Versace L'Homme 1984Eau de Toilette

Versace L'Homme (Eau de Toilette) by Versace
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Versace L'Homme (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Versace for men and was released in 1984. The scent is spicy-woody. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBasil, Bergamot, Green notes, Petitgrain, Pimento, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesCarnation, Jasmine, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Cedar, Cinnamon
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Oakmoss, Labdanum, Leather, Musk, Tonka bean, Vanilla

Ratings

Scent

7.9 (272 Ratings)

Longevity

8.3 (211 Ratings)

Sillage

7.7 (208 Ratings)

Bottle

6.7 (210 Ratings)
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Carlitos01Carlitos01 2 years ago

„Confy and reliable leathery spicy woody Versace for men”


This is a magnificent fragrance. In my opinion it's a bit underrated (that's bad) and due to that, with a low price (that's...
ScentSlaveScentSlave 16 months ago

„I haven’t regretted a blind buy...”


... until I bought this!! Yikes!! Thank goodness it was only $20... WOW!! This leaves you smelling like you were cleaning the bathroom and spilled...
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Esojo

1 Review
Esojo
Esojo
Helpful Review    3  
Versatile Versace
Damn, people really don't like this one. I haven't smelt the newer formulations, but the vintage version of this is so blatantly Italian, I love it. The soapy, slightly honey-sweet vibe from the cinnamon-musk combo is gorgeous. It is a bit powdery too. One could say this is a kind of Italian Kouros. Smoother, less harsh, and much more versatile than the King, of course. Evidently, they are in different leagues. Kouros is a masterpiece, this is not.

I guess you could also say that Quorum and Agua Brava are to Spain the same that Versace l'Homme is to Italy. They are inexplicably typical of the countries where they were produced. Still today, there is a tendency for Italian releases to be soapy and powdery. Spanish houses like Loewe bet on more citrusy, pine like scents.

Incredibly underrated, get your hands on this if you appreciate 80s scents!
7.5
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8
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6
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7
Bottle
Drseid

742 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
   1  
A Slight Departure From Others Of Its Time...
*This review is of the vintage original formula of Versace L'Homme.

Versace L'Homme opens with relatively bright, clean, lemony bergamot citrus with a hint of underlying floral carnation before transitioning to its heart. As the composition enters its early heart, it turns slightly soapy as significant mossy-green oakmoss from the base joins the now co-starring carnation that takes on a slightly dry, dusty element, enhanced by a cinnamon spice infused supporting woody sandalwood and cedar duo, and sweetened by just a touch of vanilla and soft aromatic patchouli. During the late dry-down the floral aspects gradually recede, as the composition turns its focus to an unveiled, relatively soft leather hiding in the base that couples with the woody remnants and the now more prominent dry vanilla that adds light dusty powder through the finish. Projection is above average, but longevity is excellent at around 12 hours on skin.

Wow, there is a lot going on here as one can see from the more objective lengthy note breakdown above. At its core the composition is a relatively dry, dusty, woody perfume bolstered by significant oakmoss in the base. That said, the oakmoss never really is the focus, but rather used more as a binder to the relatively dry woods, floral aspects, and even the leather later-on. There is an almost soapy, grassy green nature to the perfume that presents much more prominently on paper than on skin. On skin, however, the dusty, woody elements are much more pronounced with the composition significantly less green. At the end of the day Versace L'Homme is a bit of a departure from the powerhouse compositions of the 80s, as it is much more well-behaved and never too brash. It is not really a barbershop type of perfume, but I suspect it will appeal to perfume enthusiasts that enjoy that classic composition style. The bottom line is the approximately $50 a 50 ml bottle on the aftermarket Versace L'Homme is a "very good" to "excellent" 3.5 to 4 stars out of 5 rated throwback perfume that relatively successfully combines an amalgamation of ingredients to yield a perfume that bucks the typical 80s powerhouse mold without veering too far astray; earning a solid recommendation to vintage perfume lovers looking for something with a bit more polish and less bravado than the super-bold powerhouse offerings that dominate the era.
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Muckelfloh
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Muckelfloh
Less helpful Review    0  
The boss of YSL
There are actually comments in the direction of "urine stone" at "Boss - Number One", "YSL - Kouros" and here. And I don't find that surprising at all, because this one smells almost like the other two mentioned.
I like all three fragrances, but the Versace was much, much fruitier in the 80s and 90s. I wouldn't have worn kouros to die back then. So I'm pretty sure that my memory of this fragrance is already firmly established.
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3.5
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6
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7
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6
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Smellavision

88 Reviews
Smellavision
Smellavision
   3  
Warning! Not for the faint of heart...
I borrowed this at the gym from a friend after a workout (mental note: always remember your personal smells) and yes, he is about five years older than me. Anyway I gave two sprays of this beast to the chest and two to the neck and BAZINGA! : instantly I was Cologne Guy oozing man from the mid-eighties. This stuff should be labelled as nuclear. The lemon and basil opening slowly gives room to the rose and carnation mixed with a chemical cedar. I'm aware that several Versaces are soapy and powdery, but this is ridiculous : I smelt like I had smeared myself all over with my Grandmothers hand soap bar. This stuff is VERY masculine and only for adults. After 2-3 hours I had to give up and take a scrub.
Extremely oldschool - thanks, but no thanks.
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Moe96

10 Reviews
Moe96
Moe96
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Old man's scent
Don't blind buy this
It's not a bad fragrance but it's not for teenagers
30+ years maybe could wear this
It starts kind of harsh
It's not fresh it smells like a man who just finished shaving
For winter or fall use only
Do NOT use in warm days!
Don't over spray
I can't recommend this because you could go wrong with it
It's in expensive so....
Fragrancenet has the legit bottle and they ship quite quick
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Hautgout
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Hautgout
Helpful Review    14  
Che bella luna, non tirare...
So to be honest, I get these urine stone associations, which some of you have expressed here in connection with the scent, when you apply it, not out of your head... The same with Grey Flannell. The (sorry) stupid association doesn't deny me the joy of the two fragrances, but it always reminds me of this picture - the pastel-colored sight of the stones in question during the micturition, better known as peeing. Nevertheless, the fragrance contributes a lot to my Dolce Vita and supports my evening "dolce far niente"... i in my sauce-spattered white undershirt, a plate full of spaghetti Bolognese in front of me, in my right hand a completely overloaded fork of the same favorite, then suddenly pausing - no, sounds too much like Marco Ferreri's "The Big Eat"... nicolas Cage, completely sweaty, desperate and muscle-bound with a prosthesis in the bakery, is more likely to occur to me...
That's bullshit.
Marcello Mastroianni in "Eight and a Half" in an (I think) English sports car, casual with the obligatory cigarette in the corner of his mouth... That's the picture. Visconti would certainly have liked the scent mixed with the smell of tobacco. Immediately the unspeakable Helmut Berger comes around the corner - tuntig with the left his Entourage conducting. Now that's good...
As always, everything was said "bello" about the fragrance. The initially natural lemon, the ginger - all rich and wonderfully creamy, male elegance in the overall impression. The already once abused casual, grey-mottled Italian, all in black, followed by his bare-breasted entourage....
Somehow I also have the footballer Andrea Pirlo in my head all the time, how he is impregnated by the smell on the court... There are enough pictures....
The scent is just "Bravo!" Unagitated, uneven elegance..
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ScentSlave

81 Reviews
ScentSlave
ScentSlave
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I haven’t regretted a blind buy...
... until I bought this!! Yikes!! Thank goodness it was only $20... WOW!! This leaves you smelling like you were cleaning the bathroom and spilled the soap all over yourself; seriously it does. The opening is a ridiculously strong lemon vibe that smells like “Pledge” wood polish. It fades into what smells like an old school Dr.s office... or a really musky/old smelling thrift store. Im just glad I sprayed it when I got home, and didn’t wear it to work. Think of that really old aunt you had when you weren’t a teenager yet; the one with the creepy old pictures that you swore the eyes followed you when you walked; the way HER house smelled. THIS IS A PERFECT RECREATION. The scent you imagine when you see the original “Psycho” movie; the cob-webbed room where “Mother” is sitting in her rocking chair looking out the window. BINGO!

Im pretty confident that it’ll be a solid antiseptic though; this odor is what you smelled in every old school Dr.s office for a reason...

$20 dollars poorer, but hell, I learned where Lysol came from, right?
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Can777

6 Reviews
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Can777
Top Review    58  
Hunter of the night
Everything was as it was. Time was infinite. The youth so wild and unconcerned free. Free from worries, free from guilt and the question of tomorrow. The nights were for living out. My skin almost unstained by perfume, and then you came Versace L'Homme. You were the firstborn. Made from Giannis dreams and desires. The quintessence of his work. A scent like the overflowing testosterone in my body. So wild, so unrestrained, so unrestrained manly. Out into the nights. On your skin. Still wet on the chest and neck of Versace L'Homme. The night was still as fresh and young as the scent of basil and bergamot, your notes are as green as the envy of the other young men who perceived it. You were the key and the tickets to so many hearts. With you, I've danced the nights wild. I'm off the hook with you. Sweaty and wet and happy to tackle the house music in my head and body. Your scent was always around me. The scent of bitter cloves, moist warm patchouli, spicy warm cinnamon and soft sandalwood. I smoked with you at the bars and I went through the clubs with you. You have been a scent like a tattoo of Gianni herself engraved in the most dazzling colors of masculinity on my skin. You have followed me indelibly through the bars, nights and my life and never left me. Versace L'Homme You yourself were still there at dawn the next morning. Still wet the hair and T-shirt from the dance through the night and the warm scent of oakmoss and vanilla-tender-green leather on the skin. With you I have gone towards the morning. But also often alone in pairs. Versace L'Homme with you I have laughed, lived and loved. You were the scent for a man I wasn't yet. But who I am now. So many voices in my ear: -You smell so good! -. So many beautiful moments. So many compliments. Now I've long been the man privileged to carry you. I have the maturity, the sovereignty and the experience for you. We have walked a long way together and will probably also end it together one distant day. Many have come and many have gone, but Versace L'Homme will always remain like one of the many tattoos on my skin and soul. Versace L'Homme You're a man through and through. Incredibly masculine, incredibly charismatic and infinitely timeless!

Vanity coupled with self-irony is acceptable.
-Gianni Versace-
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8.5
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Carlitos01

282 Reviews
Carlitos01
Carlitos01
Very helpful Review    9  
Confy and reliable leathery spicy woody Versace for men
This is a magnificent fragrance.
In my opinion it's a bit underrated (that's bad) and due to that, with a low price (that's great).
It's a bit manly (leather), a bit sweet (vanilla and cinnamon), a bit citric (lemon and bergamot), a bit oriental (tonka, musk and patchouli), a bit flowering (carnation and rose), a bit woodsy (sandalwood, oak moss and cedar)..... and all the notes very well mastered across the different stages.
The leathery combo that I get in the dry down it's of a peculiar type mixing the dominant leather melted with oakmoss, tonka, laubdanum, amber and musk. The combination is a real winner.
The performance is above average.
This fragrance is full of manly charm. I do recommend it !!!!

My rates for Versace l'Homme:
Scent opening: 8.0
Scent Dry Down: 9.0
Longevity: 8.0
Sillage: 7.0
Uniqueness: 7.0
Wearability: 8.0
Versatility: 8.0
Quality: 8.0
Price/Value for money: 9.5/10,0 - Less than 20 Euros per 100 ml
Overall rating: 8,05/10.0

Statements

TorkeTorke 19 days ago
5
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8
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8
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5
Bottle
Heavy petitgrain in the opening and oakmoss in the drydown.
A bit outdated. Smells like a grandad would smell.
ElysiumElysium 182 days ago
Nods at the '60s, '70s, and '80s fragrances, but smells so timeless. Such a wonderful and elegant scent. A powerful underrated performer.
FranknSenseFranknSense 8 months ago
I do love this underated leather fragrance, probably the most wearable leather I have in my colection.
Carlitos01Carlitos01 2 years ago
8.5
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9
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8
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7
Bottle
It's very masculine leather alluring EDT and does not offend anybody.
You may use it in a dayly basis due to its versatility and quality.

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