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Light Blue pour Homme (2007)
by Dolce & Gabbana

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Light Blue pour Homme information

Year of Launch2007
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 500 votes)

People and companies

HouseDolce & Gabbana
PerfumerAlberto Morillas
SupplierFirmenich
PackagingStefano Gabbana
Parent Company at launchProcter & Gamble > P&G Prestige Beaute

About Light Blue pour Homme

Light Blue pour Homme is a masculine fragrance by Dolce & Gabbana. The scent was launched in 2007 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Alberto Morillas. The bottle was designed by Stefano Gabbana

Light Blue pour Homme fragrance notes

Reviews of Light Blue pour Homme

Dolce & Gabanna had a huge hit in the masculine sector with their original Pour Homme (1994), but after that, their masculine follow-up offerings like By man (1997) or Masculine (1999) were bizarrely gaudy, loud and obtuse upon arrival, being discontinued fairly quickly after release, and outside the cult followings or steep prices they command for collectors, did nothing to further market penetration. From a business standpoint, I can see a need for a release like Dolce & Gabanna Light Blue Pour Homme (2007). The second wave of aquatics really got it's kickstart with Polo Blue (2002), Bvlgari Aqva (2005), Versace Man Eau Fraîche (2006), Nautica Blue (2006) and the like, so what better way to get back in the thick of things than to jump on a steamrolling new trend? Not every designer house can be leaders like Chanel or Dior, so when in doubt, innovate on a popular conventional theme. Do I like Light Blue Pour Homme? Well, not so much, but I don't hate it. Dolce & Gabanna hired Alberto Morillas for the task of crafting the scent, as he us known for his many by-the-book mainstream creations that sort of peg him as the David Foster of perfumers, and he delivered yet another dialed-in mainstream generalist as a result. I'd say the success of this is due more to it's steamy ocean side ads full of almost-nudes and expected bait-and-switchout for a rather safe and unsexy office aquatic which doesn't do those ads any justice but can make guys who buy into the ads think they're turning folks on as they walk past smelling like dish soap.

Dolce & Gabanna Light Blue Pour Homme doesn't steep itself in as much of the heavy mint and sweet dryer dry sheets aura like a lot of it's competition from the day, staying away from heavy laundry musks and sweet citruses. Instead, this scent opens rather like the original Nautica (1992), with bergamot, a salty sea note, some juniper, and mandarin, pretty simple and not entirely a "saturated blue". Comparisons to Nautica's structure end here however, as Nautica is more of a fougère with aquatic elements stapled on, while Light Blue Pour Homme is just a um.. lighter aquatic aromachem scent that goes through some pepper, and herbs in the middle before heading into a dry base. Rosewood, Iso E Super, musk, oakmoss, and cypress note keep things tart and very oceany even at the end, although I don't get much oakmoss or rosewood from this, or very much past the top and middle notes really, which is the reason I don't totally align with the stuff. The drydown of Light Blue Pour Homme is brief, overly simple, and gives the stuff poor lifespan on my skin. I got maybe an hour of detectable sillage, then 3 hours of smelling myself, and then nothing. Granted, I didn't roll in it, but that still tells me this is barely above eau de cologne strength, but without any of the old-world charm an EdC would bring. I'd say drenching oneself in this might get it above 6 hours, but despite being cheap compared to some options out there, the price this sells for versus the scent personality and performance given just make it a ripoff for me, thus why I can't give it a thumbs up.

A lot of folks swear by Light Blue Pour Homme, and I don't blame them: it is a tenacious dumb-reach scent for the guy who doesn't want to stink but also not be a standout, making it perfect for entry-level cubicle office spaces, folks working lower-end retail (e.g. Wal-Mart) who are even allowed by company policy to have fragrance in the first place, or teens that might over-spray and gas out a classroom. You won't get yourself in trouble over-applying Light Blue Pour Homme like you would Versace Eros (2013) or even Liz Claiborne Curve for Men (1996), so for the apologists in the room, this is your signature barely-there scent. Dolce & Gabanna scored their perfectly-safe aquatic hit for mass consumption with Light Blue Pour Homme, and it's a necessary evil because without it we might have never gotten The One For Men (2008) or it's flankers, but I feel most of the latter D & G output for men was ruled by the shadow of the colossus which became the legacy of Light Blue Pour Homme anyway, as so many limited flankers all smelling alike came zooming out of the house after this, that I don't think anyone takes the house seriously anymore, even when they tried to do the "Velvet" series of prestige limited niche-like creations. It's a decent enough daily for summer use if it can be had for cheap, especially when a guy wants to be soft-spoken and to disappear into the woodwork, but the boring, dry oceanic vibe of Light Blue Pour Homme would put me to sleep just like an ocean wave sound machine, so I have to pass on this one.
01st October, 2018
A beautiful rethink of the original D&G pour Homme. Light Blue pour Homme is a very aromatic, spicy citrus "blue" marine experience that has also produced many delightful flankers of its own.

Moderate citrus peel and moderate juniper berry start out LBpH, with an unusual touch of rosemary spice and pepper tempering the head notes. Base notes waste no time to creep in, adding warmth, muskiness, and a dry touch of oakmoss lichen to the mix.

The result is an aquatic aromatic feel that is reflected in D&G's perennial market of this scent with sexy, six-pack sporting men in boats somewhere in the Mediterranean. It's airy, fresh, and perfect for casual warm weather occasions.

Check out its flankers (e.g. Swimming in Lipari, Living Stromboli, Beauty of Capri) for wonderful variants that emphasize the aquatic elements in beautiful, refined ways.
29th September, 2018
A fragrance which smells wonderful. Light, fresh, clean - perfect for a hot and humid climate. Unfortunately this is another scent that doesn't last on my skin. It's gone after about an hour.
20th September, 2018
Distinctive, refreshing citrus in the opening and then musky/oakmoss starts to come through. I don't get a lot of sweetness, it's more bitter citrus for me with that muskiness. For whatever reason, Light Blue Pour Homme is one of the more easily recognizable scents due to its sharp, brash nature and interesting mix of notes.

Feels versatile. Easily worn in casual and formal settings and works well in heat or cold.

I get good performance with adequate projection and really good longevity. I’m able to detect it even after a full day”s wearing on skin alone.
13th April, 2018
The upside, gets tons of compliments. The downside.. those compliments have to be in the first hour. The downside is this has poor performance, so if you get noticed, it's like in the first hour or so.

I owned the original vintage formula of this when it first came out, the cap is different, the bottle is a little more foggy. The fragrance is just not very good. Extremely boring, citrus and musk with a sour dry down. So I got rid of the vintage to a vintage collector. The reformulation, much much better, but a big hit on performance. The newer stuff is much more crisp, clean, has a more metallic vibe which I dig. Performance is sad, 2-3 hours tops on my skin which retain fragrance oils very well.

Price doesn't warrant purchase here to me, maybe if i see a good enough deal, like 30 bucks or less for 4.2 oz, that would be fair. This is a big top seller in the malls. This is a good fragrance for people who want something light, and inoffensive for work.
27th March, 2018
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
The citrus opening is not particularly riveting or exciting, but it is a solid yet rather generic set of top
notes of mandarin and of whiffs of lemony/ grapefruit components of medium ripeness; neither very sweet nor very acid-laden.

The core is much more nondescript; a mélange of nonspecific floral and woodsy component with a very synthetic and anaemic rosemary note - not unpleasant but not more than that. The base with its dull and anonymous soup of white musks and the failed laboratory attempts to create a mossy impression smells of what I imagine to be the bouquet of acid rain in a Petri dish.

I get moderate sillage, adequate projection and seven hours of longevity on my skin.

In this summery, albeit not very fresh, creation some credit might be due for the opening phase, but the rest is a highly generic and dull petrochemical concoction of questionable merit. Overall - not reaching beyond mediocrity. 2.25/5
21st September, 2017

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