Balenciaga L’Essence EDP Perfume Review

Balenciaga L'Essence

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

I fell for Balenciaga Paris L’Essence the first time I wore it. Violets and vetiver!

Balenciaga L’Essence is an extension of the original Balenciaga Paris perfume…but it’s better.  It opens with a crisp green violet with a clean, iris-like powderiness; however, it has more depth than the super sheer, veil-like Balenciaga. L’Essence turns to a darker shade of green. I get a complex woody, vetiver. L’essence is one of those fragrances that I spray on in the morning… Continue reading | 7 Comments


Balenciaga Paris EDP Perfume Review

Balenciaga Paris perfume

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume

I’m a fairly predictable person. I have my routines. And every spring I want to smell like violets.

Balenciaga Paris opens as a clean, soapy violet leaf with a hint of fresh raspberry fruitiness and dazzling bergamot. The fragrance’s feeling is watery and sheer. A damp and very “light” cedar appears; I think its soul purpose is to keep the violet from fading too quickly. Balenciaga Paris wears rather linear. It’s green violet and then a powdery, sweet… Continue reading | 4 Comments