Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Dylan Blue description
If you’re looking for a clean, fresh scent that has a little bit of a Mediterranean flair, Dylan Blue from Versace is a solid choice. It offers a breezy blend of citrus at the top, and an aquatic accord, but also figs and violets in the top and heart notes also. These Mediterranean accents make Dylan Blue an appropriate office scent, but for someone who just got back from an international trip with cool stories to tell at the water cooler.
Top notes of grapefruit and bergamot provide the crisp, first-impression zing that Versace is known for, and they both fold into the aquatic accord’s bright blue fabric in an excellent balanced contrast with the darker fig note. The individual citrus notes all have more definition in Dylan Blue than Versace normally offers in their men’s line, and their uplifting, energetic aromas benefit from the darker, softer, velvet tones of the fig.
The heart of violet, black pepper, papyrus wood, ambrox, and patchouli is subtler than the bright opening. These five notes form a floral/spicy accord , rather than each displaying their own qualities, so the heart of Dylan Blue turns into the watercolor pastiche of notes that is found in the top of the Versace men’s scents.
The blend is tastefully done, and it’s a sophisticated approach to handling the differing textures of violets, black pepper, ambrox, and patchouli. The crinkling dryness of pepper and patchouli fades into the plush violet softness, and the sharp, musky, poolside tang of ambrox disappears. Dylan Blue transforms into a smooth, understated, and refined fragrance.
The dry down features saffron, incense, mineral musk, and tonka. The incense is the standout, yet it’s cool and reserved rather than churchy and thick. The heat of saffron and tonka’s sweet smoke are pared down, and blended into the other base notes. Dylan Blue recreates a blue ocean swell as it develops, with all its facets flowing over one another in calm, unhurried, waves.
This fragrance is one to check out if you feel most comfortable in a clean, fresh scent profile, but are also getting a little burned out by the “blue bottle” parade where you shop. The fig, violet, and incense notes elevate Dylan Blue out of a typical aquatic fragrance experience, and keep your interest piqued as it dries down. Now all you’ll need is an exotic vacation story to go along with wearing it when you get back to the office.