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The Floral Perfume That Surprises


Another fragrance review? Well, it seems that everyone in my family is currently rediscovering some perfumes and falling in love with ones that aren’t newly launched but worth a mention.

I love roses, rose water and skincare infused with it but somehow I’ve always thought that rose scents are too mature for me and even heavy. That’s why I wasn’t particularly interested in Valentino Donna EDP when it launched a couple of years ago. But when I was picking up a perfume for my dad about a week ago, I saw the beautiful bottle on the shelves, felt the gorgeous scent and purchased it.

Inside the studded heavy glass bottle the magic happens while accords of Italian Bergamot meet Bulgarian Rose, Iris Absolute, Patchouli, Leather and Vanilla. It is a floral scent but not one you’d expect, it is a powdery fragrance but not your typical one. Valentino Donna EDP is a surprise for the senses, it’s feminine, soft, leathery, modern. As it dries, the rose becomes more prominent, the scent is elegant, balanced, delicate. You may think it’s quite challenging to wear rose scents but this one is quite easy to wear while still remains unique.

There are notes in Valentino Donna EDP that remind me of La Vie est Belle but without being so sweet.
The longevity of the fragrance is amazing and I think it’s a great choice for spring and summer.

Donna is a classic like a Valentino gown but it’s also vibrant and fun. Don’t be afraid to take a look at this perfume just because you don’t like floral or powdery scents. Valentino Donna isn’t too overwhelming and is different from any other floral fragrance.

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Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Intense EDP

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A few months ago, Guerlain expanded their La Petite Robe Noire range with one more fragrance. I have to admit, I’ve been staying away from it for a long time simply because the word “intense” made me think it would be a lot stronger than the original perfume. La Petite Robe Noire Eau Fraîche is one of my favourite scents but the original one always seemed a bit too heavy for my taste and this put me off when I saw the newest member of the family. But I was wrong…

The fragrance comes in the typical for the range bottle but in beautiful deep blue colours with the drawing of a little black dress. La Petite Robe Noire EDP Intense has notes of Cotton Candy, Fresh Bergamot and Blueberries in the top of the composition. You can still find Bulgarian Rose in the heart of the perfume and a base of Patchouli, White Musk, Sandalwood and Vanilla.

It starts off sweet but not sickly sweet, the cotton candy is the first one to be noticed but it’s not sharp and heavy, it’s grown-up, creamy and lovely. The blueberry scent is not fresh, it is warm and reminds me of the times when I make homemade blueberry sauce. For me, the Bulgarian rose is the balancing note, you can’t really smell it but it makes everything elegant and simply perfect. The drydown is beautiful with the combination of the sweet vanilla, the woody sandalwood and the soft white musk. This perfume has amazing longevity on me and I’m in love with it.

La Petite Robe Noire EDP Intense is irresistibly chic, charming, sophisticated. It’s definitely the sweetest of all fragrances from the range but I love how it is youthful yet elegant at the same time.

The Perfumes I Can’t Get Enough Of…

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When it comes to fragrances, I find it very difficult to find the ones that I really love. There is always something that is missing or that is too much for my taste. I usually go through years without liking any new releases or times when I’d like to purchase 10 fragrances by once.

YSL Black Opium EDP has been on my wish list for a very long time but I was never sure if I really needed another winter fragrance. I can’t explain when I like EDP or EDT more, it’s different with every scent but with this particular one, the perfume choice was the right one for me. And when my boyfriend got it for my birthday, I was pleasantly surprised that he knew which one I’d prefer. Because YSL Black Opium EDP is deeper that the EDT but in a feminine way and without being heavy which makes it a great autumn/winter choice. For example, the original Opium is much stronger and grown-up for me but Black Opium EDP is more spicy and edgy.

It has top notes of Pink Pepper and Orange Blossom, heart notes of Jasmine and Coffee and base notes of Vanilla, Patchouli and Cedar Wood. I love that it’s not only a night time fragrance, it’s wearable and putting it on in the morning, guarantees you that you’re going to smell amazing even in the evening.

The newest member of the Black Opium family is the other fragrance that I can’t get enough of right now. YSL Black Opium Nuit Blanche EDP* is inspired by the annual arts festival in Paris that turns the French capital into a giant arts event for one “sleepless night”. Nuit Blanche is mysterious and unpredictable, sensual and feminine…
The bottle design of the two fragrances is similar with different details added like Nuit Blanche‘s white sequins and rose gold cap, such a beauty!

It has top notes of Silky Smooth Rice and Bourbon Pepper, heart notes of Orange Blossom and Coffee and base notes of Vanilla, Sandalwood and White Musk. This makes YSL Black Opium Nuit Blanche EDP* a bit more deep and woody than YSL Black Opium EDP but still soft, warm and sultry.

YSL Black Opium Nuit Blanche EDP* is already available in Norway and comes in 30 ml/ 520 kr and 50 ml/ 730 kr.

Black Opium EDP and YSL Black Opium Nuit Blanche EDP* are dark…sexy…seductive… The sparkly and glamorous packaging adds the finishing touches to these mesmerising fragrances. And I simply can’t get enough of them right now…

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