The fragrance of Rose Balenciaga: Rosabotanica
Also, it is precisely to these latter that the Balenciaga brand has decided to pay homage through the Rosabotanica perfume. This creates a unique atmosphere, similar to that of an “apothecary’s garden”. If usually Balenciaga is rather known for the sobriety of her creations, here it seems that she has decided to play in the eccentricity. So get ready to think outside the box!
The fairy garden of Balenciaga
Rosabotanica is a real journey that appeals to all the senses. This takes us to a distant and mysterious garden, filled with rare plants. Thus, it is a juice combining multiple essences, both disturbing and bewitching, like those of a huge bouquet made to seduce. Of course, the rose is present there but appears under a new eye, as it has never been seen before. Rosabotanica is a real fragrant symphony. This is based on multiple contrasts, highlighting fresh and radiant flowers just as much as more daring and sexy plants. In general, it is a perfume designed for a spontaneous woman who is not afraid to reveal her emotions. Rosabotanica is a radiant and luminous fragrance designed to capture the attention thanks to its natural shine. This essence is absolutely fascinating, both in terms of flavors and in terms of design.
The many facets of the Rosabotanica flower
If Rosabotanica were to be just one flower, it could well be that each of its petals reveals a different flavor to us. This very creative panel was developed by perfumers Olivier Polge and Jean-Christophe Hérault. Together, they created a kind of plant and enchanted rose. This turns out to be as romantic as it is dangerous. It is both spicy and carnal. At first, the latter is particularly incisive, associating the dynamism of citrus fruits with the sassy facet of pepper. In return, fig leaves soften this start of their milky and vegetal tone. Then, the rose appears in the heart of Rosabotanica in its most glowing and radiant aspect. Here it displays an experimental scent, associating with hyacinth as well as with slightly camphorated cardamom. Then, little by little, Rosabotanica plunges us into a more amber and intimate momentum. This one is sewn of white wood and thus makes the woman who wears Rosabotanica more carnal than ever. Everything is contained in a very graphic bottle. This is topped with an oversized and very contemporary cap. This cabochon has black and white lines contrasting with a bottle adorned with flowers in unexpected shapes. Thus, it is a little as if two very different worlds had met on the bottle of Rosabotanica. This is topped with an oversized and very contemporary cap. This cabochon has black and white lines contrasting with a bottle adorned with flowers in unexpected shapes. Thus, it is a little as if two very different worlds had met on the bottle of Rosabotanica. This is topped with an oversized and very contemporary cap. This cabochon has black and white lines contrasting with a bottle adorned with flowers in unexpected shapes. Thus, it is a little as if two very different worlds had met on the bottle of Rosabotanica.
Released in 2014, “ Rosabotanica ”is a fragrance that sublimates the beauty of flowers. The Balenciaga brand has surpassed itself here and offered us the most flowery and feminine nectar. Eccentric, “Rosabotanica” is a fragrance that resembles a flower garden. This garden is like an olfactory journey, astonishing, surprising, bewitching. After the success of “Florabotanica” in 2003, the Balenciaga brand renews the beauty of flowers thanks to “Rosabotanica”, which symbolizes a plant rose, enchanted and spicy .
Jean-Christophe Hérault and Olivier Polge at the controls of a very special Balenciaga flower
In order to create this truly extraordinary composition, Balenciaga has chosen two talented perfumers, Jean-Christophe Hérault and Olivier Polge. Jean-Christophe Hérault was born in Grasse, in the capital of perfume. Jean-Christophe Hérault says he became a perfumer in order to “put his dreams in bottles”. Considered a sweet dreamer, Jean-Christophe Hérault loves simplicity and beauty. We owe him beautiful fragrances, such as “Ambre d’Alexandrie” by Boucheron and “Florabotanica” by Balenciaga. Olivier Polge is the son of the very famous Jacques Polge, who spent his career in Chanel perfumes. Considered one of the most talented perfumers of his generation, Olivier Polge was awarded the International Perfume Prize in 2009, for 5 of his creations. Some say he is just a genius … We owe great successes to Olivier Polge, such as “Spicebomb” by Viktor & amp; Rolf, “The One for Men” by Dolce & amp; Gabbana or “Midnight in Paris” by Van Cleef & amp; Arpels.
The rose at the heart of Rosabotanica perfume
It is of course the queen of flowers who is here in the spotlight. Mysterious and captivating, the rose has continued to conquer the world. She is radiant and feminine no matter what. The top notes are a clever mix of citrus fruits (orange, grapefruit) with pepper and fig leaves. The fig tree is one of the first fruit shrubs cultivated by man. Its leaves are large, wide (about 25 cm), thick and rough. Fig leaves are used for their many medicinal properties. In perfumery, fig leaves give off green, woody and sweet tones. The heart of Rosabotanica is of course loaded with rose, associated with hyacinth and enhanced thanks to the presence of cardamom. It is known that the Hebrews and Greeks worshiped roses, which they cultivated, mainly for wedding ceremonies. In the 1800s, Empress Josephine sent botanists all over the world to enrich her personal collection of roses. The Damascena rose is one of the two varieties of roses (along with the centifolia) to be used the most in perfumery. Cultivated mainly in Bulgaria, the Damascus rose gives off very floral, powerful and captivating tones. Finally, the base of “Rosabotanica” is enveloping and sensual, it marvelously combines amber and white woods. The bottle is dazzling, just like the composition. Rectangular and transparent in shape, the bottle is adorned with ultra-colorful flowers. Its cabochon, drawn in horizontal black and white lines, is oversized offering a final touch of extravagance.
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