Guy-ccessory: Smells Like D&G

Luigi Tadini

This September, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana will unveil the first D&G fragrance anthology, inspired by five essential and eternal dramatis personae, the cast of characters made famous by the mystical Gallic game of tarot. The gender-bending scents, each distinctively delicate and sensual, are infused with notes that evoke the recognizable traits associated with each captivating persona, giving the wearer the freedom to explore the complex traits of their own personalities.

The line-up begins with masculine and seductive Le Bateleur, a provocative and cool scent composed of aquatic top notes, followed by the tantalizing array of spices and sumptuous wood offered in the noble L’Amoureux. For the ladies, the lavish expanse of blossoms offered in the heart of La Rue de la Fortune and the vibrant, exotic fruits of L’impératice are certain to please. The hypnotizing and unlikely pairing of white florals and rich pale leather in La Lune complete the well-rounded set – this particular scent is androgyny at its best!

The line is packaged in elegant vintage looking flacons inspired by apothecary bottles of yesteryear; and like all D&G products, the launch of the anthology is marked by what is sure to become an iconic advertising campaign. Created by the design duo and legendary fashion lensman Mario Testino, the TV and print material feature an unbeatable cast of supermodels stripped down to their barest and best assets. The fashion heavyweights include Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer and Eva Herzigova paired with the statuesque catwalk power-boys Noah Mills, Tyson Ballou and newcomer Brazilian model Fernando Fernandes. Can you handle it?

D&G Fragrance Anthology will debut in department stores and D&G boutiques worldwide this September. Each fragrance will retails for $65.

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