Valentino Donna Noir Absolu Eau de Parfum Review

Review of Valentino Donna Noir Absolu Eau de Parfum

Like the intricate couture designs in Valentino fashion, Valentino Donna Noir Absolu Eau de Parfum is truly glamorous, combining fabulous ingredients to result in a perfectly balanced woody floriental perfume of dreams. Rich leather meets delicate florals and spicy pepper in this heady fragrance, which caused everyone at the Escentual office to swoon.


This Fragrance Smells Like…

There are many carefully crafted notes within Donna Noir Absolu that compliment and enhance each other to create a seductive floriental scent with a touch of the gourmand. Contrasting scents meld together seamlessly, starting with bright bergamot, berry and zesty orange essence, combined with pink peppercorn for a delicate touch of spice.

Then, the opulent floral bouquet at the heart of the fragrance blossoms with an intoxicating blend of rose and jasmine, which are amplified by black pepper. The base of the fragrance contains two dominant scents that add character and depth: vanilla and sandalwood. The soft, creamy woody accords are sweetened by oriental vanilla and rich, smoked leather, which give the perfume its bewitching floriental woody aroma.


What’s The Story Behind This Scent?

Inspired by the exuberant city of Rome and the rich history of power, art and glamour, Donna Noir Absolu embodies unforgettable women who live life to the fullest. Donna Noir Absolu is an entrancing fragrance that embodies the free spirit of Valentino.


You Will Love This If…

If you love the smell of seductively smoked leather and heady oriental scents, you’ll love Valentino Donna Noir Absolu; sure to make you stand out in a crowd, Donna Noir Absolu is an instant confidence booster.


This Perfume Smells Similar To:

Donna Noir Absolu smells similar to Miller Harris Oud Eclat, but not as intensely woody and with a stronger floral presence.


Is Valentino Donna Noir Absolu Eau de Parfum Unisex?

Here at Escentual, we believe that fragrance has no gender and that anyone can enjoy any perfume. Although marketed towards women, Donna Noir Absolu can be classed as unisex as it perfectly combines both traditionally masculine and feminine notes to be alluringly deep and intense.


What’s The Longevity Like?

As an Eau de Parfum, Donna Noir Absolu is incredibly long-lasting; it lasted about 10 hours when I tried it out.


What’s Special About The Bottle?

The bottle oozes sophistication and style; it’s adorned with tactile Valentino rockstuds with a glossy black finish. The metallic gold nozzle delivers a powerful and targeted spray that is incredibly satisfying, while Valentino is proudly engraved on a gold bar to complete the edgy design.


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