Beauty Review – Desire by Dolce&Gabbana

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The Dolce&Gabbana woman lives by her powerful emotions. Confident, she lets desire take over. She sumptuously wraps herself in desire as a natural instinct rising up from her very soul. Desire by Dolce&Gabbana crowns The One fragrance chapter with an expression of the essence of the Dolce&Gabbana woman in scent.

“Everything starts with desire. There wouldn’t be seduction, sensuality or passion if it wasn’t for desire. For us, it’s always been fundamental to let this sensation go, to break the mould and live freely by emotions.” -Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana



Once again, Scarlett Johansson incarnates the Dolce&Gabbana woman with her beauty and sensuality.
“Scarlett was a natural choice for us. Not only for her beauty, which is well known, but for her ability to interpret
the many sides of our woman.”
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana


Desire by Dolce&Gabbana is an Oriental Floral that completes The One collection with a bouquet of intense and intoxicating notes to create an opulent and deeply feminine fragrance.

I was thrilled when I received this sponsorship because I’m really a sucker for perfumes. I can’t step out of the house without it because I’m so “used” to having perfume sprayed on, without it, I would have a little “OCD” kicking in, thinking I’m “smelly”.

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Black and Gold – a perfect combination to evoke that mysterious seduction that you would like to have.

Matte gold and black characterize Desire’s flacon and packaging.A sophisticated reinterpretation of the classic shape of the bottle for The One collection, the flacon is inscribed with Stefano Gabbana’s elegant handwriting of “Desire” in gold lettering.The opaque gold hue draws on the opulence of Baroque period and Sicily, the birthplace of Domenico Dolce. A black gemstone reflecting light from its many facets creates a precious cap.

I spray this on before heading to work everday but realised that the scent is more suitable for nightlife as it is a little to strong for day use. I prefer to have something smelling ‘fresh’ and ‘light’ on during the day. So it’s definitely perfect if you are hitting the clubs.

The fragrance consists of fresh top notes of mandarin, lychee and bergamot playing softly against the sweet innocence of lily of the valley. The middle note is an intense trio of ultra feminine florals where the elegance of Madonna lily and the heady opulence of Indian tuberose are blended with velvety jasmine and sweet plum nectar. At the base, there is vanilla infused caramel melded with sandalwood and a touch of mysterious musk and Cistus Labdanum. When mixed together, this fragrance captures all the elements of a D&G women – Confident, sophisticated, yet mysterious all at the same time.

Desire EDP 30ml SGD 112
Desire EDP 50ml SGD 151
Desire EDP 75ml SGD 190
Desire by Dolce&Gabbana will be available from mid-2013 in Dolce&Gabbana boutiques and licensed
perfume stores.