Light Blue is a true modern perfume classic of Italian fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana. Great success on the fashion scene was followed by the success of their commercial perfumes and thanks to this brand we got some of the best perfumes in modern times like By and Sicily. Light Blue is no exception. The perfume, along with Thierry Mugler’s Angel, inspired hundreds, if not thousands of other perfumes, primarily in a structural but also in every other sense. Therefore you can rightly say that ninety percent of modern commercial perfumes are a child of either Angel or Light Blue perfumes.
Light Blue was made by famous perfumer Olivier Cresp, almost two decades ago, in 2001. Cresp is known for perfumes Cacharel Noa, Dior Midnight Poison, Givenchy Ange ou Demon, Jean Paul Gaultier Kokorico, Kenzo Amour, Thierry Mugler Angel, Paco Rabanne Black XS, Valentino Valentina, YSL Black Opium and many others. Just by looking at his creations we can see we’re dealing with a visionary whose fragrant creations not only captivate the noses and hearts of people but also transform the entire perfume industry. Most of these perfumes have endured the test of time and have remained at the very top of popularity despite the passage of time and hundreds of perfumes that appear every year. It says something. But no other perfume except Angel can measure with the success of Light Blue.
Angel and Light Blue are antipodes, constantly on opposite ends of the specter but nevertheless, they make our entire existence, and one without another would not make sense. Another thing they have in common is people’s reactions. Both perfumes you either love or hate, you cannot be indifferent. Hence, I understand the clear division that exists within the perfume community when it comes to reviewing Light Blue because I am also divided myself. There are moments when I find Light Blue intolerable, and likewise, there are moments when I cannot stop smelling that spot on my wrist where I’ve applied the perfume in an attempt to inhale as much of this intoxicating fragrance as possible.
Light Blue is a refreshing, citrus perfume, but at the same time, it is much more than that. It oozes refinement and that old Hollywood elegance from the time when it became obsessed with Italy and Acqua di Parma colognes and ditched the classical French elegance we’ve grown accustomed to in Chanel, Guerlain and Dior fragrances. When you apply it, your head is lifted immediately, the posture is straightened, and the mood becomes fresh and sparkling. The opening of the perfume is very fresh, for my taste almost too fresh, like Versace Dreamer. However, the prize awaits those who manage to wait 10 minutes for the perfume to calm down and unite with the skin. Notes of green apple and Sicilian lemon, known for its tartness are the dominant notes of the fragrance. However, the real magic is created after these ten minutes, when the conjunction of hesperidic notes and amber becomes probably the most magical thing we can smell in modern perfume-making business.
This Mediterranean spell follows the wearer of the Light Blue for a long time, like a charm, it will not allow bad thoughts or intentions to penetrate the aromatic aura of this perfume. Enriched with small doses of jasmine and rose, the whole formula becomes softer and sensual, full of scents and density of sillage, a fragrant trail that lingers long after you’ve left but never becomes too overwhelming or heavy. There is a reason why Light Blue is what it is, and that reason is people. People who, despite the darkness that surrounds them, refuse to surrender to it and move constantly towards the light. And Light Blue is a sparkling, fragrant, Mediterranean light at the end of the tunnel.[Fragrance notes] top notes: lemon, green apple, wild hyacinth; middle notes: jasmine, bamboo, rose; base notes: cedar, amber. [Fragrance group] fruity floral.
Perfume creator is Oliver Cresp.