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Dolce Vita (1995)
by Christian Dior

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Dolce Vita information

Year of Launch1995
GenderFeminine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 313 votes)

People and companies

HouseChristian Dior
PerfumerPierre Bourdon
PackagingSerge Mansau
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About Dolce Vita

Dolce Vita is a feminine perfume by Christian Dior. The scent was launched in 1995 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Pierre Bourdon. The bottle was designed by Serge Mansau

Dolce Vita fragrance notes

Reviews of Dolce Vita

The millésime version was excellent.
A balance of crisp incense, woods, and a syrupy-fruity floral;
these were framed by an oriental body and
couched on a powdery drydown.

It was like a yellow Féminité du bois
where the plum has been swapped for 'pineapple' & 'apricot',
and then, later
all of this fades as the oriental comes through.

Even if it was (partly) derivative, the old
Dolce Vita was still exquisite,
unlike the modern formula - which is,
well ...

Imagine Fellini's three hour epic
slashed to 90 saccharin minutes for easy consumption;
that's what they did here.

Then : 4*
Now : 2*
09th May, 2020 (last edited: 04th June, 2020)
It opens with a lot of cardamom, which reminds me of Kenzo Jungle l'Elephant. When it dries down, the sandalwood is dominant. The vanilla and the cinnamon are not very strong on me, not that sweet type in L de Lolita, but just enough present to 'feminise' the fragrance. It's a sophisticated and elegant scent, that captures you discretly and then grows on you. The longevity is 8h+ and it doesn't project too much.

Originally written in 2013.
30th November, 2017
The first hour or two I get a delightful combination of peach, vanilla, cardamom, lily, coconut, heliotrope, and magnolia. Always rising to the surface is cinnamon and rosewood. These two ingredients let me know they are there, without being overpowering. After a few more hours cedar, bergamot, and rose emerge softly, as the spicy notes disappear.

This is a fine offering from the house of Dior. Personally, I like it better than J' Adore. It's as though more thought was put into Dolce vita, than ever was with J' Adore.

Great longevity.
03rd June, 2017
The lady of the woods.Dolce Vita is a harmonious blend of fruits,vanilla and spice that is sensuous as it is comforting.one of those unforgettable fragrances that evokes happy childhood memories as it makes you feel you are in a deep quiet wood with dappled sunshine warming the sea of violets.it has that spicy cinnamon,with sharp,sticky woods and a drop of powdery vanilla.very niche woody quality. Sweet,Radiatnt,Fascinating,Glamorous,Blissful,Endlessly Enjoyable and Utterly Feminine.


The fruitiness and spice of the peach,apricot, cinnamon and lily rubbed with a dark,honeyed wood of cedar and sandalwood,encrusted with the radiant flash of vanilla that gives a body and character to the fragrance and express sensuality as envelope her in warmth.the sweetness in this is not sugary sweet but more of a cinnamon,spicy sweetness for autumn.the scent is like a viscuous peach liqueur.perfect in a chic dress and stilettos at an classy restaurant.it is a little dark and very enticing,a little cold but very comforting.could be worn anywhere at anytime.

Sillage?Ok.

Longevity?Very Good on my skin.

7.25/10

20th July, 2016
A dry floral-fruity chypre, subtle and warm.

This is to my mind quite unisex, easily worn by both men and women, but only on a personal and intimate level. I agree with another Basenoter that this not suitable for the work place.

A much more successful version of Lutens' Feminite du Bois, created by the same perfumer (Pierre Bourdon), than the original or any of its flankers within the Lutens line.

A rarity in this modern world of thin scents, this is a fine throw back to a past world of rich, warm perfectly blended perfumes, more reminiscent of the 1940s than 1995, the year of its birth.

One of Dior's finest scents and very affordable.
14th May, 2016
My wife has used this as a day scent for work for years. I think I've purchased about 4 bottles over this time. She has just broken the seal on the latest. Very Feminine. Peaches, Cinnamon, Vanilla and the sweetest my girl has worn, thank goodness. Not a fan of sticky, sugar candy popular current. On her.
Chanel 5 and now Bois des Ilses are her faves current, however I will always associate this Dolce EDT with my Beau.
21st February, 2016 (last edited: 09th January, 2017)

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