Finding the right perfume that is just perfect for you is not that difficult to do. Although there are several factors you may have to consider, doing your research and testing out a few will help you find the one that could potentially be your signature scent.

Choosing your signature scent will definitely depend on what sort of vibe you want to project because your cologne will give you that instant first impression without even having to open your mouth.

If you are the type of guy who would like to give a spicy, elegant yet approachable vibe then The One by Dolce and Gabbana for Men may just be the perfect fragrance for you.

It has a spicy-oriental note mix in with certain sweet smell making it a very appealing scent.

Features:

  • Design House: Dolce and Gabbana
  • Fragrance Notes: bergamot, coriander, basil, cardamom, ginger, neroli, cedar, ambergris, tobacco
  • Product Dimension: 3 x 3 x 5 inches; 1 pound
  • Recommended Use: casual wear for men

Pros

The One for Men by Dolce and Gabbana is one of those cologne sprays that have a very distinct fragrance that is not common in most colognes available in the market today.

The notes of this fragrance are composed of a woody and oriental combination that is a little warmer than most scents for men. Although it is mostly recommended for casual wear, it is heavy enough as a night time fragrance and light enough for spring. It is also a good option for fall and winter.

It opens with sparkling notes from bergamot, coriander and basil providing that crisp and refreshing scent making it a good option for day use. The middle notes of cardamom ginger and neroli is where things get more complex and interesting.

This combination provides The One for Men by Dolce &Gabbana that oriental vibe. The base notes of cedar, ambergris and tobacco, on the other hand, creates a very masculine, yet subtle, scent.

The clear, spicy and woody notes make it a very manly and unique fragrance. The opening has a very powdery citrus that settles down quickly to something sweet and spicy. With the addition of the tobacco note, this cologne gives it that extra little nudge of complexity without being too overpowering.

It is warm but not overbearing so it can easily be worn in any season. Its masculine yet refined fragrance makes it quite appealing to both men and women.

It gives off a smooth, spicy and warm fragrance yet at the same time fresh, classy and manly.

Many who have used this product agree that it has a smooth, tangy, powdery and dry scent that is both seductive and classy. It has just the right balance of spice and sweetness.

Cons

Although The One for Men by Dolce and Gabbana has a little bit more complexity than most cologne sprays available today, its combination of spice and oriental notes can limit its marketability to just those that are “mature”.

Young professionals or even young adults may find it too heavy of a scent to be worn all the time. This scent combination may also be a little bit too complex for some. The initial blast of tropical fruity vibe makes for a surprising start, although it does die down after a while and blends into the subtle tobacco note mixed with ginger and amber undertones.

Longevity may also be a concern as some people who have reviewed this cologne found it will only last a few hours. You would then have to re-apply every few hours to give you a longer lasting fragrance.

They also mentioned that sillage is low compared to the other colognes from Doolce&Gabbana. You may get that effect you want during first hour from your initial application.

Verdict

If you are going for a manly yet fresh fragrance, then The One by Dolce and Gabbana for Men is right on the mark. The combination of different spice and wood notes is just the perfect amount making it a good option for casual wear. The middle note may be the same as Ed Hardy The Villain but that’s where the similarities end.

For some, it may be a little heavy to use for everyday wear; however, it is just right for casual wear. It may not also be as long lasting as you would hope, but re-application will put that elegant, classy vibe back in no time.