Cristobal Balenciaga’s namesake fragrance (Cristobal Balenciaga 1988) is rich, warm and sultry. Soft, but bold florals (peony in particular) are surrounded by an elegant patchouli, sandalwood and a poignant vanilla. Cristobal Balenciaga is lovely in an unusual, sweet, but not too sweet sort of way. It’s an engrossing fragrance – mysterious and yet friendly.
Top notes: carnation, fig leaf and bergamot. Middle notes: peony, freesia and jasmine. Base notes: sandalwood, patchouli and vanilla.