Arriving this week in selected Sam McCauley Perfumeries is B. Balenciaga, the first fragrance from creative director of Balenciaga, New York-based designer Alexander Wang.
“This was such an exciting project for me because it’s my first time working on a fragrance. It was important to capture the woman, the essence, the personality of B. Balenciaga.”
– Alexander Wang
One of the most anticipated fragrance launches of the year, B. Balenciaga gives way to a new olfactive trend: a green woody fragrance. Fresh and alluring, the fragrance opens with green notes of edamame and lily of the valley bell. As B.Balenciaga evolves, the iris note reveals a powdery essence before drying down with darker woody notes of cashmeran woods.
TOP: Green Edamame Accord, Lily of the Valley Bell
HEART: Iris Root, Cedarwood Heart
BASE: Ambrette Seeds, Cashmeran Wood
The packaging of B.Balenciaga doesn’t disapoint either, as one would expect from such an iconic fashion house. Inspired by the marriage of old and new, B. Balenciaga reflects back on the fashion house’s classic heritage in a modern way. The bottle’s frosted glass has a unique crackle texture, inspired by the marble tiling of Balenciaga’s original 10 Avenue George V Paris salon. The shape commands a six-sided architectural design, while the arch of the cap pays homage to the arches found in Balenciaga fashion and accessories.
B.Balenciaga will be available at selected Sam McCauley Perfumeries from Wednesday 5th November.