Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Girl reimagines the Dolce Rosa Excelsa fragrance with a breathtaking visual story of her nine-year romance.
Ever had a moment when you catch a whiff of scent and it instantly triggers a particular memory or emotion in you? That’s why fragrances make very personal accessories. For Australian digital fashion tastemaker, Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Girl, it’s the Dolce&Gabbana Dolce Rosa Excelsa, a scented time capsule that sparked an unforgettable memory – her first date with fiancé, surf photographer Luke Shadbolt.
Like the beginning of a first meeting, this delicate scent starts fresh with Neroli leaves, Papaya flower, White Water Lily and White Daffodil. The heart of the fragrance is an alluring rose garden of two types of roses: the pinkish Turkish Rose and – used by the Italian house for the first time ever – the African Dog Rose. Finishing off with musky Sandalwood and Cashmeran notes, the Dolce Rosa Excelsa is a bottled floral juice that oozes a gentle whisper of a romance in bloom.
Read on to find out what Nicole thinks about the Dolce Rosa Excelsa, and see how she encapsulates the enchanting fragrance with a breathtaking set of editorial. Think stunning Dolce&Gabbana fashion, roses – lots of roses – and the nostalgia of a romance waiting to blossom.
As Nicole puts it beautifully: “To love, and every day, hour, minute, second you spend consumed by it.”