D&G Fragrance Anthology Review: What the Naked Models Mean
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Well, the D&G Fragrance Anthology line will be officially released this September. But since I’m a perfume fanatic, I ran over to Nordies to catch the premier of these fragrant beauties just so that I could be able to bring you a review. So we all want to know if these perfumes interesting or not? And you know what? You’re in luck! It's a mix of both!
Surprisingly this perfume line is not as racy or scandalous as we all had assumed. These perfumes are actually quite wearable, common, and subdued. Perhaps even more so than the wide range of perfumes currently sitting on beauty counters. And for that reason I can see at least a few of these new Dolce & Gabbana perfumes becoming best-sellers.
L'Amoureux 6 Review
As you may already know from catching the news in all the perfume blogs, the D&G Fragrance Anthology perfumes are built around the concept of tarot cards. Each is named for a card and tries to capture the character of the card.
My personal favorite of the whole D&G Fragrance Anthology collection is L’Amoureux 1. You're probably thinking: What is she talking about? That's a men's cologne. Well yes and no. It is a cologne and, of course, it's perfect for men. But you might be surprised this fall, when you catch your first sniff. The whole D&G Fragrance Anthology line is very unisex and soft. They all boast a little bit of femininity and masculinity.
So anyway, back to it: L'Amoureux is a wonderful smouldering-and-spiced wood cologne. It’s light enough for a women. But it's still very smooth and interesting. The spice and wood never seems to fall flat or linear. The scent remains soft, velvety and smoky for hours on end. A load of herbal, peppery ensures that this cologne maintains a perky attitude long after your first spray. The official list of notes include: spices, bergamot, juniper, pink pepper, cardamom, birch leaf, orris, wood and musk.
L'Imperatrice 3 Review
The second best fragrance out of the D&G Fragrance Anthology collection is one that many girls will go ga-ga over: L'Imperatrice.
The name and face of the perfume say it all! Naomi Campbell. The Empress. This scent is full of feline power.
L'Imperatrice is a mix of citrus and florals. The result is unbelievable modest and cooling. Unlike the other fruity florals that rely on a screeching citrus zing or syrupy fruit notes to hold your attention, L'Imperatrice is a girly perfume is surprisingly understated. The perfume include a delicious mix of fruity floral notes: watermelon, kiwi, pink cyclamen, musk
La Lune 18 Review
La Lune is the third most interesting fragrance in the D&G Fragrance Anthology bunch. It's defined as a lily musk perfume. Overall it's a quiet floral musk that is very pretty. It's not as sweet or earthy as Flowerbomb and it's not as mature as powdered floral perfumes. La Lune is well-rounded, slightly sweet and very womanly. The notes include: lily, tuberose, sandalwood, musk, iris root and leather. It's safe to say that the leather and sandalwood notes are extremely soft if not all together negligible. But the mix of florals and sweet musk is very dainty!
La Roue de la Fortune 10 Review
After those three modest fragrances, the D&G Fragrance Anthology line takes a turn for the typical. La Roue de la Fortune smells kind of like all the other perfumes on the market. Which of course, doesn't necessarily mean a bad thing. Here's why: La Roue smells like a mouth-watering, hunger-inducing fruit fest. And guess what! Sweet, saturated girly gourmands are really popular!
While La Roue is another to add to the list of girly gourmands, this perfume is actually a rather nice girly gourmand. It's a heady mix of nectar-dripping florals and creamy fruits. And while it's sweet, it's never cloying or overly saturated. Also there is little in the base to offer this perfume a sense of mystery or sensuality. So all in all, it smells youthful, wearable and edible! The official list of notes includes: tuberose, gardenia, jasmine, benzoin and patchouli.
Le Bateleur 1 Review
Le Bateleur is the other cologne in the D&G Fragrance Anthology line. Like L'Amoureux, Le Bateleur is a soft cologne that women could even pull off. Le Bateleur is a straight-up citrus-aquatic fragrance.
There is nothing too extreme in Le Bateleur. It's simply a great wearable aquatic. There is nothing too dry, there is nothing to bitter, there is nothing too herbal. It's not at all eye opening. And for a simple, classic citrus-aquatic fragrance, Le Bateleur is a pretty good one.
The official list of notes on this perfume is pretty vague, but it does offer some hints: aromatic notes, aquatic notes, cedar, vetiver. If you prefer an invigorating scent, Le Bateleur could be your best pick!
The perfumes in the D&G Fragrance Anthology collection are safe and subdued. With all the hype about naked models, many perfumistas were expecting crazy, sensual fragrances. But actually when you think about it, the advertising actually does match the fragrances. We were just confused!
The naked-aspect of the advertising may have been suggesting this whole time that the D&G Fragrance Anthology perfumes are all skin-scents. Skin-scents, for those who are wondering, are those perfumes that are soft, wearable and tend to stay close to your skin. They are not screeching, attention grabbing, or openly seductive.
So now that we've got our bearings on the D&G Fragrance Anthology perfumes and now that we finally understand their true characters, I must say that they're very good for what they are. Ground-breaking, they are not. Wearable and lovable, they are indeed! For those who don't have a head for strong perfumes, or those who have modest personalities, and even those who simply want a break from the ostentatious perfume fare, D&G Fragrance Anthology is worth checking out.
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