Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue Pour Homme Cologne Review

Posted by Dimitri on Wed, 04/18/2018 - 5:40 PM

The sleek advertising collateral surrounding Dolce & Gabbana's 2007 Light Blue Pour Homme launch depict scenes of exotic Mediterranean isles… azure blue waters and sun-bronzed bodies. This award-winning citrus aromatic scent is not far off the mark… it has all the qualities of a sun-soaked cruise at the height of summer.

The masculine D&G Light Blue follows the incredibly successful feminine release of the same name, and has a shimmering opening of sicilian mandarin, grapefruit and bergamot. The citrus notes are invigorating and bracing. A masterful blend of rosemary, juniper, rosewood and pepper furnish this perfume with an aromatic heart, which feels resolutely Mediterranean in style. It is awash with crisp, oceanic freshness.

Musk, oakmoss and a sigh of incense provide the deep ocean upon which top and heartnotes are adrift… it will appeal to those who wear Armani's Acqua di Gio, or Issey Miyake's L'eau d'Issey Pour Homme.

Whilst marketed to men, Light Blue Pour Homme can be appreciated by both men and women. For a "light" summery scent, it leaves an impressive, persistent trail. Take a trip off the coast of charming Positano, without leaving the comfort of your home!


Dolce and Gabbana The One For Men Cologne Review

Posted by Dimitri on Mon, 04/16/2018 - 2:54 PM

This luxury Italian fashion house founded in 1985, has been in the business of producing fragrance since 1992. With a string of successful, iconic releases to their credit, Dolce & Gabbana bound back in 2008 with a masculine fragrance to match its feminine counterpart launched just 2 years earlier. The One for Men is a runaway success and a tip of the hat to devout masculinity.

A woody spicy scent, The One is presented in a weighty glass flacon with broad, square shoulders. It's composition is something of a breakaway from the masculines previously presented in the D&G portfolio. The opening of basil, coriander and grapefruit is herbaceous and aromatic, but almost instantly, one senses a delicious ambery warmth rising from beneath. Spicy cardamom, vegetal amber, cedar and dried tobacco imbue the fragrance with feelings of comfort and familiarity. It is masculine and endearing... something perfect to snuggle up to. For those who found beauty in a bottle of Vera Wang For Men, The One might just be, well,  “the one”!

Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men is the first masculine of theirs to follow this woody / spicy / oriental trajectory and thus is a standout in their portfolio. It can be worn for all occasions, and is the perfect comfort-scent to cure your craving for cozy. 

Versace Dylan Blue Cologne Review

Posted by Dimitri on Fri, 04/06/2018 - 6:46 PM

Join the BLUE revolution! In July 2016, following the global success of Bleu de Chanel, Versace shot out of the gates with their answer to Chanel’s world-wide phenomenon: Dylan Blue. In an increasingly competitive market, this fragrance is just one of a handful of scents launched in an attempt to capture a portion of the Bleu de Chanel market (another being Christian Dior’s Sauvage), and indeed the similarities between the two don’t just end with the name!

Dylan Blue is a masculine aimed at the youth market… it opens with fresh citrus and creamy fig, and transforms into a heart of violet, patchouli and black pepper which simmer over a base of musk, tonka, incense, and saffron. Presented in a square-shouldered cobalt flacon with gold Medusa seal, it has striking presence both in terms of looks and smell. A great scent to transition seamlessly from day to night, Dylan Blue holds a little of the mystery of the twilight hour… it is suitable for both the office and for the evening. For those who love the afore-mentioned style of scents (or perhaps Paco Rabanne’s Invictus), Dylan Blue will tick all the right boxes.

This strong Versace offering has a linear development which means what you smell upon application is pretty close to how it will smell some 5 or 6 hours later. With impressive projection, Dylan Blue has presence and impact, without being brash or loud. It has a sense of feeling squeaky clean, but without the soap suds! Perfect for gifting!