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. It comprises six editions inspired by ingredients and feelings. The names of the fragrances are: Velvet Vetiver, Velvet Patchouli, Velvet Wood, Velvet Desire, Velvet Sublime and Velvet Love. The very exclusive Velvet Collection is only available for purchase in select locations and was first launched at Harrod’s.
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.”