Top: Amalfi Lemon, Kumquat, Star Apple
Middle: Amalfi Orange Blossom, Tincture of Rose, Stephanotis
Base: Musk, Patchouli, Amberette
First sniff: fresh, zesty, energetic, effervescent, crisp citrus note with a tinge of sourness and bitterness to it. It is definitely not "me", not something I would love. If I had smelt it blindly, I would have bet my bottom dollar that it is a men's cologne. I am relieved that this freshness does not last long on my skin, it develops to unveil sweetness of fruit, maybe its the apple and some florals, maybe its the rose combined with something soapy and musky. I think the element of connection is missing between the opening and the rest of the notes in the perfume. Given the name, it maybe deliberate!
Versus supposedly combines contrasting characteristics in the game of opposites, from romantic to aggressive, from punk to melodious, from tough to feminine. I totally get the contradiction in Versus, to me it is
men's cologne VS women's perfume,
fresh VS floral fruity,
citrus VS me!
The design of the bottle is simple but not so appealing to me. I can't see myself wearing it even though I wear Versace Eau Fraiche with love. For someone who loves fresh fragrances, it is perfect. I am sure that it will be a hit for the coming months of spring/summer.
You can get a sample and enter the contest at the Website. I am not too comfortable with getting freebies for vouchers, if anyone is, it is a great way to try it out!