“At first glance, it is a very floral, almost romantic composition. But on closer inspection, a stronger and more obscure character can be discerned. It is a perfume that I like to think of as tender and dangerous. ” — Nicolas Ghesquière, Creative Director from The House of Balenciaga
Flowers can be magnificently beautiful but cruel, venomous and poisonous too. FLORABOTANICA, the new enchanting and provocative scent, tells the story of the charm and mystery of flowers.
FLORABOTANICA features two major accords:
- Vetiver, Amber and Caladium Leaf create a resonance of mossy and mysterious dark wood
- Experimental Rose, Carnation and Mint create an exhilarating note with juvenile freshness
The two "noses" behind FLORABOTANICA are Olivier Polgeand Jean-Christophe Hérault. Kristen Stewart features as the face of FLORABOTANICA, she is the perfect embodiment of a certain idea of Balenciaga: that beauty that is both pure and uncontrollable.
FLORABOTANICA evokes the 18th-century botanical gardens in which the most exotic and rarest plant species were displayed. Strange-coloured plantsdiscovered in distant countries brought back from their travels by enthusiastic biologists,at the cost of their lives, to create the extraordinary arboretum.