Dolce by Dolce & Gabbana for women ~ new fragrance
Dolce & Gabbana have launched Dolce by Dolce & Gabbana, a new fragrance for women. Other recent launches from the brand include Velvet Desert Oud & Velvet Tender Oud and Dolce & Gabbana Intense (all 2013).
Dolce: the new fragrance that heralds an emotional and sensory journey through the heart of DOLCE&GABBANA's DNA: the noble land of Sicily. 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 notes feature papaya blossom, neroli leaves, white amaryllis, daffodil, water lily, cashmeran and musk.
Domenico Dolce himself shot the print fragrance advertising campaign for Dolce, working alongside Stefano Gabbana as Creative Director. To bring to life the story of Dolce, Domenico and Stefano recreated a garden of white flowers at the wall of a stately Sicilian home. The soft and ethereal background highlights Kate King’s refined beauty. “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.
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.
“Kate’s penetrating eyes are highly-charged, yet tender and innocent too, and in her gaze you see the spirit of Sicilian girls, the character of Angelica from The Leopard, whose candour and modern style managed to shake up Tancredi’s ancient world,” say Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.
The White Amaryllis
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. 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.