Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Garden comes out at the beginning of 2018, following the original from 2014, Dolce Floral Drops from 2015, and Dolce Rosa Excelsa from 2016.
From the floral- gourmand category, Dolce Garden is characterized as a fragrance of free thoughts and passion for fun experiences, stimulated by shades of the gardens of Sicily in bloom. A joyful, solar aura blending citrus and cream. With Dolce Garden, the frangipani blossom accompanies the charming bouquet of the Dolce family. The model used for the advertising campaign, photographed by Victor Demarchelier in a garden near Palermo is Chiara Scelsi.
Dolce Garden Qualities
The fragrance opens with juicy mandarin, bright neroli, and airy magnolia notes. The heart is made of coconut essence, a unique natural extract of fruit’s white flesh, accents of the creamy freshness of the frangipani and blossoming petals. The dry-down is covered in silky almond notes who evokes the traditional sweets of Sicily. Rich in vanilla and sandalwood it extends the finely detailed sensuality of the frangipani note into the dry-down.
- Top notes: Mandarin, Magnolia, Neroli
- Heart: Ylang-ylang, Frangipani, Coconut
- Base notes: Vanilla Absolute, Almond, Sandalwood
To show the fun-loving femininity of Dolce Garden, the bottle design has a cap on a pastel pink portraying the innate delicatessen of flowers in bloom. The bottle is completed with a thin black grosgrain ribbon presented in an elegant bow, the signature of the Dolce line. In contrast, the green “garden” signature underlines the fresh, natural facets of the new fragrance.
Dolce Garden is instantly pleasing. The top notes that stand out for me are mandarin, vanilla, and magnolia. It is attractive, captivating, sensual and has a moderate to heavy sillage with 8-10 hour longevity. A little goes a long way. I would definitely wear, but not for everyday use. It seems an excellent floral gourmand which will be nice for the summer, more appropriate for evenings or a date. The fragrance is available as 30, 50 and 75 ml Eau de Parfum.