By Woman 1997 Eau de Parfum

By Woman (Eau de Parfum) by Dolce & Gabbana
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7.6 / 10 68 Ratings
By Woman (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Dolce & Gabbana for women and was released in 1997. The scent is floral-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It was last marketed by EuroItalia.
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Main accords

Floral
Spicy
Woody
Sweet
Gourmand

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
BergamotBergamot ClementineClementine Lily of the valleyLily of the valley CyclamenCyclamen
Heart Notes Heart Notes
SandalwoodSandalwood VanillaVanilla
Base Notes Base Notes
CedarwoodCedarwood CoffeeCoffee MuskMusk VanillaVanilla
Ratings
Scent
7.668 Ratings
Longevity
8.250 Ratings
Sillage
7.450 Ratings
Bottle
6.960 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 12.02.2024.

Reviews

6 in-depth fragrance descriptions
Silverfire

130 Reviews
Silverfire
Silverfire
Very helpful Review 6  
A Fantastic Girlfriend Scent
BY Woman is a warm, aldehyde-creamy, musky, strongly feminine scent. If you sweat at all, it becomes a vanilla-sweat thing that doesn’t smell bad on a woman, but it’s kinda skanky. That phase is the scent of almost-forgotten girlfriends after makeout sessions.

By six hours it’s down to a skin scent, a cedary musk. Then it returns with a spiciness in addition to the cedary musk that would smell divine on a woman. When it ends for real (right around eight hours) it becomes creamy-fruity-musky, which results in a warm, magnetic, feminine "come and cuddle me, you big oaf" vibe. Comparisons to Country Chic aren't far off, although BY Woman is subtler and softer.

I know they don’t make this stuff anymore, but I can see why it had its fans. It has a little bit of an attitude, and it might be “masculine-leaning”, but make no mistake: this is a woman’s fragrance. However, this is the kind of fragrance I’d like to smell on a woman. It’s not plain florals or sugary sweetness; it’s interesting, complex, and a little bit mysterious, all without screaming sex (aside from that little bit at the beginning). I think it might be fantastic scent for a girlfriend or a wife; it appeals in many ways. If you can find it, buy this for the woman in your life.
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Jubliant

70 Reviews
Jubliant
Jubliant
Helpful Review 0  
so strange
On my skin it is all licorice! Which fades into a bubbly licorice, which becomes licorice rootbeer.

Wearable, but strange, It stays close to my skin. Lasts 8hr+
0 Comments
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Scent
stephaniek

44 Reviews
stephaniek
stephaniek
Helpful Review 2  
An Easy Lay
An easy lay, this perfume is what I call my "whore lure." It's sex, raw, straight up. The closest I've found to it is (so weird to admit) Boyfriend by Kate Walsh. It's not a dupe, but it's that same "one night stand" mood of a scent.
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2
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Rubyred

49 Reviews
Rubyred
Rubyred
1  
leathery smoky metal
smoky, leathery, licoricey (is that a word) and metallic. I class it as oriental vanilla, although I have seen it called a floral woody musk which I think is a bit of a tame description. Huge projection and sillage. A power perfume - very bold. One spray only will knock out a whole bus load of people. It's a bit masculine for me. I can't get through my bottle. In the same genre as Shalimar.
0 Comments
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Pricing
9
Bottle
9
Sillage
8
Longevity
9
Scent
EllySmith

20 Reviews
EllySmith
EllySmith
2  
Chic and seductive, 90s perfumery gem
By is fresh and "dirty" at same time, another one of brilliant perfumes by Dolce and Gabbana of the 90s (other two are Sicily and Feminine).

It opens up with bergamot and some indolic, sweaty note. A bit metallic also.

Then starting from the heart it is sweet and musky, very warm and bold, sexy, close to skin. There is no leather in the pyramid, but it is actually the mood of the fragrance in my opinion. The "leather" note (which is probably a combo of coffee, cedar and lily?) is subtile but consistent. It reminds you of a handbag that smells both like leather and some generic cosmetic scent. Also I can feel vanilla. The more time passes, the more bergamot fades and the lily becomes heady, a little bit dirty and sensual. Smells like a kiss, like the skin behind your ear, when you are hugged haha

The perfume is very chic, but also playful, flirty and seductive. Very original, recognisable, memorable. Interesting, very 90s, if you are wondering what was the perfume fashion of the 90s, here it is, in the leopard bottle.
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