Everyone knows desire – lusting after that to-die-for pair of shoes, walking past a bakery eyeing the decadent cupcakes in the window, locking eyes with a handsome stranger across the room. We feel desire, big and small, every day of our lives. Dolce & Gabbana have just released their latest lust-have fragrance for you to add to your list of desires featuring their muse Scarlett Johansson as the face of “Desire.”
The fragrance is inspired by the rush of delight that comes from that instant flash of desire. Both sensual and feminine, the fragrance is empowering to women, encouraging them into the moment where they gaze upon something that they want for themselves. The fragrance inspires confidence in handing yourself over to desire, and strength to let your heart rule for once.
The fragrance opens with fresh and feminine top notes – the juicy and bright mandarin is instantly noticeable, but it is supported and mellowed by notes of sweet lychee, bergamot and soft and powdery lily of the valley.
This settles into a bouquet of soft florals – Madonna lily, tuberose and sensual velvety jasmine play against the mouth wateringly sweet plum nectar. The fragrance finally opens out into a mature and elegant base with indulgently warm notes of vanilla infused caramel, sandalwood and musk.
The fragrance together is incredible, the soft sweetness is a radical change from Dolce and Gabanna’s previous, heavier perfumes and it’s refreshing to see this shift. Desire is the perfect, subtle night time fragrance for women who tend to shy away from stronger, woodier scents.
Dolce & Gabbana Desire is available in three sizes; 30ml (RRP $105), 50ml (RRP $142) and 75ml (RRP $178) as well as a luxurious body lotion (RRP $70).
Available now from Myer, David Jones and selected independent stores.
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