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The One Gentleman (2010)
by Dolce & Gabbana


The One Gentleman information

Year of Launch2010
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 150 votes)

People and companies

HouseDolce & Gabbana
Parent Company at launchProcter & Gamble > P&G Prestige Beaute

About The One Gentleman

The One Gentleman is a masculine fragrance by Dolce & Gabbana. The scent was launched in 2010

The One Gentleman fragrance notes

Reviews of The One Gentleman

Hard to find at most cologne testing counters, D&G's The One Gentleman is one of the most well-crafted flankers in the series.

It hearkens back to sweet-musky powerhouses like Alexander Julian's Colours or Lagerfeld Classic, staying predictable and emanating a warmth and class that just makes sense. The fennel is a key note that defines and holds up The One Gentlemen, accented tastefully in the foundation by the vanilla and patchouli accords. The result is a fragrance that is classy and easily worn for different occasions with ease. Not complex nor chaotic (as with the other "The One" outings), it stays stable and does just what it seems designed to do: To delight both wearer and beholder. Glad I have a bottle, seeing as how it was discontinued.

15th February, 2018
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
This is quite an interest opening phase, a floral herbal mix that, whilst neither summery nor fresh, has a certain brightness and elegance about it. The lavender and the herbal component blend well, and a soft patchouli rounds it off.

The later stage is less bright, with cardamom, a nigh-juniper-like fruitiness and a - never cloying - vanilla changing the direction the development of this composition takes over time.

I get moderate sillage, good projection and six hours of longevity on my skin.

This first phase of this spring creation is not wildly creative in the selection of its ingredients, but the resulting impression is surprisingly original in the overall outcome. The later stages are too linear, a bit overly generic and paler on me, but overall this is quite agreeable. On the whole I'd give it - barely though - a positive score. 3/5.
31st August, 2017
DG The One Gentleman was a blind buy for me today as I was searching for something different to wear on a 108 degree day (which is typical for the next two months here in Las Vegas) Thank God I work in a professional luxury retail environment and not directly impacted by the insufferable heat.. but we do tailor the scents we wear to the season at hand. The last thing I needed was yet another carbon copy Aquatic in my summer collection. What a pleasant surprise this was. I could not get past the lipstick of The One original and the longevity was unacceptible. But Gentleman throughout the next +4 hours remained (although not linear) fresh, spicy, well behaved and singularly individualistic which for me, says it all. What a wonderful intimate scent for those quiet reserved moments to be enjoyed by two. Slumber will come gently this evening after two soft sprays to the chest.
Well done Dolce Gabbana!

01st July, 2016
I thought D&G The One was dull and TOG is equally as dull, though not as sharp in the spices due to the vanilla. It's not a bad or offensive fragrance, but at this price range there are soooo many better options, even from D&G. I heard TOG was being discontinued, which may bring it down to the below $30 range and thus put it into consideration.
22nd March, 2015 (last edited: 27th March, 2015)
Do not over spay!

While it can be said of many fragrances that the amount one applies (and where) is essential, this is especially important with this sent. More than two spays, and I am overpowered with an sweetness that battles a biting pepper and cardamum. It is all too much, and frankly unpleasant. However, one spay on my neck and chest and a very small one for my wrists and it is very pleasant. Longevity at this dosage is only a few hours, but it is a nice sent when applied this way. Still this much attention and care might not be worth it.

07th July, 2013
Bigsly Show all reviews
United States
What if this was Coromandel Pour Monsieur and marketed by Chanel instead of D&G ?

Have you tried the original Prada, marketed to women? Have you tried Coromandel? This is basically a "masculine" version of that kind of idea. Though not listed among the notes, there seems to be a touch of something resinous in the base. Also, it gives off a slight orange vibe, which is likely the effect of this combination of notes, or at least some of them. The color of the liquid makes no sense to me, but in any case you don't have to fear an overload of calone, iso e super, etc. Also, the patchouli is clearly present but not too strong, as it often is for me. TOG is a variation on a theme scent, but for me it is perhaps the best variation on this theme! I generally prefer complex scents but I think I'll enjoy this one every couple of months, as the ingredient quality seems good enough to generate a pleasurable experience despite the simplicity. I get adequate projection ("sillage") with a couple sprays to the chest and longevity is excellent but this is definitely not a "party boy" scent, so don't worry about it smelling like 1 Million or many of the ones that smell similar. Instead, this seems like it was meant for those who actually understand scents and know what they are seeking. Imagine that in a recent designer scent !

Pros: Natural-smelling, rich, balanced, and reasonably-priced.
Cons: Not for those who seek complex scents, nor unique ones.

03rd June, 2013

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