The fashion house established in 1978 by Gianni Versace alongside the sister Donatella and brother Santos has already became famous in the fashion industry. Mainly because of its inspired designs that defined a generation and partly due to its founder’s tragic death in 1997, the business that is currently mnaged by Donatella imposed as well with a few classic perfumes launched over the years.
One of these is Dreamer, which was introduced in 1996 as an oriental fougere fragrance for men, developed by perfumer Jean-Pierre Bethouart, from Firmenich. Constructed around herbal and tobacco accords, Dreamer is a well mannered and interesting fragrance that will awake the interested of educated consumers. Even tough it apparently become history during the last years (probably discontinued!), I had the chance to sample of this fragrance back in 2003. The aroma of Dreamer developed fine on my skin and in spite of the nice impression I was not tempted to buy it, because the bottle did not seem very convincing for my taste.
Tested on the wrist, Dreamer opened with a floral fruity character, from which I could recognize the sage, mandarin orange and the extremely satisfying (for me!) aroma of lavender. After only half an hour, the mid development entered the stage, with notes of geranium, rose, tobacco and carnation. In the dry down, the herbal accords featured fir, cedar, Tonka bean and vetiver.
The bottle of Dreamer features clear transparent glass, with the Versace logo in the upper part and revealing a liquid that has a beige hue. Overall, Dreamer is probably one of the best masculine fragrances ever launched by Versace.
Versace Dreamer Perfume Details
- Dreamer from Versace is available in 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is mild.
- Olfactory Group: Oriental Fougere
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 1996
- Perfumer: Jean-Pierre Bethouart
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual