Light Blue 2001 Eau de Toilette

Light Blue (Eau de Toilette) by Dolce & Gabbana
Bottle Design Pierre Dinand
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Ranked 76 in Women's Perfume
7.2 / 10 1138 Ratings
A perfume by Dolce & Gabbana for women, released in 2001. The scent is fresh-citrusy. It is still in production.
Layers well with Not a Perfume (Eau de Parfum)
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Fresh
Citrus
Aquatic
Fruity
Floral

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Top Notes Top Notes
Sicilian citronSicilian citron AppleApple BluebellBluebell
Heart Notes Heart Notes
BambooBamboo JasmineJasmine RoseRose
Base Notes Base Notes
CedarwoodCedarwood MuskMusk AmberAmber

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7.21138 Ratings
Longevity
6.3926 Ratings
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6.2879 Ratings
Bottle
6.4898 Ratings
Value for money
7.1381 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 24.05.2024.

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FioreMarina

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FioreMarina
FioreMarina
Top Review 27  
Schnucki or: The curl of the lemon
My friend Schnucki tears open the door of the passenger side and throws a package on my lap.
"There!" she says and plops down on the seat next to me.
In real life, of course, her name is not Precious. She has a name that expresses her mother's vain hope for female gentleness, and she would probably tear my head off if she found out about the pseudonym I gave her here. Fortunately, that's highly unlikely. But more on that later.
Schnucki embodies what I like to think of an Amazon; in less complicated times she would probably have cut off her breast to avoid getting in her way while archery, but times have become more complicated and so she is content to pierce her unhappy counterpart with glances despite her lovely appearance or at least to put a few well-chosen words to flight. In any case, caution is advised when dealing with her.
So I start the engine and gently ask, "What is this?"
"What does it look like?" asks Precious and rolls her eyes. "A present!"
"Oh - for me?" I ask and add hastily, because that was of course a stupid question, "How nice! What is it?"
"Open it."
"When I stop driving, okay?" Schnucki sighs, takes the parcel from my lap and winds it up. Patience is not one of her virtues. A cardboard box in the most beautiful sky blue appears, which she waves under my nose. I look, involuntarily stepping on the brakes, look again, this time longer. "Oh", I do. "Is that - perfume?"
Precious has to sigh again. But today I am also really slow to grasp. "Light Blue", she explains. It sounds almost solemn "But Light Blue is your perfume!" Not that I ever smelled it on her. I know that because she told me. Honey's idea of appropriate scent dosage is below the threshold of perception.
"Yeah - and?"
"Would you like me to smell like you?" "Why not?" Schnucki's expression reflects absolute incomprehension. I explained about the Muggles once before on a blog. Now - this is another Muggle - wait. And I don't even try to argue with things like "individuality" and "expression of personality". But Schnucki is not even finished yet.
"The thing that really gets on my nerves about you," she says and comes around the corner with her true motives, "is how you always smell of perfume! All feminine and so sweet and flowery, t-o-t-a-l annoying! Now by the way again."
I smell discreetly of samsara, take a deep breath, let my wonderfully exclusive, select feminine perfume collection pass me by in my mind and digest the defeat.
"Anyway, it's a slam dunk," I say in a barely trembling voice. "I love perfume. Tonight I'll try it on."
I don't have to tell her that I have a not entirely unprejudiced shyness towards universally popular mainstream fragrances. Or that I read about scouring milk and Master Popper on Parfumo. I just have to try it. And then come up with a nice excuse.
So in the evening I press the spray button with all my heart, I arm myself inwardly - and am then first surprised by a wonderfully successful, delicately scented lemon: not sour, not synthetic, not even loud, but cheerful and light-hearted. I am taken with it and in a decidedly mild mood, when immediately afterwards an aquatic wave crashes over me, like most aquatic notes of select artificiality and completely inauthentic, but, I must admit, somehow and actually quite pleasant. The little lemon flies frightened into the background, from where it still sparks little yellow flashes of joy for a good two hours. And as if from distant shores it flutters across. Anyone who wants to believe that this discreet floral accent comes from roses and jasmine will be happy to believe it. Bamboo or anything green, like the apple, by the way, shines in my perception by absence, if I am not to understand them as indistinguishable components of the aqua note.
Last but not least, Oliver Cresp has the nice idea of combining amber, musk and cedar wood into a base that I would have had no objection to at all if it hadn't obviously remained with good intentions. None of this appears, perhaps because after three hours the fragrance becomes dull and matte, then slightly musty and finally disappears in the waves of my perceptive faculties like a slightly brackish triton. Before I go to sleep, the light blue magic is over.
What does that mean for me now? Will I wear the scent?
Of course I will. On hot summer days like today. For the lemon. And to remind myself that a fragrance has more to offer than exquisite ingredients and a balanced composition. For example, that it is a symbol of sweetness and a wonderful friendship. And if nothing else speaks for him, then that is not little.
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Felicity

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Felicity
Felicity
Top Review 21  
Here comes the sun!
Light blue, that's what my father used as watercolor in his painter's box. It reminds me of very early times, of hours of familiar, common falling in love with brushes and colours.
Light Blue for me is also a heavenly blue sky and a golden ray of light that sings: "Here comes the sun!" (Beatles). Light Blue is such a ray of fragrant happiness in my sometimes rather grey everyday life. One spray from the handy, elegant bottle and everything changes! He meets my worn-out thoughts, gets me out of there, takes space and spreads out: Wow, life is bright and grey is a deception - I've always known it! Above the clouds there is always the blue sky and the sun shines, I know that from the plane! Even if we can't always see it! On my skin I smell lemon and white flowers, light, soft and fluffy, a morning summer garden under Italy's sun, fabulous, fresh and carefree. The sea glitters in the distance. Always accessible thanks to Dolce and Gabbana ...
Light Blue for me is the embodiment of the longing for the clear and undisguised perception of early childhood, for the freshness of the morning and the element of surprise in which a sudden ray of sunlight bathes everything in a completely different light.
It doesn't last soooo long with me, maybe about 4, 5 hours - a TZ is part of it during the day.
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DonJuanDeCat

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DonJuanDeCat
DonJuanDeCat
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Eating crispy sour apples by the sea
Hey folks, today I come to a fragrance that is certainly no longer an unknown and it should be known even to those who have not yet tried it, namely Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana. It was first released about 20 years ago and since then there have been several flankers of it. I have tried some of the fragrances on several occasions, but I have only described two of them so far, the Light Blue Love in Capri for women and the Light Blue pour Homme Eau Intense for men. The women's fragrance was unfortunately rather forgetable... but I liked the men's fragrance.

But now it's time to describe the original fragrance, at least of the women's fragrances, from this series. After all, the Light Blue brand continues to evolve and both men and women now have several flankers to choose from. The quality and popularity seems to fluctuate quite a bit (similar to all the Armani Code fragrances), if you look at the ratings here, which vary from about 6 points to 8 points.

All right, it all started with the EDT from 2001, which is described as one of the most popular summer fragrance series of all, and it is said that even under 1000 scents, the scents would still be easily recognizable. So, the first thing I would like to emphasize is that the series is so popular, because otherwise not so many flankers would have been published. That the fragrances, especially the newer ones but nowadays among many other fragrances can be easily identified, well, I doubt that a little bit. But let's smell first, or rather I smell, and you read as usual :))

Oops, was that an introduction without the usual bitching about ladies? Yes! A little variety is in order. Besides, every comment writer would like to gain new readers from time to time, so it's certainly not helpful if you start every sentence with "Women are the root of all evil" :DDD

The smell:
Light Blue starts off quite nicely, and above all fresh. I smell lime, apple and green notes that I can't quite identify yet. Maybe it could be bamboo, as I can see this scent in the scent pyramid right now. The citric scents also come across as sparkling, which must be especially good in summer. The apple is also crisp and sour, so it's not the lovely and sweet red apple, but these sour green apples, which I personally like very much, not so much as a scent but as a fruit in itself, but the scent is of course not that bad either.
Later it stays fresh, but the limes die off a little, while the apples get slightly stronger.
Even later, however, I like the scent a little less. Because even if it should continue to smell fresh and sour, it smells almost too sour for my taste, which would still be okay, but it also smells slightly flowery-sticky. I don't know where this smell comes from, but I think it's not the roses, because I often perceive roses as sour, but never stuffy. This stuffy-flowery something reduces the quality of the fragrance for me, because it also makes the fragrance seem more boring, which I find a pity, since it started so well.
And it will stay that way until the end. So it remains a bit stuffy and also quite trivial. So I don't like the base at all.

The Sillage and the durability:
The Sillage is okay, no bang, it's just another typical summer scent, where especially the top note appears briefly sparkling and strong, but then quickly fizzles away, as it is with all citrus scents. The shelf life... okay the shelf life is eight hours, even more, but more than half of this time the fragrance still smells stuffy and sour and therefore not very good. If I wouldn't test the scent to the end, I would have washed it off after four hours or so or at least sprayed it on again.

The bottle! The bottle is rectangular and milky, the neck and spray area are chrome-plated and on top of it sits the likewise rectangular but blue cap. The bottle is not a beauty, but still nice to look at, especially since its three-part colouring, which matches the summer, makes it look like a popsicle :D

Conclusion:
Soo, Light Blue EDT is not bad in principle. It starts nice and fresh and is therefore especially suitable for warm days. I'm only a little bothered by the stuffy floral notes that you can smell in the base, but maybe this doesn't bother you so much, as such scents can be found in many floral scents and apparently nobody but me is bothered by them. So I also think that this fragrance has a rather less successful recognition scent, because even with the beautiful beginning of the fragrance I would not immediately say: "Hey, that must be Light Blue!

So for me there are much nicer summer scents, but I think you could take a look at this one, or the flankers, some of which are certainly better than this one, but I don't know for sure, because I still have to test all these scents, argh, there is always so much to do here on Parfumo, I can't do more... :D

Incidentally, the fragrance is suitable as a simple daytime scent, as it is not only unspectacular for going out, but also has a much too weak effect.

There, that's it. The other Light Blue scents I will test with time as I said, I don't want you to complain :))
Well then, have a nice evening and see you next time :)
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Benlives

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Benlives
Benlives
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Minimalist fine summer scent
Light Blue is a very good example that sometimes less can be more. No endlessly overloaded fragrance pyramid, but a clearly structured fragrance structure distinguishes this cream-fresh hit which is predestined for the summer. "Keep it simple." Whether Mr. Cresp already had this motto in mind when approaching this composition I don't know, but the finished product reflects this guiding principle perfectly. Apple, lemon (a very mandarin lemon in my opinion...), a hint of jasmine and wood. All accompanied by this clean and light creaminess. Beautiful, successful scent for the warm days. I don't need a big bouquet of flowers or a sticky carnival sweetness, which I also appreciate with a woman's scent and is rare nowadays.
Lasts about 5 hours with my girlfriend, which is really remarkable for a rather light summer perfume. I am also astonished by the fact that there are only marginal differences between the men's and women's versions.
All in all a great candidate for the warm season, which can score well with its simplicity and harmonic composition.
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Neroline

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Neroline
Neroline
Top Review 14  
The gentle blue
In my small series of summer fragrances today I would like to introduce one of my personal favorites:
Light blue.
So much has already been written about him, both positive and negative. Yet he simply belongs with me on my list of summer scents.

Light blue is in and of itself a rather unspectacular fragrance. It is clean and above all FRESH!
When the thermometer reaches the 30°C mark in summer, I prefer not to have a scent around me. In the evening yes, but otherwise rather no. A body spray does a good job. Nevertheless, I like a cool refreshment or a gentle breeze from time to time and citrus scents are suitable for this. Light blue is such a citrus scent.

When I smell Light blue I think of carefree holidays on Capri and the Amalfi coast. To the ink blue water and the fresh clear air during the crossing on the ship. On a fine beach with lots of sun and children laughing. Freshly squeezed lemons and oranges mixed with sugar and mineral water to a delicious lemonade. The gentle sunsets, the blue grotto and lots of love. And of course the unbridled joy of life of the inhabitants with everything that belongs to it.

The special thing about Light blue is its softness. Citrus fragrances are often tangy and masculine. Light blue is gentle. The citrus freshness is accompanied by the fine sweetness of the apple as soon as it is sprayed on. Rose and jasmine give a beautiful feminine touch, reinforced by the fresh bamboo. The woody base not only gives it depth and powderiness but also makes it durable. The complete package is a perfect, feminine fresh fragrance that not only refreshes, but also lasts for a few hours. Even after 5 hours it still blows me gently fresh and delicately floral. It never gets too much, it doesn't bother you and you can wear it even if you don't feel like scent.

Despite countless copies, he has been able to retain his charm. Because the Dupes are always missing something. Either they're too sweet or too bitter, or they fly like the wind. This soft feminine note has only light blue.

Light blue is pure joie de vivre for me and has therefore been my unspectacular all-time favorite in summer for years.
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DanielleDanielle 5 years ago
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So very fresh and exciting unisex perfume. Thickeling toppnotes and lovely heartnot.
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DopeweaselDopeweasel 2 years ago
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Its a modern freshie done well. Leans feminine but can be unisex. Nothing too tart but does bring an aquatic, fresh and light vibe to it
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KohakuKohaku 1 year ago
All the hype made me want to try this finally. Then I did, only to find it has the play doh note that makes me queasy.
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Jazzy76Jazzy76 5 years ago
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This scent smells of....air and sky! Quite synthetic, it's the typical "blue essence". I owned it but it wasn't my cup of tea. Good sillage
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KatzevogelKatzevogel 4 months ago
Simple, clean citrus. Easiest summer scent
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