Rated 4.76 out of 5 stars
I was very excited to explore and test this perfume as I'm very familiar with the Valentino line of fragrances. The bottle design is a very important aspect to me, as I also use fragrances as display pieces. This particular bottle is very appealing. As this is a variant of the original, it still maintains a recognizable style, but enough difference to really make it unique. This is also an 'eau de parfum', meaning it should have a fierce, long-lasting fragrance. The top three accords of this scent are: musky, fruity, and rose.
I began by applying this directly to my skin on all of my prominent pulse-points. As for the 'initial onset', I found it to DEFINITELY be my type of perfume. It is extremely sweet - a bit of the fruity-note pleasantly intertwined with the florals in the most perfect way. It is a very strong scent, one that instantly reminded me of the freshness of the glossy pages of a new magazine. I checked-in on the wear progress after three hours, and it still provided a very powerful aroma. As it continued to wear, I noticed it took on a more 'fresh' vibe, which I really enjoyed. I kept wearing this all-day long, and re-checked it as I was preparing my nightly routine. It was still the same - noticeable and fresh during that time. It is a fragrance that will endure your longest days!
I personally find this to be a very feminine scent. Although I typically prefer unisex fragrances, this is one I will certainly keep wearing. My husband (who is very honest regarding fragrances) gave his absolute approval and continously commented on how good it smelled! While I wear this, I instantly feel more confident and irresistible. I can envision myself wearing this all of the time, for numerous occasions. Although 'rose' is listed within the top three accords, I don't smell it heavily in this fragrance. I'm NOT a fan of rose-scented things, but this one is incorporated and mixed remarkably well. Concerning the best purpose for wearing this - I honestly see this as a normal, daily wear. I can even imagine this becoming somebody's 'signature scent'. I truly think this perfume will pair amazingly well with the upcoming Spring fashion scene.
I received this complimentary from #Influenster and #Valentino in exchange for my honest opinion, and here's what I think about it:
Let's get the obvious out of the way - this bottle is gorgeous. It's very pleasant to hold in your hand and quite comfortable in use. Now to the less obvious parts... the scent is pretty but is also very "meh" in a sense that it is an echo of so many scents you can find not only in perfumes but in body mists from at least one very popular retailer (anyone looking for some lingerie? *hint-hint*). I would say that the fruity notes (kiwi, especially) make it quite youthful. Born in Roma Coral Fantasy would be a fun everyday type of a fragrance to use in the spring/summer when our moods and spirits are lifted, but don't expect it to come off as anything sophisticated or mature. The other not so obvious thing I must talk about is the longevity and projection of this fragrance... they are just not there! Maybe the projection is not much of an issue right when you apply it, but the longevity is much to be desired for here. It only took an hour (maybe two) since applying for it to be very much gone from my skin. That's not great, especially for a house like Valentino. Many flankers to the originals seem to do poorly lately, and this is not an exception. Is it the worst fragrance? No! Again, it's pretty. If you have extra money to spend, go for it. But you could also get something similar for the lower price.
Amanda from Texas
This fragrance is so delicious and juicy. I absolutely love it. I have a big size and purse size.
Aly from Montana
I got this a month ago and not only do I get comments from girls about it but multiple guys have commented on how good it smells too! Win!
This is a different fragrance for me. I enjoy the smell (dries down nicely) and lasts pretty long. Something you may want to try...
Dede from Dallas, TX
This is my all time favorite perfume, however, it does not last long at all. I recommend layering it with a strong and long lasting vanilla scent.
Terri-Ann from Virginia Beach VA
Smells really good on me , everyone's body chemistry is different. I sprayed it on left the store to see how it smells after a few hours .
victoriat162 from undisclosed
I love this perfume so much! It is absolutely amazing! The smell of this reminds me of a body mist that I had growing up and it brings back such nostalgic memories! This fragrance does have a strong peach note to it.
veronicar199 from undisclosed
Good perfume if you like something that it is sweet like candy. I'd say it's more of a younger flirty perfume. It was a fun playful sweet smell to it, perfect for hot summer days
jamieb210 from undisclosed
I always have loved Dolce and Gabana the one but this by far is my new favorite scent for everyday use. Not too overwhelming and you don't need a ton to smell amazing. Making the price point worth it.
samphan23 from undisclosed
This parfum is my favorite forever!!!
Sweet, stay last long and very make me feel I'm fancy 😌😌😚😚😚😚
Expensive but worth it 😍
Would definitely recommend it to friends
nooro166 from undisclosed
My favorite perfume ever!!! Always get so many compliments on it. Perfect for an everyday wear. Very floral and fruity!!
tiffanybcreator from undisclosed
It's such a gray scent I hate the lemon citrus scents but this smells sweet and citrusy not the normal everyday scent but perfect for a night out.
jenniferf424 from undisclosed
I asked my husband for this for Christmas and got it! It's such a beautiful tropical scent! I can't wait to wear it when spring/summer begins! It has notes of kiwi and Brazilian orange as well as jasmine rose, to cedar and white musk really a beautiful fragrance. I wore a tester and got so many compliments on the scent!
rebekahr38 from undisclosed
I bought this recently and was a bit disappointed! Smells so bright and citrusy but definitely is not long lasting neither does is project. No scent trail when you walk but someone may smell it on you if they are VERY close. Only last about 2-3 hours on skin and clothing
Callie from Augusta, GA
The packaging is so cool, I love it. It smells amazing, one of the best smells I've bought, will be my daily wear.
Dez cortez from Independence, OR
I think this is the best scents! I love how it last all day and smells so good. My husband loves when I wear it I love the smell.
Sabrina from Sacramento, CA
I love this perfume! It's so pretty and feminine smelling. Definitely my new favorite. The perfect mix of floral and fruity
Shay628 from undisclosed
This is my new fav smell I love it so much I wish the smell lasted a bit longer when applied
Anastasia from undisclosed
I did not get my perfume and they didn't want to refund my money so no I'm not happy
Connie from Dallas tx
This is a must and last all day!
Caitlynn from Milton Florida
My all time favorite scent, would definitely buy again and again
Jayme from Las Vegas NV
Just bought this and I LOVE it. Perfect for spring.
Nellie from Pennsylvania
Lasts incredibly long and smells intoxicating. I'm a fan of the original born in roma and am not surprised that such a good flanker scent was derived. Both are
Teddy324 from undisclosed
Fresh new fragrance not overpowering very pleasant
Mercedes from Nashville, TN
I have never felt sexier wearing this scent!! I catch myself smelling my wrist over and over again. I get so many compliments on what perfume I wear, it definitely turns some heads. 😉 I highly recommend this for anyone, it has such a beautiful sweet scent.
MsShe from undisclosed
My favorite fragrance, I love the fresh fun smell that could be in any season.