Now Smell This! Florabotanica by Balenciaga Is Available Now!

September 20, 2012 • Beauty, Fashion Blog

We originally thought this highly anticipated new fragrance from Balenciaga wasn’t coming out until October, but leave it to Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus to get their hands (and therefore ours) on it a month earlier. Florabotanica, is available NOW at both stores and will be on other counters next month. But trust us, you don’t want to wait. We got a tiny sample (and we mean tiny) and this rose scent is truly like no other.

Florabotanica is the new fragrance from the botanical gardens of Balenciaga, inspired by the woman who is beautiful but dangerous like many rare botanical flowers. This new scent twists Turkish rose with hemp and vetiver roots for an addictive trail.

“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.”
— Nicolas Ghesquière

This experimental rose scent will transport you to the strange and wonderful botanical garden of creator and designer Nicolas Ghesquière.
Balenciaga muse and actress Kristen Stewart will also be featured in the national print campaign this Fall as her rebellious style perfectly embodies the Florabotanicaspirit.

“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

Balenciaga Florabotanica Eau de Parfum Spray 1.7oz,$95

– Lauren Dimet Waters

Disclosure: Sample received for review.

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