Never thought I would ever cheat on my beloved Chanel with Balenciaga! Since my 16th birthday, I have been a loyal Chanel spritzer. Together with diamond studs, years ago my parents gifted me my first bottle of Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle perfume. Since that birthday, I have loved Chanel in a way that no other scent could challenge. Well, that is until recently discovering the beauty of Balenciaga. My first new love was L’Essence and now it’s Balenciaga’s highly-anticipated Florabotanica.
“There is a real duality in Balenciaga, between classicism and experimentation,” said Balenciaga’s creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière. “For this new fragrance, I wanted to explore this paradox between the pure and the enigmatic further. A few years ago, I wanted to explore 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.”