Fast delivery, pretty perfume bottle
Hmm...not sure if I like the perfume. I’ve googled pictures and Donna Acqua seems to be more pink compared to the bottle I received - maybe it’s been in storage for some time? The initial scent also fades so fast and made me sneeze - I’ve smelled Valentino Donna (the original flanker of this EDT) at the airport and it smelled amazing, so I thought to blind buy this one based on the reviews online and over here, but it feels like a disappointment. The bottle is so pretty though - the only redeeming quality. Overall what I got from the scent is some creamy, nutty notes after I got past the sneezing.
Edit: okay so I sprayed it again on my other hand in order to give it another chance, and this time I can smell the top notes without sneezing - perhaps I sprayed too heavily the first time round. It’s definitely a scent more suitable for cooler weather, but Donna Acqua is slightly more light than the original Donna and I think it can be suitable as an evening perfume too in warmer climates (for me at least). Still the same creaminess, and I smell the almond notes right from the top. There’s a floral note in the middle but not rose or any of the usual suspects; googled the notes and I think I’m smelling the frangipani. Definitely catching a whiff of the sandalwood at the end too. Overall it has an initial sweetness that dries down to a creamy, powdery skin scent. Kind of a little like brand new makeup? I can imagine a lady wearing a cashmere sweater and/or a trench coat wearing this, kind of a similar image as Burberry Brit but sweeter.
Still not sure about the perfume, I think I’ll have to give it a try a few times more to see what I feel about it, so I would say to test it out before you buy. Delivery is pretty quick at 3 days, and I’ve ordered a few times from this seller without much problems.
Updated Jan 2021: it’s colder recently and Donna Acqua smells amazing at 23-ish degrees Celsius! Sweet and creamy and cozy. Rating : 2/4 Sep 01, 2019