I can not remember the last time my wife was such trilled after testing a perfume. And, as a matter of fact, this goes for me as well. I’m saying this because, from the first moments I sprayed a couple of whiffs onto her wrist, both were touched by this incredible sensuality.
Valentina Assoluto was launched in July 2012 as a flanker for 2011’s Valentina, also well received. Working alone this time (the original was developed with Alberto Morillas), the perfumer Olivier Cresp managed to create a chypre floral that is even more deep and sensual, compared to its predecessor.
The official list of notes is impressive and includes bergamot, white truffle, peach, jasmine, tuberose, vanilla, cedar oakmoss, patchouli and chypre. And to be fair, I do not really know if it was the citrus from the beginning, coupled with the exquisite flowery facet from the mid development, but the whole package smelled so good that I needed to place it right away on the “to buy” list for my wife. Coincidently, this comes next to another special new perfume, L’Eau For Her from Narciso Rodriguez, therefore we will decide which ones should be the next acquisition.
The model selected to front the fragrance is, once more, the Danish Freja Beha Erichsen, who embodies so well the spirit of Valentina Assoluto. As for the bottle that contains the essence, this suffered some minor tweaks, in which the color scheme got darker and the neck became golden. Also the stylized rose that adorns the flacon is now only one and became larger, compared to the three roses from the original.
Overall and in case you’re after a very sensual designer fragrance, do give Valentina Assoluto a try. In my olfactory memory, in terms of presence and sensuality, this new fragrance from Valentino is comparable with Classique and even Alien.
Valentino Valentina Assoluto Perfume Details
- Valentina Assoluto by Valentino is available in 50 and 80 ml Eau de Parfum Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is excellent.
- Olfactory Group: Chypre Floral
- For: Women
- Year Introduced: 2012
- Perfumer: Olivier Cresp
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual