Looking for a delicious new masculine scent that plays with fresh and smoky notes? New for 2022, Valentino have added to their Born In Roma collection by releasing Valentino Uomo Born In Roma Coral Fantasy Eau de Toilette as a celebration of diversity and the stunning sunsets of Rome.
Read on to find out all about the latest amber-fruity fragrance causing a stir at Escentual HQ…
This Fragrance Smells Like…
To start, a dazzling freshness emerges from Uomo Coral Fantasy, thanks to the crisp, fresh red apple note. The lively fruity feel is prominent for only a moment before it makes way for the heart of geranium and clary sage for an earthy, fresh and herbaceous tone. The base is eternally chic as a blend of patchouli and tobacco warms the initially cool fragrance, transforming it into a rich and smoky scent without losing the cool fresh feel that makes Coral Fantasy so special.
What’s The Story Behind This Scent?
Inspired by the sun setting over Rome, the birthplace of Valentino, Uomo Born In Roma is a modern scent that celebrates diversity, reflected in the contrasting notes that work together perfectly to create a unique scent experience.
You Will Love This If…
If you love fruity fragrances but want to find an alluringly rich scent with a smoky twist, Uomo Born In Roma Coral Fantasy Eau de Toilette is the scent for you. Unlike some tobacco fragrances, Coral Fantasy’s smokiness isn’t overpowering, allowing the fresh and slightly sweet herbal notes to shine.
This Perfume Smells Similar To:
The apple and sage create a striking freshness that feels different to other traditionally masculine scents, though there is a slight similarity to Prada Luna Rossa Carbon. Instead of apple, Prada Luna Rossa has a brighter citrus opening and less of the smoky feel that Valentino Uomo Born In Roma Coral Fantasy has.
Coral Fantasy also borrows from the other male scents in the Born In Roma collection by placing more of a focus on the sage and geranium notes found in the original Born In Roma and Yellow Dream respectively, while standing out as a signature scent in its own right.
Is Uomo Born In Roma Coral Fantasy Unisex?
Presented as the male fragrance offering in the Valentino Born In Roma Coral Fantasy collection, in which Donna is the female, Uomo has a masculine edge but overall can be considered unisex; in fact, a team-wide blind trial in the office showed that we couldn’t pinpoint whether it is marketed as a female or male fragrance. I have personally loved wearing it; in my opinion, one quick spritz is the perfect way to start your evening.
What’s The Longevity Like?
A lighter Eau de Toilette format, Uomo Coral Fantasy has a subtle longevity; the fresher notes lasted around four hours on my skin, while the warm tobacco tone lasted for around six hours on my skin as it slowly took on a sweeter edge.
What’s Special About The Bottle?
Covered in the iconic Valentino rockstud motif, the pyramid-shaped studs are inspired by the Valentino Italian palazzo, brimming with a sophisticated edge. Valentino Uomo Born In Roma Coral Fantasy’s ombre bottle shifts from dark to light, like the sunset welcoming in the night sky. The matte black and leather accents contrast the peachy coral lettering to make a striking addition to any perfume collection – especially a Valentino fragrance collection.
The outer carton is recyclable.