Where is the most beautiful location you’ve ever done a shoot?
“I’ve been fortunate to shoot in some pretty amazing locations throughout my career, but one that has always stuck in my memory was shooting in the Sahara Desert. Africa is the place I choose to go on holiday as I love adventure; I’m at my happiest when I’m in nature or exploring remote parts of the world. It’s hard to explain the beauty of the desert, which is mainly just sand, but it feels like total escapism. It’s hot during the day and freezing at night, but the changing light and the colours on the sand and shadows are incredible.”
Tell us about your new scent. How does wearing the scent affect you?
“The thing I love most about a scent is how emotive it is. For me, Light Blue is the ultimate transportive fragrance; the moment I put it on, I feel like I am sitting in the sun by the sea in Italy, with a plate of spaghetti with clams and a glass of chilled Gavi. Whether I wear it throughout the day or spritz it when I’m heading to an event in the evening, it never fails to lift my spirits. It gives me a warm sense of nostalgia for when I smelled the original fragrance when shooting the campaign for the first time over 15 years ago, which, for me, is the mark of a true fragrance. It has to move you beyond the immediate smell.”
What did you think about the location of the fragrance shoot?
“Capri is one of my favourite places in the world. Whenever I go there, it is like coming home – not only because I get to spend time with my Dolce & Gabbana family, but because of the scenery, the cuisine, the people – I don’t think it’s a place I could ever tire of. This time, I took my family with me, which made it all the more special; I love that Dolce & Gabbana understand the importance of family. Taking my two young daughters to the place that changed my life with the first Light Blue campaign was a full circle moment.”
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Summer Vibes Pour Homme Eau de Toilette (75ml) is available to buy at Harrods; harrods.com