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Versace Man Eau Fraiche EDT description
Versace’s Eau Fraiche is a unique and bright take on the eau de cologne style. It downplays the billboard-sized citrus for a deep spine of aromatic dryness. There is lemon and star fruit in the top notes, but there is no Vitamin C sunlight pouring through the opening of this scent.
Instead, Eau Fraiche adds rosewood to the top as well, to let you know ahead of time where this scent intends to go from here. It’s an inspired choice – rosewood has a lush texture similar to sandalwoods, only with a rounder feel that gives the top notes an elegant, polished veneer.
The rosewood is also a firm bridge into the trio of cedar, sage, and tarragon in the heart. The rosewood into cedar is seamless, only a shimmer of tartness lets you know the notes have changed. The terragon and sage are subtly done, and both are tucked under the cedar’s arid surface, gracing it with intriguing kitchen spice facets.
The dry down features sycomore wood, to impart a green, vetiver-like depth and continue the woody texture through to the end of the scent. Musk and amber blend together in the base to remind you of the elegant rosewood-infused sheen that Eau Fraiche begins with.
Versace’s Eau Fraiche is notable for swapping out neon citrus for tangy aromatics, while still displaying the fresh, invigorating profile all quality eaux de colognes offer. This is an easy choice for a daily after gym scent to keep your blood moving as your pulse winds down. The kitchen spices are masculine, confident, and comfortable, and will smell fantastic on your skin after serious exercise and a bracing shower.