Fragrance

Versace Eros

eros manTHE STORY:

There’s something about Versace Eros. I’ve seen it described as ostentatious, you could even say it’s a bit over the top. You certainly know you are wearing it. It shouts (fairly loudly) then settles down quite quickly into a scent that’s got a summery feel. I could imagine wearing this on holiday overlooking the  sea – Santorini maybe?

Donatella designed Eros for a man who is like a Greek God, so maybe I’m channelling a bit of that! Eros is, after all the God of Love. The marketing material says Eros is a fragrance for a strong man, passionate and master of himself. Hang on a minute, lets get back to reality.

Back in dreary old London Town – does it work? In my household – it certainly does. There’s an instant citrus zestiness which then settles into a creamy vanilla. But somehow marine-like also springs to mind every time I spritz it (that’s the only way I can describe it) with a subtle note or two of tonka bean.

THE SCIENCE:

It kicks off with a fresh combination of mint, Italian lemon zest and green apple, settling into tonka bean, amber and vanilla and where it lands? You end up with a mix of vetyver, oak moss, cedar wood and Madagascan vanilla. For me the overwhelming note is definitely vanilla.

THE VERDICT:

I am surprised that the House of Versace has delivered a fragrance I really like. This is a summer scent and I’ll be taking it on my holidays.

Versace Eros_bottleTHE DETAILS:

Available in EDT 30ml, 50ml and 100ml.

Also comes in an After Shave and Shower Gel.

30ml – £35

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