Dolce & Gabbana’s Velvet Collection, launched in 2011, includes 17 fragrances, and are inspired by the private memories of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana as the fruit of a dedicated research into the ancient essences of Italian tradition. reinterpreted, using contemporery perfume making techniques, bringing the wearer on an unprecedented olfactory journey to discover to discover the orgins and the history of the fashion house.
Now Dolce & Gabbana fills up its exquisite and luxurious The Velvet Collection with one more daring, elegant and classic perfume Velvet Incenso designed to please both men and women. Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Incenso is a new woody/oriental perfume licensed by the Shiseido Group.
Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Incenso is a strong and delicate fragrance composed of high-quality ingredients such as frankincense, elemi resin, benzoin, patchouli, amber and of course the main ingredient incense. Vibrant incense essence is set alight by a spark of black pepper essence. With its citrus and pepper facets, elemi essence echoes these opening notes, its resinous burn introducing the darker heart of the fragrance.
Top notes: Black peper, Frankincense, Elemi resin
Heart notes: Benzoin, Incence, Rock rose absolute
Base notes: Amberwood, Patchouli
Definitely, not an everyday perfume due to its heavy notes to be worn during the day, yet a very prominent aroma to be remembered.
The new perfume preserves the same bottle shape as other Velvet Perfumes, yet colored in a dark brown color – the color of incense.
Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Incenso is available as 50 and 150ml Eau de Parfum.
One Look. Four posts. And now the last one… Spring is in the air! Dolce & Gabbana celebrate the rose, the eternal flower, symbol of femininity and sensuality, with a new palette of pinks and nudes. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana had created a palette based on the the colours of Dolce & Gabbana fabrics.
The 2016 Dolce Matte Lipstick collection features pink and nude shades. They envelop a woman’s lips in a beautiful delicate rose, while keeping lips hydrated and soft.
Perfectly opaque, it envelops a woman’s lips in a delicate rose, while keeping lips hydrated and soft. Embrace every mood and emotion with a palette of pinks inspired by the rose, the eternal flower, a symbol of femininity of Dolce&Gabbana.
The vast lineup of Dolce Matte lipsticks will be amplified by new 8 shades of pink housed in royal black-gold cases with Dolce’s signature stamped right there. The opaque matte finish of the lipsticks and the attention-grabbing pinks are to make you the belle of the ball wherever you head to, while the conditioning oils infused in the formula will make your lip-dressing procedure super easy and precise not to speak about the delicious velvety feeling on the lips.
The new Dolce Matte Lipstick collection, housed in royal black-gold cases with Dolce’s signature stamped, comes in 11 shades (8 new) thats explores the different hues of pink, a highly versatile colour, perfect for any occasion, mood and woman. While the conditioning oils infused in the formula will make your lip-dressing procedure super easy and precise not to speak about the delicious velvety feeling on the lips.Which one will be your favorite Dolce Rosa shade?
Dolce Nudo: soft pink for a natural lip look.
Miss Dolce: elegant and timeless dusty pink.
Dolce Dolcezza: delicate, pastel pink, as sweet as a bonbon.
Dolce Rosa 222: pure and vibrant, this is the iconic colour of the Dolce&Gabbana rose.
Dolce Sogno: vivid pink, straight out of a dream.
Dolce Mamma: full and gentle pink, as warm as a mother’s embrace.
Dolce Excelsa: intense and radiant crimson pink, like the essence of a true rose.
Dolce Bacio: bright fuchsia, as if blushing from a loved one’s kiss.
Dolce Natural: romantic rose colour that enhances beautiful lips. *
Dolce Gentle: soft pale rose, for a gentle smile. *
Dolce Magnetic: dress up lips with a deep plum rose. *
First apply the lipliner (Soft 6, Dolcezza 15, Rosa 16, Mamma 17 and Bacio 18 ) in short strokes to fill the whole lip without contouring the lips. Then apply the matching colour of DolceMatte Lipstick, using short upper strokes on the top lip and downward strokes on the bottom lip for natural, plumper-looking lips.
Dolce & Gabbana celebrates the rose, the eternal flower, symbol of femininity and sensuality with a new palette of pinks and nudes.
In this make up collection Rossa Look 2016 you will find a wanna-have quad eyeshadow (limited ) # 143 Miss Dolce, a gorgeous blush called Bacio # 50 ( which means kiss), the latest matte lipstick # 222 and two creamy eyeshadows ( #118 cool gold and #50 warm bronze ) which go fantastic as a base.
If you love pink lipstick, check out the Sophia Loren Number 1 Lipstick by Dolce & Gabbana. It is a loving tribute from Dolce & Gabbana to the world-famous Italian actress. A bright cherry red created by the fashion designers with Sophia Loren to enhance the deep pigmentation of her lips.
Sicily, Bagheria. A mother and her five handsome sons return to their ancient family home, a beautiful yet visibly eroded Sicilian Villa, which they restore to its former glory….
Dolce & Gabbana has united 3 of the most eminent figures in Italian cinema in a film which recounts the inspiration behind the Dolce Rosa Excelsa scent, and celebrates the launch of Dolce Rosa Excelsa with a short film that brings together three of the biggest stars in Italian cinema: director Giuseppe Tornatore, composer Ennio Morricone and actress Sophia Loren.
It was an honour to work with these three masters of Italian cinema who bring our creative vision to life. Sophia Loren embodies Italian beauty across the world. We love Giuseppe’s sensibility, his perception of Sicily is the same as ours, so working with him feels very natural. Ennio Morricone’s music has always been a part of our culture, so it gives the story a celebratory, Italian feel.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana
Following the first act, entitled ‘Rinascita’ (‘rebirth’) are acts II and III, called ‘Festa’ (‘party’) and ‘Meravigliosa’ (‘wonderful’) respectively
Rich in symbolism, suggestion and emotions, the new film sees three Oscar winners bring the story of the new female fragrance to life. The Dolce Rosa Excelsa film opens with a determined Sophia Loren, a mother of five sons advancing towards the screen.
Sophia Loren takes the role of the strong female matriarch, leading the restoration of a large Sicilian estate, Villa Valguarnera di Bagheria near Palermo. She is the driving force behind the family and the restoration of their ancestral home, and typically of Loren’s film persona, she proves not to be averse to getting her hands dirty.
Her character is juxtaposed to that of Rosa, played by Dolce & Gabbana testimonial KateKing, who comes into view in the second part of the film, once the restoration is completed. Rosa’s beauty strikes one of Loren’s sons who in a bid to capture her heart, picks the most beautiful rose from the garden and offers it to her.
What comes next is at the base of the inspiration of the fragrance: Rosa being gifted with a rose by the young man is secondary, it is her offering the rose to Loren which bares the most significance. It is a meeting between two women from two different generations. A meeting filled with symbolism, beauty and tradition. A highly-charged cascade of spirit and elegance, the encounter is as timeless as the Rose itself.
Sophia Loren, the 81 year old muse and an icon of womanhood and timelessness, recently had already lent her unforgettable features to Dolce & Gabbana for the campaign of Sophia Loren No.1 Lipstick and continues to inspire the designers and cements her rapport with them with her performance in this film.
The Dolce Rosa Excelsa film opens with a determined Sophia Loren advancing towards the screen. As the mother of five sons she takes the role of the strong female matriarch, leading the restoration of a large Sicilian estate.
The house is restored to its former splendour and the whole town is invited to a party to celebrate. The striking Rosa, played by Kate King, catches the eye of Sophia’s youngest son. Stricken by her beauty. Sophia Loren then joins the others in the garden for the party. Kate approaches and offers her the rose.
It is an encounter between two women from two different generations. A meeting filled with symbolism, beauty and tradition as timeless as the rose itself.
The Dolce Rosa Excelsa film features creative themes and symbolism synonymous with Dolce & Gabbana’s creative vision. This begins with the most fascinating and unique of all flowers, the Rose; a recurrent motif seen throughout Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s runway collections and the inspiration for this new scent. Finally, there is the inescapable fusion of tradition and modernity that has always characterised Dolce & Gabbana. The innocence of youth and the wisdom of everlasting values are echoed in the meeting between Kate and Sophia, which brings the film to a close.
Rich in symbolism, suggestion and emotions, the new film sees three Academy Award winners bring the story of the new female fragrance to life: director Giuseppe Tornatore, composer Ennio Morricone, actress Sophia Loren.
Dolce Rosa Excelsa marks the fifth collaboration and on-going relationship between the Designers and Giuseppe Tornatore. While the Oscar winner and 2016 Oscar nominated EnnioMorricone soundtrack ties together the direction, protagonists and inspiration of the film with his signature notes.
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One look, four posts! It is all about…roses, roses, and roses. A new fragrance, a happy looking Spring make-up collection and 11 shades of pink matte lipstick…That will do it all!
In a continued celebration of the rose, a flower of great significance and timeless beauty, Dolce & Gabbana has launched a selection of rose themed products. From the Dolce Rosa Excelsa fragrance, a stunning fresh rose scent, which is accompanied by a beautiful film by Giuseppe Tornatore starring Sophia Loren and with a score by the legendary EnnioMorricone (one to watch, even though it is short but so full of romance, happiness and strength), to a new selection of Dolce Matte Lipsticks: 11 rigorously pink shades, and a complimentary make up collection Rosa Look 2016 for a total pink Spring.
Dolce Rosa Excelsa captures the essence of fresh petals in bloom with two precious rose notes. Used for the first time in perfumery, the rare African Dog Rose comes from a charming coastal flowering tree that grows in the rich and fertile flora of South Africa. It is combined with the deep pink flowers of Turkish Rose Absolute, highly prized in perfumery for its olfactive intensity. Together, these sensual rose notes enrich the opulent, full-bodied scent of White Amaryllis, the signature of Dolce.
African Dog Rose and White Amaryllis were both captured using ‘Headspace Technology’, a revolutionary and sustainable process that captures the precise scent of the flower when it is in full bloom without needing to cut and grind the petals to extract the essential oil.
Top: The fragrance opens with a sweet-smelling explosion of lively Neroli leaves and Papaya flowers, dissipating into a floral bouquet of White Water Lily and White Daffodil.
Heart: Precious notes of Turkish Rose Absolute and rare African Dog Rose add charming richness to Dolce’s signature blend.
Base: The feminine floral heart is counterbalanced by a background of warm Musky notes, Cashmeran and Sandalwood, leaving a sensual trail of light woods, earthy tones and piquant spices.
Dolce & Gabbana’s Dolce Rosa Excelsa has an aquatic kind of edge that I find really appealing. I always think that it’s a rather masculine note, but perhaps that’s because every single boy wore Davidoff’s Cool Water! This is fresh, juicy and smells very summery and uplifting – a hint of rose, but very much scattered through the other notes rather than dominating. This is a new successor in the collection Dolce, which features a flower-shaped cap, but colored in red this time.
Dolce Rosa Excelsa Eau de Parfum, is availble as 75ml, 50ml and 30ml.
Rich in symbolism, suggestion and emotions, the new film sees three Academy Award winners bring the story of the new female fragrance to life: director Giuseppe Tornatore, composer Ennio Morricone and actress Sophia Loren.
The legendary designer duo, Dolce & Gabbana, have created a very special new lipstick dedicated to one of Italy’s most famous beauty icons, the film actress Sophia Loren. The unique and new shade of red, named Sophie Loren No.1 is announced as a loving tribute from Dolce & Gabbana to all women of the world. The lipstick is described as a true collector’s item, and it is branded with a bold slogan ‘Her red, her lipstick’. On social media, the lipstick is introduced with the hashtag #ItsMyRed. For the first time ever, the Italian icon will also star in a Dolce & Gabbana advertising campaign.
Dolce & Gabbana Sophia Loren No.1 Red Lipstick
This unusual shade of red is universally flattering, and it fits somewhere in the middle of red and pink. The Sophia’s red is said to be created for lips so unique they became the object of desire for an entire era. In the words of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana:
Sophia Loren No.1 is our way of saying, ‘Thank you, Sophia!’. Thank you for her beauty, thank you for being a world favorite, thank you for being an icon of the big screen and of Italian beauty. She has been a constant source of inspiration for us and today we celebrate her with the gift of her very own lipstick.
The lipstick is very creamy and lightweight, and it has a subtle shiny finish, but without any glossiness. The bright cherry red shade, as Dolce & Gabbana describes it, is packaged in Dolce & Gabbana’s regular gold tube, decorated with Sophia Loren’s signature. It also captures and conveys her style, and was specifically designed to enhance the deep pigmentation of her lips.
Dolce & Gabbana Sophia Loren No.1 Red Lipstick
To honor the diva in the most glamorous way, the brand will host the exclusive launch event, on September 21st at the Dolce & Gabbana Beauty Boutique in Corso Venezia 7, Milan. Currently, you can be among the first to register and get on a pre-order list. The Dolce & Gabbana Sophia Loren No.1 Red Lipstick will hit the shelves by the end of September 2015. Since Sophia Loren’s lipstick is a numbered lipstick, it may be safe to assume that the designers are planning to launch some additional shades…
Actor Colin Farrell portrays the character of Dolce&Gabbana Intenso, in his first collaboration with Dolce&Gabbana Fragrances. Behind the lens is the American photographer Mark Seliger, known for his elegant, intimate yet stunning portraits of film and music stars. “Colin epitomises all aspects of the Intenso man. His physicality is commanding and his eyes have depth and are full of life. As an actor and man, he perfectly represents strength, tenderness and allure, the qualities that we envisioned for the male of our new fragrance.”, Domenico Dolce
Dolce&Gabbana Intenso represents the new generation of Dolce&Gabbana men, whose heart is simultaneously rooted in tradition. In the same pattern, Intenso marks and celebrates its ties with Pour Homme by mirroring the iconic lines of its design. The classic flacon, elegant and understated with its curved silhouette and cylindrical cap, is refreshed in a dark tobacco brown lacquered glass, embossed with the Dolce&Gabbana logo in an elegant copper shade.
Dolce&Gabbana Intenso is pure instinct; the power of an emotion that is freely expressed. It is the force of a determined man, with a heart that is rooted in tradition, yet revels in the modern world. Dolce&Gabbana Intenso is a woody aromatic fragrance, whose profound appeal is defined by a brand new discovery in the olfactory world: the Moepel accord which has been re-created from the flowers and leaves of the Milkwood tree using Headspace technology.
Used for the very first time in perfumery, the Moepel accord is the key signature ingredient of Intenso. The Moepel, or Milkwood, is a tree which grows in South Africa and whose odour is totally unique. The name derives from the latex the tree contains. The accord has been obtained using the Headspace technology, which captures and recreates the combination of both the flowers and the leaves of this majestic tree. It is a new extremely sensual, almost animalic note with floral, balsamic and rich honey accents, which drive a uniquely modern interpretation of the classic tobacco effect.
Top: Intenso opens with luminous Aquatic notes and green accents of Basil. This fresh feeling is completed with notes of Marigold and Geranium.
Heart: First come the notes of lavender and thenThe tobacco masculinity is further defined with soft dry notes from Absolutes of Hay and Bran.
Base: Luxurious floral, balsamic, and honey accents. Intensity and strength come from the profound combination Labdanum, Sandalwood and Cypress. A contrast of fresh, warm and rich, that completes the composition of the fragrance and emphasises its woody charm.
Colin Farrell Fronts the new Dolce & Gabbana Intenso Fragrance for Men
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I always loved Irish actor Colin Farrell, with the bad boy looks and international box-office appeal, and now he fronts the advertising campaign for ‘Dolce & Gabbana Intenso’, the new fragrance for men from the Italian luxury label.
American photographer Mark Seliger who is known for his elegant, intimate yet stunning portraits of film and music stars, was tasked to lens the visuals of Farrell in his first collaboration with Dolce & Gabbana.
“Colin epitomises all aspects of the ‘intense’ man. His physicality is commanding and his eyes have depth and are full of live”.
“As an actor and man, he perfectly represents strength, tenderness and allure, the qualities that we envisioned for the male of our new fragrance” adds Domenico Dolce on the actor’s appointment.
Dressed in a classic but frayed grand-dad long-sleeved t-shirt with slim-fit black pants rolled at the ankles, Farrell is at ease playing the archetypal Sicilian man, rugged at heart. His is the role of the Intenso man with pure instinct, a determined man with a heart that is rooted in tradition, yet revels in the modern world.
Farrell communicates all that and more against a warm palette of natural shades of black and brown.
Indeed, twenty years have passed since the original Dolce & Gabanna Pour Homme and Intenso is the personification of the re-invented Dolce & Gabbana man: Vibrant and Elegant.
The classic flacon, elegant and understated with its curved silhouette and cylindrical cap, is refreshed in a dark tobacco brown lacquered glass, embossed with the Dolce & Gabbana logo in an elegant copper shade.
“Sincerity is the key of the Dolce & Gabbana man’s elegance”
“He’s strong, yet he is also able to reveal his frailties. He is handsome, modern and full of life, just like Intenso, the fragrance that we dedicate to him.” reveal Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.
Intenso is a woody aromatic fragrance that opens with luminous Aquatic notes and green accents of Basil and Lavender.
Used for the very first time in perfumery, the Moepel accord is the key signature of Intenso. The Moepel or Milkwood is a tree which grows in South Africa whose odour is totally unique, extremely sensual and incredibly rich. The name derives from the latex the tree contains.
The accord has been obtained using the Headspace technology, which captures and recreates the combination of both the flowers and the leaves of this incredibly majestic tree. It is a new sensual, almost animalic note with floral, balsamic and rich honey accents which drive a uniquely modern interpretation of the classic Tobacco.