Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Versace Vanitas is a lightly-tinted skin scent that starts off with a shot of lime zest, which blends down into a freesia and tiare flower heart. This is a very clean scent, like fine linens snapping in the breeze while hanging from a clothesline on a warm afternoon.
The lime note at the top is very sheer, with just a hint of acidity to highlight the floral notes to come.
The freesia and tiare flower play together so well in this perfume, and accentuate each other’s best sides. The clean cotton feel of tiare flower is amplified, while tamping down the rich, bold intensity of the freesia. The heart of Vanitas leaves you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated – you’ll want to wear this right after a gym visit to boost your endorphin rush.
The drydown takes the clean, sheer, refreshing feel of Vanitas in a drier direction, but that’s exactly what you want here – the woodiness of the cedar just sharpens the floral notes and makes them pop. A trace of tonka beans follows, and contributes a dry, almost coffee-like facet at the end.
Vanitas is an engaging, clean, “fresh new clothes in off the clothesline” skin scent that is exactly what you want in your gym bag after a serious workout. A splash of this after a quick shower and stretch will make you feel relaxed, confident and wholly present for the day.