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There are two perfumes by this name- I am definitely reviewing the Versace one.
It was formulated in 1984 so you know it will be strong.
It opens with citrus ( lemon and orange- fortunately not mandarin) and a good dash of green vetiver, then tones down to sandalwood, cinnamon, cedar and patchouli. There are base notes of oakmoss, vanilla ( not too much), amber and leather as well as ( if I am not mistaken) some lovely gardenia.
There is also rose in there, a lovely dark red velvety masculine rose like a big crimson Fragrant Cloud.
It is very masculine, confident and sexy. You can wear this with leather and jeans or down town in a tux- not sure about clubbing, not for a man who would like clubbing perhaps.
It seems to work fine in the day and certainly works at night. Ahem.
The sillage is excellent and it has an oily effect on the skin seeming to work on its surface combining to make a long lasting warm effect, it ends up smelling like a forest in heat, with hints boise and jasmine.
Certainly is complex.
It is an old fashioned scent- none of that dreaded ozone or blackcurrant which is the current vogue.
I have heard this scent is discontinued which would be a great shame and I think I would galloping off to buy a bucket of it, as it is synonymous with the man I love.
I just bought a huge 50ml bottle on Amazon for £30. The bottle is pretty dull, as is the box, but do not be deceived by ordinary packaging. Some say this has been reformulated ( as have most perfumes after their inception), but I only bought it recently and we love it.
My man wears it around his neck and it seems to work its way down to his upper chest. Or maybe that's just me.
Versace L'Homme EDT.
Bought for me as a gift, this designer label scent should have been wonderful, but I couldn't wait to use it up!
It's one of those scents which reminds me of cheap (women's') perfume from the 1970s. The bottle itself is attractive with clear, colourless glass which is stylishly ribbed towards the shoulders. It is topped by a black plastic atomiser.
Unfortunately, even this reminds me of perfumes from yesteryear!
A couple of sprays from the atomiser is all that it needed (after all, it is quite a costly scent - about £30 for 75ml).
Also in it's favour is the fact that it does last all evening, and this is definitely an "evening" scent.
The fragrance is strong and sharp with a powerful hit of Seville orange peel. I'm no perfume expert, but it's the best way that I can describe it. It's a bitter, but not tangy, scent which gives way to that long-lasting aroma of perfumes past.
If I had have tried this out, then I wouldn't have bought it, however it was bought as a gift, and it did attract many favourable comments from people. Maybe women do like this (after all, it is similar to many female fragrances), but I didn't find it very masculine, apart from the somewhat overpowering first hit.
Versace L'Homme is the original male fragrance created by Gianni Versace himself. Versace L'Homme aftershave is a heady, but never heavy, blend of aromatic and oriental notes. Versace L'Homme was created as an intoxicating reminder of the night that was - and the one that might be. Versace L'Homme begins with spicy and fresh scent of fruits, jasmine musk, wood and amber, over lavender, subtle florals, patchouli, sandalwood, and ambergris.