Wednesday, April 20, 2011

SOTD: Donna edt Gherardini Firenze










No matter who your favorite 'Donna' is, you can't go wrong with today's scent -- DONNA, a powdery green chypre with ambery-leathery touches. From Italian leather goods makers Gherardini Firenz, released 1970s or 1980s (I'm guessing, no time to research today!) and of course, discontinued. I love this one- well worth a throw if you tend to like Italian style scents (refined, softish, skin-loving) and happen to see it! 
This photo of Donna is from Ebay seller Bonorman:)

The Vintage Perfume Vault, where the scent of yesterday's vogue lives.

7 comments:

Suzanne said...

Hey you! How do you find so many stunning photos? I just love that one of Donna Reed...such a sensual face and yet so real. Though I love the other Donna's, Donna Reed blows these other beauties out of the water.

Donna the fragrance sounds pretty good too. Bet you smell awesome today, pretty lady!

xo,
Suzanne

JoanElaine said...

I love the packaging. It has a YSL feel to it. Madonna looks so stunning, well all the Donnas do!

Sounds like a gorgeous perfume. I love green chypres. They just don't make them like the used to! Dawn of DSH perfumes has a new green chypre inspired by the old-school green chypres. I'm anxious to try it.

Christine said...

I am so glad I stumbled upon this post! I remember Donna from the eighties when, as a teenager I'd bought at bottle from a discount store. I recall liking it very much, but until now I could not track down the brand. Thank you!
Christine

Amelia said...

Suzanne: So nice to hear from you- I've been missing my perfume friends! I agree with you about Donna Reed- an underrated and uniquely American beauty. She fits in perfectly around here- where the underrated, under-appreciated and forgotten always get top billing. It's always a surprise to see what's popping around the 'vault.

Amelia said...

Suzanne... my darn fingers slipped!...
right back at you;)
XO,
Amelia

Amelia said...

Joan Elaine:
It does look very YSL doesn't it? Donna is a powdery green chypre, think pale Celadon green with some amber leanings. DHS does some amazing things; I'm up to try almost anything new by her. Thanks for commenting!
Amelia

Amelia said...

Christine: Glad to refresh your memory. Check EBay if you're still looking, that's the only place I've seen it- and check back every few months, as it isn't all that common probably only a few bottles a year show up. Good luck and thanks for commenting.