Product Type: Dolce & Gabbana fragrances
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Dolce & Gabbana D & G Feminine Eau de Toilette
Member Name: redhead78
Dolce & Gabbana D & G Feminine Eau de Toilette
Advantages: A light, clean, fresh and musky fragrance, great for every day use, nice bottle
Disadvantages: Possibly discontinued
It used to be widely available but recently I've been having more trouble finding it, although you can still pick it up online for around the £30 mark and comes in both 50ml and 100ml bottles. I've had both over the years as the 100ml one is really quite big and if I'm only carrying a small bag it takes up half the space inside so I decided to invest in a smaller sized one too.
The bottles for both sizes are identical only one is taller than the other. I really like the packaging for this perfume as it is simple yet quite funky at the same time. First of all it comes packages in a nice, shiny, silver carboard box (see picture above) but to be honest, this gets thrown into the recycling bin as soon as I open it. The bottle is cylindrical in shape and of clear glass, making it easy to see how much perfume you have left and is topped by a simple silver lid which continues the shape of the bottle. The lid on the larger one I've never had any problems with (although this may be becuse it just sits on my bedroom shelf not doing anything) but the one on the smaller bottle frequently falls off when it's in my bag leaving the bag and everything in it smelling slightly of the fragrance. I'm not overly bothered by this as I would be by a more powerful fragrance but it is slightly irksome nonetheless.
Using it is like any other perfume, you simply press down on the nozzle to dispense a fine mist. I find that one press onto my throat and one onto my wrists (then rubbing them together) is more than enough as it is quite a strong fragrance.
Apparently this fragrance was inspired by young women who, according to D&G are sincere, candid and realistic! So this, being based around that notion, is "a clean, crisp and uncomplicated fruity floral with hints of musk". It's top notes are mandarin, mimose and fresh water lily, heart notes are floral lily, heliotrope, wisteria, jasmine and ylang ylang and the base notes are sandalwood, vanilla, musk and cashmere.
Despite all the florals listed there I would struggle to call it a typically floral perfume and for me the scent is predominantly a musky one. I would definitely agree that it is a younger type of perfume probably more suited to women in their late teens, twenties and thirties although obviously any aged woman should wear whatever perfume she likes and I will continue using this as long as I can get hold of it.
The initial fragrance when you spray this perfume is quite strong and slightly overwhelming but it soon settles down to leave you with a lovely, fresh but quite musky scent. I personally am not very good at detecting invididual elements in perfumes so my nose can't pick out any fruitiness or specific floral tones either. When I think "floral" for perfumes I always think of granny type perfumes and this is no way a granny type perfume and I would agree with the D&G description of it being clean and crisp rather than overly floral.
For me this is a perfect every day perfume that I would spray on if I was just having a day at home or a casual day. It's not really powerful or sophisticated enough for me to wear on an evening out or for special occasions but I don't mind that as I have others for those times. I always use lots more casual, fresh, easy to wear type perfumes anyway as these are obviously the ones that get used on a daily basis.
As for staying power this is strong enough to last me all day if I'm just at home. If I was out for lunch or shopping or what have you then I will probably reapply it mid-afternoon time (and usually get complimented on it when I do!). Because I have received so many compliments on this perfume and it is such a light, clean fragrance I have also been known to send a few quick spritzes of this into the rooms of my home when visitors are due and I've run out of air freshener too!
For me this is another winner from D&G, whose perfumes I would probably never have tried had it not been for smelling the red one on somebody else. As a complete contrast to the red version, this is much ligher, musky and clean smelling and is ideal for every day and casual wearing. The bottle is simple yet stylish and I think on a whole it is good value for money as the perfume has good staying power and you don't need to use too much of it. A hearty 5 stars from me for this one and I just hope that it hasn't been discontinued and that's why I can't find it very easily :(
Summary: I love this as an every day casual fragrance