Come Christmas and birthdays, I am one of those people who knows exactly what she wants. My
Whilst some requests fall on deaf ears (like the micropig I asked for for my 21st... still waiting on that one), one of my very first Christmas requests at the tender age of 15 was fulfilled... a gorgeous scent by Valentino called 'Very Valentino.' Unfortunately, it seems this particular perfume has been discontinued, but having been a fan of their scents since I was a teenager, I jumped at the chance to try out a fragrance from their current line.
Valentina Assoluto* features top notes of Italian Bergamot (a type of citrus fruit), Smeggia Peach and White Alba Truffle, with additional notes of Patchouli, Madagascan Vanilla and Jasmine. The result is a seriously sultry, seductive scent... maybe even more sultry than Elie Saab Le Parfum.
There's absolutely no mistaking that this is a designer fragrance - not only is the scent gorgeous, but it's housed in a beautiful bottle adorned with a blush pink flower, and finished with rose-gold detailing. Its formula is eau de parfum, and I'm still able to smell it on my skin several hours after applying it.
Obviously, given that this is a high-end purchase, there's a high-end price tag to go with it... perhaps not something you'd buy for yourself, but given that it's exactly one month 'til Christmas today, maybe it's time you ladies made some not-so-subtle hints to your loved ones...
Valention Valentina Assoluto EDP (50ml) is priced at £62.50, and available at Harvey Nichols.