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

8.0 | 280 Ratings

Longevity

8.3 | 218 Ratings

Sillage

7.6 | 216 Ratings

Bottle

6.7 | 218 Ratings
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Carlitos01Carlitos01 3 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 2 years 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...
8.5
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KimJong

46 Reviews
KimJong
KimJong
Helpful Review    6  
Half masterpiece, but really good when it's good.
There are already a lot of good reviews about this great cologne, so I'll just mention a few more here.

1. The positive side of it is that it's incredibly sophisticated and high quality, priced at just over $20 for 100ml. I personally consider Versace L'Homme like the 2000s version of Cartier Santos with soapy water instead of sandalwood cream, or Armani Eau Pour Homme with green grass instead of lavender.

2. It was released in the mid 80s, but has some vibes of the 70s. In particular, the opening of Herbal Lemons, which would have been clearly considered old school in 1984 too. That's why it is decisively different from the colognes of the 80s what like muscular machos with exposed chest hair. I get images from Versace L'Homme like a casino and a black tuxedo, a long hairstyle that covers the ears, and a brightly lit chandelier.

3. The problem is the old school lemon and musk. Lemon citric acid can be found today in many areas of life, from dishwashers and toilet fresheners to anti-Covid-19 hand sanitizers. That's why the old school lemon on top of dirty musk are often reminded of the odor of toilet bowls or urine. Recently, I've been impressed a lot with Rochas Moustache Original (version 2018), and it also has the same problem. It smells like an old luxury hotel, but at the same time it smells like a toilet. Anyone who likes classic men's colognes will easily understand what I mean.

4. Anyway, Versace L'Homme is a cologne that is heavily influenced by season and weather. It doesn't always work in its best condition. In summer, especially on wet days in summer, the lemon comes out seriously too much and smells like a toilet bowl. On the other hand, on a very cold day when the temperature is below freezing, the herbal notes are clumped and the soapy water part is too prominent, and at that time it smells like a laundry detergent.

5. However, on days that are neither too hot nor too cold, it works very well. Based on South Korea where I'm living, it is around May, September, and October. When the temperature is around 10~15 degrees Celsius. At this time, you can clearly recognize both fine and rich green herbal notes, cinnamon that tastes almost delicious mixed with spicy carnation, woody notes that add mildness, and classic tonka vanilla. It is considered like a cologne that is five or ten times more expensive than the price. Of course there's no smell of urine at all.

6. The current version seems to have almost no oakmoss. Nevertheless, Versace L'Homme lasts quite a bit. Rather than just sticking on the skin, it has a type of scent that is absorbed in the body and gently emanated. If you think this cologne has a nasty smell of urine or something, leave it as it is, and try it again in another season. If limited to autumn (and a bit of spring), it scents like a timeless masterpiece.

P.s. Sorry for my insufficient English sentences.
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DieOrange78
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DieOrange78
DieOrange78
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A fragrance that has successfully spread its DNA to this day
Versace L'Homme, a classic EDT from the 80s.

First of all, of course, this EDT has not been able to avoid undergoing the process of transformation. My nose won't be able to tell me what this fragrance smelled like when it first hit the shelves of the perfumeries. But I trust the voices that say that the scent may have changed. I don't know. Which doesn't necessarily mean it's aged badly There are just over thirty years between them. A lot has changed. Especially in the areas of music, fashion and perfumes
I've had this EDT for quite a while now. I've worn it a few times myself. But the Lord was only allowed to let off steam the last days. Endurance test. After the shower. Before going to bed. Before I went to work. And I finally figured out how the atomizer on this bottle works. It seems to be some kind of three-way nebulizer. Fast for a finer spray. A little slower for a richer bump and very slowly to make it "pee". If you think of the "man" scents of Bvlgari now, I can agree. Only that there is no intermediate level in spraying with the Bvlgari. Interesting, I think.

Far more interesting, however, and what we are here for, is the scent itself Like other fragrances from the 80's, Versaces L'Homme has a genetics that's all its own. Spicy, slightly woody, with a citric creamy top note. But above all spicy. This goes from the first application to the last flare, when a light breeze reminds me that I'm wearing this fragrance.
The fragrance pyramid reads like a Who's Who of fragrances. As is often the case with older perfumes. Apparently, it was not yet about developing fragrance concepts. At least not the way we know it today. It simply had to smell, smell, arouse interest. And that's where we have it easier today, for one thing, because we have boutiques that are more abundant than even then. And then there is the Internet. On the other hand, it is not made too easy, because the range of fragrances, whether new on the market or well-known brands for decades, is overwhelming Buying Versace L'Homme was kind of obvious, because I own other fragrances from this house. And I just had to know how this classic oldie would come across
Already at the first hanging up he seemed a bit familiar to me. But not because of an olfactory memory from earlier days. I don't remember perceiving such scents on anyone back then. It reminds me of another oldie that I had classified as "old but still very wearable". Karl Lagerfeld Classic. Only without the herbal swing, but similarly striking, spicy and almost brimming with potency.
This is the group of buyers that Versace wanted to approach at that time. Brave gentlemen who stand by themselves Versace L'Homme is one of these fragrance combos that want to unite with the body's own chemistry. Do not cover or imperceptibly camouflage the fragrance. No. Underline it correctly. Display in public. The full-bodied opposite of the unfortunately so countless level hand cream scents available today. If I want to be discreetly polite in between, then I simply do not wear perfume. So this classic from Versace is exactly what a part of me longed for. An EDT that doesn't want to hide or disguise itself or me
The top notes are classically "green" and citric, with a balsamic touch. The first event is followed by a concentrated charge of spiciness which is very successfully created by floral chords. The cinnamon that unfolds here is not intrusive, but wonderfully inviting. The bergamot in the opening introduces this theme very nicely and amber and musk take over discreetly. At the end it becomes smooth, because then the vanilla comes into its own, which, together with the fading flowery and spicy chords, creates a rendezvous. Oakmoss, although not as representative as in older productions, still provides a strong base in combination with other notes, on which the heart and head notes build up very well and can roll out discreetly.

All in all a very good EDT. Well balanced. For younger noses, such a perfume can initially have a deterrent effect. Even funny associations are made. I've read a lot about it, from old man's house to urinal cakes, and I've seen funny reviews on youtube. But for me such comparisons do not arise. It's probably because of the thing itself that I have been collecting and testing different scents for some time. There you get used to some things and make completely different connections.
As I indicated in the headline.

L'Homme by Versace reminds me of other fragrances. Modern fragrances. Bvlgari Man in Black is one such example. I'll just have to get rid of the iris and rum combo, or I'll wait for the drydown, and there it is. The DNA of Versaces L'Homme. Or, to my own surprise - I don't really know yet why I'm surprised - even in the new man from the house of Dior. But in another commentary then more about that.
This candidate here from Versace has a scent DNA that has been composed very accurately, so that even modern noses like to dedicate themselves to these and resurrect in a new design again and again. The olfactory proof that old-fashioned is not synonymous with obsolete.
For this alone this oldie has earned a trophy
MfG
TheOrange78
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Esojo

5 Reviews
Esojo
Esojo
Helpful Review    4  
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
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Drseid

764 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
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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.
3.5
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6
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7
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6
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Smellavision

107 Reviews
Smellavision
Smellavision
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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
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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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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

90 Reviews
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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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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Carlitos01

285 Reviews
Carlitos01
Carlitos01
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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

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50something50something 2 months ago
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Very few people smell like this these days and I’m ok with that. This is a masterpiece. Definitely barbershop, takes me back in time.
TorkeTorke 4 months ago
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Heavy petitgrain in the opening and oakmoss in the drydown.
A bit outdated. Smells like a grandad would smell.
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ElysiumElysium 10 months ago
Nods at the '60s, '70s, and '80s fragrances, but smells so timeless. Such a wonderful and elegant scent. A powerful underrated performer.
FranknSenseFranknSense 1 year ago
I do love this underated leather fragrance, probably the most wearable leather I have in my colection.
Carlitos01Carlitos01 3 years ago
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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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