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Current Sniffs: Favorite Fragrances Right Now

Current Sniffs - Favorite Fragrances Right Now // Belle Belle Beauty

Just in time for that little holiday on Thursday, I thought I’d round up some favorite fragrances that have crossed my desk lately.

Tom Ford Black Orchid: One of Tom Ford’s classic scents, this dark and sensual fragrance is just spicy enough. There is a layer of deliciousness with Black Currant, Black Truffle and fruit. Lotus Wood, Patchouli, Incense and Vetiver play prominently. And I love the creamy vanilla as it dries down.

Ivanka Trump Eau de Parfum: I was surprised to fall for this one. But lately, celebrity-created fragrances have been capturing my heart more than I expected. Inspired by grace and beauty, Ivanka developed a very wearable scent that features both sophisticated and playful notes. Italian Bergamot, Apple, Pineapple and Pink Peppercorn set up a playful top note experience. But Rose, Amber, Vanilla and Patchouli round out  with a seductive, warm and sophisticated end.

Valentino Valentina Assoluto Eau de Parfum: Already hooked on the original Valentina, no surprise I love the newer, more intense iteration. Absoluto has the freshness with bergamot and peach, but with the fervor of Italian floral Chypre. Jasmine and tuberose are calmed with vanilla. This is such a great spring-time scent with the giddiness of fruit but sweetness of white florals and vanilla.

Valentino Valentina Eau de Parfum

I don’t review parfumes very often, so when I do mention them, I think it is something exceptional. And how could you resist something inspired Italian It Girls? I’d like to envision myself as a cool, careless and rebellious Italian heiress. Not even close, I know… but I can dream, can’t I?

This gorgeous bottle is a true peice of art for your vanity. The metal flowers make this bottle indulgent and elegant. And I love the old school spray cap.

While I like to describe Valentina as classic, clean, springy and fresh, I understand the are more nuanced “notes”. These include:

  • Italian – Exuberant Freshness – Calabrian bergamot and white alba truffle.
  • Floral – Floral Irreverence – White flowers and wild strawberry.
  • Oriental – Captivating Ambery Woods – Cedar and amber.

Valentina is already my Spring 2012 fragrance. Check it out for yourself at Neiman Marcus – after all, it is Beauty Event time!