Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Vetiver EDP Perfume Review

Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Vetiver

It seems that all designers have a high-end “luxury” fragrance line now because apparently the world didn’t have enough $200+ niche perfumes being launched every week. For Dolce & Gabbana it’s the Velvet Collection.

Velvet Vetiver opens as a bitter, green, crushed fig leaf. The vetiver in this is green, brisk and rather sharp. The dry-down is faint green vetiver with world’s faintest cedar. And some Prada Infusion d’Iris style powder to hold it together.

OMG. This perfume infuriates me. I love fig and I love vetiver. But, that’s all that is happening in this fragrance. So linear and watery! I would be angry with this fragrance if it were a $70 designer fragrance sold at every mall in America, but I’m as mad as a wet hen because this is sold as an “exclusive” fragrance and is $200!

Velvet Vetiver slightly reminds me of Guerlain Vetiver, Prada Infusion d’Iris EDT and Annick Goutal Ninfeo Mio. Except those are all actual perfume-perfumes. 

Notes listed include vetiver, galbanum, and fig. Launched 2011.

Try Velvet Vetiver if you must try all of the vetivers. Or if you like vetivers like Chantecaille Vetyver. Or if you thought Diptyque Philosykos was too complex…or something. I mean try it if you want but trust me when I say you can get a better vetiver for half the cost.

Projection and longevity are below average. This wears like an EDT. I get about 3 hours of wear and it wears very close to the skin.

The 1.6 oz bottle retails for $200 at Saks and at Harrods (UK). Seriously, D&G, get a grip. And get sued. 

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONSheer bitter fig and green vetiver. If you have been wondering why nobody has been talking about these, it’s because there is nothing to talk about. The “regular” Dolce & Gabbana line is much more interesting. This reminds me of something L’Occitane would launch and sell for under $30. – If you do like the idea of a vetiver-fig, maybe layer some Guerlain Vetiver over Diptyque Philosykos. Two bottles of perfume is cheaper than this Velvet stuff.

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*Sample obtained by me. Product pic from Saks. Harrods is an affiliate link. Thanks!

7 thoughts on “Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Vetiver EDP Perfume Review

  1. Dearest Victoria
    Yes, I think layering could be a good alternative to this ghastly sounding affair.
    I’ve mixed Hermes Jardin Med with various vetivers in the past and had some rather lovely results.
    Interestingly it was the Carven cheapie that seemed to perform best.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    • I would have been nicer if it were more affordable. I couldn’t stop thinking of the more interesting things I could buy in the price range…

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