Domenico and Stefano pay homage to the Mediterranean rose

The Italian design duos love of a Mediterranean rose garden in summertime, fragrantly distilled. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana wanted a scent that was reminiscent of the bright colours and beautiful fragrance of the regions sunny weather and fresh water – like a fragrant sun-drenched sea breeze, if you will.

A soft rosy fragrance that’s utterly feminine, it opens with a fusion of rich Moroccan rose absolute, airy Bulgarian rose essence and crisp rose centifolia to create a floral masterpiece. Next come citrusy accords of lily and geranium, with a soft undertone of musk velvione to convey the balmy smell of sunshine. 

‘In history and in nature, the nobility of the rose is unsurpassed,’ explains Domenico Dolce of the scent.  

Dolce and Gabbana Velvet Rose, £155 for 50ml eau de parfum
Try it at: Harrods

By Alice Jones

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