Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana is a Floral Fruity fragrance for women. Light Blue was launched in 2001. The perfumer behind this fragrance is Olivier Cresp.
Light Blue was a such massive success when it was launched that it inspired a range of flankers. It’s one of the brand’s best selling scents and it’s become a cult favorite. It was the first scent in the Light Blue collection. This scent’s keynotes are Sicilian Lemon, Apple, Jasmine, Cedar, Musk and Amber.
From the brand:
An Italian Summer. Stolen glimpses, tender and sensual closeness, a breathtaking background: Bianca Balti and David Gandy, the iconic couple of Light Blue, are the protagonists of the campaign. A new chapter of their passionate love affair born under the enchanting Faraglioni Cliffs in Capri.
|Dolce & Gabbana
|Eau de Toilette
I’ve had a bottle of Light Blue in my collection for about 5 years now, and it’s my go-to summer scent. These are my thoughts on this iconic fragrance.
What does Light Blue by D & G smell like?
Light Blue is fresh and citrusy, with the Sicilian lemon and apple notes being the stars. The main accords are citrus, fruity, woody, and fresh.
This is the ultimate summer perfume. Dolce & Gabbana beautifully captures the essence of an Italian summer in this bottle. When I spray it on, it feels like I’m sitting on a yacht in the early afternoon when the sunlight hits the water, causing it to glisten. It’s lemonade by the beach in Italy on a hot summer day. It’s easy to wear but very sophisticated at the same time.
|Sicilian Lemon, Apple, Cedar and Bellflower
|Bamboo, Jasmine and White Rose
|Cedar, Musk and Amber
The first notes I pick up are lemon or apple. I’m able to smell both depending on what I’m ‘trying’ to smell. It’s a beautiful and clean scent – it’s really the epitome of freshness.
Bright and citrusy. I don’t get any particular floral note, but it does dry down to a clean woodsy scent. The woodier base notes come through stronger over time. After a couple of hours, the top notes start to fade a bit but never disappear entirely.
I found the projection a bit low overall, and I usually have to reapply it again during the day. However, I don’t find this really a problem, as in the summer, I don’t want anything too strong or overbearing.
Sillage & Projection
It has a moderate sillage, and it radiates within arm’s length. As I mentioned, I definitely have to reapply the scent to keep up this moderate level of sillage and projection. Overall, I’d give it a 6 out of 10 from this perspective.
Longevity & Versatility
This is the perfect go-to summer scent. If you are holidaying in the Mediterranean, it’s like the perfect soundtrack to a romantic movie. I also wear this when I’m home as a daily scent to the office etc., during the spring and summer months. It’s a crowd-pleaser and definitely not an offensive fragrance, so I never have to overthink where or how I wear it.
It feels too light and summery for the fall and winter, so I always wear something else during the colder months. While I’ve worn this on dates during the summer, I prefer something a bit more sexy for dates.
While Light Blue is primarily marketed to women, I think this is definitely a unisex scent. It’s fresh and fruity, and anyone that likes fragrances like that will most likely also enjoy Light Blue. So if you want a fresh and clean scent, this is a good place to start.
It’s suitable for a variety of ages, and it’s not a super complicated scent. It’s something that will always work during the warmer months, and it’s not overbearing, so it’s always a safe bet.
However, if you are into stronger scents also for the warmer months, then I wouldn’t purchase this fragrance. Of course, it’s a summer scent to its light and fresh, but this also means you will most likely have to reapply it during the day. It’s pretty well-priced for designer perfume, in my opinion, so I’d say it’s worthy of a full bottle.