Eros pour Femme from Versace: Greek mythology in a bottle
June 8, 2015

Cutting back to the origin is this legendary perfume. Bringing with it a potent dose of greek mythology, it pits the seductress against the seducer, carrying forward a bitter/sweet scented cocktail of power and powerlessness in one waft. Eros Pour Femme is like a double edged sword: equally submissive as it is dominating, with striking appeal.

A gold Medusa and a Greek key engraving pattern repeats itself on its rear-side, with the serpent queen’s silhouette embossed on the cap like a stamp of lethal albeit regal charm. The venomous effect is toned down in the presence of a quality-laden deluxe coffret typically seen on fine jewelry. The elegant opening of a tiroir adds to it a splash of elegance so that the fictitious mythology and elegant fragrance blend into one curious concoction.

The scent comes alive with a fine balance of lemon and jasmine boosted through creamy sandalwood and heady musk, with a twist of sicilian lemon and Calabrian bergamot. In the balance is a fair share of pomegranate grains and peony petals, with lemon flower brightness adding to it its own shine.

The campaign, starring Lara Stone, with Brian Shimansky playing the eternal god of love Eros, recounts the story of how a bewildering romance when he meets a mermaid born from water. Their instant attraction foretells the story of this unique fragrance.  Brought forward with the artistic direction by Donatella Versace, this fragrance is a balance of innocence and evil. The result is out of this world.

by Ghassan Khayyat
Ghassan was tuned into the writing world on a transistor radio-wave of an unbeknownst frequency, once upon a daydream dreary. With a firm belief in Dr. Seussims and all things gadget and gizmo-tronic, he tinkers before he speaks, and chooses his words technologically. He is Editor for T3 Middle East’s Levant English publication and English website, and Associated Editor for the GCC English publication. Reach him at 
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