Cristobal Balenciaga, a Basque designer, founded the Balenciaga fashion house in 1914 and opened his first boutique in San Sebastian, Spain, in 1918. The French company PPR now owns Balenciaga, which sells its modern clothing in luxury, sport, and lifestyle stores. The Spanis ... Read More h royal family wore Balenciaga's clothes until the designer moved to Paris. Today, Balenciaga offers women's ready-to-wear fashion, fragrance, and accessories. The brand is known for its avant-garde pieces and contemporary aesthetic. Many celebrities and fashion icons -- Kim Kardashian, Sienna Miller, and Jennifer Garner, among others -- wear Balenciaga’s designs. The Balenciaga Paris Eau de Parfum for women is a light fragrance with violet notes and a sweet scent. The Flora Botanica Eau de Parfum, made from hemp and vetiver roots, has a floral scent with carnation notes.