In 1998, the Ferragamo Group introduced its first scent to the world: Salvatore eFerragamo for Women. Since that auspicious arrival, the Florence-based innovator has built upon its presence in the market with perfumes that blend classicism and modernity in the way only Italy can.
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Salvatore Ferragamo began in the 1930s as a luxury goods operation centered on leather and fine shoe offerings. Its other high-end wear includes silk ties, quality fashion eyewear, and Swiss-made timepieces.
Get to Know Salvatore Ferragamo Perfumes
Though the area of fragrance is a relatively new one to Ferragamo, the company continues to offer sophisticated scents for ladies with taste. We love that even with an assembly of personalities, each one truly represents European class and style.
Featuring twists on the well-known Signorina fragrance, as well as departures to other scented concepts, Ferragamo provides an array of choices for women. Floral and fruity, down-to-earth and spicy intermingle in turn, providing nuanced options for both business and pleasure.
Below, we introduce you to the various players on the Ferragamo stage to determine which one showcases your solo act best.
Salvatore Ferragamo Pour Femme Perfumer: Jacques Cavallier
We would be remiss if we didn’t review the original offering from Salvatore Ferragamo perfumes. With the “For Women” title, they launched their first fragrance in 1998, and it remains anything but boring. In fact, we think the downside to this scent is its inability to commit to any one character (an infraction Ferragamo quickly redeemed with its future offerings).
Erring on the side of dry, Pour Femme showcases grassy notes atop a floral-fruit blend. There is also a hint of the exotic with star anise, bergamot, and coconut. Fresh and elegant, it wafts confidently without overpowering the nose.
This modest Ferragamo is an excellent option for the fragrance newbie, who wants to experiment with a mild offering before venturing into bolder territory. Just be sure to keep the bottle on hand for re-application if necessary.
The next few – all part of the Signorina line – display more vivacious personas.
Signorina Perfumers: Sophie Labbe, Juliette Karagueuzoglou
Ferragamo doesn’t mince words with this fresh-spirited scent. Italian for “young woman,” Signorina captures sweetness and innocence. The flacon reflects delicacy with a pink ribbon set atop a blush-tinted design.
Signorina’s middle notes are an enticing blend of rose, peony, and jasmine, capturing the essence of spring. Floral gives way to earthy with panacotta, musk, and patchouli, as if Ferragamo’s muse decided to frolic in the woods with her fresh-picked bouquet.
We recommend this fragrance for a youthful lift in spirits. With a scent like a playful wink, it’s perfect for the twenty-something girls’ night out, as well as the mature woman looking for a touch of young allure. Fresh, new, and lovely, this is a Salvatore Ferragamo perfume classic we love.
Signorina Ribelle Perfumer: Sophie Labbe
This “rebellious girl” suits those looking for an assertive punch of scent. Mandarin orange and pink pepper boldly declare themselves, then step aside to make way for ylang-ylang and the oh-so-Italian frangipani.
Strong enough to have character but classy enough for everyday wear, Signorina Ribelle conveys attitude without leaving romance behind. This is a favorite of ours for the woman who doesn’t mind making a statement with her fragrance.
Signorina In Fiore Perfumer: Emilie Bevierre Coppermann
The girl has blossomed into a lady! This next follow-up to the Signorina features sweet notes of pear with the tart punch of pomegranate. A cherry blossom and jasmine heart trades the fruity with floral for a well-balanced blend, then ends on sandalwood and white musk.
This playful scent evokes the full-fledged arrival of spring. Though it lacks the bold character of some other Signorina blends, In Fiore is a lovely option that captures the original’s femininity, but with an extra layer of charm.
Perfect for a warm-weather date night to make you feel like an Italian debutante. But like most Salvatore Ferragamo perfumes, this one is multi-functional for just about any occasion.
Signorina Misteriosa Perfumers: Sophie Labbe, Nicolas Beaulieu
If you prefer a dark and mysterious vibe, the Misteriosa is for you. Here, the girlish Signorina transforms into a tantalizing seductress, with a more robust finish to its scent.
Notes of wild blackberry blend with neroli, then invite tuberose and orange blossom onstage for femininity. Misteriosa rounds out with milk mousse and vanilla for creaminess.
Dare to be seductive, and wear jewel tones to add to the intrigue. Maybe the Signorina is a Scorpio…
Emozione Rosa Orientale Perfumer: Alberto Morillas
This leather fragrance features top notes of cardamom, saffron, and orange blossom. It leaves the Signorina’s girlishness behind for a spicy-smooth alternative.
Emozione lends sensuality without the brazen temptation of the Misteriosa. The sleek, no-nonsense flacon represents maturity that we think works best for a woman in the office who wants to subtly highlight her power and grace.
Incanto Sky Perfumer: Sophie Labbe
The girl with an earth connection will appreciate this Salvatore Ferragamo perfume apple-pear blend, both sweet and tart. In Italian, “incanto” has various meanings, all pointing to a magical aura of spells or chanting.
The juicy ripeness of a Granny Smith and pear granita gives way to a floral middle of jasmine and white lotus. The flacon reflects the earth’s freshness with cheerful blue and green tones.
Incanto Sky functions just as well for a summer night on the town as it does for a burst of life in midwinter.
Incanto Bloom Perfumer: Sophie Labbe
Like the Incanto Sky, Incanto Bloom has an earthy focus. Instead of fruity zest, here the fruit notes play with floral for a softer tone.
This attractive variety of Incanto feels effortless. Florentine and breezy, it functions well as a midday scent, as well as a subtle evening option with a touch of grace.
Its head notes are freesia and grapefruit for an initial fruity burst. Tea rose and champaca give it an indulgent middle, before rounding out with an earthy depth from cashmere wood and white musk.
Bottled like Incanto Sky, the Bloom edition returns to classic femininity with a flowered pink flacon design.
A Range of Elegant Style
Girl or woman, feminine or seductive, delicate or bold. With an array of delightful and imaginative options from Salvatore Ferragamo perfumes, you can inhabit any character you want to play on the fragrance stage.
Richard Goller is a fragrance and grooming blogger. His blog is called Fragroom. A senior editor with 20 years' experience, his blog allows him to combine two of his passions: engaging content and the always-intriguing world of fragrances. When he isn't blogging, you'll find Richard indulging in his newly found passion for balcony gardening.