Balenciaga Paris was developed by perfumer Olivier Polge; the floral chypre features violet leaves, cedar and patchouli. According to Balenciaga's current creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière, it is "not a romantic floral" but a mix of traditional and contemporary elements. It will be fronted by Charlotte Gainsbourg (shown above in a Balenciaga fashion campaign from last winter; if you want to see the bottle, it's on the front page of today's Women's Wear Daily see below).
Balenciaga Paris will be available in 30, 50 and 75 ml Eau de Parfum and in matching body products. (via wwd)
* Flankers for Cristobal and Cristobal Pour Homme were released in 2003 and 2004, but as of this writing, all of Balenciaga's prior fragrances are out of production.
Update: additional information via Moodie Report ~
The juice – composed by IFF’s Olivier Polge – is described as a violet chypre. Its key ingredients include violet leaves and distilled woods.
“The violet was worked as a major note, in a vertical dimension, focusing on the natural, green, fresh aspect of the flower and its leaves,” explained Coty Prestige Senior Vice President Commercial Jean Mortier. “It is unusual in perfumery, [which] usually explores the powdery facets of the violet.”
Another update: see a review of Balenciaga Paris.