D&G The One Gentleman for men plays with a spicy clean accord of pepper and lavender in a sophisticated way. The opening brought back a childhood memory in the form of one of those lemon popsicles with a liquorice stick (this one). It’s probably a misleading association, as there is no lemon in the The One Gentlman cologne, but the cleanness that comes from lavender has a creamy quality that reminds of it.
In the heart notes, part of the lemon turnes into a clean smell and enter daisies. At the same time, spices become metallic and rugged. The end is with soft patchouli, with still a shade of the popsicle of the beginning.
I like the idea of masculine they offered in this D&G perfume for men: not the guy who just swam in a pool full of laundry detergent, nor the super oriental I’m-your-granddaddy type of thing, but one that is sophisticated and unpretentious at the same time, masculine with no need to peacock.