Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
It feels like a lifetime ago when I was perfume shopgirl. Being young and having slightly skeevy management I had to work the men’s counter frequently because they thought my young face would sell men perfume. And it did which pissed me off. Because of my experience, I have a stereotype of the man that buys Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme. I kid you not, 9 out of 10 men that bought it had M.D. on their debit card. This is the fragrance of a Southern doctor.
Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme opens with a fresh, aromatic lavender. It begins to get “hazy” with a musky, dry sage. There’s a fruity powderiness that reminds me of hookah tobacco covered in talcum powder. It dries down into this warm musk, vetiver and fresh tobacco leaves. Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme is a sweet, powdery and clean fragrance.
Notes listed include citrus, lavender, sage, pepper, tobacco, and musk. Launch date 1994. PERFUMER – Max Gavry
*Note that I’m reviewing a 10 year old bottle. I’ve heard this has been reformulated and smells bad. But everyone says that about reformulations. I’m not doubting them (I have lived to see what they’ve done to poor Pour Femme!!!). I’m just not familiar enough with the new stuff to know. I sniffed a new bottle at Sephora about a year ago and didn’t think it was “bad”.
Give Dolce & Gabnna Pour Homme a try if you want a good “day” scent for a masculine. Or if you like perfumes like Liz Claiborne Realities for Men, Etro Greene Street, Penhaligon’s Sartorial, and/or Carthusia Numero Uno. This fragrance is obviously marketed to men and it does smell masculine. I think that the type of woman that feels comfortable in classic Caron masculines could wear this one too.
Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme comes in 3 sizes with prices ranging from $48-$78 at Sephora.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Lavender tobacco – sweet, powdery and clean masculine. It’s a keeper.
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