Today’s perfume review is basically just one giant excuse to unite Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen in one, gloriously illustrated blog post!
But because I’m a total professional and never let an advertising campaign or my love of Game of Thrones cloud my judgement (natch), I’ll get right to it.
This is the brand new Eau de Toilette of Dolce&Gabbana’s bestselling perfume «The One»:
Dolce&Gabbana The One Eau de Toilette (50ml), approx. US$ 90.00
This fresh new reincarnation of D&G sensual perfume for women was created by perfumer Michel Girard, who added a beautiful lightness to the warm, sexy heart of the original. Put in flowery perfume language:
«The One Eau de Toilette is an enchanting, sensual and feminine scent, with an added twist of freshness that magnifies the key note of the madonna lily.»
TOP NOTES: Bergamot, mandarin, lychee and white peach
MIDDLE NOTES: Madonna lily, ylang moheli, orange blossom and «honeyed» broom absolues
BASE NOTES: Vanilla, vetiver and musk
Okay, so that’s out of the way.
Now we can go straight to fangirling.
Even if you’re not a Game of Thrones fan (and I heard there were a few dozen of you spread across the glob), you might find the campaign and ad visuals pretty unusual, to say the least.
Dolce&Gabbana somehow managed to not only one, but TWO of the hottest actors of the year as the ambassadors of The One: Emilia Clarke for the «The One Eau de Toilette» for women… and Kit Harington as the new face of the classic «The One For Men».
And the campaign, shot in Naples by italian filmmaker Matteo Garrone, is pretty rad!
Yes, it’s Khaleesi, turned into a Monica Belucci look-alike!
Shot in the streets of Naples «with real people living their daily lives», both the images and the films embody Italian culture perfectly: A world where everybody can be The One!
Please, PLEASE watch the video with the music. Even if you’re sitting on a bus and the person next to you gives you side eye!
As cute and endearing as this narrative of Emilia Clarke as a fiery brunette (which is her real hair color, by the way!) eating spaghetti may be… it’s honestly the parallel version for the men’s fragrance, starring Kit Harington aka Jon Snow that truly gets my pulse racing.
YOU KNOW YOU WANT HIM, TOO!
As the newly-appointed ambassador for the men’s fragrance, which was launched in 2008 and remains unchanged, I think we should take a look at the scent he’s repping… even if it’s just to take a quick break and collect ourselves.
Dolce&Gabbana The One For Men Eau de Toilette (50ml), approx. US$ 80.00
So now, I’m all bla blah blaa… KIT HARRINGTON, bla bla bla… «charisma meets sophistication», bla blu… oriental wood and tobacco, coriander, basil, cardamom and ginger.
AND GLORIOUS KIT HARINGTON.
Yeah, keep looking at me like that, Kit. And you don’t need to know you’re my new screen saver, okay?
Why, exactly, that the marketing execs at D&G didn’t have Kit and Emilia actually meet on-camera for the campaign, remains a mystery – and probably has to do with the fact that the actors both must have crazy-busy schedules.
That doesn’t change the fact that I heard various whispers (Varys? Is that your work?) that Kit and Emilia can’t stand to be in the same room. UNCONFIRMED WHISPERS, but it would make viewing the final season of GOT that much more exciting.
Fact is: Dolce&Gabbana’s new perfume for women is really well thought-out. Elegant, sexy, but nowhere near as overwhelming as the Eau de Parfum of «The One». I really, really like it.
And that has nothing to do with the way Mister Harington is staring at me up here.
Cold shower, shake off the sexiness and get my Thursday started. Have a wonderful day!
Dolce & Gabbana The One Eau de Toilette was released in September 2017 worldwide and is available in selected stores from approx. US$ 60.00
*The product was supplied to me free of charge as a PR sample by the brand, for consideration.