Versace Man Eau Fraiche Cologne Review

I am a fan of Versace fragrances. Versace Eros, while it can be a bit heavy if overused, is still one of my choices to wear during the cold winter months. On the opposite end of the spectrum is Versace Man Eau Fraiche. This isn’t a cold weather fragrance like Eros, rather, it is one which shines during the heat of summer and invokes images of day’s spent along the beach. In this review, I want to delve into this scent a little bit deeper and see what makes it such a great summer cologne for men.

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Notes include: Lemon, Rosewood, Carambola, Cedar leaves, Tarragon, Sage, Musk, Amber, Sycamore

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What I notice right off the bat with this fragrance is that it has such a fresh and citrus based opening note that really grabs one’s attention and draws you in for more. It’s always a good sign that a cologne has a good opening note and doesn’t require 20 minutes of wear before it even begins to get good. No worries with Versace Man. 

The next striking thing about this cologne is how much it smells like a summertime fragrance. It’s warm, clean, confident, with a bit of elegance sprinkled in. Plus, it’s projection actually gets better with some heat, unlike all too many fragrances which wither in the warmer months. While I find this feature to be a positive, one could argue that this narrow usage acts as a strike against it. If you are looking for an all-weather and daily wearer, then this Versace cologne isn’t for you. However, depending on the climate of where you live, you could get 3-6 months use out of it.

The citrus becomes less pronounced after about 45 minutes or so and some spicier notes begin to emerge which adds a layer of energy to this fragrance that brings the intensity up a notch. The base notes really help to bring out the personality and sexiness of this scent.

Versace Man Eau Fraiche has decent projection, which as I said, gets better with a little bit of heat. Overall, I would say it is moderate in that regard. Also, it’s not a marathon runner in terms of how long it lasts on your skin but it does seem to perform adequately, usually about 6-7 hours in my experience. Not great by any means, but good enough for most usage.

All told, this cologne is a very good option to wear during the warmer months. It’s not spectacular but it smells pretty damn good and delivers. There are definitely some cheaper options out there but I wouldn’t be opposed to owning a smaller sized bottle of this because I do find it enjoyable. Check out a sample size and if it strikes your fancy, maybe make this one a purchase.