Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme Intense EDP (25 ml), €67. Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme Intense (50 ml), €97. No press samples included.
Pour Femme Intense has top notes of Neroli, Raspberry and Green Mandarin. Its heart is made up of Orange Blossom and Tuberose, while at its base is Marshmallow and Sandalwood.
Perfume is an interesting thing, sometimes I can sniff a fragrance and immediately tell you what’s in it and other times I can label it floral or fruity etc, but individual notes are difficult to decipher. Pour Femme Intense is the latter.
When first applied I am overwhelmed by citrus, thankfully this soon mellows to a more bearable zesty scent. Over the course of a few hours the scent sweetens, thanks to the marshmallow although I didn’t recognise it as marshmallow while wearing it because it was pretty generic smelling.
And that’s it, the warmth I was expecting never materialised.
Overall, to my nose, there is not nearly as much depth and warmth as the intense name suggests. This is a pleasant enough citrus sweet blend if that’s your kind of thing but it fades to nothing, which is disappointing.