This is my third entry of my one time wear reviews while traveling in Europe. Today, I am going to give my impressions of Versace Pour Homme’s, Dylan Blue. I don’t get the name at all and was asking myself, “Who is Dylan?”, when I saw the display at the store a few days back. In this post, I’m going to discuss how it smells, performs, my impressions, and whether or not I think that it is worth a buy.
Upon first sniff of this fragrance, I immediately want to place in the same realm as a fragrance such as Acqua Di Gio Profumo. It’s different mind you, but, it seems to belong to that same class of citrus/aquatics. Between the two, Dylan Blue is a more youthful and lighter cologne, but as it dries down the similarities between Profumo fade and the ambroxan of Dior’s Sauvagebegin to emerge. Dylan Blue really is kind of an amalgamation scent of the aforementioned colognes mixed with maybe one or two others that I cannot think of at the moment.
The initial burst is fairly short lived, less than an hour, and the Sauvage-esque spirit takes over. At that point, it seems much weaker than it had been, but the longevity isn’t terrible. Not as bad as another grapefruit citrusy cologne I just reviewed, Lacoste Jaune. My biggest complaint with Versace scents is how chemical they can smell. I liked the original Versace Pour Homme well enough but that has the same kind of faux-citrus smell. There is also a woody-fig note that gives it another layer but it isn’t all that complex of a scent.
Projection is good at first and then dies out a bit. It’s pretty average overall, though, it can seem heavy at first. Longevity was pretty decent during my wear…6-7 hours, I suppose. Again, not fantastic, but it’ll do in many situations.
I think that where Dylan Blue shines is in its versatility. I think it’d be appropriate for almost any summer or warm weather occasion. It would also be more appropriate for young men, sub-25 years of age, and is sexy enough for date night/club wear.
Overall, is Dylan Blue worth a buy? Not for me BUT I could see how it could work for some guys. If you need a summer scent that is pretty basic and will draw complements, I don’t think you would go wrong here. For me, it doesn’t really offer anything different from scents that I already own or have samples of…so it’s kind of pointless.