Thursday, December 18, 2014

Dolce & Gabbana The One And The One For Men Collector’s Edition

The One Collector's Edition takes inspiration from the iconic symbols treasured by the Designers. Each flacon bears the imprint of a gold coin, which also featured in the Dolce & Gabbana's fashion collection for 2014, representing a journey of discovery of ancient Sicily and the Greek culture.

The One

Name: Dolce & Gabbana The One Eau de Parfum
Price: RM 463 for 75 ml
Made in: UK

I was really excited to see The One on my doorstep. Once again, I am a proud owner! Well, you might know that I came by the 2014 bottle a few months back. That one was appropriated by my mum soon after, so dare I say this is a sign that we are meant to be?

The One is a little lot like a Bond girl - it is sexy, alluring and captivating. Sensuality practically oozes from my pores when I spritz a bit of this on. The heaviness and spicy woody undertones feels very appropriate for the season (that is if we have winter).

◆ Top notes: Bergamot, Mandarin, Lychee, Peach
◆ Heart notes: Madonna Lily
◆ Base notes: Vanilla, Amber, Musk

The story behind the range, the thought that went into designing the bottle (did you know that the female Greek god on the coin stands for wisdom?) and even the fiery red colour make this perfume extra precious. Whenever I stroke the bottle (oh so lovingly), actually to be honest, gazing at it is enough for me to go all Gollum. I bet that is something you didn't need to know. Yeah, go near the vicinity of my bottle at your own peril!

The full ingredient list for The One:
Alcohol Denat., Parfum (Fragrance), Aqua (Water), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, BHT, Geraniol, Linalool, Citronellol, Benzyl Benzoate, Hydroxycitronellal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Benzyl Alcohol, Citral, Benzyl Cinnamate, Isoeugenol, Amyl Cinnamal, Eugenol, CI 15985 (Yellow 6), CI 60730 (Ext. Violet 2).

The One for Men

Name: Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men Eau de Toilette
Price: RM 308 for 100 ml
Made in: UK

The One for Men, an Oriental Spicy perfume, is full of surprises. The light and unassuming opening whiff put me in a spin because I expected something bolder! My appreciation leveled up when it developed a (charismatic) character of its own after it settled.

◆ Top notes: Grapefruit, Coriander, Basil
◆ Heart notes: Cardamom, Ginger
◆ Base notes: Tobacco, Amber, Cedarwood

The deep brown flacon evokes a regal richness while the male Greek god found on the coin represents courage and intelligence. All traits that we appreciate require in a man, haha!

Every girl dreams of meeting her Prince Charming (William, I am still holding out for you!). I will smell him before I see him (thanks to this fragrance) and after an intense courtship, off to the sunset we ride together. If only dreams come true! *sighs* Even if they don't, I still have The One for Men by my side.

The full ingredient list for The One for Men:
Alcohol Denat., Aqua (Water), Parfum (Fragrance), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Propylene Glycol, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Methylparaben, BHT, Linalool, Limonene, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Geraniol, Isoeugenol, Farnesol, Citral, Citronellol, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 60730 (Ext. Violet 2), CI 15985 (Yellow 6), CI 14700 (Red 4), CI 42090 (Blue 1).

The One Collector's Edition could be just the thing you are looking for if you are stuck for Christmas gifts. Such opulence! Seriously, can anyone say no to them??

Disclosure: Press samples.


Gen-zel said...

Ohh my these could be great Christmas presents! super love the bottle and it's so pretty on a vanity table.