Dolce by Dolce and Gabbana was launched in 2014 as a new feminine fragrance, inspired by the Mediterranean island of Sicily. Dolce, meaning “sweet” in Italian, represents the perfect lightly sweet scent. It is a combination that goes into your heart, brings you great pleasure and attracts you with the papaya and neroli flowers.
The new Dolce ad campaign and commercial also give the perfume a romantic, vintage feel that’s similar to an old Hollywood movie. Domenico and Stefano Gabbana have created a stretch of white flowers on the wall of an elegant Sicilian house. In this way, the soft and ethereal background emphasizes the elegance and refined beauty of Kate King, the model of the Dolce campaign.
“Dolce is a contemporary fragrance inspired by a memory. The originality is not just in the way it was created, 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,” says Stefano Gabbana.
Dolce Perfume Qualities
The opening is soft floral blend with a powerful citrus blow. The water lily fuses with the neroli into a lovely hybrid that smells fresh and clean. After a while is sweetening up with the touch of orange blossom. The base note is a pale woody musk finished in warm sunny tones. In the end becomes gentle and soft feminine scent.
- Top notes: Neroli leaves, Papaya flower
- Heart: White Amaryllis, White Daffodil, White Water Lily
- Base notes: Cashmeran, Musky notes, Sandalwood
Ingredients combine so well that you can not figure out what dominates. That’s why I think Dolce perfume sounds like the perfect warm-weather fragrance. It is fresh, soft, floral but also somehow fruity, warm all in a very interesting mix, not boring like so many fresh perfumes. The only negative is the moderate sillage and longevity, between 4-6 hours on the skin.
With this fragrance, you will have the opportunity to know what the nobility of the soul means, the elegance of ordinary gestures or the joy of sharing love. These are the feelings and benefits of this perfume. If you decide to try it, then you will always enjoy an impressive perfume from all points of view. It is easy to wear and great for the office, casual day out, in the park, to the job interview . Anywhere you want your fragrance to be nice, yet reserved and polite. I picture this on someone like Kate Middleton, making one of her public appearances.
The bottle design is reminiscent and vintage. It is made of thick transparent glass with soft lines and contemporary design. The cap of the flower-shaped bottle evokes the Sicilian costumes while the bow, made with a thin black ribbon, evokes the image of the white shirts and the bow ties that were the signature of the first fashion shows of Dolce & Gabbana.
It’s true it’s not a spectacular unique fragrance, but if you are looking for a fresh, aquatic and feminine scent this is what you need. If you’re looking for something very strong and edgy, then skip over this one. Not because this scent is ordinary and nondescript but because it’s not a screamer of a fragrance. I find the price is a great deal compared to what other fragrance offers.