Fancy a cool, couture summer? Valentino’s new-for-2021 fragrance will take you there; Uomo Born In Roma Yellow Dream contrasts fresh, exotic tones with sweet, warm gingerbread notes and leathery smooth facets for a lasting spicy-oriental scent for men. Read on for a full review of this irresistibly rich fragrance…
This Fragrance Smells Like…
A seductive summer fragrance, Yellow Dream showcases a unique blend of vibrant, zesty notes alongside warm spices and sensual woods. Top notes of fresh, juicy mandarin and mood-boosting pineapple merge with tangy, zesty Mexican lime to make an instant statement.
In the heart, fresh, herbaceous lavandin and Madagascan geranium awaken the senses for an initially energised feeling that contrasts with an unexpected, warm gingerbread accord. A unique blend of cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg warms the heart through further before the fragrance introduces an addictive oriental dry down. Sweet, cosy nuances of Madagascan vanilla mingle with the warm, ambery sensuality of Virginia cedar wood.
What’s The Story Behind This Scent?
Inspired by Valentino’s native home of Rome, this scent is made for people who live their life freely, while embracing their heritage. Playing on the juxtaposition of traditional Roman architecture versus the fresh, modern waves of the city today, this fragrance harnesses the unexpected.
The fragrance pays homage to the yellow light that hits the city as memories of the night fade away to offer a new beginning. The Born In Roma collection was handcrafted for the radiant, energetic and determined man who leans on the past to inspire the present.
You Will Love This If…
If you enjoy spicy, oriental scents and want to try something lighter for summer, you’ll love Born in Roma Yellow Dream. Its uplifting burst of citrus extracts is a touch more subtle than some spicy fragrances, making it perfect for day-to-day wear.
This Perfume Smells Similar To:
Valentino’s Uomo Born in Roma Yellow Dream reminds me of winter nights spent decorating freshly baked gingerbread with sweet, sticky icing. However, the freshly-cut pineapple makes it vibrant enough for summer months. For me, this smells very similar to Emporio Armani Stronger With You, but it has a much lighter feel, making it an ideal daytime fragrance for warmer months.
Is Uomo Born in Roma Yellow Dream Unisex?
Due to its leathery musk base notes, this Eau de Toilette is marketed toward men. However, I would consider wearing this over the winter months, as the warm exotic freshness creates a lighter oriental scent.
What’s The Longevity Like?
Impressive! I could smell the woody tone hours after I had sprayed it; I often found myself actively inhaling its addictive scent.
What’s Special About The Bottle?
The Eau de Toilette itself has a subtle yellow hue that oozes summer vibes! Encased in a studded glass bottle inspired by Valentino’s iconic couture designs, this fragrance would make a luxurious addition to any collection. Paying homage to Roman architecture, the bottle design is both classical and modern; the choice of contrasting black and yellow instantly catches the eye.