B Balenciaga ~ perfume review

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Since we last heard from Balenciaga, fragrance-wise, Nicolas Ghesquière has left the brand.1 Alexander Wang reportedly started working on the new B Balenciaga as soon as he became the house designer in late 2012 (Rosabotanica came out in the interim, but was apparently outside of Mr. Wang’s purview). Wang said he wanted his fragrance to be timeless, and he picked lily of the valley because it wasn’t overpowering, and an edamame accord because he likes green notes.2

The opening is bright and citrusy, and it is green, but it’s a very soft, dewy and pale sort of green (it reminded me a bit of the Martin Margiela Untitled scent) with plenty of violet leaf (which reminds me of too many fragrances to list). On paper, the green opening lasts for ages…

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles 2014, part 8

More limited edition collector fragrance bottles, with the usual disclaimers: in most of these cases, the juice is unchanged, just the bottle is “special” (or not, as the case may be), and some of these may not be available in the US. Today’s post includes collector bottles from Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga, Guerlain and Giorgio Armani.

Marc Jacobs Pink Honey Edition

From Marc Jacobs, the Pink Honey limited edition, featuring the original Honey fragrance: “The bottle is splashed in this season’s sweetest shade, Marc Jacobs Pink Honey Edition’s bold stripes, feminine dots and new punch of colour meet in a graphically clever way.” Available for pre-order at The Fragrance Shop in the UK in 50 ml Eau de Parfum…

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