Arrived on the market in September 2011, Valentina is the first fragrance presented by Valentino under their new arrangement with Puig. As I’m sure you already know, previously, the Valentino perfumes were produced by Unilever and Procter & Gamble from 2005 since 2010 and regrettably, as reported, all the earlier scent were discontinued.
Fronted by famous Danish model Freja Beha Erichsen, Valentina was developed by perfumers Alberto Morillas and Olivier Cresp as an oriental floral which is according to the description mentioned on the official website “an irreverent Italian floral oriental in which each facet reveals a paradox”.
I read a couple of nice words in relation to this new perfume, that made me wanted to sniff it as soon as possible. Therefore, as this opportunity occurred yesterday, I asked my wife to help me again with a test. To my pleasant surprise, Valentina is an interesting fragrance and one of the best done feminine scents within the last year. With an aroma that opens on a distinct note of citrus, it advances quickly into a floral mid development that is prolonged until the dry down.
Valentina’s top notes are Calabrian bergamot, white Alba truffle; its heart is Amalfi orange blossom, tuberose, jasmine and wild strawberry; and the base notes are cedar, amber and vanilla. The flacon that holds the fragrance is a floral ode to femininity, with rounded shape and made from transparent glass (pink on the rims), while being adorned by a few flowers on the front side. The stopper and the bottle’s neck (over which the name of the house is written) represent a symbol of elegance.
Overall, Valentina is a fragrance which will please the young women, who are both sophisticated and seductive.
Valentino Valentina Perfume Details
- Valentina by Valentino is available in 30, 50 and 80 ml Eau de Parfum Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 200 ml Shower Gel, 200 ml Body Lotion, 100 ml Body Oil and 100 ml Deodorant Spray ; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Oriental Floral
- For: Women
- Year Introduced: 2011
- Perfumers: Alberto Morillas and Olivier Cresp
- Recommended Wear: Day and Evening
- Dress Code: Casual
Freja Beha Erichsen Video for Valentino Valentina