Behind The Scenes: Balenciaga Paris L’Essence Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg

Charlotte Gainsbourg is quite obviously the belle of Balenciaga as well as close friend of creative director Nicolas Ghesquière.

The latest fragrance, Balenciaga Paris L’Essence as a scent that is designed to eliminate the line between male and female scents.

According to Ghesquière “Green fragrances are traditionally male, like eau de cologne…However, the key to Balenciaga Paris is violet leaves. I wanted to draw on these almost conflicting inspirations for women.” (

Check out the behind the scenes footage of the shoot as well as interviews with Nicolas Ghesquière as well as the oh-so-charming Charlotte Gainsbourg herself.


  • Nita
    Reply Nita Thursday 23rd August, 2012 at 7:10 am

    The fragrance does sound lovely and I love the green bottle.

  • Reply MissFairchild Thursday 6th October, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Love this fragrance

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