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The Only One by Dolce & Gabbana Eau de Parfum For Women, 50ml

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I would compare this to a more elevated YSL Black Opium, or a less chaotic Carolina Herrera Good Girl.

As far as the comparison to Alien Goddess Intense goes, there are definitely similarities but this smells stronger and of higher quality. But after a while, I started to enjoy the soft vanilja base, really beautiful scent, not too sweet, somehow soft and fresh at the same time. The burnt caramel note emerges as it dries down, rounding out the base, a logical progression from the vanilla-coffee accord. On my skin, and in the drydown, the powdery violet and iris notes come out, which I admit I'm not the biggest fan of. Someone said it was similar to Armani My Way which is a favorite of mine, however to me they are nothing alike.Top notes of sparkling Italian mandarin, crisp green apple accord and golden neroli essence illuminate the radiant floral heart of the fragrance. It's good for lounging and relaxing with a book or by the fire, or paired with heels in the club or a date. Instead of panicking, I did what other Fragheads suggest and put it away in the back of the closet for another day.

I personally think this is a summer floral, I accidentally hit the spring emoji, I would only wear this in the summer. It's spring time, the evenings have started to be sunny until close to midnight, excitement fills the air. I remember this fragrance initially came out - it used to be much more coffee forward than it is now.It is a perfect balance of everything: Not too sweet, not too strong, not too loud, not too juvenile nor too mature. Beautifully fresh, mysterious, floral (iris and violet stand out to me, but they are so beautifully blended in), sweet and deep, all at the same time. Also at first I didn’t pick anything unique or signature worthy, but day after day, and hours after I sprayed it on, I clearly recognized the coconut notes.

Together, this is a great scent for anyone who wants to try something sweeter but doesn't want a toothache. I'm always happy to get a whiff of this on some of my friends or fellow partygoers on those cool Friday nights of drinking and dancing. I just feel like it’s not just sitting on my skin, it becomes part of me and I really, really really love it beyond words or reasons. to be honest I can't detect any violet or iris here which is a shame because a dominant violet or iris could turn this to a more unique scent. You know how some perfumes immediately make you smile, and you know, you simply know in those very first moments that you love it?I’m so sad I don’t get the coffee note, I feel like that would have really added the depth that I feel is missing here. I'm glad it wasn't super expensive in terms of how much a fragrance can cost, but it's definitely expensive considering I just bought a 50mL of body splash.

Cheered on by the crowd, her natural aura and intense femininity draws the fascination of all around her. It’s a sweet gourmand, so quite similar imo, but the stark difference is the sharp coffee note that’s not present in The Only One . Finally, the warm base of vanilla and patchouli lends a tactile, comforting quality, enveloping the senses in an opulent embrace. I do think this scent is a little bit unique, not your typical fruity floral, which is why I gravitated to it in the first place.While I think this works better for cooler seasons as opposed to working all-year-round, I could see this transition from day to night pretty well. It projects like a buttery, soft kettle corn kind of sweet on me, and I have to restrain myself from using it daily. Update: i wore this several times to work this week, some cold rainy weather, some dry cold conditions. If you love beachy coconut and vanilla floral perfumes this is one of the best, I have encountered, and this is coming from a person who isn't real thrilled w/ that genre and believe me I have tried to like many of them. They share a lot of the same notes (mandarin, jasmine, orange blossom, vanilla) so the composition is quite similar, but they're different enough to own both.

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