Dolce & Gabbana have launched the Velvet Collection, six new fragrances "designed as a tribute to the designers’ sartorial heritage and their natural ability to pinpoint the essence of Mediterranean indulgence."
Velvet Sublime ~ "The inspiration for Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Sublime is the orange groves of Sicily. Velvet Sublime radiates a sun-warmed effect with a splash of Sicilian mandarin. Joyful orange blossom and neroli reveal their crisp, dewy petals."
Velvet Love ~ "The inspiration for Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Love is the carnations of Lake Como. This fragrance’s redolent carnation flowers envelop oriental notes, giving in to an exhilarating rush of ylang ylang and pepper."
Velvet Desire ~ "The inspiration behind Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Desire is the Renaissance period. This fragrance’s fulsome white flowers provoke an explosion of gardenia and intoxicating tuberose, whilst a hint of frangipani offers a sophisticated flourish."
Velvet Vetiver ~ "The inspiration for Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Vetiver is the scent of the Mediterranean Summer. “Vetiver: a tantalizing scent replete with elegance and classic perfection. I wore it as a boy to feel as an adult.” Domenico Dolce. This fragrance has a classic, sumptuous cologne effect of vetiver and galbanum blended with a contemporary pique of Mediterranean fig."
Velvet Wood ~ "The inspiration for Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Wood is lacquered wood. This rich ebony wood fragrance offers profound depth, with warm resinous notes yielding to attractive benzoin and refined black leather scents."
Velvet Patchouli ~ "The inspiration for Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Patchouli is iconic incense. “Patchouli: the first fragrance I felt really belonged to me. It became my statement scent.” Stefano Gabbana. Velvet Patchouli is an intense, luxurious patchouli oil drenched with kephalis that cedes to a rich, musky presence."
The Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Collection fragrances can be found now at Harrods in the UK, 50 ml Eau de Parfum for £120 each.
(first quote via thegroomingguide, all subsequent quotes via harrods, hat tip to Renaud!)