It’s a pre Christmas perfume from someone very lovely. AAAaaaaaaaaaah.
I couldn’t wait till Christmas and decided now was the moment. For some people it’s chocolate, for me it’s perfume. Has to be opened now!
It’s quite interesting to try a new perfume when you’ve spent years finding and savouring the ones that mean so much to you.
You feel it’ll have a lot to live up to to join that historical stable of time, place and memories. All my past comes back when I get a whiff of one of them. They take me from the Far East to Europe. From my teenage years to now. There’s a movie in there somewhere!
Balenciaga is presented in an unusual but beautifully solid, irregularly shaped glass bottle, with a round white stopper with a cracked ‘soccer ball’ style pattern.
The first sense of the newly applied perfume was that it fitted into the classic category – almost.
But no, it changed as I wore it into the evening, as will happen.
In fact after several hours I wasn’t sure about it at all.
However I have worn it for 2 days now and have become very fond of the quite powerful scent which wafts about me, and now I think I’m smitten.
(Above is my original sketch, made into a little greeting card which is going to the sender.)
Quote from ‘Now Smell This’ perfume blog.
Quote by Balenciaga
“A lovely paradox. A demure violet with airy blossom and delicate peppery notes. A fragrance that is mysterious and fragile, yet leaves a lasting trail.
Scent notes: pepper, violet leaves, violet, cedarwood, patchouli, vetiver.”