I read in my Sunday Times Style that the new Balenciaga perfume would be a right belter, a winner for 2010.

The Balenciaga review on The Scented Salamander is so utterly delectable it’s a novel encased in peach velvet, it’s a glove touching the cheek of Chuck Bass:

As I smell again the heart of the new Balenciaga Paris I think it might be it. Olivier Polge has recreated an aldehydic core which feels like an incursion into the past, the scent of an evening satin purse with a perfumed handkerchief in it. The perfume has that mustard-y, horseradish-like harshness of old-school aldehydes.

My desire to have my nose in intimate proximity to Balenciaga is snowballing.