Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
Here's the truth, I thought it was women's perfume. I swiped on a sample-oh so pretty!, oh, strong...- um, is it for men or women? ( sample says For her. For him. For them.... )- I really like it! Then I realized Valentino has a whole complex line of his/ hers Born in Roma. So, I ordered the women's travel spray Intense, thinking it would be similar. It. was.not. (Yuck. So powdery, so cloying)
I returned the women's spray today ( though I'll give the other versions a try) and paid for a 50 ml bottle of the Uomo BIR Intense. Though its a large amount of fragrance for me to use in a reasonable time. Why can't men buy travel spray? Nobody would risk losing this at the airport, such big bottles. Oh, but the bottle is also gorgeous.
I'm surely not the first woman to wear men's fragrance; I may get caught out, maybe I'll meet 'the one' wearing the same. Who knows?
This is a gorgeous men's fragrance for men who aren't afraid of a little sweetness. For this woman, not afraid of a little earthiness. Tbh, I'm trying to discover whether I have some light floral to layer over this because the florals don't seem to linger for more than a hour or two, but if not, no worries. I think this is a tremendously beautiful scent and just have to wear it. On a man I think this would be very, very alluring.
I received this expecting it to be another variant of the already established line, happily I can say this is a little better and a touch different from the others I have tried and smelled.
Vanilla, lavender and vetiver are the notes I pick up and they come together in a nice amalgamation of a high end soapy smell with a lavender touch. Basically to me this is aromatherapy for the senses. I did wear this for a few weeks before I wrote my review to duly test this, I enjoy it but feel like it isn't such a far stray from the current lineup, I do feel like I get around 3-4 hours of projection and it's a skin scent for me after that for about 7-8 hours. All in all I think it's a very nice calm scent and could wear it to work or on a date night if I didn't want to be too wild. Personally I'd have to say it is good! Thank you Valentino and Influenster for the opportunity to test and review the product!!
Rater007 from Illinois
This smells very great. I only tried the sample, now I'm interested in a 3.4oz.
BobbyVTX from Longview TX
Love it! Smells great, lots of compliments! a friend had some and I was instantly hooked! I looked all over for the Parfume version, hard to find so I ordered it here.
Roy from Los Angeles
First time I smelled this I was hooked. Was initially going to buy a different fragrance but once I tried this I totally forgot the other one. This is a must buy.
johnathanm from undisclosed
I got this free tester and was not sure if I would like it very much. It has a fruity scent and has quickly become my go to cologne. I typically will spray one spray and it will last all day. I have received many compliments on the scent.
devantem from undisclosed
At first I didn't like the intense version of Born in Roma. It actually took me a few tries (and some compliments) until I started to like it. It's on the sweeter side of colognes but it lasts quite a while and throughout the day the warm, spicy notes come out.
johnr55 from undisclosed
Long lasting scent, always get compliments on how I smell when wearing this. A light powdery scent but still strong scented; you don't need but a spray or two.
Dcmarvel from Newyork
Decent performance, average fragrance overall, better optional are available
Truman Williams from Dothan, Alabama
This fragrance has the IT factor! Long lasting, head turning fragrance. It's definitely the one!
Sxrge from undisclosed
Smells absolutely amazing definitely best in my collection so far
Nicole from Oklahoma
Guys (and girls because the vanilla in this one is making it lean comfortably unisex in my opinion) do not listen to the haters or the YouTube influencers who say this fragrance is trash! One sniff off a test strip made my eyes roll lol! It smells so good that I actually am tempted to buy it for myself and I'm a woman. This is youthful, but not juvenile, and brings a warmer, darker aspect to the OG Uomo Born in Roma. Perfect scent for cooler weather and a definite date night compliment getter. I would also say this is signature scent worthy and even office appropriate as long as you don't go crazy with the sprays. People will appreciate this warm, sweet, yet earthy/woody scent, trust me!
P from Somewhere, NC
When people ask me what I'm wearing, I dont tell them. By far my favorite scent.
Joshuafloresmendez's from Connecticut
Best cologne ever bought for my self have lots of compliments
Antonio A from Lorain, Oh
Amazing, the combination of vanilla and lavender is the sexiest thing ever
mreverything from undisclosed
Not sure what happened to my original review, but I love this way better than the edt! Both are nice, but this one is better. It is deep and rich. It smells wonderful and I would definitely recommend this for anyone looking for a new fragrance.
Jeremy S Drums from undisclosed
This cologne Smells amazing strong so spray lightly
rnadona from undisclosed
I got home with a amazing surprise !!! This is the new Valentino fragrance with a intense wood,fresh herbs that makes the scent unique blend, a fragrance for who embrace diversity, value and personalities; and likes to celebrate them with their friends! Make your own rules, be yourself and feel powerful with this perfume !
huyn3 from undisclosed
I'm at the store right after work so I'll call when I'm ready for a walk and I see your car and I can come pick you guys when
luckcastillo from undisclosed
This is an amazing smelling scent. It is unisex but for me personally, it falls under the male spectrum a little more. It is very strong and bold & lays on the skin. That being said, it is still a great smelling option for all parties.
michaelq8 from undisclosed
This type of fragrance is usually not my go to, but for a night out I think it's perfect. The fragrance is very strong and lasts. You actually don't need to spray too much. You can definitely smell the lavender, vanilla, and it has a woodsy hint as well.
danielr36 from undisclosed
It's a strong scent, so it's important to only apply a small portion. It can become overwhelming very quickly. Overall, the scent is great, especially coming into this season.
contourking4life from undisclosed
I really like the smell of this fragrance but I wish it lasted longer on my skin . If you want it to last longer I recommend putting on a non scented lotion first then the fragrance
Zach Boni from Calcutta, Ohio
Such an addicting scent. One of my favorite easy reach fragrances!
SebastianGaddi from Barranquilla, Colombia.
People ask me a lot, "What is that fragrance? I like it a lot and it was a surprise because I had never smelled it before.
derrickg6 from undisclosed
One of the best colognes I own it helped me complete my collection in my Valentino born I. Emma intense did not expect a big bottle made me happy to receive
Tura from Anderson SC
I didn't get my online offer!!! I get only fragrance