Dolce & Gabbana’s New Fragrance : Dolce

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dolceNow is this a pretty bottle or what? Dolce is the new fragrance that heralds an emotional and sensory journey through the heart of Dolce & Gabbana’s DNA : the noble land of Sicily. Dolce blossoms in the memories of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.

Feminine and fresh, Dolce embodies the delicate balance between timeless craftsmanship and innovation in the art of perfumed composition. Dolce is one’s personal touch, signature scent. It epitomises the simplicity of a result obtained thanks to a complex process: the same one needed to create a finely-embroidered dress.

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.

The fragrance opens with a brightly-coloured, sweet-smelling explosion of Neroli leaves and Papaya flower, dissipating into floral bouquet as the core of the fragrance emerges. A unique and opulent combination of White Water Lily and bold White Daffodil blend perfectly with the full-bodied White Amaryllis. This floral signature is counterbalanced by the background of warm Musky notes, along with the complex accents of Cashmeran; leaving a sensual trail of light woods, earthy tones and piquant spices.

Top notes:

Neroli leaves, Papaya flower

Heart notes:

White Amaryllis, White Daffodil, White Water Lily

Dry down notes:

 Cashmeran, Musky notes, Sandalwood

Olfactive family:

Floral, rich white floral

White Amaryllis

The rich, fulsome notes of the White Amaryllis were created using “Headspace Technology” which captures the exact scent of the flower when it is in full bloom without having to cut it and grind the petals to extract the essential oil.

This is a special species of White Amaryllis which grows solely in the Fynbos region of South Africa and has a rich and generous odour, where other white Amaryllis found elsewhere do not. The name has poetic roots and originates from the Greek word “amarysso”, meaning: “I give light”. It has wide, trumpet blooms. The buds grow at different speeds so each will have a different intensity of scent

Dolce blends this into a fragrance for the very first time.

Packaging

Dolce’s elegant packaging is reminiscent of a vintage fragrance flacon. Thick, clear glass with softly curved lines lending a contemporary design edge. The flacon reveals sparkling glints of the vibrant green juice, as fresh and crisp as the Neroli leaves within.

The flower stopper pays tribute to Sicilian customs, crafted to portray the marzipan sculptures seen in traditional Sicilian confectioners. The bud is perfection itself, as unique as the singular mix of ingredients defining Dolce. The petals fan out in three rows, with colours graduating from milky-white, through to cream, and soft pink at the centre.

A thin black grosgrain ribbon, presented in an elegant bow, conjures images of the white shirts and bow-ties that were a signature of early Dolce&Gabbana catwalk shows. The same attention has been paid to every facet of the outer packaging: the soft white box’s material as refined and smooth as fine leather.

The final, and most personal, touch: Dolce signed in a flourish of black script, a replica of Domenico Dolce’s father’s own signature. It is underscored by the Dolce&Gabbana logo with a graphic twist of thin black grosgrain ribbon, a perfect contrast of classic and contemporary style.

The talent: Kate King

Kate King stars as Dolce’s campaign testimonial. The twenty-year-old Canadian model is fast becoming a recognised face in the Dolce&Gabbana world, having featured in campaigns for the Designers’ recent ready to wear and jewellery collections. Her wide, almond-shaped hazel eyes and noble features make her the perfect embodiment of the Sicilian values at the heart of the fragrance. Her role in Dolce’s television campaign will be her screen debut.

The Lineup

Dolce Eau de Parfum 30ml RM244

Dolce Eau de Parfum 50ml RM331

Dolce Eau de Parfum 75ml RM439

Dolce Perfumed Body Lotion 200ml

Dolce Moisturizing Perfumed Shower Gel 200ml

Dolce&Gabbana Dolce is available in April 2014 in all major department stores and perfumeries.

 

 

 

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