The latest his and hers scents from Valentino Parfums
We here at Esquire are firm believers that an aftershave should be far more than an afterthought. Let’s face it: there’s no point looking like a snack when you smell like your grandad after he’s knocked over his bottle of Old Spice. The only trouble nowadays is that there are so many different scents on the market that narrowing down whether you want to smell like leather or lime can be an absolute pain, especially when you’re looking for a lovely lady to complement your aroma.
To aid this admittedly first-world problem, Valentino Parfums has concocted his and hers fragrances in the form of its brand-new Valentino Uomo Acqua and Valentino Donna Acqua. Because there’s no better way of strengthening a relationship than by ensuring that you and your partner smell the same.
Composed by Alexis Dadier and Sophie Labbe, Valentino Uomo Acqua (which is the grey one because men like grey) is a contemporary fragrance full of freshness and intensity. Reminiscent of the aromatic green of an Italian garden, this scent can partially fulfill your five-a-day requirements as it comes laced with the likes of mandarin, citron, and green tomato. Don’t worry if that sounds a bit feminine, as Valentino Uomo Acqua also contains the subversive depth of iridescent white leather. Because this one is for men, remember.
A playful mixture of lightness and indulgence created by Sonia Constant, Valentino Donna Acqua (which is the pink one because women like pink) is a similarly light and fruit-based collision between tender green almond and frosted pear. It also contains notes of a frangipani rose and even comes housed in a rose-pink box. Because this one is for women, remember.