Italian Sunshine & Sex Appeal: Dolce&Gabbana Dolce

Like many cultures, but perhaps even more so, Italians take pride in the many things that they do well, and even best. Included in the list? Food, fashion, the art of seduction - three crucial elements to what my people call la dolce vita (the sweet life, that is).

Fragrance is a large part of seduction, of course, and it's only appropriate that Italian design masters Dolce & Gabbana's newest scent Dolce makes that ask very easy. This overtly feminine floral presents a fresh mix of white flowers - my favorite - including Water Lily, Daffodil and the noble White Amaryllis, a rare and quite particular South African flower used for the first time ever in a fragrance.

To me, Dolce is best defined as both sweetness and danger, with curves ahead - it evokes the warm, sexy sunshine of Italy, along with sirens like Sophia Loren or Monica Bellucci.

Dolce&Gabbana Dolce is available at luxury department stores nationwide or Sephora. Bottles range from $70-$112.

While all opinions are, as always, my own, this post was produced in partnership with Dolce & Gabbana and Refinery29.