Versace Summer 2022 Collector Backpacks Unveiled

Versace Summer 2022 Collector Backpacks unveiled

Donatella Versace
Donatella Versace

Each June, Donatella Versace unveils a collector men’s and women’s backpack design for her fragrance division. Each is sketched, crafted and created in her accessories atelier in Milan where her ready-to-wear collections are produced. Donatella oversees every aspect of the design from the silhouette, fabrics, details and colours – often incorporating elements from the fashion collections. She likes to use the brand’s famous Greek Key motif – often on the shoulder pads – as well as gold-toned zipper pulls and the Medusa emblem.

Versace Summer 2022 Women's Backpack GWP
Versace Summer 2022 Women’s Backpack GWP
Versace Summer 2022 Men's Backpack GWP
Versace Summer 2022 Men’s Backpack GWP

This is the 15th anniversary of the backpack program and it is more popular now than ever. What’s interesting about this annual gift-with-purchase is Donatella reinvented the category – which at one time offered cheaper quality items designed and produced oversees. She approached these GWPs like she would her designer collections with a similar look and design. It’s an approach that has created a loyal following around the world that eagerly anticipates each new backpack.

Versace fashion look
Versace fashion look
Versace runway fashion looks
Versace runway fashion looks

The best part of this program is the backpack is free when you purchase a large Versace fragrance for him or her at Hudson’s Bay or (while supplies last). The men’s version is slightly taller with silver accents; the women’s is more compact with gold detailing.

Versace Bright Crystal

Fragrance Description: Master perfumer Alberto Morillas skillfully blends juicy pomegranate and refreshing yuzu citrus with delicate floral notes of magnolia, peony and lotus to beautiful effect. He then adds amber and smooth mahogany to warm the scent and give it a chic and elegant dry down. This light floral scent is ideal for daytime wear.

Made in Italy. Award-winning scent.

Scent Style: fresh & light fruity-floral for her

Key ingredients: pomegranate, yuzu (Japanese citrus fruit), iced accord, magnolia, lotus, vegetal amber, peony, musk, mahogany

Scent fact: “Versace stands for beauty, sex and glamour,” says Donatella Versace. This fragrance features notes from her favourite flowers.

Versace Eros Eau de Toilette

Fragrance Description: This fresh, citrus-woody scent for him was created by master perfumer Aurelien Guichard who skillfully blends energizing mint oil, tart green apple and juicy Italian lemon with geranium flower, smooth woods and a hint of vanilla to warm the blend. It’s a global top 10 selling scent.

Made in Italy. Award-winning scent.

Scent Style: fresh, clean woody scent for him

Key ingredients: mint oil, green apple, Italian lemon, tonka, Venezuelan ambroxan, geranium flower, Atlas Cedar, Virginian cedar, Madagascar vanilla, oakmoss

Scent fact: “Eros is truly the DNA of the house of Versace,” says Donatella Versace. “We have a Greek motive making us think about ancient Greece, antiquities and mythology, while turquoise colour represents the Mediterranean. That is Versace!”

Versace Yellow Diamond

Fragrance Description: This sparkling and airy floral scent for her opens with fresh lemon, bergamot, neroli and pear sorbet. The crisp fruity notes blend seamlessly with luminous white floral ingredients of orange blossom, mimosa, freesia and water lily. Smooth soft woods, amber and musk add a gentle softness. There is an uplifting and joyful character to this scent.

Made in Italy. Award-winning scent.

Scent Style: airy, light floral for her

Key ingredients: lemon, bergamot, neroli, pear sorbet, orange blossom freesia, mimosa, water lily, amber, precious musk, guaiac wood

Scent fact: The bottle design was inspired by a yellow diamond ring Gianni Versace presented to his sister Donatella. It represents the love of family.

Versace Dylan Blue

Fragrance Description: This modern woody-fougere fragrance for him balances crisp Calabrian bergamot, grapefruit and fig leaves with mineral musks, incense, saffron and tonka bean (smells like vanilla). Throughout, there is a fresh aquatic note that adds a fresh character.

Made in Italy.

Scent Style: a modern woody-fougere scent for him

Key ingredients: Calabrian bergamot, grapefruit, fig leaves, aquatic notes, violet leaf, papyrus wood, organic patchouli, black pepper, ambrox, mineral musk, tonka bean, incense, saffron

Scent fact: “I have always believe men should be strong, passionate, proud, expressive and unafraid. I love that in today’s world, men feel able to reveal their true natures, to share their passions and their beliefs. It’s there in the fragrance, which is strong, fresh and seductive,” explains Donatella Versace

Versace Crystal Noir

Fragrance Description: This sensual and delicate scent for her is built around a creamy, luminous gardenia note. Perfumer Antoine Lie perfectly balances the floral note with sensual amber and musk ingredients creating a dark and mysterious character that is ideal for evening.

Made in Italy. Award-winning scent.

Scent Style: a sensual, sexy floral-oriental for her

Key ingredients: blackcurrant, black fig, violet, tuberose, frangipani, jasmine, sandalwood, cashemeran, vanilla, heliotropine

Scent fact: Perfumers use black fig notes to give a fragrance a rich, sweet character.

Versace Pour Femme Dylan Blue

Fragrance Description: Perfumer Calice Becker artfully blends fresh fruity notes of black currant sorbet, tart Granny Smith apple and ice infusion of peach with a summer bouquet of flowers including forget-me-not, Eglantine rose, petalia, jasmine and rosyfolia. This swirl of fruity-floral notes is wrapped in white smooth woods, musk and patchouli.

Made in Italy.

Scent Style: a fresh fruity-floral-woody scent for her

Key ingredients: blackcurrant sorbet, Granny Smith apple, clover, forget-me-not, Shisolia, Eglantine rose, petalia, rosyfolia, jasmine, ice infusion of peach, patchouli, styrax, white smooth woods, musk

Scent fact: “Dylan Blue pour femme is my tribute to femininity. So I created a strong, sensuous yet refined fragrance for a woman who knows her own power,” says Donatella Versace.

Versace Pour Homme Eau Fraiche + Backpack GWP
Versace Pour Homme Eau Fraiche + Backpack GWP

Versace Pour Homme Eau Fraiche

Fragrance Description: This fresh, aquatic scent for him was created by perfumer Olivier Cresp who combines notes of lemon, bergamot, rose and rosewood with a hint of tarragon, sage and pepper. Cedar, amber, musk and saffron create a smooth base. There is a Mediterranean-quality to the fragrance.

Made in Italy.

Scent Style: a fresh, aquatic scent for him

Key ingredients: lemon, bergamot, rosewood, rose, cedar, tarragon, sage, pepper, amber, musk, saffron, woods, star fruit, cardamom

Versace Dylan Turquoise

Fragrance Description: Versace Dylan Turquoise is a fresh and light fruity-floral scent for women that blends notes of Primofiore lemon, Italian mandarin from Sicily with jasmine petals & freesia. But it is the juicy guava notes that wrap around the white flowers and woods that gives it a fresh, delicious character. Donatella Versace describes it as an escape to faraway islands where the blue sky meets crystal waters. It’s a fragrance blended to remind you of warm sun and summer days.

Made in Italy. Award-winning scent

Scent Style: an airy fruity-floral scent for her

Key ingredients: Primofiore lemon, Italian mandarin, pink peppercorn, guava juice, jasmine petals, freesia, vibrant woods, white musk & Clearwood

Scent fact: Primofiore lemon is the highest quality variety of lemon you can buy for modern perfumery. It has a fresh, uplifting and juicy character.

Versace Eros Flame

Fragrance Description: This aromatic-fougere fragrance for him was blended by perfumer Olivier Pescheux who pairs contrasting ingredients such as cold and hot, sweet and spicy, light and shadow. He deftly combines Italian citrus, rosemary, pepperwood and rose facets. This is nicely balanced with a warm base of woods, tonka and vanilla.

Made in Italy.

Scent Style: elegant aromatic-fougere for him

Key ingredients: Italian citrus, black pepper, rosemary, pepperwood, geranium, rose, woods, tonka, vanilla

Scent fact: An aromatic-fougere scent typically has a sweet, woody quality with a hint of spice and green facet. It is an elegant & refined style of men’s fragrance.

Versace Pour Homme

Fragrance Description: This is an aromatic-fougure fragrance for men that is woody and fresh. Master perfumer Alberto Morillas blends a cocktail of juicy Italian citrus –  Italian lemon, neroli, bergamot – with clary sage, Rose de Mai, clary sage, geranium, musk and amber. But it is the smooth cedar that brings it all together into a refined masculine scent.

Made in Italy.

Scent Style: aromatic-fougere for him

Key ingredients: lemon, neroli, bergamot, rose de mai, hyacinth, clary sage, cedar, geranium, tonka bean, musk, amber

Scent fact: Citrus grown in the south of Italy is considered some of the best quality in the world. Perfumers extract the crisp fresh scent from the rinds.

The Versace Summer Backpack Gift-with-Purchase offer is available at and Hudson’s Bay stores.

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  • Anna Roszak Robinson
    July 2, 2022 at 7:24 am

    So beautiful 🖤

  • Angela Citrigno
    July 1, 2022 at 1:51 pm

    So many wonder award winning fragrances. I went for a hike recently and remembered I had one of her back packs in my closet. I’m so glad I remembered I had a back pack at my finger tips.

  • Trisha Pedros
    July 1, 2022 at 7:34 am

    Fabulous back packs! My daughter got the last one! She uses it daily!