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Dolce & Gabbana the One Eau de Parfum
Member Name: jodiestokes
Dolce & Gabbana the One Eau de Parfum
Date: 21/09/09, updated on 14/03/12 (900 review reads)
Rummaging around my dressing table I came across a bottle of Dolce&Gabbana 'The One' looking very sorry for its self sat right at the back of all the goodies collecting dust. It struck me as somewhat odd that I would allow a bottle of seemingly expensive perfume to fester but giving it a blast I soon rediscovered why, this is a pungent perfume and one simply just cannot enjoy.
~~A bit about Dolce&Gabbana~~
Dolce & Gabbana have two central lines, D&G a more casual line with urban inspiration that attempts to set trends rather than follow them and Dolce&Gabbana (spelled without the spaces unlike the company itself) that specialize in more expensive goods that aim to be presented as timeless. "The one" perfume is within the Dolce&Gabbana range and although it is a fairly pricey perfume it is no more than that of other brands of similar status.
~~Pricing, packaging and purchasing~~
I really quite like the packaging of this product. The bottle is angular and see through revealing the yellow perfume inside.The bottle also has a gold squared shaped lid which looks very posh. Although simple in design it is also very attractive. Very sleak.
Like most perfumes with a fancy brand name this perfume isn't cheap, you should expect to pay around £40 for a 75ml bottle, though depending on how much you are prepared to shop around could dramatically see a drop in price.
"The one" is a very popular product and will be found behind most perfume counters and on specialist internet sites.
Bergamot and Mandarin
heart note of Jasmine and Lily
Vetyver and Vanilla
~~My overall opinion~~
I'm not sure what scent is dominating this perfume but it's far to much, with so many sweet scents in play it all becomes just a fraction over powering. Having identified the notes, it does'nt appear as though there are too many ingredients but there's almost certainly an inbalance, it's a like a battle of the notes for domination. The collective scent borders on sickly and is extremely heady in my opinion, it's for the most part flat out synthetic and contrived.
I'd have to liken this fragrance to a Christmas tree shaped car air freshener which is a scent that I really cannot abide, within minutes of sitting in a car with one those things swinging from the rear view mirror, I feel nauseous and riddled with head ache it's like an allergic reaction and I can't help but think that this perfume smells remarkably similar and for that reason alone is incredibly off putting.
A lot of people would certainly disagree with my rating on this product, my fiancée being one of them but for me this really does lay thick, not on the nose but the head.
I really didn't want to dislike this perfume, its posh, the bottle looks nice and I know that it is fairly pricey but no matter how I try I just cannot take to it and of course that is why I found it pushed to the back of my potions collecting dust.
This won't be featuring on my Christmas wish list along with the Christmas tree air freshener!
Summary: Just to heady for me.
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