Smell This: Dolce & Gabbana The One For Men
By Nick Burns
Photos: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana
Summer scents generally have a similar theme. They are clean, bright, grassy and, at times, a little soapy smelling. In other words, the "so fresh, and so clean" smell wasn't incredibly sexy but worked well to cover up any malodorous moments on a particularly hot day. That is, until Dolce & Gabbana unleashed The One for Men, a down, dirty and extremely sexy scent.
The One is a spicy, oriental fragrance with a blend of musk, woody, citrus and floral notes—shaking up notes of tobacco, grapefruit, basil, cardamom, cedar, orange blossom and coriander. It's masculine without being stuffy, sexy without being slutty and bright without being girly. The One smells like a hot, young, Italian man in a perfectly tailored and pressed suit after a day at the office on a warm spring day. He's clean, but not too clean. Just the right amount of dirty so you know he's a man and a champ in the sack.
While the one is a spicy, oriental fragrance, it's quite versatile. It's certainly a day-or-night scent for all-seasons. It's not overbearing or too warm for spring and not too light or clean for winter.
The One is definitely on top of our list.
Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men, $55, at Saks.com