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The bottles of Versace Eros Pour Femme and Eros Pour Homme are as memorable as the scents they contain. Picture: SUPPLIED/AFRICAN SALES
The bottles of Versace Eros Pour Femme and Eros Pour Homme are as memorable as the scents they contain. Picture: SUPPLIED/AFRICAN SALES

Like the power of Eros, the Greek God of love, to make anyone fall in love with the shot of a single arrow, Versace’s Eros fragrances for him and her have the power to captivate with a single spritz.

“I designed Eros for a man who is both heroic and passionate like a Greek God,” says Donatella Versace, artistic director of the famed Italian fashion house. “It's a scent that depicts and emphasises power and sensuality.” 

It’s fitting then that perfumer Aurelien Guichard describes this fragrance as capturing “the idea of a triumphant seduction”. He sought to bottle the essence of “primal desire” with a blend of fresh, oriental and woody scents.

Eros owes its intense freshness to a combination of mint, Italian lemon zest and green apple. Oriental notes of tonka beans, Ambroxan (amber), geranium flower and vanilla were chosen to introduce intrigue and sensuality, while woody scents of vetiver, cedar and oak moss were selected to symbolise “racy virility”.

The female fragrance, Versace Eros Pour Femme, is equally alluring — it’s a floral perfume for a passionate woman.

Eros Pour Femme starts its seduction with top notes of Sicilian lemon, Calabrian bergamot and pomegranate. The timeless and feminine heart notes of jasmine infusion, Sambac Jasmine Absolute and peony are brightened by lemon flower, while the base notes of sensual woods, creamy sandalwood and heady musk conjure up thoughts of a sensual touch.

Whether you’re looking to invest in a new signature scent for yourself, or to purchase a luxurious festive spoil for someone else, Eros would make a worthy choice.

Shop Eros and Eros Pour Femme at Woolworths. 

*This article was paid for by African Sales.

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