Introducing the intimate evolutions of the classic Valentino fragrances: the new Valentino Donna Noir Absolu & Valentino Uomo Noir Absolu. Shot by Alasdair McLellan the new campaign, featuring models Clement Chabernaud and Maartje Verhoef, has a nocturnal allure and a modern elegance, in contrast with the faded grandeur of the opulent setting. In a dramatic narrative, the rebellious attitude of these two enigmatic characters hides a deeper obsession: the pair share an all-consuming closeness, but are defiantly individual, driven by emotion, poetry and the power of history.

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Valentino | Donna Noir Absolu

An opulent and oriental vision of Valentino composed by perfumer Sonia Constant, Valentino Donna Noir Absolu is a collision between the spice of black pepper and a lascivious rose. The decadence of Plum liquor meets sensuous leather and  sandalwood.

Valentino | Uomo Noir Absolu

Composed by perfumer Sophie Labbé, Valentino Uomo Noir Absolu is a modern exploration of oriental intensity. The Italian elegance of Iris, the original Valentino signature, is transformed through the intimate richness of high perfumery. Translated through sandalwood, cinnamon, pepper, and a veil of incense. A mysterious and eloquent interpretation.