D&G Le Bateleur 1 (2009)
    by Dolce & Gabbana




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    D&G Le Bateleur 1 is a men's fragrance by Dolce & Gabbana. The scent was launched in 2009

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    Mufta Mamma's avatar

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    Crushed ants, this is the overall impression I get from this fragrance. Like the ultra cheap discount store colognes and splashes, which all contain this self-same foul-smelling fixative, Le Bateleur 1 is dominated by the odor of formic acid.

    26 January, 2014

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    Strong presence of cardamom under my nose, than an overwhelming aquatic accord the metallic vibe of which knocks down the partially smooth basic musky/labdanum (noticeable since the peppery beginning). The beginning is soon peppery indeed but strangely indolic with aromatic herbs, coniferous resins and some grassy/humid boise and musky feel yet rising from the back. In this phase (and just for a short while) the juice is smooth (in a musky way) after a wet/grassy and peppery initial blast. The smoothness lasts a flash cause an horrible synthetic aquatic feel starts soon to envelop the elements and to subside the faint initial grassy/musky softeness. The final boring development is all peppery/aquatic with a fluidy synthetic vetiver, so frankly i do not pick up nothing interesting around. Reminiscences about Acqua di Gioia Armani (pepper, aquatic accord, musk, landanum and cedar) which is anyway faintly better. Thumbs down.

    19 January, 2013

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    Boring and inoffensive. It opens beautifuly but then dries down to a generic aquatic theme. Nothing new. Sillage is average, but lasting power is very weak, around two hours. Did not work for me.

    08 November, 2012

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    A decent aquatic. At first, I smell salty fruit, like lemon and pineapple and "grape drink" mixed with that ubiquitous 90's green aquatic chemical smell. There's just a hint of fabric softener in the background and a mix of ginger and some bright chemical that makes it smell very sharp, almost nostril-searing.

    Given a little time, the fruity/green/clean elements fade to the background, making way for some dry salty herbs in the style of Acqua di Gio. Hours later, I'm left with a very muted base that kind of smells like salty vetiver, which is definitely the best part of Le Bateleur.

    I certainly don't hate this perfume, but I don't think I'd ever wear it. As far as aquatics go, I find them difficult to judge. Because they don't use expensive ingredients like jasmine or iris butter (except for Creed's Ambrox), they all smell cheap by definition, so gauging quality usually comes down to whether or not they drown everything in that terrifying bleachy ammonia chemical smell and whether or not they smell at all creative and unique and not just like every other aquatic. Le Bateleur passes the no-bleach test, but fails the creativity and uniqueness challenge, so I'm giving it a neutral.

    06 November, 2012

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    I would go so far to say that Le Bateleur 1 is the most masculine in the Anthology series.

    Opening rather strong, with somewhat bitter herbs and sharp citrus, such intensity is usually found in men's cologne. Not to say that women can't wear this, I do see this as more of a masculine fragrance, something that a woman may struggle to wear.

    The cedar note tends to dominate in this fragrance, like a freshly timbered forest. Amidst this interesting blend are subtle spices and oceanic saltiness.

    Le Bateleur 1 isn't particularly subdued, with its sillage quite overbearing, especially when over-applied. There are elements of this fragrance that draws some resemblance to Escape for Men by Calvin Klein.

    I don't refer to this fragrance as being anything even remotely sexy, however I find the scent itself somewhat refreshing and relaxing. I'd possibly place this fragrance in a casual, 'outdoorsy' category.

    Since having discovered every single fragrance in the Anthology line, I find that each and every one of their fragrances demand an acquired taste. Le Bateleur 1 is possibly the hardest fragrance in the series to like, but the one most likely to grow on you.

    07 November, 2011

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    At my first testing of this I thought it was OK, but as I tested it more, I came to dislike it. It has that kind of aquatic / juniper accord that smells so disagreeably synthetic to me and I think the cardamom / coriander in it only make the combination more unpleasant. All I get from the entire fragrance is that annoying aquatic / coniferous accord made further disagreeable by the spice / herbal notes. There’s not much of a base that comes forth, either: I don’t even get hints of the listed incense or vetiver. Yes, Le Bateleur is a cliché, and I wouldn’t be surprised to find something similar (for a lot less money) on the Adidas fragrance shelf at a discount store.


    16 July, 2010

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