Dolce&Gabbana honors the rose

For being based in Italy and because I love Dolce & Gabbana very much I would like to share with you these new beauty treats that are available in stores from this very moment.


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 Ennio Morricone (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.