Kristin Stewart was shot by Steven Meisel as the face of the scent's campaign. (

(Rotunno, Anthony. "Beauty: Fainfair." Vanity Fair Oct. 2012: 144)

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InStyle - Sept. 2012
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Kristen Stewart
Twilight's leading lady may love vintage clothes, sensuous Ts, and superchic jewelry, but she'd also like to take it all off and sunbathe au naturel.

My signature scent...
Balenciaga's Florabotanica. The fragrance smells natural and feminine -- it's everything I love.

Florabotanica by Balenciaga, $125 / 100 ml;

(Allis, Tim. "On My Mind: Kristen Stewart." InStyle Sept. 2012: 652)

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