The third installment in a series of videos that lures you into the Velvet Collection, Dolce&Gabbana’s haute perfumerie fragrances. Let’s discover what inspired the creation of Velvet Sublime.
This mist pays homage to the Mediterranean atmosphere: sheltered in a heavy glass flacon bearing a embossed golden late, Velvet Sublime has a royal purple cap that recalls the Royal Purple Velvet so omnipresent in the Palace of Prince Salina, "Il Gattopardo", protagonist of the masterpiece of Tomasi di Lampedusa that traces the atmosphere of the reign of Sicily back to Risorgimento when Italy was yet to be unified.
Sicily is speckled with orange trees, which are called Zagara, from the Arab word Zahara, meaning “to shine” or “to be dazzling white” as a testament to the strong Moorish influence in this region. The fragrance celebrates this fruit through the very declination of it: the Neroli oil, the orange flower, the mandarin. The Neroli oil – which is the steam distillation of the orange flower - contained in this Eau is highly pure in origin: this Tunisian Neroli oil is at its most floral as it only comes from the distillation of the flower petals and nothing else. The Sicilian mandarin has a floral signature, whereas the Orange Blossom Absolute stresses a nectar-like honey feel that gives evokes an intriguing sensuality. Romantic, delicate and playful, Velvet Sublime is symphony of perfection.
Written by: Elisa della Barba
Credits: Dolce&Gabbana Perfumes