Name That Scent: What Does Versace’s New Perfume Smell Like?

Fragrance reviews are silly. Fragrance marketing is even sillier. So from now on, we’ll be crowdsourcing our fragrance reviews. Read on to find out what our office thought about the latest sample to land on our desk.

Fragrance: Versace Yellow Diamond, $67-88

What Versace thinks it smells like: “Pure as sunlight, an extraordinary bright hue that radiates with a fiery intensity, sparkling the way that only a diamond can. A new, captivating, and voluptuous fragrance of true femininity, confident in her charm, in harmony with the unmistakable glamour of Versace. The fragrance unveils like a burst of light, gleaming and glistening. The crystalline luminosity of citron from diamante, the generous freshness of a pear sorbet fused amongst sparkling notes of bergamot and dynamic accents of neroli.”

What we think it smells like:


  • “Hairspray.”
  • “Dr Pepper.”
  • “It smells like I’m running through a bed of flowers and fresh grass.”
  • “That Geico commercial.”
  • “Grandmama.”
  • “Very feminine. Like a young lady.”
  • “Kind of adult.”
  • “Little kid toy perfume.”
  • “A grandma’s bathroom with yellow floral wallpaper.”
  • “A club-going lass preparing for a night on the town.”
  • “It’s got a lot of overtones of old lady. A lot of elderly notes.”
  • “It smells like girl.”
  • “Your aged overweight aunt holding you too tight and too close.”
  • “Hand soap.”
  • “Mr. Bubble.”
  • “Lavender bubble bath.”
  • “Wildflowers and alcohol.”
  • “Like if Febreeze tried to market a scent.”
  • “Clean, very white. Linens. Gardenia.”
  • “A less strong version of the things you smell in magazines.”
  • “Yellow diamonds! Bright, sunny, and shiny! Meets soap!”
  • “Italian dressing.”

Tune in next week when we review Chanel Allure Homme Sport, “the new sporty, edgy, avant-garde scent that appeals to risk-takers and adrenaline seekers”.

PREVIOUSLY: Thirdman Eau Profonde, Valentino Valentina, Dolce & Gabbana The One Sport, Eva Longoria EVAmour, Lacoste L12.12. Rouge

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