I was recently invited to the launch of “Dolce” the beautiful new fragrance by Dolce and Gabbana. I am completely in love with this perfume and everything about it.
“Feminine and fresh, Dolce & Gabbana 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. The nobility of the soul, the elegance of every day gestures, the joy of sharing from generation to generation, and the effortless perfection of a single white flower. This is the picture of Sicily that I carry within me, and the one captured in this delicate fragrance” – Domenico Dolce.
Invited by VJ Salomone who are the local importers, The event took place in a beautiful stately 18th century family home called “Villa Bologna” in Attard. As we arrived we was welcomed by waiters bearing trays of Proseco and two stunning models Anne Marijn and Julia who lightly spritzed the gorgeous scent onto our arms. I later found out that they form part of Models M, one of which (Julia) was strikingly similar to the model Kate King used in the campaign. Anne Marijn showed us towards the garden where the event was being held.
It was my first visit to Villa Bologna and already impressed by the beautiful facade when we reached the gardens, it took my breath away, the venue is simply stunning! Without a doubt the perfect backdrop to unveil the latest scent.
During the welcoming speech Joanna Salomone (shown above) told us about the romantic vision of a love story behind the fragrance and how the scent was captured using Headspace technology. A innovative 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 wonderful innovation which I hope other brands will follow suit.
“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 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.” – Dolce & Gabbana
It was a really wonderful event, and it was amazing that they managed to get the White Amaryllis shipped from South Africa! The event was well organised and I managed to catch up with some of the other local bloggers.
L-R: Dorianne, Elle, and me.
The event left me lusting for the fragrance, more so as we was given a wonderful gift…
The shower gel, the body lotion and a sample of the perfume.
I couldn’t wait to run a long bath and use them!
Turns out that the scent agrees with me, because I got so many compliments. I had to buy the fragrance… I bought the 50ml which retails for 83 euro. A little bit of luxury that I will be proud to call my signature scent. It’s fresh floral and sweet without being over powering. I adore it.
The packaging is very elegant and simplistic. The box is white with the Dolce signature. I adore that the script is a replica of Domenico Dolce’s father’s own signature. I think it shows how much love went into the creation of this fragrance.
The actual fragrance is bottled in “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“. – Dolce & Gabbana
For those of you who are interested in how the notes are the base is Cashmeran making it musky and sensual, the heart notes contain White Water Lily and bold White Daffodil blend perfectly with the full-bodied White Amaryllis, lending the fragrance it’s beautiful fresh floral scent. The top notes contain Neroli and Papaya giving the fragrance a sweet twist.
Ladies next time you are near a perfume counter ask to try it on!
Love Steph x