About Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana (2007)
Italian fragrance designers Dolce & Gabbana struck gold with Light Blue when they released it in 2007. In 2008 it won a FIFA Award for fragrance of the year. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana teamed up with Oliver Cresp to develop a cologne that was inspired Sicily, which is their home near the Mediterranean.
If you are an absolute fan of Light Blue, you can find it in multiple limited editions and as of 2012, the fragrance has received approximately 12 awards. Currently, Light Blue is the second most popular fragrance and you can feel free to check out our full list here.
Cologne Master Awards
What does Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana smell like?
Top notes: Apple, Cedar, Bellflower, Sicilian Lemon
Middle notes: White rose, Bamboo, Jasmine
Base notes: Amber, Musk, Cedar
Light blue is listed as a “classic balanced fragrance”. The fragrance consists of notes of Sicilian Mandarin, Frozen Grape Fruit Peel, Russian Pepper, Rosemary, and Oak Moss.
To me, Light Blue fits into the category of light, citrus, fresh colognes like most any other colognes. Where it stands out from others is the hint of pepper you get when you inhale it deeply. This cologne reminds me slightly of baby oil, but I don’t want it to say it’s an over powering scent.
What other colognes does it smell like?
Aqva Marina – Monotheme
The notes that you most likely smell;
What does it smell like to a normal person?
“A high quality citrus scent in a similar vein to Acqua Di Gio. Best in summer; adequate for cooler weather. The projection is initially very high but within a half-hour it’s a light fragrance. It’s pleasant, safe, won’t offend anyone and is overall an elegant well-made fresh fragrance.” – Lightning
“There’s a reason why some fragrances are popular, and why many people wear them. It’s because they smell good, like this one.
I’ve tried my fair share of niche, vintage etc., and while I can appreciate the “art”, most of them are not well received by the people around me.
One might call this “generic” in that it smells like very many other fragrances in the same genre, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s a smell that people can relate to and evokes a laidback state of mind.
I can’t count the times I’ve worn a rare, highly appreciated perfume in the fragrance community (let’s say Patou Pour Homme), only to hear “Jesus, man, what the hell are you wearing?” I’ve often found pleasure in wearing a fragrance I know most people won’t be wearing, but that doesn’t mean I’m doing myself any favors.
I’ve probably been somewhat of a perfume snob for a few years, but that hasn’t been working out too well for my wallet or senses.
In conclusion (and back to Light Blue), longevity and sillage are excellent, it smells great and chicks love it.” – Housebliss
“I don’t think D & G Light Blue for men deserves all of the negative press it gets. IMHO, you really only need one “aquatic” fragrance, and this is mine. Fresh, clean, and there’s no question that women love it. However, I have to admit that I have a soft spot for light blue because it was the first cologne I would steal sprays of from my older brother , therefore I have some history with it.
Is it mind blowing? No, but then again I’ve never had my mind blown by any aquatic before. Does it do its job? Definitely, I love it. Will I look into any other aquatic scents? No, Light Blue should be it for me in that regard, I’ve smelt quite a few others and still find light blue to be my favorite of the genre. If I want something more exciting and interesting, I’ll delve into different genres of cologne I have.
My only complaint is the price, which is a bit high. If I didn’t have the scent memory with this one, I might look for something cheaper, but too late!
Pros: Clean, fresh, pleasant, inoffensive scent.
Cons: Price point” – FranktheTank
Who Should Buy This Cologne?
Age Group: 18+
Light Blue is a great cologne for almost any age. If you are a middle-schooler, I would recommend starting off with something else, but you could also give this one a shot.
With it’s fresh scent, Spring and Summer seem to be the best time to wear this cologne.
Time of day: Day
A perfect daytime cologne since it will wear off in time for your evening scent.
Occasion: Heading to work at Buffalo Wild Wings – Adam Tautges
This cologne is work safe and great to wear for daytime activities.
Gift? – Yes
Dolce & Gabbana is a well established brand and this cologne is neutral enough that it is safe to give as a gift.
Longevity: Below Average
Wearing this to work, I could hardly notice it after a few hours. That didn’t bother me at all, but it was brought up to my attention.
Harmless? – Yes
This cologne is ok to wear in any situation.
Popularity – Very Popular
Light Blue is one of the most most sold colognes especially on Amazon.
How does it make you feel? – Confident – Adam Tautges
When wearing this cologne, you’ll feel like your ready to attack the day.
Price – Average
You can find it for $40-60 dollars a bottle.
Most Popular Fragrance
Fragrance of the year – 2008 FIFA Awards
Sexy – Good
This is a sexy cologne, but it’s not known for it. If you’re looking for something to lure in the ladies, you might want to try something else.
Signature Cologne – No
Light Blue is not something you should wear as your signature scent. Instead, think of it as a role player on your team of colognes to wear during the day or warm summer days.