Parfums de Rosine Ballerina No. 1 EDP Perfume Review

Parfums de Rosine Ballerina No. 1

Parfums de Rosine will be launching two ballet inspired perfumes this year. The first one, Ballerina No. 1 is the more youthful, sweet perfume in the duo, like a young girl dedicated to the art of ballet.

Ballerina No. 1 is fruity-floral. It opens with a juicy pear and tart raspberries. This is all over delicate sugared almonds and peonies. The heart of Ballerina No. 1 is like rose jam, raspberry jam and a vase of big, pink peonies. It dries down to a sweet musk and vanilla talcum powder.

Reading the copy and inspiration, I already knew that I’m not the demographic for Ballerina No. 1. I’m not really drawn to pink tutus. The perfume does smell like how the bottle looks – pink and frilly. However, I appreciate the perfume and the story they are telling. I think it’s a likable idea and if I did have young person in my life that loved ballerinas, this is the type of perfume I’d buy for them.

I look forward to trying the second one in this series. I think many people think of ballerinas and think of tutus and frou-frou but don’t realize the absolute dedication and strength it takes to do ballet. They see the pretty satin slippers and not the gnarly, disfigured feet. I hope that the second one  will represent strength and dedication.

Elizabeth Taylor

Notes listed include peach, pear, freesia, bergamot, rose, peony, raspberry, milk, vanilla, musk and sandalwood. Launched in 2014. PERFUMER – Delphine Lebeau

Give Ballerina No.1 a try if you like soft, “innocent” florals or powdery perfumes. Or if you like perfumes like Marc Jacobs Daisy, Annick Goutal Quel Amor!, Lanvin Jeanne, Juliette Has a Gun Miss Charming and/or The Body Shop Cassis Rose. I perceive Ballerina No. 1 as a feminine fragrance.

Projection and longevity are below average.

Ballerina No. 1 comes in a 1.7 oz and 3.4 oz bottle with prices ranging from 95€-125€ at Parfums de Rosine.

Victoria’s Final EauPINION Delicate “powder pink” peony with rose. It’s a really pretty perfume. I’m not the demographic but I think if someone is attracted to the bottle that they’ll like the perfume too.

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*Disclaimer – Sample provided by the brand. I am not financially compensated for the review. My opinions are my own. Product pic from Elizabeth Arden from

7 thoughts on “Parfums de Rosine Ballerina No. 1 EDP Perfume Review

  1. I agree Victoria, ballet dancers are some of the most strongest, intense, and dedicated athletes out there. I have nothing against pink tutus but I am also hoping no 2 reflects a bit of this; it’d certainly be more interesting.

    1. I can’t get over their physical strength as well as mental, being able to dedicate as much as they do to such an exhausting art. It mixes strength with the ability to be able to perform on stage. It’s amazing.

      My hope is to see the perfume world create a “strong” yet graceful/beautiful ballet inspired perfume. Like I said, nothing wrong with tutus and this is a pretty perfume but I’d love to see a brand or perfumer emphasize the strength (not just the grace) that ballet requires.

  2. That bottle is GORGEOUS!!
    Dream ballerinas or the idea of a ballerina from the audience perhaps? Sometimes when you watch a really excellent prima or troupe you believe that it is all effortless and easy, in thrall to their glamour.
    Maybe that’s the dream they are selling?
    Portia xx

    1. That’s a really good point. And I think that is where they are going. It’s about the allure, the glamour of it all. It’s like when a young girl (or well, anyone ) sees a ballerina for the first time and is attracted to the art- the show, the tutu, the grace and beauty. It’s before they realize that it takes so much strength and dedication. No. 1 is all about the ideal ballerina and the presentation…and the bottle goes with that very nicely.

  3. I haven’t tried anything from this line yet. I’m a huge fan of rose perfumes. I love the idea of doing ballerina-inspired frags, but I’m definitely hoping for a more dark, sophisticated take. Fabulous bottle. I really enjoyed the review!

    1. I love rose perfumes. I need try more from this line but the ones that I have tried have been good (and I’ve yet to try the ones recommended to me by perfume pals). I love rose for its versatility. So much can be done with a rose.

      I hope the next one is more “mature”. Like I said, nothing wrong with this one at all – pretty “pink” perfume in a pretty pink bottle. But, I’d love to see an “experienced” ballerina perfume. I do think a velvety rose should be in the sophisticated ballerina inspired perfume 🙂

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