Owning a pair of Ferragamo shoes is one of my fashion goals. But in the meantime, I can luxuriate in another (more affordable) Ferragamo product that bears that iconic grosgrain Vara bow – Signorina, the new fragrance by Salvatore Ferragamo.
I must confess that whilst there are other Ferragamo scents out there – Incanto now comes to mind – I’d never quite made the Ferragamo perfume – Ferragamo shoe association until Signorina. The rectangular crystal flacon topped with the pretty two toned pink bow set alongside the rose gold cap, is delicate, pretty and designed for a young lady – Signorina (young lady, in Italian), and seals the Ferragamo brand for me. Interesting what consistency brings to the brand eh?
Signorina, the fragrance, is a light flirty scent with a touch of spiciness, thanks to the Pink Pepper top note. On first spritz, I think flowers and… dessert. Not quite surprising, because it dries down to a Vanilla note that is reminiscent of that quintessential Italian dessert – pannacota!
That also means that the Signorina scent is a little sweet. Not sickly sweet, but delicately, girlishly sweet. Not surprising therefore that this scent is targeted at those in the 20-30 age group. The sort of scent to suit a young lady starting to test her womanly wiles.
On me, Signorina starts out fizzy. I can almost feel the effervescent bubbles tickle my nose as I breathe it in. But it quickly dries down to a warm vanilla note that I think suits me better than the young, giddy, effervescence of youth. So don’t be put off by the target market of Signorina.
As with all perfumes, it will never smell the same on every one due to body chemistry. It smelt quite nice on my skin, but someone else I spritzed this on, smelt like they just did the laundry. It smelt soapy 😛 So she might want to spritz this fragrance on her clothes and hair instead of on her skin, to avoid smelling of soap.
I must make mention of the use of rose gold in the metal topper of the bottle. It is a nicer, more luxurious departure from acrylic and it is younger in feel than plain yellow gold. Rose gold is also, I’m told, very now and it is that young Signorina in the now that this fragrance is after.
I’m no good with describing fragrances, but there’s one thing I like about fragrances – the promotional videos they make for it. Almost always beautiful.
Italian model Bianca Balti is gorgeous and you just have to watch the bit at 00.38. What wouldn’t I do to have that!
Have you taken a sniff at Signorina yet? I don’t know if they do it here, but when I was in Hong Kong, they infused the Ferragamo store with the scent of Signorina. It was absolutely lovely!
Signorina by Salvatore Ferragamo Price: RM299/50ml, RM399 (100ml) Availability: Fragrance counters in major department stores