Valentino 'Valentina' Eau de Parfum
Very nice scent, BUT does not last long
I first smelled this parfume in a catalog, than bought it at the store. The scent is beautiful, I love it when I first spray it on, BUT it lasts at the most 2 hrs and then it goes unnoticable. I feel like for the full size bottle of parfume at $110 it should last a little longer. I gotta say that packaging and a bottle in itself is gorgeous, very nice feminine design. But its going back...
Initially I had a hard time getting to know this perfume. When I first prayed it on my skin, it dried down to a sour mess (but I also had lightly scented body lotion on so this may have had something to do with it).
I decided to give it another try with bare skin (no other competing scents or shower gels,) and was intrigued and enchanted by its aroma. At first, this opens as a powdery/floral scent on me and then dried down to a more earthy, spicy scent that very slightly lingered. I would occasionally catch a whiff of it, and it would elicit a feeling of sensuality and comfort at the same time. This scent to me feels sexy, sassy, adorable, and like "home." It somehow reminds of my childhood in France, and the scent of the beautiful ladies that would pa-rouse the shops while also making me feel comforted.
The only down side for me was that it did not last long at all (maybe an hour or two,) which does not make it very cost effective for me, but I am still a fan of this scent. Other scents I love are Quelques Fleur by Houbigant (I always come back to this as there is no other like it,) See by Chloe, and Jo Malone Agave and Cacao. This perfume's scent falls somewhere in between the combination of these three for me. Definitely more complex than the average scent out there.
This is My New Favorite!
My husband got me this for Christmas. I just love it! It's my new favorite. I've been wearing it every day since.
When I run out, I will definitely buy more!
I was given a sample at an event that they had @ Nordstorm and I was just instantly hooked. I just had to buy it. All I know is that I feel soft and lovely when I wear this perfume, SOFT!
This perfume last really well but is not strong enough to give me headaches which I usually do get if I smell or wear something strong.
If you are thinking about buying it, please do this; get a sample! Nordstrom is so good about giving them when you ask. You should be able to know whether you like it or not by the end of the day if not the hour. Even if you do not like floral scents, you will probably like this.