Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men & Intenso Fragrance Reviews

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing  Popular Perfumes (Masculine Edition)

This summer I’ve tried to downsize and organize. Notice the key word: try. I tried. I’m still nowhere near being organized. In the process, I organized (some of) my designer samples and thought I’d knock out a few more mainstream masculine reviews:

Dolce & Gabbana The One

The One for Men

The One opens with sharp, cool spices and citrus. It’s sharp and reminds me of other designer masculine fragrance openings. There’s a sharp cedar and ginger… Continue reading


Dolce & Gabbana Dolce EDP Perfume Review

Dolce & Gabbana Dolce

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

One of the most frustrating things about perfume is that unlike a lipstick of piece of fashion, words and images are helpful but they’ll never truly convey what’s in that bottle. You never know until you try it. Yes, you’ll have to try a foundation even though there are swatches online but you have to admit that with perfume, there’s no equivalent to a swatch.

Our first impressions of a perfume are usually visual. We may see… Continue reading | 6 Comments


Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Vetiver EDP Perfume Review

Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Vetiver

It seems that all designers have a high-end “luxury” fragrance line now because apparently the world didn’t have enough $200+ niche perfumes being launched every week. For Dolce & Gabbana it’s the Velvet Collection.

Velvet Vetiver opens as a bitter, green, crushed fig leaf. The vetiver in this is green, brisk and rather sharp. The dry-down is faint green vetiver with world’s faintest cedar. And some Prada Infusion d’Iris style powder to hold it together.

OMG. This perfume infuriates me. I love fig… Continue reading | 8 Comments


Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme EDT Fragrance Review

Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme

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… Continue reading | 4 Comments