Scent of the Week: Introducing Dolce&Gabbana’s Latest Velvet Amber Duo

Dana Mortada   |   06 - 12 - 2017

Celebrating the finest Italian ingredients, Dolce&Gabbana Velvet Collection welcomes the unique history of Arab Sicily – where the East and the West collide.


The Velvet Collection introduces a series of oriental blends- the journey began with Tender Oud and Desert Oud. Today, the story continues with two inspirational tributes to Oriental perfumery, with an appreciation to the precious amber accord: Amber Skin and Amber Sun.


Velvet Amber Sun


The Velvet Amber Sun is described as an opulent oriental-woody essence mixed with rich golden-hued ingredients. The heart opens with top notes of ylang-ylang, amber accord of vanilla and cistus labdanum. Then develops the creaminess of sandalwood and sweet-scented smoke; and ends with precious ambery woods and patchouli, and oud accords.


Velvet Amber Skin


Velvet Amber Skin is known for its sensual and floral scent, the perfumer Christophe Raynaud brings together the refined palette of the Mediterranean and the sweet balsams of Arabia, as he explains:


“Like a sumptuous piece of moiré silk, the mysterious scent takes on amber and purple tones as it unfolds.”


The top notes opens with sparkling Italian bergamot, aromatic lavender essence, golden citrus fruit and fragrant mauve flower. At its heart the labdanum resin adds the burnished shade of skin-soft leather, and settles with cool iris blended with Oriental resins. And ends with a sweet opoponax and myrrh that bring warmth to the velvety essence of ambery woods.




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