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Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme
Almost everyone knows Dolce & Gabbana and that it is an expensive brand. It's most famous for the clothes but they also have a perfume line. Here it is the first smell that they have launched: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme Eau de Toilette.I have this bought this the first time a couple of years ago for Christmas, I became immediately enthusiastic about the scent.
I later bought the smell more on a regular basis and I know it's one that I can use for every occasion. Well the bottle is a bit simple but I find it perfect to use. The bottle is quite round in shape but with the top well finished. The bottle is made of thick transparent glass. On the bottle is simply a silver sticker that says: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme. It has a silver spray with a silver and dark blue cap, the content of the bottle is a little bit yellow apple juice.
The dark blue velvet-covered box gives a very luxurious feel that you can also expect from Dolce & Gabbana. It is a rectangular box with the same framework as the bottle, here is also the same text. On the back are the ingredients and the warnings. It all has a real good nice feel to it. It's simple but still luxurious.
The fragrance has a very nice strong masculine scent, it smells very spicy but still a bit sweet. The aromas are luxurious, the composition of the aromas are bergamot, mandarin, orange and lemon, wild lavender, sage, tarragon, cardamom, pepper, sandalwood, cedar, tobacco, iris and musk. It comes across as a bit of a woody fragrance but has a bit of sweetness. The smell is very unique and so strong that you only have too spray twice in the morning for the whole day. The smell is actually recommended for the evening but I have always use it for day too.
Overall it's a really good strong luxurious fragrance that isn't that expensive. You can get a bottle of 125ml for about 40 pounds. It's worth it.
What can I say about this eau de toilette?
Lets start at the basics.
Firstly, it comes in a dark blue box that has a luxurious felt covering that makes it look very classy. On the front is the D&G standard lettering with Pour Homme underneath it. Very nice so far!
Once you tear off the cellophane rapper and open it up, you are faced with a very simple bottle with the same logo on it. If the shape matters to you then its very curvy!
The colour of the fragrance (the bottle is clear glass) is a very light yellow in colour not particularly attractive, but not distasteful.
Now to the best bit, how it smells!
When you first put this on, it is very overpowering, really strong and actually quite non descript if I am being honest. This is no bad thing, for me it means that I can tell when I have sprayed enough. If you have sprayed too much, then it is really obvious, though not really sure what you can do about it at that point!
After a few minutes though, the fragrance settles down to be very refreshing. It has a slightly spicy element to it, however this is in no way overpowering to the light and airy sense you get from it. It is quite a woody smell, very subtle yet the freshness of it is very evident around you and the smell itself it very romantic in my opinion although it is without a doubt a masculine fragrance.
So, you have put the fragrance on, you are off out for the night (or whatever you are doing) .. do you need to take it with you? A definite no. Whenever I have worn this (which is everytime I go anywhere), the smell has lasted from the beginning to the end of the night as people have commented on it when I first meet them and when Im in the queue for the chip shop on the way home!
Also, in my opinion you really can wear this for any occasion at all. It smells right for going to work or jigging about on the dance floor, you just can't go wrong wherever you are!
And the reactions from others?
Well, thats the next best bit! I can honestly say, that everytime I have worn D&G I have had at least one person tell me how good I smell. The standard comment is for people to have that look when they are trying to remember something and then say what is that you are wearing? Its lovely! I have to say, it really is SUCH a good pulling partner on the dance floor and I have had many a success when wearing it! The good thing about it is before all you men point out who I usually go for is that I get comments from both sexes about it so it really is a good bet for pulling whatever your preference is! The best thing I can say about it in this respect is that one of my exs cannot go near another man who wears this as he says Its you Drew, thats your smell !
Now, the price?
Well, I normally stock up on it when I go abroad in the Duty free department as its not the cheapest. In the High Street, you are looking at it setting you back at least £30/40 however I managed to find a good price for it online at www.dutyfreeperfume.com for £18.99 for a 100ml bottle with free P&P, really not a bad deal at all!
The choice of sizes ranges from 75ml up to 100ml, with most duty free shops offering a 125ml bottle.
So, to sum it up, I wholeheartedly recommend this product, it smells sublime and lasts the whole night through (unlike me half the time!). If you get it online, you really are bagging yourself a bargain that may just help you bag someone in the long run!
Five stars from me!
Dolce and Gabbana! Ahh, I do love it, as many of you who read my café ops on ciao, know! I love the clothes, I love the socks, I love the boxers, and now I love the aftershave! I got this for Christmas, and I really do love it! It may be the best I’ve had in a while. It certainly beats other favourites, such as Armani, Boss, Hugo and Versace. Out of all the fashion after-shave, D&G is certainly the easiest on the nose – I know, I know it sounds stupid!! It isn’t a sweet smell like many, and isn’t weak, also like many. Let me tell you my experiences with this aftershave! After running out of aftershave I went Boots to buy some more. I don’t usually buy aftershave more than once, but I really liked this, and wanted it again. Something you may find when you have this on, is many people notice it and say “Is that D&G?” you don’t assume it’s very popular, and many people know of it, but D&G homme is very popular! Anyway, back to going to Boots! Some may have heard this story before in another op! I walked in, and I remembered the exact name of the aftershave and said it over and over in my head. “Dolce and Gabbana Homme.” I repeated over and over. I couldn’t get the wrong one; I had to get the right one! So I marched to the counter thinking I was all that, buying a designer aftershave and asked for: “Dolce and Gabbana Homo (as in homersexual!)!” who but me? Who but me?! Back to the op, as I said earlier the smell is very noticeable, and you will get people sniffing around you! The smell lasts at least 3 hours very strong, and another 4 after that, fairly strong. You can sometimes smell a lot on your clothes a couple of weeks later as well, which is a pleasant surprise! The annoying thing I find with this wonderful aftershave is the bottle. You often find with designer male aftershaves, it isn’t a spray, but an open to
p! This makes it difficult for me to put it on, and I don’t know if you’ve had the same experience, but sometimes a dollop comes off in a bulk. The packaging the bottle is in is very designer like! It has a velvet box, and has Dolce and Gabbana written in silver! Very grand, eh? The bottle inside isn’t as posh, but is fairly nice. It’s a glass bottle with Dolce and Gabbana written on the front! Back to the smell! The odour you smell by smelling from the bottle is exactly like the smell when it’s on the body! This may sound silly to you, but Armani smells totally different on and in the bottle, as does Versace. The price is steep, but don’t forget it’s Dolce and Gabbana, and it should be dear for the designer make! I advise you to go down to your superdrug/Boots/Tesco, anywhere, and smell it before hand. You might not like the smell yourself, and to make sure, smell it first. As I said this would be the odour it will smell on! You can buy a 75ml bottle for £16-£20, but you can buy a 50 ml for £12- £16. Do not buy one if they’re over these prices or you’re being conned! Shop around, it’s worth it in the end, and then you can go back there each time! All in all it’s a lovely aftershave. It’s not too strong, but strong enough for you to get noticed and remarked at! And, babes, we’re so damn hot; we need to be noticed for other sake… 75ml - £16-£20. 50ml - £12-£16. Written By: Matt Roberts.
As some of you may be aware I am presently in Brazil. On my Varig flight to Sao Paulo I picked up a bottle of Dolce & Gabbana Eau du Toilette 75ml at a price of just US$25.00, which worked out to around £16.00. It has now been over 6 weeks since I purchased this and I feel ever so qualified to give you my views on this fragrance. Dolce & Gabbana is originally a fashion house from Italy and was established in 1985. As is the norm with fashion houses they introduced a range of womens fragrances in 1992 and closely followed by the Men's fragrance range in 1995. What makes Dolce & Gabbana different is that this is an Italian establishment and although at home in the fashion business, the fragrance side was an area usually reserved for the French. To be honest with you I heard about Dolce & Gabbana many years ago and resisted the temptation in purchasing there fragrance primarily due to it being Italian. However my views changed considerably after it received very positive responses from close friends of mine. So when the opportunity arose I had no hesitation whatsoever in picking this one up. Appearance wise this is a product of two faces. The box is asbolutely gorgeous and different, whereas the bottle lacks any real attraction and is rather plain looking. The box is of a very dark blue colour and is covered in a velvet material. This is what makes it different. The bottle is a transparent one with contoured edges and the label is a simple two tone one in silver background and black wordings. The fragrance itself is of a limey green colour, which is clearly visible through the transparent bottle. This is an extremely common colour but I suppose it's not the colour that counts but rather the smell. Dolce & Gabbana is classified as a spicy, lavender, ambery fragrance. It is supposedly made up of a blend of lemon, orange, lavender, sage, cedar and tobacco. Do they honestly use al
l these ingredients in fragrances? I'm not sure but how can you tell. It is almost impossible for any of us to really tell especially with those inexperienced nostrils that we all possess. What I can tell you is that it smells of citrus and has a woody lingering fragrance to it. It has a very eloquent smell and one that is different from any that I have used previously (and that is quite a few). It is a fragrance that you can use with full confidence and know very well that the majority of people will love it. It is recommended for evening wear but I use it throughout the day. The only negative aspect of Dolce & Gabbana is that it is a bit sticky. I use it occasionally as an After Shave and when applied on the hands it feels sticky and does not evaporate completely like other French brands. I have to wash my hands after using this. Surprisingly it does not leave an stains, which one would have thought with its sticky nature. I've used it on my white shirt many a time and this is the best way to find out if it stains. As mentioned earlier in this opinion, I purchased my 75ml. bottle for around £16.00. However the usual price here in the U.K. is around £23.00 for the 75ml and £30.00 for the 100ml. I'm sure that it could be found cheaper online but this is something that I never do since I always purchase mine in the Duty-Free, as you may be aware of. As the saying goes Dolce & Gabbana is not for attracting attention (which by the way it does do) but rather for being and expressing onself. How do you do that? You figure it out. In any case this is highly recommended by me and with Christmas coming up would make an ideal present for your partner. Hint Hint - Mine is almost half finished LOL.
I was introduced to Dolce & Gabbana by a friend when I decided to have a trip to the casino in Graz in February 1998, and had remembered that I'd forgotten to pack my trusty Carolina Herrera for Men. All the others were wearing assorted fragrances and I asked to borrow some off a friend, and he suggested the D&G that no-one had got on. From the first sniff this appeared to be a scent for me, and since then I have got through several bottles of it. That night it proved to be lucky, as I left the casino considerably better off than when I entered it. Naturally some of the winnings went straight on a large bottle of D&G, and there was an offer on at the time which also meant that I got a Dolce & Gabbana Parfum T-Shirt in the process for free, although I must point out that I have never bought a fragrance because of the accompanying freebies, as usually the freebie is little more than a ploy to shift a slow selling line. The aftershave comes in a very conservative velveteen effect box in dark blue, with silver writing on it, a style that Valentino seem to have also taken a shine to. The bottle is oval and curved, looking to put it possibly a bit bluntly like a decapitated Cluedo figure. The top, which either houses a spray or is a screw fitting is in blue and silver. The fragrance has been around since 1994 and has a very strong intense spicy fragrance. The smell is one with a tinge of lavender in it, with a citrus-spicy feel due to the lemon and orange present in it and there are supporting notes provided by the sage, cedar and tobacco that help to make it a long-lasting fragrance. A squirt in the morning seems to last well into the afternoon, although really I find the fragrance almost too overpowering, although the richness of it is something that I do adore, and I generally tend to wear it during the evening, tending to opt for Issey Miyake for Men during the day, as it is slightly lighter, although equally long wearing, although admitted all f
ragrances seem to benefit for storage out of sunlight - mine are currently stored in the door of my fridge, which does perplex some people. Checking out www.fragrancedirect.co.uk to see what the going rate is for a bottle, I have seen that there is currently a special offer on with fully boxed 75ml EdT spray costing £18.95 (down from £30), and the 125ml EdT spray is £25-26.50 depending on whether it is boxed or not, or there is a mini bottle (5ml) for £3.95. Obviously there are good offers available in duty-free or low tax shops, and within mainland Europe you can get very good deals at various duty free perfume shops, which can often be around 25% cheaper. Like any aftershave, you should keep it in a cool environment, and I would recommend keeping the packaging if only because keeping it in its box will stop it from going off so quickly. Although it is a relatively old fragrance, this one still turns heads and I often seem to receive compliments about smelling nice, so as well as its talismanic properties in the casino, it seems to be a fragrance that other people also don't mind the smell of.
Dolce & Gabbana Pour homme was created in 1994 by the designer house Dolce & Gabbana / This elegant, masculine smell is characterised by a mixture from lemon, orange, lavender and tobacco