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"Eros, Philia, Agape"
Eros, Philia and Agape are the three forms of love in philosophy. But "Eros" is the flaming, erotic love between two love partners. If you look it up in the encyclopedia, you will find the following definition: "Form of strong desire and desire". Moreover, Eros is known in Greek mythology as the god of love. "Philia", on the other hand, is the love you feel for your friends. A love that is pure, that distances itself from selfishness and always puts the well-being of the friend at the centre of the respective action. "Agape" is the highest form of love and for most people it is not to be understood. It is also called divine love and is supposed to symbolize the love of God for human beings. If one can understand this love - so theology says - one can learn to love one's enemies.
Versace has therefore chosen "Eros", the god of love or the flaming, erotic love, as the definition indicates. But does that fit?
I would say YES! With small restrictions, but you can make connections to ancient philosophy and this is what I want to try.
"Eros" smells good, so much for a small introduction. Yes, "Eros" even smells very good, although it must be anticipated and admitted that it is a synthetic. Here you can smell a lot that can get on your nerves after a longer sniffing. But not me! What makes it stand out is its great mint note, the pungently hot apple vipe and the vanilla, which rounds everything off and makes it softer. The sharp-fresh-synthetic impact will probably come from Ambroxan, which I appreciate very much, because often a slightly metallic effect is added. The already mentioned sweetness is here designed bearable and can be described as discreet. For me it is a synthetic-fresh-sweet scent with a light metallic note and a great mint base. It is also very attractive and reminds me of my youth phase. He is rather the stormy lover than the stylish, reserved gentleman. He risks something for his love and is willing to go beyond boundaries to please his sweetheart. "Eros" preserves in itself the phase of "Sturm und Drang", which most people have probably gone through at some point. You want a lot, can hardly hold back and are ready to break boundaries.
Nevertheless, we cannot speak directly of the God of love here. Versace has rather described his pupil, who still needs some time to reach perfection.
Nevertheless, it gives me joy to wear it today and to be transported back to days and times long past. In times when I tried to impress my girlfriend at the gravel pond with daring jumps from the tree. And in times, when one also sometimes threw stones at the window of the beloved at night.
I would still wear it, it always fits to the work, but you should dose it carefully, because even after all these years there is still a lot of energy. It lasts a good 8 hours, especially in summer a beast. So if you don't want to look like an over-perfumed teeny, you should be satisfied with two sprays ;)
In conclusion, I hope that this symbol of a youth fragrance in a kitschy and beautiful garment will remain with us for a long time to come and that we will be able to take many a time travel into the "Eros" of youth!