Dolce & Gabbana
D & G pour Homme
(1994)Top Notes: Bergamot, Mandarin, Orange, Neroli, Tarragon, Lemon
Middle Notes: Natural Lavender, Clary Sage, Tarragon, Coriander, Cinnamon, Pepper, Violet
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Tonka bean, Musk, Tobacco, Iris, Coumarin
A lot is going on in this one, and while it's very nice, maybe not everything fits. Is this a fougère or an oriental? I can't quite decide; perhaps it's trying to be both. I agree that this uses pretty good ingredients for a designer scent from a smaller house, and while it smells decent, I can't really say I think it's well constructed. The balance seems to be a bit off on the sweet side, and while it packs a good bit of sillage at first, the initial impression breaks down fairly soon and becomes a bit muddy. This is not a bad scent as these things go; it's just that it seems to hold some promise and then doesn't fully meet the expectation. I'll have to go for a neutral on this, although it's fully good enough to wear for everyday work or such routine events.