Review of Christian Dior Dolce Vita by pertiegurlie
When I got my bottle of Dolce Vita (last year, but it was the 1996 formulation), I went wild, wastefully spraying it on at school and parties and bedtime (the phrase "sweet dreams" took on a broader meaning). From all the perfumes I've ever tried, I've recieved THE MOST COMPLIMENTS on Dolce Vita.
Now that I am mature enough to carry it off, I find it has only a few precious sprays left..sob. (One of these I just used as reference to write this review.) Flowery and spicy, with a very edible center (cinammon, apricot & peach..yum) and a luxurious sandalwood/vanilla drydown. The touch of cardamom reminds me of my grandmother's cooking, she adds it to everything. It doesn't smell fruity at all, despite the middle notes, they just give it bouancy. Though no chocolate is mentioned in the notes, Dolce Vita retains the essence of rich, savoury hot chocolate--it is mouth-watering. It all comes together like a symphony. If you want people to go "Mmmm..." as you walk past, wear this fragrance.
(I sympathize with the reviewer who says it makes her pig out..but personally, just having it float about me all day curbs my appetite..fills me up).
I heard They reformulated Dolce Vita, which is a pity. Diorissimo met with the same tragic fate. Whoever "They" are, They deserve a spanking.