Thursday, October 24, 2013
Orange Blossom, Rose.
Patchouli, Musk, Ambrette seed.
This is one of those scents that, in spite of being directed toward the feminine persuasion, I own and find occasion to wear from time to time. On one hand, the sillage and longevity factors are found wanting. On the other, it smells interesting, pleasant and performs well in close quarters where strong presence isn't desirable. I can see this working well in an office setting or very romantic situations where subtlety is an asset.
Released either 2009 or 2010, Versus blankets the skin ( for all intents and purposes ) fully developed. The success of Versus doesn't hinge on transitional stages. I used to be adamant about wanting a fragrance to morph and shape-shift, but the last few years has brought changes in my perception and an ability to be more flexible and open minded. In the past, it wouldn't have been possible for me to embrace this scent, so I suppose change is sometimes a good thing. The mildly sweet aspect of Versus coupled with its subtle sensuality is attributed to the ratio of fruit and floral components. Yes, Versus is a fruity floral on my skin, but extremely more wearable compared to others I've tried in this genre.
Is Versus a terrific fragrance? No, it is not. It's more reminiscent of quality background music playing while you busy yourself with something memorable. It's very suitable "garnish" for an occasion to wear that sexy dress or suit. Sillage is mild to average depending upon amount of sprays, with longevity approximately 3-4 hours on me. Thumbs up from Aromi for Versus by Versace and as always, a sample wear is highly recommended.