Just like Acqua di Gio, another Italian fashion/perfume house with a fragrance inspired by the Mediterranean sea, but with less herbs this time. It was created by Alberto Morillas and Launched in 2007.
This Versace Parfum opens with quite natural, not too sour citrus: lemon, grapefruit, mandarin. Not long after the start, light florals like lily and jasmine mix jump in, and the result is a pure and discreet fragrance, so thin you can see through it. That doesn’t mean weak though: on the skin it will have an oily texture (the same I got with Un Jardin Sur le Nil by Hermes) and will be more intense than on the blotter.
After going on like that for a while, and just when I was starting to doze off, I was waken up by a bitter presence, probably the note of cardamom. And that’s just the beginning of the change. After about one and a half hours, this Versace woman won’t be the same anymore. The citrus notes are almost completely gone, and soft, non-sweet fruity notes come out, reminding of Nina without the pepper or Rush without the cling-film (personally I’m not a fan of this type of fruitiness but that is just me).
This Versace perfume is not for women only. Although the fruity final will pull it a little more towards the feminine side, the herbal and citrus notes make Versace Versence quite unisex, so if you are a guy, don’t be shy, give it a try.