Light Blue pour Homme Eau Intense (2017)

Light Blue pour Homme Eau Intense by Dolce & Gabbana
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Light Blue pour Homme Eau Intense is a perfume by Dolce & Gabbana for men and was released in 2017. The scent is aquatic-citrusy. It is being marketed by Shiseido Group / Beauté Prestige International.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesMandarin, Frozen grapefruit
Heart Notes Heart NotesJuniper, Marine notes
Base Notes Base NotesAmberwood, Musk



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Submitted by OPomone, last update on 05.03.2019

Interesting Facts

The faces of the advertising campaign are models Bianca Balti and David Gandy, photographed by Mario Testino.

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A great warm weather wear
This one can handle hot weather, and it projects very well. A fantastic fresh scent that gushes with masculinity. It is indeed very intense so the sillage trail will have many looking in your direction... be ready
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For the Japanese moments in life
Dolce & Gabbanas light blue pour homme had long since disappeared from my field of vision. Really lasting impressions, whether positive or negative, had not remained in my memory after wearing them several times.
I took this as a test to compare it with his newer Flanker "eau intense".

Close to the original I find only the first part of the name here at the branch.
Eau intense goes soon after the top note in a completely different direction than the original, into the Herb citric namely.
And anyone who feels very intensely reminded of Issey Miyakes l'eau d'issey is right. I can't tell the long middle part apart at all for both of them.

It may be that here the watery naming, similar to the Japanese, unconsciously conjures associations of sea breezes and maritime freshness into the head. However, I can't perceive the fruity-citric basic tone that dominates over long distances.

It becomes even more diversified when the fragrance makes the very perceptible turn into wood, becomes a little heavier and ends with the penetrating amber wood for a long time. Well done.
Sillage and shelf life (about six hours) are absolutely in keeping with this fragrance, which unfolds preferably in spring and summer, and there's also something for the eye with the appealing bottle.

In short: I would definitely prefer Eau intense to the scent technically not so close original. He is more perceptible, more persistent and has more character than the rather trivial and interchangeable cousin.
Only problem:
With the mentioned fragrance twin l'eau d'issey the alternative to the original light blue already exists. And with shiseido it also comes from the same house.
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Take a walk in the light side
I'm not usually a fan of the dozens of weak aquatics out there, so I was not really expecting much from Light Blue Intense. I was aiming at buying a fresh perfume for the gym, and decided to blindly buy this one. Usually I like the non fresh D&G perfumes and became disappointed when I offered my wife the regular Light Blue for women. It was to much on the light side. For that reason I always passed the regular man version of Light Blue for Men and its flankers.
Surprise! surprise! This intense version is intense!... for a citrus aquatic fragrance of course. It does fill up completely my needs.
I liked it at first smell. The fresh salty bitter opening accord is strong and has enough bitterness to balance out its sweet coolness nature with the right amount of citrus and marine notes to cut through a hot day or a gym sweaty session. Projection and longevity are good by my standards for a fresh scent. I also like its approach to a fresh drydown but with a light ambery and musky accord. It gives me a vibe of a lighter version of ADG Profumo. The downside is the recognizable synthetic aura that this fragrance presents.
Longevity keeps going for more than five hours easily and sillage is a bit more than one arm lenght.

Now the scoring for Light Blue Intense?
- Scent opening............7.0 (enjoyable citrus/marine opening but a bit synthetic)
- Scent Dry Down.........8.0 (nice fresh but also ambery and musky drydown)
- Longevity....................8.0 (up to 6 hours on my skin, with 3 initial sprays, above average for a fresh scent)
- Sillage..........................7.0 (sillage peak up to 4 feet; projection for 2 hours)
- Versatility....................6.5 (Just for hot weather)
- Usability......................9.0 (very good for the beach, office, daily use, open air activities and in places where you may sweat like the gym or by the seaside)
- Compliments..............7.5 (it will get you just a few compliments because you smell fresh)
- Uniqueness.................8.0 (I never try the original but many reviers claim it to be similar. It is somewhat different - but not a lot - from almost all the fresh marine fragrances I know although it can be easily mistaken with Aqva Amara)
- Quality.........................8.0 (enjoyable notes but a bit synthetic. Kudos for the performance)
- Presentation...............8.5 (beautiful flask with frosted glass, nice lettering, simple but effective)
- Price.............................7.5 (€42,50 for 100 ml non tester)

between 7 and 8 = above average;
between 8 and 9 = recommended;
bigger than 9 = don't miss it;

Opinion on "Light Blue Intense for Men":
Nice fresh marine fragrance with an inviting drydown, and a bit above average performance for a fresh scent. If it fits either your needs or your scent preferences go ahead and buy it if you think the price is Ok.
Blind buy worthy? No!

Music: Lou Reed's "Walk On The Wild Side".
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Mediterranean Basin !
This Perfume comes with the scent of citrus trees that fill the countries of the Mediterranean basin ... Then comes the heart of fragrance, which is the smell of sea water in the middle of the summer ... The base of fragrance consists of magician amber
The perfume maker created a excellent mixture of aromatic substances to come out to us
The smell lasts for several hours ... Perfume is great compared to other summer perfumes ... Also suitable for evening periods with high temperature
Rating 7/10


Carlitos01 7 months ago
Surprise! Surprise! This intense version is intense! .... (for a citrus aquatic fragrance)
Very enjoyable fresh scent but a bit synthetic.+2
ScentsByKK 8 months ago
Musky Oceanic...+1

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