Hello and welcome! Please understand that this website is not affiliated with Balenciaga in any way, it is only a reference page for collectors and those who have enjoyed the classic fragrances of days gone by.

The main objective of this website is to chronicle the history of the Balenciaga fragrances and showcase the bottles and advertising used throughout the years.

However, one of the other goals of this website is to show the present owners of the Balenciaga perfume company how much we miss the discontinued classics and hopefully, if they see that there is enough interest and demand, they will bring back these fragrances!

Please leave a comment below (for example: of why you liked the fragrance, describe the scent, time period or age you wore it, who gave it to you or what occasion, any specific memories, what it reminded you of, maybe a relative wore it, or you remembered seeing the bottle on their vanity table), who knows, perhaps someone from the current Balenciaga brand might see it.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Le Dix by Balenciaga c1947

Le Dix by Balenciaga: launched in 1947 and created by perfumer Francis Fabron. Balenciaga named his perfume Le Dix after his Paris address: Number 10 Avenue George V.

Rumba by Balenciaga c1988

Rumba by Balenciaga: launched in 1988. Created by Ron Winnegrad and Jean-Claude Ellena.

This was Balenciaga's first fragrance launched after the take-over by Jacques Bogart. Bogart acquired Balenciaga in 1986.

In 1996, Jacques Bogart SA, Paris  acquired Ted Lapidus. Fragrance brands included Ted Lapidus, Faconnable and Balenciaga. The Ted Lapidus company was owned by Altus, a former division of the Credit Lyonnais state-owned bank, which was spun off by the French government.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Cialenga by Balenciaga c1973

Cialenga by Balenciaga: launched in 1973 and created by perfumer Jacques Jantzen.

Florabotanica by Balenciaga c2012

Florabotanica by Balenciaga: launched in 2012. 

Aimed at younger audience, Balenciaga, in collaboration with Coty, Prestige and IFF created the new fragrance FLORABOTANICA which attracts attention with its modern, attractive flacon and unusual ingredients.

So what does it smell like? The composition was developed by perfumers of the house of IFF, Olivier Polge and Jean-Christophe Herault, who composed it of such accords as mint, carnation, hybrid rose, caladium leaves, amber and vetiver. It was envisaged that the composition would offer floral character, which is also very seductive and its flowers will not be just beautiful, but also very dangerous.
  • Top notes: Carnation, Wild Mint
  • Middle notes: Turkish rose essence
  • Base notes: Hemp leaves, vetiver roots, white amber

The advertising campaign is decorated with three metal sculptures resembling the Ghesquière floral print created a few years ago. Photos for the campaign were taken by Steven Meisel, and the advertising face is  actress Kristen Stewart. She is wearing a dress from the floral collection and holding her hands in her pockets.

Florabotanica is available as 30, 50 and 100 ml EDP accompanied by perfumed body care products—body lotion and shower gel.