Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
The One Gentleman description
Dolce & Gabbana’s The One Gentleman has to be one of the most apt titles of any perfume in our collection. It’s a cologne that treads the line between an oriental and an aromatic fragrance, but is so cozy, sweet, and approachable that distinctions don’t matter. The One Gentleman is an excellent choice if you’re looking for an elegant but laid-back cologne that smells fantastic and feels effortless.
The One Gentleman is made from pepper, lavender, fennel, coriander, patchouli, and vanilla, so it’s natural to think this cologne might be spicier than it actually is. But the secret weapon here is how ingeniously the lavender in this fragrance blends into what is a very spicy, peppery scent.
The crinkly spice is gently tamed, and takes a back seat so the lavender and vanilla can interact. The clean, powdery freshness of the lavender is layered over a delicious but low-key vanilla note, with the fennel, pepper, coriander, and patchouli well in the background. So, you experience the barbershop coolness of lavender first, along with a big, warm hug of vanilla, and the spices simmer behind them, adding layers of depth and sparkle to the innate softness of the vanilla and lavender. The spices, sweetness, and aromatics all balance in a gracious hum on the skin, making it completely impossible to not keep checking in on this fragrance as it wears down.
The One Gentleman also has a little something for everyone in it, so if you’re drawn to a clean, fresh kind of style, the lavender/vanilla pair will excite you, but the coriander and especially the pepper note take the freshness up a notch into seriously spicy territory, so there’s a crisp masculine edge to this cologne as well.
The fennel and patchouli are very complementary as well, with the licorice-like fennel popping against the deep herbal undertow of the patchouli, so that they both show their best sides and leave the nose-wrinkling sharpness behind.
But the best part of the entire fragrance is how cozy and warm it is. The One Gentleman is not aggressively spiced, or primly aromatic and pinched, all the notes just flow in and subside like the background hush on a quiet ocean beach. Fellas, this is the one cologne you want to wear not on the first date, but on the more important second date.
Because there will be a moment on that all-important second date when she looks into your eyes, and it won’t be when you say something funny or clever, but later, when you realize she’s listening intently to everything you say. And having a cologne this comfortable, approachable, and warm riding shotgun will be all you need to have her remember you ten years from now on your wedding anniversary.