Light Blue (2001)

Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana
Bottle Design: Pierre Dinand
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Light Blue is a perfume by Dolce & Gabbana for women and was released in 2001. The scent is fresh-citrusy. It is being marketed by Shiseido Group / Beauté Prestige International.

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Perfumer

Olivier Cresp

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesApple, Bluebell, Sicilian citron
Heart Notes Heart NotesBamboo, Jasmine, Rose
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Musk, Cedarwood

Ratings

Scent

7.2 (583 Ratings)

Longevity

6.4 (403 Ratings)

Sillage

6.0 (364 Ratings)

Bottle

5.9 (386 Ratings)
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Sorelena

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Sorelena
Sorelena
10
Light blue and I... From hate to love
Me and light blue, we started my left foot our relationship.

I found LB always super boring and not at all particularly in comparison to the niché smells which I always tested.

The fact that LB was such a liked fragrance by so many women was always very hard for me to understand.

Yes, it smells very fresh and pleasant but it is not exceptional at all. It always reminded me of a fragrance I wore when I was 17: I love love Moschino... Perfect scent for teenage girls.

Until I started complimenting women a year ago who used exactly this fragrance. In the beginning I was annoyed with my nose. Is he crazy? It can't be that I started to like such a generic smell.

Now I have LB in my collection for half a year now and am always there for me when I need it (office, gym, doctor, etc).

Fantastic sillage, the smell is bit artificial (positive artificial) but is perfect for what I need, kriwge again and again compliments for us I smell, brings good mood, suits every occasion.

LB is a "the girl next door" kind of scent and sometimes I just want to be a girl next door.

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Neroline

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Neroline
Neroline
Greatly helpful Review    12
The gentle blue
In my small series of summer fragrances today I would like to introduce one of my personal favorites:
Light blue.
So much has already been written about him, both positive and negative. Yet he simply belongs with me on my list of summer scents.

Light blue is in and of itself a rather unspectacular fragrance. It is clean and above all FRESH!
When the thermometer reaches the 30°C mark in summer, I prefer not to have a scent around me. In the evening yes, but otherwise rather no. A body spray does a good job. Nevertheless, I like a cool refreshment or a gentle breeze from time to time and citrus scents are suitable for this. Light blue is such a citrus scent.

When I smell Light blue I think of carefree holidays on Capri and the Amalfi coast. To the ink blue water and the fresh clear air during the crossing on the ship. On a fine beach with lots of sun and children laughing. Freshly squeezed lemons and oranges mixed with sugar and mineral water to a delicious lemonade. The gentle sunsets, the blue grotto and lots of love. And of course the unbridled joy of life of the inhabitants with everything that belongs to it.

The special thing about Light blue is its softness. Citrus fragrances are often tangy and masculine. Light blue is gentle. The citrus freshness is accompanied by the fine sweetness of the apple as soon as it is sprayed on. Rose and jasmine give a beautiful feminine touch, reinforced by the fresh bamboo. The woody base not only gives it depth and powderiness but also makes it durable. The complete package is a perfect, feminine fresh fragrance that not only refreshes, but also lasts for a few hours. Even after 5 hours it still blows me gently fresh and delicately floral. It never gets too much, it doesn't bother you and you can wear it even if you don't feel like scent.

Despite countless copies, he has been able to retain his charm. Because the Dupes are always missing something. Either they're too sweet or too bitter, or they fly like the wind. This soft feminine note has only light blue.

Light blue is pure joie de vivre for me and has therefore been my unspectacular all-time favorite in summer for years.
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Eriele

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Eriele
Eriele
6
Expensive pure synthetics
During a shopping spree with daughter, a cosmetics department of a large department store was also visited. There was still the meanwhile exotic brand Margaret Astor. Then I stocked up and got a sample of Light Blue packed at the cash register.

I was very curious about the test with the original scent. In the meantime he has got some relatives from the drop shelves. Since I judge fragrances not by the price, but by my nose, I have all price classes in the cupboard.

The beginning shockingly synthetic stabbing for something in lemon. Very uncomfortable for me. After a short time Jasmin and Rose should come. But they were only there for a short time, because the bamboo pushed to one side and fought with lemon for dominion. Also amber; musk and cedar wood, which round off so many scents beautifully, showed up only briefly. Again and again a very artificial scent pushed through. May the harsh words be forgiven, but that's how it smelled at Bayer on certain days in the 70s, when the suspension railway drove through the factory premises.

The days then the smell on it and then I was addressed by an acquaintance whether I would not smell also the strict smell after cleaning agent. My turnip turned bright red. The woman came closer and was amazed to find that it was my perfume that smelled so good. After 2 hours the spook was over.

Of course, I'm not going to buy the scent. But the twins of Light Silver (at Aldi Nord) and Donna of La Rive are much better
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Benlives

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Benlives
Benlives
Greatly helpful Review    13
Minimalist fine summer scent
Light Blue is a very good example that sometimes less can be more. No endlessly overloaded fragrance pyramid, but a clearly structured fragrance structure distinguishes this cream-fresh hit which is predestined for the summer. "Keep it simple." Whether Mr. Cresp already had this motto in mind when approaching this composition I don't know, but the finished product reflects this guiding principle perfectly. Apple, lemon (a very mandarin lemon in my opinion...), a hint of jasmine and wood. All accompanied by this clean and light creaminess. Beautiful, successful scent for the warm days. I don't need a big bouquet of flowers or a sticky carnival sweetness, which I also appreciate with a woman's scent and is rare nowadays.
Lasts about 5 hours with my girlfriend, which is really remarkable for a rather light summer perfume. I am also astonished by the fact that there are only marginal differences between the men's and women's versions.
All in all a great candidate for the warm season, which can score well with its simplicity and harmonic composition.
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Felicity

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Felicity
Felicity
Greatly helpful Review    21
Here comes the sun!
Light blue, that's what my father used as watercolor in his painter's box. It reminds me of very early times, of hours of familiar, common falling in love with brushes and colours.
Light Blue for me is also a heavenly blue sky and a golden ray of light that sings: "Here comes the sun!" (Beatles). Light Blue is such a ray of fragrant happiness in my sometimes rather grey everyday life. One spray from the handy, elegant bottle and everything changes! He meets my worn-out thoughts, gets me out of there, takes space and spreads out: Wow, life is bright and grey is a deception - I've always known it! Above the clouds there is always the blue sky and the sun shines, I know that from the plane! Even if we can't always see it! On my skin I smell lemon and white flowers, light, soft and fluffy, a morning summer garden under Italy's sun, fabulous, fresh and carefree. The sea glitters in the distance. Always accessible thanks to Dolce and Gabbana ...
Light Blue for me is the embodiment of the longing for the clear and undisguised perception of early childhood, for the freshness of the morning and the element of surprise in which a sudden ray of sunlight bathes everything in a completely different light.
It doesn't last soooo long with me, maybe about 4, 5 hours - a TZ is part of it during the day.
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Rambold

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Rambold
Rambold
Helpful Review    8
blue summer dress with white hat
I ordered the light blue for my wife blind on the internet.

Packaging:
------------------<<font color="#ffff00">-==- proudly presents The packaging alone is a dream. Velvety-soft, suede-like in the beautiful light blue color of D&G.
Touching it on my own.... Awesome, I thought I was about to lose one when I removed the plastic packaging with my fingers. I HAVE to stroke it for 30 seconds first, the packaging is so beautiful. - my wife was no different.

Flacon:
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50ml. Cuboid. Glass with plastic head. It lies really nice in the hand, just the right size for small to medium-sized hands. It's a nice flatterer in the hand. You're not afraid he'll fall out of your hand.
When pressing the spray head a beautiful cone-shaped surge of the fragrance comes out.
The pressure point is short and very pleasant. No great effort is required.

Fragrance:
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Tart lemon with apple undertone. The bitter flies away after about 1-2 minutes. What remains is a nice lemon with apple in the finish. I can still see some jasmine. I'm not so well trained and my nose seems to only detect the more dominant scents.
Something sweet I couldn't sniff.
Top note is very nice. I like the exit, too. The scent is rather close to the body.
The fragrance could also last a little longer.
Conclusion:

Head cinema with me :
-------------------------<<font color="#ffff00">-==- proudly presents hmmmm :) Woman about 25J. brown short hair, blue summer dress with white hat, sun,
narrow wooden bridge. Lemon-apple-jasmine, flowers, slightly fresh. Pleasant to sniff.

Head cinema with my wife:
--------------------------------------<<font color="#ffff00">-==- proudly presents bright, clear, water, easy swell. Lemons and apples. Flowers. Beach. light breeze
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Germanblonde

85 Reviews
Germanblonde
Germanblonde
Not a wow frag
For me it is only suitable when it is very hot outside, otherwise it just disappears into nothingness. I would enjoy it way more if the citrus came forward on a way higher scale. It stays just too fresh and green on me, and when I want it really fresh I prefer Alfred Sung Shi. If I want it citrusy, I prefer Happy by Clinique, Estee Lauder's Bronze Goddess or Intrusion by Oscar de la Renta. I like it, and I will keep it in my collection as a different summer option, but it is not a WOW summer fragrance for me.
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Daisyvision

90 Reviews
Daisyvision
Daisyvision
Beachy, breezy, serene
Probably one of the most pleasant citrusy scents I've come across. The citrus is mellow and sweet, rather than tangy or sharp. Light Blue is somehow cool and warm at the same time. It's an incredibly pleasant scent, relaxing and laid back.
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Fhaldara

54 Reviews
Fhaldara
Fhaldara
From dislike to like...
I received a bottle of this as a gift, and the 1st time I tried it I really disliked it. I thought it too masculine, and the cedar seemed so prominent that it was all I could smell. The 2nd time I tried it I liked it a bit better, but not much. Same thing with the 3rd try. After that, the bottle sat in the back of my cabinet, all but forgotten. I came across it recently, and decided to try it again. I couldn't believe it - was this the same perfume??? I was now getting the lime, bamboo and musk notes along with the cedar. I don't know what caused the change, but I now find it very wearable. I don't love it, it doesn't stand out from all the similar perfumes of this type, but it's a solid like. Longevity and sillage are both good on me.
GothicHeart

87 Reviews
GothicHeart
GothicHeart
Helpful Review    3
Sculpted from summer...
Yeah, right...Here comes another gimmick for those who never had the chance to smell the titanesses of the '80s and early '90s in all their might and splendour, D&G Red included.
Being one of the very few fragrances that I succeeded to reproduce to a tee, with even greater sillage and longevity, renders it no epitome of sophistication or complexity. And for me these two adjectives are conterminous but not undifferentiated. Having just a handful of notes and be sold by the millions, Light Blue is the perfect embodiment of what I despise the most when it comes to fragrances.
But you know what? Who cares? I LOVE the damn thing! I can't explain how or why, but I love it!
It's a happy cloud of carefreeness surrounding the visions of a much dreamt summer vacation, where one is slowly turning to a bronze statue under the Mediterranean sun.
It's a flirty mood carried by the wings of the seagulls following a ship heading for an Aegean island.
It's the liberating feelings of a woman standing over a seaside cliff, with her hair waving in the sea breeze, pondering over whether to succumb to the impulse of diving in the welcoming waves below, be cleansed from every mortal onerous strain and emerge a goddess.
After all, who needs a gazillion of notes to take her in a feelgood universe?
Who needs sophistication and complexity when a sandy beach and a shared apple are all that's needed to unravel the mysteries of falling in love?
Who needs high-priced and pretentious garments when an azure tattered pareo blends her with the sea and sky that gave birth to her?
Who needs to smell like any artsy exotic ingredient when she can smell like lemons?
My gothic heart may always long for perfumes reminiscing of thunderstorms and candle lit rooms during freezing winters, but never seems to learn by its mistakes. It's always beguiled by the thought that sprightliness under clear sunny skies is for fools. Its the second time that D&G has proven me wrong. It's time I reconsidered...
5.0 5.0 5.0 7.0/10
Briarthorn

91 Reviews
Briarthorn
Briarthorn
3
The same from begining to end
The opening is divine. Bright, green, fresh. It's a very pleasant scent, completely different from others I have sampled. The drawback... it's pretty linear. After a few hours I got bored with it. I prefer the scents that change over time on my skin or ones that give me different hints of the notes during the different times I sniff it. This one doesn't do that. It smells exactly the same from beginning to end, which took about six hours for me. It's a well balanced scent and I can understand why it is so popular. It's not one I would buy myself. For the price I expect the scent to evolve more on my skin. If your a shirt sprayer then this one is perfect for you since most scents are linear on fabric anyways (from my experience).

The main notes I got out of it was the citrus, bamboo, cedar and a hint of the bellflower.

Dec
15
2013
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Nicky

31 Reviews
Nicky
Nicky
Helpful Review    3
Summer Perfection :)
This is so moodlifting, so light and fresh and just enough sweet, but not only that; it lasts 8-9 hours on the skin. It is as close to perfection as you can get when it comes to Summer scent . Although it´s a fragrance you smell on a lot of people since its release 2002, I could not resist any longer.
I purchased a 50ml and je ne regrette rien. I´m happy as a puppy. :)
5.0 5.0 4.0/10
cItypark

22 Reviews
cItypark
cItypark
Helpful Review    4
Overhyped
Due to all the hype I was not really interested in trying it, also I find that citric fragrances do not last so long. When I had the opportunity to test it, I was rather positively surprised.
Light Blue starts with a burst of citrus under-laid by musk and cedar. It stays very linear with the citrus getting a bit weaker and lasts for about five hours, which is no bad for a humid rainy summer day. But if one owns ECLAT D'ARPEGE by LANVIN, it is not really necessary to own this one as well.
5.0 7.5 7.5 4.0/10
Sherapop

1239 Reviews
Sherapop
Sherapop
Helpful Review    3
Maybe it used to be original????
Now that Dolce & Gabbana LIGHT BLUE has been exalted by The Curator as a masterpiece of olfactory art, I decided that I'd better give it another sniff. I have never owned a bottle, but apparently this fragrance is wildly popular, and its popularity is bound to surge once again, allowing it to rise like a marketing phoenix as a result of the current exhibition--coinciding, I might add, with high holiday shopping season--at the Museum of Arts and Design. Talk about an ingenious marketing scheme... Bravo to the masterminds at P&G!

I've seen several reviewers compare this composition to Bond no 9 SCENT OF PEACE, and I must say that in the opening seconds there is a definite overlap. However, once the bright and shiny SSRI opening has subsided, LIGHT BLUE--at least in its current formulation--dives immediately into a now tired iso-E-super plus ambroxan drydown in near ubiquity among men's colognes. So it is no longer original, if it once was. Was the trend begun by LIGHT BLUE? Or was LIGHT BLUE reformulated to conform with the trend? Qui peut savoir?

In the end, if this is what LIGHT BLUE once was, then I don't believe that I missed out on a great fragrance. If this is only what LIGHT BLUE has become, then I must say that it is misleading to vaunt this current version as a masterpiece of anything but marketing.
5.0 5.0 7.5 5.0/10
Missk

1165 Reviews
Missk
Missk
Helpful Review    2
Energetic citrus
About 2 months ago I made a list of all the best-selling fragrances around the globe and made it my duty to try them all. Light Blue was on this list.

I would love to have had a picture taken the moment I sniffed this for the very first time. I think I was in utter disbelief as to how people loved this perfume. All I got from this fragrance was a strong, sour burst of lemon. I usually associate lemon scents to detergents and cleaners around my home.

This was in no way a pretty or feminine fragrance. I have Moschino Funny! which is slightly similar, but more floral and much lighter. I consider Funny! a better alternative to Light Blue. I will however add that men seem to love this fragrance, even though they agree with me when I say it's strong and somewhat sour.

Reflecting back on this review in 2016: I still don't enjoy this fragrance enough to add it to my collection, however I have since met many people that wear this fragrance on a regular basis. Light Blue tends to smell better on people with the right skin chemistry. My best friend for example wears this fragrance beautifully, in fact it's her signature. It smells refreshing and crisp on her skin, however on me it still gives off very masculine vibes with a hint of pencil shavings.
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Statements

Jazzy76 98 days ago
This scent smells of....air and sky! Quite synthetic, it's the typical Blue Essence. I owned it but it wasn't my cup of tea. Good sillage
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Danielle 6 months ago
So very fresh and exciting unisex perfume. Thickeling toppnotes and lovely heartnot.+2
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JoaoMartins 10 months ago
Used to love this scent. I can't stand it nowadays.
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