Discover Dolce & Gabbana’s Luxurious Velvet Collection

Looking for a new scent to see spring in with? Say hello to the Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Collection.

A mesmerising touch of Italy has touched down on New Zealand shores. Dolce & Gabbana’s exclusive Velvet Collection features arresting fragrances inspired by some of the designers’ favourite things and created with the finest raw materials. “We have put our memories and our roots into the Velvet collection; the most luxurious collection, which holds the same vibrant, hedonistic heart as Sicily and Italy,” the designer duo, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, explain. 

The luxurious collection is split into three captivating blends – Designers’ Memories, Mediterranean Scents and Oriental Blends – which means that there is a scent that is sure to delight all tastes and senses.

The Designers’ Memories Scents

The enchanting blends in this group are an olfactive ode to Dolce & Gabanna’s most precious memories – from childhood reminiscences to creative influences. Iconic Italian perfumery ingredients such as patchouli, tuberose and vetiver have been reinterpreted to bring the designer duo’s most intimate fragrances to life.

Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Collection

Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Love Eau de Parfum – one of the Designers’ Memories scents.

The Mediterranean Scents

If you’re looking for a fragrance that will help you welcome in summer early, look no further than the breathtaking blends in the Mediterranean Scents group of the collection. Inspired by the region that is at the heart of Dolce & Gabbana, with notes such as mimosa flower and bergamot these scents have the power to transport you to the sun-drenched coast of the Mediterranean.

Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Collection

Velvet Bergamot Eau de Parfum – one of the Mediterranean scents.

The Oriental Blends

Finally, the Oriental Blends feature some of the collection’s most bold and opulent fragrances. Inspired by the heritage of Arab Sicily, the scents bring oriental traditions to life in a modern light as decadent notes are blended with the luminous palette of the Mediterranean. 

Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Collection

Velvet Amber Sun Eau de Parfum – one of the Oriental blends.

The Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Collection is available now from Smith & Caughey’s.

Venice Film Festival 2019: The 10 Best-Dressed Celebrities

As far as head-turning fashion is concerned, the annual Venice Film Festival never disappoints. The 2019 festival was no exception with some of our favourite celebrities stepping onto the red carpet in the most breathtaking gowns we’ve ever seen.

Some of the Venice Film Festival 2019 fashion highlights included Penelope Cruz in a flouncy Ralph & Russo gown; Meryl Streep in a painterly floral-print Givenchy number; and Zazie Beetz in the Valentino Haute Couture dress of our dreams.

Discover our top 10 red carpet moments from Venice Film Festival 2019 in the gallery below.