Dolce & GabBana Dolce Review

I can hardly believe that I've never reviewed a fragrance on my blog before, especially given I'm such a perfume lover! Let's change that today with a review of Dolce & Gabbana's Dolce.

I first purchased this fragrance not long after it launched in the summer of 2014. I fell in love with it almost instantly, and this bottle is actually my second bottle so; spoiler alert - I'm a fan.

The price point is as you would expect for a Dolce & Gabbana Fragrance, or for those from a similar perfume house retailing at around £49.00 for 30ml. I tend to pick this up around Christmas time in a gift set as they are always much better value, you can sometimes get a 50ml bottle of EDP and a body lotion for the £49.00 price tag.

The Dolce fragrance is described by D&G as 'a gentle, feminine mix of white flowers introduced by the freshness of the neroli leaves and defined by the white amaryllis, a South African flower used for the first time ever in scent. A unique and opulent combination of white water lily and bold white daffodil blend perfectly with the full bodied white amaryllis. Dolce's elegant packaging is reminiscent of a vintage fragrance flacon. The flower stopper pays tribute to Sicilian customs and a thin black grosgrain ribbon presented in an elegant bow, conjures images of the white shirts and bow ties that were a signature of early Dolce and Gabbana catwalk shows. The final and most personal touch- 'Dolce' signed in a flourish of black script, a replica of Domenico 'Dolce's father's own signature.'

The Top notes are Neroli leaves and Papaya flower. The Heart notes are White Amaryllis, White Daffodil, and White Water Lily. And finally the Base notes are Cashmeran, Musky notes and Sandalwood.

For me this fragrance is floral, clean and fresh, almost zesty; yet soft and feminine. I really enjoy wearing it in the Spring and Summer months particularly in the daytime. It's perfectly wearable at night but I prefer fragrance with a little more musk for an evening scent. It's one of those fragrances that is office or work friendly as it would be hard for anyone to find this perfume offensive. That in itself though is where some people have critised this fragrance, it's not exactly massively different or unusual from a lot of other floral 'daytime' fragrances on the market. Whilst I love the fragrance personally, I do understand why some people give it a miss - if I'm being critical I would say it slightly lacks a certain complexity that some fragrances at similar price points have.

The silage isn't particularly heavy, once again making it a good choice for an everyday fragrance, but doesn't have a huge amount of lasting power, you might need to top up later in the day which I know would be a real con for some given it's an EDP rather than an EDT.

Overall, as you read earlier I am a fan and will probably continue to enjoy it for some time to come - but if you're thinking of picking this up I would recommend picking up a sample first if you can and definitely don't buy it without giving it a good sniff first!

*The Dolce & Gabbana Dolce EDP was bought by myself with my own money and this post is NOT sponsored in any way.