Fragrance Review - Dolce & Gabbana The One EDP

Dolce & Gabbana The One EDP Review

I’ve had Dolce & Gabbana ‘The One’ on my wishlist for ages, so I was super chuffed to unwrap this bottle as a Christmas present from Mum and Dad a few weeks ago. What’s even better is that this is the newer, fancier, more concentrated EDP version, which, in the words of Dolce & Gabbana offers “a deeper fragrance experience for the perfume connoisseur. Masculine and magnetic, this highly intense scent is a statement of charisma and sophistication.”

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’ve been looking to increase the number of darker fragrances that are more suitable for the winter months, as well as some slightly more masculine vibes for evenings all year round. Most of my fragrance history has consisted of light citrussy notes, and whilst I still love those fresher fragrances, I want to wear scents that are more situationally appropriate. It’s a important to smell for the occasion as it is to dress for the occasion I think.

This eau de parfum formulation was released in 2015, 7 years after the original eau de toilette. The bottle and packaging feature a darker aesthetic, whilst still allowing the ambery colour of the fragrance to show through. It’s classic, yet distinctive. I much prefer this kind of presentation over some of the more wacky designs I’ve seen. This bottle definitely sits nicely at the darker end of my fragrance shelf.

Dolce & Gabbana The One EDP Review

I love this scent! It’s got the perfect blend of freshness from the grapefruit and orange blossom, with darker notes like tobacco and amber. It’s a classic, sexy, masculine fragrance, but without being too grown up, or dated. I’ve worn this a lot over the past week, and I’m really enjoying it. There are elements that remind me of Dior Fahrenheit, but it’s way less intrusive, which makes it more versatile.

My only real gripe, and this is quite a big one… I don’t think Dolce & Gabbana The One performs very well. I don’t get much projection after the initial opening, and I rarely get more than 3-4 hours after that. It’s a big disappointment for such a nice fragrance. I’ve tried doubling up the sprays, but I still don’t get what I’d hoped, especially for an EDP. Your mileage may vary, and if it does, I envy you!

Top Notes

Grapefruit, Coriander, Basil

Middle Notes

Orange Blossom, Ginger, Cardamom

Base notes

Tobacco, Amber, Cedarwood