Light Blue Summers: Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are heading back to the Aeolian Islands in the heart of the Mediterranean for their summer vacations this year. The rocky landscapes, lush greenery and pristine white sand beaches attract the fashion crowd who depart from Milan and Rome during the sweltering months of July and August. The location so inspires the duo that they created a pair of limited edition Light Blue scents last summer. Response was overwhelming and the pair have blended new editions for summer 2015.
The first is Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Sunset in Salina for her. Salina is a place of infinite sweetness. The greenest of the islands and the most fertile, this is where Malvasia grapevines grow that produces Sicily’s prized sweet wines. Fittingly, Sunset in Salina is a fresh floral that is light and elegant. The scent opens with notes of fresh vine and violet leaves. The heart notes unleash the sweetness and seductive charm of yellow freesia, orange flower and jasmine. The dry down is a warm embrace of ambery notes, cedarwood and musk. The packaging sports a breathtaking sunset of the island.
Swimming in Lipari is the men’s edition for 2015. Lipari is the largest and most dazzling of the islands. It’s a lively place where the busy island life dances along the main street. It’s known for its sweet and spicy fragrances. Water is the dominant theme in this joyful fragrance for men. And aromatic water scent, it contains sea salt accord, grapefruit, mandarin, cool aromatic rosemary, ambergris, dry woods and musk. It’s masculine and refreshing. The packaging features the white, pumice-stone beach at Acqacalda.
I gave away this set to one lucky reader. We drew the name Beth Eaton from all entries below.
Daphne MuellerJuly 18, 2015 at 7:19 am
Haven’t tried but the shapes and colours are very inviting
tammy tollefsenJuly 18, 2015 at 3:45 am
I’d give them a 9.5. Love them all!! Thanks Dave Lackie
Jennifer BryanJuly 17, 2015 at 7:21 pm
I would give them an 8. @Jenniferellenb1
Kathleen GeregJuly 17, 2015 at 4:53 pm
I’d rate a 9! @kgereg
Sara CehennemdenJuly 17, 2015 at 4:33 pm
An 8 😀
Laura MiceleJuly 17, 2015 at 3:32 pm
Haven’t tried it, would love to and give a review
Ron MillerJuly 17, 2015 at 12:43 pm
can’t really say, not familiar, so I’ve got to go neutral at 5
Chrysoula ❤July 17, 2015 at 11:02 am
We’re talking about D&G and especially Light Blue so it’s definitely 10/10 !!! @chrysatsop
Alicia KernerJuly 17, 2015 at 5:51 am
10 for her the box alone is beautiful! And 9 for him. Makes me wish I was there. Thank you for this opportunity! Aliciaddenise@twitter.com