I’m very selective when it comes to choosing what fragrances I wear and when. On weekends when doing my grocery run or catching up with friends, I tend to wear light casual scents. At work or when I’m heading to an evening event, it’s a strong, bold scent that gets noticed. Over the last year, an increasing number of designers are releasing Eau De Parfum editions of their classic fragrances – a concept I welcome with open arms. Valentino is the latest brand to release a concentrated version of its signature scent Valentino Uomo which is rebellious, masculine and timeless, much like the gentleman who will wear it.
Fragrance name: Valentino Uomo Intense
Fragrance: notes: Black suede, iris absolute, clary sage, mandarin and vanilla bean
Described as: Rebellious, masculine and energetic. Valentino Uomo Intense is an extension of the eau de toilette which preserves and enhances the fragrances original aura. It accentuates the fragrances rebellious nature by replacing white leather with the intense scent of black suede making the fragrance more seductive and increasing its allure. The inclusion of clary sage, iris absolute and light citrus add a new level of refinement.
Wear it: Day or night in the cooler months. During spring and summer wear it at night when you want to impress. This eau de parfum is ‘intense’ as the name implies and leaves a lasting trail that will get you noticed.
Price: Valentino Uomo Intense 100ml RRP $145. Available now from selected Myer and David Jones department stores nationally.
The verdict: There’s nothing better than walking into a room and being complimented on how good you smell, and this fragrance has that effect. It’s robust and unique, yet timeless and elegant. It’s the perfect scent for a sophisticated black tie event or a night out when you need to turn up the charm.