Product Type: Dolce & Gabbana fragrances
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Dolce & Gabbana D & G Feminine Eau de Toilette
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Dolce & Gabbana D & G Feminine Eau de Toilette
Advantages: lovely smell, long lasting and not too strong
Disadvantages: sadly it will soon be withdrawn from shops
DOLCE & GABBANA
Dolce and Gabanna is a fashion company started by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The company is based in Milan Italy. Dolce and Gabanna are most famous for designing clothes for Madonna, Kylie Minnogue and Monica Bellucci.
Dolce and Gabanna have also designed arrange of fragrances for men and women. They have also started a children range for teenagers. This review is about the D&G FEMININE perfume.
It is marketed as possessing a blend of 'floral top notes of water lily, tangerine and white cyclamen blended with middle notes of lily, mimosa and heliotrope'. The description of this perfume on most shelves in frangrance stores is 'feminine and romantic'.
The box the perfume came in was very shiny. The box had a silver iridescent glow. The box was glamorous and seemed to change colour from many angles. I am not really the sort of person to buy perfume based on the style of box or bottle especially when it is for myself. This was just as well when I saw the bottle.
The bottle is not attractive it's about the same size and shape as a toilet roll tube. The bottle is clear with a yellowish liquid. The lid is silver and cylindrical in shape. On the bottle D&G FEMININE is written on the bottle in bold, black writing.
The bottle is fairly misleading as the glass is very thick. It is only a 50ml bottle however you could be led to believe that it contains a lot more. With the metal lid and thick glass it is fairly heavy so therefore is not the type of perfume you would carry in a handbag. I am in need of another bottle and unfortunately cannot find anything smaller than this.
When first sprayed the spray is quite fast and smells rather strong. The smell does wear off after a few minutes. The scent is very feminine and slightly floral. When I first used it the smell was quite difficult to get used to at first I compared it to the smell of fabric softener and washing powder. It smelt similar to fresh clean clothes from the washing machine. After a few weeks I really fell in love with the perfume. The smell is faint but lasts a very long time. I used to be a huge fan of 'Flowers by Kenzo' and whilst people would comment on it's smell I never received as many comments as I do about D&G Feminine.
It is a very relaxed perfume and I would tend to wear this to work, interviews or generally during the day. I would not call it a 'going out' perfume as I like to wear something with a bit of a kick. D&G Feminine is the sort of perfume you can wear and not 'knock someone out' with a strong scent.
I feel very confident wearing this perfume mainly due to the many favourable comments received by people. Strong overpowering perfumes can be a little sickening and can put people off however this one is perfect for me. Working as a supply teacher I believe that first impressions are highly important this perfume not only makes me feel confident and professional but it gives a good impression.
AVAILABILITY AND PRICE
I must admit I was attracted to this bottle as I had vouchers for D&G fragrances in Boots and they had a good deal on at the time. I think I ended up paying about £7 after discount and vouchers. I am sure this would be a lot cheaper if bought on the internet on a specialist fragrance site.
Whilst searching for a new bottle however I have noticed that D&G Feminine has gone up in price and there are fewer bottle on the shelf. I asked in a few places such as Boots, Debenhams and The Perfume Store and been told by all three that Dolce and Gabbana are withdrawing this perfume to make way for a new line. I am quite disappointed with this as I am very fussy when it comes to perfume. I would suggest that you go and buy it soon if you like the sound of it.
Moisturiser costs between £15
Shower gel costs about £10
Eau de Toilette costs about £15 for a 30ml bottle, £20 for a 50ml bottle and £35- £40 for a 100ml bottle.
I would certainly recommend this perfume, it did take a while to get used to and at first can appear very strong and 'off putting' however after a while it is easy to get used to and is very pleasant. This perfume is perfect for the woman 'on the go' and is an ideal perfume to wear during the day. It is however a 'young woman' perfume my mum hated it however we are quite different in taste and style so don't be put off by this. I would advise visiting a fragrance store such as Boots to try it before you buy.
Summary: A fruity, fresh fragrance with a gentle but long lasting scent!
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