Versace the Dreamer Original vs Fake

Written by Lucas M. Hall

Did you buy The Dreamer by Versace after a while and found it to be different from the last bottle or package you purchased? For some time now, fake perfumes have flooded the market. They take advantage of buyers looking for a discounted sale all over the Internet.

I think we can assume that in the 90s, the Italian Maison wanted a signature scent, or something unique, not for everyday use. However, over time, its formula changed. Although it remains contemporary to this day, its DNA lingers unique from other distinguished designer perfumes. Yet, after twenty years, could you buy a fake bottle of The Dreamers without realizing it?

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Versace The Dreamer original vs fake: There is no escape

First of all, you may just have bought a reformulated version of the product. In 2010, the aromatic compound changed. The new one is weaker and less memorable. By following the link to the detailed review, you can read what made the original Versace the dreamer cologne for men so famous.

versace the dreamer original vs fake

As the product became discontinued, several boxes may display different producers and years of production. The bottle has remained the same, and it is quite hard to imitate perfectly.

Considering the low price of the perfume in Italy and Europe for the units left, it is unlikely to find a fake. However, the Maison Versace offers an authenticity check.

All Versace products have three fundamental data: the label data, the QR code, and a link inside every box. On old packages, this data may not be present. If in doubt, you can register with their service and find out if you bought a fake by clicking here.

Different batches of the product may show tiny variations. For example, the color of the liquid or box may be different. The change over time of authorized sellers could be the cause. The only way to be sure of authenticity is not by comparing it with the one you have but by checking the official data.

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About the author

Lucas M. Hall

Lucas describes himself as a “certified fragrance expert”, having worked with some of the world’s top perfumeries as a perfume consultant. His love for fragrances has allowed him to help companies create scents that continue to sell out to this day. When he isn’t choosing notes, he helps clients find the perfect fragrance that complements their style and personality. Many high-profile clients have found their signature scent through his advice. During his downtime, Lucas likes to fill his home with the mouth-watering smell of s’mores, scones, and other delectable desserts.


  • I’m not sure what happened in my case, but I sampled it in a store and loved it. The tobacco note was barely noticeable, didn’t smell like burnt tobacco, and it smelled almost unisex—very clean and powdery. I ordered it from a reputable gray market site and the one sent to me smells so heavily of burnt tobacco I actually gag while smelling it. Once it drys down the burnt tobacco note becomes less noticeable but it’s still not even remotely the same.

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