Valentino Donna Eau de Parfum Review-
Hey my lovelies!
I have had my eye on this beauty since I sprayed this on me at Pune Sephora but never got around to spending 5k on a single perfume back then. Last Christmas, I finally snagged this gorgeous perfume in 30 GBP on sale & am kicking myself for not picking up a bigger size :-/
What Valentino Says-
Valentino ‘Donna’, a hint of elegance, fragility, irreverence, and candor. Sensuous and independent she is capable of sudden passion and unexpected shyness. To dress this person with complex simplicity, perfumers Sonia Constant and Antoine Maisondieu imagined a fragrance both classic and mercurial that seems to have always existed. Rose essence blends with notes of bergamot and iris Pallida. Notes of leather melt into patchouli and vanilla. The search for contemporary classicism and a sense of past and present that characterizes the concept of timeless elegance are embodied in the bottle.
- Top Notes: Italian Bergamot
- Heart Notes: Bulgarian Rose, Iris Absolute
- Base Notes: Patchouli, Leather, Vanilla
Price: 49.50 GBP for 30 ml, 68.40 GBP for 50 ml & 99 GBP for 100 ml in UK.
My take on the Valentino Donna Eau de Parfum-
The perfume bottle is a work of art <3 The cut glass pattern on the body resembles crystals with a gold spray nozzle & tight gold cap. I love that it comes in 3 different sizes so very convenient to travel with as well.
On the first whiff, I smell a sweet yet not sickly vanilla & rose combination which I simply love and gradually a hint of bergamot shines before disappearing completely. The main heroes of the fragrance then settle on skin as a mixture of patchouli & leather which lend a warm, cozy & very comforting scent. The fragrance is a very heady, powerful in-your-face musky rose vanilla which is meant for an adult crowd, not just a sweet vanilla food scent for teenagers.
The lasting power is superb, going from day to night & lasts for ever & ever on both skin & clothes. It lingers in clothes even after washing & I keep sniffing it all the time.
Pros of the Valentino Donna Eau de Parfum:
1> Gorgeous glass-cut crystal look bottle with gold cap, comes in different sizes.
2> Beautiful rose-vanilla opening settling with leather & patchouli.
3> Very strong, heady, cosy scent.
4> Lasts forever both on skin & clothes.
5> Not old-lady like, nor overpoweringly sweet & food-y.
Cons of the Valentino Donna Eau de Parfum:
People with sensitive noses might not be able to get along with the strong, in-your-face scent.
My Rating: 5/5!
Do I recommend the Valentino Donna Eau de Parfum?
Valentino Donna Eau de Parfum is a very unusual fragrance from the type I usually enjoy (fresh, sparkling) & is a perfect cold weather scent combining iris, rose, vanilla & patchouli which makes it so beautiful & cosy. I have been loving it & will surely pick up the biggest bottle before going back to India.
Review by- Agni