The One with backbone and nuts. Bogart can also do desserts!
The One by Dolce & Gabbana is one of the highest (and most frequently) rated men's fragrances at Parfumo. I can understand that halfway: because it's undoubtedly an all around pleasing, at the beginning gently green-fresh, sweet orange blossom-cardamom-amber-tobacco flatterer. Occasionally I like to wear the softie. And I find it to be finely velvety and warm. But there's something missing. Backbone! And I don't mean primarily that it won't last forever (The One EdP is okay there). I mean that I feel like I'm sinking into The One, like I'm sinking into a sofa that's too soft. There are missing edges, bones - a resistance halt.
And now, as you would expect from Bogarts, it's available in Silver Scent Deep. For all its orange blossom and vanilla sweetness and softness, it also has a framework for leaning against it. The only slightly supporting, by no means prominent rose geranium and nutmeg nuances in the heart note perform such services; but above all the very beautiful, rather rarely used and here infinitely long lasting walnut. Which soon begins to resonate in a restrained manner. And which then works its way forward more and more and can last for a very long working day. Nut plus tonka in the vanilla base note make this fragrance a treat, which not only grates liquorice, but also struts it as squared timber into a stable framework.
Silver Scent Deep thus demonstrates that the Parisian specialist factory for powerful fragrances can not only produce its famous green-spicy stew-with-style classics, but also knows how to prepare a proper dessert. As always with the Bogarts, the flacons with strange plastic spray-hoods look rather retro-futuristic. To my taste, these things are almost so out of style that they should be really great in - revalued as camp.
But the sprayers do what they have to do: they release powerful bursts of fragrance from this very nutritious dessert. Which - as one would expect from the house of Bogart - rather resemble a voluminous ladle full of finely seasoned flummery than petits fours arranged in tiny pieces with tweezers. But the recipe and the ingredients are good. The composition is harmonious.
Silver Scent Deep does not smell silvery anywhere in my nose (the bottle is rightly black...), but it is deep and creamy. And it gets better and finer as the drydown progresses: one night and a shower after the application, my wrist still smells of a sweet and tangy hazelnut. At this point, only Zero is left of Dolce&Garnichts The One. He's off early, he lacks the necessary bones.
In my opinion, Silver Scent Deep can be worn by anyone who feels like rich sweetness, and the powerful orange blossom and creamy vanilla-nut cream will not interfere with their diet planning. For my taste, something like this is more suitable in the evening and not at too high temperatures. With Bogart's endurance, the morning after, highly pleasant scents remain on the skin or sheets. If sweet is to be sinned against, this nibbling is worth a try.