The recipe for success in perfumery: take a flamboyant bottle, prepare a fragrance that suits this package and name it after a famous house, let’s say Versace Man. It will sell like hotcakes and that’s exactly what Versace did for a quite common scent. The fragrance bearing this name arrived on the market in 2003, as a woody spicy scent developed by perfumer Domitille Michalon. Reportedly an elegant fragrance (this is not what inspires me when I’m looking at the bottle, but anyway) Versace Man is geared at the explosive man.
In my opinion the targeted person is a man who is not afraid to explore his sexuality, because the flask looks very feminine. However, I am way passed the phase when a bottle of perfume prevented me from analyzing its true nature.
Versace Man opens on a citrus blend of neroli, bergamot and angelica which is followed in approximately 20 minutes by a heart that includes notes of saffron and cardamom. The spicy mid development lingers for about 2 hours, after which the base kicks in with aromas of labdanum, Cashmere wood and tobacco. Especially the last note is the most dominant; therefore you will perceive its unique aroma for a good while.
The packaging in which Versace Man was presented is, in my humble opinion, uninspired. The box replicates a snake skin pattern and has a dark blue color scheme, while the flacon preserves the shade, but adds shapes in the form of V letters which are framing the bottle, offering a flamboyant image. Overall, and mostly for its trail, Versace Man is a well-behaved scent that could deserved more, but missed the opportunity.
Versace Man Perfume Details
- Versace Man is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is below average (1 to 6 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Spicy
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2003
- Perfumer: Domitille Michalon
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual