Dark, Intriguing, And Oh-So-Masculine
For years, Dolce & Gabbana has released iconic designer men’s fragrances that have each gone on to claim worldwide acclaim. Among such scents is D&G’s The One — yet another magnificent offering, and a timeless triumph from the Italian luxury beauty house.
A complex woody oriental amber concoction, The One is soft and ageless, with a youthful feel that doesn’t cross the line into childish territory. It’s an effortless crowd-pleaser – even if said crowd might very well have smelled it before (after all, this is a popular scent).
Dolce And Gabbana The One cologne begins with an intense (and somewhat pungent) citrus and spice aroma that is oddly bitter. However, we don’t mind it at all. On the contrary, we like how it brings a powerful sense of masculinity to the scent. On the spice front, fresh basil and refreshing coriander are to be found. Edging its way into the heart, neroli offers a subtle sweetness, while spices like cardamom and nutmeg help provide a warm depth to the scent. Orange blossom and ginger add layers of sharpness to this otherwise mellow fragrance. As the heart notes subside, musk and woody resin begin to emerge. And therein truly lies the beauty of The One — a deep, warm musky accord that gives the fragrance its iconic character. Here, citrus notes recede into the background, allowing the dark amber and earthy tobacco to rise to the surface. And though more discriminatory olfactory senses might detect hints of cedar, the remainder of the fragrance will remain mostly smoky tobacco.
Ultimately, The One by Dolce And Gabbana is a sensual experience. This sweet, spicy, aromatic oriental carries a very modern and warm feel. In other words, wear this anywhere, anytime. It’s a classic masculine scent that’s perfect for dates, clubs, or even work. Be aware, however, that this scent is not exactly known for its performance, exhibiting average longevity and projection.
The One comes as an Eau de Toilette (EDT), with several flankers such as The One Mysterious Night, The One Gentleman, The One Luminous Night, The One Gold, and The One Grey. A particularly notable mention is Dolce And Gabbana’s The One for Men Eau de Parfum (EDP) launched in 2015, which is essentially the same scent but a lot richer and darker. Plus, it comes with improved performance over the original version of The One EDT — something fans have been asking for. For something with even more power and intensity, check out Dolce and Gabbana’s The One For Men Eau de Parfum Intense.
Despite its iconic status in the fragrance community, D&G’s The One EDT suffers from one major flaw — its experience is relatively brief. There’s little longevity to it, and it only lasts for a few hours. But that’s precisely where our Dolce And Gabbana The One dupe perfume comes into play. Dossier’s Woody Coriander is a better performing replica that retains all the best qualities of D&G’s The One, down to its warm, sexy, and comforting tones. Fans of the fragrance will be pleased to know that the days of worrying about the fragrance’s longevity are long gone. And as an added bonus, it’s also a lot cheaper than the original.