This is a fruity fragrance with rhubarb, red currant and kiwi (top notes), pink cyclamen and watermelon (heart notes), and musky notes, sandalwood and grapefruit wood (base notes).
I’ve been using this fragrance on and off for ages (5 years?). Every time I rediscover it, I fall in love with it. However, after a week or two I always need a break from it.
Whilst L’Impératrice is not a fragrance I can always wear, I think it’s one of the best fruity fragrances out there.
The beautiful mix of melon, kiwi and wood lingers for hours. The fragrance is fruity, yet grown-up, and thanks to the woody notes it’s not overly sweet; this makes it easy to distinguish L’Impératrice from random sugar water celebrity fragrances.
Whilst I probably won’t repurchase this fragrance, I would recommend Dolce & Gabbana 3 L’Impératrice to anyone who is looking for a scent that it both fruity and grown-up. L’Impératrice is available as 20 ml EdT splash, and 50 ml and 100 ml EdT spray. Prices vary greatly but the 100 ml bottle can often be found for under £30 (online).