Velvet Vetiver opens as a bitter, green, crushed fig leaf. The vetiver in this is green, brisk and rather sharp. The dry-down is faint green vetiver with world’s faintest cedar. And some Prada Infusion d’Iris style powder to hold it together.
OMG. This perfume infuriates me. I love fig and I love vetiver. But, that’s all that is happening in this fragrance. So linear and watery!
On to the fragrance. Let me say this is a real powerhouse! One spray last beyond 12 hours on my wrist into the next day! Sillage is also supreme and couldn't be more pleased. The smell; It is as you guess it, VERY GREEN! LOVE! My best comparison is that this would be Paul Smith (original green) on a niche level, and so much better; better than many others. The galbanum pulls the fresh vetiver into a deeper green, while the fig adds a little creaminess and comes off as light woods with a touch of fruit. Very sparkly!
This is very hard for me to describe how wonderful this is, but it is simply stellar and worth every penny! I am mesmerized but the Green, musky, fragrance with lights woods smell. Very classy and great for any time or any occasion. This would be the green I had envisioned and surprised Dolce&Gabbana has done a stellar job with it!
THE VELVET COLLECTION
It’s from the private memories of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana that the Dolce&Gabbana Velvet Collection of exquisite perfumes was inspired. Velvet is an emblem for the history, fashion and personal recollections it brings together. It’s unique in its feel and appearance, and is sensual, evocative and hand-crafted. Just like the Dolce&Gabbana Velvet Collection perfumes.
Each scent from Dolce&Gabbana Velvet Collection is the fruit of a dedicated research into the ancient essences of Italian tradition, reinterpreted using contemporary perfume-making techniques, bringing the wearer on an unprecedented olfactory journey to discover the origins and the history of Dolce&Gabbana. Just like a couture dress.