Rosabotanica (2013)

Rosabotanica by Balenciaga
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Rosabotanica is a popular perfume by Balenciaga for women and was released in 2013. The scent is floral-fresh. It is being marketed by Coty.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBlue hyacinth, Fig leaf, Petitgrain
Heart Notes Heart NotesRose, Grapefruit, Cardamom, Pink pepper
Base Notes Base NotesWhite amber, Cedar, Vetiver, Patchouli, Woody notes

Ratings

Scent

7.6 (145 Ratings)

Longevity

7.4 (102 Ratings)

Sillage

6.5 (106 Ratings)

Bottle

8.4 (124 Ratings)
Submitted by Michael, last update on 20.06.2019
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ScentFan

325 Reviews
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Helpful Review    3
Good, but not a knockout
What I like about Rosabotanica and Florabotanica are their pairings of a dominant floral with some sort of leaf. With Florabotanica it's carnation and caladium leaf. Here's it's rose and fig leaf. Both also benefit from their other less common notes, and a quite nice vetiver. Yet, for me, Rosabotanica is an also-ran, not as good as several other rose fragrances I've encountered. Florabotanica, OTOH, is a knockout. I snapped it up. They were giving away minis of Rosabotanica and now that I've sniffed it, I know why. It's interesting rather than compelling. Nice, but not memorable. They gave me a hand cream and a purse vial, too. Oversell, because it's not selling is my guess.
ArkangeL

49 Reviews
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At Least It's Better Than Florabotanica
Rosabotanica strikes me as "upbeat". A fragrance
only a woman of confidence can wear without
conflict. Rosabotanica is sexy, daring and
audacious. Unlike the obnoxious, green, horrid
Florabotanica. For some reason, I'm vaguely
reminded of Kilian's Back To Black Aphrodisiac.
Considerably because I keep thinking I'm smelling
honey. Balenciaga's "experimental rose" is the key
note, but it is the hyacinth which gives it body.
Rosabotanica is better figured with more structure.
Dare to be different and turn heads with Rosabotanica.

I can understand why many are disappointed with this fragrance, but Balenciaga is now distributed by Coty Prestige. Although you can't expect anything luxury grade from this company, Rosabotanica isn't nearly as "mass market" as Philosophy or the Vera Wang Princess line.
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Gold

468 Reviews
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Helpful Review    4
Synthetic green life
Fascinated by the forerunner of this scent, "Florabotanica", which is a green, synthetical, herbal-spicy mainstream-scent, I was curious to try "Rosabotanica". It's obvious that it was inspired by Balenciaga's first "botanical" creation from 2012. Spicy notes (cardamon, pink pepper) and many other synthetic versions of ingredients which evoke the "green family" have been tipped into the bottle of this new scent. Some fiddling and balancing with a dose of rose, fig leave, grapefruit and petitgrain - and a new Balenciaga fragrance is ready. In spite of the inclusion of rose, this scent remains cold, somewhat "architectural". And the star of the aromachemical show is the synthetic woody drydown which lasts a very long time and which cools things down even more. If you are a sucker for green fragrances with a light floral touch, give "Rosabotanica" a try, but be aware of the fact that in spite of its name, it smells very artificial.
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