The One for Men (2008) Eau de Toilette

The One for Men (Eau de Toilette) by Dolce & Gabbana
Bottle Design: Lutz Herrmann
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The One for Men (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Dolce & Gabbana for men and was released in 2008. The scent is spicy-sweet. It is being marketed by Shiseido Group / Beauté Prestige International.

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Perfumer

Olivier Polge

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBasil, Grapefruit, Coriander
Heart Notes Heart NotesGinger, Cardamom, Orange blossom
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Tobacco, Cedar

Ratings

Scent

7.7 (612 Ratings)

Longevity

5.8 (435 Ratings)

Sillage

5.4 (409 Ratings)

Bottle

7.9 (416 Ratings)
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Redline007
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Redline007
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sweet-spicier
The one begins very sweet and becomes from the heart note to a soft, creamy feel-good fragrance.
The shelf life is 7-8 hours and after 3 hours it is only warmable close to the skin.
All in all a sweet-spicy and warm scent for cosy hours in autumn and winter. Who would like to have stronger Sillage, should seize to the EDP version
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Exinax
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1
Such a good fragrance when...
...since not this miserable Sillage and the durability would be...

From The One you can easily apply 10 splashes and still don't get the Sillage, which other EdTs and EdPs release after only one splash.
It looks similar with the durability. After less than an hour, he's gone. Even if you smell directly at the sprayed area.

I really hope that both the EdT and the EdP will be reformulated to eliminate these vulnerabilities. The fragrance itself is fantastic and one of my absolute favorites.
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MasterLi
MasterLi
MasterLi
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A winner... a well made crowd-pleaser and great for warm weather.
This fragrance has all the ingredients to be a big hit. It has the clean citrus smells in the top (I mostly pick up grapefruit and ginger), and the amber and aromatic tobacco in the middle and base. It is instantly friendly and recognisable.

I do like it. I have been wearing it now for a while and find that it is one that "blends in" with skin and smells around you. It's certainly not offensive, and I think that anyone you meet will like this one.

Me personally, I think it's a very nice scent. Well made. I can't say it's the most "daring" or "original" composition, but it's certainly very nice. It's also I think a great choice for guys who are getting into fragrances for the first time.

My only drawback is that it won't last the whole day. You have to spray more to really feel it. I really love the presentation and the smell is perfect. If it just lasted throughout the whole day it would work better. However I think there is a temporary solution. You can apply this in hot and humid weather. This may even be (in my opinion just like Burberry London for Men a "summer oriental". So my advice would be to wear this in summer, and possibly spring or autumn. But never in very cool or cold weather. Not at all. Other than that it's a great choice and a very very nice smell which others will like very much on you.

A solid three star fragrance.
7.0/10
Oberon21
Oberon21
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the one for me
a very good fragrance that i ve appreciated since i ve tested it for the 1st time ,this is a spiced ambery tobacco quite sweet but not in a nauseous way like a-men or 1million ,this is quieter ,velvety and soft not power sillage or overprojection but stay for hours close to the skin
7/10
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Miaw2
Miaw2
Miaw2
1
Great tobacco skin scent
Opens with grapefruit and a little of coriander. After some minutes there's a light cardamom note with ginger and then joins the tobacco and amber.

I smell a great ambery tobacco note in the late drydown.

It's indeed a good scent, but lacks in terms of longevity and projection - romantic skin scent. It's very classy and suitable for all seasons. Definetely a must try.

Updated January 2014
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Missk
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A suave and sophisticated fragrance
I tried this fragrance out of sheer curiousity as to what Matthew McConaughey smells like. I thought that whatever The One for Men smelt like it would have to suit a sexy, suave, rich and egotistical man.

Well this fragrance sure does suit men like him!

The scent is kind of sweet but spicy at the same time. The grapefruit and herbaceous notes like basil and coriander tend to stand out a lot. While sweet, I fully recommend this fragrance for men, as it is extremely masculine, and dare I say, sexy.

I detect a slight vanillary note that tends to mingle amongst the spicy and woodsy accords throughout this fragrance. It gives the composition a warm and somewhat syrupy feel which is both unique and sensual.

The tobacco and cedar in the base notes, rounds The One for Men off nicely with a touch of smokiness which to me is the epitome of the perfect manly man.

The lasting power is not bad, however I do wish that the sillage was that little stronger. I'd recommend this fragrance for wear during the colder months, special occasions or when you want to suitably impress your lady.

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JoaoMartins 6 months ago
It lasts one hour max
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Syzygy73 7 months ago
A decent spiced amber scent that peters out a little too soon. With a bit more bang this would be an excellent fragrance, but alas not.
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