Scent Sundays: Dolce & Gabbana The One

Sunday, November 15, 2015

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Welcome to part two of Scent Sundays! This week I've tried out Dolce and Gabbana's The One ($34-$132 CAD), and unfortunately, this one evokes my snobbery of mainstream perfume.

dolce & gabbana the one

The One is a warm, oriental floral, with modern sensuality - a fragrance with a strong personality, and a contrasting golden sweetness. Created for the ultimate diva, The One is at once tempting, modern, and glamorous, embracing a touch of classicism. The top notes radiate a vibrant luminosity, with a sun-touched citrus, while warm fruity notes of luscious lychee and succulent peach add to the delight. The passionate heart evokes an exploding femininity, with an opulent floral soul, creating a distinct, audacious signature. An unexpected hint of plum glows as the base finally blooms with luscious allure into the lasting warmth of vanilla and sweetened ambery-musk notes. 
Notes: Bergamot, Mandarin, Lychee, Peach, Madonna Lily, Muguet, Plum, Jasmine, Vetiver, Vanilla, Amber, Musk. --Sephora

The One opens bergamot and fruity on my skin, then drifts into vanilla and amber, and kind of just.. stays there. I do like these notes -- don't get me wrong. I just don't feel like there's anything exciting about this blend. According to, this came out in 2006, which was before I started getting into perfume, so it could be an issue that I've just smelled too many mimics. I'd honestly probably love The One on other people, but I prefer spicier, smokier scents. The One is too sweet. too generic for me.

dolce & gabbana the one

You know, The One for Men sounds more up my alley. Grapefruit, cedar, tobacco? Oh yeah. I'm going to need to sample it!

Have you tried The One for women or for men? What did you think? 

Stay tuned for next week's scent, and check out the tag for last week's post of a scent I did enjoy! 

Product was a free sample. Post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

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