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A big hello to everyone!!!!
Hope you all are doing great! I just love lovelove fragrances!! Body mists, eau de parfum, eau de toilette, colognes, deodorants! Just everything! The product I would be reviewing today is Dolce &Gabbana ‘The One’ Eau de Parfum.
There are currently three fragrances in ‘The One’ range of D&G – ‘The One’, ‘Rose The One’, ‘Desire The One’. It is said that ‘L`eau The One’ (which has been reviewed here on IMBB) was launched as a slight newer version of ‘the One’ with variation in some notes. But it seems to have been discontinued as it is available online, but not in most stores and it isn’t listed on the D&G website as well.
Like the woman that wears it, the strength and uniqueness of Dolce&Gabbana‘The One’ fragrance comes from contrast.The One is a modern ‘floriental’ eau de parfum combining contemporary fruit ingredients with the perfumer’s classic palette of white flowers. “Every woman is The One!” – Stefano Gabbana.
USD 86 for 1.6 fl. oz (Price differs from store to store / site to site. I got it for $75)
My thoughts on Dolce & Gabbana The One Eau De Parfum
It exudes luxury!! Since it is an ‘eau de parfum’, it is a very concentrated fragrance and it is pretty strong! Around 5 spritzes on my pulse points are more than enough to keep me going for 6 hours. However, the exact smell and longevity of a perfume will vary from person to person. I had a pretty bad experience once when I sprayed on more than required. I got a very bad headache instantly! It can get a bit overpowering. So please use it cautiously!
There is nothing extraordinary about the perfume bottle, but still it is absolutely classy! The only problem (but worth forgetting) is that I find it a bit too wide (especially near the nozzle). I find it a little awkward to use and while spraying, I noticed that quite an amount of fragrance often ends up on the bottle itself.
I will share what the website and research states about the top notes (the notes sensed after immediate application of the perfume), middle notes (once the top notes mellow a bit – around 15-20 minutes after application), and base notes (the main theme / dominant part of a fragrance – approximately an hour after application). Along with it, I would let you know what I felt about the top, middle and base notes. I wear perfumes depending upon my mood. At times, I wear perfumes depending upon how I want to feel, as every smell makes me feel different and I end up conjuring some image in mind!!
Top Notes: fresh notes of zesty bergamot and mandarin, combined with juicy lychee and peach.
It is a very fresh, sensual fragrance. Totally uplifts my mood! I could definitely smell the peach and orangey notes, and a bit of honey as well. More than just lychee or peach, I could smell a fruit basket. But it isn’t so overwhelmingly fruity. So, even those who generally do not go in for fruity perfumes can try this out. It is a bit silly, but with the first whiff I got this image in my mind – women in lovely flowy dresses and gorgeous hats, good breeze, summer, vintage cars, derby, champagne!! I really don’t know. Maybe it just spells something that is grand and elegant!
Middle notes: Madonna Lily and Jasmine
This is the part I am not too fond of. I don’t know about lily, but I definitely noticed the hints of jasmine. To be more specific, I could smell ‘night-blooming jasmine’ (“raatraani” as we call it) as well as some kind of spice. I don’t like this smell much – very powdery. According to my husband, the smell is a weird version of Pond’s talcum powder!!
Base Notes: Vanilla, amber, musk
This part is awesome! I couldn’t help but keep smelling my wrists every now and then!! Musk and vanilla!! This brings to my mind an image of a warm, laid back evening with friends and wine, chatter, laughter, fun and frolic!
Pros of Dolce & Gabbana The One Eau De Parfum
• Classy packaging
• Elegant fresh fragrance
• Long lasting
Cons of Dolce & Gabbana The One Eau De Parfum
• Pretty strong. So use cautiously.
• Some might find the bottle a bit weird to use
• I don’t like the middle notes much.
IMBB Rating: 4/5 (-1 just for the middle notes)
Would I repurchase Dolce & Gabbana The One Eau De Parfum?
Do I recommend Dolce & Gabbana The One Eau De Parfum ?
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