Fragrance Of The Month: Dolce & Gabbana, The One For Men Collector’s Edition

Above: Dolce & Gabbana's newest fragrance, The One For Men Collector's Edition EDT
Above: Dolce & Gabbana's newest fragrance, The One For Men Collector's Edition EDT

Famous for creating a rotating cast of idolized Italian characters for the runway, the almost 30-year-old luxury brand’s eponymous designers, Dolce & Gabbana, design scents with as much attention as they do their clothing. So it’s no surprise their 2008, one-off spritz has since evolved into a must-have bottle with multiple renditions.

Enter: The One For Men Collector’s Edition EDT.

Complete with a glossy, brown bottle adorned with iconic symbols—such as the imprint of a gold coin and the profile of a mythical Greek god—the duo’s latest eau symbolizes: the designers’ personal voyage to their Sicilian roots, the Greek culture within this history, their obsession with duality (Madonna/whore; reality/surrealism) and a desire for wisdom, courage and intelligence. And let’s not forget, it all ties into the original eau.

Sensual and engaging, The One’s initial juice was composed of sparkling, spiced, woody notes which, thanks in part to its spokesperson Matthew McConaughey’s six-pack abs and all-American face, became an overnight success. This latest version is modern and vibrant, swirling mouthwatering grapefruit, coriander and basil with spicy cardamom and ginger into the scent’s sensual signature blend of tobacco, amber and cedarwood. The result: your cult-status favourite with a twist. So while it may be number five in a line of One-ness, there’s no denying it’ll look as impressive on your vanity as it smells on your single button, contemporary suit.

The One For Men Collector’s Edition EDT is available for $97 for 100 ml at the Hudson’s Bay, stores across Canada.

Adriana Ermter

Adriana is an award-winning writer and editor. The former beauty director for FASHION magazine and editor-in-chief of Salon and of Childview magazines has hosted beauty videos for, as well as contributed to Men’s FASHION, Chatelaine and, Flare and, Huffington Post Canada, National Post,,, and She lives in Toronto with her very spoiled feline, Trixie-Belle, and a fantastically large perfume collection.

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