Cialenga 1973Eau de Toilette

Cialenga (Eau de Toilette) by Balenciaga
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Cialenga (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Balenciaga for women and was released in 1973. The scent is chypre-spicy. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Perfumer

Jacques Jantzen

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGreen notes, Blackcurrant, Citrus fruits
Heart Notes Heart NotesClove, Iris, Jasmine, Lily-of-the-valley, Rose, Ylang-ylang
Base Notes Base NotesOakmoss, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Cedarwood

Ratings

Scent

7.9 (29 Ratings)

Longevity

7.7 (19 Ratings)

Sillage

7.2 (20 Ratings)

Bottle

7.5 (33 Ratings)
Submitted by Loreley, last update on 26.02.2020.
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Bittersweet dreams....
...like in older movies, where the mood often lies between cheerful and melancholic and the own emotions ride roller coasters with them.
A master of expression in the 50s, 60s and early 70s was the Italian actress Anna Magnani, who mastered such roles to perfection. "La Strada" or "Bittersüsse Träume" and other movies might still be known to many older "Parfumos".
And such an alternating bath of emotions is also present in the Balenciaga fragrance "Cialenga".
A cheerful late summer mood of currants and "green citrus" do not yet reveal the "drama" of the further course of the fragrance until the first "tensions" appear.
A dark rose and a strange clove of spices soon lay like soft "shadows" over the scenery.
Build a kind of "heat wave" over fresh spring air of green lily of the valley and iris.
And the almost warm and humid characteristic of jasmine and ylang cannot deny a certain deep "drama".
When it becomes evening in the streets and thus calmer and more lonely, islands of deep memory between peace and fear come up strangely in the mind.
Attractive and "warning" at the same time.
The astringency, yes, almost rack-rough of the base of the fragrance is somehow in contrast to the "warming" and "rounding" of the previous aromas and yet connects with them as if through subtle bridges.
The scent gets something longing melancholic, which pulls you deeply with its suction into the course.
Like magma in the earth's interior, all the "phases" of the EdT are rippling up and down again and again, an "end" is not in sight for a long time.
But when.... there is the possibility to let the "film" run again, to dive into "bittersweet dreams". Maybe you perceive one or the other scene differently than before.
Unknown dialogs may appear that you have not paid attention to before.
And you should expect not to understand the "film" completely at the end, or in any other way than you expected.
In any case, "Cialenga" is a fascinating scent and has for me something from above Anna Magnani.
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