Thursday, February 21, 2013

Light Blue Pour Homme by Dolce & Gabbana

Mandarin, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Juniper.
Rosemary, Pepper, Rosewood.
Musk, Incense, Oak Moss.

About 4 years ago, I purchased a bottle while at the mall. For me, 2 things were wrong with that scenario. I never buy "retail" or at least rarely do so, nor do I purchase frags at the mall. I revel in "deals", so that kind of nudges retail out of the picture. Also, at that particular period in time, I was heavily into Classic Masculines and experiencing torrid love affairs with the likes of Capucci Punjab and those of his ilk. Light Blue P.H. just didn't float my boat at the time.

I, like the times, have changed just enough to appreciate certain things I was incapable of enjoying in the not too distant past. I believe this was due to wearing and smelling only powerful fragrances. If I chanced upon something not as substantial, I perceived it as lacking.

These days, I sample enough diversity to circumvent that from happening. It's not by design either, just happenstance. Upon wearing Light Blue Pour Homme again, I experienced nuances that I enjoy, having escaped me the first time around. The citric-wood in the opening is rather good without having to resort to the sledgehammer approach. The scent, as a whole, is airy while maintaining substance. Light Blue's "prime" ( on my skin ) can be summed up as a citric woody with accentuating spices.  The grapefruit rendition isn't conventional in aroma, but performs well within the accord and seems to be a nice counterpoint for the woods.

The fragrance reminds me of something Don Johnson of Miami Vice fame would have worn while working in the Floridian heat. The projection is moderate, but full bodied and performs admirably as a personal space scent. The muskiness that's been present from the beginning slowly elevates in volume once the base and drydown stages commence. Incense and Moss are not standout notes during my wearings, but I'm persuaded that they add dimension to the Citrus, Woods, soft Spices and Musk.

So, 4 years or so later, would I recommend or even repurchase Dolce & Gabbana's Light Blue Pour Homme? I have to say "yes" to the recommendation and "maybe" to the idea of procuring another bottle. I simply have too many fragrances and these days, a fragrance almost has to make my head do the cliched Linda Blair 360 in order for me to go in the wallet. Longevity is average at about 4 hours, so with that, I will give Light Blue the thumbs up and the usual suggestion to sample before purchase.

2 comments:

  1. Wow, Aromi enjoying an aquatic scent? I thought I'd never see the day! Like you, I've come to enjoy almost anything that's done well, including some aquatics, even if I rarely wear them. I've never tried Light Blue, but your review has inspired me to give it a shot.

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  2. Hi shamu. I guess times are a changin'.......lol......

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