Product Type: Dolce & Gabbana fragrances
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Got That Med Feeling With D&G
Dolce & Gabbana Sicily Eau de Parfum
Member Name: angelboouk
Dolce & Gabbana Sicily Eau de Parfum
Advantages: classy bottle, lasting power, nice scent
Disadvantages: not for me, too heavy
Dolce and Gabbana (D&G) is a fashion and beauty brand.
Sicily is one of the ladies fragrances available from D&G. It bases its appeal on the Italian Island of Sicily and is described as being "the perfume of passion". It claims to offer a Mediterranean vibrancy. It is available as an Eau de Parfum and also a matching body lotion, deodorant and shower gel allowing to enhance the scent on your skin by layering the products together.
The bottle itself is rather plain but solid and well designed to be weighty and sophisticated. A rectangular, thick glassed and clear bottle clearly shows the gold tinted perfume within. It is topped with a tiered gold sprayer and black lid. Sicily is clearly written in gold writing along the front of the bottle.
3 sets of fragrance notes create the Sicily scent and work in stages changing as the perfume wears on the skin.
*Top notes - honeysuckle and Sicilian bergamot
*Heart notes - black rose, hibiscus and jasmine
*Base notes - musk, heliotrope and sandalwood
~~Availability and Price~~
This isn't widely available but can be picked up online. Amazon stock plenty of it in various sizes and priced as below :
*4ml - £8.70
*30ml - £27.99
*30ml EDP + 50ml body lotion/shower gel - £37.32
I am quite fond of D&G perfumes but don't have them in my collection often. I'm not sure how I ended up with this bottle of Sicily..I can only assume it was given to be by my sister or Mum as I've had it for a year at least. It isn't one I wear often as it's not my favourite and I favour different scents over this one..thats not to say it isn't pleasant.
Now, I favour bottles with a bit more character and colour about them and find this one rather boring. I have a 50ml sized bottle which is very chunky and heavy so carting it about isn't ideal. Anyway, it is pretty classy and rather Chanel like with his basic, sophisticated design. The gold tinted perfume adds a further, expensive aspect to it which I love.
~~Dreaming Of The Med~~
Spritzing this onto my wrist and neck, I feel its extremely overpowering to the point that it sort of catches in my throat. It has a strong alcohol aroma which lingers for a short while before offering an upbeat and full bodied scent which is extremely fresh and citrussy with a slight floral undertone to it. It is very Mediterranean. I've never visited Sicily but I could imagine this being the way I would feel sipping on a cocktail in Sicily. There is something comforting and refreshing about the scent but its strength limits the amount I can spray as it becomes cloying and too heavy.
The citrussy tone envelopes itself into the heart of Sicily and acts as an undertone to a floral combo with a deep, radiant edge and a hint of spiciness about it which is incredibly appealing. It is certainly an unusual scent which remains concentrated and noticeable to myself and others closeby. Within 4-5hrs of application, Sicily is ready to take its final steps across my skin in the form of the base notes.
The base of Sicily isn't as vibrant as the rest of the scent. It reduces to a delicate, warming scent which is gently accented by little kicks of fresh citrussiness. This allows the scent to keep its Mediterranean feel but perhaps as the sun settles and everything is more relaxed and chilled out. The scent is gone from my skin around 7hrs from first application.
~~Shall I Kick It Into The Mediterranean Sea?~~
Hmm this is a vibrant little number which due to the strength would perhaps suit someone a little older with fine tastes...its a little classy in that way. Ideal for wearing on holiday for a pick me up. For me, its not a favourite but one I wear occasionally when I fancy something different..away from my sweet perfumes. It wears nicely on the skin and for the price, it is worth it.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: not my fave
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