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The Medusa among fragrances
Versace Eros draws on ancient Greek mythology for both the name and the brand logo.
The god Eros, whose Greek word is still very present in the German language, stands for sensuality, attraction and accordingly for desire and longing, which we generally perceive as desire and longing, even perceive in the highest form as love. In his depictions, Eros and his Roman counterpart Amor wear arrows and bows, mostly with which he explores his love-crazed victims. In lesser known representations, a whip or net is added to the god of love as attributes to help in the hunt for lovers. In any case, Eros fulfils a function: to awaken desire in people, which ultimately culminates in an amorous bond.
This would also describe the intention of naming the fragrance of the same name. Where other fragrances are secretive and reserved, shyly flattered with charm or complexity, or just gentle attention, Eros surrounds its wearer with an aura that craves attention. It's literally impossible to ignore the scent. For me, the biggest powerhouse in Puncto Sillage I've ever tested. The mint paired with the sweetness of vanilla and tonka are, in my opinion, the outstanding scents of this perfume, which pours for hours like little love arrows from the skin onto the environment. The course remains relatively linear, the freshness of the fragrance, which is only superficial at the beginning, becomes warmer and sweeter. In my opinion, complexity, natural-looking fragrances and a fragrance that is suitable for everyday use are a bad thing here. Wearable to events and summer dates outdoors in a deliberately chosen outfit in casual-chique (polo shirt = minimum)
I deliberately chose "love arrows" because the fragrances are actually perceived as very pleasant by the ladies and this fragrance definitely puts its wearer in the spotlight. Staying unobtrusive is hardly possible with more than 2 spray shots of Eros. I strongly warn against overdose. Even so, I can only tolerate the perfume myself during outdoor activities at low dosages, otherwise I find it too intrusive, too brash and exhausting for the wearer.
Let us come to the second mythological testimonial of the Versace brand, the Medusan head, which represents the brand internationally. Eros embodies as a fragrance, ebeson like the fashionable creations Donnatella Versaces, the mythological meaning of the Gorgone "Medusa" par excellence. The original beauty of the Medusa, which after an unfortunate liaison with the god Poseidon mutated to a horrifying exterior, symbolizes the Janus-faced figure of this scented water.
As a fragrance, Eros behaves very similarly because, like the medusa embossing on the bottle, it polarises between repulsion and attraction. Depending on the mood, he polarizes with me, too, and so I very rarely open Pandora's box to stay with the mythological theme. Because as with Pandora's casket the wearer will not get rid of the spirits of this scent so quickly ...