Summary: I fell in love with this fragrance after receiving a sample from Nordstrom, and promptly put it into my wishlist. Lo and behold, my husband bought it for me for a Christmas gift. He thought he was buying it from Amazon, but when we went to investigate returning the item, it said his order was sent via Beauty Encounters, despite the fact that when he went to buy it seemed like the product was coming from Amazon.
Summary: I purchased this perfume for my wife after she received a sample from Nordstrom. The sample of Balenciaga Paris Eau de Parfum she sprayed on her left arm doesn't smell the same as the Balenciaga Paris Eau de Parfum I ordered from Amazon. The sample lasts all day and the Amazon purchase wears out in an hour or so. There's no way a reputable perfume company like Balenciaga Paris would sell this stuff, so, it's likely counterfeit.
Summary: This is a fake version of the perfume. The color is not the same, my original bottle is a clear yellow, and this is clearly a green color. I'm not sure what happened to this bottle. Smells old as if it has been sitting for years, and the smell is nothing like the original. I wish I could return it but I cant. Sad I wasted my money on a product I cant use.
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?