Balenciaga L’Essence Contest



To be honest, I don’t like contest (ok.. the Eurovision). Maybe it’s because I never win. So I can’t actually believe that I am typing this as I am so apathetic when it comes to contests and even giveaways!!!

But this year I’ve decided to take a part in those that I find interesting (for you) because a) it’s fun b) some contests are very challenging which is great c) you need to try new things from time to time. Here is a competition from Balenciaga that I really like.


From November 18th to December 9th, Balenciaga invites you to share your interpretation of L’Essence

……a daring and expressive fragrance brought to life at night – submitting images depicting late-night mood and attitude. Be inspired, take your shot and submit it to

Judged by a team of pre-eminent international bloggers from, 40 images will be collated as a framed artwork & winning entrants will receive a candle and 50 ml bottle of Balenciaga L’Essence.


Balenciaga L_Essence Candle 2011

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Balenciaga launches L’Essence Candle


Balenciaga L_Essence Candle 2011

Later this month, Maison Balenciaga will launch L’Essence Candle that will evoke the essence of the Parisian style and chic smell. Balenciaga L’Essence Candle emanates modern and pleasant smell that will last for many hours.

It’s more than a candle, it creates an atmosphere of its own, an ambience characterized by the fragrant interplay of leaves, delicate flowers and soft mosses. The Balenciaga “L’Essence” candle sets the scene for a beautiful nightfall, when nature exhales all its rarest scents. This sophisticated experience, with a sensual violet note, continues the history of Balenciaga perfumes and the flower chosen by Nicolas Ghesquière as the embodiment of his fragrant story


Balenciaga L’Essence Candle blends a soft mix of moss, flowers, leather and woody notes making its smell elegant, classic and mystery. This Balenciaga L’Essence Candle will make you home look cozy and modern.



Balenciaga L’Essence

Balenciaga L`Essence ad 1

Maison Balenciaga launched, inspired by spring lovely flowers, a new floral green perfume, Balenciaga L’Essence.

L’Essence, a feminine and modern fragrance. An intense fragrance that captures the essence of Balenciaga Paris with asserted sophistication.

Nicolas Ghesquière

Created by Olivier Polge, L’Esssence is impulsive. L’Essence is unambiguous. On the skin, L’Essence is as pure as the searing honesty of short-lived flowers. Violet leaves are like a blast of woodland and their youthful energy stimulates the skin. Violet leaves are unfailingly honest and offer up their exquisite coarseness. Vetiver also takes the upper hand, wild, unruly and incisive…  L’Essence engages and dazzles with its modulations.

Balenciaga L`Essence ad 2

Balenciaga L’Essence is described as a stylish modern fragrance with a strong aroma.  An intimate fragrance with the intensity of violet. While the first Balenciaga Paris fragrance captured the classic side of the brand, L’Essence gets closer to the skin with leather and vibrant woody notes revealing the modern facet of Balenciaga. An assertive sophistication that is elegant with a touch of mystery.

Balenciaga L’Essence comes in the same classic yet modern prism-shaped Balenciaga Paris faceted bottle with simultaneously sharp and soft ribbing. It has a reflective, raw effect, as pure as a sharp-edged jewel, like those dark, sensual necklaces made of haematite, a semi-precious stone from the mists of time, slightly poisonous and highly magnetic.


Balenciaga L_Essence Candle 2011

It has a greenly juicy along with the pyrite collar and hematite cap, truly reflecting the high quality and savoir-faire of the brand. The face of L’Essence is Balenciaga-Muse Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Balenciaga L’Essence by Balenciaga is available in 30, 50 and 75 ml Eau de Parfum with an beautiful accompanying scented candle (210 ml).