Donna is Lorenzo Villoresi's signature fragrance for women, and is part of the Classic Collection. It was released in 1994, and has notes of rose, coriander, clove, star anise, blackcurrant, carnation, rosewood, rose, jasmin, iris, ylang ylang, violet leaves, sandalwood, musk and narcissus.
Donna is at the other end of the spectrum from the flight-of-fancy that is Yerbamate: it is unabashedly feminine, and more accessibly pretty than some of the other scents in the line. It starts with rose and peppery carnation, accented with hints of citrus and sweet fruit. The spices are mild, but the top notes have a nice kick to them. The heart is a dewy floral, more focused now on the rose than the carnation (if you want carnation, do try Villoresi's Garofano), but the jasmine and violet also stand out, and the whole is tinged a very pale leafy green.
In the dry down, the florals turn creamy and take on a light dusting of powder. I am somewhat powder-phobic (Villoresi's Teint de Neige, which has its own little cult following among powder fans, is way more than I can handle) but it is not overdone here. The base is very soft woods that accent but don't overwhelm the floral notes.
It is a lush, full-bodied scent, yet not as dense or heavy as some of the others in the Lorenzo Villoresi line. It might be a bit much in the heat of summer, but it wears beautifully the rest of the year. Lovely, and very much worth a try.
Donna is an Eau de Toilette, and is also available in Shower Gel, Body Lotion and Bar Soap. For buying information, see the listing for Lorenzo Villoresi under Perfume Houses.