Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina Eleganza Eau de Parfum* - 5ml Link
I don't know what it is about Spring that makes me want to try out new perfumes, but I can't help myself. Honestly when I'm presented with a pretty shaped bottle, I'm sold in an instant and the smell is just a bonus. As a fan of scents that are floral I couldn't wait to try Salvatore Ferragamo's Signorina Eleganza perfume.
Signorina Eleganza is the latest perfume to be released by Salvatore Ferragamo for Spring/Summer 2014, and is described as a luxurious fragrance that celebrates feminine grace and seduction. The scent is inspired by the strong bond between Salavtore Ferragamo and young feminine women who are not only trendy but showcase timeless modernity, creativity and a hint of audacity. As an Italian native this gorgeous perfume reflects Italian style perfectly, and is one of the reasons I adore this scent. A fun fact about this perfume is that the name Signorina is a chic Italian name that literally means young woman who is stylish and full of life and the welcome addition of Eleganza means Miss Elegance.
The top notes of grapefruit and pear really stimulates your senses creating a light scent with some added oomph - honestly it's the easiest way to describe it. The heart notes of almond powder and golden osmanthus petals create a delicate fresh scent that feels luxurious and sexy when sprayed onto the skin. I adore the unusual blend of patchouli and white leather for the base notes, this unexpected twist offers a dry luscious base that is almost addictive to smell once it's on your skin and clothes.
When sprayed onto the skin you are instantly welcomed with a strong yet flirty floral scent which then settles throughout the day to a fresh and lighters scent - I love when perfumes do this. I found that when I've put this on for work the past couple of days it is still apparent on both my skin and clothes by the time I get home.
It's definitely worth noting how gorgeous the packaging of this perfume it, the bottle is fairly simple yet remains elegant and feminine. Accented with gorgeous bow detailing and a beautiful gold lid, the bottle remains very distinctive and sophisticated, the gold and peach colours after perfect for the design and really emulate Spring/Summer.
Price wise this perfume retails on the heavier side with the 30ml bottle costing £42, the 50ml bottle £60.00 and the 100ml £81.00 which may seem like a lot. However you don't need to cover yourself in this strong scent which means the 30ml bottle could last you a good while.
Overall this perfume provides the perfect blend between flirty florals and a musky leather base, which never appears too strong on the skin. This feels on the skin a very luxurious perfume and would make the perfect day to night scent. Signorina Eleganza was love at first scent for me and could see this easily becoming a signature scent.