Scent Saturday – @dolcegabbana Pour Femme Eau de Parfum

August 29, 2020

When I first smelled @yslbeauty Black Opium (, I was instantly hooked! It is my favorite and most repurchased perfume. However, knowing that it could be discontinued at any moment, I have been on the lookout ever since for something similar to have as a backup. I had read countless blogs and reviews and finally settled on ordering @dolcegabbana Pour Femme ($94 for 1.6 ounces – because it was touted as a sweet scent and that’s what I love so much about Black Opium (I was once told I smelled like chocolate cake while wearing it and I wasn’t made about it).


Pour Femme Eau de Parfum embodies the essence of the Dolce & Gabbana woman: passionate, sensual and seductive, confident and aware of her own beauty. The fragrance epitomizes Mediterranean harmonies and contrasts. Nuances of raspberry give way to the addictive qualities of the sugary ‘Guimauve’ and full-bodied sensuality of the vanilla base notes.


🔘 Top: neroli, raspberry

🔘 Middle: jasmine, orange blossom

🔘 Base: marshmallow accord, heliotrope, vanilla

My verdict?

While this scent does last a very long time on my skin, the fact that I don’t love it makes that actually less of a positive. Reading through the negative reviews this time, I noticed several people describing the scent as “powdery” and that perfectly describes the vibe it puts off to me. If it had less of that and more marshmallow, I think I would love it. Thankfully, I don’t hate it, so will definitely use it up – it just may take a while. I have also been exploring the mixing of scents, so I will try to make this work better that way. Looks like, from now on, I won’t be trusting my gut when ordering fragrances online!

What is your favorite scent? I have quite the collection already, but always have space for another amazing one!

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