This smells the way an expensive, high-end foundation would smell. It's floral, pleasant, and soothing with a strong powdery base. Like others have said, it's remniscent of air freshener -- one that would be used in the bathrooms at Neiman Marcus or Barneys.
A lover of musky-oriental-vanilla vibes, it took a good scent to make me like florals. Im surprised I liked this one, and how Balenciaga embraced a feminine side for summer. Design of the bottle is modern, with florals juxtaposed against a striped tube down its middle for the print-on-print trend. The fragrance itself is like a dreamy wildflowers rainforest, wet from summer's light rain & the blooms' potent scents are permeating into the air. It is fresh, green, wild, yet not ordinary. It lasts pretty well on me. Probably the only flora I would care to own.
I am now on my second bottle of Florabotanica. I love it. It is the perfect warm weather scent - fresh and girly without being too sweet. It hasn't got great longevity but I haven't come across a lighter fragrance that does. Definitely a signature scent of mine!
Its gorgeous bottle lured me in to try Florabotanica - and the two lippies are for the beautiful bottle design, not the juice. I sprayed it on my wrist while shopping and on me it smelled green, aquatic and overall like some inexpensive air freshener. Not a fragrance I would consider buying, not at any price, but definitely not at the high price tag this sells for. I kept hoping for a few hours that it would morph into something better but it didn't. This was a fail.
It's a very extraordinary perfume. It's very green, cold, powdery, modern; it's not sweet at all and even a little bitter. Reminds me of Hermes perfumes. It has a great staying power. Good if you want something different.
Found this on a magazine strip and ordered a mini of it to try. It's great: an absolute dupe of Hermes Rose Ikebana! Since i already have the Hermes, won't be using it. It does last as well as Ikebana tho and some may find the price to be better.
I bought the sampler from Sephora, and Florabotanica is the most expensive one in the lot. I figured I would probably end up redeeming my certificate for a full sized bottle, since it retails for over $100. When I first sprayed it on, the scent reminded me of something I couldn't quite place. Then it hit me...it's the air freshener they use in gas station bathrooms. Seriously. I thought, this can't be, so I used it for a few days, and every time I sprayed it on I wanted to wash it off. I think the fact that it is so expensive, people second guess themselves and think, "I must be wrong..."...No, you aren't wrong. It smells strange.
The bottle is amazing and the scent has excellent staying power, but it smells like cheap deodorant! I can't believe how overpriced Florabotanica is since the scent is nothing special. You MUST try it (and take a walk) before buying.
i bought sephora's sampler fargrance that had a certificate fir redeeming a full size version and i picked this, ( mostly because it was the mist expensive of the pack ($100)). but i also like the smell. a medium strength floral perfume. i wouldnt buy it if i had to pay the hundred, but otherwise a good fragrance
Florabotanica is an ethereal green fragrance with aquatic undertones on my skin. If I hadn't been lured in by the bottle, I could swear it was an Adidas. It's not full bottle worthy but I am planning to steal my mother's empty bottle when she is finished with it.