Valentino has released Donna and Uomo Born in Roma Coral Fantasy, flankers that base themselves on the sunsets in Rome. Donna and Uomo are both the third additions to the Born in Roma range, following the original release and a Yellow Dream flanker.
Valentino’s press release described the fragrance’s muse as such: “It is inspired by the sunset in Rome, the magical sky with an incredible coral color that encompasses the entire city, it is the end of the day, we are having an aperitif to drink on a terrace and the sun sets over Rome, our young people express themselves with fantasy. In Valentino the corals are daring!”
Donna’s bottle has been designed to specifically match the original release and the Yellow Dream flanker. On the top, the lid is painted matte black and has the Valentino signature spike design running its circumference. The bottle itself features a similar Rockstud design, allowing the peach-coloured juice to shine through.
Valentino Donna Born in Roma Coral Fantasy utilizes three citrus notes on the top. The common Orange note is paired with exotic Pink and Yellow Kiwi. Below in the heart is the sole floral note of Jasmine and the base concludes with dense Musk and Ambrette Seeds.
The original release of Donna Born in Roma focused much more on its fruity and floral aromas. Jasmine was apparent in three different forms: Jasmine, Jasmine Sambac and Jasmine Tea. This note has transferred into the new release, although the similarities stop there.
Yellow Dream is very different in comparison to Coral Fantasy. The Musk note is seen in both fragrances, although Yellow Dream focuses on its Lemon and Rose accords as opposed to the fruitiness of Coral Fantasy.
Uomo’s bottle design copies aspects of the original release, specifically in its rounded shape, dark-coloured upper body and see-through bottom portion. The Uomo line does not feature an enclosed cap. Instead, the atomizer is exposed and is solidified above a Rockstud collar.
Valentino Uomo Born In Roma Coral Fantasy features a very unique set of top notes amidst a contemporary note breakdown. At the top, a revatilizing Bergamot accord pairs with Red Apple. Down below, Bourbon Geranium dances its way towards Clary Sage. Finally at the base, dark Tobacco works with Patchouli to give Uomo a stiff background.
Uomo Born in Roma Coral Fantasy decided to take a completely different spin on the Uomo line, taking the occasional note from its brothers. The original release of Uomo Born in Roma has Mineral Notes, Violet Leaf and Salt at the top. In the heart, Ginger and Sage work as aromatics while Woody Notes and Vetiver conclude the scent.
Its Yellow Dream partner took a similar approach at the top, opting for Orange as its citrus accord and Pineapple as its fruit. In the heart Ginger, Spices and Gingerbread give the fragrance a warm and inviting feel. At the base, Vanilla Absolute and Cedar Essence help recreate the impenetrable base.
Valentino Donna Born In Roma Coral Fantasy is available in three standard sizes: 30ml, 50ml and 100ml. All three sizes will be equipped with an atomized spray bottle that is hidden beneath the cap. 30ml will cost you around $81 USD, 50ml retails for $109 USD and the 100ml is $151 USD.
Valentino Uomo Born in Roma Coral Fantasy is also armed with an atomized sprayer, although it is only available in a 50ml and 100ml at the moment. 50ml will cost around $80 USD and Valentino is asking $115 USD for the 100ml.