Awww, you noticed! Thank you! Well, I hope your mom loves it as much as I do. And by the way -- my first bottle was also a gift from my son. I guess I've probably said that a million times though.Originally Posted by Serpent
Surely I'm not the only one who loves this fragrance! If I absolutely had to start downsizing my fragrance wardrobe, Dolce Vita would definitely stay! I've been wearing it for eight years. For me it's a fragrance for all seasons; spices and a good, solid base make it warm and comforting in the winter; florals and fruits make it cool and refreshing in the summer. Dolce Vita reminds me of Sublime, not smell-wise, but because I think they are both very rich fragrances, yet not at all heavy or particularly strong ones -- they're rich yet subtle. (At least on my skin.) I love this olfactive description from perfumeworld.net: Fruity Fresh Spicy Oriental Floral Chypre Woody Patchouli. Wow. And Nigel Groom (Perfume: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Finest Fragrances) says, "The originality of the award-winning Dolce Vita is shown in its complicated category: floral fresh spicy and soft woody."
There are times I wear Dolce Vita and I mostly pick up cinnamon and peach; other times I'll get mostly floral with little whiffs of a cumin-like note; other times there seems to be a soft cedar note. Endlessly fascinating!
I've never gotten raves while wearing Dolce Vita, though I almost always get "you smell nice" type compliments. And... I did manage to sell two bottles (in a non-sales capacity) one day while shopping in Perfumania -- two ladies who were looking for "something different" and had never even heard of it, mainly because (as Serpent said) it's no longer carried at the Dior counters, at least not in the department stores in my area (though they do have it in Fine Fragrances).
And how adorable is that bottle!