Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Eau de Parfum review

         I have a soft spot for delicate details, so you can imagine how sweet I am on Dolce & Gabbana Dolce, a fresh feminine scent inspired by the Sicilian countryside. I've been coveting the new scent since its debut; after all, I'm all about green florals! The perfume resides within Dolce's lovely vintage flacon with a beautifully sculpted stopper. You can imagine my delight at being sent a bottle courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana, and invited to share my thoughts about Dolce with you today!

          Speaking of sculpted details, did you know the floral stopper was inspired by marzipan? It adds such a delightful sense of nostalgia. (I can still remember my first encounter with the sweet nutty confection when my father brought back a selection from Europe.) I would love to someday taste the traditional Sicilian confections from which this particular stopper was inspired. But enough on aesthetics, let's take a journey through the lucid green fluid within....

Notes: neroli leaf, papaya flower, white amaryllis, narcissus, water lily, cashmere, musk
          Dolce & Gabbana Dolce features a light blend of fruit, florals, and wood. It starts with a transient green burst of neroli leaf that's tangy and lightly bitter. The soft sweet nectarine-like character of amaryllis flower makes the next play, filled out with a pinch of juiciness from papaya flower. (D&G touts this perfume as the first time white amaryllis is featured --- the essence of which was approximated using headspace technology!) Water lily comes a bit later and smooths out the middle with its nice aquatic touch (it's a note I tend to enjoy in general). The scent unfolds to the base quite quickly, where I find considerable dry wood laced with a plant-like spice (perhaps the contribution from narcissus).

         Dolce & Gabbana Dolce has the breezy, facile character of Italian-inspired perfumes, with hints of water fruit and florals. However, it's a softer feminine approach relative to optimistic blends a la D&G Light Blue; one finds the dulcet tones of water lily instead of salty seawater, sweet fruit tones in place of the traditional sharp bergamot, and soft florals instead of heady jasmine. It's more genteel garden than sunny seaside.

Totally gorgeous, right?
         Overall, I find Dolce & Gabbana Dolce to be a lovely light bouquet! (Not to mention, I'm very partial to the vintage bottle design that happens to look oh-so-nice on my vanity). The scent is well suited to work environments and to those who enjoy wearing their scents close. The delicate florals do fade relatively quickly, however touches of the sweet, fruity floral character are retained, providing character to the full wood base hours later.

       Thanks for reading! Have you tried Dolce & Gabbana Dolce? What are your favorite D&G perfumes and colognes?

Love, Dovey.

P.S. For more from Dolce & Gabbana, be sure to check out Twitter @dolcegabbana, Instagram @dolcegabbana, and Facebook, as well as #DGbeauty and #DGDolce.

Disclosure: This sponsored post contains product(s) sent to Cute and Mundane for consideration. The ideas and opinions in this post are genuine and my own.


  1. I love your photography! Your blog is always an inspiration to me.
    The perfume sounds right up my alley - I'm going to have to give it a sniff. And that bottle is absolutely adorable!

    1. Hi Marianna,

      Thanks for the kind comment! I'm such a fan of the bottle --- hope you get to try Dolce!

  2. I think I prefer the sea water, but you make me want to sniff this nonetheless. :) I did really like D&G Light Blue, but it was the signature scent of at least a dozen women I knew, so I gave it wide berth.

    1. Hi Liz, I love hints of the sea as well --- very nostalgic. I know what you mean about D&G Light Blue; I suppose it's popular for a reason :)

    2. Liz! I feel the same way, BUT did you know they came out with two light blue variations? they're called escaping to panarea and dreaming in portofino! a quick glance at sephora.com also shows one called living stromboli, and a guy's variation called discover vulcano

      Dovey, lovely photos as always! :) I do think this scent is nice, and your descriptions of it are lovely!

  3. I want to smell this asap but nowhere seems to have it yet!


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