It will indeed look pretty on your dresser. And that's far from the only reason to try Balenciaga Paris ($95). Here is a violet scent that has nothing to do with antique lace or the English countryside - instead, it's almost fruity, as though someone figured out how to make violet punch, and that warm juicy layer surrounds a surprisingly cool, clean core. In our experience, it's powerful on the skin (we wouldn't have accepted it as Balenciaga if it weren't) but sticks close. This would be a very good choice for anyone looking to branch out from the ubiquitous fruity florals into something more deliberate and less lolomgpink: it's full and opaque the way that eighties perfumes were, at their best, before the nineties told us to smell like ozone and the millennium told us to smell like baked goods.
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