Monday, 4 November 2013

Smelling sweet | Valentino Valentina

Valentina perfume | #bbloggers review

We all know that smells are linked to memory, and even more so when it's relating to a person. I still remember my Mum's special "going out" scent when I was younger, when she'd wear her black fur collar coat and her eyelashes were longer than usual. It was an expensive, decadent smell - she doesn't remember what brand it was exactly, but I know for sure when I smell it again, I'll know.

So for me, perfume isn't really about what it smells like - more about what it reminds you of.

Valentina perfume | #bbloggers review

Valentina Acqua Floreale smells like Spring. Which is an incredibly broad description but true. It reminds me of sitting in my Dad's allotment right next to the wild flower fields. Where my parents live the land is quite hilly, so when the wind comes down the whole village can smell like flowers, or bonfires, or hay drying. You city folk are missing out!

I don't even need to mention the box - it's the most beautifully presented set I think I've ever seen! Because my memory of expensive smells is infrequent, I associate the nicer ones with "special" occasions. This one will come out at weekends and evenings, rather than just for work - sorry office pals.

What do lovely smells remind you of?

5 comments:

  1. Miss Dior reminds me of my trip to Paris for my 21st. DKNY's Be Delicious makes me think of 6th Form. The Body Shops mango EDT takes me back to Dublin in the Summer. I love pairing perfumes with trips or seasons.
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

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  2. I love how perfumes remind you of certain times or people! The ladies in my family have all worn the same scents for years so there's always perfumes that remind me of them, which is nice. This looks so beautiful, I love how it's packaged! Really want to smell it now xxx

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  3. Man scents are so powerful, My mum was always caught in Red door by Elizabeth Arden, it reminds me of growing up.
    xE

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  4. Anais Anais reminds me of my Mum when I was little, I still keep a bottle of it as it's a real comfort scent for me!

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  5. Such a pretty box. Vera Wang Princess always reminds me of being a teenager and Classique By Jean Paul Gaultier is always going to remind me of my trip to Devon xx

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