The Aeolian islands are small pieces of Paradise scattered in front of Sicily, famed for its rugged yet hospitable volcanic landscape. This striking panorama, stretching from Panarea to Vulcano, is the perfect setting for vibrant Mediterranean summer nights, and the inspiration for two new limited edition scents from Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue: Escape to Panarea for women and Discover Vulcano for men.
ღ The Fragrances
◆ Escape to Panarea
Escape to Panarea's top notes reveal its sweet yet fresh soul, with scents from the woody-muskyolfactive family. The fragrance opens with a burst of Calabrian Bergamot and Pear, a contrast that blooms alongside the nocturnal Jasmine and Orange blossoms that define the heart notes. Base notes root the fragrance with an accord of Ambergris,Patchouli, Tonka Beans, and Warm Musky accords.
The tall, sleek flacon is an elegant harmony of neutral shades; with the delicate champagne colour of the fragrance perfectly complementing the flacon's transparent glass with steel details. The packaging features a glimpse of the lovers' island, with a bird's-eye view of its narrow streets and white houses adorned with flowers, against the perfect background of light blue sea.
◆ Discover Vulcano
Mediterranean and masculine, Discover Vulcanobelongs to the woody-chypreolfactive family. Intense top notes of Italian Lemon and Ginger are enveloped by the grassy softness of Cypress and Lavender at the heart. Base notes harmoniously blend Haitian Vetiver, Cedar Wood, and the musky-amber scent of Ambrox.
The purity of Discover Vulcano is embodied by its finely crafted curved bottle, echoing the harmonious colours of its female fragrance counterpart, with its transparent glass, steel details and a white cap. Its outer packaging depicts Vulcano as though in a picture postcard, with the island seen from the sea against the rocky landscape – a rugged and unmistakably powerful backdrop.
ღ The Campaign
Escape to Panarea and Discover Vulcano are portrayed by models and celebrities Bianca Balti and David Gandy. In the light blue waters of Capri, the icon of the Mediterranean summer, the pair enact a love affair set to the classic love song Parlami d'amore Mariù.
ღ The Line-Up
◆ Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Escape to Panarea
Eau de Toilette 25 ml RM 206
Eau de Toilette 50 ml RM 283
Eau de Toilette 100 ml RM 372
◆ Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Discover Vulcano
Eau de Toilette 40 ml RM 206
Eau de Toilette 75 ml RM 256
Eau de Toilette 125 ml RM 345
◆ Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Pour Femme
Eau de Toilette 25 ml RM 186
Eau de Toilette 50 ml RM 256
Eau de Toilette 100 ml RM 345
Body Cream 200 ml RM 136
◆ Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Pour Homme
Eau de Toilette 75 ml RM 229
Eau de Toilette 125 ml RM 322
Available at leading department stores and perfumeries from July 2014.
Disclosure: Press release.