Not a Perfume is made of 1 single synthetic ingredient. Ambroxan. Ambroxan is a molecular creation that comes from the organic research. Developed by Firmenich in the 1950’s to replace Ambergris, a very rare natural secretion of whales, Ambroxan comes in the form of white crystals. It is usually used as a back note in perfume composition, even if its smell is curiously quite far from its original inspiration.
Valentina Assoluto by Valentino - another lovely offering from the house of Valentino. Slightly bitter sweet bergamot, peach and truffles. Tamed sweet opening followed by lovely white flowers with a lovely cedar and oakmoss ending. The design of the bottle is lovely even though this particular version does not include any roses. Very elegant yet wearable for any occasion.