D&G is a Classically Spirited floral aldehyde.This perfume will definitely spark a flame that never gets dull.It is Powerful and Clean at the same time with a Interesting mixture of flowers and Fruits. Classic,Powdery,Sweet, Glamorous,Feminine,Penetrating, Luxurious and Chic.
Strong notes of Bergamot,Citruses and Aldehyde leaves blend with a rich bouquet encompassing Jasmine,Lily,Rose and Orange blossom as these blends with Vanilla,Sandalwood and Musk with a Masculine Touch for a Sheer Passion for Ladies who capitulate to Sensuous pleasures as much as They do to Sentimental Love.
It is not for the faint of heart or a Unobtrusive Lady and more suited to a Mature Lady rather than a Younger person.Definitely a Generous character.It is Classy enough that it can be worn for EVENING wear in AUTUMN,WINTER.Anyway if you are a Classy Lady you won't be disappointed with this Utterly Beautiful scent.
Longevity?Very Good on oy skin.
This one is a bomb... an absolute bomb of aldehydes!
It's almost like a Chanel No. 5 on Steroids!
That being said, here's what I get out of it: Bright Aldehydic Soap aroma, Florals, Sanadalwood, Herbs, and Musk. I'm reviewing the eau de Parfum, and there is a difference between it and the eau de Toilette.
To me this fragrance is the ultimate "Diva" perfume! It's loud, it's bold, and slightly soft at the same time. It's not harshly loud... but it certainly announces your presence. Very strongly soapy and floral. It's very bright and that's something I like about it.
I could see an immaculately dressed Italian woman wearing this. Wearing a white suit and with huge, very loud style. This is a "power fragrance", you don't get anything like this today. The aldehyde burst really sets the tone. I think that the Eau de Toilette is a lot more wearable, but if you like big aldehydes done the old fashioned way then go for the EDP. It smells very similar to Sicily by Dolce & Gabbana (also sadly discontinued), and a little like Samsara by Guerlain (the sandalwood aspect).
This is such a grown up fragrance. Not for little girls! It commands power and respect, like when a strong, powerful, beautiful woman walks into a room. What an impression! This is the Real Dolce & Gabanna!
This is rich, ladylike but not tame, and not a bit grannyesque in the stodgy, stuffy sense. There's a deep freshness about it I really love. And it has a looooooong, really interesting drydown. Highly recommended for women as opposed to girls.
Clean, soapy and with just a hint of spice, this is without a hint of a doubt a very beautiful perfume, which explains why this always attracts a high purchase price. It is seamless and perfectly balanced. An olfactory masterpiece that should—and I dare say will—last forever. Emphatically a thumbs up!
One of my mother's favorites. She uses the EDP, and it's a huge monster of a thing.
I agree about the powdery-rubbery notes at the top. I find this fragrance to be quite unsettling at top, with a gargantuan slug of aldehydes along with the strange rubbery note that others have mentioned, coupled with enormous radiance.
As it settles it becomes more floral and, to my nose, much easier to live with. It's more a classic floral, and the powdery notes show early.
All-up, a feminine classic, but one which should be applied carefully because it is, in the EDP strength at least, up there with the brilliant Poison and the ghastly Amarige in the potency stakes.