Do you know where Panarea is?
(It's a beautiful, glamorous island off the coast of southern tip of Italy, frequented by European jettsetters - and yes I had to look it up on a map).
But with this exquisite new Dolce + Gabbana Light Blue flanker, Dolce + Gabbana Light Blue Escape to Panarea Pour Femme , limited edition for summer 2014, all you'll need is to breath it in and you'll have your own escape.
Whether or not you are a fan of the original Dolce + Gabbana Light Blue, I think you'll be in for a pleasant surprise. Escape to Panarea still has a few of the original Light Blue elements, but, in my opinion, is much more lively, complex, and has better staying power (and look at that box packaging!).
From the first opening notes I fell in love with this scent. I loved the slightly sweeter and spicier opening with pear/bergamot, mixing nicely with the orange blossoms. It also still had a touch of the classic Light Blue bracing citrus feel to it. The scent quickly got more spicy on my skin, but retained a lightness during the day. There was a fantastic element of "warmth" to it, which never became to overwhelming, even in the hot summer temps.
The dry down was magnificent. It was very soft and dry with touches of the citrus remaining. It also had the perfect amount of Patchouli (it was not heavy handed at all if you're usually Patchouli averse), to compliment the musk and tonka bean . The finish was so soft, soothing and beautiful at the end of a long summer night.
With a morning application I rarely had to reapply at all during the day and it had very good silage. But, I loved this one so much, I sometimes spritzed myself, along with my sheets, just before bed to continue the fragrance experience.
This is one of Dolce + Gabbana's best flankers and I hope it becomes a permanent part of the Light Blue line,. I would love to see Escape to Panarea product extensions like a body wash/deodorant and more body care products as well.
This is one to treat yourself to this summer - get it while you can. - RLB
Go-->Dolce + Gabbana Light Blue Escape to Panarea Pour Femme 0.80 oz Eau de Toilette Spray
Fragrance Notes: Calabrian Bergamot, Pear, Nocturnal Jasmine, Orange Blossoms, Ambergris, Patchouli, Tonka Beans, Musky notes.
*This product was provided courtesy of Dolce +Gabbana PR for reviewing purposes.