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I haven't bought a perfume in a while but at Christmas I got a couple given to me and so I decided to finally try them. One of these perfumes was Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme, I usually like their fragrances as I love Light Blue by them and so expected this one to be just as good. Having a name like Pour Femme, I expected this to be quite feminine and classy at the same time, I like Dolce & Gabbana as a brand and know their perfumes are not the cheapest at all. It comes in a range of sizes as most perfumes do, this perfume was launched only in 2012 so it isn't that old and is fairly recent so a lot of people might not have heard of it still.
This fragrances comes in quite a simple bottle, it is a tall rectangular clear glass bottle with rose coloured liquid inside and the gold Dolce & Gabbana logo on the front of it. It looks sophisticated and has a dark lid with a gold rectangle under it and it says 'Pour Femme' and 'eau de parfum' and this is literally all that is on the bottle, it is very minimalist. I like that it is a very clean looking bottle as it looks elegant and the bottle symoblises this which works well for the brand. It doesn't strike me as being a feminine bottle though but it comes in a 25ml, 50ml or 100ml bottle, I was given the 50ml which is a good enough size for me.
DOLCE & GABBANA POUR FEMME EDP
Now, this perfume being 'Pour Femme' to me struck me that it would be very feminine and very classy and to be honest it is. It's strange with this scent as when I first sprayed it, it seemed very heavy and it was quite soapy which isn't really my kind of thing at all as it seemed too mature for me. However, with this fragrance after wearing it for an hour or so it adapts to who is wearing it and settled into my skin becoming more sweet and very much my kind of thing as it was feminine and at the same time quite musky and I could pick up slight vanilla hints. I love a sweet scent and this was really nice after it sunk into my skin.
To get more information I decided to further look into the notes that created this perfume to find if I was correct on my initial thoughts. This perfume has top notes of raspberry which I would never have picked up on as I get no fruity notes, the heart note is marshmallow which I can in fact pick up on with the sweetness to the scent and the slight musky. Lastly, it has base notes of vanilla which I could notice after wearing it for a while as it is very apparent over any scent. I think maybe with the raspberry note that when I first sprayed it, it seemed quite strong and soapy so maybe I had picked up on this but it is described as being a floral scent which to me is odd.
I think this perfume would suit any age group as it is quite versatile which I like as being a scent called 'Pour Femme' the fact that it is adaptable for women is great. The perfume is again one for day or night as it doesn't have an obvious essence about it and I wear it on day or night occasions and I always feel great when I wear it. Once it turns sweeter after wearing it for a while, it does still smell great but it does fade slightly, when wearing it for a whole day if you wanted it for night, you would find you would need a top up. I sprayed twice and it did me fine as it has quite a powerful spray on it, so it seemed to be enough to keep it on.
I do really like this fragrance a lot and I would recommend it, if you love a sweet scent then you will like this. It would be nice to give someone as a gift and being Dolce & Gabbana, it has lived up to the name by being good quality and not fading that much at all when wearing it. I don't use too much when I wear it so the bottle will last a good amount of time and the other positive is the fact that it is versatile in terms of age and occasion, it means you can use it a lot more this way. I like Dolce & Gabbana scents and this one works, had I not been given it, I might not have picked it up with the simple bottle but I am glad I got it, the notes all work well together.
To buy this perfume, it can be purchased in all department stores and places like Boots and Superdrug. The Perfume Shop are selling the 25ml at £37.50 all EDP and the 50ml is £57.50, the 100ml is £71.50 but there is a 50ml gift set at £44.99 which includes a 100ml body lotion.
The official Dolce & Gabbana website is http://www.dolcegabbana.com/.
Pour Femme embodies the essence of the DolceandGabbana woman: passionate, sensual and seductive, confident and aware of her own beauty. The fragrance epitomizes Mediterranean harmonies and contrasts. Nuances of Raspberry give way to the addictive qualities of the sugary 'Guimauve' and full-bodied sensuality of the Vanilla base notes.