Welcome Eve, you will enjoy it here and yes you are right; we do have fun. You should know that Dolce Vita is not discontinued. You can find it in ebay stores and many online perfume shops. I know that the Neiman Marcus near me, in Natick MA carries it, NM has the exclusive on it here in the states. So it is available. I think it is a glorious scent and it is my mother's signature scent as well. The one scent that could have been its close cousin was Feminite du Bois by Shiseido, but that is now going to be marketed by Serge Lutens, it was his concept while working with Shiseido anyway, but it might be slightly different. I do not know how different, because I have yet to smell the newer version. I still say you should peruse for DV, if you have trouble finding it, let me know (pm me).