Suffering signature scent boredom, especially when the seasons change, can be a bit of a burden - it's that whole frustration felt when none of your fragrances seem to feel or smell or fit the same as they used to. This is especially true when you're still wearing woody notes on a hot summer's night... Well, allow us to put a case forward for this new warm weather-ready scent by Dolce & Gabbana, Dolce.
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Inspired by the blossoms of Sicily (natch), Dolce aims to arouse a certain Italian elegance - that strong but sexy femininity that all Italian women seem to possess. Worn in the warm weather, the ladylike flowers like white amaryllis, white daffodil, white water lily and woody dry down notes of cashmeran, musk and sandalwood combine to evoke something akin to a Grace Kelly-like sophistication, but then a green flash of Neroli leaves and Papaya flower give the scent a bit of bad ass freshness, meaning that this Dolce girl is no pushover. Take it from the face of the fragrance, model Kate King, who reveals her scent secrets and festive season fashion rules in the video interview below:
Stefano Gabbana has this to say about the perfume's inspiration: "Dolce is a contemporary fragrance inspired by a memory. It is the translation into fragrance of a young new love that will, by virtue of its innocence, retain its youthful vitality." Whose memory are we talking about? Well, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana's, to be exact. But that doesn't mean you can't wear it, live in it and get your summer flings on in it and forge your own. Sweet.
Dolce by Dolce and Gabbana EDP, from $75, is available from select David Jones and Myer counters nationally.