Sunday, 2 March 2014

Valentino Valentina Perfume // The 'Grown Up' Fragrance

Valentino Valentina 50ml £58*

Here is a perfume that I'd call grown up. People keep telling me that since Dan and I got engaged, my hands look so very grown up, and I'd have to agree. Honestly, I still feel like a teenager most days, but this addictive fragrance makes a nice change to the many 'young' fruity scents amongst my dressing table. It has notes of bergamot, orange and truffle, with a classic fresh feel and a touch of peach? Overall, although it seems a little overpowering at first, its a nice smelling oriental feel perfume that lasts, though transforms into something more subtle and sweet after a few hours. I would like a little more longevity here, I feel for how expensive it is, and how strong it is on the first spritz, it really should last until the evening, for me. Instead, it dissipates by the afternoon, and this isn't a bottle I'm prepared to chuck in my handbag! 

Most of all though, I absolutely adore the feminine packaging, and do feel that it epitomises its contents nicely. Elegently French, whilst being a world away from the classic Chanel '5 which I actually don't like. A sweet, spicy and almost sexy mature scent, that I can imagine is a love or hate fragrance. I somehow love it, despite it being nothing like I'd usually go for! 

Have you tried this fragrance?
Whats your favourite 'grown up' scent?
S xx



  1. The amount of times I've meant to go and smell this in store is unbelievable, I always forget. The bottle designs is gorgeous.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  2. I got some of this for Christmas and I love it! I'm just about to run out so will definitely have to pick up some more!

  3. Sounds lovely! I'm not a massive fan of the flowers but I LOVE the circular shape of this bottle.
    Raffles Bizarre Blog

  4. I've never had one of their perfumes but Valentino always do the cutest bottles x

  5. My little sister loves this perfume but I've never really used or smelt it! Might have to pinch her bottle now! :)
    Keep in touch!
    Andrea xxx

  6. This is gorgeous, love the bottle.

  7. This sounds really lovely - I tend to favour fruity, typically younger scents, too, but I'd like to give this a try! The bottle is absolutely gorgeous, too :)

    Jess xo

  8. The bottle looks stunning!

  9. I adore the bottle, it does indeed look very 'grown up!'

  10. Wow your blog is amazing :D love it so glad i found it :)

    would be awesome if you would comment on mine :)

  11. This perfume is the best!

  12. Hello, I've just been looking at your lovely blog.
    This post caught my eye as I work in a perfume shop. I totally agree with what you say, the perfume is so feminine and the bottle is so cute! :)


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