The Valentino Donna perfume gains in intensity
Over time, Sonia Constant has succeeded in carving out a place of choice in the world of smells. Among the 50 women perfumers in France, she is currently one of the most renowned noses. For her, perfumery was her destiny. A sensitive, hardworking and passionate woman, she has retained from her rural childhood a taste for nature. However, it is precisely this love of plants that we find in his latest composition for the Valentino brand. Valentino Donna Noir Absolu is a complex essence, revealing to us a new face of the rose.
The history of the Valentino Donna family
The workshops of the Valentino house are located in the heart of Rome, more precisely in the Palazzo Mignanelli. This historic house in the Italian capital has a timeless elegance that makes it so unique. However, it is precisely to pay homage to him that the perfume Valentino Donna was made in 2015. This juice has all the poetry and refinement of Valentino. It is in perfect harmony with the image we have of Italian women. He has an indisputable charm as well as a strong character. Initially, this resulted in a unique, subtle and light fragrance. , based on a typically Italian floral luminosity. Then, in 2017, Valentino Donna became Valentino Donna Acqua, highlighting pear, green almond, rose and frangipani. Valentino Donna Noir Absolu is therefore the third version of this collection. This time, it is about floral romanticism matched with a strong dose of impertinence.
Valentino Donna Noir Absolu’s floral recipe
Through Valentino Donna Noir Absolu, Sonia Constant let her love for flowers express itself. Thus, the rose is the major ingredient of this composition. Nevertheless, it is worked here in a more wild and fiery aspect than usual. Moreover, this is felt from the start of this perfume. Valentino Donna Noir Absolu takes off on a breath of black pepper. His heart, meanwhile, becomes more greedy. He combines plum with liquor. Finally, Valentino Donna Noir Absolu gradually becomes smoother. Its base envelops itself in the softness of sandalwood. The leather, meanwhile, reinforces the animality of the whole while making Valentino Donna Noir Absolu a particularly sensual juice.
The new opacity of the Valentino Donna Noir Absolu perfume bottle
Valentino Donna Noir Absolu is displayed in a bottle with an identical silhouette to that of its predecessors. Cubic in shape, it is completely covered with a prism. A golden bar breaks with its black opacity. This highlights the name of Valentino. Finally, the whole is topped with a golden spray cabochon, a sign of all the refinement of the House of Valentino.
“Donna Absolute Black” was born in 2017 and follows on from the “Donna” fragrance released in 2015. Ultra feminine with Mediterranean charm, “Donna” has succeeded in conquering the world. If “Donna Noir Absolu” is just as elegant as its eldest, it nevertheless wants to be more sensual and puts leather back in the spotlight. Fragile but strong at the same time, the Valentino woman is just like today’s woman. Above all contemporary, it nevertheless benefits from a natural grace. If the rose is still the star of the composition, it is very spicy here.
Donna Noir Absolu, a perfumed elegance from Sonia Constant
The talented perfumer Sonia Constant was chosen by the house of Valentino to imagine “Donna Noir Absolu”. She was also the one who directed “Donna”. If Sonia Constant graduated from the perfume school, ISIPCA, she was influenced by great perfumers such as Dominique Ropion, Olivier Pescheux and Christine Nagel. Sonia Constant loves to travel and especially enjoys working with flowers. When asked about her job, she says, “I have always seen my nose job as a way of talking to the subconscious of others … My creations are true destinations. They are places in which everyone can stroll at will. I am not imposing anything, I am only suggesting “. We owe Sonia Constant great perfumes like “In New York” by Van Cleef & amp; Arpels, “Emblem” by Montblanc or even “Noir pour Femme” by Tom Ford.
Donna Noir Absolu, a sassy rose of Valentino perfumes
“Donna Noir Absolu” is not lacking character and begins with notes of pepper, which is quite rare. Then, the heart is composed of roses in overdose, associated with prune and liqueur, thus giving a dose of audacity to the composition. The rose is the most used flower in perfumery. Two species of roses are used, namely the Centifolia rose (or May rose) and the Damascena rose. The Greeks and Hebrews used to lay roses for wedding ceremonies. Roses were also placed in the tombs. The red rose has been cultivated since the 13th century in Provins. There is a legend around the rose for each era and each people. In the language of flowers, the rose is an allegory of love. Both powerful and fragile, the rose symbolizes all feelings of love. In perfumery, rose essence is obtained by distilling freshly harvested flowers. The rose gives off very floral and soft tones. Finally, the base of “Donna Noir Absolu” is intense and endowed with a carnal, even animal sensuality, because it combines leather and sandalwood. The bottle is the emblematic bottle of the house of Valentino, sporting the color black for the occasion. Rectangular in shape, the bottle is traversed by a multitude of prisms that seem to evoke the freestone of an Italian palace.