We love it when designers venture into scent projects because the process is different than putting together a designer collection. Dolce & Gabbana has released a new fragrance line called The Velvet Collection. This limited-edition set features six fragrances and each one touches on the heritages of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.
“Dolce & Gabbana’s Velvet Collection revisits the splendour of vintage Italian ingredients and derives its name from the precious texture of a fabric laden with timeless perfection and modern possibility.”
“Velvet: a material with a duel personality, luxurious but also simple, noble put also humble… this duality is at the heart of what we do.”
These six scents include ingredients such as neroli, gardenia, patchouli, tuberose, benzoin, frangipani, vetiver, and galbanum.
- Velvet Sublime– orange groves of Sicily
- Velvet Love– the carnations that grow in Lake Como
- Velvet Desire– the period of the Renaissance
- Velvet Vetiver– the scent of Mediterranean summer
- Velvet Wood– lacquered wood
- Velvet Patchouli– inspired by Stefano Gabbana’s first signature scent
Patchouli: the first fragrance I felt really belonged to me. It became my statement scent. -Stefano Gabbana
Vetiver: a tantalizing scent replete with elegance and classic perfection. I wore it as a boy to feel as an adult. -Domenico Dolce
I love the smell of Patchouli. It’s a must-have ingredient in my signature scent. The Velvet Collection is now available exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue stores. Retails for $195 a piece.