Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
The One description
Dolce & Gabbana’s The One is a heady, fruity, and powdery floral scent layered in lily, vanilla and rich tropical fruit.
The opening begins with extroverted and opulent tones of peach, mandarin, bergamot, and especially lychee. This elixir of tropical notes blends down into a mélange of succulently sweet orange fruit hovering over the powdery white florals in the heart.
Jasmine, lily and muguet float lightly under the fruit, and their floral weightlessness is a lovely contrast to the unctuousness of the top notes. The jasmine and lily soften the fruit’s fullness and intensity, without diminishing its invigorating, and inviting juiciness.
The One is a very feminine fragrance, but it’s not dainty or grandmotherly. The notes in this perfume are bold and direct – even the powdery lily strongly asserts itself.
This flirty and feminine combination of soft white floral tones underneath powerhouse orange citrus continues for several glorious minutes, taking its time to showcase this perfume’s petalled softness and its citrusy strength. The lychee, peach, jasmine, and lily form a hidden accord in the middle of this scent that will keep you mesmerized for a good long time while you wear it.
After the ripe tropical notes fade, a sweet, amber-infused vanilla note rises from the base to highlight the floral heart with luxurious, after-dinner sumptuousness. Instead of sweet, sticky fruit against the soft jasmine and lily, you now experience a lush, dark, and delicious wave of amber, vanilla and plum. The jasmine transforms from its soft, feminine side into creamy decadence that enthusiastically matches the tempting swirl of gourmand notes in the dry down.
D&G’s The One is a racy, flirty, and bold fragrance that likes to play some seriously seductive games as it progresses. First it hits you with boozy, ripe tropical fruit at the start to quickly grab your attention, but then just as quickly dials down the drama with a trio of soft, tender white florals.
And just when you think it’s getting a little too adorably touristy, a tsunami of gourmand notes hits the shore of that tropical island and sweeps you off of your feet. So it’s best to just hold on to something (or someone!) and enjoy the adventure of finding safety in this powerfully sensual storm.