Balenciaga L'Essence Eau de Parfum

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Paris. Balenciaga. L’Essence.

L’Essence is the new eau de parfum by Balenciaga. It contains all the essential elements of Balenciaga Paris, the iconic fragrance which reconnected with the couture spirit of the fashion house. L’Essence by Balenciaga is similar, concentrated, but different, emphatically different...

L’Essence is impulsive. L’Essence is unambiguous. On the skin, L’Essence is as pure as the searing honesty of short-lived flowers. Violet leaves are like a blast of woodland and their youthful energy stimulates the skin. Violet leaves are unfailingly honest and offer up their exquisite coarseness. Vetiver also takes the upper hand, wild, unruly and incisive...L’Essence engages and dazzles with its modulations.

L’Essence is also reminiscent of the mossy scent given off by forests at certain times of day, which emphasises the accent of conifers. It is like the fragrance of leather, but it expresses the intrinsic nobility of the organic world.

Eligible for International Delivery
Fragrance Price per 100ml
Fragrance Type
Eau de Parfum


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Balenciaga L'Essence Eau de Parfum 5 5 5 5
balenciaga l'essence eau de parfum Beautifully presented, for a beautiful, light and subtle, easy to wear fragrance, for day or night. At an affordable price. 08 October 2012
Really beautiful fragrance It smells really fresh and modern. Lasts all day will definately buy again , infact I will have it as my signature scent. Is good for day wear or evening. 04 October 2012
Christmas present to myself Who needs Father Christmas when you can buy such a stunning present for yourself The price compared favourably with other suppliers and delivery was prompt and well packaged. The bottle looks classy and just the right size to slip into my handbag. The perfume is delicate and my husband says it is alluring . A well chosen present ( even if I say it myself ) 22 December 2011
Balenciaga L'Essence Eau de Parfum Beautiful floral, very slightly musky. Just the right sweetness. Can be worn day or evening. Smells classy and I believe will become a classic. A favourite. Delivery was prompt and packed well. 24 November 2011
Perfection in a bottle. This really is a beautiful fragrance and is perfect for day wear. I bought this after using a tester in a magazine. It truly is amazing, more on the aquatic,crisp green florals side it is light and fresh but lasts very well. The bottles is gorgeous, a piece of designer heaven to enjoy today. 03 November 2011
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