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Review: Dolce & Gabbana The One Sport

April 30, 2012

By Asghar Zaidi

As far back as I can remember, I’ve always had trouble finding the perfect light scent that I can use on a daily basis–a subtle fragrance that doesn’t suggest I’m a pubescent teenager dousing myself in cologne for a change. Up until recently, I hadn’t found one until Dolce & Gabbana sent me their latest fragrance to their Spring collection, The One Sport.

Dolce & Gabbana The One Sport

Three words that come to mind when I think of The One Sport: fresh, clean, and energetic…the same three words I would use to describe any perfect sporty fragrance. I received a sample about a week ago, and I’m not even gonna lie, I’ve been wearing it out every single day. You can pick up on traces of fresh rosemary, a hint of woodiness with sequoia, and a bit of sweetness at the base from some aromatic patchouli. The contrast between all of those components and the perfect balance leads to a very bold yet subtle statement; this isn’t the type of cologne that would in any way offend anyone’s nostrils. Rather, its energetic and pleasant enough to generate occasional compliments amongst anyone who comes in contact. While walking around on campus last week I briefly encountered a few females who expressed only positive sentiment as soon as the scent graced their own nostrils :).

Photo credits: Asghar Zaidi

The best part about the cologne was the mixed and affirmative reactions — a few people mentioned it to be a nice fragrance during the summer, while others said it’d be something they’d rock in the winter as well. Which can only mean one thing: it’s just a fragrance meant to be worn year round.

To all my fellow guy readers (or ladies if you’re looking around for your men), get this if you need something to wear on the daily and that doesn’t scream ‘HEY SMELL ME!’ Where would I wear this cologne? I’m pretty sure I’d be rocking it on the beach this summer. Or after I work out and shower. Maybe to work, or even out to dinner. Really, anywhere.

The One Sport is available at, and select specialty stores for the following prices: $45 (1 fl oz), $57 (1.6 fl oz) and $73 (3.3 fl oz).

What’s your summer go-to cologne? Would you check The One Sport out yourself?

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