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How would Dickie Greenleaf smell?
Attention all those who have never seen the film "The Talented Mr. Ripley". Spoiler warning!
Remember the young Jude Law in the classic "The Talented Mr. Ripley"? A film that was probably inspired in large part by the charm of Dickie Greenleaf. Dickie lives a lifestyle that probably everyone of us wants. He lives in the small town of Mongibello near Naples, spends his days on the beach, playing boccia with the men of the city, or even on a short trip to Rome. Such days can also end spontaneously in a jazz club. The word is probably the best word, everything happens spontaneously. Dickie is a guy who doesn't take life too seriously and likes to flirt for his life. So he needs a scent that might accompany him all day long. From the beach in the morning to the jazz club in the evening.
Dior Sauvage? Sure, he gets lots of compliments, but does Dickie smell like everybody else? No
Acqua di Giò Profumo? Wonderful scent, but too grown-up for Dickie.
Bleu De Chanel? Jackpot? A phenomenal smell. But wait, do you remember that one scene where Tom Ripley tells Dickie about the money he got from Dickie's father? He wants to buy a car, but his girlfriend says they really need a fridge. Apparently, Dickie has to look after the money too.
Well, I guess we finally got it. Dickie Greenleaf is wearing Versace Dylan Blue!
Let's get to the scent:
The fragrance starts wonderfully fresh, perfect for a hot day in Italy. It owes this to the Calabrian bergamot, grapefruit, fig leaf and aquatic notes present in the top note. So it's perfect when it goes straight to the beach.
Continue with the base, here we have violet leaf, black pepper, papyrus wood, ambrox, patchouli. These ingredients give it a certain depth that I miss in Dior Sauvage. It gives the fragrance a masculine character.
The base of musk, tonka bean, saffron, incense underlines the whole and gives it a solid base. These notes can also be used in jazz clubs when the fresh notes have long since faded away.
The durability is good, especially on the clothes you can smell the fragrance even the next morning and also on the skin it lasts 6-8 hours. But I often have a small pocket sprayer with me and add more during the day.
To the Sillage:
I don't smell the scent on myself anymore, but I know that I noticed it strongly the first time I sprayed it and the whole room smelled like it, but I have to say that the Sillage could be much better. That would bring the scent to another level.
I would like Versace to produce an "intense version" or an EdP concentration sometime.
In summary, as I have already indicated in my little analogy, I can say that Dylan Blue is a great, versatile fragrance that suits all seasons and all situations. Moreover, the price-performance ratio is good, which makes it predestined to be or become a signature fragrance.
For all those who denounce his versatility. Yes he is not a precision rifle, but the ladies love him and that is what counts ;) ciao ciao, Philos