Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Pour Femme description
Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme is a flirtatiously sweet fragrance built around a tempting foundation of creamy vanilla, toasted marshmallow and light, almond-infused heliotrope. But this isn’t just a gourmand experience – the top notes of raspberry, neroli and tangerine layered with jasmine and orange blossom in the heart make this a feathery, floral confection rather than a campfire s’more.
The fruit in the top is very faint, perhaps meant as grace notes for the heavier and sweeter base. In fact, this perfume shows up on the skin almost in reverse – the sweet base notes are very present on the first spray, then the creamy, soft jasmine rises from the toasted marshmallow note, followed by the dry, velvety-soft orange blossom. It’s only after the florals and gourmand flourishes register that the raspberry and tangy tangerine separate themselves from the rest of the scent to balance it.
Which means that all the delicious sweetness wastes no time in getting your attention right from the start. The marshmallow note is especially strong, but not overwhelming. It’s comfy, toasty presence supports the entire fragrance from beginning to end, and once your nose settles in to it always being there, the jasmine and orange blossom begin to bloom underneath it. The heart of Dolce & Gabbana’s Pour Femme nestles into this jasmine-and-marshmallow center, and around it the orange blossom, raspberry and tangerine slowly settle into orbit.
Eventually the jasmine’s creamy silk tones take over in earnest and Pour Femme transforms into a full, white floral at its height, with the orange blossom’s brightness tapering off until it just dances at the edge of the fragrance as it dries down completely.
Dolce & Gabbana’s Pour Femme is a jasmine fragrance with strong gourmand nuances and scintillating bursts of raspberry and tangerine throughout its first half hour on the skin. The amber-y marshmallow note deliciously makes it presence felt while the jasmine and orange blossom tune up, and then it slowly exchanges its burnt sugary sweetness for the gliding floral swoon of the jasmine.
So, if you’re a jasmine fan, and don’t mind some sweetly toasted edges on the petals of your white flowers, Dolce & Gabbana’s Pour Femme is a lovely, warm floral/gourmand hybrid with enough marshmallow sweetness to last through an entire year’s worth of campfire time.