Growing up as a tomboy, I never had much use for smelling all flowery and sweet. Perfumes were something I looked upon with distaste and mild horror, because I never understood the appeal of smelling like a bed of roses, and this opinion was further enforced whenever a heavily perfumed woman walked past me on the streets, leaving behind a hideously lingering scent of overpowering perfume. Eeks!
Of course, when I got older and got enticed into the glamorous grown-up world of beauty and cosmetics, fragrances became something I learnt to appreciate more and more, and now, spritzing my favourite scent on has become a ritual that completes my beauty routine 😉 That being said, I prefer to stick to my lighter and fresher scents, rather than risk sensory overload by smelling like an entire florist shop!
With the launch of the new Valentina Acqua Floreale, there are now three signature scents under Valentino.
Valentina Acqua Floreale (left) | Valentina EDP (centre) | Valentina Assoluto (right)
The GWP (gift with purchase) that’s really adorable. The miniature bottle is so quaint, and the leather pouch looks like it’s of really good quality too! I like miniature-sized products, perfect for packing into the luggage for travel, and simply too cute! 🙂
At the event, we had fun with a quiz that decided for us which fragrance we were most suitable for, depending on our personality and preferences. I like fresh and light scents, so the new Valentina Acqua Floreale was the one that was singled out for me!
*NEW* 2013 Valentino’s Valentina Acqua Floreale
Master perfumer Olivier Cresp designed it as an alchemy of contrasting notes. The sparkling freshness of bergamot is combined with more delicate, feminine notes of neroli and is followed by a harmonious blend of mimosa, jasmine, orange blossom, and tuberose. Warm and sensuous accords of amber and patchouli complete the bouquet.
The result is an elegant and sophisticated eau de toilette full of luminosity, energy and freshness. It awakens the senses and is an element of seduction, accentuating the vibrant joie de vivre of the modern Valentino woman.
Price : SD$162 (EDT 80ml) | SD$126 (EDT 50ml)
What I like about the fragrance is the way it starts off light and fresh, but still has an underlying musk that gives it a sophisticated and sensual quality! I also like the sleek glass bottle with its exquisite nozzle design. So pretty!
The fragrances are available at Metro Paragon & Takashimaya, while Valentina Acqua Floreale is available at Robinsons Raffles City & Tangs Orchard! 🙂
We had lots of fun with customising our own iPhone cases at the event: Definitely one of the funnest things I’ve done at a event in a long time! :DDD And I’ve received so many compliments on my casing too, hehe. Thanks to the team who prepared all the materials for us to play around with!
Some of the examples displayed for inspiration!
I love doing craft things and we were so engrossed in creating our cases with the pretty decals and gems provided for us!
Tadaaa… My masterpiece! Love it 😉
Thanks for having us, Valentino! 😀