In April 2018 Dolce & Gabbana present the woody-oriental Velvet Incenso fragrance and announcing it as a "modern interpretation of the most ancient and mystical ingredient of perfumery: incense, into a glittering mosaic of sizzling resins." The brand explained more about the notes and composition: "Vibrant incense essence is set alight by a spark of black pepper essence. With its citrus and pepper facets, elemi essence echoes these opening notes, its resinous burn introducing the darker heart of the fragrance. The Orient and the Mediterranean worlds meet as incense resinoid, intense with balsamic hints, blends with cistus absolute, an ambery resin drawn from typical trees of Sicilian hillsides. Benzoin resinoid adds its cinnamon and vanilla sweetness. Smooth patchouli essence and powerful amber wood extend the magical trail of Velvet Incenso deep into the night."