Dolce & Gabbana • Dolce & Gabbana for Women • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Fair, Cool Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
In the 90s I worked in an office where one woman wore this exclusively and heavily. You could always measure her proximity by the scent. At the time I thought it was interesting, yet slightly repellent - she just oversprayed, so it became tiresome.
Years later and after educating my nose a lot more, I thought I'd revisit. Damn, it's good - one of those strident, fulsome scents that is nothing but its own bad self. There is a brief gasoline-like topnote, settling into a solid mass of dark, resinous and slightly bitter beauty. Can be very polarizing, but I love it.
It's recently been reformulated and had its sharp little teeth yanked. The new 'Pour Femme' is pink and innocuous. The old red-capped bottle is anything but.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
A perfume that sits right in the middle for me: A decent quality evening frgrance but not memorable in the slightest. Its strong without being overwhelming. It does feel slightly dated though. I would recommend this to anyone who is on a budget but who needs a evening scent to wear as I always see this fragrance for sale in discount stores like TKMaxx in the UK.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Beautiful scent. I smelled it at Ulta and had to go home to buy my bottle off of ebay (where I get most of my fragrances at a great price). Yes, it's "mature" but that doesn't mean "old lady", lol! I agree that it's difficult to distinguish one particular note, but it doesn't matter because it's the overall combination that counts.... and this smells clean, lush, slightly sweet, and sexy as hell. Definitely an alluring scent:)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
D&G for Women brings to the fore one of the great perfume debates: soap or no soap. I happen to like soap, both the smell of most actual soaps, and "soapy" notes in perfume which are typically (though not always) connected to white musk.
D&G for Women is a soapy white musk over a soft floral powder heart, lightly touched by vanilla in the base and citrus (mostly lime) in the top. It opens with green and citric notes -- lime the most prominent. Under that are soft aldehydes, very light florals (rose, jasmine) and white musk. In the base, there's ubiquitous woody notes (probably sandalwood) and a nicely restrained vanilla.
What this means, in short, is that the overall impression is soap, flowers, sweetness, and clean skin. Used with a light hand, this could easily be mistaken for powdered, clean skin. Used with a heavy hand, D&G for Women, and indeed most fragrances using white musk, might well be unbearably stabby.
I think it's beautifully composed and quite pretty, and once the initial geen note (which can have a faint feel of skank) softens, it's reminiscent of Adrienne Vitadini, though the latter is more vanillic, incensey, and powdery.
EDIT: HOW did I miss the leather in this! Solid black-leather-jacket leather in the base - and I don't care whether Fragrantica or D&G list it in the base. There's a solid leather note here.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
My signature scent since my late 30s for nights out mainly as it may seem a little heavy for day (I tend to opt for D & G Feminine instead). It makes me feel sexy, alluring and special when I where it. It lasts for ages and always attracts comments from both sexes. It's just a gorgeous, intoxicating smell.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I think this is a fragrance for special evenings, as it can be a bit offensive. However, it's sophisticated, mature, elegant, strong, and somewhat soapy. The staying power is amazing, after 10 hours people could still smell it. I mostly smell lily and powder and I detect something a bit masculine in it, but that just gives it a great sensual kick. And it's a also a magnet fragrance, people are drawn to those who wear it, you just can't ignore this one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I got this as a gift and gave it to my mother. she ended up loving it. It gave me a headache the smell had too much citrus in it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I had a sample so, no money wasted on this. I'm glad I tried it...not a bad scent but, not one of my favorites. Too strong for me and I can't "identify" a scent (fruity, floral, oriental).
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
The more often I wear this, the more I love it. It's an understated, sophisticated scent that exudes class. It's a terrific winter scent. Funny how some fragrances mix better with my chemistry in winter than in summer, i.e. I can't do No. 5 in summer but it works its magic for me during the winter. Go figure.
I got a sample of D&G, then a bottle on eBay for $25.00. It lasts and lasts on me and I love the smell of my clothes after a day's wearing. Methinks it takes a certain type of person to pull this one off - definitely not for the young 'uns who want to play grown up and/or dress up. Best for them to stick to the fruity or aquatic fragrances, which grannies like me usually can't do. loll
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
"Beautiful!", my first thought on trying this wonderful, warm, sophisticated scent. I can't believe that I hadn't discovered this aldehydic green masterpiece earlier. This is a constantly evolving scent which features those lovely aldehydes which actually smell different on different people. It starts out with a blast of aldehydes but quickly evolves to a green scent with a touch of spice. Exotic, beautiful and sophisticated.
I have received so many complements while wearing Dolce & Gabbana for Women.
Top notes are Aldehydes, Bergamot and Basil (lending a lovely hint of exotic green).Middles notes: Jasmine (continuing the green scent), Carnation (hint of oriental), Orange Blossom and Lily, Base notes: Sandalwood, Vanilla, Musk and Tonka.
As fine a scent as any Chanel, I highly recommend this. Applied lightly, appropriate for work. With a little heavier application, great for evening wear. Wonderful sillage, do not apply too heavily. And get ready for the complements.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Beautiful, unique, very sophisticated and 100% feminine. Truly great fragrance.
Has amazing lasting power but it's a little bit heavy so it's more suitable for winter and night use. Also it's scent is very elegant and sensual so i'd suggest it for ages 20+, it would be too much for a teenager to pull it off. Ideal for ages 30 and up.
The bottle is very elegant: clear square glass with red cap and a small gold part between them. Costs 57Euro for 50ml/1.7oz
Top Notes: Petitgrain, Tangerine, Basil, Ivy, Aldehyde, Freesia
Middle Notes: Rose, Orange Flower, Jasmine, Red Carnation,
Muguet, Coriander, Marigold
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Tonka Beam, Musk
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Smells heavenly and is great if you want something that strikes a balance and isn't too strong or too light. I would recommend this to freesia/vanilla scent fanatics. Notes include freesia, vanilla, sandalwood and musk.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
For about ten years, this has been a favorite in my Mom's collection. Despite how amazing D&G has always smelled on my lovely Mom, I have only recently started wearing this. Throughout my teens and into my mid-twenties, my fragrance choices were nice, pretty, light and girly. Until the past few years, I played it "safe" with most of my perfumes. For certain, I steered clear of aldehydes out of some sort of irrational fear that I wouldn't smell "sweet" or "young." I have finally evolved to a point where I aspire to smell like the confident, unique, elegant woman that I am. I have grown to admire, appreciate and enjoy the brightness of aldehydes. In D&G, the aldehydes add just the right amount of sparkle to the slightly green, lush floral heart. The moderately-warm base adds just a touch of soft sweetness.
Additionally, I detect an ever-so-slight similarity to my favorite D&G creation, Sicily. I suspect that both have a nearly identical aldehyde composition, resulting in a most perfect soap-like crispness. The sillage and longevity is exceptional, as most EDTs fail to impress me. D&G unfolds slowly. As it warms to my skin, this solid, balanced perfume leaves me satisfied.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
D&G is one of my most favorites, and it really helped me open up and branch out into Floral Aldehyde scents. it just has a little bit of everything... spice, freshness, sweets. in addition, it lasts. my pillow always smells of it. the 90s definitely had some intense and interesting scents, and this belongs on that list. i'm a little afraid to mention this, but D&G has a feel to it that reminds me of Giorgio too.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love this perfume! It's long-lasting and you can wear winter, spring, summer, fall. Its smells exquisite; distinguished! LOL When I walk into the room wearing this, you know I'm there. It's not overpowering, but it does make a statement. I love harsher smells, rather than florals, and I would describe this one as woodsy & spicy-sexy, even. I've been wearing it for years and always repurchase when I run out.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Way too strong for me. This fragrance will surely linger an entire day if not more.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This scent is really growing on me. The first time I smelt it was years ago on a girl from work, she wore so much it was so overpowering and I really disliked it. A few years later I met someone else who once again was wearing what smelt like 100 sprays of the stuff, and again it nearly knocked me out. Recently though I have been on the hunt for a sexy, slightly powdery fragrance, nothing with too much amber or musk and I thought I would give this a go. To my surprise this is actually a beautiful fragrance when worn lightly. On me I get an intial soapy scent, then it dries down to a slightly vanilla/posh soap type base, but it smells unlike any other perfume I have owned and it is diffcult to describe it. It is sexy, grown-up and alluring.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is pretty, and very close to Sicily on me - a bit smoother, and lighter and a tad more floral. But it has that same soapy orange blossom feel, with a warm musky/sandalwood drydown and something like a sweet jasmine/vanilla note in the middle. The more I sniff it, the more I like it, and I think it would work well in the summer. The soapiness is a bit too much for me though.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have the EDP (D&G for women - with the red cap, and I think this is the right place for its review). I must say that I don't like it at all. I find it very strong, and nothing extraordinary either. Too bad I bought the 100 ml so I'm stuck trying to use it up. WIll use it during the winter season due to its strong smell. I can't even slather this on to get rid of it faster kuz then it'll be too overwhelming. No resale for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Other
A classic. Great for daytime wear. Usually wear this more in the summer. Got it cheap at TJM.