Versace Man Eau Fraîche 2005 Eau de Toilette

Versace Man Eau Fraîche (Eau de Toilette) by Versace
Bottle Design Donatella Versace, Tino Valentinitsch
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Versace Man Eau Fraîche (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Versace for men and was released in 2005. The scent is fresh-citrusy. It is being marketed by EuroItalia.
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Main accords

Fresh
Citrus
Aquatic
Synthetic
Fruity

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
StarfruitStarfruit White lemon RosewoodRosewood
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Clary sageClary sage Cedar leafCedar leaf TarragonTarragon
Base Notes Base Notes
MuskMusk AmberAmber Sycamore woodSycamore wood

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7.51008 Ratings
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6.2884 Ratings
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6.1883 Ratings
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6.9915 Ratings
Value for money
7.8510 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 15.04.2024.

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Dauerländer

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Very helpful Review 7  
Pompous fruitiness
He wasn't exactly topping my wish list, the Versace Man Eau Fraiche. But with so many, sometimes almost euphoric reviews here and on YT I wanted to be surprised and ordered blind.
From the colour of the bottle and the advertisement I conclude that it is an aquatic, very fresh, light fragrance. A summer breeze, water, spray, slightly salty. A cool refreshment after a too hot sun.

Nix da!

Immediately after spraying it on, I find the fragrance most pleasant, a little fresh, slightly citric and floral. But what emerges after about a minute and remains the same for the next hours is a dull-smelling broth of artificial fruit aromas, probably starfruit (I never had the pleasure of smelling a real one). Sweet, a bit bitter, a bit sour, and not really fresh, rather on the threshold of overripe fruit that has been lying in the hot sun for too long. There is no trace of aquatic. Sea spray also smells different. At least there is a hint of spice and later on something darker can be perceived. After about four hours it gets fresher and more conciliatory
So the light blue, transparent flacon led me on a wrong track. In terms of colour, I would have found a matt, darker yellow, not strong, more in the direction of beige. But I might have to rethink my colour associations, because apparently other "blue" flacons also tend to be artificial-fruity, like the Myrurgia Yacht Man Blue, which has nothing to do with aquatic, too And "summery" is probably less associated by many with cool mountain lakes or a stiff sea breeze than with holidays on the Mediterranean and on busy roads emptied and sun-dried, sticky lemonade.

For a summer scent, durability is quite good and Sillage is quite ok (means: noticeable in the personal zone).

My puff test reveals something striking: otherwise I almost always sniff a concentrated dose of the base, the core of a fragrance. With this Versace, I get almost nothing, as if it only consists of head and heart notes, without a perceptible base.

The other Versaces appeal to me more, like the pleasing (unfortunately weak) Oud Noir, the minty tasty Eros, the cherry-tobacco Dreamer and one of my favourite scents: L'homme.

What can he compare to? It is similar to one from my collection: Salvador Dali Silver Sun, although it lacks the citrus note. But this strong, matte fruitiness is characteristic of both I only own one of the fragrance twins listed here: Banderas' Blue Seduction for Men. And yes, there is no denying the similarity. But it's not my favorite Banderas either
So does this mean I won't be wearing Versace Man Eau Fraiche anymore? No. I'll wear it once in a while when it hits 30 degrees, dry heat, Sahara dust. Then I can certainly imagine that turgid fruitiness.
Besides, he is highly appreciated by almost everyone. So I'm going to really get into it, look for crowds of people and hope that I finally get one of those "unasked for compliments" that so many men seem to receive all the time ;)
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MajorTom

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The second hit
Versace. After I bought Oud Noir, I was very excited. Not a mainstream product, but a really well-made fragrance that is still affordable.
All the more interesting whether Versace would have another positive surprise in store for me.
Versace Man Eau Fraiche. First of all I think about my beloved Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche, one of the few flankers that I find extremely well done. So how does the Fraiche of Versace?

The start is somewhere between super-fresh, super-citric, almost a touch too lively. If you give the whole structure a few minutes to unfold, the picture becomes a bit clearer. Lemon remains dominant, next to another ingredient, which is probably the star fruit quoted in the pyramid. From the beginning I hear a certain kind of I say coolness, without knowing where exactly it comes from or what ingredients it is due to. This coolness, and please forgive me for not being able to describe it better, runs through the whole process. It gives the fragrance something special. Something masculine. A cold, unapproachable, dominating, macho-like, but at the same time attractive something. Simply exactly this something, this special something, which is why you can afford to buy an edition.

I find Versace Eau Fraiche very linear, I can't see any great changes in the course of the game. There is also no necessity, apart from that. Maybe the whole package will be a little bit more woody, this is also quite successful. As with the Oud Noir, I am also surprised by the durability. For an actually rather light summer scent 7-8 hours are worth all honours. The Sillage can be controlled according to your preference, if you like it a bit more conspicuous and present, just press the sprayer 1-2 times more often and you're done.

Test recommendation for everyone who is looking for a summer companion. But which is neither purely citric nor aquatic nor fresh, but comes up with a mixture that makes it super independent. The "coolness" I mentioned may not appeal to everyone, I find the final result extremely successful.
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Schorschle

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Helpful Review 7  
The lighter
Since I could not decide while sniffing in the rooms of the fragrance dealer simply between Versace pour Homme Eau de Toilette and Versace Man Eau Fraîche Eau de Toilette, I actually just packed both. For me, they were very similar and I just liked both waters. After I have the siblings now but ne while in use, I seem to come so slowly dahinter, when where and how I want to wear which of the fragrances.

The Versace Man Eau Fraîche Eau de Toilette is here the somewhat crispier and even fresher fragrance, the top note is more acidic, tangy and refreshing. This remains with me also linear so the complete lifetime, here no longer changes much and the specified base notes are at least with me hardly perceptible. It is and remains citrusy with full force, but not long for that. H/S are very manageable and also actually snap away suddenly. As soon as the fresh notes disappear from the head and heart, is promptly also nothing else there.

Nevertheless, and perhaps exactly why I love this fragrance in the morning in the home office. He inspires me at work, wakes me up and lets the first work of the day go easily from the hand. That he is then no longer there after noon, leaves the option open for another fragrance on this day (eg the brother) and so I just come a little more in the rotation ;-)

All in all, so what it says: a fresh little water, which brings a tangy feeling on a hot day and leaves room for the more complex fragrances in the afternoon and evening.

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Dkay31

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Design is not everything.
Howdy together :)

I received a sample to buy my COOL WATER INTENSE, and I tested it yesterday as well.

But stupidly I read only now that this is a pure summer scent ^^

But let's get started:

In the beginning he smells really fresh and clean, and made a good impression, but after a while he develops unfortunately into the negative, he becomes musty and in the finish there is something in it that bites my nose, he just doesn't make any fun there the ARMANI ABSOLU INSTINCT smells much better and more pleasant and also goes in the same direction.

I always find it interesting how a buyer can often blind himself, ok it was just a sample, but if you had bought it blind because of the name you would have been really disappointed, I will certainly not include this fragrance in my collection, and is therefore the first VERSACE fragrance I do not like at all in summer I would also prefer to wear other fragrances
But one thing you have to wear the fragrance too well, it is not sweet, which means that you could really wear it in summer (if you like it) because after all it doesn't attract bees or wasps
The bottle itself is really something, but as described above, design is not everything :)

Thanks for reading :)
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Helpful Review 5  
I Need Oxygen! I screamed...The fragrance Nearly Killed Me Last Night
Last night my father wore this for his birthday party which involved a long drive into the city and back sitting down wind of him and also a hug, which transferred it onto my new sweater...and also it was every wear in the car. After several glasses of wine, oysters on the half shell, Duck L'orange, arugula salad with caprese and tomatoes, double espresso and a delectably smooth plum brandy at our favorite Austrian Restaurant...I nearly barfed inside my own wind shield on the way home...I was sure it was all coming up, and it was the smell of this fragrance driving my nausea on...taunting me, whispering..."how many oysters did you just suck down?" and , "Gee, isn't this a bumpy car ride?". First thing I did was shower...but my husband smelled like it to- a contact " Versace high", if you will. As I sat in the car with my Dad, I wondered why he did not hear my previous recommendation to find a more appealing cologne...over 2 years ago...also I wondered, what in the heck is the problem with this fragrance for me- let me deconstruct for a moment...this is synthetic my Egyptian musk- strongly adhered to the backbone, boldly asserting it's Manly funk...with a plethora of green herbal almost sweet tarragon, lemon and limeness. I do not, i principle dislike any of these notes on their own. but everything about this fragrance screams "I am trying to cover up either the awful smell of the world or the awful smell of the human body. " (that is the end of my psyche eval. on Dad) but really...this is a monster truck sillage of "sure fire" current winners Man-musk, citrus and synthetically derived cedarwood and rosewood---that smells, well, totally synthetic, like a rodenticide of some sort. Versace Man Eau Fraiche gives very little thought on the long-term implications for the rest of the kids buckled in for the long road trip. I thought when I found my own signature scent after nearly 10 years of hunting, my fragrance addition would subside...but no, no...I must take up the gauntlet once again. I am going to start with a couple by Byredo to address the sillage problem, then a couple by Serge Lutens or even Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille to get some more variety in the dialogue of skin and notes...finally, forbidding the synthetic musk and Cedarwood aspect- I will site "Migraines, nausea or Ebola" to justify this if necessary! I must find my father a less disgusting signature scent or I can never ride in a vehicle with him again without a full hazmat suit and ventilator. Summary: this fragrance nearly killed me last night.
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Rolk70Rolk70 4 years ago
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My son's bought me this summer modern classic for my birthday. Glad I have it in my collection.
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Prawn666Prawn666 11 months ago
Really pleasant light, clean and fresh citrusy summer scent. A bit like a lighter version of Versace Pour Homme. I can’t see anyone disliking this.
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Charilaos77Charilaos77 11 months ago
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Another pleasant summer scent, nothing more nothing less!
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Stevens95Stevens95 3 years ago
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Really clean summer frag‘ unfortunately disappointing in performances
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KuraiKurai 1 year ago
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Summer freshie with a little fruity sweetness in the background. Kiddie juicebox vibes
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