Dolce & Gabbana scents have an interesting history that goes back to the 1980s. The fashion brand was first founded in 1983 by a pair of friends named Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. Though they were initially a small, humble startup, their focus on high-quality materials and excellent workmanship rapidly began drawing the attention of fashion critics.
By the 1990s, Dolce & Gabbana had expanded internationally and began producing accessories and perfumes alongside their luxury clothing. Alongside their men's collection for 1991, they also released their first perfume. Simply titled "Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme," this bold, masculine scent made waves in the perfume world.
Dolce & Gabbana gradually built a strong reputation in the perfume industry. Future perfume releases like Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme won coveted awards such as Perfume Academy's 1993 "Most Feminine Flavor of the Year." Dolce & Gabbana was also the first Italian company to win the "Best Male Perfume" award from the French Parfum Academy. Most industry experts praise them for creating perfumes that transform simple classics into strong, sensual scents.
Dolce & Gabbana has a very large lineup of perfumes that smell like everything from a peony flower to a citrus tree. With so many scents to choose from, it's easy to find one that complements your personality and your activities. Depending on the sort of vibe you want to create, one or more of these perfumes can be an excellent choice.
The Only One is a newer perfume first released in 2018. First created as a companion to The One cologne, this is one of Dolce & Gabbana's most original scents. Like the perfume that inspired it, it is warm, gourmand, and lightly powdery. It starts with floral notes of violet before gradually revealing middle and base notes of vanilla, coffee, and iris. This unusual blend of sweet and floral scents also has hints of bergamot and patchouli that help to ground the more delicate fragrances.
For over two decades, this has been a signature Dolce & Gabbana scent. It's available in male and female versions that both use a blend of crisp, refreshing, and woodsy scents. Light Blue is inspired by sparkling Mediterranean waters, so it focuses on brighter scents. The classic women's version has top notes of cedar, apple, and bluebell, with heart notes of jasmine and rose and base notes of amber and musk. Meanwhile, the men's version pairs top notes of juniper, grapefruit, and bergamot with heart notes of rosemary and pepper and base notes of oak and incense.
Dolce & Gabbana created this to be a bold scent that leaves a lasting impression. Though it's a little more unusual than some of their other fragrance, L'Imperatrice is neither overpowering nor intense. Instead, it's a light, fruity scent with delicately subtle herbaceous notes. The top notes for this perfume are a blend of kiwi, rhubarb, and pink pepper. As you wear the perfume, you'll notice heart notes of watermelon, cyclamen, and jasmine with base notes of lemon tree, musk, and sandalwood.
K for Men is an enigmatic scent that blends citrusy and spicy fragrances. At first, you'll primarily smell top notes of blood orange and juniper berry, and then heart notes of citrus, sage, and geranium will develop. These sweeter scents are given some depth from base notes of cedar, vetiver, and patchouli.
This perfume is a flagship Dolce & Gabbana product. The One for men is the perfect combination of boldness and elegance. It has herbal top notes of grapefruit, basil, and coriander with spicy heart notes of cardamom and ginger and woodsy base notes of amber and cedarwood.
This perfume is a rerelease of the original 1992 Dolce & Gabbana for women. Just like the original, it celebrates the beauty, mystery, and appeal of womanhood. Like its historic version, the modern perfume is a fresh, floral scent that avoids being overly sweet. Top notes of neroli and raspberry lead while middle notes of jasmine and orange blossom follow. A base of heliotrope, vanilla, and marshmallow completes the perfume. The main difference between the 1992 version and the modern version is the addition of a faint raspberry scent that creates a lingering fruitiness.