Dolce Gabbana Light Blue For Men: Nothing New In The Southern Front

Light Blue Dolce Gabbana For Men

Light Blue Dolce Gabbana For Men Review

With great expectations after the quite good Light Blue for women, the fall.  I imagine the brief for this perfume (the brief is the description of the type of fragrance that the candidate perfumer receives from the fashion house) was: “remember Acqua di Gio and Cool Water? More of the same please.”

 

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue pour Homme opens with a fresh – almost cold – citrus (Sicilian mandarin, grapefruit and bergamot, the official recipe says), which is given a sort of backbone by – also soft – herbal notes.

 

The coldness of the beginning however, must come from grapefruit (and maybe lemon), as – after about 45-60 minutes, it lowers, and a slightly sweet mandarin can be felt more clearly (but maybe it’s just that it’s less sour and cold than before) , together with herbs. A slow transition to a base of amber and wood occurs, in support of the clean notes.

 

And so it lives and so it dies, D&G Light Blue for Men. Sure, it’s a very good fragrance, very well crafted, but why does masculine always have to mean either citrus + herbs or woods + and spices? On the other hand, we can’t blame a fragrance for not being different for any other, as if they had created it just to annoy us. Luca Turin however, doesn’t seem to have a problem with these doubts, as in he described it in Perfumes: The A-Z Guide as:

 

A combination of, it seems, only two armor-piercing notes that happen to be the most unpleasant in perfumery, marine and woody-amber: plague and cholera at once.

 

It’s not that bad of course, but I understand the feeling.