HOT SUMMER PERFUME ALERT: Valentina Acqua Floreale by Valentino
Her name is Valentina. She is small, rounded, and wears an oversized bouquet on her lapel. Her exterior is amazing, delicate, fragile. But underneath it all, lies a world filled of magic.
She is carefully nested on my vanity. I do not spray it. I take a moment to admire, building up anticipation to enter her world.
After I observe, I start to drink in the notes.
The bergamot and the orange blossom are swathing me, clinging to my arms like ivy.
Neroli, mimosa, tuberose and jasmine enter. I can sense their presence, becoming more intense with every minute. Then, rose makes an impromptu appearance.
But they all leave too soon, leaving me alone with the love couple: amber and patchouli.
It is interesting that they are not trying to diminish the floral’s presence, but quite contrary. Their inclusion in the perfume’s composition is deliberate: their sole intention is to highlight the beauty of the florals in all its glory.
Valentina Acqua Floreale is feminine, luxurious, yet so normal. It makes you feel real in a middle of fantasy. You can sense the silk couture under your fingers, trail the strap of the heels.
You can sense the clamor of the party… you’ll be left in awe by the sparkling of the diamonds.
Valentina is real. She fills the air gently, but it is so intoxicating, you will wish that the air always smells like this. Air filled with gentleness and adoration.