The One for Men 2008 Eau de Toilette

The One for Men (Eau de Toilette) by Dolce & Gabbana
Bottle Design Lutz Herrmann
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7.8 / 10 1198 Ratings
A popular perfume by Dolce & Gabbana for men, released in 2008. The scent is spicy-sweet. It is still in production.
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Main accords

Spicy
Sweet
Woody
Oriental
Fruity

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
GrapefruitGrapefruit BasilBasil CorianderCoriander
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Orange blossomOrange blossom CardamomCardamom GingerGinger
Base Notes Base Notes
AmberAmber TobaccoTobacco CedarCedar

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7.81198 Ratings
Longevity
5.8987 Ratings
Sillage
5.7960 Ratings
Bottle
7.7982 Ratings
Value for money
6.8419 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 21.05.2024.

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Delijafrag33

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Helpful Review 14  
Things always turn out differently than you think..
I had my first encounter with "The One Edt" about 10 years ago during a weekend trip in Zagreb / Croatia. Since I didn't find the city so exciting after all, I went to a perfumery and wanted to see if this could improve my mood a bit. After a few unsuccessful tests, it was The One Edt's turn and behold, my mood had suddenly improved significantly. I really liked the scent, did not think about it for long and took it with me immediately. But what came after that, I just could not understand. The scent was really great, but after only a short time it was no longer noticeable. I actually started to believe that it wasn't an original and that I was probably being knocked around... I didn't want to let it sit on me anymore and immediately went to the first perfumery near me and did more tests. And then it was also clear that I had an original perfume at home. I was really very disappointed and I couldn't believe that with such a beautiful scent you couldn't get more out of durability and sillage... From that moment on it was clear to me that I would not buy this perfume again. I kept at it for several years until I found it in a drugstore in a clearance sale about 3 years ago. 50ml for 15,- Euro was simply a great offer and I took it with me... The lousy durability was still there but the smell was still very nice. I wanted to wear it from time to time, but not necessarily on special occasions or if I wanted to impress someone with it, because I thought that after a short time nobody would notice it anyway... And how did it happen? Not at all what I expected, of course... About two years ago I had my first date with a special lady... But since I was very late, I forgot to put on perfume and ran out of the house "naked". I got in the car and it was only then that I noticed this disaster. Luckily I had The One in the glove compartment and what can I tell you now... "The One" charmed the lady that night so much that she now carries my family name. The One is her favorite perfume and so I will "be allowed" to buy it again and again... I have also tested the EDP a few times lately, but my wife says that there is only "the one" and that is "The One Edt"!
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Aphilia

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Helpful Review 11  
You're perfect and beautiful... Hey, where'd you go?
This is probably the best way to sum up this fragrance. At least from my point of view. The first time I wore The One, I was in shock infatuation. Eyes for the girl that was the actual occasion, I somehow didn't. Instead, I kept fidgeting with my top and once caught myself saying "oh god does he smell awesome". What the escort must have thought about it?

The One has a surprisingly fresh opening despite its seductive and warm character. This is accompanied by a certain sweetness, which is not at all exaggerated or intrusive, but joins in sweetly.
The interplay of this certain "warm freshness", the sweetness and the spiciness result in an incredibly seductive and attractive men's fragrance.
If I could decide how I would like to smell, I would want to smell like this one!
Despite that the fragrance is seductive, it absolutely does not seem cheap or like that of a playboy. Quite the opposite, I find that the fragrance seems noble.

But then the well-known downside. Surely my nose is not the finest and most practiced. But after a maximum of two hours on my skin is of this absolutely wonderful fragrance nothing more to smell. Maximum skin close he is still there, but evenly only for someone who does not wear it and has not yet become accustomed to it.
And there helps for me also no Eau de Parfum, because it is recommended instead from all sides, but simply this freshness, this sweetness, this seductive does not reflect.

Dear Mr. Dolce, dear Mr. Gabbana: please make once durable and you have probably created the best and most popular men's fragrance in this world.

So, to my great regret, this touch of perfection is soon gone. Unfortunately.
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RikR315

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Helpful Review 8  
If it weren't for durability....
DOLCE&GABBANA The One is one of the first fragrances I was allowed to put in my collection. From the very beginning I was enthusiastic about The One, it is wonderfully spicy and woody sweet with a slight freshness that I can perceive. I chose the Eau de Tiolette version, which was a little sweeter and more pleasant for me at the time. Today I would rather go for the Eau de Parfum version.
Unfortunately, there's still the problem of durability, if it were much better, I would pay double for The One. Unfortunately the scent experience is only of short duration, about 3-4 hours. After that it is not really noticeable. The design of the bottle and the outer packaging are very well done for me. Because of the durability, I would buy The One again and again in the sale. The fragrance makes up for it somewhere, the problem with the shelf life Can anyone else recommend me a good alternative, which is already similar to The One but lasts longer?
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Exinax

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Such a good fragrance when...
...since not this miserable Sillage and the durability would be...

From The One you can easily apply 10 splashes and still don't get the Sillage, which other EdTs and EdPs release after only one splash.
It looks similar with the durability. After less than an hour, he's gone. Even if you smell directly at the sprayed area.

I really hope that both the EdT and the EdP will be reformulated to eliminate these vulnerabilities. The fragrance itself is fantastic and one of my absolute favorites.
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Elysium

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Elysium
Elysium
Very helpful Review 7  
Perfect Excuse for Cuddling
I love amber, I love tobacco, and I love wood. Coriander and cardamom are two of my favorite spices. And orange blossom is a flower that I love in man's cologne. Thus, I seem The One is all about those elements, and I should like it. The brand defines it as "a spicy, oriental perfume developed on the harmony of tobacco with refined boisé notes".

The opening is strong with a predictable citrus-spice accord that disappears within a few minutes. It has a slightly boozy nuance on par with aged cognac. Then basil and coriander join, they are herbaceous and aromatic, but almost instantly, one senses a delicious ambery warmth rising from underneath. It feels mostly warm, a bit syrupy, and balsamic, with some surface fresh aromatic impressions.

The heart starts beating when something interesting begins to happen. The cologne starts to smell like freshly baked cardamom cookies. The spicy cardamom and ginger snap stage lasts a quarter of an hour and is enjoyable. When you think this scent can't get any better. The florals drop in to give this scent more depth and a slightly floral aura. Placidly the orange blossom appears sweetening the ground already smoothed by the notes that preceded it. A fruity and floral aroma seems to be present with peachy sensation followed by rooty licorice and strawberry custard, more as a background subtlety.

The One concludes with a pleasant vanillic, woody, and ambroxan accords that are present in about all the new 2.0 men's releases. The blend of these three accords is heavenly, a sweetly rich, slightly spiced tobacco. Tobacco militants should refrain from wearing The One: the dried and fruity tobacco that has so far recited a modest second violin becomes more tangible over time. It has slightly smoky and honeyed accents that evoke moist tobacco leaves well kept in a jar of glass. It is subtle, but noticeable and may contribute to the sweet amber stage of the fragrance, and blended with cedar tinge the fragrance with feelings of warmth and friendliness.

The One for Men has character. It has average lasting power and perfect sillage. It is forceful and appealing with a cool-weather vibe, ideal for cuddling up in the colder months. It is woody and distinctly wintery, yet not heavy or overpowering. To me, The One is perfect for any nightly scenario, but date night and close social situations are ideal for this scent.

For those who found beauty in a bottle of Vera Wang Man, The One might be, well that One!

-Elysium
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AttlasAttlas 2 months ago
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Had the EDP and now this. This scent is better to me. Less linear. Longevity and projection are decent for an EDT. Not as weak as I was led to belive
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Noname1876Noname1876 12 months ago
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9
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Very good DNA, very likely, but only 4h of longlivity and at the end of the 4h only perceptible close to the skin
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 2 years ago
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Clean opening with grapefruit and coriander. Then comes a very well blended scent of tobacco, cardamom, amber and a woodsy note. Alluring.
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TobiiTobii 12 months ago
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Interesting, I expected a warmer and sweeter scent tbh. Indeed a good date/going out-night scent. Will keep an eye on this one.
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HgscentHgscent 1 year ago
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A smooth elegant fragrance that doesn't disappoint, that most women like and is a good price - in other words a winner.
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