Following the path opened years ago by Baby Doll (YSL) and Miracle (Lancôme), Rose the One offers a pink-metallic variation of the clean floral note featuring a very acid citrus-cassis top note mixed with green raspberry elements on a very generic light floral base (let's call it peony of the valley). After several hours it reminds me a modern variation of the green rose from the Escape-Eternity like the one done for the last DKNY Be Delicious flanker. Its edgy sharpness is almost hurting the nose from the floral green fruity J'adore shampoo base. The damascones here are very cold and the juicy fruity notes (apple, nectarine, litchi) are increasing the "acid' note of the fragrance. Pure citric acid on your tongue. The overall idea of the perfume is not bad, but there is a lack of artistic direction - there are great noses at Givaudan but it's a pity when the brand lacks style, knowledge and above all taste. The scent of Dolce & Gabbana Rose The One is like the entire Anthology line - generic. This time generic light floral with a generic rose and a generic fruity cassis-grapefruit top. A perfume with character cassis-grapefruit light floral rose is Baby Doll (YSL). Dolce & Gabbana Rose The One is the mass market version of the idea from the "couture perfume" launched by a detergent maker and intended to be sold everywhere. The P&G team (that is incorrectly called the Prestige division) has the nose calibrated for shampoos and detergents. Why should we expect something different from a team that is more familiar with super markets than with perfumeries? All the elements of a global success are here (star, color, generic scent). Minus the refinement. Why everybody sells today Elsève shampoo in an alcoholic solution called fragrance? Maybe they do not know that there are other possible scents in this world. Not all florists sell plastic roses.
With one of the new perfumes from Cartier, the Procter & Gamble Prestige team will learn that even fruity floral notes could be done with great style and smell divine.
Official main ingredients for Dolce & Gabbana Rose The One: pink grapefruit, mandarin, cassis, Bulgarian rose, peony, lily, litchi, vanilla, musk, amber.
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