Just like Valentino’s high fashion designs, Donna Born in Roma has been created to make a statement while representing your personality, your heritage and your rules. Donna Born in Roma Eau de Parfum is a modern, oriental-floral fragrance that invites women to celebrate themselves everyday. Read on to find out what I think of this florential scent…
This Fragrance Smells Like…
Donna Born in Roma leans on classical perfumery, while adding a modern couture twist. The fragrance opens with a burst of blackcurrant, which is balanced by the underlying tartness of sunny, citrusy and sparkling Italian bergamot that cuts through to awaken the senses.
The aroma then blends a trio of jasmine extracts, creating a luxurious floral feel as opulent sambac jasmine absolute mingles with jasmine grandiflorum and delicate jasmine tea. As the scent mellows on the skin, it leaves behind a dark, rich trail as it marries one of the most expensive natural extracts – vanilla bourbon – with soft cashmeran and sensual guaiac wood.
What’s The Story Behind This Scent?
This fragrance is inspired by modern day historical cities, where the reverence for the past meets the irreverent attitudes of today – a juxtaposition of old and new. Portrayed in the choice of classic fragrances notes with a modern twist, Donna Born in Roma celebrates where you have come from and where you want to go. This story is reflected throughout – from the choice of extracts to the bottle design – which combines the Valentino stud as a symbol of strength, while the scent is a symbol of celebration.
You Will Love This If…
If you love traditional floral compositions with a unique twist, then this is the one for you. Valentino’s scent is built around delicate florals, so it’s an ideal scent for staying fresh at work as it’s still inoffensive.
This Perfume Smells Similar To:
For me, this fragrance’s initial sweetness is true indulgence; it’s what I imagine sipping a Kir Royale in the most luxurious restaurant on the Champs-Elysées would feel like. But as the aroma dries down, it becomes more sensual and daring, so it recalls marshmallow-pink lingerie hidden underneath a soft white cashmere jumper.
Is Donna Valentino Born in Roma Unisex?
Although this fragrance could be worn by anyone, its vibrant pink packaging and classically feminine fragrance notes mean that it’s marketed towards women. It’s fresh heart does admittedly have universal appeal, so it’s perfect for anyone looking to experience a touch of everyday luxury.
What’s The Longevity Like?
This perfume has been created for everyday use, lasting around four to five hours. The initial pop of citrus smooths into a soft aroma that lingers gently on the skin.
What’s Special About The Bottle?
This glamorous glass bottle is adorned with the armour of Valentino’s iconic studs, an instantly recognisable feature from Valentino’s couture designs. Inspired by Roman architecture, the flacon depicts the Italian roots of the brand while representing the rebellious new era of high fashion. Plus, the bright pink hue creates an eye-catching contrast against the modern, urban cap design.