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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Vendetta by Valentino c1991

Also known as Vendetta Donna. Created by the perfumers from IFF.




Fragrance Composition:


So what does it smell like? It is classified as an intensely fruity floral fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: orange blossom, wild daffodil, water lily, ylang-ylang, water hyacinth, bergamot, aldehydes, green notes, peach and plum
  • Middle notes: calendula, jonquil, lily, rose, jasmine,  narcissus, lilac, carnation, heliotrope, honey, orchid, orris, tuberose., marigold
  • Base notes: myrrh, opoponax, musk, sandalwood, patchouli, amber, benzoin, cedar, Tonka bean, vanilla and vetiver 


Bottle:


Presented in a striking pleated crystal fan shaped bottle, patterned after the plisse pleats in the Italian designer's pricey sophisticated collection. The frosted glass bottle was designed by Serge Mansau.


A limited "signature edition" was released and held 0.5 oz of pure parfum. This bottle had the fan shaped base and a fan shaped top.Only 300 examples were available. It does not look any different than the usual 1/2 oz size of parfum, other than the fact that it displays a printed "signature" of Valentino on the polished edge of the stopper. Also the base will be marked with what number that bottle is of the limited edition.



The fragrance was available in the following:
  • 0.5 oz Parfum
  • 0.25 oz Eau de Toilette Mini Splash
  • 1.6 oz Eau de Toilette Splash
  • 0.5 oz Eau de Toilette Purse Spray
  • 1 oz Eau de Toilette Spray
  • 1.7 oz Eau de Toilette Spray
  • 3.4 oz Eau de Toilette Spray
  • 3.5 oz Perfumed Soap
  • 5 oz Perfumed Bath & Shower Gel



Fate of the Fragrance:


Unilever owned Valentino at the time of the launch and Valentino was distributed under the Parfums International division. An offshoot of the Elizabeth Arden company, Parfums International was created when Unilever bought Elizabeth Arden in 1989 and split its fragrance lines into two separate companies.  In 2000, Unilever sold off the Elizabeth Arden brand, and with it, perfume brands such as Elizabeth Taylor and the signature Arden Red Door scent. Unilever retained the Cerruti, Valentino, Karl Lagerfeld and Chloe perfumes, which it managed under the Parfums International name.

Valentino was sold to Procter & Gamble in 2005. Valentino's perfume licensing was later acquired by Puig in 2010. At the time of the Puig deal, Vendetta, like several other Valentino fragrances, were reportedly discontinued.

All vintage bottles of Vendetta will be marked with the Unilever/Parfums International labels.


Discontinued date unknown, most likely before 2010.

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