Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
As long as I keep reviewing designer perfumes, I’m going to keep reviewing perfumes in pink bottles marketed to women. Some things in life are predictable (thus, comforting) like this.
Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina has the sort of opening that has been in designer women’s perfumes for the past decade. It’s pink pepper, red berries and polite florals. It’s the usual “pink” fruity-floral except this time, there’s more sugar cubes. It’s radiant and pleasant, although it doesn’t stand out as original. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, because it is a pleasant perfume. The heart is like jammy abstract florals and sugar cubes. Signorina becomes milkier with wear. Panna cotta is an accord listed but I wouldn’t say it was immediately recognizable. It just smells like a milky, sweet vanilla and red berries. The dry-down is a sweet, creamy gourmand vanilla and sugar.
Signorina reminds me of everything but at the same time reminds me of nothing. As I’ve already mentioned, it’s pleasant to wear but I don’t usually wear things like this. To sum up my review, I’m not the target demographic of Signorina (the bottle basically describes its target market). I get the feeling that this perfume leans younger or at least younger at heart than me. I mean, the word “signorina” means “young lady” in Italian.
Notes listed include pink pepper, red currant, jasmine, rose, peony, patchouli, pannacotta and musk. Launched in 2014. PERFUMERS – Sophie Labbe and Juliette Karagueuzoglou
Give Signorina a try if you like gourmand/sweet fruity-florals (usually in pink bottles). Or perfumes like One Direction One Moment, Shakira S Eau Florale, Calvin Klein CK One Shock for Her, ST Dupont 58 Ave. Montaigne Femme. Mugler Angel summer flankers and/or By Kilian In the Garden of Good and Evil.
Projection and longevity are average.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Milky fruity-floral. Basically, it’s exactly what you’d expect from a pink bottle of perfume wearing a big ‘ole pink bow.
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