March 28, 2012

Valentino Valentina Eau de Parfum Review

In a very interesting turn of events, the new Valentino Valentina Eau de Parfum has entered my evening fragrance life. The bottle will captivate and capture your interest but the scent might just make you turn your head and say, “Oh really?”

Take a look!

I’m for sweet scents, fruity ones, girlish ones. Perhaps my fragrance maturity level doesn’t exactly match my age but I am all about sparkling sweet fruity blends.

However, on occasion, an interesting blend will whirl into my life and I’ll become obsessed with it and so the story goes for Valentina.

Being quite a fan of rose, I’ve come to associate the note with Valentino fragrances. Valentina is a tad misleading with her bottle…

She’s an elegant, fancy little lady with a silver topped mister, round glass bottle, and rosy flower blooms. I love the bottle, it’s sweet and feminine. But don’t let it fool you, all that sweet, flirty bottle houses a punch.

This one has plenty of sophisticated attitude with opening notes of Calabrian bergamot which give the fragrance a fresh opening. But things get a little crazy with the introduction of jasmine, orange, and tuberose and a splash of wild strawberries and a final dry down of sensual amber that wraps the floral notes in a warm, hard hug. On some levels it reminds me of a softer version of Thierry Mugler’s Angel.

Not my typical fragrance of choice but gorgeous none the less right down to the bottle the fragrance comes in.

Lovely.

Available now at Nordstrom, store.valentino.com, and other fine fragrance counters.

Tried it?

Do share!

Any fav Valentino scents?

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  • Ruth

    My first big perfume purchase was Rock n Rose by Valentino and the scent is amazing! I’m not a huge fan of rose scents, but the combination of rose mixed with the other magical fragrances that they put into that bottle is a perfect combination for me.

    Since the one fragrance is so well loved, maybe this one deserves a good sniff too =) will it measure up to the heights that is Rock n Rose? it will be a Battle Royal cage match!

  • LINDARRAGNAR

    I really want this! It’s so cute and the scent sounds amazing!

  • Pooja

    I actually dont like rosel perfumes,my favourite is Lancome Hypnose,but i liked this one,got the bottle ,it looks very pretty,but the fragrance is light?

    • the Muse

      hi pooja, no, that’s why I mentioned it is best for an evening scent ;-D richer and warmer than other valentino scents!