Name: Fan di Fendi
What I liked:
– nice fruity floral blend
– the packaging
What I didn’t like:
– very unoriginal and mainstream
– the price
Are you a fan of Fendi? I am definitely a fan of this fashion house, which represents elegance and sophistication, but their Fan Di Fendi fragrance leaves a lot of be desired. Fan Di Fendi is a fresh and youthful fruity floral scent that’s said to capture the fun and freedom of life. Well, it is fun indeed until you realise that you’ve played with it a thousand times before. Fan Di Fendi, albeit nice, in fact, is one of the most mainstream scents I’ve ever tried and smells exactly like most fruity floral scents already on the market. I don’t think another one was needed and, in any case, from a brand like Fendi, I expected something better, more distinct and original.
Nevertheless, if you’re a fan of this type of fragrances, you may like Fan Di Fendi. It opens with a sweet and fresh burst of tangerine mixed with a subtle hint of pear, and pretty soon the pink peppercorns makes its appearance, but this note too is quite faint. The youthful, vibrant and quite warm top notes disappear pretty quickly and the florals take over. I can distinctly smell a generous dose of jasmine, which I feared would be overpowering but it’s not at all. It’s quite delicate and sweet instead. Rose Damascena is supposed to kick in at this point too, but I can’t really smell it at all.
The drydown was a bit of a disappointment for me. It is a blend of patchouli and soft leather accord, which I was hoping would smell like a good leather bag, only more subtle obviously. And subtle and soft it is, but also kinda boring and dull. I mean, the smell of real leather, albeit subtle, may be too much in a fragrance maybe, but still I expected this note to give an edgy feel to the scent and it didn’t. Instead, the drydown is clean but somewhat old fashioned. But overall, it’s a nice, warm and youthful but sophisticated scent that’s very longlasting and can be easily worn both during the day and night and in summer and winter too.
Fan Di Fendi is a fruity floral scent that’s both fresh and warm, youthful and sophisticated. It is appropriate both for day and night time and it is quite longlasting. However, it is very mainstream and smells like most fruity floral scents on the market. It is expensive too.