Balenciaga L’Eau Rose : New Perfume

Balenciaga is launching its next fragrance, Balenciaga L’Eau Rose, in March, following Balenciaga Paris, L’Essence and Florabotanica.  Created by perfumers Olivier Polge and Domitille Bertier, it’s a variation on the original Balenciaga Paris. The violet motif of the original is accented with pepper, violet leaf, blackberry, rose, patchouli, cedarwood and vetiver.


L’Eau Rose Eau de Toilette will be available exclusively in Balenciaga stores from February 1, while the global launch will take place in March. 50 ml spray/$90; 75ml/$115. Via press release



  • Barbara: The bottle looks pretty. I just got a sample of Eau de Cartier Rose. Did you try it already? January 17, 2013 at 9:08am Reply

    • Victoria: I smelled it the other day and it was pretty. But it doesn’t improve on the original. January 17, 2013 at 10:53am Reply

  • Nancy A.: Hi Victoria,

    Balenciaga holds my respect for the creation of L’Essence & Paris. However Florabotanica did not make my list. It was a disappointment to say the least. The notes however in this newly created launch sounds good but it’s going to be a wait and see. Is there a relation to Jacques Polge (Olivier)? January 17, 2013 at 11:48am Reply

    • Victoria: Yes, Olivier is his son! I didn’t think that any of these rose tinted flankers improve on the originals. The spring flankers this season seem particularly one-dimensional. January 17, 2013 at 11:52am Reply

  • Gretchen: Victoria (or Susanne, whomever can get to it first), would you please review this once it comes out? It sounds interesting, and might be a good graduation gift for my daughter if it’s of decent quality. The original Balenciaga wasn’t her style, but this sure sounds like it might be a good surprise… January 17, 2013 at 9:32pm Reply

    • Victoria: We will! You daughter might want to try the new Kenzo I Love You–a pretty floral with a rose-frangipani note. January 18, 2013 at 11:52am Reply

      • Andrea: Rose and Frangipani are my two favorite notes! I don’t think I have ever tried them together, though. I’m excited to try this Kenzo!!! January 21, 2013 at 11:00am Reply

  • Ariadne: I am looking forward to Feb 1st and trying this! …. and speaking of new roses, please review SSS Rose Volupte, Laurie E’s Dec. ’12 release after rework.
    I just purchased a bottle and am trying it out. I would love to hear your analysis of this creation. One thing I will tell you right now is it LASTS for like 24 hrs or more!!!! January 19, 2013 at 12:14pm Reply

    • Victoria: Thank you, Ariadne! I will be on the lookout for it. January 21, 2013 at 7:05am Reply

  • moi: I do not get the current Balenciaga ‘fumes, these “meh” florals from a house that gave us the stunning Le Dix and Michelle. Pandering to current tastes, nothing more, IMHO. January 20, 2013 at 10:57am Reply

    • Victoria: Yes, that’s true. I don’t mind if a house has a mix of commercial and niche, but if every new launch is a rehash of the same tired idea, it gets really dull. January 21, 2013 at 7:06am Reply

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