Salvatore Ferragamo – Signorina

Signorina is a lovely and chic Italian name that literally means young woman. Released in 2011, the scent lives up to its name by encompassing the features you’d imagine – warm, sweet, lively.

The first in a series of five (excluding the fashion editions), the original light pink bottle set the pace for the rest within the line. Therefore, it’s only fair to dive into the foundational makeup of the one that started it all.

Overview

  • Brand: Salvatore Ferragamo
  • Fragrance: Signorina Eau De Parfum
  • Release: 2011
  • Gender: Women
  • Perfumers: Juliette Karagueuzoglou and Sophie Labbé

Fragrance Notes

  • Top Notes: Red Currant, Pink Pepper
  • Heart Notes: Rose, Peony, Jasmine
  • Base Notes: Panna Cotta, Musk, Patchouli

What Does It Smell Like?

The bubbly opening is energizing but also subtly cheeky. The tart fruitiness of red currant combines with the sharp spiciness of pink pepper to create a bright, spontaneous scent.

This is gradually followed by a floral heart that is the life of the scent. Rose and peony bring out a dose of warm sweetness complemented by the fresh, intimate jasmine.

This sweetness does come off as intense, and some feel that it’s too overpowering. 

If you’re not that fond of sweet scents, consider testing before buying.

The panna cotta goes on to add yet another layer of candy-like sweetness to the aroma. This accord is based on the creamy Italian dessert with the same name.

It’s then enveloped by two of the most common notes in today’s perfume world – soft musk and woody patchouli. It all comes together in a lovely, sophisticated aroma that is the definition of a fun young lady.

How Long Does It Last For?

As an EDP, the perfume performs on an average level, lasting for about five hours, maximum. It also comes as an EDT which, by definition, has a shorter lifespan on the skin (two–three hours). 

Sillage is not particularly powerful. Yet at the same time, it’s also not subtle. 

This might come off as conflicting considering the professed liveliness of the scent, but it’s also quite soft. 

As a result, you may get noticed when wearing it, just probably not as much as you want!

When Should You Wear It?

Daytime is best. Then you can take advantage of its warm, bubbly creaminess. It’s not a potent fragrance either, so most of the time you won’t have to worry about getting a migraine from both the sun and your perfume.

The enlivening nature of it also performs magnificently during the hot weather seasons. It wasn’t made for the cold seasons, but don’t be afraid to try it for yourself.  Perfumes are, after all, subjective.

Where Should You Wear It?

The perfume works well in an office environment due to its delicate nature. It also complements any kind of event where you need to dress up, though some of these might need a more formal perfume (e. g. Signorina Misteriosa).

Although it’s versatile enough for both casual and special occasions, be sure your surroundings complement the features of the perfume.

Presentation and Value For Money

According to the company, this perfume is “inspired by the strong bond between Salvatore Ferragamo and trendy feminine young ladies with timeless modernity, creativity and a hint of audacity.”

It’s also one that suits both teenage girls and adults.

The elegant bottle resembles a jewelry box, with a reiteration of the iconic Vara Bow set at the top of the flacon. It all screams style and elegance, so it’s impossible to mistake it for something else.

A 3.4 fl oz (100ml) bottle on the official website goes for around $100 – $120, meaning you’ll be able to find it for less from third-party sellers. 

Just make sure they’re legit.

All in all, this fine bouquet presents good value for money and a perfect gift for fans of sweet fragrances.

The Bottom Line

The Italian luxury goods company is mostly known for their shoes and clothing, but their perfumes are revered enough to start a trend of their own!

If you haven’t tried it, grab a free sample. 

Who knows? It might just be your next signature scent.

Perfumes that Smell Like Signorina

Perfumes that feature similar notes to Signorina include:

1. 58 Avenue Montaigne pour Femme (S.T. Dupont)

The S. T. Dupont is a floral and fruity perfume released in 2012. Its top contains berries and citrus, slightly differing from the berries and spice described at the beginning of the article.

The middle is floral and contains the dessert, panna cotta, as part of its base note.

2. Our Moment (One Direction)

Released in 2013, the perfume is similarly floral and fruity. 

It contains mixed berries while florals like freesia and frangipani bring out a sweet, fresh scent before being expertly topped with a woody base.

3. S by Shakira Eau Florale (Shakira)

Another celebrity fragrance, S by Shakira, hit the market in 2011. It was formulated by Elisabeth Vidal but contains significantly more berries than the two above.

If you need something with more fruit and fewer florals, this product may be perfect.