* Clean and uplifting citrus forward aromatic cologne
* Virtually identical to Dolce & Gabbana's Light Blue and far more affordable
* Completely unisex despite what the branding would have you believe
* Perfect for Spring and Summer seasons
* Good for all business and pleasure occasions and events
* Bottle is outdated and a bit tacky, not as stylish as the Versace Pour Homme line bottles
* Very mild performer for a designer fragrance
* Highly alcoholic off-putting note in the opening that takes a few seconds to calm down
* Not good for the Winter season
Versace Man Eau Fraiche is a very pleasant citrus forward cologne. Once it does, it becomes an extremely pleasant citrusy and musky fragrance. It's virtually identical to Dolce & Gabbana's Light Blue and is far more affordable, especially if you can find a tester on sale as I did. It's clean and uplifting, great for the warmer weather seasons and great for all business and personal use. It's just as good going to the gym as it is in the office or for a night out on the town. A very good all around performer. Despite the Versace Man branding, this is actually a pretty unisex fragrance and can absolutely be worn by women without issue.
The major knock against it which others have noted below is that it's a very average performer. Sillage, longevity and projection are all average, and it does require reapplication throughout the day. That's not good for a designer level cologne and I wouldn't be happy if I had to pay full retail price for it. That average performance combined with the citrus base makes it a poor choice for the colder seasons, especially Winter. I also find the bottle quite outdated and nowhere near as stylish as the Versace Pour Homme line bottles which have a similar shape but are sleeker and more modern.
Note that there's a strong alcoholic note on the opening that comes off a bit like Windex glass cleaner smell that is a bit offputting and takes a few seconds to die down and may lead you to mistakenly believe you have a bad bottle. Let it settle and the citrus will shine through.
Love it! Smells absolutely stunning.
got the tester for a reasonable price and good performer as always