B.Balenciaga by Domitille Bertier for Balenciaga 2014 + Ad Campaign

Hiya Happy Huffers and Fashionistas,

Not due to be released till mid October 2014 the whisper and advertising mill is already full steam ahead. Balenciaga, once super proud fashion house and fragrance purveyor could be ready to take center stage again with this new piece of magic….

B.Balenciaga by Domitille Bertier for Balenciaga 2014

B. Balenciaga Cristobal Balenciaga FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Lily of the valley, Pea, Violet leaf
Heart: Orris, Cedar
Base: Cashmirwood, Ambrette (Musk Mallow)

Looks like Balenciaga has gone out on a limb to bring us something green and woodsy. Could this be prefacing a change in the wind for mainstream fragrances? Fingers crossed, because I am totally excited already and can’t wait to try it.

Portia xx

B.Balenciaga by Domitille Bertier for Balenciaga 2014 Ad Campaign

Rising model Anna Ewers is the campaign face for Alexander Wang‘s first fragrance for Balenciaga, B.Balenciaga. The campaign was photographed by Steven Klein and styled by Vanessa Traina. (source)

18 comments on “B.Balenciaga by Domitille Bertier for Balenciaga 2014 + Ad Campaign

  1. Holly says:

    Pea? I apologize for thinking perhaps there’d been a typo or some such and whizzed over to Fragrantica to look up the notes. Goodness. I still have difficulty processing rhubarb, and now we’re adding edamame. I will remain brave!

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Ha Ha Ha! I think it may turn out to be gorgeous, or maybe not. My fingers are crossed and I must admit to being a little excited.
      Did you ever shell peas when you were younger? I love that smell. If they can recreate it……
      Portia xx

      • Holly says:

        I love that smell too, and I love to eat raw peas. “Green accords of edamame peas” I perhaps have yet to experience. I’ve only eaten them cooked thus far.

  2. Jillie says:

    Tee hee, still laughing about the pea. Do you think they actually left out the word “Sweet”??. If they really mean pea, that is going to be a real innovation!

    It would indeed be good if mainstream perfumes were to be entering a new phase of greens and woods – I can not bear any more tooth-rotting sweet fruity-florals!

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Amen Jillie,
      I think it would be wonderful if it is pea, plain old green pea. YUM
      Portia xx

  3. Mals86 says:

    Raw peas smell wonderful, don’t they? I can’t imagine we’ll actually get that, but one can hope. Like you, I am ALL FOR a green direction in mainstream perfumery.

    And I rarely pay any attention to ad campaigns – the last one I think I really liked was the one for Bottega Veneta’s first fragrance (unfortunately, didn’t like the scent, too much rasp for me) – but I like this. Very elegant.
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    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Heya Mals86,
      Great to see you. I thought of you when I read the notes. I have my fingers tied into knots for GREEN to be the next big thing. Imagine having a load of choices!
      That pea note, boy I hope it brings back Fresh Pea Podding memories.
      Portia xx

      • Azar says:

        Hi Portia,
        I am so ready for a change in the mainstream – have been escaping from the fruity florals via indie and vintage for so long now! It looks like Balenciaga is finally making use of some of the new aroma chemicals out there. It is long past time to retire the overdoses of Paradisamide. I have no idea which one of them (or combination) creates a green pea scent but I’m looking forward to a greener future without the guava and the passionfruit!
        Azar xx

      • australianperfumejunkies says:

        We can only hope Azar.
        Portia xx

  4. Neil Chapman says:

    I fully expect it to be as vile as their ‘first’ fragrance, which I hated, but full kudos to the advertising campaign and bottle design for capturing the true Balenciaga look while keeping it futuristic. That isn’t at all easy to do. And who knows? Maybe the scent inside might even be vaguely acceptable?

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Heya Neil,
      Honestly, I want it to be at least workable. Imagine our surprise if they do a stellar job. If they have taken a chance and really do a decent job I will buy it for a bunch of GFs for Xmas so that Balenciaga will get some cash kudos.
      Portia xx

  5. leathermountain says:

    It sounds interesting to me until I get to the dreaded cashmerewood, or anything that sounds like that. Pretty much guarantees that projecting, niggling category of chemical-smelling base that I just cannot abide. Again. Oh well.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Bugger. That must cut about 2/3 of all fragrant releases from your list. I bet it’s a money saver though.
      Portia xx

  6. solanace says:

    I have still to try Rosabotanica, which sounds like a good bedtime scent to me. Hope Balenciaga, the guys who once made Le Dix, will come up with something good, interesting, substantial. Why only Chanel can keep its dignity? Catering only for people who don´t give a darn about perfume does not seem like a sound policy in the long run. Fingers crossed!

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Heya Solanace,
      Balenciaga used to be an incredible frag house. I have an old Le Dix parfum and it is ridiculously good, though slightly weathered in the top notes.
      I was massively underwhelmed by Florabotanica. The bottle and box were beautiful, scent: meh.
      Yes, fingers crossed.
      Portia xx

  7. RuthF says:

    Love the bottle design, not sure about the pea but I look forward to trying it!

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hi there RuthF,
      Can’t wait to try the pea. I am thrumming with excitement.
      Portia xx

  8. Lauren W says:

    Pea or no pea, this sounds really nice. What is Cashmirwood, anyway? Going to look it up now.

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