I own the original version and although It's not bad, there's a note (maybe pepper) that annoys me so much I gave up wearing it...
So, Is the Eau fraiche a Light Versace Man or It's another completely different fragrance trying to make some bucks using the name of the original one?!
How's It like? Really fresh?!
I've tried Versace Man, and its top note appeared unpleasant to me, so I did not buy it.
I have the Eau fraiche version. It's fresh and lively, and long lasting, which is a bit rare for a fresh scent. Anyhow, there's a sweet note in the drydown that barred me from rating it 5 stars. I gave it 4 because of this.
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
I find it long lasting, a little antiseptic. I would not call it smooth - it's a very sharp citrus to me. Normally that might put me off, but in this case for me it works. It cuts through and it is always there no matter the weather. It's a strange twist on citrus but I like it - I think it is better to DG blue for men to which it is surely compared. DG blue is more conventional. I was really glad I picked this one up and it has a home with me indefinitely. I reach for it often in the summer.
IMO Versace Fraiche shares more similarities with D&G Light Blue for women which i really like. Versace Fraiche is better in my opinion. Its fresher and uplifting. It projects very well for the first 2 hours if sprayed liberally and then it dries down to a 'woody' scent. This is probably my favorite 'citrus'. The top notes are worth experiencing.
Some people compare it to L'eau D'Issey by Issey Miyake but like i said its much closer to D&G Light blue for women.
If you are looking for a 'lemony' fragrance this is it, until the dry down. The only other fragrance that beats this in 'freshness' is perhaps Paul Smith 'Story'. It has the sharpest citrus i have ever seen.
Paco Rabanne Black XS is everything that Eau Fraiche tries to be
It's direct, sharp, fresh, but somehow not overpowering. It has some progression, but it does not morph into anything dramatically different. Some have claimed it was the formula for D&G light blue for men, before some mix up happened or D&G lost/gave away the formula - I think that rumor is on the board.
The other poster said it best, it's like D&G LIGHT blue for women (or men for that matter since those are similar), but in a sense - better. It's doesn't screw around with being light.
I am not really a fan of citruses, but this one has something weird or synthetic (one poster/reviewer mentions Windex which is a good description) mixed into the formula that I really like. It keeps it from smelling lemony and instead makes it very sharp and fresh - it's tough to describe but I'm trying my best, lol.
Last edited by MrCoffee; 6th October 2007 at 12:01 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
I like Eau Fraiche very much--better than Versace Man, and I don't think they are very similar. I find the citrus synthetic, but I mean that in a good way; the scent is quite urban and now. Eau Fraiche doesn't last long on my dry skin, but apparently others don't have that problem.
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