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Dior and Dolce and Gabbana Fragrance Sample Test

A few months ago, while ordering from Sephora, I ordered two free fragrance samples to go with my order. The two fragrance samples are Dolce & Gabbana’s The One and Dior’s Poison Girl. When I opened the bottles, I wasn’t sure of the scents or if I would like them at all. So, I took a few weeks (Ok, it was a few months) to decide if I liked them or if they bothered my allergies compared to other fragrances I tried at that time.

The first fragrance I tried was Poison Girl…

I wanted to try this fragrance first because it was an eau de toilette, which means the scent shouldn’t been as intense as eau de parfume.

The card the fragrance arrived in is very shinny, so photographing it was hard. Inside the card was not shinny, but it did have information about the fragrance and what the full size bottle looks like…

Also, the sample is in a spray!

As for the fragrance, it has a citrus scent to it. Sephora’s listing for Dior’s Poison Girl describes the fragrance as…

… a floral gourmand that seduces with a fruity floral top note and the addictive base. A pairing of icy-cool and juicy oranges complement each other while armfuls of sensual flowers introduce a spirited hot and cold ambiance. Lastly, tonka bean and vanilla notes spread their sensual and bittersweet caress.

I do like citrus scents, but I recently noticed that when I look for and smell fragrances, I favor floral scents more than citrus. When I was a teenager, I used to like citrus and vanilla scents more than floral scents, but it seems my tastes in fragrances have changed over the past ten years.

When I tested Poison Girl, I realized the scent is stronger than other eau de toliettes I’ve tried. When I applied it, the fragrance didn’t bother my allergies as much as I normally fear when I try a new fragrance, but I did start to bother me after a few hours of wear. Because of this, I had to wash it off before it gave me a really bad headache.

Overall, I don’t think Poison Girl is a bad fragrance. In fact, I think could be great for someone who likes citrus scents. I am disappointed that I cannot wear it because, even though I favor floral scents, I liked the scent.

As for Dolce & Gabbana’s fragrance The One, it also came in a foil card that made it hard to photograph…

The card had a peal tab on the right side, enclosing the fragrance sample in the card. (I’m not sure why this was done, but I assume it’s a way to make sure it’s tamper proof)

Once I pulled the tab, the inside of the card looked like this…

And the sample bottle looked like this…

The sample bottle is not a spray bottle, but it does have a plastic stick that dips inside the bottle to reach the fragrance.

Sephora’s listing for The One says the fragrance has notes of…

Bergamot, Mandarin, Lychee, Peach, Madonna Lily, Muguet, Plum, Jasmine, Vetiver, Vanilla, Amber, Musk.

While searching for the listing of The One, I realized that there is an eau de parfum, which is what the sample is of, and a fragrance for men. So, if anyone is looking for the same fragrance as my sample, search for a fragrance that is called “The One” and has a gold lid. The men’s fragrance is called “The One for Men” and has a dark brown or black lid.

The One was not as strong as Poison Girl and it did not bother my allergies. Although it was not my favorite scent, it smelled really nice and liked it. It is strong, like an eau de parfum should be, but it does wear off faster than other parfums I’ve tried. Because of this, I’m not sure if it will last all day without reapplying.

Overall, I liked the samples, but I wish Poison Girl did not bother my allergies. I had very high hopes for it and I loved the scent when I sprayed it on a tissue and smelled it later, so I’m very disappointed that it bothered my allergies. The One was a real surprise for me. I though it would bother my allergies, but it didn’t. And I’m glad it didn’t! I’m still not sure how I feel about it or if I would like to buy a full bottle in the future. I’m going to wait and see if I like it as time goes on.

Thank you for reading!

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