I remember seeing the ad print for Dolce Vita in a magazine at the end of the ‘90’s, a period when the fine art of perfumery was not the first on my list of priorities. Back then, this perfume seemed to have a distant type of elegance that was definitely perceived wrong by me.
Arrived on the market in 1994 and developed by perfumers Pierre Bourdon and Maurice Roger, Dolce Vita embodies the typical Italian lifestyle that was reportedly admired by Christian Dior. The scent is an oriental woody, composed from some powerful notes that were distinctive in the perfume industry 18 years ago.
With an opening that combines notes of magnolia, bergamot, grapefruit, cardamom and peach, the initial sensation is powerful and you are wondering if the follow up is able to match it. Then, as Dolce Vita moves slowly into the mid development, a floral facet is unveiled. Heart notes include Brazilian rosewood, lily, apricot and cinnamon. When this construction finally dries down, a strong woody aroma fights for prominence, in a combination of cedarwood, sandalwood, vanilla and heliotrope.
The shape of the bottle that holds Dolce Vita reminds of a sparkling diamond, in an image that mixes the ancient art of glassmaking with an olfactory emotion. The packaging box comes in a yellow color scheme, known as the symbol for joy and sunlight and employs the classic damask pattern, a feature of the Dior accessories. The video advertisement has an Italian touch and speaks about the obsessive passion for this classic essence.
Dior Dolce Vita Perfume Details
- Dolce Vita by Dior is available in 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 200 ml Shower Gel; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Oriental Woody
- For: Women
- Year Introduced: 1994
- Perfumers: Pierre Bourdon and Maurice Roger
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual
Dior Dolce Vita Video Commercial