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Oh, Florabotanica!

Florabotanica by Balenciage perfume review

Everyone, meet my new best friend Florabotanica. I’ve been eagerly awaiting this fragrance by Balenciaga ever since I saw a sneak peak of the packaging earlier this year. I am so obsessed with the freaky, weird looking flower pattern; it’s just stunning. And the bottle! Best bottle design ever, don’t you think? I was ecstatic when it finally came out here, and even more happy that I like the scent. Wait, scratch that – adore the scent. I usually don’t like rose, because most rose perfumes smell so… grandma-ish? But this new breed of rose, (an “experimental rose from Turkey” as they said), is anything but “old”. It is fresh, youthful and feels so close to the skin. The mix of mint makes the rose more energetic, and the fragrance overall feels like a fresh, green floral for everyday wear. I just love it. Have you tried it yet? If you so, please tell me you are obsessed as I am!

Available mid-November at TANGS Orchard, TANGS Vivocity, Metro Paragon, Robinsons Raffles City, and the Balenciage boutique. Prices start at SGD$104 for 30ml, $148 for 50ml, and $197 for 100ml.

{ 11 comments… add one }

  • Katherine November 12, 2012, 10:08 pm

    Hey Renee, I agree this is the best bottle design ever, so stunning!

    • Renee November 15, 2012, 10:43 pm

      Yeah! It’s so stunning, just the best bottle design ever.

  • Britney November 12, 2012, 10:15 pm

    Woh, so pricey!!!!! That’s on my Christmas wish list!!!!!!!

    • Renee November 15, 2012, 10:43 pm

      Yeah, super expensive, sigh… let me know what you think!

  • Mollie November 13, 2012, 10:40 am

    Hmm, I dont really go for rosey scents. it does hv a grandmotherly feel to it, but, but I’ll check this out when I’m at Tangs next week. I love the bottle design too, very unique. By the way, love that new pic of you, so gorgeous!

    • Renee November 15, 2012, 10:42 pm

      Thanks Mollie :) Yeah I’ve always hated rose too, but this is just so… fresh. It’s so lovely! I hope you like it, it’s definitely not grandmotherly :)

  • Samantha November 15, 2012, 9:46 am

    I’d bought a bottle, and the scent is exactly how you described it! I love it.! But because its so pricey, I only use it for special occasions, haha.

    • Renee November 15, 2012, 10:42 pm

      Yeah it’s so expensive :( I use it for special occasions too! (Which I guess is the point of perfume anyway? Ha!)

  • Beauty Box November 17, 2012, 11:31 am

    I love rose perfumes and it is tricky to not have it smell granny-ish… I would love to try this!! The bottle is pretty awesome!

    • Renee November 20, 2012, 2:15 pm

      Isn’t it gorgeous!? SO obsessed with the bottle! The previous Balenciaga’s bottle was amazing too, love that brand. Would love to hear what you think of Florabotanica once you try it out. :)

  • Laura November 23, 2012, 10:38 pm

    Wow, modern rose perfume? I’m with BeautyBox, it IS tricky to find a non-granny smell! Going to test a whiff of this next time I’m at the department store.

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