D&G Masculine arrived on the market in 1999, as a woody aromatic fragrance developed by perfumer Max Gavarry. Together with its feminine counterpart D&G Feminine, the scent was introduced as a fragrance pair, those embodying Dolce&Gabbana’s vision over the preferences of youngsters.
Five years subsequent to the launch I finally tested and taking into account that in that period I was accustomed to pass a superficial judgment on the majority of scents (read: I liked pretty much everything!) this scent inspired me a buying thought. Luckily it did not become reality and thankfully my taste acquired better standards in time, so now when I think of citruses Chanel Pour Monsieur strikes me as the most complex.
The opening in D&G Masculine is reserved to citrus notes, in which bergamot is the dominant, juxtaposed to lemon tree leaves and kumquat. Then, as the heart advances quickly, the perfume enters a composition in which peppermint fights for prominence, subdued by thyme, caraway, basil and clary sage. The final part represents the woody facet of D&G Masculine, thanks to a combination of teak wood and cedar, joined by vetiver, musk and fig leaf.
As I mentioned earlier, D&G Masculine was inspired by the young generation and their uncomplicated style. To reflect this, a transparent glass bottle sporting a cylindrical shape encloses the fragrance, while the liquid’s color is yellow. The same design is available in the female version, while both flasks are topped by a metallic stopper. Overall, D&G Masculine is a fragrance appropriate for the 18-24 group of age, a time in life when one’s aspirations are not set so high.
Dolce&Gabbana D&G Masculine Perfume Details
- D&G Masculine by Dolce&Gabbana is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 75 ml After-Shave Balm, 200 ml Shower Gel and 75 ml Deodorant Stick; the lasting power is below average (5 to 6 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Aromatic
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 1999
- Perfumer: Max Gavarry
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual