Developed by the historic fashion house's creative director, Olivier Rousteing, in partnership with Emilie Bouge, the offering is an evolution of Trudon's best selling scent, Ernesto.
Ernesto has long been Rousteing's favourite Trudon scent, forming a key ingredient of the distinctive ambience found within his office, home as well as Balmain boutiques across the globe.
Bouge concocted an expert floral and feminine flourish for Ernesto's masculine notes, relying on the mysterious and distinct touch of black rose in order to create an ideal olfactory reflection of the twenty-first century Balmain brand.
The unique glass vessel with its bold stripes references one of the brand's signature runway themes - his modern and luxe take on the traditional French sweater.
The label is printed in gold foil and applied by hand.
An exclusive scent:
Bouge has given Ernesto a floral and feminine twist. In addition to the leathery, Atlas Cedarwood, gunpowder and cigar notes, the scent features the mysterious and distinguished addition of black rose.
Top: Atlas Cedarwood, Java Nutmeg
Heart: Leather, Spices, Black Rose, Moss, Tobacco
Base: Patchouli, Cistus, Musk
Made in France. The burning time of this 270g candle is approximately 55 to 65 hours.
(La Grande Bougie available for pre-order only).