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70 reviews
61%
would repurchase
4.3/5
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4.0
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Nov/11/2016

I cannot really comment on price, although I know it's not cheap. I have tested this several times over the years in stores and was given a decant of it recently. I don't have much to add to previous reviews except to say, that to my nose, it has a lot in common with the 2012 Balmain Ivoire. I've even tested them side by side on separate wrists and found that the main difference is …Read more

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Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBrunette

EyesBrown



2.0
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Oct/29/2016

I agree with JustPeachy2742's brief summary of this. I will add, the opening of this for me is quite sharp, almost headache-inducing sharp. I never would think to pair carnation, violet, cedar and patchouli. Those notes just sounds like either they would be very incredibly strange pairings that just don't work, or oddly wonderful. For me, this is not oddly wonderful. You know how …Read more

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About reviewer (685 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBlond, Straight, Medium

EyesGray


3.0
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Mar/14/2016

I did a blind buy with this perfume. It smelled terrible for the first 30 minutes, and then settled into a pleasant smell. I'm still going to be leery about wearing this though, because those first 30 minutes were torture, I stunk so bad.

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About reviewer (1 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinOther, Other

HairOther

EyesOther


1.0
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Feb/04/2015

This stuff reeks, smells like a homeless old lady, made me gag. luckily only a large sample to throw out.

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About reviewer (319 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Olive, Not Sure

HairOther, Other, Fine

EyesOther


5.0
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frombsg811

Dec/16/2014

This is so refined and beautiful. It stays close to the skin and smells a little mysterious without being heavy. It's a perfect fragrance to live in, I never feel like it's wearing me. There's a lot of violet at the beginning but it never gets too powdery--it's balanced by some green notes. The drydown, which happens slowly over the course of the day, is beautiful. A vanillic …Read more

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About reviewer (13 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinDry, Olive, Warm

HairBrown, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown


4.0
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Oct/25/2014

Reminds me of a lighter, fresher Tom Ford Violet Blonde and Guerlain Insolence EDP. I think anyone who likes these two will like Balenciaga Paris (although Insolence is sweeter and not so earthy, due to its berry notes). I own & enjoy all three.

For comparison, here are their notes from parfumo.net:

Balenciaga Paris (2010):
Bergamot, Oakmoss, Carnation, Spices …
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About reviewer (285 reviews)

Age

SkinNormal, Fair, Cool

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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Jul/01/2013

I first became acquainted with Balenciaga Paris about 3 years ago. I liked it very much at the time, but never got around to purchasing any. Recently I've gotten several sample vials. I was surprised to find that I like it more now than I did a few years ago. I'm not good at describing the various notes in perfumes, but I can say it is floral without being flowery, unique without …Read more

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About reviewer (26 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBlond, Wavy, Fine

EyesGreen


5.0
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fromlisbet

May/04/2013

I love this! It's sophisticated and sexy and my husband actually asked what I was wearing! This is a guy who doesn't think it's necessary to own more than one fragrance! His usual comments when I ask what he thinks of a fragrance are "Smells like perfume to me" or "Smells like soap". A perfume lover he is not. But I had a sample of this from my SL at …Read more

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About reviewer (24 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinCombination, Fair, Neutral

HairBrunette, Straight, Fine

EyesHazel


5.0
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Jan/23/2013

This has become by far my new favourite, and I usually don't play favourites with fragrance. I even bought the shower gel and body lotion. As everyone else has noted, predominant violet and a touch of sweetness, held in check by a dusting of pepper and dry woods. It doesn't list strawberry as a note, but this is what I think of when I smell the sweetness and I see it as a nod to Le …Read more

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About reviewer (153 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinSensitive, Fair, Cool

HairBrunette, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue


3.0
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Jan/04/2013

I received a small sample of this perfume & I like this scent a lot, I normally like sweet smells but this is more mature & I like to wear it for work. However the lasting power is just not there... I find it's faded after only 3-4 hours. Based on that I don't think I would purchase the full-sized bottle.

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About reviewer (96 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesGreen