All it takes is hearing the name Valentino and visions of elegant red-carpet affairs fill one’s mind. Unlike fashion designers who create their brands using their last names, Valentino Garavani created his iconic Valentino brand using his first name. Educated through his studies at Milan’s Accademia dell Arte, Valentino opened his first salon in 1960, where he debuted the famous Italian collection that launched his career. Most famous for his beautiful gowns, Valentino gained tremendous respect and popularity among some of the world’s most famous celebrities.
There isn’t a red carpet event around that goes without having a celebrity’s body enveloped in a Valentino gown, not mention the sweet scent of one of the many Valentino perfumes. The first Valentino perfume to grace the counters in 1987 was his self-named fragrance, Valentino. Since then, a number of other Valentino perfumes have been added to his popular fragrance line.