K By Dolce&Gabbana: The Review - Escentual's Blog (2024)

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You don’t have to be born into royalty anymore. Thanks to , you can now spray the charm and courage of a king straight onto your pulse points. is the sovereign spritz in question, a fragrance for men first released in 2019 as an Eau de Toilette. Now, in 2020 I’m reviewing the latest member of the range, K Eau de Parfum. Will it be another crowning moment for Italian fashion house, Dolce&Gabbana? Let’s find out…

The Smell:

K is inspired by a man who is the king of his everyday life. Because of this, I expected the fragrance to be powerful yet wearable, and unsurprisingly, it is. Both the Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum say ‘look at me’ in a humble way.

If you’ve tried the original, this is a more intense version there’s no doubt about that. But Dolce&Gabbana haven’t ‘just’ dialled up the woodiness and sexiness – they’ve given the composition a rejig and added some new notes too. Whereas the Eau de Toilette opens citrus and floral, the Eau de Parfum’s first impression on the senses is warm and spicy. What both still have in common is that they present a great alternative to the fresh fragrances on the market.

The heart is where I think K Eau de Parfum comes into its own – the addition of fig milk gives the composition a creaminess that feels sophisticated and comforting. The base welcomes more wood notes than the Eau de Toilette, and the lasting impression is handsome, grown-up, and confident.

The Notes:

Fragrance Family: Woody-Spicy.
Top Notes: Italian Lemon, Blood Orange, Juniper Berry, Cardamom.
Heart Notes: Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavandin, Fig Milk.
Base Notes: Cedarwood, Vetiver, Patchouli, Nagarmotha Wood.

The Bottle:

K Eau de Parfum continues the style of the original K Eau de Toilette bottle. It has a geometric design and is topped with the iconic crown cap, which is a burnished silver for this concentration. The main difference is the colour of the bottle; for the Eau de Parfum, the blue is deeper to reflect the intensity of the juice inside.

Is Dolce&Gabbana K Eau de Parfum Unisex?

I’ve said it before, and I’ll repeat it; I’m a firm believer that fragrance has no gender. But, if we’re talking about who the fragrance is targeted at, that’s men. But, if you like woody fragrance with a spicy-fresh twist – K is for you.

How Long Does K By Dolce&Gabbana Eau de Parfum Last?

As an Eau de Parfum, you can typically expect this fragrance to last on the skin for 8 hours. If you already own the original Eau de Toilette you’ll be surprised at the difference in longevity with this addition – I was, and I’d go as far as saying it’s one of the most long-lasting scents I’ve spritzed in a while. In terms of projection, K Eau de Parfum delivers; this isn’t a fragrance people need to lean in close to smell.

What Our Team & Their Partners Think of K by Dolce&Gabbana Eau de Parfum:

Name: Emily Wilkinson

Age: 32

If you had to describe it in three words it would be: Fresh, citrusy, woody.

Describe K Eau de Parfum in more detail: K Eau de Parfum is a more intense version of the EDT. It includes cardamon, fig milk and nagarmotha for a more deep and intimate fragrance, which is also reflected in the beautiful deep blue coloured bottle and the silver crown featuring Lapis Lazuli crystal. Passionate and magnetic, I think it would be great layered over the EDT for the evening, or as a standalone fragrance.

Where would you wear it? My husband loved to wear this on the warm summer evenings we had this year. Whilst we couldn’t always go out for the evening, he would spritz even for a leisurely walk around the estate. It quickly became one of his favourites to wear, loving this spicy, woody and fresh fragrance.

What do you think K Eau de Parfum smells similar to? I’d say if you like Mont Blanc Explorer or DIOR Sauvage this would be a good fit. I’m a fan of Sauvage and think this is a fresher take for an iconic smell. You can’t help but be drawn to it.

Name: Philip Hawkins

Age: 23

If you had to describe K in three words, it would be: Sporty, sensual, masculine.

Describe K by Dolce&Gabbana in more detail: It’s quite a robust manly fragrance, but it has a soft edge to it too, ensuring the ease of wear. You’ll make an impact but won’t offend.

Where would you wear it? It’s quite a powerful, sophisticated scent so would likely wear it out to dinner/drinks of an evening

What do you think K by Dolce&Gabbana smells similar to? Hugo Boss BOSS Bottled Intense Eau de Parfum.

Name: Thomas Dunckley AKA The Candy Perfume Boy

Age: 33

If you had to describe K in three words, it would be: Spicy, modern, cool.

Describe K by Dolce & Gabbana in more detail: K is a rebellious but intriguing masculine fragrance that has a bold signature. It makes a statement.

Where would you wear it? Anywhere where I wanted to be noticed.

What do you think K by Dolce & Gabbana smells similar to? DIOR Sauvage Parfum.

Why Is Dolce&Gabbana K Eau de Parfum Escentual?

K By Dolce&Gabbana Eau de Toilette was a best-selling fragrance for men in 2019. Many of our customers and team members are fans, so we’ve been eagerly anticipating the launch of the Eau de Parfum ever since. Luckily, it doesn’t disappoint! The Eau de Parfum is a showstopping addition to the range; it has the main codes of the original but is unique enough that it stands alone. If you own the Eau de Toilette, this will be a great evening choice, or if you have a penchant for woody-spicy aromas you’ve met your match.

What Do You Think Of K by Dolce&Gabbana Eau de Parfum?

Over to you! Do you think you’ll like K Eau de Parfum? After reading our review, what do you think it smells similar to? Let us know by tagging us @Escentual on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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What does Dolce & Gabbana K smell like? ›

Woody Aromatic Fruity notes

Sicilian lemon, fig, Virginian cedarwood: notes rich with character for this irresistibly charismatic perfume. The flacon of K by Dolce&Gabbana Eau de Parfum shares the same geometric shape as the iconic original fragrance, taking on an intense regal blue hue.

Is K by Dolce and Gabbana summer or winter? ›

It opens with citrus notes and a strong note of juniper berries. The heart is dominated by clary sage, alongside spicy pimento, geranium, and lavender. Finally, the base consists of notes of cedar, vetiver, and patchouli. I recommend it for any season but winter.

What is the longevity of D&G K? ›

How Long Does K By Dolce&Gabbana Eau de Parfum Last? As an Eau de Parfum, you can typically expect this fragrance to last on the skin for 8 hours.

What does the one woman smell like Dolce and Gabbana? ›

D&G The One Eau de Parfum is a feminine fragrance that is both sensual and vibrant. This scent is filled with enchanting notes of Lychee, fresh Peach and Mandarin, florals, and the sweetness of vanilla.

What is the best perfume of Dolce and Gabbana? ›

Their chic collection of female fragrances perfectly captures the iconic essence of the fashion house and the power of scent to influence your mood.
  • The best Dolce & Gabbana perfumes for her.
  • Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue EDT.
  • Dolce & Gabbana The One EDP.
  • Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme EDP.
  • Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Garden EDP.
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Who is the face of K by Dolce and Gabbana? ›

The influencer, who commands attention in front of the camera, represents K by Dolce & Gabbana's celebration of the most symbolic moments in a man's life who takes pleasure in taking care of himself. Flexing his muscles, Mariano Di Vaio is captured behind the scenes of the K by Dolce & Gabbana campaign.

Is K by Dolce and Gabbana male or female? ›

Summary. Masculine, authentic, charismatic. K by Dolce&Gabbana Eau de Toilette is a perfume which captures the essence of the contemporary man: a king of everyday life.

Is Dolce and Gabbana high fashion? ›

An Immersive Dolce And Gabbana Exhibition Celebrates Its Uniquely Italian High-Fashion Heritage | British Vogue.

Are D&G bags made in China? ›

In addition, Prada, Burberry, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Miu Miu and so on are producing products in China.

When was D&G discontinued? ›

Unlike Dolce&Gabbana, which primarily focused on clothing, D&G also offered watches produced by Naloni and Binda Group. However, in 2011, Dolce&Gabbana made a strategic decision to discontinue the D&G line in order to prioritize the growth of their other collections.

What is the difference between Dolce and Gabbana and D&G? ›

The main difference between D&G and Dolce and Gabbana is price point. Dolce and Gabbana is the luxury fashion house's high-end brand, while D&G featured apparel and accessories geared toward a younger demographic and sold at a lower cost. Dolce and Gabanna stopped producing D&G in 2011.

Which perfume is most feminine? ›

  • YSL Libre Eau de Parfum.
  • Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum.
  • Chanel No. 5 Eau de Parfum.
  • Dior Miss Dior Eau de Parfum.
  • Kilian Paris Rolling In Love Eau de Parfum.
  • Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne.
  • Creed Aventus for Her Eau de Parfum.
  • Tom Ford Soleil Brûlant Eau de Parfum.
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Is Dolce and Gabbana perfume a luxury brand? ›

From the runways of Milan to the cobblestone streets of Rome, the essence of Dolce & Gabbana® is infused into every facet of this fragrance. It pays tribute to the brand's iconic style, capturing the essence of luxury and sophistication that has captivated the world for decades.

Is K by Dolce for men? ›

Dolce & Gabbana K for men is a celebration of the modern man. It embodies confidence and a man who knows his own mind. This effortlessly joyful fragrance opens with notes of blood orange, zingy Sicilian lemon and tangy Juniper berries.

How long does Dolce & Gabbana K EDP last? ›

Dolce & Gabbana K EDP smells of citrus, blood orange, and aromatic herbs, with sweet fig milk, woody patchouli, and warm Nagarmotha wood. The Dolce & Gabbana K Eau de Parfum offers a lasting fragrance for up to 8 hours.

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