While most summer romances fade, topmodel Davide Gandy is the one whose arms we fall back into year after year. Who doesn’t remember him in Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue commercial, sprawled on a boat, wearing skimpy white pants and revealing his tanned torso and sizzling six-pack?
Shot in Capri by Mario Testino, the ad campaign and the commercial were hot enough to give you sunburn. David Gandy rose to fame and Blue Light became Dolce & Gabbana’s number one fragrance. I bought it when it was launched in 2001 and I must admit that it’s still my favourite Dolce & Gabbana eau de toilette.
DOLCE & GABBANA LIGHT BLUE SUN
This spring, the iconic designer duo launches Light Blue Sun, a new version of the first fragrance. Light Blue Sun is an invitation to Capri and explores a new olfactory territory: warm, sensual, sunny. The new Dolce & Gabbana fragrance is inspired by the exhilarating magic of summer love on the enchanting island of Capri, warmed by the dazzling Mediterranean sun rays.
LIGHT BLUE SUN FOR WOMEN
This summer, Light Blue’s fruity floral signature takes on a new sunny, sensual quality, as though warmed by the languorous heat of the Capri sun. Light Blue’s top notes of tangy Italian lemon and juicy Granny Smith apple are quenched with a splash of refreshing coconut water, and sharpened by the crisp sea sprays of the ozonic accord. The original heart of sensual jasmine and feminine white rose is now infused with exotic frangipani, creating a heady blend of sun-soaked floral nectar. In the base, aromatic cedarwood is warmed with ambrosial amber and the sweet intensity of Bourbon vanilla. Finally, a trail of seductive white musks lingers on the skin, evoking the desire of summer love.
LIGHT BLUE SUN FOR MEN
The iconic woody, spicy scent of Light Blue Pour Homme is reinvented with a splash of freshness and suffused with the warmth of the Italian sun. A chilled cocktail of Italian bergamot and juicy frozen grapefruit is invigorated with the vibrant, spicy tang of ginger and the fresh aquatic wave of the ozonic accord. As the fragrance evolves to an intensely Mediterranean and masculine heart, the warmth of cedarwood and cypress conjure the power of the sun at its midday peak, setting aromatic rosemary against a refreshing cooler of coconut water. Woody oakmoss and sensual white musks dominate the drydown, as earthy vetiver and carnal vanilla recreate the irresistible allure of salty, sun-kissed skin.
Tag your Instagram pictures of Light Blue Sun with the hashtags #DGBEAUTY, #DGLIGHTBLUE, #DGLIGHTBLUESUN TBC and #TAKEMETOCAPRI