In March 2008, at the time of its introduction, I considered Dolce&Gabbana The One for Men a scent that was not deserving any attention. After some time, this woody spicy fragrance developed by Stefano Gabbana himself, proved me that I was wrong in the first place. Being launched after the feminine version, The One for Men follows its huge success, being characterized as “not a banal classic, but a classic men’s fragrance that would last for years and be the type of scent that the women adore”, in a statement from Stefano Gabbana. And since you are probably not convinced with Gabbana’s role as a perfume nose, he also declared: “I like spicy-oriental notes and we’ve never done this type of fragrances, it’s a little warmer than our other men’s scents”.
Now, meet The One for Men, an interesting scent that begins with a combination of spices (coriander) and citrus (grapefruit), seasoned with basil. In the heart, the initial notes are replaced by cardamom, ginger and orange blossom. This special creation unveils at the final, the stage in which the warm amber, the cedar and tobacco are perceived in the extreme dry down.
American actor Matthew McConaughey was selected as the face of this fragrance, following a statement from Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana according to which they were looking for the sexiest man in the world. The video commercial was directed by French fashion photographer and music video director, Jean-Baptiste Mondino and reflects the character of Dolce&Gabbana man: a gentleman that may never be unnoticed.
The One for Men comes in a bottle that is elegant and massive, similar in shape with its feminine counterpart, The One. The cap looks like wood was employed in the manufacturing process. The result is a fragrance dedicated to the modern man who knows perfectly how to enjoy all the pleasures in his life.
Dolce&Gabbana The One for Men Perfume Details
- The One for Men is available in 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 50 ml After-Shave Lotion, 75 ml After-Shave Balm, 200 ml Shower Gel, 150 ml Deodorant Spray and 75 ml Deodorant Stick; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Spicy
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2008
- Perfumer: Stefano Gabbana
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual
Matthew McConaughey Video for Dolce&Gabbana The One for Men, directed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino