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D&G Masculine Fragrance Review By Dolce And Gabbana

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Wednesday, 18th March, 2015

Dolce And Gabbana Masculine Fragrance Review

For this week’s men’s fragrance review I have dug this out of my collection. I can’t say it’s one of my favourites, as you can tell from the amount left in the bottle, but that doesn’t mean it’s not nice. This is D&G Masculine from Dolce and Gabbana. It’s said to be discontinued now, but can still be found in some places.

As you see from the bottle colour, you’d expect this to be a citrus style of scent, and you’d be right. This scent was released in 1999 and it truly is an old school, old fashioned green citrus type of scent, which is not necessarily a bad thing.

The green and yellow citrus notes are strong, but you do get slight hints of musk and wood which underline it’s masculine name, and it’s old school style of fragrance.

The atomizer is different to most Eau De Toilette spray bottles. The spray is not a vast wide spray of perfume, but a smaller shorter burst which means over-spraying is inevitable. One of the good things about this is that scents are not really made like this anymore, so it will give you a unique smell if nothing else.

It’s not unpleasant by any means, but since I’ve learned that it’s been discontinued I am not too sad about it.

If you’re looking for something to wear from the 90’s which is citrus for this spring then it could be worth consideration if you own a bottle or can find one.

Best season to wear – Spring
Scent type – Citrus
Age Recommendation – 21+
Best Worn – Casual, Formal, Day Wear

Top Notes – Living kumquat, Bergamot, Lemon tree leaves, Petitgrain leaves.

Middle Notes – Thyme, Basil, Peppermint leaves, Rosemary, Helional, Ozone living flower.

Base Notes – Fig wood, Teak wood, Vetiver, Tonka beans, Vanilla pod, Musk.

What do you think of D&G Masculine? Did you pick up the original while it was around? If you’re looking for a new scent, you can read my fragrance reviews for fresh and classics men’s aftershaves.

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Michael Adams

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  1. Tracy Said,

    Hi Michael,
    Interesting review…as its discontinued though, can you recommend something that smells very similar?

    posted on Saturday 3rd October, 2015 at 12:14
  2. Michael Said,

    Hi Tracy,
    Thanks for your comment. I can’t really say I own anything which is very similar to this, it’s very citrus and lemon like. The new Ferrari Bright Neroli has similar notes to it, and CK One is also in the same type of range but not as citrus-like, and YSL Pour Homme too.

    posted on Saturday 3rd October, 2015 at 15:30
  3. Shak Said,

    Hi Michael

    I been searching everywhere on the net to find a bottle as it was one of my faves – brought me to your page, do you have any idea where I maybe able to buy a bottle from, I seen one website selling a small bottle for over £100!!!!

    posted on Monday 14th December, 2015 at 10:08
  4. Michael Said,

    Hi Shak,

    Sorry, I Don’t. I believe it’s discontinued now, so you’ll probably have a hard time finding a bottle, and then if you do it will be expensive and not from an authorised reseller, so you’ll not know the condition of the scent or if it’s actually genuine (sadly there’s lots of counterfeits of fragrances around). It is a shame for people who love this, I actually have almost the full bottle (as shown) since it’s never been a particular favourite of mine.


    posted on Tuesday 15th December, 2015 at 9:26
  5. Markus Said,

    Company “Bargello” is a dupe producer. I just bought one bottle of the fragrance nr 546 and what should i say – it smells exactly like the original d&g masculine!! Lasts more than 10 Hours, like the original! Test it !!!! And the best, its very cheap! (About 16 €/ 55 ml)

    posted on Saturday 2nd January, 2016 at 13:26
  6. Michael Said,

    Hi Markus,

    Thanks for the info. I guess you can always find something close or even identical if you have, but you’ll always know it’s not the genuine thing, so it probably won’t feel as good as a proper genuine original. Good find if you’re happy with it though 🙂

    posted on Sunday 3rd January, 2016 at 19:38
  7. Andrew Said,

    Loved this stuff and can’t get it anywhere now, I would say closest thing to this would be Armani Acqua Di Gio Essenza that’s what I wear now it’s very similar imo

    posted on Monday 23rd May, 2016 at 23:32
  8. Michael Said,

    Thanks for the info 🙂

    posted on Tuesday 24th May, 2016 at 20:05
  9. paul Said,

    david beckhams instinct smell the same as d&g masculine

    posted on Wednesday 16th November, 2016 at 17:57
  10. Tara Said,

    Hi Michael, do you still have the aftershave & would you be willing to sell?

    posted on Thursday 19th January, 2017 at 22:13
  11. Michael Said,

    Hi Tara, thanks for your comment. Sadly I am not looking to sell.

    posted on Friday 20th January, 2017 at 0:18
  12. Steve Said,

    Hi Markus where do you buy the Bargello from ?

    posted on Friday 3rd February, 2017 at 0:03
  13. stuart Said,

    Been looking for ages for a smell like the original D&G Masculine.
    Markus- do you have a lnk to the one you brought (nr 546) from bargello?
    or does anyone else as i cannot find it.
    Anyone else have any suggestions for something the same as the D&G?

    posted on Friday 6th October, 2017 at 6:54
  14. Michael Said,

    Hi Stuart,
    There’s a couple of suggestions here which some say are similar. There’s also some people who think Cartier Declaration which some think is similar; I don’t own this so can’t really verify.

    posted on Sunday 8th October, 2017 at 20:37