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Versace pour Homme (2008)
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Versace pour Homme information

Year of Launch2008
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 640 votes)

People and companies

HouseVersace
PerfumerAlberto Morillas
Parent CompanyEuroitalia

About Versace pour Homme

Versace pour Homme is a masculine fragrance by Versace. The scent was launched in 2008 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Alberto Morillas

Versace pour Homme fragrance notes

Reviews of Versace pour Homme

So what does one do as a mainstream design house when they have a surprise fragrance hit based on a tire genre on their hands? Do they go in a new direction and try to make lightning strike twice, or do they deliver more of the same because "good enough" or "predictable" might be seen as "consistent" in the vapid stares of the masses they serve? Well, it appears Versace did the latter with Versace Pour Homme (2008), which for all intents and purposes might as well be Versace Man Eau Fraîche (2006) Part II. I like Eau Fraîche, but I admit it was a simple idea needed at a time when a huge conceptualized blah was just spat upon the world a few years earlier, and while good in it's own little way, Versace Man (2003) was not the fragrance Versace needed to redeem itself at the time. Eau Fraîche seemed to bring the light back to the house for men, so when they unleashed Versace Pour Homme (not to be confused with Versace L'Homme from 1984), they nailed everything about the stuff but what's in the bottle. I like the attractive, "less is more" paired-down Versace look, with gem-cut bottle and the house's medusa logo smack dab in the middle. The whole thing adds a neat "Amouage touch" of regalia, but once you make that first spray, it's all downhill from there. Caveat: there's nothing wrong with boring and monotonous if that is what you want, it's just definitely not what I want in a fragrance, for any gender.

The opening is rather deceivingly nice, and for all of about five minutes, you might actually think you have a more sophisticated scent on your hands. neroli, bitter orange, citron, and bergamot all attack in a dry, soapy clean citrus bombast, giving an uplifting vibe that Versace Man Eau Fraîche doesn't have, but that's where the positives end. Geranium, clary sage, and cedar leaves make a return from Eau Fraîche, leading me to believe this is a Guerlain-esque attempt at remixing an old composition into something new, but Alberto Morillas is no Jacques Guerlain, and despite his successes, doesn't possess nearly the same dogged perfectionism or artistry, and is certainly more of a pop singer to Jacques Guerlain's opera tenor approach. A weird hyacinth note I would never have guessed if not for my experience with feminine fragrances is floating around too, but the bright soapy citrus top and herbal/floral middle collapse quickly into generic overplayed "fresh woody-amber" theme that is saved of total embarrassment by the mere fact the wood/amber present is not a form of norlimbanol/ambroxan tag-teaming, as we were still two years away from Bleu de Chanel (2010) bringing that to the world. Musk and Iso E Super round out the finish in the most yawn-tastic of ways, and sillage is in the medium/low department as well. Versace says oud is in the base here, but I think they're lying. If you use this, it will be best in summer, and casual use, as it's almost a remix of Versace Man Eau Fraîche anyway, just less interesting.

Versace Pour Homme was a calculated move by Versace, as they needed to move fully into the emerging synthetic freshie "clean citrus" dominance that would become unchallenged by the 2010's, and blur the lines between aquatic and "fresh fougère", so from a business standpoint, I see why this was needed. Versace Man Eau Fraîche was just too aquatic and although Versace Pour Homme doesn't fare much better in the versatility department, it does at least feel more well-rounded, even if it's elevator music for the nose. There were so many more interesting things being made in the 2000's than this, yet it somehow survived, and thrived to become a full line with flankers like Versace Pour Homme Oud Noir (2013) and Versace Pour Homme Dylan Blue (2016), which are both superior to this in every way. I can't recommend it, I'll never want to own a bottle, and I don't even see the reason for this to exist other than to create a milquetoast platform from which to experiment further, much like Chanel Allure Homme (1999), which is still leaps and bounds better than this. I have no choice but to give this a thumbs down, although I encourage you to see for yourself what this is about before taking my word for it, since testers are available a plenty at nearly every major department store on the planet. Whatever you do, please do not blind buy this, despite the hype and peer pressure, as there's so much better even in modern designers that could be had for comparable prices.
11th November, 2018
A really fresh, citrus masculine scent from Versace!

The opening spray-on begins with an almost liquid detergent-like soapiness, mixed with a tangy juicy assortment of bergamot and citron plus the lemony neroli and orange leaf. The heart adds accents of rosiness, dark floral hyacinth, spicy sage, and lush dry starchy cedar. Foundation is of subtle touches of warm amber, roasted tonka, and musk; I couldn't detect my favorite note of oud here, which seems to be buried by the heavy pungence of the other ingredients.

A flexible fragrance; though it has a "blue" quality that partly reminds me of Alain Delon's Samourai with its overall effect, VpH feels wearable all year round because of the healthy dose of woods and spice alongside the unmistakable citrus flood in the head.

29th September, 2018
I am quite the fan of this one. I get the feeling it purposely doesn't bill itself as an aquatic but do not be fooled, this is definitely a fresh, hot weather, somewhat blue fragrance. I think one could blind buy this and not be disappointed.

The top notes listed contain bitter orange and neroli, but the impression I get is a more piquant citrus with a very precise, sharpened-pencil cedar note. It is linear and does not do a lot of mutation over its course.

This scent is brilliant, but I wish it lasted longer. It projects well, though for short bursts. A generous portion applied at 8a is faint by 3p. Not the best office fragrance if you work an eight hour day.

Wear this in the heat. Take it on short, hot encounters. A casual date, a Memorial Day cookout, an outdoor wedding.

Scent: 8/10

Longevity: 3/10

Sillage: 6/10
03rd July, 2018
Versace Pour Homme when it launched was a revelation of balanced fresh clean notes that are engineered to give that fresh but stylish approach that a fashionable setting requires. In the last decade it has opened the door for a host of emulators of the precise but pure pale blue balance, however, the venerable Versace PH has weathered the onslaught from the Chanels, Lacostes, Boss, D&Gs, Mont Blancs, etc. and is still standing tall, solid as ever to represent the finest of light blue synthetic freshness and buttoned up decorum. Still have my bottle and it works great for that everyday, consistently anonymous but hopeful engagement with the generic post modern urban situation.
09th October, 2017
This scent defines the term "Sexy" in great manner. Very versatile fragrance. My best compliment grabber so far. This is oceanic, fresh and very very very very sexy stuff. Girls love to smell guys wearing this. I can ignore its performance issue easily.
10th September, 2017
A very sophisticated and smooth fragrance.Easily lasts 8 hours with moderate sillage.
I would rate this a solid 8 out of 10.Both Versace Eau Fraiche & Pour Homme complement each other.Versace Eau Fraiche is a casual all summer beach scent &the brother Versace Pour Homme is the formal warm weather scent which can be worn all round the year.Versatile.
Versace does know how to make crowd pleasing scents and that's what VPH is exactly.A crowd pleaser with complements assured.
Fresh,citrusy,flowery musk is what the scent is.
24th July, 2017

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