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.
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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