L’Amoureux is a perfume from Dolce&Gabbana collection inspired by tarot cards, or more precisely by the main deck of tarot cards – the Major Arcanas (secrets). The basic collection Anthology, with L’Amoureux as its part, appeared in 2009 and included five perfumes: Le Bateleur 1 – Magician, L’Imperatrice 3 – Empress, L’Amoureux 6 – Lovers, La Roue de la Fortune 10 – The Wheel of Fortune, and La Lune 18 – The Moon. An exciting idea, isn’t it? But…
Except for the name itself – L’Amoureux, after the tarot card No. 6 – Lovers, there is (unfortunately) no other connection with tarot. In that conceptual sense, too strong iconography was borrowed only to be bungled just like that, particularly because the video-campaign itself was done in a different style, the style of the famous 1990s hit Freedom by George Michael. Six mega-popular models in the same place sing the same song and tell the same story. It used to be a hit just as it is now, but I see no conceptual thread between it and the Major Arcanas in tarot.
If we put aside the tendency of Domenico and Stefano to play superficially with the concepts such as saints, tarot and African spirituality, L’Amoureux is really not a bad perfume. It is actually one of my favourite day perfumes when we should choose a scent of moderate strength and mildly neutral in order not to irritate people we work with, but when we still smell nice. That is very difficult to achieve and I must admit that o je Bvlgari almost always succeeds in it. This time D&G made it too, by making an ideal office perfume, which not only smells nice but also has the X Factor separating it from other daytime and office scents.
The perfume composition is woody, floral and musky, so the perfumes from this collection are an excellent choice for all daytime and business versions, such as Amouage Reflection, Carolina Herrera 212 Men, Cartier Declaration, Tom Ford for Men and Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme. In the beginning extremely citrusy and green, it quickly assumes a warm aura. Bergamot is replaced by juniper berries and iris root. If we take a deep breath, we will also feel a tinge of spice like cardamom that gives a subtle transition to base woody tones. A very nice composition and blend of fragrance notes will not sweep anyone off their feed, but your coworkers will definitely be grateful for the beautiful scent presented by you from day to day. Although targeted as a men perfume, it is also perfectly suitable for female sensibility.[Fragrance notes] top notes: bergamot, juniper berries, pink pepper: heart notes: birch, cardamom, iris root; base notes: woody notes, musk. [Fragrance group] woody floral musk.