Dolce & Gabbana • The One • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||69%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This starts out nice, but then it gets a slightly powdery, almost old-lady smell...like grandma at church.
Eventually a slightly more vanilla smell starts to come through, but never quite makes it, and at the end it has a kind of spicy smell (I think the musk with maybe the vetiver or amber?). Finally, after 7+ hours, I smell vanilla with a little musk.
I probably will never use it again. I find it slightly unpleasant, but I might enjoy smelling it fleetingly on another woman.
It lasts a long time, though. At the end, it reminds me of Cinnaber or Opium (before it finally smells like musky vanilla), but I'd rather just use one of those and get the straightforward smell instead of going through so many "phases".
The bottle is hard to use. The shape is awkward-I have to use 2 hands.
"The composition opens with softly fresh mandarin, bergamot, litchi and peach. The heart is thin and balmy, with the notes of jasmine, lily of the valley and white lily which graciously intertwine with the fruity touch of plum. The woodsy-powdery base is created of vetiver root, amber, musk and vanilla."
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Absolutely gorgeous perfume smells very womanly - vanilla and flowers mmmmm
a spritz of this is perfect for any occasion :)
The bottle is very cute & chic, loving the cube shape and gold lid.
I am not sure about the pricing as I swapped a Mrs Wright by Mark Wright perfume (not womanly enough) for this.
Happy with it :) every gal needs this in her life.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Here are the notes of D&G The One, per parfumo.net, which they say came out in 2006:
Top Notes: Bergamot, Lychee, Mandarin, Peach
Heart Notes: Jasmine, Madonna lily, Lily-of-the-valley
Base Notes: Amber, Musk, Plum, Vanilla, Vetiver
On paper, The One has much of what I love in a perfume. It's soft & smooth (mostly), light & inoffensive, musky, golden, contains vanilla, and is a skin-scent. Those are all things I look for in perfumes. It's a soft golden vanillic skin scent, so when it came out, I was hopeful it could be "The One" for me.
However, I've owned a bottle of The One since it launched, and I've barely made a dent in it. I think it's because of the 4 fruits in the topnotes. The fruits seem to overwhelm the deeper basenotes. I'm not fond of fruity perfumes in general. I like the amber-wood-vanilla-musk notes in the list, but I wish they were more apparent. Good for early Fall -- a nice soft warm transitional scent,.
The One's bottle is a chic simple squatty rectangle -- heavy glass, with gold cap - and I love the bottle's appearance, but I prefer tall slim bottles to squatty bottles, for ease of storage & portability. It's clear, so you can see how much you have left. Advertised by actress Scarlett Johansson -- a good muse for it.
UPDATE: I wore this today at work, and it really was very nice and *comfortable* to wear -- no worries about overwhelming anybody. After it dried down, the vanilla came through noticeably (but I kinda wish there was even more vanilla) and blended with the sweet peachy-lychee notes, giving an overall smooth "tan" warmed-skin impression -- soft, sweetly sensuous, warm, pleasant, inoffensive, quiet, under-the-radar, and just mmmm. Rather cuddly & comforting too, due to its warm softness. A good office scent, and I may have underestimated The One. I plan to try it out more -- it should work great in the Fall months to come.
LATER: After several hours on my skin, it started smelling like an overripe peach -- the nice mellowness of the original hour or two wasn't sustained as the day wore on - it became a bit sharp & "off", to my own nose -- but maybe it's just me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Other
Well, at first I liked the scent, but after wearing it for a few weeks I just didn't like it any more. I found it boring.
Also, although the bottle looks nice to some people, I find it hard to use (small hands) and well.. boring.
It felt like a superficial crush, enthusiastic at first, but wears off quickly.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This perfume scent is ok. It gets you at first until it starts to fume off an areasol-like bathroom air freshner scent. I love the golden hued bottle. The bottle design looks alike with my Especially Escada Perfume Bottle.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
I got this perfume as a sample from Sephora. I personally don't like the strong smell it has. However, for someone who likes this type of perfume (vanilla is really present), I would recommend it. The packaging looks chic.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
At first, I didn't like it. Then I grew to really appreciating the sophistication of the smell. It reminds me of an elegant, classy middle-aged woman because the scent is so 'mature' and classy and somewhat vanilla-like. It has good staying power, without being overbearingly strong. The bottle is classy too. I received this as a gift, so I probably wouldn't re-purchase due to the price, although I am enjoying wearing it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I hate being the one who writes a bad review :(
Wish i could like this since it was given by mymum. But ahe ended up keeping it after she borrowed it from me lol.
Anyways, i can smell the vanilla but VERY strong that even after i shower i can still smell it :( it got me nausea and sick a little.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I absolutely adore this fragrance! I bought it upon a recommendation of a friend who used to sell fragrances and I have not been disappointed. It's a very well-rounded scent - bright yet mellow (if that makes sense at all). I could see wearing it at work or out on a date - it's multi-faceted enough to do that. I also find this to be a really sophisticated scent, yet clean enough for a younger person (I'm 27... not extremely young, but not ready for "old lady perfumes" either). Also, my husband absolutely adores this scent, which means something since he never notices anything.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love it and it stays like for ever...DONT WEAR IT IF YOU'RE PLANNING TO GET DRUNK,YOU'LL REGRET IT THE NEXT DAY!!!! LOL