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Brand: Valentino / Type: Fragrance / Concentration: Eau de Parfum / Gender: for women

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      17.04.2011 02:45
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      A sophisticated scent which lasts all day and can take you from day to night

      This perfume was bought for me as a gift from my boyfriends mother last summer. The RRP for a 30ml Eau de Parfum is around £32, but after searching online, you can easily get a bottle for around £20.

      Rock'n Rose perfume is the fragrance launched by the fashion label, Valentino. This fragrance is elegant, modern and sensual. The main scent of this perfume is Roses, hence the name and it contains top notes of muguet, bergamot and blackcurrant. Middle notes of rose and white florals including gardenia and orange blossom. Base notes of vanilla, orris and musk. Valentino decided to launch this perfume for a young generation of women who is "a rose on the outside and a rocker on the inside".

      This perfume comes in a chic black box with baby pink feminine writing. The bottle itself is a large, round glass bottle and could easily be confused for a crystal ball!!! I took this perfume away travelling for 5months, and it wasnt very easy to carry...mainly because of the awkward size of the bottle. I also nearly dropped the bottle on numerous occassions because its pretty big and is hard to hold with one hand. The plastic black lid is supposed to look like a rose stem (i'm assuming?)..this also is a bit annoying because when stored in my toilet bag, it often came off, which resulted in a rather big leak. On the plus side, my toilet bag stayed smelling gorgeously fresh for 5months!!

      In my opinion, upon spraying this perfume...the scent is very, very strong and if you smell it immediately, it could almost smell like hairspray,which sounds off putting, but after a while it calms down and the floral tones start to come out. It is very good value for money because you dont need to spray a lot at all because its strong and lasts a long time. The fragrance is very floral and fresh at the same time. For me, the smell improves throughout the day because it loses its strength. It is really lovely and is one of my favourite scents.

      I think this perfume is for a more mature woman. Maybe mid 20's-40 because is has a grown up smell and its quite a sophisticated scent. I think it is suitable for any time of the day. The scent gives off the impression of class in my opinion. It's perfect for the summer months because of the floral notes. I'm 23 and i love it and i would definitely recommend it to friends and family members because of its all day, any occassion scent.

      Overall, a very strong, long lasting perfume which is good value for money, but the design of the bottle isnt ideal because it isnt easy to carry in a handbag because of the size and the lid comes off which sometimes leads to a leak.

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      07.04.2011 23:49
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      A perfect scent to bring out the rock chick in you!

      I received this bulb like bottle of sweet fragrance for my birthday last year from my sister in law. Her reasoning for suiting me to this rather random gift, was that I like Rock music, and therefore she figured that I would obviously like the perfume! Ta dar!


      Paperweight or perfume?

      The bottle is a bit scary to be honest. An innocent enough ball shape but quite heavy- could be used as a lethal weapon should the situation require it! Because of the shape, it's also a bit awkward to actually hold it with one hand and press the pump down to spray it (especially if you have something greasy such as moisturiser on your hands!). The bottle stopper is tall and black, and the writing is swirly girly and attractive. All in all a nice looking bottle for your dressing table- or to weigh down the papers on your desk!

      Rock your nose.

      This is quite a girly sweet smell. Floral and rosey (obviously!), yet with a sensual undertone- meaning that the name is pretty fitting in my opinion. It may be a little overbearing for some as it's quite strong- I'd never use more than one squirt in one session. Most of the time, I spray a couple of squirts up in the air and let it fall on me as I find that the scent lasts longer if it's on my hair and clothes, rather than directly on the skin. Personally, I love the smell but I have to say, I've never had anyone ask what perfume I'm wearing (as girls do in pub loos!), as I have with my other perfumes.

      Where and when?

      I rarely wear this perfume if I'm going out to a more formal occasion that requires me to dress up to the nines, as although it's neither a cheap smell or a daytime fresh smell, neither is it a smell that I would choose to accompany glamour, stilettos and an inch of war paint, as it doesn't quite carry the sexy edge that a more musky scent can. Generally, I'll use Rock n Rose for trips to the local pub. It has other uses in my household though- a squirt on a light bulb makes the home smell marvellous in minutes!

      Suits You?

      In my opinion this fragrance would be suited to women in their 20s and 30s who like a floral but slightly sexy scent to wear on a casual/smart casual basis. It's definitely not for the more mature sophisticated lady. As I said, the name fits the scent well, so use your imagination!

      Overall, a lovely gift for a partner, friend or sister- or a treat for yourself!

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        11.11.2010 22:35
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        I love it!

        About three years ago, I was in London on a weekend away with my friend and we decided to go wandering around Harrods. While we were there they were promoting a new perfume by Valentino, Rock n'Rose, which was for a limited time exclusive to Harrods. I was looking for a new perfume and thought this one was lovely! I didn't buy it then, but after I got back I told my mam about it and she suggested I ask my cousin, who at the time worked for a company that made perfume, if he could get some of it for me. It turned out he was able to get me a massive 90ml bottle for under a tenner! Sadly he doesn't work there anymore so I can't get any more bargains, more's the pity!

        Rock n'Rose comes in a round clear glass bottle with a tall black lid. It's a handy bottle as you can see how much of the perfume (which is a light pink) you have left. I really like the bottle: it's simple and attractive, young and cool and pretty. As the name suggests it is meant to combine a rock edge with girly sweetness - just the sort of image I want from a perfume!

        Rock n'Rose is described as a 'fantasy rose scent'. It combines fresh fruit, classic florals and sensual notes. Elements included in the perfume are bergamot and blackcurrant, rose and white florals, gardenia and orange blossom, as well as sandalwood and vanilla. It is a very fresh and distinctive fragrance, zesty and floral with some deeper undertones.

        This is my favourite perfume and I don't wear it every day, I save it for special nights out or other occasions. It's light enough for daytime use but distinctive and strong enough for evening, too. As I use it only on special occasions, I've still got loads left.

        The perfume lasts a good few hours, which on a night out is all I need.

        Rock n'Rose costs from £32 for 30ml to £55 for 90ml from the Debenhams website. It is also possible to get related perfumes in the range such as Rock n'Dreams and Rock n'Rose Couture.

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          25.07.2010 17:37
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          Doesn't live up to it's name

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          ROCK N ROSE is Valentino's take of a 'fantasy rose', rather then a real rose fragrance. The perfumers say that they were "inspired by a new generation of young Valentino women....a Rose on the outside and a Rocker on the inside". So what do fantasy rockers smell like? My first thought was "It smells like Hubba Bubba bubblegum". Lightly fruity and quite sweet.


          The floral notes are almost hidden under the currants and vanilla, leaving a faint powderiness. With the word 'rose' in the name of the perfume, I expected to be clearly able to smell roses; I had to really sit and concentrate on the individual scent notes to be able to separate the rose. The lily stands out the most and even that is very mild.

          The vanilla and musk base doesn't excite me either. The vanilla seeps through to the top notes, prolonging the currants and making the fragrance even sweeter. I do like sweet scents but ROCK N ROSE brings nothing new to the table.


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          Bergamot, black currant, crunch green (apples?), orange blossom, gardenia, muguet, rose, sandalwood, orris, musky notes, vanilla, and heliotrope.


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          The glass bottle is clear and rounded. The glass in the base is much thicker, weighting the bottle so it's sturdy and won't topple over.

          The black cap is taller then the actual bottle and mine doesn't fit it securely.


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          The lasting power is neither very good nor very bad; It averages at 4/5 hours.

          The fruits, mild florals and airy musk in the base mean that this is a perfect choice for spring/summer, whilst the fruits and vanilla provide enough soft sweetness for the fragrance to still appeal in autumn/winter.

          ROCK N ROSE is best in the daytime; both casual use and work. I personally think that it's too quiet for nights out, but I suppose it depends on what you have planned.

          I think this would make a great gift choice; It could be worn on women of all ages and the notes are mild enough to be inoffensive to almost everyone.


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          This fragrance is nice enough and I do like to wear it [Christmas present]. Plus, it's inoffensive to work colleges and friends - another plus.

          But, however, it doesn't have that mysterious 'something' that would make me re-buy it and I always think of other perfumes that it reminds me of; It has elements of CanCan, Viva La Juicy and Ghost, amongst many others.


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          30ml; £32
          50ml; £45
          90ml; £55

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            17.06.2010 22:42
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            A floral, girly fragrance.

            Fresh & sexy, summertime fragrance.

            ----A Delightful Introduction ---

            I received Valentino's well advertised Rock n Rose perfume (50ml bottle) at Christmas. I always find perfume to be such a personally gift, however my aunt did a grand job.

            Presented in a subtle, hip pink & black box, Inside the box I found an equally attractive, heavy, globe bottle filled with beauteous pink perfume, yum! Very designer chic looking bottle almost resembling a very plain looking bottle of Chambord (raspberry liquer).


            --- Roses Really Smell Like... ---

            The grand whiff, was sublime, a very fruity, lite almost edible fragrance. It has a very spring/summer feel about it, Fresh! It's definitely a very girly fragrance which I love!

            From my very first wear, I was impressed. I smelt fresh and floral and I was ready to whip out my floaty skirt, flip flops and sunglasses - Bearing in mind is was the end of December!

            Half-way through my day I noticed the smell had almost disappeared, conscious of not smelling like I had perfume on, I gave myself a quick impulse spritz.

            I wore this perfume all through January, and yet I still felt concerned that the perfume just didn't last from morning until lunchtime, But I just loved the smell so much!

            Unfortunately Valentino's Rock 'n Rose isn't the most convenient perfume bottle to carry around with you in your handbag for that all important emergency spritz or the mandatory top-up. it's a very heavy bottle and I would be afraid of it breaking.


            --- Has It Rocked Me.. ---

            A gorgeous floral, hip fragrance, that can be purchased for a fairly reasonable price of £45.00 for a 50ml bottle and sold in many department stores, Debenhams, HOF, John Lewis, If you've got the time to shop around online you can grab this for a £23.95, nice!
            The fact that this fragrance doesn't last as long as I would like is a bit of a negative for me. Although saying that, I cannot deny this fragrance has a gorgeous smell, I'm not 100% sure that I would replace my current bottle once it has finished.

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            25.04.2010 01:25
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            A luxurious perfume to make you feel somewhat special

            Like most women I absolutely adore perfumes and one of my firm favourites is Valentino Rock and Rose.

            Valentino Garavani was born in Milan in 1932 and became a successful fashion designer in the 1960's following the launch of his first collection in 1963. Best known by his first name, Valentino has always been famous for his stunning creations of romantic, luxurious and glamorous womens' clothing.

            Rock and Rose perfume matches the style of his dresses - romantic, sexy and luxurious. The concept behind the name is that the wearer is a rocker on the outside, but a rose on the inside. The perfume is contained within a gorgeous black and pink box with pink italic lettering on the front.

            As for the bottle itself - it's manufactured from an extremely thick glass and looks considerably unique, as it is ball shaped. The elegant italic wording of Rock and Rose is displayed across the bottle with the word Valentino situated below. The long black elegant looking lid fits tightly into its' shiny chrome base which is etched with the word Valentino.

            I would advise that the bottle is extremely heavy, so would not recommend you lift it by its' lid as otherwise you will find the glass bottle detaching itself. However, it looks extremely glamorous and is perfect for displaying on your dressing table.

            I find the marketing for this gorgeous fragrance somewhat misleading as it's predominantly aimed for young women. In my opinion, it is suitable for all ages and some older women may be deterred from buying it.

            The fragrance contains top notes of muget, blackcurrant, bergamot and crunch green with middle notes of rose, gardenia and orange blossom. The base notes contain sandalwood, vanilla and heliotrope.

            Whilst I am not a lover of rose scented fragrances, particularly as I associate the scent with cheaper perfume brands, the subtleness of the rose simply makes this perfume extra special. It is an extremely romantic fragrance and I always feel pampered when wearing it.

            The perfume is dispensed by an automatic spray and is considerably strong when first sprayed. However, when the fragrance settles, you are left with a good strength, which lasts for several hours. I always find that I need to reapply at around lunchtime, as the scent does not last all day.

            However, for evening use I prefer the scent to be a little stronger, so I either use the matching body lotion to layer the fragrance or I apply baby lotion to my body and spray some of the moisturised areas, such as behind my knees and the inner part of my elbows. In doing so, the fragrance becomes stronger and longer lasting.

            Valentino Rock and Rose considerably differs in price, dependent on where you purchase. However, Boots are currently selling a 30ml bottle for the reasonable price of £21.33
            I cannot recommend this fragrance highly enough as it is absolutely gorgeous and therefore, it receives 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars from me.

            I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.

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              10.01.2010 01:19

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              A very sweet floral fragrance aimed at the younger women.

              Rock and rose is a very young fragrance which is very sweet and floral with a crisp modern feel. It has a very strong hint of rose, with some definite fruity, citrus notes coming through. I would not consider it the normal floral fragrance you would expect and I have found that quite a few find it too sweet.
              The fragrance is a parfum, which usual indicates it lasts a long time, however when I have used it I find it needs regular top ups throughout the day, and as there is no handbag miniature it can be a pain. I would therefore actually consider more it like a toilette so don't let the name fool you.
              It has been aimed at the younger women, a teenage or women in their 20s as it's a very edgy sweet and modern fragrance. For this reason I believe it price in more in the mid-range area, making it more affordable for the younger age groups. However I still feel for the scent you are getting the price is a little high.

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              08.11.2009 23:08
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              A sweet feminine fragrance for a woman wanting to feel special

              I Love this perfume, it is simply my favourite. From the colour to the smell it oozes femininity and sensuality. I feel at my best when I wear this perfume. Even the word Valentino sparks images of quality and beauty.

              As the name suggests it is a rose scent with fruit and florals mixed in. It is primarily aimed at young women in their 20's. It is a scent ideal for summer or for the evenings, not so strong as to overpower but enough to cause people you come accross to comment. I find for the first couple of hours after application the smell is quite prominent but does become subdued after that.

              Despite this it still remains my favourite perfume. I personally like to reserve it for nights out or special occasions as opposed to everyday use. If you are looking to buy perfume for someone I would definately recommend this. The bottle design is not really anything amazing or the box it comes in, but it is quite durable. I regularly take mine when I travel and have even dropped it on a carpet surface and it has remained intact.

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              09.09.2009 23:08
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              A very disappointing offering from valentino

              From when i first saw the ad campaign and the bottle, i fell in love with this perfume. With 'rose' by Paul Smith being a firm favourite of mine, as are many other perfumes with high floral notes, i was very curious when i came across this one. The packaging is very pretty, the bottle is a nice rounded shape and comes with black lace around and a black rose fitted just below the neck, the box is very sleek and simple, but very chic. This perfume certainly looks the part. But then i smelt it and it all went horribly wrong. As one of the more famous fashion houses, i really did expect more from valentino, this was highly disappointing. To be quite honest, it smells cheap, it's over powering and rather sickly. I felt like this smelt like something i'd picked up from a market selling cheap & nasty fragrances. The one good thing is that the scent does last a very long time, but given that i dislike this fragrance, it's not such a good thing! It's not the worst fragrance ever, if used very sparingly it's bearable, you really don't need a lot as it is very strong. If your wanting a floral based perfume, with elagance & sophistication, i would look elsewhere.

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                27.07.2009 17:21
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                One of the best modern perfumes around

                Rock n Rose is a fragrance designed by the Italian brand Valentino for the woman who lives the rock 'n' roll life in a feminine manner. It was received well by the population, and was one of the biggest sellers in 2008.

                When you think about the Valentino brand, the first image that comes into my mind is beautiful Italian women in their 30s wearing clean pressed white dresses and garments. However, that's not at all what you get with this fragrance. This perfume is aimed at a younger generation than the usual Valentino products, and as such is designed to be fresh, edgy and vibrant.

                The fragrance is based around a mixture of classic scents and fruitful undertones, containing bergamot and juicy blackcurrant notes alongside classic scents such as rose fused with white florals, gardenia and orange blossom. There are also hints of sandalwood and vanilla within the fragrance, creating a dimensional fragrance that smells amazing.

                I have found that if I wear this fragrance out, I almost always get a comment about it. One of my best friends adores the smell, so much so that she eventually invested in a bottle for herself! It is not exactly a day-to-day perfume, due to the richness of it, but if you wear it for special occasions you're bound to get noticed, its such a beautiful fragrance.

                I have found that the fragrance itself lasts for a good 12 hours, but will wash off in the rain as you'd expect. The initial power fades after about 2 hours, but the delightful undertones and subtle scents stick with the wearer for the entire day, and are enough to provide a beautiful smell.

                Aesthetically, the bottle is quite pleasing to the eye too - it looks lovely on the dressing table, which is always a plus! I've also found that it doesn't break easily; I've accidentally dropped it a few times and its never shattered, nor has it ever smashed when I have taken it on holiday with me. Although these facts are not as important as the fragrance itself, they do serve to add to the magnificence of the perfume.

                The popularity of the perfume would have, in some ways, been due to the highly successful advertising campaign, alongside recommendations and sampling. The adverts, featuring a beautiful naked woman clutching rose petals to her chest was suggestive, but embodied what the perfume was 'about' - youth, innocence and beauty, but with a rough, naked undertone.

                Overall, I think that this is one of the best perfumes in the market. Valentino's Rock 'n' Rose fragrance is the ideal gift for anyone from the age of 15 upwards, and its classical fragrance mixed with modern panache mean that it is a fragrance to remember.

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                  14.07.2009 01:11

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                  GREAT FRAGRANCE, SASSY, FRESH AND SWEET

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                  30.04.2009 22:52
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                  A beautiful summer fragrance that is true to it's name.

                  God, I love this perfume. Valentino has always been a favourite of mine and this fragrance has not disappointed.

                  It has that true roses smell, nothing synthetic, it does smell like a real rose garden which I love. No point messing with nature and Valentino has created something that mimics it beautifully.

                  This fragrance comes in 3 different bottles although I was hard pushed to find any difference in the actual scents, aswell as the usual stalwarts of shower gel, deodrant and body lotion. The Eau de Parfum comes in at around £50 for a 90ml bottle. Expensive but worth it.

                  It makes you feel sexy and uber feminine. The design of the bottles are stunning. The top stays nice and secure. Everything about the design of the packaging screams luxury to me. It is girlie without being predictably 'pink'. It is a grown up fragrance which can take you from day to night without too much trouble. It has great staying power too so no need to keep topping up during the day.

                  Whether you have a rock soul or the gentleness of a rose this will wow you.

                  It is quite simply beautiful.

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                  28.04.2009 22:48
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                  the best scent you could ever buy.

                  Rock n Rose Eau De parfum, in my honest opinion is a very "couture" perfume which can be seen from the bottle as well as from the scent of it. The bottle alone would make want to buy the product even with knowing what it smells like.
                  Rock n rose has a very sexy, alluring aroma. It is a very elegant perfume, not too strong, not very headachey, just nice and light. Its fresh and its floral, perfect for spring and for summer.
                  I was over the moon when my partner bought me a bottle for my birthday as I had been craving a bottle for months, and craving is the right word. The scent is so delicious that you would actually want to eat it. Once your skin warms up the scent becomes stronger and the floral scent becomes very aromatic and makes you feel wonderful.
                  The only downside to this perfume is the price it rrps from £30 for 30ml to £60 for 50ml which in my opinion is a little expensive but well worth it.
                  I can guarantee if you buy this perfume every man, woman and child you meet will want to know what you are wearing. The best perfume investment you could ever wish to make, it'll be a keeper, trust me.

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                    26.02.2009 21:46
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                    For the younger woman, lovely to know you smell so nice.

                    This looks good, smells good, price not so good, but then again, I am a student on a budget, so can you blame me? If you're looking for a soft, gentle fragrance for everyday use, this is the one. It's a pretty, flowery smell, not out of place at a June garden party. The bottle is pretty too- if you're one of those with a need to make an appealing dressing table, this is good. The soft pink colour shows what it is- a soft smell, a little bit of a tang, so not attention seeking. It just has a delicate, elegant essence, almost moreish. It is aimed for the younger woman, a graceful and poised girl, perfect for the 20 something who has looks like the typical 'English Rose'. but the hint like an aftertaste means it is for one who isn't sweet, but has a cpability inside. An aptly named frangrance for the target market.

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                      11.02.2009 00:02
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                      you must have this

                      This is a lovely fragrance-no better words to describe it. By Valentino it is a future classic- it has to be. The gorgeous styling follows through from the box right to the bottle, I am not a fan of pink but mixed with the black it is very sensual, the box is simple with curvy, modern writing on the front. The bottle is a heavy bottomed orb of loveliness with a jewel like lid with a silver collar- it looks stunning on the bedside table, dressing table anywhere. From the first sniff you can smell the roses then a sort of musky (very pleasant) undertone. It is a very modern fragrance and slightly heavy by which I mean as the smell is so intense you only need a couple of squirts to last you all day meaning better value for money. Its a very sophisticated fragrance with attitude not your standard perfume by any means.

                      I first bought a bottle to go away with in August 2007 it lasted for several months with fairly regular usage and I am now on my second bottle which is a couple of months old and still going strong.

                      You must have this perfume- I know it seems expensive (depending on where you get it and how many mls you get) but once you try it you will love it and as I have said it last an age.

                      There is one disadvantage and that is as I buy the bigger bottles its not the kind of bottle you would take out with you for a freshen up however you really shouldn't need it.

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                    The fragrance is designed with a new generation of young Valentino women in mind / The wearer of this fragrance is a modern woman, who combines a Rock 'n Roll attitude with elegance and sophistication / She is a Rose on the outside and a Rocker on the inside /