Light Blue pour Homme by Dolce & Gabbana is a Citrus Aromatic fragrance for men launched in 2007.
The scent was a huge hit when it was released. So much so that it was the winner of award FiFi Award Fragrance Of The Year Men’s Luxe in 2008. This is a prestigious award only given to scents that deliver a memorable experience.
The scent is part of Dolce & Gabbana’s iconic Light Blue collection, and it’s inspired a range of flankers. Up to today, Light Blue pour Homme is still a very popular fragrance.
The keynotes of this Citrus Aromatic fragrance are Grapefruit, Bergamot, Sicilian Mandarin, Musk, and incense.
A note from the brand:
Dolce&Gabbana Light Blue perfume for men embodies the adventurous charm of a contemporary Mediterranean man, in this fresh, energizing fragrance. Magnetic, an invigorating cocktail of citrus fruits, perfectly balanced with rosemary and Indian patchouli.
|Perfume Name||Light Blue pour Homme|
|Brand||Dolce & Gabbana|
|Concentration||Eau de Toilette|
|Scent Family||Citrus Aromatic|
As a long-time fan of Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue collection, I recently picked up a sample from Sephora to try it out again. This is what I think of this iconic scent.
What does Light Blue pour Homme by Dolce & Gabbana smell like?
It’s a refreshing, smooth, and citrusy smell with a hint of sweetness. Although it has strong citrus notes, it’s not overpowering.
This fragrance has a laid-back, beachfront mood. Although it has a laid-back vibe, I still feel it’s smooth and sexy when I wear it. It has Dolce & Gabbana’s casual, yet always on-point, Italian style. Wearing this fragrance with a linen shirt and shorts would give someone the ultimate cool beach vibes. I’m strongly reminded of Versace Pour Homme. Though, this leans more fruity and playful.
|Top Notes||Grapefruit, Bergamot, Sicilian Mandarin and Juniper|
|Middle Notes||Pepper, Rosemary and Brazilian Rosewood|
|Base Notes||Musk, Incense and Oakmoss|
The scent opens with a moderate projection of the citrus, spicy and woody notes. While I found it to be mostly fresh, it also a little sour and bitter at the same time, but definitely pleasant overall. At first, it’s the citrus notes that are most prominent.
Quite quickly, the woody and spicy notes also start becoming more apparent. In terms of the woody notes, it’s a combination of fine piney and fresh wood that comes from the juniper and rosewood. The Rosemary and pepper notes also start to shine during this stage.
As the scent continues to dry down, the musk and incense start taking more center stage. The musk isn’t offensive. It’s more of a mild, white-like musk, and the incense is smoky. The citrus notes certainly don’t disappear during the dry down, they are just less sharp, but not less intense.
Sillage & Projection
I found the sillage to be moderate, about 4 feet around the wearer. The same goes for the projection. Overall I’d rate both the sillage and projection 4 out of 10. I definitely wish it would have a bit bigger sillage. It really only had a good projection for about an hour.
Longevity & Versatility
It’s definitely a super versatile scent, and I can imagine wearing it to a meeting, to the gym, and of course, on a beach vacation. I’d rate it 7 out of 10 for versatility. It will absolutely shine on warm days, but it would just feel odd wearing it in winter.
It’s a very inoffensive fragrance that won’t choke any around you, which makes it very office-proof. While I could see myself wearing it to a beach bar at night, I might consider something else for clubbing.
It’s a great fragrance, but I find its overall performance a bit disappointing. It lasts about 4 hours on my skin, so I’d also score it a 4 out of 10 for longevity.
This is the scent for someone that’s looking for a mass-appealing fragrance that will get you compliments and one that’s fresh without being too citrusy. It still has that little hint of sweetness that makes it a well-rounded and smooth scent. While I won’t say it’s the king of fresh scents, it’s definitely unique in terms of how smooth it is.
It’s a great scent for any age, and while I can imagine this as a unisex scent, the incense gives it a more masculine feel. If this is a type of scent that appeals to you, it’s worth investing in a bottle, in my opinion. It’s a great all-rounder and versatile scent to have in your collection.