PoP: Balenciaga Paris

Mimi ON Jan 07, 2011 AT 10:01 am

Katie Puckrik

Katie Puckrik: Photographer Martin Shaw

As the face of Balenciaga Paris, Charlotte Gainsbourg is the very personification of a wealthy waif. Lean of limb and mussed of hair, Charlotte combines expensive lingerie with a coolly appraising stare, making you think, “whatever she’s having, I’ll take two!

Even though the lovely bottle of Balenciaga Paris perches right in front of her on a lily pad in the fountain, I don’t think that’s what’s giving Charl her mojo. She may look reserved, but that’s merely a disguised warrior stance while she decides your fate.

Charlotte Gainsbourg

Charlotte Gainsbourg

On the other hand, Balenciaga Paris smells reserved, because it is. It’s positively pursed-lipped. I kept waiting for its sheer violet and wan woods to fight off the shivers and walk in the sunshine, but it never did.

But like a waif in expensive lingerie, context is everything. Just as I was about to dismiss this eau de parfum, up popped a comment on my YouTube channel from viewer konrox:

“this is my FAVORITE perfume! i use it all the time! and im a guy ahha”

Ah-ha, indeed. I do believe konrox has discovered a way to warm up Balenciaga Paris’ chilly violet reserve: throw her on a man.

Watch Katie’s Youtube review below:

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