Valentino, the highly-regarded and luxurious fashion house, was founded by Valentino Garavani in 1960. In 2008, Pierpaolo Picciloli became the creative director, and since then, this perfume brand has flourished, expanded, and developed its modern range of beautiful fragrances. A blend of forward-thinking creative scents and traditional aromas, perfumes by Valentino mirror a fusion of streetwear and haute couture found in Valentino clothing to create timeless perfumes. As Piccioli states, “fashion is about the moment. Beauty is about eternity.” This brief guide will explore in detail 11 of the best Valentino perfumes.
Best Valentino Perfumes:
Launched in 2011, Valentina is a bewitching floral scent for women created by top perfumers Alberto Morillas and Olivier Cresp. Inspired by the distinctive flavors and landscapes of Rome and Italy, this fragrance is filled with opposites: rebellion and joy, fruity and oriental, and gentleness and intense scent. The face of the advertising campaign for this fragrance was model Freja Beha Erichsen.
The base notes are strong and woody blends of cedar, vanilla, and amber, while white truffles from Alba and bergamot from Calabria compose the top notes. At its heart are fruity flavors of jasmine, African orange flower, tuberose, and strawberry.
2. Valentino Uomo
A strong leather scent for men, Valentino Uomo, was launched in 2014 and created by expert perfumer Olivier Polge. This versatile scent is a perfect everyday fragrance for men who favor traditional fragrances and prefer a casual look and feel. The bottle of this perfume is fashioned in an attractive silver and gold bottle.
The face of this fragrance is highly acclaimed actor Louis Garrel, and the promotional material for the fragrance was shot in Venice, mirroring the romantic, seductive undertones of this scent. Smooth, delicious notes of chocolate, coffee beans, and hazelnut come together to form the heart of this fragrance, following bright top notes of myrtle and bergamot. The base notes are cedar and leather.
3. Valentino Uomo Intense
Created exclusively for men in 2016, Valentino Uomo Intense is a new, more charismatic version of Valentino Uomo. The striking bottle design is similar to the original Valentino Uomo, with darker touches of gray. The intensity of this scent makes it ideal for a special evening occasion.
Elegant blends of tonka bean and iris glow at the heart of the scent, while a base of black leather and vanilla bean offer longevity and depth to this fragrance. The top notes are fresh hints of clary sage and mandarin orange.
4. Valentino Donna
A glamorous floral scent for women, Valentino Donna, was launched in 2015 and created by Sonia Constant and Antoine Maisondieu. This beautiful scent is designed to be a female version of Valentino Uomo, the popular perfume for men.
Even the design of the bottle is reminiscent of the bold studded glass of the Valentino Uomo bottle, although the pink coloring of this scent brings immediate femininity to the look of the fragrance. Chords of leather, vanilla, and patchouli form seductive foundations in this scent, while wild notes of iris and Bulgarian rose to grow at its heart. The aromatic top notes are mainly bergamot.
5. Valentino Donna Born In Roma
Launched in 2019, Valentino Donna Born In Roma, is a floral fragrance for women and is perfect for everyday summer wear. The signature Valentino stud on the perfume bottle is inspired by architecture found in Rome.
A celebration of modern femininity, this scent includes base notes of vanilla bourbon, one of the most expensive flavors to be found in perfumery today. The other base notes are a strong, woody fusion of cashmeran and guaiac wood. The top notes are pink pepper, bergamot, and blackcurrant, while three sensational jasmine flowers entwine at its heart.
6. Valentina Poudre
The elegant and timeless Valentina Poudre was designed by top perfumer Aurelien Guichard in 2016. The floral notes in this scent are truly captivating. The deep, seductive base note of vanilla, tonka bean, and sandalwood give longevity and depth to this scent, while gentle powdery notes and ambrette bring contrasting lightness to the top notes. At the heart of this fragrance lies tuberose and iris.
7. Valentina Assoluto
Launched in 2012, Valentina Assoluto is a chypre floral fragrance designed exclusively for women by Olivier Cresp. This fragrance is designed to be a newer, more intense, and mysterious version of the classic Valentina perfume of 2011. Indeed, Olivier Cresp describes Valentina Assoluto to be “much more nocturnal, more seductive,” making this fragrance perfect for formal evening occasions.
The origins of this luxurious scent are mainly sourced from Italy, and the scent is symbolic of power and elegance. The striking bottle of this scent is elegant in shape and opalescent color. The face of this fragrance is model Freja Beha Erichsen. The silky base notes comprise cedar, oakmoss, and patchouli, while the floral heart intertwines tuberose, Italian jasmine, and vanilla. The surprising and exotic top notes include peach, bergamot, and truffle.
8. Voce Viva
A feminine and intimate scent, Voce Viva was launched in 2020 and created by top perfumers Amandine Clerc-Marie and Honorine Blanc. Characterized by floral woody aromas, this fragrance is contained within a striking square glass bottle, featuring the signature Valentino stud and a vivid red collar. This fragrance is inspired by the power of the sound of the female voice.
The face of this modern fragrance is famous singer Lady Gaga, a celebrity recognized for her feminine prowess and wild character. Floral middle notes of gardenia and orange blossom harmonize beautifully with velvet base notes of tonka bean, vanilla, musk, oakmoss, and sandalwood. The vibrant top notes include ginger, bergamot, and mandarin orange.
9. Valentina Pink
Launched to high acclaim in 2015, Valentina Pink is a floral scent created exclusively for women, encased within a pink bottle adorned with a rose design. Created by perfumers Daphne Bugey and Fabrice Pellegrin, this gourmand scent is perfect for wear in the warmer spring and summer months.
This fruity scent, filled with notes of optimism, includes rich base notes of amber, cashmere wood, and praline. Key floral notes of rose and peony fill the heart of this scent, whilst fruity blends of strawberry, blackberry, and musk form the top notes.
10. Rock’n Rose
A fragrance created for the provocative, modern-day rock princess, Rock’n Rose was first launched in 2006 and created by Francoise Caron. Designed for women, this scent is encased within a spherical bottle with an elegant diamond-shaped top. Beautifully harmonizing fruity, floral, and sensual notes, this fragrance is complex and intriguing.
The mysterious base notes are musk, orris root, heliotrope, and sandalwood, whilst the blackcurrant, bergamot, and lily of the valley offer a floral hit. Middle notes of rose, gardenia, and orange blossom provide a floral bouquet of scent.
11. Valentino Donna Acqua
Launched in 2017, Valentino Donna Acqua is a floral fragrance designed exclusively for women by expert perfumer Sonia Constant. This fragrance is subtle and versatile, making it ideal for any occasion, day or night.
The top notes of pear and almond are bitter-sweet, forming a gentle contrast to smooth floral chords of jasmine and frangipani at its heart. Base notes of hawthorn and sandalwood provide seductive depth and longevity.