The Only One (2018)Eau de Parfum

The Only One (Eau de Parfum) by Dolce & Gabbana
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The Only One (Eau de Parfum) is a perfume by Dolce & Gabbana for women and was released in 2018. The scent is sweet-gourmand. It is being marketed by Shiseido Group / Beauté Prestige International.

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Perfumer

Violaine Collas

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesViolet, Bergamot
Heart Notes Heart NotesCoffee, Iris
Base Notes Base NotesVanilla, Patchouli

Ratings

Scent

7.1 (162 Ratings)

Longevity

7.3 (140 Ratings)

Sillage

7.0 (133 Ratings)

Bottle

7.9 (148 Ratings)
Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 18.06.2020.

Interesting Facts

The face of the advertising campaign is actress Emilia Clarke.
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Blauemaus
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Blauemaus
Top Review    14  
Fragrances during Corona: Friendly scent that always fits
The Only One I bought some time ago, after I already like to wear stories from DKNY at the moment. As turbulent and insecure as life was due to Corona in March and April - slowly the situation calms down a bit and you learn to live with it - I just needed a fragrance around me that was familiar and reassuring. I had a bottling of The Only One a long time ago and remembered it as friendly and pleasant, not too sweet and not too woozy.

And I feel the same way today. Flowery and slightly tangy in the opening with bergamot, the fragrance gets a pleasantly warm and powdery note in the heart note through the iris. I don't even smell coffee that strongly, even if it is there in its def. The base is soft vanilla, patch is more in the background, but prevents the whole thing from drifting off towards vanilla pudding.

Certainly The Only One is not a fragrance that is extraordinary. It is pleasing and will please many, it smells valuable to me as well. I tolerate it well, it doesn't cause headaches or breathing problems, it is not obtrusive and also not exhausting. Unfortunately, he does not hold on to me quite so well, so the 4 hours. But in the end I like it as much as if it would stick like Pattex. You can wear it actually the whole year over. Maybe not on very warm days, but otherwise you are quite flexible. I like it better than The One, which always smells a bit penetrating for me. I think the bottle is beautifully made.
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NurPixie
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My entry into the world of upscale fragrances
Apart from a brief phase in my youth, I have never actually worn perfumes. On the one hand, I didn't have the money for it myself, on the other hand, my dear fellow men destroyed my desire for it; mostly I got a headache much too quickly when someone near me wore too much perfume and I got stuck in this cloud of perfume.
Recently I was recommended "The Only One" EdP and after I was allowed to sniff it (and no headache was coming up) somehow the first step was taken to deal more with the beautiful scents. Actually I bought this perfume directly.
It smells elegant and seductive, floral and vanilla. The fact that I received multiple praise the very next working day was of course more than just pleasant. :-)
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Pinkdawn
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Top Review    11  
The crazy creation story of "The Only One" - true or legend?
She looks rather roguish. So it is quite possible that Mrs. Senior Perfumer Violaine Collas is capable of doing something crazy. Something really crazy. Was it at a lavish party that got a little out of hand late at night? Who came up with the idea was probably not comprehensible later. But what you'll hear is that everyone suddenly found themselves in their - of course best equipped - laboratory and had a lot of fun mixing fragrances that don't match at all.

Violets and coffee, for instance. "Woah!", you shake it "And bergamot," shouts someone in the second row. "Bergamot must be in the top note! They always do that with Guerlain "Eh, double eh."
"And vanilla!" "No, Patchouli!!! That's it." "I've got it, even better: Iris!"
They outdo each other in hair-raising concoctions. Violaine shakes it almost to the point of nausea. A celebrated perfumer like her doesn't have to sniff a blend to perceive its fragrance. The abstruse suggestions are perfectly sufficient for her to imagine the result only too vividly.

But that is not all. It's gonna be mixed and matched until dawn. Somebody must have been filming the whole thing. No one would have memorized the scents otherwise.

You mix, you laugh, you have fun. Have fun. Like children who cook, stirring together everything that is within their reach. Even if the result is a disgusting taste and nobody wants to eat it.

"I'm going to bed," Violaine says at some point. "Wake me when you're done." But can you ever be done with such an experiment?

The birds are already beginning to sing and the girl serves hot latte and crispy croissants.

Violaine throws herself over her silk kimono when she is awakened by loud cheers. "Yay! That's it! We got it!"
"And what has it become?"
"We're not quite sure," someone says. "What do you think?"
You hand her the bottle. It's spraying. "Mmmm, violets," she smiles. "And bergamot. But very weak." "It's always the same with Guerlain," shouts someone from the second row.
"Coffee?" Violaine cheerfully grabs her forehead. "That's actually latte. Coffee with milk and violets.. She turned away shuddering.
"And the iris?" "Vanilla"? "Patchouli"?

Violaine has sniffed enough. "Good work," she mumbles and slips the embroidered sleeping mask over her eyes. She smiles happily. She'd sleep late tonight. The job that had worried her for so long was done.
But "Stop, stop", she still thinks of it. "A name. We need a name! And don't everybody yell at me, I can't hear you. "The One"? There already is." "But what was that, you back there?" "The Only One. What else?", gurgles it from the second row. "Perfect. That's it." No one else would ever create a perfume like that. Violaine snuggles happily into her pink merino blanket.

Soon afterwards it can be seen in all relevant shop windows. And Emilia Clarke, the sweet blonde with the sinfully red lips, in person, is the face of the advertising campaign. And the voice. "Dimmi quando tu verrai, dimmi quando ... quando ... quando ... quando ...", she warbles cheerfully in a Roman trattoria. "Tell me when you will come, tell me when, when, when... "The year, the day, the hour, when you might kiss me." Everything is cheerful, everyone is happy, the world is beautiful and life is like a song of Abba. All you have to do is buy this scent and spray it on. 45 Euro for 30 ml is not much for so much happiness and lightness of being.

I don't even have to buy the scent. He has appeared before me on his own accord. As a generous rehearsal, with which I can now extensively test whether I want to commit myself with The Only One - be it for a few weeks or forever.

I spray it on. Mmm, violets, I think right away. A violet carpet of flowers unrolls itself before me. The fragrance is sweet, floral and graceful. Just violets. Shouldn't there be bergamot in the top note? I sniff and sniff. But no bergamot. Instead the coffee note slowly spreads. Violets and coffee - I had imagined this to be incredibly daring. Practically an olfactory No Go - and that's why it's so attractive. Like everything forbidden.

Coffee with milk, I noticed. He now shares the arena with the violets. In contrast, the iris arrives at most as something dull, indefinable. Or better: Of course it can't compete with this lattesoup with violets. Whether this was really intended in the same way?

What a sensation that could have been: Violets, coffee, Iris. And then even vanilla and patchouli.

I'm waiting. Namely, vanilla and patchouli. But somehow they don't want to come out. Not today, not tomorrow. It remains with violets that swim in the latte.

As is well known, popular revolutions never take place. I feel the same way with The Only One, this daring blend, which in the end has become nothing more than a gourmand floral scent for young girls, which is really weak from the top note onwards, i.e. has hardly any sillage, intensity and durability. I have the feeling that I have to spray every 10 minutes to be able to perceive something of The Only One.

I can't believe it. I am still waiting for the sensation, the aha-experience. But there's nothing more to come. What could have become of this composition? Wasn't the courage enough to do something innovative and really special? The Only One has become a pleasing all-purpose fragrance. It's nice, but he's not going to be remembered. At least not in mine. He weakens so much that one has already forgotten him before one can enter into dialogue with him. Bummer!

Maybe I'm too demanding? On the other hand, I don't normally have any fear of contact with the mainstream and certainly not with fragrances that make us believe how beautiful life is. And this is to be taken quite literally. Because the likewise flowery, gourmand sweet success scent La Vie est Belle somehow reminds me of The Only One. Whereby The Only One actually still seems more original to me.

At least The Only One has to be a success, too. Otherwise would they have brought out a fruity-sweet remake in 2019, "The Only One 2"? Here, too, violets and coffee meet, eh klar, never change a winning team. Patchouli is also back, but also blackberry, freesia, pear, rose, tonka bean and fine woods. Emilia Clarke is once again the face of the advertising campaign. But I'm gonna have to pass on this one. The Only One 2 - somehow the name is almost ridiculous, I mean, either something is "the only one" or not ... - I don't know yet. I also do not know whether Violaine was also at work here and how this creation came about. Both are consistently concealed. I wonder why
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Marilyn25
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Very helpful Review    7  
The Signorina drinks sweetened latte with fruits
The first thing I sniff in the beginning is actually a deliciously sugared latte. Here The Only One goes already in the direction of Black Opium, only without the pompous Jaeinen and the orange blossom. Then the bergamot adds fruity notes. In this very entertaining phase, the fragrance reminds me very easily of La Nuit Trésor, whom I absolutely love. It simply doesn't smell as sweet and pompous as Black Opium, but pleasantly sweet and seductive. After a few minutes, the coffee note becomes slightly weaker and the iris appears, rounding off the fragrance in harmony with the violet. The base is the same as Signorina Misteriosa's, namely creamy vanilla and soft patchouli, and indeed The Only One reminds us of this fragrance in the base. However, it lacks the fruity, sour sweetness of Signorina Misteriosa's blackberry, which contrasts so beautifully with the warm creaminess of vanilla and patchouli. Rather, the one becomes flowing into the other, almost becoming a mush of unity.

Unfortunately The Only One drifts too much into the "washed-out" after the great fruity milk coffee start in the top note, almost inconspicuous ones, otherwise I would have found him super and he would have become a candidate for purchase. However, it still smells very pleasant and pleasant on the skin.

At The Only One I imagine a woman who fascinates me. A woman who looks familiar and yet exotic. She is pretty, intelligent and full of life and her eyes sparkle greenish like those of a cat. The men are after her in droves and even married men want to kiss her. But she remains strong and rejects them all, for she loves only one. He captivates them with his charisma, his wit, his masculinity, his strength. With him she can be herself, drop herself and feel secure. He's her Only One.

Conclusion: a pleasant and pleasing, seductive fragrance with a great start and an unfortunately slightly disappointing further course.
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Leimbacher
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Top Review    19  
Cuddle corner in the Swingerclub
There's no The Only One for gentlemen. Tzzzz... Fun. There are already enough flankers and sausages of this hit from the men and ladies at Dolce & Gabbana. Then the women's version will be tested. I recently read an article anyway about the fact that in the coming decades the artificially set gender boundaries, also in the mainstream, could be blurred or completely dissolved - so D&G is perhaps only ahead of time and "The Only One" may be worn by everyone?! ;-)

Yes, of course anyone can wear it. Any scent can be worn by anyone. But "The Only One" might even be a good choice, it's a kind of caffeinated floral. Sensual but with a serious look, erotic but still playful enough, sweet but with an adult bitterness. I like it very much. Coffee break at the Dirnenhaus. Those who like the purple pastilles and/or belong to the coffee junkies are welcome to sniff around here and will be safe and sound. Surprisingly little sugared, beautifully soft and round, harmonious and of high quality. You can't say anything against that in the designer area. Sprightly, rotten, snotty "Black Opium" version, which should have been a bit dirtier and more angular, but still cast a deep spell on me.

Flacon: not quite as stylish as Chanel for example, but D&G can still make it pretty
Sillage: discreet with taste... doesn't make any sense. But it's like that.
Shelf life: 7 hours, completely ok. Rather even more.

Conclusion: French kiss during a sexy coffee party with hidden violet pastille - unfortunately awesome!
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Top Review    6  
Black opium with a little less coffee and a little more sweet
I like The Only One! Really, really! The first impression was original: "That's what... Black opium!" But last night I did the test: left Black Opium and right The Only One.

Both start the same, but The Only One is fruitier, rounder, more gourmand. Somehow more coherent. For me, then. The coffee note disappears quickly (if it's coffee, you know, my nose and the pyramids... ^^), which stays with Black Opium and is nice black, deep, tasty and constant, and takes the fruity sweetness of Black Opium on my skin, which one has with The Only One.

In the end, the man in bed only said (on the RIGHT side): "Hmmm, you smell good, though!" I put my left arm out to him (Black Opium, that's what he likes): "Pooh, he's much stronger."

I would rate The Only One more suitable for everyday use, a mood scent again, nothing for very hot days now, but for the rest. The Sillage is good, but it develops quickly very closely.

I like both scents and both start almost the same, but develop differently, but both are really great. I really wanted to try that out, especially since I would really call Black Opium a twin fragrance.

The bottle is quite simple and minimalistic, we already know that from D & G. :-)

Where Black Opium might already be one tack too crass or inappropriate, then The Only One takes over. I'd love it if it could stay with us. I think it's a pity that I don't have Poison Girl anymore and could test it directly, because from the fruity note I also thought about it when it developed
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Top Review    22  
Girls' party at a coffee klatsch
Yesterday I went for a stroll in the city as part of a women's trio.

No, there was no running, but strolling, because the pacemaker's husband stayed at home.
So no sporty sprint insoles.

So we sneaked around the D&G booth, and reached for The Only One in the club.

Oh! A cozy coffee note surrounded us, plus delicious warm vanilla strudel.
That went well with our stroll mode.
The iris powders over the fragrance softly and comfortably, accompanied by a delicate tart violet.
A scent to settle down and chat at home.
We would have welcomed soft seating.
The patch is mild and also invites to linger.

The Only One appears relaxed and also has a relaxing effect.
He is inviting, takes his time - and grants this too.

Wait a minute - is his motto.

We did not like to get moving again - but even today I can still hear his cosy aura
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Biberfrau
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Top Review    14  
New roommate turns into best friend
So, it happened again. Blind purchase. I was afraid I'd regret it again. I didn't really want to (yes yes...), but when I visited Flaconi on Wednesday a week ago, I couldn't go around it. A huge commercial with Emilia Clarke (whom I like soooo much) and next to her a beautiful bottle. Interest was immediately aroused, but it deterred me that it was another flanker from The One. With the original scent I have so my dear problems. Okay, crap, what now. I am an extremely open-minded person and like to give several chances before I finally give up. Hm ok, sounds very different from The One. Oh come on sch*eat it, just order. No sooner said than done. He has been living with me for a week now and is moulting into my daily companion.

For me an extremely pleasantly balanced fragrance between Sì passione and La nuit Tresor. The beginning is very fruity and sweet. Which makes me wonder, fruity, why? Where do you want the fruit? Is my nose playing a trick on me again? Well, anyway, there's something that smells like fruit. I was already asked what smells like jelly babies here... Um... I guess that's me... And yes, it is (unfortunately) so. The beginning is an army of jelly babies. Don't worry, doesn't take long and the coffee comes along and takes the fierce sweetness. The fragrance starts to develop pleasantly. It now appears grounded, but still remains slightly sweet-fruity, but now with a vanilla touch. Nothing screams here, there is no penetrating sweetness, everything stays in the background. In summary, The Only One smells like a fruity latte coffee.
A small disadvantage is that everything develops very closely. A murderous situation one looks for here in vain. But the scent is extremely persistent and lasts long, especially on clothes.

Portable for me at any time, suitable for every season and every weather.

I have no regrets!
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Jazzy76

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A sensual cocoon
When I saw , a few days ago, this new fragrance on my favourite drugstore shelf, I couldn't resist to smell it;
first of all I was attracted by the elegant squared bottle and by the colour of this precious jus: an intense caramel.
so, I strayed it on the mouillette and on myself too and I felt a special sense of beauty and cocoon.
I was feeling in a warm and soft cloud very sensual.
First of all, a deep coffee smell arrived immediately to my nose covering the fresher opening notes I see now on the pyramid. Then, the powdery and classy touch of the iris heart appeared giving a sophisticated accent to this particular scent. But what remained for many hours on my skin was the patchouli- vanilla base: the patchouli is well balanced and round, oriental and not too earthy and the vanilla is sweet but not sweetish, giving that sense of "cocoon" to this scent. i imagined to wear this fragrance the next fall or winter, maybe sprayed on a warm and soft pashmina too, for a very longlasting pleasure. the sillage is good and this aspect could justify the quite high price. It's a very precious pleasure to wear by night too whenever you want to feel classy and sexy.
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Great new fragrance
The video to the new fragrance with the actress Emilie Clarke is great, not only that she sings a great song and expresses her sexiness skillfully - I think she identifies well with the fragrance. The scent...yeah, how is it???? I like him very much with his unusual composition. Because I love violets, I was curious, but find that the soft violet goes down in the coffee intoxication. The fragrance takes a while to develop, then it becomes more moderate and has an interesting aura. The coffee is in the foreground, but also the patchouli and the vanilla you can smell well, patchouli always has a little wild in it, that fits well into it. For me it is a very pleasant and wearable scent, even during the day, it is not sweet but rather tempting. Fragrance lasts a good 6 hours. I think this fragrance will quickly find its followers and is perfect as an introduction for autumn. The men in the round have reacted very positively to the fragrance, it has something round, nothing is missing and even after many hours it still convinces with a beautiful and fine scent loop that follows. Even the next day, the blouse from the previous day smells very pleasantly like a cup of really good barista with a sensuously fruity and exciting flair. He could move in with me permanently, great business scent. Bottle is a beautiful hand flatterer and looks noble.
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Jazzy76Jazzy76 22 months ago
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warm, sweet, gourmand ,very sexy but also cocooning, it's a true pleasure for my senses! Good sillage.Perfect in the cold season or by night
LexaLexa 23 months ago
Holy Mother of Dragons! The new 'One' is indeed the breaker of (the long) chains of sweet flankers and also the Khaleesi of the new releases

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