X-RAY: STEFANO GABBANA ON DOLCE
The iconic designer discusses the new Dolce&Gabbana scent with the Sephora Glossy.
Described as “the essence of Sicilian sensuality,” Dolce is a sultry addition to the legendary lineup that began with Dolce&Gabbana’s eponymous first perfume in 1992. Aficionados won’t miss how the bottle’s elegant bow of thin, black, grosgrain ribbon recalls the signature white shirts and bow ties of the fashion house’s early catwalk shows. The rest of us will be too busy spritzing and vamping in front of the mirror breathily saying, “Mi piace l’italiano,” to notice. Here, brand cofounder Stefano Gabbana gives us the business on his and partner Domenico Dolce’s latest work of Italian-styled seduction. MELISSA LANE
“Dolce is a gentle, feminine mix of white flowers, introduced by the freshness of the neroli leaves and defined by the white amaryllis, a South African flower used for the first time ever in scent,” says Stefano Gabbana. “The floral signature of Dolce extends into a warm and sensual trail.”
“Dolce is a contemporary fragrance inspired by a memory. The originality is not just in the way it was created, using traditional essences and other brand new ingredients, but also because it is the translation into fragrance of a young new love that will, by virtue of its innocence, retain its youthful vitality.”
“Dolce’s elegant packaging is reminiscent of a vintage fragrance flacon. The flower cap pays tribute to Sicilian customs, the original design handcrafted to portray the marzipan sculptures seen in traditional confections. Dolce is signed in a flourish of black script, a replica of Domenico Dolce’s father’s own signature, underscored by a graphic twist of thin, black ribbon.”
Neroli leaves and papaya flower open in a sweet, floral bouquet yielding to an opulent combination of full-bodied white amaryllis with white water lily and white daffodil. Warm musky notes layered with Cashmeran accents round out the fragrance with a feminine finish of light woods, earthy tones, and spices.
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