Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
The One Sport EDT description
Dolce & Gabbana’s The One Sport’s clever and unexpected opening of rosemary paired with an aquatic accord. If this cologne stopped here and did nothing else, it would be worth trying all on its own. The brisk, bright aquatic notes get rounded down by the rich, dry kitchen aromatics of the rosemary, and the two notes pulse with an enticing strength that is truly captivating and memorable. You will get your share of appreciation just from the beginning of this cologne.
From there, the sequoia and cardamom arrive and take the fresh, airy, aromatic theme in a different direction without losing your attention in the transition. The dry, cool, green bark feel of the sequoia note steps in for the brisk aquatic texture, while the cardamom continues the aromatic trend, but with a touch of spicy heat added to propel the scent onward. The sequoia note is an inspired choice – its cool demeanor relaxes the energy in this cologne into a laid-back, contemplative, and calm profile. This relaxed wood note in the heart makes The One Sport ideal as an after-gym scent.
The dry down of patchouli and musk is very subtle, and are grace notes to end the scent in a polished, confident way. The real fire in this cologne comes from the bright vs. spicy, airy vs. aromatics theme it sets up in the top notes and on through the heart. And for anyone looking for a tie-in with Dolce & Gabbana’s The One, it is best to think of these two scents are brothers from another mother rather than blood kin. While they are both oriental in style, each fragrance has its own texture, tempo, and strength, and to compare the two is unnecessary.
Dolce & Gabbana’s The One Sport is a fantastic option for an after-gym scent, with its relaxed complexity and airy, aquatic, and woody feel. But for more formal occasions, the original The One is the way to go. And of course, they layer together well, so wearing both to transition from day and night, or a work/gym/romantic dinner out schedule will suit you just fine.