Perfume Reviews

Positive Reviews of The One Desire by Dolce & Gabbana

Total Reviews: 4
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United Kingdom
Lychee - quite fruity - and a white floral note mainly consisting of muguet blend in well with more customary orange-bermamot top notes. Quite original. A pleasantly sweetish lily-cum-jasmine drydown has added fruity plummy components mixed with a light toffee undertone.

The weaker spot is the somewhat generic base, with rather standard woodsy musk impressions with a generic tonka prevailing, but overall this is a nice creation.

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

This a nice spring scent, but it does not reach the standard and quality of the original version, which is superior IMHO. Nonetheless this flanker is worthy a positive score. 3/5.
11th July, 2015
Warm and full but very romantic

Lovely fragrance. Found today when shopping for something new and it stood apart from the rest for its warm tones of vanilla.

13th October, 2013
This is one of those fragrances that are shocking at first - at least if you're more into subtle fragrances - and then mellow into something warm, comfortable and still interesting. It reminds me of Lolita Lempicka EDP in that they both have a sharp berryish edge at first and then evolve into a warm vanilla. While Lolita is more of a winter vanilla, the Desire variant of vanilla has a more tropical-floral touch, and I can imagine wearing it on a summer evening.
04th April, 2013
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I never met a D&G fragrance I didn't like. The One Desire is no exception.
After first applying this beautiful scent, it took me about five minutes to realize the startling similarities between Desire and Cartier's now discontinued So Pretty.
Where Desire has mandarin and bergamot in it's top notes with jasmine in the heart, So Pretty instead has these three identical notes on top. While So Pretty uses blackberry as a topnote, Desire uses instead plum nectar in its middle, which results in a very similar effect. Both rely upon Sandalwood and musk as a base. The drydown of Desire is heavenly, with soft caramel and vanilla. Longevity for me was exceptional, especially for a D&G. Like most D&G's, this was close to the skin for me.
The One Desire is described in ad campaigns as a fragrance of Desire, Seduction and Strength.
But it is not seductively beautiful. Rather, it's a classic beauty. But in a somewhat pristine, anesthetized way.
04th April, 2013