Dolce & Gabbana pour Femme 2012Eau de Parfum

Version from 2012
Dolce & Gabbana pour Femme (2012) (Eau de Parfum) by Dolce & Gabbana
Bottle Design Pierre Dinand
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Dolce & Gabbana pour Femme (2012) (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Dolce & Gabbana for women and was released in 2012. The scent is sweet-floral. It is being marketed by Shiseido Group / Beauté Prestige International.
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Perfumer

Mane

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesNeroli, Raspberry, Green mandarin orange
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmine, Orange blossom
Base Notes Base NotesHeliotrope, Marshmallow, Sandalwood, Vanilla

Ratings

Scent

7.5 (217 Ratings)

Longevity

7.4 (157 Ratings)

Sillage

6.4 (162 Ratings)

Bottle

7.3 (161 Ratings)
Submitted by Aquila2110, last update on 15.11.2020.
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10
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8
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7
Sillage
10
Bottle
Mesotes
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Mesotes
Mesotes
Very helpful Review    12  
Teen Love
I would like to dedicate my first comment to my first great fragrance love.

As a teenager I discovered pour Femme by chance and he wouldn't let go of me. Every time I went to the perfumery (which is rare at that age, considering the small budget), I had to sniff him. I never dared to spray him on, he seemed so grown up to me.

Years later I'm standing in front of the D&G shelf and hope that the latest release (The Only One Intense) will be warm, cuddly, buttery, soft and cuddly. Unfortunately none of this. There my old treasure catches my eye. One sprayer is enough: Pour Femme is everything I wanted from The Only One Intense and on top of that I feel "grown up enough" (if there is such a thing is on another page...).

Enough gibberish, for me the fragrance is like this:
At the beginning: no raspberry acid or tangerine freshness, no flowers at all
In the heart: Jasmine is sweetish (not loud, not slapping!), O-flower maybe also (?)
In the base and with me, actually, in the entire fragrance process: Vanilla-Marshmallow treat in the most unsweet and flattering way at all, because from the marshmallow comes not a sugary and childlike, but a soft-powdery sweetness (as from the dusty surface of the marshmallow).
I would even go so far as to say that despite the gourmand notes, he is not a gourmand, and that makes him elegant for me, but also an evergreen.

I'm so glad I ran into him again by chance.

P.S.: Please forgive the possible bumbling in one place or another :) O-flowers - never smelled. Heliotrope - does it grow at all in Germany? Who smells marshmallows?! - You eat them! ;)
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10
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9
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9
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9
Bottle
Lillie
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Lillie
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Oh Italia
I once took the ferry from Naples to Ischia, on the way to the long-awaited island holiday it was the last leg. Passing Procida I went in about one hour to the flower island in the gulf of Naples. And the smell when we arrived there, that was it! (I wore MAgie Noire, so it was not me who spread the perfume) I used to love to wear the "old" Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme (1992 version), affectionately called "red cap", and now I have recently rediscovered the new edition of 2012 or dared to give it a new chance. It's not the same, but similar, it captures the mood, that certain Italian something, that warm femininity, a mixture of elegance and sensuality and - forgive me the profanity: kitchen herbs - some of the waxy heaviness of the old version has disappeared, but I was pleased and surprised to find something of my also missing and equally beloved Sicily again, honeysuckle is not mentioned, so it probably won't be (but maybe it's included anyway....), so I suspect the combination of heliotrope, jasmine and sandalwood to have something in common.

Orange blossoms give freshness, the sweet soft powder looks elegant, spices I think I can recognize, up to the herbalism, sweet almond biscuits, some sandalwood in the base.
A warm evening in summer or a cool winter afternoon, it always fits!
Italian elegance, lots of temperament and warmth that gives a lot of security. Feminine!

I have not regretted the new beginning and I reach for this "all round" more often than I thought.
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8
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7
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8
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AFreimann

20 Reviews
AFreimann
AFreimann
Helpful Review    4  
Marshmallow, Vanilla, and Raspberry Perfection
The marshmallow here is soft and fluffy; generally, I find this note tricky and it often doesn't work, but here the marshmallow takes center stage and is the sweetest, most realistically-edible expression of the note I've experienced to date. My experience is: marshmallow, vanilla, and raspberry forward in a gourmand-sweet accord supported by delicate white florals, smooth sandalwood, and powdery heliotrope (just a smidgeon), however your mileage may vary as they say.
Echoing what others have said before, this absolutely will last on textiles until laundred but eventually dries down to a lovely, delicate skin scent (which, delightfully, depends upon application and environmental conditions combined).

I didn't even know this beauty existed until last week, when a fellow member and dear friend sent a most generous box which included several spray-sample vials of this inimitable fragrance. Suffice it to say that it was instantaneous love and I now own my first 100 ml bottle.

Fragrance: 10. So beautiful, I can't even.
Value: Worth. No-brainer worth more than it's cost.
Performance: Moderate or better on all counts (a definite Goldilocks perfume for me... just right!)
She ticks off all the boxes for this enthusiast, folks. I hope you enjoy her as much as I do! ♥
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5
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3
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5
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Bcars10

90 Reviews
Bcars10
Bcars10
Helpful Review    2  
Marshmallow comparison part 2
I recently received a sample of Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme (the new one from 2012). I really like its marshmallow note, so today I sprayed one arm with it and the other arm with Mariah Carey M to compare this note.

At first, I liked D&G better; it smelled subtler and more refined. Once the heart notes were reached, I liked the M better because it was richer, deeper, and more floral--the gardenia and tiare were really shining through the marshmallow sweetness. In comparison, the D&G smelled like Smarties Candies on my skin; the M definitely had more depth.

Now I've reached the base notes, and the M is a barely-there incense, while the D&G is still sweet with a slight bit of neroli peeking through.

I don't know which one I prefer. The marshmallow note is carried differently by both perfumes. If I had to hazard a statement, I'd say the D&G is best for daytime wear and/or spring and summer wear, as it is lighter and won't knock anyone over the head. M is best suited for evening use and/or fall and winter wear, as it is deeper and richer and has better sillage. Try one during the day and spray the other on at night!
Germanblonde

85 Reviews
Germanblonde
Germanblonde
   3  
Real love
I just received my new bottle, and it was instant love. I love sweet fragrance that are playful, not overbearing or cloying. And this fits the bill. I am pretty sure this 100ml bottle will not last long, because I know already that I will reach for this beauty a lot. So yummy. Just perfect. It just bumped my Tom Ford Velvet Orchid off my top 5 list. Sorry, but this beauty is AWESOME! And you know when it is love, REAL LOVE!
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5
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Dalmajen

45 Reviews
Dalmajen
Dalmajen
   4  
A Simple Winter Pleasure...
I have had this fragrance for some time now, and never realized how much I would enjoy it in the very cold weather. It is not a complicated scent by any means, but the notes are pleasant and satisfying. The opening is a small fizz of the raspberry, followed by a blast of Neroli. This is not a bitter Neroli, but a tamer version owing to the fact that the tangerine or more like orange to my nose) seems to level it out, somehow. I like the Jasmine very much, as it seems to be a very creamy version, and I suppose this is due to the marshmallow note! It all comes together very nicely indeed, and, the dry down is a fluffy powdery mix. I think it is a wonderful , and comforting fragrance, especially in the really cold months. I tried it in the Spring, and wasn't taken with it, but what a different story it turned out to be in the colder weather!
Tnahowru

33 Reviews
Tnahowru
Tnahowru
   4  
Hard to decide...
Because I love the marshmallow smell I ordered a sample. I never did note the marshmallow, and what I did note in my amateur review (sweet, vanilla, musk, soft and feminine) I didn't like. However, at the end of the day it lost all the annoying smells and became and a soft feminine powdery smell that I loved. But to get to that point takes too long so I wouldn't buy it.
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5
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5
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7.5
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Hayven

74 Reviews
Hayven
Hayven
Top Review    7  
swing and a miss
After reading reviews on another site, I had expected to like this one. Unfortunately, I do not after 3 wearings. Tuberose, orange flower, and marshmallow clash and fight to be dominant. This creates a chemical soup of a smell, and it gave me a headache every time I wore it.

The original red cap was bold and beautiful. Pour Femme does not hold a candle to it.
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5
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Delphine67

81 Reviews
Delphine67
Delphine67
Top Review    8  
Artificial sweetness
After smelling this today I whas totaly dissapointed. Is this the replacement of the classic femme? Wow D&G are you sure you know what youre doing.
After putting this on skin I smell a artificial sweet Raspberry scent with a bit of citrus. In that stage you can say it smells vagly like the top notes of the classic one but not for long. It turns a bit woody and bittersweet I guess there is the marshmallow I dont like this, has no sillage at all.
This cant compeed with the original Femme at all. In my opinion a bad replacement

Statements

Jazzy76Jazzy76 11 months ago
5.5
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage
8
Bottle
If you are a fan of the glorious spicy 90es version, forget it. This scent is lightier, fruitier, "younger" and totally different. Not 4 me
TruckladyTrucklady 1 year ago
6
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5
Longevity
5
Sillage
5
Bottle
Classic case of false advertising. Sultry shots of Casta don't really align with this droll semi sweetness. Neroli is redemption after 1hr.
Bcars10Bcars10 3 years ago
6
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5
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3
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5
Bottle
Light and sweet like Smarties candy; appropriate for daytime and spring/summer wear. Fairly linear; mostly sweet with a tiny bit of neroli.

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