17/06/2016

Valentina Acqua Floreale, Valentino

Valentino Valentina Acqua Floreale Eau De Toilette Review Lifestyle Style Blogger
Floral explosion in round bottle with white, oversize flower.

Funny enough, Rock'n Rose fragrance by Valentino was one of the first 'proper' fragrances I bought myself with my first ever pay check in Iceland. I remember my excitement from picking the bottle from the shelf and carrying it to the till. Finally I was able to enter the world of beautiful fragrances.  Unfortunately Rock'n Rose has since been discontinued. After that, my adventure with Valentino has stopped. It was not intentional but nothing I have smelt since has caught my attention for long enough to actually buy it. That was until Valentina Acqua Floreale, developed by Olivier Cresp, came along. Olivier also worked on fragrances for Kenzo, Nina Ricci, Moshino, Thierry Mugler, Lacoste, Givenchy and others.   
Valentino Valentina Acqua Floreale Eau De Toilette Review Lifestyle Style Blogger
I have been gone for far too long without Valentino fragrances on my shelves! Valentina Acqua Floreale, I definitely like this fragrance for a divine freshness, with fruity orange blossom note. It reminds me of late spring time. My grandpa and I would sit forever outside watching clouds in the garden with a refreshing lemonade nearby on the wooden table. Although fruity touch instead of being provocative it is very playful, flirty and youthful yet there are notes that make me think that this is the smell for someone in their twenties rather than a teenager. 
Valentina Acqua Floreale is more of a day fragrance, not intrusive, and definitely not heavy. Perfect for work, especially when surrounded with people as it is not overpowering and in the long run annoying. In the notes there is also a sensuality, which develops as time passes and jasmine, patchouli and amber starts to be more distinctive. It gives the fragrance this level of sophistication, that makes me think it is for someone pass their teen years. Mimosa, also one of the notes in Summer by Kenzo Kenzo, is very floral and really adds uniqueness to the whole floral composition. 
Notes according to Fragrantica

Top Notes

Bergamot  
Orange Blossom

Middle Notes 

Neroli
Mimosa
Tuberose
Jasmine

Base Notes

Patchouli
Amber


Valentina Acqua Floreale does not last all day on my skin. I do enjoy picking two key places at the beginning of my day and reapply the fragrance around six hours later. Nevertheless, Valentina Acqua Floreale lasts for a few days on my clothes. I was able to easily smell it two days later on my jacket. 
Valentino Valentina Acqua Floreale Eau De Toilette Review Lifestyle Style Blogger
The bottle is very feminine. Delicate white flower adds to the packaging's individuality as well as keeping it in the style of other Valentino's fragrances such as Valentina, and Assoluto. I really enjoy surrounding myself with pretty things and this bottle is one of them. When I finish the fragrance I am definitely going to have a closer look at turning the bottle into DIY oil diffuser, which if I do I will definitely share. I always feel quite sad when a fragrance finishes and there is nothing I could do with its bottle. I do not want to keep the bottle for the sake of it, but I am more than happy to reuse it for different purpose.      
Valentino Valentina Acqua Floreale Eau De Toilette Review Lifestyle Style Blogger
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6 comments

  1. I absolutely love floral fragrances so I'm pretty sure I'd fall in love with this one! xx

    Matea
    www.smilesnapsparkle.com

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    1. If you have a chance try it! I was not sure at first but then I just could not stop using it! x

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  2. I am a huge fan of floral fragrances but it does depend on which type. I love Jo Malones Wild Bluebell and this one sounds super. xx

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    1. I have to check it out! I loved citrusy smell from Jo Malones! Iga x

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  3. The bottle is stunning and I love the sound of this scent! Apparently we become accustomed to scents after about fifteen minutes, which is why you can't smell it on you all day! x

    www.bisoushollyolivia.co.uk

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    1. It is definitely one of the fragrances worth it to check out. Unfortunately it's true, we do become accustomed to scents after some time. I am always looking for fragrances with smooth yet strong notes' transitions. It helps me to smell fragrance for longer. Love, Iga x

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