Pour Homme by Versace
Safe for work/school10/10
How long does it last?7/10
- Great brand with Versace
- Wonderful for any situation
- Inexpensive for a designer fragrance
- Great for any age
- Great for gifts
- Can seem generic
- Smells like other popular fragrances
Versace Pour Homme has been around since 2008 and has been moderately successful. After a disappointed Cologne Master reader was wondering why it wasn’t on the top sellers list, we felt it was time that we did a review to figure it out.
Any fragrance that Versace puts their name on, gets attention. Since these guys are known to use quality ingredients in their fragrances, if you see their logo on something, it’s always worth a whiff.
Currently Versace has 5 fragrances they are promoting for men. Dylan Blue, Oud Noir, Pour Homme, Eau Fraiche, and Eros headline the list the fragrances that are currently promoted and Pour Homme is the most popular of the bunch.
If Pour Homme is the most popular Versace fragrance, it deserves a look and we are happy to dive in and give a Versace Pour Homme review.
CologneMaster Awards Received
Versace Pour Homme Facts
- Created: 2008
- Perfumer: Albert Morillas – known for Bvlgari Man, CK One, 212 Men, Acqua Di Gio, and many others
- Celebrities that wear it: None known
Top notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Neroli, Rose de Mai
Middle notes: Geranium, Cedar, Clary Sage, Hyacinth
Base notes: Amber, Musk, Tonka
Most noticeable: Lemon, Neroli, Bergamot
Smells like: Allure Homme Sport by Chanel
Versace Pour Homme (2008) Thoughts from a Cologne Master
Since Versace is a brand that always has a little “hype” to it, I always get jacked out of my mind when I get a chance to do a review one. Pour Homme in particular sits as one of the top 40 most complimented fragrances according to your votes so if you were to try a fragrance “blind”, you know there are people out there that find it worthy of a compliment.
Albert Morillas has a phenomenal track record with aquatic fragrances and Versace Pour Homme is no different.
When people talk about how it smells like Allure Homme Sport, they are right on. Right out of the gate, it is difficult to tell the difference between these two.
After a few minutes though, there is a clear difference. Versace Pour Homme takes a trip down a street that smells a little more “soapy” where Allure Homme Sport has a little more punch to it. After about an hour, the projection of Allure Sport is much stronger. Versace Pour Homme starts to fade but Allure Sport you can still smell going strong.
For the most part, Versace Pour Homme has a citrusy/soapy smell that stays linear throughout the day wearing it. It’s considered a crowd pleaser where if you just want to squirt something on that you don’t need to worry about everyone around you being grossed out, this might be your winning ticket.
Pour Homme opens with a light, fresh, citrusy, smell. It does lack a certain originality to it since it smells like other aquatic type fragrances. If you’re looking for something unique or something that stands out from all the other fragrances out there today, this is not your winning ticket.
My Compliments – When I wear a fragrance, I’m lucky enough to work with several females with a keen sense of smell. Right now several of them are pregnant so their noses are even more sensitive than usual.
My results in close quarters weren’t mind blowing, but each of them noticed that I was wearing something when I walked by them or they approached me. They asked me what I was wearing and basically said it was pleasant. What surprised me the most is Pour Homme is a lighter scent that has moderate to low projection so it was surprising they were even able to pick up the scent when I was further than arm reach away.
The best compliment I received was from my girlfriend. When I laid down to go to sleep, my girlfriend rested her head on my chest and told me I smelled incredible. I was very surprised at this because it had been over 12 hours from when I initially sprayed on the fragrance and I no longer smelled it on my person. Keep in mind my girlfriend also adores Allure Homme Sport so I wasn’t surprised she liked it, but more that she could smell it so long after the initial spray.
The Smell – The smell is great. If you like Acqua Di Gio or Allure Homme Sport, this is almost a guaranteed like.
I lose track of this fragrance after about an hour of wearing it. But all it takes is someone coming up to me and asking, “What are you wearing?” for me to realize Pour Homme is still rocking strong.
You’re not going to stand out wearing this fragrance because it smells like so many others. However, it’s a safe fragrance to wear in almost any situation.
The Bottle – Gianni Versace was obsessed with greek mythology which explains the logo. It’s simple but classy where if you left it out on your nightstand, it would mostly go unnoticed.
Price – Anytime you can but a fragrance for under $50 it’s a good fragrance.
Longevity – I don’t think people realize how long Pour Homme lasts because of how easy it is to forget you’re wearing it. Over 1200 combined ratings of longevity give it a little more than a 6 but I would have to disagree with this and say it’s more of a 7.
Projection – This is also controversial since some critics say that you can’t smell it on someone unless you’re with an arm’s length but I have to disagree. A woman at work wanted to smell me and she was probably 5-10 feet away before she said, “Wow that’s nice”.
Non-offensive – It’s something that you can wear anytime or anywhere without driving people crazy.
Compliment Getter – I’ve received compliments from this, but it’s also on the top 40 list for getting compliments.
My final thoughts –
My Versace Pour Homme review final thoughts is that it is a great fragrance. I strongly recommend this fragrance for young men because it’s an inexpensive version of Allure Homme Sport.
If I’m trying to decide on a light, citrusy fragrance, this in my personal top 5. In my opinion, everyone should have a fragrance in this category and if you’re looking for something not very expensive, don’t be afraid to give this a rip.
Here is what other people have said about Pour Homme by Versace
- I like what this guys says about how it is similar to Allure Homme Sport
“Used to have this one a few months ago. All I can say is that this one is a “brother” of Allure Homme Sport. Both smell really similar when you spray it, but after some time it takes different ways, I mean Allure is a mix between aquatic notes with a little bit of sweetness, while Versace is more Aquatic and refreshing (it’s cleaner than Allure).
Lasts all day long, projects really well, and the scent is very comfortable.
- Here is a guy that loved it
“The first time is always the best..!! Pour Homme was my first Versace fragrance. It was love at first smell..!! Everytime I have worn (used) this cologne I have received compliments from women. The smell is a soft and clean scent that can be worn for any occasion. The scent is very similar to Aqui Di (Armani) and Thallium Sport of which I recommend also. The only complaint is the fragrance is light (soft) and does not last as long as other colognes.”
- This guy echo’s what we are thinking about it
“This a safe scent for me. My wife likes it. Great for the office/work. A day time fragrance for sure.
To me there was nothing really special about it. Dont get me wrong, it does smell good. And its great value for money. I dont know if its just me, but this smells a lot like acqua di gio. At least in the opening.
Lasts about 3 hours on my skin on a summer day. And then becomes a skin scent.
I ended up giving this to my dad after a few days of use. To me, it didnt really stand out.
A 7 on 10 for me.”
Alright, so who should buy Pour Homme by Versace?
Age Group: 14+
The smell is right for young men. It’s light, clean, fresh, and won’t offend anyone.
When the weather starts to warm up, Pour Homme is at it’s best.
Time of Day: Day
Although you can wear it at night, this fragrance shines during the day.
You won’t hear too many people say this fragrance is absolutely disgusting because it smells clean. This means it’ll make a great gift.
Although it’s not rated as a long lasting fragrance, it still will last on your skin all day.
Harmless? – Yes
Safe to wear anytime/anyplace
Popularity – Popular
Currently in the top 20 most popular men’s fragrances.
Price – Good
You can currently find it under $50 per bottle which is pretty dang good for a Versace fragrance.
Awards – 1
Best Cologne For Young Men
Sexy – Sexy
A good compliment getter and many from women. However, this is not what makes this fragrance popular.
Signature Cologne – Yes
This fragrance is good enough to be the scent you wear all-day every day.