Valentino V Absolu is a warm, spicy, fun-with-an-edge kind of scent. Something that could definitely be a signature scent if you're warm and fun and kind of a flirt. I am a huge rose fan, but I don't smell a single rose. Even so, this is a sexy-cozy scent, so if you think of your personality as a contradiction, this is for you. The cozy comes from comfort smells like fig, vanilla, and cinnamon. I call them smells and not notes, because they're all not necessarily notes in this fragrance, but you could swear they were (especially the cinnamon). The sexy side comes from the spicy, take-charge kick it opens up with, which stays with you in a subtle way in the dry-down.
Very likeable scent for me...not a must have, so I won't purchase a bottle, but would happily wear it if received as a gift. Enjoy the original, too.
so sweet and powdery, smells absolutely delicious! the most prominent notes for me were the rose, amber and vanilla. Lasts ages and just gets stronger for the first few hours, dries down to more woody but still sweet rose notes
Comparing Valentino V and Valentiono V Absolu, I do prefer Valentino V. These two perfumes are quite similar, IMHO. For the very first hour Valentino V Absolu is a tiny bit more beautiful on my skin, but it is for the next seven hours Valentino V is the most beautiful.
Both perfumes are very wearable, so if you donīt want an as small perfumewardrobe as possible, you can have great joy owning both! These two quarter-cirkle-shaped bottles, one clear and one red, makes a lovely pair in a perfumewardrobe!
Valention V Absolu gets a thumbs up from me!
VA is very very sweet, very good logevity and good sillage. Sometimes, itís too much. The roses and the fig here are very strong and Iím not too sure they make a good mix yet, the vanilla takes center stage early on and the amber becomes a quiet slave to it.
I canít even imagine how sweet this one migh have been if not for the presence of the grapefruit or the other top notes.
This is more of a fall-winter time, night out scent.
Doest it smell like V? yes, but only like a mother might smell like their daughter. That means to me, that there are some similarities but they can stand for very different scents for each one.
Itís on the verge of being unelegant. On some skins, it can be a crash-and-burn.
This is a great fragrance... starts off sparkling, moves into sweetness, and dries down sexy. To me, it's a "dress-up" scent-- not for casual or day wear-- good for a night out on the town. It projects quite a bit, so a light spritz should do it. (It is very noticeable, so if you like "neutral" or "light" fragrances this one is probably not for you.)