Versace pour Femme Dylan Blue
This perfume is a classic example of why you can't take every review you read to heart. I did my homework with this. I researched and read every review that I could find and they were decidedly mixed which made me nervous to do a blind buy on a full bottle (even though some of my favourite YouTube reviewers seemed to really like it, making me think that I'd like it too.) So I decided to order a sample, just incase I didn't like it. That way, it would be cost effective and no great loss if it was a big negative for me.
Many of the reviews had stated that it "smelled generic and was nothing special" and that it had a "shampoo vibe" to it. That's what I was bracing myself for.
Upon first spray, the first thing I notice is a white flower, jasmine! I haven't had the best of luck with jasmine in fragrances in the past (I'm lookin' at you Bvlgari Jasmin Noir!) but the jasmine here is soft, rounded, creamy, even-tempered and non-screechy. It's surprisingly lovely and I knew right away that I wasn't going to have a problem with it. That was really the only note that I could specifically pick out. That's because this concoction is smooth and so well blended. A little sweet and a little flowery.
I let it dry down and I can honestly say that it's just beautiful. Pleasant, non-offensive, non-headache inducing, on the lighter side, fresh and clean! Yes, it does indeed have a shampoo-like quality but that's one of the things that I love so much about it because they've done it so well here. It does not smell cheap or dated, to the contrary, it smells like the most expensive, luxurious, creamy shampoo that you've ever had the pleasure of smelling. It smells like pure class, modern, light-hearted and playful. A younger person, a middle aged person or an older person could easily pull this off. Suited for all!
Generic? Maybe, but in the absolute best way possible! Perfect for those days when you can't make up your mind on what to grab for. A sure-fire crowd pleaser! I find it to be a comforting scent and the deeper I get into the day, the more I enjoy catching whiffs of it. Office friendly and seems to be more of a daytime perfume but I wear whatever I like, whenever I like, to wherever I like. I never follow follow any rules!
Needless to say, I love it. The day after the first time I wore it, I ordered myself a full bottle.
Don't let reviews rule your fragrance choices. Search out samples or decants and try them for yourself. That's the only way that you're ever going to really know for sure if it's a "yes please" or a "no thank-you."