Balenciaga Paris Eau De Parfum

I often stick to scents that I quite enjoy, fresh, clean, citrusy and mostly floral scents–like roses. I stay away from musky, woody and strong mature scents just because I find they make me feel older than I should. Can wearing mature scents make you feel older? I don’t know if that’s true, but that’s how I feel.

Balenciaga Paris Eau De Parfum 30ml

I first came across Balenciaga Paris when Priceline had their up to 60% off fragrance sale. I went on a whim and impulse shopped, where I had no intention of picking up a new fragrances or even consider anything from this brand. I was fond of the bottle and its presentation (the dark brown cotton dust bag and the marble inspired lid). I’m a sucker for pretty and timeless looking fragrance bottles, and whether they smell good or not didn’t even cross my mind. Sometimes, I surprise myself that even when I don’t go out of my way to test and smell something in real life, I end up liking the scent without doing any research and only buy it for the bottles sake.

This scent reminds me of something that my mum would wear. It has this mature, but soft and almost powdery smell the more I sniff it. This is more of a day time scent and as I find its notes changes with time on the skin, the longevity isn’t as long lasting as some of my other perfumes in my collection. Notes include: violet leaf, pepper, cedarwood, patchouli, vetiver. The scent first launched in 2010 and was created by perfumer Olivier Polge.

Have you smelled this scent before? What is your favourite Balenciaga perfume?

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