Dolce&Gabbana Beauty introduces Velvet Black Patchouli, the new addition to the Velvet Collection – an exclusive invitation into Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s world. Joining the Oriental Blends family, Velvet Black Patchouli tells the story of Italy and its open doors to the Orient, an olfactory celebration of the fusion of East and West. Patchouli symbolizes this rich exchange of cultures, recalling a time when precious goods arrived from the East on the shores of Italy, imbued with its mysterious heady scent. Previously celebrated in the Velvet Collection, this prized ingredient, very dear to the Designers, now forms the foundation of a new olfactory masterpiece with a rich oriental signature.

To the creation of Velvet Black Patchouli, crafted from the finest raw materials, Rodrigo Flores-Roux has collaborated, the celebrated perfumer who worked on the very first fragrances for the Velvet Collection launched in 2011. The woody oriental fragrance is an intricate composition, blending rich, woody patchouli oil with aromatic clary sage and fruity, balsamic davana to create an enigmatic scent that conjures Italy’s unique melding of cultures.