Florabotanica 2012

Florabotanica by Balenciaga
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Ranked 28 in Women's Perfume
7.8 / 10 1011 Ratings
A popular perfume by Balenciaga for women, released in 2012. The scent is floral-fresh. It was last marketed by Coty.
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Main accords

Floral
Fresh
Green
Spicy
Powdery

Fragrance Notes

RoseRose MintMint Caladium leafCaladium leaf CarnationCarnation VetiverVetiver AmberAmber

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Scent
7.81011 Ratings
Longevity
7.8878 Ratings
Sillage
7.0867 Ratings
Bottle
8.2915 Ratings
Value for money
8.1437 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 05.06.2024.

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Kleopatra

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Top Review 38  
Flowery newbie with that certain something
In this late autumn, which is still relatively warm, I still have no desire for cuddly fragrances. But summer scents are also out for me now. So we had to find another "in-between thing". Woman never has the right thing - neither to wear nor to scent.

And so I bought Florabotanica, of course again in ignorance of this fragrance. Sometime tested and discarded, by a certain woman L. but as so often already fixed... and struck.

Well, what can I say: Me and FLORA! And also BOTANICA! I'm surprised it's gonna work out. I'm surprised myself. Because the scent is really beautiful, although I don't usually have it with flowers. And with other green stuff like stems, leaves etc. also not. Let them stay where they grow. But already with the first sprayer I was positively surprised. And I was even more surprised when my sweetheart, who is developing an ever finer nose, said in a test sniff of my arm: "He has something, something individual. Smells really good!" Well, and he's right!

I don't smell mint myself. This means that I would have imagined this actually present note to be present as well. But it doesn't matter. Florabotanica simply smells pleasantly flowery, fresh, but not too fresh, and with me also powdery. Clean, but not too neat. Fortunately not too green and not too bitter. Sweet, but not. I'm not.

Florabotanica is a fragrance with recognition value. It always goes. When warm it conveys a cool freshness, when cooler it exudes a warm freshness and does not make you shiver. A scented chameleon. It is ideal if you don't want to get on anyone's nerves with your musk, patchouli, vanilla or other crackers. Or just can't have the same good himself. In business anyway, when you don't just want to smell boring after a "fresh shower", but fresh, but with that certain something. Definitely signature-suitable. Because it is perceived (positively) and also holds well.

Oh yes, and the bottle: I just think it's mega-chic!
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Greenfan1701

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Top Review 29  
Exotic
I have never liked a new perfume so much right away as Florabotanica by Balenciaga.
At first I thought that this was a completely new fragrance, but then I saw that the already exists since 2012.

It was a blind buy and I don't remember exactly what or who advised me to buy it.
Well, anyway, the package arrived at the end of July. We were just sitting on the terrace, the weather was great, very hot, so the postman (in A =postman) arrived, handed over the package. Among other things, there was just this perfume, sprayed on and immediately there was a WOW, what is THAT?
I could not initially elicit what smelled so good here. But it smelled, smelled, just wonderful. Later I came then on it that it was rose with mint, but only when I had read here the
Ingredients had read. So this combination I have not smelled in the form before and I really have to say, I was on it to betray my beloved Chanel Cristalle :-),
since I thought, this here will now my favorite fragrance.
But that is not so, the two fragrances can not really compare. Cristalle is and remains my great love.
Only: Florabotanica awakens in me a longing for a far journey, in distant lands where opulent flowers bloom, where exotic fruits grow, where the sun burns hot all year round, where the sea roars wildly, where green forests stretch endlessly...

I feel all this when I spray the fragrance. It has something "different" that is hard to describe, a unique combination, it brings me to daydreams that I never had before. He is unique.
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FrauMieze

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FrauMieze
Top Review 28  
Blind date and love at first sniff
I admit, the name has always deterred me. But when I saw that not so many flowers adorn this fragrance, I had to try it. I have here in the souk (thanks again) a small bottle can get hold of (just for that it was worth it, I think it's just great), and have been waiting eagerly for it.

I was very excited how this interesting composition would develop on my skin.
The first spray and ....
I was in love. Yaaa, oh God yes!!!
That's how I love fragrances!
Interesting, special and totally well balanced.
What strikes me first, he smells creamy and I love that.
Then I smell the rose, a very delicate, unobtrusive rose.
A bit comes out the garden carnation but absolutely tame, thank God, carnation is not so mine.
Caladia leaf, yes how does that smell the? Probably it is the green that I perceive. But it is not specifically recognizable to me.
Mint I smell very light, not in the foreground and also not sharp.
Amber and vetiver bring everything into balance and make it creamy.
It is like the spring awakening, pure, fresh and clean.
The fragrance is not sweet, no you can not say that. He is slightly floral, very creamy and slightly green on me!
All together, gives an olfactory orgasm for my senses. I love it.
Florabotanica reminds me a bit of Hermes Gardens. Which are also very unusual and yet fantastic.
I am incredibly happy to call this sweetheart now my own.
A fragrance I will certainly wear very often, which he is never too much, I feel very well-groomed and special with him. And I like that :-)
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Centifolias

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Centifolias
Top Review 21  
The only rose that smells refreshing.
...yes, she is. Refreshing, the rose in this fragrance... with a Sillage that I can't beat.
I smell it all day long, and I don't need to spray it again. Never before have I received so many compliments for a fragrance.
It is probably the mint that triggers this coolness and nothing sultry at all.
Amber makes this freshness soft after 1 to 2 hours and the fragrance changes from "freshly showered" to "freshly creamed".
He is wonderful and definitely a darling every days. Suitable for everyday life in the office as well as for the evening.
Again and again I hear strangers around me saying:" what smells so good?".
So if you are looking for a fragrance that is floral, not sweet, but fresh, not pompous, but cool, and which feels like a second skin at the end, you should definitely try it out.
A perfuma commented on him with: cool powder. He's just the same way at the end.
To me, it's one of the best flowery perfumes ever.
And another tip. Since the body lotion is no longer available:
The Atlas Rose Body Butter from the body shop harmonizes wonderfully with Florabotanica.
I discovered this perfume in a crowded elevator, where it smelled so good that I didn't want to get out. Then I asked aloud: "who is that? Who smells so good"?
Entered silence and then a shy voice:" I believe".
A young girl around 20.
It is as wearable for this age as for the more mature woman.
I definitely don't want to go on without him.

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Nale

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The Garden of Eden
For a long time I thought about whether I should still write a comment to this fragrance or whether my statement is already enough.
But just the last few days have moved me to write it yet.
Florabotanica is for me a very special fragrance, because I gave him to my mother when she was very bad.
She was very happy, because she also loved fragrances and shared my enthusiasm.
She thought it was wonderful, green, fresh and slightly woody yet very creamy, warm, clean.... Special...This is how it must smell in the Garden of Eden.... Green meadows everywhere, trees,gorgeous flowers and waterfalls...
A few days later she left us unfortunately but the thought that she now sits in this wonderful garden and looks down on us calms me something.
Florabotanica has accompanied her on her way and therefore remains for me a very special fragrance
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Mozart1756Mozart1756 4 years ago
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1 Word= TERRİBLE! So bad and weird. %10/15 or 0 rose feeling. Carnation, vetiver, amber, and very much mint! Overrated, superhyped!
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KatzevogelKatzevogel 4 months ago
This is way more complex than I was expecting. Green and spicy, the rose blooms later when your guard is down.
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AleitaoAleitao 1 year ago
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A really fresh rose bush. The roses are still covered in morning dew.
A people pleaser. Not my kind of green fragrance. Sold my bottle.
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MariaSMariaS 3 years ago
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It has all the things I hate: rose, vetiver, freshness, it’s advertising model is K.S....but somehow I loved it. Performance seems good.
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SuncanaSuncana 3 years ago
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I find this perfume a piece of art. It smells so alive! First time I've used it I oversprayed and that was a mistake.
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