Rated 4.75 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Beautiful for a Night Out/Husband Approved
I really enjoyed this perfume. Moments after I sprayed it my husband said from another room "smells pretty!" It smells expensive, pretty and clean but has a slightly heavy note, maybe has a hint of musk? On the sample package it says "floriental woody fragrance" so perhaps I'm referring to the woody notes. So for me it's definitely an evening/night out perfume. It's not one I would wear everyday, but definitely a go to for dinner with my husband or a night out. It makes me want to dress up! Also, one spray of the scent lasts for a good amount of time. I can still subtly smell it hours later. Overall I really loved my free sample #bzzagent #freesample
Most Helpful Critical Review Pretty but all too familiar
VALENTINO DONNA BORN IN ROMA EAU DE PARFUM is a nice fragrance that I enjoyed wearing but I'm a fragrance fanatic with a large collection and already own scents that smell quite similar. This perfume is not unique. In fact, it's very similar to Dior's Poison Girl Eau de Toilette in terms of the orange, vanilla, and white floral shared notes. The only main difference is that Born in Roma has a stronger woodsy base which is almost too heavy for my taste after the top notes wear off. The longevity and projection are great so that's a plus. But overall, my opinion is that this isn't a unique scent and not something I'd expect from a high end designer. It's definitely something created to appeal to the mass market.
Reviewed by 2333 customers Love it
Alita7 from undisclosed
Perfect women scent. Floral sweet, suitable for spring and summer
AliceinWonderland from Rockwall, TX
I was searching for a Fall/Winter scent and this was exactly what I was looking for! It was a blind buy, and I am so happy. It is deep enough for cooler weather, but not too deep come Spring. It smells delicious and I can't help but think of it as a grown and sexy version of Viva La Juicy. I know not all the notes are the same but it kind of reminds me of that. It is long lasting and sits well on the skin and clothes. I use one spray on one wrist and one on my collar bone and I can still smell it 8 hours later. My signature scent is Yellow Diamond year round, but this may be her competition.
Des from Maryland
Love this scent!!!!
KaydeeB from Pittsburgh, PA
Has a very nice sophisticated scent to it.
NishaB from Washington DC
Great fragrance but last longer on clothes than skin... I've already gotten compliments!
Antoinette from Raleigh, NC
I thought I loved the perfume from a magazine insert and I smelled it in a department store. It was great then I bought it. It doesn't project and it doesn't last long. It smells like a generic fragrance.
I love the scent but it is not long lasting, unfortunately.
Dollfacekim from Hershey, PA
I blind buy perfumes for fun like most of us on Ulta do. This reminded me a bit of Lancome's La Vie Est Belle but with sweeter accords. It is very flirty, sexy, and an overall beautiful scent that is not too overwhelming or offensive. I love it. My problem, and why I won't be buying bigger, is that there is no sillage and the longevity is literally under an hour. I would rather find something else that actually lasts than to keep spraying myself like I'm desperate to hold this scent onto my body/hair/clothing, it makes it seem "cheap" for lack of better words. It's not outstanding enough to bother trying to make it work, sadly. I love the scent, but it's just not worth it
Jessgh1101 from Miami
Amazing sweet scent. Sophisticated. Great for any occasion. Everyone seems to ask me about it so I assume they like it too. Definitely would recommend if you're not so much into the best selling "old lady" scent perfumes out there.
Smells fresh and clean
Connie G from OKC
Smells so good
My New Signature scent
Tomadeupjazz from AZ
THIS.IS.AMAZING!! A sweet yet elegant floral. It's feminine and girly but not so much so that older women wouldn't like this. The floral wraps up nicely under the vanilla and it works SO GREAT with my chemistry. Lasts on me literally until I take a shower and scrub it off. I could wear this everyday, for date night, during the summer, fall, any season and anytime. This is going to be the scent I make memories in, and people will remember me by. It's perfect for me. So happy it was recommended to me and now I'm recommending it to you all
Smells so good!!!
Miss from Las Vegas
I love this perfume and the smell is so nice and long lasting!!! Super happy that I went with this one!
I would by this again
Kellie from Redding Ca
No need to reapply. Long lasting fragrance
I'm in love with this fragrance
Lisa K from Euless Tx
I wear it all the time
Love from Connecticut
I love this perfume! It smells so good and has great staying power! if you love Black Opium, you'll adore this!
Not for me
sianjaay from NC
I was gonna buy the full size, considering the high ratings of it, BUT oh thank GOD I wasnt :) I will give this to my mom in-law cause I think it is better for older ladies lol
Lina from New York, NY
My new favorite! I am extremely picky when it comes to perfumes because most will give me migraines. However, this one smells AMAZING and lasts all day long. I love it!!! I will continue repurchasing it.
Diana from Dallas, TX.
This is a sweet and floral type fragrance. So far every time I've worn it, I've gotten compliments mostly from men lol it lasts pretty ok, could be longer for the price but I'm not complaining. I'd probably wear this year round, maybe more going out tho! Bottom line I love this scent and will be keeping it in my collection for sure 😍😍
Ant from IL
Bought this on a total whim based on the reviews and I love it. It's the classy, elegant scent that I've been looking for and I'm so glad I gave it a try.
PTY Girl from Arizona
This fragrance is beautiful . If you like black opium or la vie est belle you would love this. I think this fragrance is perfect for year round. If you are on the fence just buy it you won't be disappointed!
Nancy from Atlanta, Georgia
It smells good but not my favorite im so glad i got the travel size spray because this is not my type of fragrance. It smells like hairspray at first to be honest i would say this is definitely a fragrance for like a mother or grandmother.
Tburr from Texas
Ok I bought this online on a whim by not smelling and trusting reviews. I like when people compare it to another perfume if possible. But I didn't find to many comparisons. But when I did receive this & sprayed it....WOW, I couldn't believe how much it reminded me of Black Opium. It doesn't take a lot and can be overpowering if oversprayed. For me I think this is more of a Fall scent or an evening night out scent. But overall I liked it!
Yari from Supply nc
I would never buy this again
Johnny from LA
My girlfriend recently got this and smells like a 95 year old woman. If you are a male you do not want your girlfriend/wife wearing this. Great Christmas present for a grandma or great aunt.
Smells great, staying power is meh
Arie from Portage, MI
I absolutely LOVE the way this smells. It's warm and sweet. However, this scent does not last very well. It has ok staying power on clothing, but on skin it's completely gone within a couple of hours. It's definitely a fragrance I would want to keep a travel size in my purse of for touch ups through out the day.
Rockie from DC
I'm so in love... sweet smell... has a familiar scent... long lasting. I just want to hug myself all day when wearing Valentino... smells like Ms. Dior but better... I freakin love this fragrance...just bought this bottled and want another one as already.