Dolce & Gabbana have launched Velvet Rose and Velvet Bergamot, two new fragrances joining 2011's Velvet Collection. Along with last year's additions, Velvet Desert Oud and Velvet Tender Oud, they bring the series total to ten fragrances.
Velvet Rose ~ "Velvet Rose is the Designers’ homage to the Mediterranean rose. Nourished by the freshest of water and the brightest of sun, it is characterised by its intensity of brightness, of tonality and of scents. This soft rosy floral fragrance opens with a scent reminiscent of a fragrant sun-drenched sea breeze. Three vintage roses fuse together to create a pure feminine floral masterpiece. Rich Moroccan rose absolute, pure and airy Bulgarian Rose essence and light and crisp Rose Centifolia accord, featuring Rose de Mai absolute, yield a natural rose scent that intoxicates and endures. The sensorial journey continues with Sicilian hesperidic notes of a Salomon lily accord, and hints of Egyptian geranium, developing a soft atmospheric wet floralcy. Fused with musk velvione, the fragrance wraps the wearer in the warmth of the balmy Mediterranean sun."
Velvet Bergamot ~ "Like a sun drenched orchard of citrus trees in full bloom, Velvet Bergamot excites and refreshes the senses with a powerful and aromatic burst of rich bitter sweet sensation. Beautifully complex and intoxicatingly bitter, the Amaro fragrance tantalises the senses with two types of impeccable quality bergamot, enriched with cassis bud absolute that casts a spell of seduction that is unmistakably Sicilian. A herbaceous journey of discovery uncovers the sparkling clary sage and eau de brouts absolute from the orange flower and petitgrain leaves, fizzing at the heart of the fragrance exuding the powerful potency of living freshness. The final encounter with the rich notes of vetiver and ambrette seed surround the wearer with the very essence of a Sicilian summer that is softly enduring, delicately exotic and deeply enticing."
Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Rose & Velvet Bergamot can be found now at Harrods in the UK, 50 ml Eau de Parfum for £150 each.