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HugoMontez 2 days ago 2
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7
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Cheap, relaxed and fun. A Coca-Cola smell
Versace Blue jeans, former Versus Blue jeans, was created for mass market side brand of Versace, named Versus. It vanished some years ago due to a new direction that the brand wanted to go. This is the only fragrance for that side brand that is still available.

It's a classic, cheap and very reminiscent of 90's style of fragrances. In a way, it's like Joop! Homme (1989) for teenagers. Both are
very sweet but this is a more relaxed, laid-back composition, more understated and suitable for young guys out there.

It starts off with a coca cola vibe (hence the bottle design, perhaps), but not ultra realistic rather fizzy and candy-like, due to the synthetic citruses used here. It feels like a sweet synthetic mandarin with some lemons.

The effect is decent and affable but not great. I find Michel Almairac, Magnetism for Men (Escada, 2004) perhaps more accurate on the Coke vibe. Anyway, there's lavander and tonka underneath the citruses but they never became strong enough to turn this fragrance into a Fougère.

The fragrance doesn't change much and the drydown it's basically the same without strong citruses and with a clean relaxed feel more accentuated. There's some powdery florals around but nothing very distinguishing.

The scent itself is pretty much a low budget scent done for a younger crowd and with a funny fizzy opening. It kinda works well even for a more mature guy. It's a good sunday morning companion or even a sunset summer fragrance. Apply after a shower and you'll feel fresh and clean, with a fun sweetness. I have a Versus bottle but there's no big differences to the more recent Versace ones. It last you a good 6-8h with medium projection.

Jean-Pierre Béthouart did a decent job here but made a better scent 2 years after with the tobacco blossom based scent, The Dreamer. A favourite of mine that although inexpensive, offers you a more unique and better experience.

2,5/5
HugoMontez 6 days ago 3
7.5
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7
Longevity
5
Sillage
8
Bottle
Simply elegant
This is a great scent. And very under the radar, like the whole line, actually.

Its seems a very simple composition, and, in a way, it is. A classic combo of Patchouli and cedarwood but with a twist. A fresh and green note of pine needles. The same used in the whole masculine line.

It reminds me of Cartier Roadster. They both share that elegant, woody patchouli drydown, with a fresh herbal/green opening. This one, instead of mint, uses pine needles to fresh things up.

The fragrance acts like a cologne but without a strong citric element. It lists bergamot as a top note but i can't smell much of it. But the pine makes it a really cooling scent and very sophisticated.

The projection is not great but it lasts 6-8h. Really good option if you want something different for summer and spring time.

3/5
HugoMontez 2 months ago 6 1
6.5
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Mediocre chopped wood smell
The first minute of Visit for men is an echo of the still missed "Rush for Men (Eau de Toilette) | Gucci". That freshly chopped wood-smell mixed with, what to me is the smell of Windex, and with that creaminess from the musk that is used in Gucci's masterpiece. Really good and promising. Everything seems to be replicated very well and in fine tune.

The problem starts when, after 5min, the sexy combo (musk and chopped woods) became less vibrant, interesting and enveloping. The whole thing became just a shadow or a picture, without personality and movement. My opinion is that the budget wasn't that good and Annick Ménardo had to use the best ingredients for the opening. I don't know if it was the green cardamom or the dusty fresh nutmeg, that i can definitely smell from those 5 to 10min, that make the opening so good and promising but after the naturals dissipate, the woods and musk, although pleasant, can't reach the glorious opening.

The drydown is still good, pleasant and very woody but it kinda lost interest and became a bit flat. Don't get me wrong, the fragrance isn't bad and i still recomend it for someone that wants to know how Gucci Rush smelled, but you have to know that Gucci Rush is the whole song and this is just the intro.

The fragrance lasts 6-8h and projects moderately during the first hour or so.

Not the worst Ménardo creation but a bit disappointing. It is still affable and fairly decent, specially, considering the price that you can find for a 100ml bottle. The opening is great, though.

3/5
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HugoMontez 3 months ago 6 2
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Modern Fougère!
When this came out in 2020, i immediately became interested on it, mainly for 2 things. First, i love many other offering from the brand, and second, was created by Bruno Jovanovic, who doesn't have many designers on their portfolio, but is a great nose.

I bought it in the end of that year, blindly. When i smelled it for the first time, it reminded me of "K (Eau de Toilette) | Dolce & Gabbana" which i like but i find it a bit light in the drydown. So, i also liked this one, right off the bat. The problem here is that this one has some molecule that, sometimes, annoys me a bit and gives me some "headaches". This is probably a synthetic amberwood or something a-like.

Anyway, i wore this a lot to really test it during work, casual events, at home, date nights, etc... half the bottle gone and i became a fan of it.

How does it smell? Fresh-sweet, masculine and modern. It starts off fresh and super contemporary. Sweet blue vibe in the vein of Bleu but with more fruitiness. I detect that sweet blood orange mixed with the juicy pineapple and after a couple of minutes, the geranium. And i find the geranium the key to this one. Fresh bitter green mintiness of the geranium mixed with the fruitiness and with that Fougère backbone (Moss and patchouli with a bit of tonka bean to maintain the sweetness of the top notes).

It's really modern but, at the same time, with a classic backbone, giving substance and masculinity. After 1h, the fruitiness fades away and the aromatic heart bacame the main player, again, with geraium and a bit of basil/juniper berries palying together for this great aromatic fougère finale.

Super strong stuff! Projection is great in the first 2h and the longevity is 12+ hours, easily. It's a compliment getter too, which is a bonus. The caviar here is the modern molecule that sometimes appears to turn me off a bit. It would be a 5/5 for me if it wasn't that molecule. But it's not super strong and irritating like in many other new fragrances nowadays, specially beacuse of the strong classical base.

Rochas L'Homme is super versatile, well composed and super recommendable for it's modern fougère concept. If you like aromatic fougeres and want a modern take on it, this is a great pick up. Btw, I think this is far supperior to Moustache EDP, which i find boring and very linear.

PS: The bottle is also beautiful and heavy!

4/5

Main notes:
Geranium, Patchouli, tonka and moss
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HugoMontez 3 months ago 9 1
6.5
Scent
7
Longevity
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Bottle
Fresh floral musk
The house of Gianfranco Ferré is very under the radar, manly because it doesn't have any big fragrances on the market neither a strong marketing to support them.

This fragrance is a total ghost. There's almost no information about it, except some websites that carry this fragrance and supply the note list. Even the year of release isn't known for sure, although, i think it came out in 2020 just because my bottle is from 2020 and i didn't saw any information before that year. Perfumer is also unkown. The GF website doesn't have any information about fragrances neither the Angelini Beauty website, which is the producer/distributor of the brand. It lists Trussardi, Laura Biagiotti, Armand Basi and other brands but no mention about GF.

So, i came to know (and bought) this fragrance after seeing some Youtube videos about it from Scent Land channel. He gave high marks on it and i decided to try to find a bottle. It was very difficult because in Europe, only one bulgarian website had this one. I found a deal on a tester bottle and grab it before it became out of stock.

Thankfully, the bottle came with a cap which, btw, is nice and heavy. And talking about the presentation, it's quite nice. Blue juice, a metal plate with the name of the brand and the name of the fragrance and a nice heavy and transparent bottle. The sprayer is a bit strange. It's like a Dior sprayer, where you can control the amout of perfume that came out, but, it sprays a lot of juice and with a high length. So, i recommend you to spray from a distance.

In regards of smell, its super bright and fresh. Almost clean sheets after ironing. Really appealing and not sweet or synthetic like many contemporaries. It's based on a bergamot-jasmine-musk accord. Basically, starts a bit tart, super fresh and citrusy. The bergamot is very present but always with a clean, slightly powdery musk underneath it. The composition is rounded by a jasmine note that isn't indolic rather soft floral and delicate. The fragrance is not ultra complex nor static. It's fresh all the time but it mellows and rounds a bit when it reaches the drydown (after 2h) and starts to fade away after 4-5h.

The performance isn't great, specially in terms of projection but it lasts a good amount of time on skin. You can over apply it without a problem due to its fresh softness character. It's almost impossible to offend anyone with this. It's appealing, polite and casual. Excellent for work, gym or a walk on a beach side. Springtime scent manly, but it fits well the summer time temperatures. I wouldn't wore it in winter, just because i prefer denser perfumes for that time.

Overall, a good perfume that reminds me of 212 Men and CK One without being any of those. But the fresh floral-musk character is similar to those. Great value for the money. 3/5
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