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Balenciaga-balenciaga-paris.33572051
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Balenciaga Balenciaga Paris

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Overall 10
10

User Review

hernana, makeupalley.com
1 July 2013
  • Summary: I first became acquainted with Balenciaga Paris about 3 years ago. I liked it very much at the time, but never got around to purchasing any. Recently I've gotten several sample vials. I was surprised to find that I like it more now than I did a few years ago. I'm not good at describing the various notes in perfumes, but I can say it is floral without being flowery, unique without being weird, and sophisticated without being dated.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

lisbet, makeupalley.com
4 May 2013
  • Summary: I love this! It's sophisticated and sexy and my husband actually asked what I was wearing! This is a guy who doesn't think it's necessary to own more than one fragrance! His usual comments when I ask what he thinks of a fragrance are "Smells like perfume to me" or "Smells like soap". A perfume lover he is not. But I had a sample of this from my SL at Nordstrom's who just wanted me to give it a test run.
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Overall 7
7.0

Powdered Violets

LadyRogue, parfumo.net
17 April 2013
  • Summary: Such few notes and among them carnation (a note that can be a big no-no on my skin) yet "Balenciaga Paris" is a powdery violet dream with a patchouli infused base (if the patchouli sounds daunting don't fear, it’s a very chic patchouli and it is hiding under the violet) that is extremely feminine and elegant. The cedar note adds character and the carnation is very well behaved. To my nose there is something ‘fresh’ in it but I can’t tell what it is; bergamot perhaps?
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Overall 10
10

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deuxbisous, makeupalley.com
23 January 2013
  • Summary: This has become by far my new favourite, and I usually don't play favourites with fragrance. I even bought the shower gel and body lotion. As everyone else has noted, predominant violet and a touch of sweetness, held in check by a dusting of pepper and dry woods. It doesn't list strawberry as a note, but this is what I think of when I smell the sweetness and I see it as a nod to Le Dix, which also had a strawberry note with violet.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

rynamyn, makeupalley.com
4 January 2013
  • Summary: I received a small sample of this perfume & I like this scent a lot, I normally like sweet smells but this is more mature & I like to wear it for work. However the lasting power is just not there... I find it's faded after only 3-4 hours. Based on that I don't think I would purchase the full-sized bottle.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Megzmuse, makeupalley.com
4 January 2013
  • Summary: After years of searching I finally found a fragrance that both fulfills the mature and sophisticated yet being feminine and light at the same time. Its sultry and sexy upon first application and fades into something light and sporty almost. On my skin it smells strongly of violet and pepper, with a woodsy undertone.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

notevangelista, makeupalley.com
2 January 2013
  • Summary: This is a pleasant perfume that I would definitely wear for work. Mature, sophisticated and elegant, it is a pleasant and good quality perfume that goes down well with most people. While I like this perfume (and the bottle even more so), it just is not for me. I bought it for the summer, as I didn't want to wear Shalimar, and it lasted me until the end of autumn. It didn't linger for too long on me, and I found the scent to be too light.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sweet and Gentle

Fred, fragrancex.com
1 December 2012
  • Summary: I use "Paris" if I have to travel on public transport, sit in a cinema, or eat at a restaurant. Love the violet smell.
  • Pros: Clean & Fresh, Great For Crowded Places, Great Smell, Not Overpowering, Perfect For Older Women
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

cocorocha, makeupalley.com
5 November 2012
  • Summary: ok, ok, breathe....breeeathe damn it....:)) just came back to my working place carrying a 75 ml. bottle of Balenciaga Paris, and the price- 12 $....12 freakin bucks! girl got the gift package, it was to much for her so she sold it practicaly for didly... ok, I read all the reviews and yup, ''violet chypre'' - suits this one like a charm... Chanel 5- no waay, this is something Armani's Cuir Amethyst never succeeded to be, or even Bottega Veneta...
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Overall 10
10

User Review

GetFat, makeupalley.com
1 November 2012
  • Summary: This gets HG status for me. I think people that prefer stronger, more dramatic and layered fragrances might not go for this. However, I'm in the category of people who almost without fail gets a headache from whatever new perfume I try. I have actually never (I think, before this, though I'm worried I'll jinx it) found a scent I like enough to use an entire bottle of. Balenciaga Paris is smooth and warm.
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