(Photos courtesy Dolce & Gabbana)My parents once told me they made a promise to each other before they got married they'd never wear matching clothes. Seems like a good promise to me, because let's be honest, no one really likes matching reindeer sweaters. So my whole life I've been anti his-and-her sets. It doesn't matter whether it's towels, pillows, or yes, reindeer sweaters, matching with your significant other just does not appeal to me. Until now.
The other day, Dolce & Gabbana The One and The One for Men Limited Edition fragrances rolled across my desk—looking fancy as ever, might I add.
(Photo Caitlin Miller/StyleBistro)Upon opening, I saw The One Limited Edition Collection, dressed in gold and platinum, are classic, rich, and unbelievably swanky fragrances, and I found myself wondering, "I might not want to dress like my guy, but is it acceptable to wear the same cologne or perfume as your other half?" I decided to investigate.
The One, a warm and sparkling scent for women is sweet but not too sweet. The oriental floral perfume opens with bergamot and mandarin combined with juicy lychee and peach. Madonna lily, vanilla, amber, and musky notes also can be detected to ensure the fragrance is both sweet and sensual.
I imagine wearing this soft perfume with my hair pulled back, my favorite little black dress hugging my curves, and Matthew McConaughey chauffeuring me around NYC. Well, see what I mean, here:
The One for Men, on the other hand, is classic with a touch of rustic masculinity. (Picture Don Draper as its human translation.) It has notes of grapefruit, coriander, basil, ginger, and even tobacco. Packaged in a luxe platinum bottle, The One for Men just screams elite, refined, and polished. (Or at least that's what the guy wearing this scent is hoping you'll think.)
(Photo courtesy Dolce & Gabbana)The One and The One for Men not only look exquisite, but they smell timeless and are actually very wearable. In conclusion, I find myself convinced that it might just be acceptable to wear his-and-her cologne and perfume, especially when they smell as lush as Dolce & Gabbana's The One and The One for Men. So this holiday season, don't be afraid of giving a his-and-her gift. Just as long as it's not a reindeer sweater.
The One, $103, The One for Men $99, available November 2013 at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores and saksfifthavenue.com.