Fragrance Review - Versace The Dreamer
Way back when it was initially released in 1994, I was a big fan of Versace Blue Jeans, and I still have a bottle of it on my shelf. Two years later, Versace released it’s follow up fragrance, The Dreamer, and until recently, I never even knew it existed!
I tried this on a tester at the airport before a trip a few months ago and liked it, but ultimately decided to buy Dior Fahrenheit at the time. When I saw it on Amazon for a bargain price, I figured I should probably grab it while I can!
As far as the presentation of The Dreamer goes, I like it, but it doesn’t blow me away. The box features a starry night sky, which is inline with the naming of the scent, with embossed lettering in typical Versace style. The bottle itself is a good weight and features the Versace Medusa head moulded into the glass, which is nice. The sprayer and cap are an integrated design, which I’m not usually a fan of, but in this instance it works, and feels more premium than most.
I mentioned before that I’d sprayed this before a trip and liked it, well when I got this and tried it on my skin at home, I was less impressed. In general, this is a light and powdery fragrance, with quite a synthetic opening, with some strong florals coming through. I’m really not a fan of it this time around.
Having said all that, once you get past the opening, The Dreamer definitely improves through the dry down. It still retains the powdery feel, but the florals subside a bit. It’s like a cheap Bleu de Chanel, both in price, and smell. Being fully honest, it’s probably unfair to be testing this in the middle of winter, given that it’s definitely more suited to warmer weather, so I may revisit The Dreamer in a few months time. For now though, this is going to be pushed to the back of my fragrance shelf for the winter.
Top Notes: Juniper, Artemisia, Tarragon.
Middle Notes: Iris, Lily, Flax.
Base notes: Tobacco, Amber, Tarragon.