This woody oriental is powerful, assertive, yet never overbearing. The citrus-woody opening of lemon and petitgrain gives way to a very manly, herbal and mossy accord concocted with expertly put together ingredients like oakmoss, leather, labdanum and patchouli. There's a soft green mist which hovers over this potentially overly dry composition and lends it a pleasant softness.
L'Homme's mossy-leathery drydown resembles another classic (Van Cleef pour homme), but I find L'Homme to be less harsh and more coherently put together. L'Homme is superb, and probably Versace's best.