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    Thumbs down Versace Eros - Extremely Disappointed

    Today, I decided to visit my local perfume store.
    I was excited to test some new stuff but that changed quickly.
    One of the ladies sprayed Eros on my hand.
    This opens with a strong blast of YSL l'Homme on steroids, mixed with some Play Intense.
    It quickly dries down to.... a bad dilution of 1 Million.
    Are you kidding me?!
    This is pathetic. It makes me angry.
    If the above description sounds good to you, it's not.
    The whole thing smells very synthetic. Cheap.
    The topnotes are cloying. It smells bad, actually.
    This is just wrong. Disturbing.
    What a bunch of cowards released this piece of trash.

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    I never had high hopes for this one but somehow the old fashioned bottle design was trying to indicate that this stuff could be good..thanks to you that now I do not have to spoil my time to find this one out for sampling...
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    Eros is a fragrance of a new era, like it or not. It's a minty, fresher version of 1 Million. Ladies adore it.
    Last edited by AntonPan; 5th March 2013 at 04:11 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonPan View Post
    Eros is a fragrance of a new era, like it or not. It's a minty, fresher version of 1 Million. Ladies adore it.
    I have nothing against modern fragrances. I love Spicebomb.
    Just check my wardrobe. There are plenty of freshies.
    But this, somehow managed to make me angry like no other fragrance ever did.
    This had no sign to be a blatant clone of 1 Million.
    The notes which are listed are almost completely different compared to 1 Million.
    The whole thing is misleading. They are treating us like idiots.

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    I love spicebomb as well. I even liked prada Luna Rossa. This one was a vanilla mess. Disappointing to say the least. It smelled to me like Luna Rossa with a serious amount of vanilla added to it. Projection off the wall tho. I'll give it that.

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    This was quite unpleasant IMO.

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    This was outright offensive to my nose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suppressor View Post
    Today, I decided to visit my local perfume store.
    I was excited to test some new stuff but that changed quickly.
    One of the ladies sprayed Eros on my hand.
    This opens with a strong blast of YSL l'Homme on steroids, mixed with some Play Intense.
    It quickly dries down to.... a bad dilution of 1 Million.
    Are you kidding me?!
    This is pathetic. It makes me angry.
    If the above description sounds good to you, it's not.
    The whole thing smells very synthetic. Cheap.
    The topnotes are cloying. It smells bad, actually.
    This is just wrong. Disturbing.
    What a bunch of cowards released this piece of trash.
    I agree with your sentiments entirely.
    The mainstream frangrance industry is churning out so much crap...no other word for it.
    This whole planet is getting very strange. The amount of tv programmes copying exactly the same format. We are seeing the same mundane themes re~hashed and re~hashed, again and again....and it's the same in the fragrance industry. Very few houses are daring to be different or show initiative. They just follow the same "safe bet" formulas, perhaps slightly altered and that's about it.
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    9 out of 10 frags released today are versions/dilutions of the best selling 1 Million garbage. You shouldn't have expected any different from Versace.
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    When it comes to frags of this sort, just don't buy it if you don't like it. Maybe when these companies see their sells drop tremendously they will step their game up. As long as people keep buying this stuff, unfortunately they are going to keep selling it. Good thing you tested it first.
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    ...So i take it you didn't buy a bottle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    I agree with your sentiments entirely.
    The mainstream frangrance industry is churning out so much crap...no other word for it.
    This whole planet is getting very strange. The amount of tv programmes copying exactly the same format. We are seeing the same mundane themes re~hashed and re~hashed, again and again....and it's the same in the fragrance industry. Very few houses are daring to be different or show initiative. They just follow the same "safe bet" formulas, perhaps slightly altered and that's about it.
    I actually had hope for Eros. I have read your mildly positive topic about it (which you corrected later) so I expected something new. Something good. I like the marketing, the name of the fragrance and the bottle. But the fragrance... oh boy.

    You know, I also smelled Gucci Guilty Black today on a paper strip. If you would ask me what it smells like, I can't answer you. It's so generic, so boring, rehashed to death. It's nothing. My brain blocked it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suppressor View Post
    ...My brain blocked it out.
    It's funny that you say this: my brain does this too. Usually when I sample a fragrance once, I can return it to my mind and can recognize it later. Eros and most of the other new designer scents... my brain simply refuses remember these. It's so very offensive cloying synthetic generic crap that sometimes I think I'm simply hypersensitive to some chemical. Or then my nose is too good for this s**t. I really don't know which is the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    When it comes to frags of this sort, just don't buy it if you don't like it. Maybe when these companies see their sells drop tremendously they will step their game up. As long as people keep buying this stuff, unfortunately they are going to keep selling it. Good thing you tested it first.
    You must understand that the vast majority of people flocking to Macy's fragrance counters have never experienced the expensive and exclusive niche side of fragrance. They WANT to smell like everyone else. Hence Acqua di Geo, 1 Million, etc. Don't get me wrong, there are gems at the local fragrance counter, but most of the buyers won't pay over $80 a bottle for anything so happily shell out for the "scent of the year"

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    Well people seem to like it, its selling like crazy. Oh well. Don't like it don't buy it. ETC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Ludlow View Post
    It's funny that you say this: my brain does this too. Usually when I sample a fragrance once, I can return it to my mind and can recognize it later. Eros and most of the other new designer scents... my brain simply refuses remember these. It's so very offensive cloying synthetic generic crap that sometimes I think I'm simply hypersensitive to some chemical. Or then my nose is too good for this s**t. I really don't know which is the case.
    This is what Jean-Claude Ellena says about this subject:

    The thing is you have to smell, and when you smell it, if something happens between the perfume and you, then that’s what I call emotion. Ask for a sample and put it on your skin. If you like it on your skin, you can buy. No rush, take the time, because perfume is like a love affair. It’s not good to rush a love affair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CologneFan85 View Post
    Well people seem to like it, its selling like crazy. Oh well. Don't like it don't buy it. ETC
    How do you know this?

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    To make things worse, I took a shower and it's still easily detectable on my skin.
    I'm talking about 1 tiny spray on my hand, 16 hours ago... Ugh.

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    To me it was 1Million meets Le Male. Didn't enjoy it.
    Last edited by Oupavoc; 6th March 2013 at 03:47 AM.

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    80% of BaseNotes hates it,

    I'll most certainly give this a testing.
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    I just sampled it today.

    It doesn't break any new ground but it's not bad either.

    Very similar to the discontinued Aramis Life: mint and bergamot drying down to a sandalwood base. Except the sandalwood notes in Eros are strong enough to push it into Oriental territory.

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    No one locally seems to have this in stock yet and the retail samples are going for $15+ on eBay.
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    ^ Your not missing much, the bottle is nice, but it honestly smells like bubble gum flouride mouth wash , in other words an ultra diluted One million doused with mint. Incredibly synthetic and poor sillage , longevity is decent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suppressor View Post
    I actually had hope for Eros. I have read your mildly positive topic about it (which you corrected later) so I expected something new. Something good. I like the marketing, the name of the fragrance and the bottle. But the fragrance... oh boy.

    You know, I also smelled Gucci Guilty Black today on a paper strip. If you would ask me what it smells like, I can't answer you. It's so generic, so boring, rehashed to death. It's nothing. My brain blocked it out.
    Love your post ! Couldn't have put it better.
    All these newbies seem to have that mish~mash~mess of a smell you get when you walk past the doors of one of those "generic" (truly dreadful) perfume chains....Douglas, Sephora and co. A vomit inducing chemical tsunami of a breeze. Why is the IFRA not banning these stenchous chemicals instead of restricting natural cinnamon or clove because they may possibly cause skin irritation in one in a thousand people ?
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    My fragrance hobby is still quite nascent; however, I’ve yet to smell anything by Versace that has impressed me. Maybe this is a systemic problem for Versace?
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    It's a vile vanilla mess, I posted about it not tob long ago, just disgusting...

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    Vanilla, sandalwood, bergamot... where? See, that's my problem with these fragrances, no real notes to speak of. I have some experience with fragrances and can pick up these notes, but here they are unrecognizable. Everything is covered by this huge synthetic accord. Really, really bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinramani09 View Post
    ^ Your not missing much, the bottle is nice, but it honestly smells like bubble gum flouride mouth wash , in other words an ultra diluted One million doused with mint. Incredibly synthetic and poor sillage , longevity is decent.
    I would not say that it has poor sillage. If anything it's way too potent for office wear.

    And that's the problem with Eros. It's yet another fragrance that's not bad, but I can't imagine an occasion where I would want to wear it.

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    I'm only new here, but it seems that IFRA has a problem. Just put a frigging disclaimer in the bottle for God's sake!
    They let anti-psychotic drugs onto the market that make people kill themselves, but you can't have some clove oil in an EdT?
    IFRA, why don't you grow a pair?

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    Really clove oil is banned ??? LOL , its a big part of traditional medicine in many cultures used for thousands of years. IFRA is a joke , if cigarettes can be sold , I don't see the problem with oak moss based or clove based fragrances, if a person gets a small rash, why do 999 of others have to suffer. Height of stupidity on their part. Its ok to allow these new groups of nasty detergent level synthetics to be utilized in fragrances. Later studies will probably prove those are carcinogenic.
    Last edited by Vinrambo09; 8th March 2013 at 02:22 PM.

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    Default Re: Versace Eros - Extremely Disappointed

    Quote Originally Posted by vinramani09 View Post
    Really clove oil is banned ??? LOL , its a big part of traditional medicine in many cultures used for thousands of years. IFRA is a joke , if cigarettes can be sold , I don't see the problem with oak moss based or clove based fragrances, if a person gets a small rash, why do 999 of others have to suffer. Height of stupidity on their part. Its ok to allow these new groups of nasty detergent level synthetics to be utilized in fragrances. Later studies will probably prove those are carcinogenic.
    Hi vin,
    Actually I didn' say banned, I said restricted ~ but the restriction is so severe that Floris had to remove their wonderful Malmaison fragrance from the shelves. I spoke to them a while ago and they told me they are working on a reformulation, but it is extremely difficult because the fragrance is based around clove and carnation.
    I agree with your sentiments entirely !
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