Celebrating the launch of Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Rosa Excelsa fragrance, the brand has created a short film that brings together three of the biggest stars in Italian cinema: director Giuseppe Tornatore, composer Ennio Morricone and actress Sophia Loren.

The Dolce Rosa Excelsa film opens with a determined Sophia Loren leading the restoration of a large Sicilian estate, Villa Valguarnera di Bagheria near Palermo.

Her character is juxtaposed to that of Rosa, played by Dolce & Gabbana testimonial Kate King, who comes into view in the second part of the film, once the restoration is completed. Rosa’s beauty strikes one of Loren’s sons who in a bid to capture her heart, picks the most beautiful rose from the garden and offers it to her.

A highly-charged cascade of spirit and elegance, the encounter is as timeless as the Rose itself.

Following the floral tradition initiated by Dolce, the new Dolce Rosa Excelsa Eau de Parfum captures the boldness and pure spirit of the rose with the essence of fresh petals in bloom. The precious heart of Dolce Rosa Excelsa seduces with two delicate and noble Rose notes. Used for the first time in perfumery, the African Dog Rose premieres in this exquisite fragrance creation. This rare note is combined with the enveloping femininity of the Turkish Rose Absolute, highly-prized in perfumery for its olfactive intensity. A highly-charged cascade of spirit and elegance, the encounter is as timeless as the Rose itself.

The scent’s pale pink elixir is presented in frosted glass, and finished with the feminine Dolce signature to express the delicate elegance of this complex new fragrance.