L'Impératrice 2009

L'Impératrice by Dolce & Gabbana
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Ranked 82 in Women's Perfume
7.4 / 10 926 Ratings
A perfume by Dolce & Gabbana for women, released in 2009. The scent is fruity-fresh. It is still in production.
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Main accords

Fruity
Fresh
Sweet
Floral
Aquatic

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
KiwiKiwi RhubarbRhubarb Red currantRed currant
Heart Notes Heart Notes
WatermelonWatermelon Pink cyclamenPink cyclamen
Base Notes Base Notes
Grapefruit woodGrapefruit wood MuskMusk SandalwoodSandalwood

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Scent
7.4926 Ratings
Longevity
6.4805 Ratings
Sillage
6.2786 Ratings
Bottle
7.3793 Ratings
Value for money
7.9430 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 20.05.2024.
Interesting Facts
The scent was re-released in 2020.

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RekaB

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Top Review 25  
Oh, you mighty empress! I love your melons!
I have known this perfume for a very long time, but I have fallen in love only NOW!

My first contact was about 10 years ago, I saw this beautiful bottle in the duty free shop at the airport in Vienna. I chose it totally spontaneously for my flight and sprayed me eagerly with it.

Flight, Virgin Mary, vacation, out of the everyday life- have therefore become my very first associations with it.
After that, every few years, I sniffed the fragrance here and there again when I was in the store, but never had it in my assortment myself.
Now, 10 years later, I see it again in the store. Again, like a curious child, I sprayed it on and the feeling of Virgin Mary and Airport came back to me. This time though, I took the scent home with me. Okay, not quite, I ordered it.

The scent is fruity, happy, sensual, fresh and it awakens the empress in me. Yes, I don't wear it to the airport now like I did then, but I do wear it when I want to feel really alive, dynamic, energetic and take off!

I don't know how, but this fragrance awakens my energy reserves. After a tiring night, with our 2 toddlers (2 years and 7 months) , I spray it on myself 2-3 times, put them both in the sibling stroller and off we go for a jog! Yes, I think every day we have to decide again, what do we want to get out of our day?! Does the whole day have to be dragging just because the night was too?

Scents can do sooooo incredibly much with our mood. With me at least very much. (Yes, I crazy even wear perfume while jogging. lol)

The scent is tangy and colorful like a fruit salad, which some here have already described. Big juicy melon, fresh rhubarb, exotic kiwi, oooh god is it awesome! I can see summer already!!!!! Pure energy and lust for life.

And the durability is nothing to scoff at, even though it's a fresh fruity scent, my sports clothes smelled like it the next day too.

Price performance ratio fits in my opinion.

The bottle is plain and simple but still somehow powerful & bulky. Exactly that pleases me so much.

For me, it is an ultimate spring and summer fragrance!
Empress, you are wonderful. You bring out my best side. I'm glowing, no matter how exhausting this night has been once again. I make the best of it, just like you make the best of my mood.

Thank you Empress
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Strtkds

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Strtkds
Very helpful Review 18  
Old love doesn't rust
I'm off today. I wanted to have a bad day and not leave the house. Maybe a little tidying up and cleaning if I feel like it spontaneously. I don't usually wear perfume on such occasions. Unfortunately, the Zara return trip I found in my hallway did me a disservice - so I had to get to the next post office.
I found a pair of trousers to put on quite fast, for the suitable "I'm going to just take a package away" fragrance I needed something. Undecided I stood in front of my perfume cupboard until I discovered L'Impératrice at the back of the last corner. It has been years since I consciously wore it the last time, although I loved it idolatrously in 2009/2010 when it appeared. But I was a lot younger and had a different taste. I think you can say that my scent preferences today are quite different than back then.
Now I have been back home for quite a while and have taken off my trousers again, only the scent still sticks to me. And I curse myself that I did not wear L'Impératrice more often, even that the scent has been forgotten. Because it's unbelievably beautiful!
I can't really do anything with fruity notes. But L'Impératrice manages to bring the rhubarb, the watermelon and the kiwi together in such a wonderful creamy-sweet way that I'm absolutely thrilled. That's a great summer feel-good scent!
Well, old love doesn't rust. Or at least not always.
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Nale

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Top Review 16  
Fruity, fresh cleanliness
In everyday life with two toddlers you sometimes fall by the wayside, there is hardly time for beauty and other bells and whistles, you run from appointment to appointment.
It's the kind of day I like to wear L'Imperatrice on. The fresh, fruity prelude with kiwi and watermelon makes you feel good and the fruits are not too sweet. Then something slightly floral is added which gives the fragrance a pure... Shampoo moderate lends... Yummy. The base is soft, creamy and slightly woody... All in all, the fragrance is fresh, fruity and clean, you simply feel good.
The shelf life is also good with 5-6 hours :)
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DonJuanDeCat

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DonJuanDeCat
Helpful Review 18  
Game of Thrones, the new series!
Wait, before you start jumping around the room hoping to see a new series of Game of Thrones, when all you really want to see are the endless sex scenes (yes yes, especially taboo topics like the incestuous making out of siblings Cersei and Jaime,... or Arya, who you couldn't wait to finally see naked as well, as it, oh finally, happened in the last season (oops... spoilers?? :D)... well, you only saw the breasts, but still, ... God, you're all so perverted, guys!!), I should first tell you that I only used the title Game of Thrones here because the fragrance here I'm featuring, that is L'Impératice by Dolce & Gabbana, translates to Empress. And one of the advertising texts says that you ladies should get this fragrance so that you too can become an empress.

Well, stupid only if the fragrance now buy 10000 women. That means that there are then with one blow 10000 new empresses! And who will be the real empress? Who will sit on the throne? One way or another, there will be a battle for the throne... Game of Thrones. But you ladies don't need to slash each other now, we could have a little harmless cat fight, and of course since it's summer, a wet white t-shirt is DUTY in the process!!!! Mu ha ha ha, hah yes... that would be something! :DDD
And no, don't give me the evil eye, there are endless naked facts in Game of Thrones, too, when someone's head isn't cut off!

Alright,... while you're thinking about how you could still be mad at me again, even though I haven't done anything except introduce you to perfumas in wet t-shirts, I'll describe the scent to you until then!

The scent:
A little kiwi, a little rhubarb and watermelon are the scent notes that the fragrance starts with. He thus conveys a nice freshness in the summer, provided that one stands on fruity fragrances. In addition, there is a gentle sweetness, which probably come from the violets, but I can not say exactly at this point.
Only a little later one smells of the fruits more citric scents out, reminiscent of oranges and grapefruits, but that can also seem to you, because you can still smell the rhubarb well, which smells yes also quite sour.
After a short while, I smell a slightly stuffy scent that seems to come from undefinable flowers, but maybe it's the tart notes that smell like that towards the end, after they're past their best. After that, everything seems to die down quite a bit, well, for a fresh, summer scent, that's no wonder, but it's still a shame.
The end is slightly sweet and fruity and quite weak, so close to the body, moreover, almost banal. While still reasonably nice, but barely perceptible.

The sillage and the durability:
The sillage is already a bit weak at the beginning, so I think it's best to smell the fragrance only up close. Although the shelf life is already so about 5-6 hours, at the later hour the fragrance is of course much weaker.

The flacon:
The bottle is rectangular, tall and filled with pink fragrance liquid. The label on the front is plain white and shows the name, much like Chanel's more expensive fragrance line, which also relies on minimalism for the bottle design. The lid here is black and grooved. Looks nice, but like most fragrances like this, it's almost a little too simplistic (not to mention that all these bottles, regardless of brand, look pretty similar).

Conclusion:
Soo, I find L'Impératice now in itself yes okay. He smells at the beginning very nice, so that you can enjoy him especially in the summer quite for themselves (others just only in the vicinity due to the weak sillage). He is for my taste but somehow a little too quickly too weak or close to the body, which I find quite a pity, because on the basis of the then weak charisma of the fragrance can come across even one now and then something boring, because you hardly smell anything and if, then nothing more special or really nice is there.

So it is of course not suitable for going out, but more to use during the day. Who is not bothered by the weak sillage, which can try it yes times, as I said the beginning and the middle part are quite nice turned out. I especially like the nice rhubarb note, of which there are too few (good) fragrances in my opinion. Although you could try here times the fragrance of Hermès (Eau de Rhubarbe Écarlate), but also the fragrance is unfortunately quite short-lived failed, but it is still nice.

As for empresses, well... I don't know if an empress would smell like this... but I'd think of a casual summer day rather than an empress with a scent like this. But... why do you want to be an empress? Wouldn't you rather be princesses in pretty dresses? Mu ha ha :DD

And that's it from me again, have a nice evening everyone, see you :)

PS: There's actually a new Game of Thrones series coming out called "House of the Dragon" by the way. It takes place before the events of the original series... and yes, you will see how it will be and who all you will see stark naked this time, he he he
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Pasadena

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Pasadena
Helpful Review 22  
!! Peach for President !!
Today two years at Parfumo ..... and still not rated my signature scent. Goes yes GAR not!

There's not much to say, really. L'Impératrice has the 3 FRs: fruity, bold, fresh. Total peach drone, even though there's no peach in it - modern-day mystery! I've been using it for over 12 years, bottles dying like flies, but I can't even remember how I came up with it.

I also like to call him "Lone Survivor" - he's the sole survivor from the Anthology series of originally .... how many? .... at least 11 colleagues. Also, he seems to jealously defend his position - I love fruity perfumes, but when researching in advance I always found: don't need it, L'Impératrice has it all! I don't know how many fragrances I have NOT tested because of him.

Even in phases where I wasn't so dufte on it, I instinctively applied it. In my handbag is always an emergency atomizer .... even if my day fragrance is officially another and is also taken along.

If I had to match L'Impératrice to a song, it would be "Fresh" by Cool & The Gang. "He's fresh, is so fresh, exciting ... fresh as a summer breeze, mm-yeah!"

If someone forced me to commit to one scent for the rest of my life, I'd go with L'Impératrice because it fits my goofy disposition well.

(The Terminator in me, however, would go after that "someone" who forced it on me!!)
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PurpleKatPurpleKat 9 months ago
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A fruity beauty. Sweet, sour and fresh. Clean, bright and shampoo-y. Very refreshing in the heat. Affordable price.
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AmeliaAromaAmeliaAroma 1 year ago
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Fruity, watermelon, musk scent. Be careful of the musk, read recent reviews.
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Lily3013Lily3013 2 years ago
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An absolute surprise - I like it. That does not often happen with fruity-sweet fragrances. A new signature fragrance? But doesn't last long
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Jazzy76Jazzy76 3 years ago
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Pleasant and fresh-fruity, it could be "The One" in a summer version without the sweetish lytchee note.
Not bad, but too banal for its price
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ScentwitchScentwitch 3 years ago
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Deliciously juicy and fun!
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