As far as fragrance is concerned there are a variety of people. Some who don’t wear fragrance I wonder why? but anyway. Then comes the category of people who wear fragrances on a daily basis BUT they will stick to just one perfume making it their “Signature Scent” and don’t want to experiment or try any other perfume. Well! then there are people like me who love perfumes, like to collect them and try out different fragrances. I know you belong to my category that is why you are here :-). I wear perfume on a daily basis even when I am at home. ( I like to smell good :-)). I use different perfumes through out the day making a cocktail of perfumes hehehe and at the end of the day I don’t know which ones I am wearing its fun try it.
Well as I mentioned I love perfumes, I like to collect them (even the empty bottles) but rarely buy a perfume for myself. Its my husband who spoils me with perfumes. Well there is one thing though that he sometimes forgets which ones he has purchased earlier and I get repeats too. Nonetheless I enjoy them equally. I think I should stop blabbering and come to the point.
Well today I am going to talk about a fragrance that I purchased after the longest time and this is Valentino Donna. A you tuber had mentioned about it and I checked it at the airport ( by the way our perfume shopping is mostly done during our travels)
The moment I saw the bottle and smelled it I had the feeling – Oh My God! Oh My God! I need to buy this or else I will not be able to sleep. And here is it ……Drum Roll….. Valentino Donna.
About the Fragrance : Valentino Donna is luminous and sensual: its floral oriental fragrance revolves around a contrast of noble ingredients. Rose essence, generously blended with notes of bergamot and iris Pallida, illuminates the fragrance with refined radiance. Warm, intense notes of leather, blended with patchouli and vanilla, express an exquisite sensuality. The glass surface of the bottle is entirely cut in prisms that resemble studs, but could also be the ashlar masonry of an Italian palazzo.
This sounds so sophisticated, elegant and feminine. Valentino Donna is the latest addition to my collection and I love it. It was launched in 2015. Firstly the packaging is BEAUTIFUL. The studded glass bottle is beautiful and elegant. It does represent the glamour and elegance of the brand. It is kind of a piece of jewelry sitting elegantly on the vanity.
The opening note of bergamot is soft and bubbly with a hint of citrus which makes it sweet and spicy at the same time. Once it settles on the skin the heart notes of rose and iris come through with a candy like sweetness which is not over powering as the iris’s suede like warmth balances it. After a few hours of wear the leather and vanilla at the base take over with the touch of patchouli’s sharpness which ensures that the sweetness doesn’t over power. Over all it is a great floral-leathery-vanilla scent that is sophisticated. This perfume is luminous and sensual and make you feel elegant and classy on wearing it. It lasts a very long time on me.
Valentino Donna is truly one of the extra-ordinary, glamourous and feminine perfume available in the market. 🙂