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!

Joop! Jump Cologne Review

Posted by Dimitri on Fri, 04/06/2018 - 3:31 PM


My guilty pleasure! A far cry from the original dark pink Joop! Homme, Joop! Jump is a punchy, spirited scent for men with oodles of appeal. Did I mention it has a vodka accord? Now I have your attention!

Joop! Jump is an uncomplicated fragrance that embodies some of the things we enjoy most in life: sunshine and shots! It's grapefruit / rosemary opening is aromatic, summery and vibrant, and a rich green vein of vetiver; earthy and lush. The heart is transparent with a lip-smacking vodka accord, and clean white musk. There is an underlying base of tonka and heliotrope which add a slightly creamy, saccharine texture which helps anchor this eau de toilette to your skin. If you enjoy the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male, or Paco Rabanne 1 Million, then Joop! Jump is likely to impress. It has all the markers of a fine scent that can be worn casually or for nights out on the town.

Joop! Jump is sophisticated in its simplicity, and it transcends many of the "sport" style fragrances on the market. In short, a crowd-pleasing party cologne.