Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Versace Black Jeans
It seems Versace has this thing for orange in the openings of his fragrances. I have to say that I don't mind a bit. The opening is semi-spicy citrus with lavender, but the iris is there as well, not willing to wait for the heart accord to begin.
The floral heart of jasmin,rose and carnation are most assuredly secondary to the iris note and that's where Black Jeans either gains a fan or a detractor. I'm on the fence with this one, due to not being an iris lover by any means, but this Versace is still a viable fragrance. It's simply that damn violet. If only the rose was dominant with a nano-smidgeon of iris........oh well.........
The base, as a whole, is a subtle spicy leather with a hint of wood. I cannot find tonka or vetiver in any of the wearings until LONG AFTER the drydown has begun and the scent has basically expired. Black Jeans is definitely sample worthy for all and bottle worthy to some.