Donatella Versace is a very clever lady. Successful couture and ready to wear collections illustrated that Versace knows its direction, which is heading towards elegance with a splash of edginess. This can only be complemeted by an equally luxurious fragrance. Versace Vanitas is the new perfume from the design house which will launch this month. I popped along to meet its distributors for the UK and Ireland last week at Harvey Nichols to see (and smell!) first hand what this fragrance will radiate this coming Autumn. Firstly, before even applying the inital spray, you cannot but pay homage to the exquisite bottle. A curve on the left hand side of the bottle pays tribute to the one-shoulder style gowns in the couture collection and it is finished with a subtle but equally beautiful gold finish. This is so stylish! On the top of the scent you take in Rose petals and Freesias and finish with cedarwood and tonka bean. Deep in the heart of the fragrance, tiare flower and osmanthis tantalise your senses. This fragrance will literally make you faint in the best possible way. It’s so good, I am saving my bottle for my wedding day.
30ml EDT £35 and 50ml EDT £49.