This one is for all you Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue devotes (and the people who adore them!). Years later and it's unreal how Light Blue is so often missing from its slot having sold out, how many wish lists it remains on and how happy it makes so many... the guys included. Then you have the flip... the everyone is wearing it if only I could find something similar but also a little different delima.
If D&G Light Blue had a fraternal twin it really would be Eclat D'Arpege by Lanvin. Released a few years after Light Blue and still rather obscure in comparison you must give it a whiff! In place of Light Blue's Sicilian lemons you have very green lemon leaves. Light Blue has ceder wood mixed with bamboo and Eclat D'Arpege has Lebanese white ceder. Same bright almost salty beach effect, only Eclat D'Arpege is housed in an Art Deco orb modeled after the original Arpege of the 1920's.
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Image: mam for Gave That