Valentino is back with a bang with the ultra-bold Voce Viva Intensa Eau de Parfum. Its timeless white floral tone is amped up by juicy mandarin, earthy moss and lashings of bourbon vanilla – and the result is totally delicious! As a lover of sweet yet sultry smoky fragrances, I instantly spritzed this all over myself; read on to find out why I was hooked by this perfume…
This Fragrance Smells Like…
Valentino Voce Viva Intensa Eau de Parfum is an intense blend of rich vanilla bourbon, sweet floral scents and subtle earthy tones. The initial spritz has a playful fruity freshness, thanks to Italian bergamot and juicy mandarin, before the scent blossoms into an opulent floral bouquet of orange blossom and jasmine. Surprisingly, the warm vanilla base is not overly sweet, but has a deep smoky feel as it blends with a cool, unexpected and utterly modern crystal moss facet that adds an earthy, woody tone to counterbalance the sweetness.
What’s The Story Behind This Scent?
Inspired by the powerful sound of a woman’s voice, Valentino’s Voce Viva is a bold and alluring fragrance that shifts and changes from its lively first spritz to its final captivating scent that lingers on the skin. The fresh fruity notes seem innocent and sweet, before the perfume deepens into a more sultry and sophisticated dark vanilla facet, highlighting the many tones a woman’s voice and personality can take on. This complexity, alongside the intricately cut glass bottle the fragrance is displayed in, is an ode to Valentino’s multifaceted femininity.
You Will Love This If…
If you love warm and sweet vanilla scents but you’re looking for a scent with an added edge to it, the hint of bitterness within Valentino Voce Viva Intensa could be exactly what you’re after. And of course, if you’re a Valentino fan or perfume bottle fanatic, Voce Viva Intensa is a must-have in your collection; it would be particularly great for anyone who wears the existing Voce Viva but wants a bolder and more powerful take on the perfume.
This Perfume Smells Similar To:
Voce Viva Intensa takes the familiar scent of warm vanilla and transports it to a woodland meadow setting at dusk. Intensifying the original Voce Viva Eau de Parfum scent, Intensa lasts even longer on the skin and packs more of a punch. In terms of a comparable fragrance, it is similar to Yves Saint Laurent Libre Eau de Parfum Intense, but with slightly less intense floral elements.
Is Valentino Voce Viva Intensa Unisex?
Whilst we believe that perfume has no gender, Valentino Voce Viva Intensa is marketed towards women, predominantly due to its traditionally feminine notes of vanilla and florals. However, the earthy and deep smoky twist on vanilla means that Voce Viva Intensa would appeal to all genders.
What’s The Longevity Like?
Valentino Voce Viva Intensa is bold and long-lasting; it remained on my skin for over eight hours, leaving behind an addictive woody-vanilla dry down.
What’s Special About The Bottle?
The chic and edgy design is adorned with Valentino’s signature rockstud, which makes its mark on the metallic gold and rich burgundy lid. The gentle square shape has concave sides to represent multifaceted femininity, creating a traditionally feminine hourglass shape from the front. The rich burgundy accents are powerful and glamorous, complementing the gold and reflecting Valentino’s iconic regal look.