Versace l'Homme fragrance notes

  • Head

    • lemon, petitgrain, basil, pimento
  • Heart

    • cinnamon, cedarwood, patchouli, sandalwood
  • Base

    • moss, leather, labdanum, vanilla

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Latest Reviews of Versace l'Homme

I am so glad this 80's Italian stallion is still alive and kickin'. First of all... can we all just take a moment to appreciate that simple, yet stylish, art deco bottle? Love it! As for how it smells, I doubt I could get into too great of detail as I cannot imagine I could possibly say anything that hasn't already been said, but read on.

It starts off to me very Chanel-like--fizzy and aldehydic with hyper citrus and greens--this is where I believe the cleaner description comes from. Then, it pretty much settles into a carnation-sprinkled, slight cinnamon-spiced, cedar and sandalwood combo. I know the woods are the star of the show as my brother always calls those two woods out specifically every time I wear it.

Versace L'homme is almost what I refer to as a "Swiss army knife" fragrance. You can use it in almost any season, just reserve it for mild days or night wear during the summer. It's good for everyday wear provided the wearing doesn't tool around town sloppy. Staying power is excellent, but projection is not as bomb-like as 80s scents are known for, so chances of offending anyone is low. Strong-willed guys 20 and up I think can pull this off. I've been wearing this since age 23 and I think I pull this one off quite nicely at 25. I recommend this one to lovers of niche oddities.
17th January 2023

This is a review of the modern formulation. The opening is lemony with a slight green tinge, possibly from the basil. It almost comes off as a lemon cleaner, feeling harsh, astringent, and strong. I don't think the scent profile is necessarily dated, but the combination of lemon, leather, and oakmoss gives it a vintage vibe. When I first sprayed it, I was briefly reminded of Grey Flannel. The green DNA is very similar; the main difference is in the lemon opening.

It's suitable for most seasons except for the summer. I think the opening will be a bit too piercing for the summer heat. I have a feeling that the original was way better with the use of natural oakmoss. This one just reminds me of a lemon cleaner with some light florals and mossiness. I believe people wear this for the nostalgic factor, but I don't see anybody from the younger generation picking this one up.
25th December 2022

Simple as well extraordinary;
Ancient as well a timeless beauty;
Powerfull as well gentle as a leather handglove;
Pure macho as well a gentleman;
Raw as well sophisticated;
I my humble opinion far out the best there is.
This one is the only one you need.

18th December 2022
This is one of those classics that flies under the radar and you wonder how it’s still in production. The astringent opening reminds me a lot of Armani pour Homme (sadly recently discontinued), but Versace l’Homme takes a slightly dirtier soapier direction in the drydown and seems to have more of a leather vanilla base than the clove and woods in the Armani. Still, it’s a very dry chypre (the cedar hanging in for much of the wear) and you have to be patient and enjoy the ride to the rich drydown. A lot going on with this scent—I like that it’s not easy or predictable. Reminds me of the “Magnum P.I.” era, and complex tough masculine gents that work (and play) hard but still clean up good. Elegy for the ‘80s. Still great in the current formulation and very affordable.
2nd August 2022
Versace L'Homme is a beautiful masculine, warm, woody aromatic scent. It is a classic barbershop scent of the 1980s and is still very wearable and able to garner compliments today. The opening is great and catches my attention with strong wood and moss elements tampered with patchouli and the labdanum bringing it together and giving it some warmth. There is a soapie accord in the opening that gives a very nice clean feel. As Versace L'Homme begins to dry down the soapiness gives way to a more leather scent with some nice herbal elements. I'm a fairly recent user of Versace L'Homme and I wish that I had discovered it years ago. This is becoming one of my favourite fragrances in this genre. Very enjoyable, great longevity, good sillage and good value. I find Versace L'Homme to be a fairly versatile fragrance and would be a good signature scent for a man over 50. Younger men (30s & 40s) can get away with it too on occasions where they want something masculine and elegant; something different from the typical sweet vanilla scents that are so ubiquitous today. Versace L'Homme is an excellent chypre and I'm very happy that I added it to my collection.
18th March 2022
They just don't make them like this anymore, no sir. I have a 30 ml vintage and when I wear this I want to time travel to 1986. Except I am not sure I want to be around all that cigarette smoke.

This marries soapy, citrusy cleanness with macho carnation and spice before it leans into a leather, oakmoss, and musk. The duality of clean and dirty always gets me.

Versace L'Homme, you flirt.
5th March 2022
This one doesn't hold back, a classic citrus aromatic with big balls, mine is a 2021 formula and is very powerful and long lasting, it actually leaves a sheen on my skin for at least 30 minutes, opens with a bright punchy herbal citrus accord that really projects and announces itself, this stage lasts quite a good while and never really dissipates, it just gets supported with some 80's florals and then the basenotes, there is some leather in the base that offers a good dose of masculinity, obviously my formula is lacking oakmoss which is a shame but don't let that bother you it's still very enjoyable and long lasting, this would suit a classy guy with a few rough edges.
13th November 2021
Mutton chop sideburns, open neck shirt showing chest hair and a gold chain, a fake silk polyester shirt, bellbottom jeans, bong water spilled in the back seat of a 1977 Chevrolet Impala, Zeppelin on the 8-track player. The brand Versace had no direct connection to scenes like this, other than the cheesy gold chain thing. But there’s something about Versace L’Homme that brings back vivid images of this too-young-to-be-there tableau, from my teenage days. I get a great nostalgic kick from L’Homme. Oh, and it smells great, too. A very nice head shop leather effect takes over in about ten minutes, becoming more sexy and seductive throughout the next several hours. In terms of bad boy sex appeal, Versace L’Homme makes Creed Aventus smell like White Shoulders. For boys and men out for a you-should-know-better good time out. Even smells nice under a hangover the next morning.
20th October 2021
I bought this thinking it was Versace pour Homme, the modern freshy. L'homme takes some getting used to... the opening is a slap in the face that will put hair on your chest, but the scent mellows out in the dry down. The fragrance is both lemony and challenging, which may sound like something of an oxymoron. It has grown on me.
17th October 2021
This is what i imagine the Dos Equis, the most interesting man in the world wears. The reformulation L'Homme is nice but the vintage is great. The vintage is one of the most beautiful fragrances in 80's. Something you won't find in nowadays releases. Never too soft, never too overpowering. This has a soothing and calming effect but can be worn with clothes that don't necessarily scream "beach bum". This is the type of guy who will fight when needed and hold you when you need him most.

It's citrus in the opening. There is an undertone of green soapiness that keeps the fragrance grounded after the citrusy opening. The soapy tone continues, balanced by more herbal as the basil steps forward, and green notes begins to bring the notes downward, preparing for the transition into the heart. Cinnamon and leather intertwine to create what becomes the true signature of the fragrance. The cinnamon is mature, the leather mysterious. Eventually patchouli and pure sandalwood comes into the picture. It is for a real man, not for little boys.
3rd August 2021
One of the best bang for your buck designer masculine traditional "cologne" style aromatics around. That was a mouth full. Seriously, this smells like a barbershop! Fresh lemon top notes, that becomes herbal and then woody. It's cheap as can be online, I think I paid $15 for my bottle. It has solid performance, it's very versatile, and it's classy. Doesn't smell expensive, nor cheap, just right in the middle. I'd recommend this for a man in his 40's looking for a signature scent that won't break the bank. I own a bottle simply because I enjoy it, among my other 450+ bottles, this one still brings something to the table.
12th June 2021