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Versace Man Eau Fraîche (2006)
by Versace


Versace Man Eau Fraîche information

Year of Launch2006
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 801 votes)

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PerfumerOlivier Cresp
Parent CompanyEuroitalia

About Versace Man Eau Fraîche

Versace Man Eau Fraîche is a masculine fragrance by Versace. The scent was launched in 2006 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Olivier Cresp

Versace Man Eau Fraîche fragrance notes

Reviews of Versace Man Eau Fraîche

A summer staple. The opening to me is a little bit too sharp and citrusy,but the drydown is where its at. Magic. It turns a little bit woody, a little bit sweet, but still masculine.. And since this has not great performance, I layer it with Molecule 01 to give it an extra ISO E SUPER kick. Oh and ladies love this stuff, compliments galore.
30th July, 2019
Dont like it , it smells ok nice and fresh, but it's way to light for me, it's almost too feminine for me to say, I had a sample and I'm glad I did I thought about buying it, it's not my cup of tea at all.
Projection is ok
Longitvity is ok
Is it masculine?not at all.
I prefer Versace Dreamer..Dreamer is perfect for the daytime summer use
27th July, 2019
Versace Man Eau Fraiche opens up fairly aquatic -- and aquatics heavy on dihydromyrcenol wear horribly on me -- so I was prepared for this to go south fast, but it turns out that this is really more of an inoffensive eau de cologne with an aquatic start.

It turns out that the acrid aquatic effects of this are really only around for the intro, and after the top notes start to dry off, it becomes a lot smoother, becoming a very clean, soapy, woody/amber with an aquatic aura. This scent really seems to bridge the gap between eau de cologne and aquatic, which some may see as a benefit. Personally, I see it as a scent that does two things at once but excels at neither. That's not to say that this isn't a good scent. It's nice if your tastes seem to fit that niche that I described, but otherwise, it just seems like another indistinctive "fresh aquatic."

Versace Man Eau Fraiche is a "mall scent" for all intents and purposes, and so long as you're not expecting this to be more than it is, you may enjoy it just fine. I will say that it performs decently in warm weather, which is always the most challenging weather for me, scent-wise, so credit is given where it's due. It's a decent yet forgettable fragrance as far as I'm concerned, but good enough that I'll give it a thumbs up and toss it into the "nice, but not for me" pile.
24th June, 2019
Versace Man Eau Fraîche (2006) is the do-over Versace needed to remain relevant in a man's fragrance scene that was still dominated by synthetic freshies and aquatics some twenty years after their creation. Versace Man (2003) was the first real attempt at getting on board the amber and Iso E Super-led "softness" train that was sending men's fragrance down an ever more-bland an apologetic direction, which ran counter to the sharp youth-oriented ozonics marketed in the same period, but it's grape leaf focus was really at odds with the rest of the designer scene. Donatella Versace headed this one herself, and although it was a good step away from the gaudy and loud Y2K period for the house post-Gianni, it just wasn't enough to be the "next big thing" for Versace after The Dreamer (1996) a decade beforehand. Polo Blue (2002), Kenneth Cole Reaction (2004), and Nautica Blue (2006) were bringing the aquatic back into focus after it became too samey throughout the 90's, so it makes logical sense that Versace would want to make a fast buck on that wave with Versace Man Eau Fraîche, which really bares no resemblance at all to the original Versace Man outside the bottle motif. As fate would have it, Versace Man was all but forgotten about, and Versace Man Eau Fraîche became the defacto pillar in it's stead, much like how Drakkar Noir (1982) succeeded Drakkar (1972).

The opening of Versace Man Eau Fraîche is the nice, crisp "Mediterranean Sea" kind of aquatic opening that even fragrance fans loathing the genre can respect. Versace Man Eau Fraîche isn't super sweet, and keeps it's use of dihydromyrcenol "in the pocket", focusing on bergamot, lemon, grapefruit, rosewood, and tart starfruit in the first rush. The scent is still very much an early 2000's archetype despite the aquatic direction, and can be nose-burning if over-applied, but beyond that, becomes quite an "eau de cologne" type of freshness, especially when the herbaceous heart comes into view. Clary sage, cedar leaves, tarragon, and geranium round out the simple but classy middle, giving slight nods to the barbershop aficionado in the process. The base is pretty standard fare for the period, with Iso E Super "woods", laundry musk, and a composite amber note. This was just before norlimbanol or heavy ambroxan usage, so there isn't this intense umbrage of sweet or scratchy to muck up the lightness of the top and heart, but also not a lot of heft outside hot weather, which is where this belongs. Versace Man Eau Fraîche will last about 8 hours in the right conditions with moderate sillage, and is firmly in the casual territory. I'd use this for casual days at the office when it's warm outside, or weekend outings during spring and summer. Versace Man Eau Fraîche is almost the equal opposite to Versace Eros (2013) in terms of attitude, and that's why it has such mass appeal.

I'm not the biggest aquatic fan, but this stuff is pretty sharp, dry, laid back, and still plenty masculine enough to hang loose with the bros. Versace Man Eau Fraîche is a dumb-reach that flew off shelves, almost forgiving the irrevocably quirky original Versace Man that was ironically worn by younger guys than those who wore Versace Man Eau Fraîche due to it's candy-like grape leaf head note. If you want an aquatic you don't have to think about, and one that won't smell like most of the others stalking the malls these days, this is a good blind buy, and the bottle, which is a blue and silver-clad version of the original Versace Man's purple ridged and gold-trimmed one, can be found almost anywhere Versace is sold. I can't really say much more than that other than I feel like Versace may have had too much of a good thing with Versace Man Eau Fraîche because Versace Pour Homme (2008) smelled mostly like a disappointing remix of it and unessential for those who already own this one. Definitely not my first choice for somebody looking to explore the masculine side of Versace perfumes, but a must-smell nonetheless, Versace Man Eau Fraîche can only really be faulted for being in a very narrowly-defined genre swamped with "me-too" imitators and smell-alikes. Thumbs Up!
11th November, 2018 (last edited: 03rd December, 2018)
Just as the name implies, this is a nice and fresh cologne from Versace, suitable for warmer weather and casual occasions.

Versace Man Eau Fraîche has an aquatic "blue" quality from application to eventual wearaway. The tanginess is built up thanks to the presence of star fruit and lemon, accented by light spice and wood notes held in place by the musk accord. It is a moderate sillage scent, more than skin level but far from loud (unless overapplied). VMEF feels friendly and invigorating, a great part of my active work day that does not come across as cloying.

04th May, 2018
Classic summer fragrance. Mediterranean Sea vibe. Can't go wrong with this one.
26th April, 2018

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