Smell Great This Summer: Perfume Reviews

Smell Great This Summer: Perfume Reviews

Perfumes are on top of my must-have summer list.

So when Be for Beauty went to Bali this year (stay tuned to our travelogues), we decided to try on two perfumes that made it to our dresser: Signorina Misteriosa by Salvatore Ferragamo and Rose Goldea by Bvlgari Perfumes.

We Tried It: Signorina Misteriosa by Salvatore Ferragamo

Newly launched in India: Signorina Misteriosa at Ferragamo, Emporio Mall, New Delhi.

Newly launched in India: Signorina Misteriosa at Ferragamo, Emporio Mall, New Delhi.
Newly launched in India: Signorina Misteriosa at Ferragamo, Emporio Mall, New Delhi.

 

Said to be available this month, Be For Beauty attended the launch event of Ferragamo’s latest addition Signorina Misteriosa at DLF Emporio Mall in April 2017. Both Pragati and I got to meet the Ferragamo team and talk a bit more about the new fragrance. Celebrating a woman’s many moods and personality traits, Misteriosa is third in line after Eleganza and Leather Edition.

The Bottle, Signorina Misteriosa:

A rectangular bottle with gold detailing, the perfume exudes a bit of femininity, thanks to a bow on top of the perfume cap. The design of the bottle reminded me of Miss Dior by Dior and Estée Lauder Modern Muse. Having said that, the color black signified it being appropriate for summer evenings.

 

We Tried It: Signorina Misteriosa by Salvatore Ferragamo
We Tried It: Signorina Misteriosa by Salvatore Ferragamo

Concept and Perfumery:

Seeing the ingredients at the launch, I kinda knew what to expect but I was really excited to try out Misteriosa. Signorina Misteriosa is created by perfumers Sophie Labbe, Nicolas Beaulieu and Juliette Karagueuzoglou.

My first impression of Signorina Misteriosa was something fresh and sweet. The freshness of blackberries (yay, antioxidants in my perfume!) is something new and refreshing in the perfume world. However, the floral flavors of neroli, tuberose and orange blossoms give it a sweet middle. My favorite smell is the lingering scent of vanilla you smell of at the end of the day: the perfume has both black vanilla husk and black vanilla mousse (a milky effect).

We Tried It: Signorina Misteriosa by Salvatore Ferragamo
We Tried It: Signorina Misteriosa by Salvatore Ferragamo
Is it long lasting? The perfume is long-lasting, even on humid days like the ones we experienced in Bali. I suggest you spritz it on after you shower in the evening and you’ll smell amazing till the next morning!

Overall impression

For a regular perfume wearer, like me, here’s what you need to know…

First impression: A welcome addition for hot summer evenings

You would love it if: You like sweet (not floral) and milky undertones.

Should I pick it up at Duty-Free? Sure, Signorina Misteriosa is available from May 2017 in India for Rs 5,600 for 50 ml and Rs 7,500 for 100 ml.I think it’s already available in other countries since I saw it at Denpasar and Kuala Lumpur International Airports.

Smell Great This Summer From Day To Night: Be For Beauty reviews Signorina Misteriosa Salvatore Ferragammo and Bvlgari Rose Goldea
Smell Great This Summer From Day To Night: Be For Beauty reviews Signorina Misteriosa Salvatore Ferragammo and Bvlgari Rose Goldea

 

We tried it: Rose Goldea by Bvlgari

If you know m or have been following the blog, you know I love aqua perfumes and have liked Bvlgari hits like Omnia Paraiba and Aqva Divina.

The Bottle, Rose Goldea:

I’ve always liked it that Bvlgari is constantly inspired to create bottles that mimic their jewelry or even elements inspired by the water itself. Details like the jewel-like bottle cap and the encrusted rim caught my eye. The oval bottle is a staple design from Bvlgari house and is a great color since rose gold is a favorite amongst many of us.

Smell Great This Summer From Day To Night: Be For Beauty reviews Signorina Misteriosa Salvatore Ferragammo and Bvlgari Rose Goldea
Smell Great This Summer From Day To Night: Be For Beauty reviews Signorina Misteriosa Salvatore Ferragammo and Bvlgari Rose Goldea

Perfumery:

After the success of Goldea, Rose Goldea (launched in December 2016) is the perfect combination of oriental notes. One spritz of the perfume and you can smell roses along with musk, yes, musk! A few minutes later, I know why I love this perfume: it has peonies. Interspersed with bergamot, Damascus rose, it also has peaches and pomegranates. I loved the Indian touch of adding sandalwood to the base note (a scent we’re all very familiar with) along with a dash of vanilla!

Is it long lasting? In a word, yes. The perfume is not overbearing and is a subtle scent for both summers and winters. I wore it in Bali (where it was very humid) and it lasted me about 4-5 hours. I needed to re-apply it after a swim or a shower.

Overall impression

For a regular perfume wearer, like me, here’s what you need to know…

First impression: Fell in love with it.

You would love it if: You appreciate understated elegance and luxury.

Should I pick it up at Duty-Free? That’s a yes!  It costs Rs 5,600 for 50 ml.

 

Location Courtesy: Dea Villas, Bali I Camera: Olympus Pen Series I 

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