Florabotanica evokes ambivalent bewitching beauty. Velvety and thorny, flirting with hemp and vetiver roots. The scent is flowery, developed on a rose note with a narcotic hemp twist. The wearer is beautiful but dangerous, like some rare botanical species.
Florabotanica is the fragrance of the Balenciaga botanic garden. It instills the brand with modernity and colors. While Balenciaga Paris paid tribute to the genius of Cristobal, this scent celebrates Nicolas’s futuristic perspective. The various facets of Nicolas’s inspiration are reflected in the bottle and outer box. The rich and surprising mix match of architectural lines, vivid colors, and venomous floral prints recurrent in Balenciaga’s fashion are translated into Florabotanica’s unique packaging.
Notes: Carnation, Wild Mint, Turkish Rose Essence, Hemp Leaves, Vetiver Roots, White Amber.
Style: Beautiful. Dangerous. Rare.
Founded by Cristobal Balenciaga, the House of Balenciaga fashioned itself a label in 1919 in San Sebastián, Spain—and launched to instant praise. By 1937, the brand stationed itself in Paris, the capital of couture, where Balenciaga was soon named "King of Couture." Today, with designer Nicolas Ghesquière at the helm, the brand embodies both structure and whimsy. In the House of Balenciaga, there is the individual who believes in certain codes of refinement, but also the artist who embraces the realm of dreams. And it is in this exciting world that a new fragrance was born.