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I love fendi perfume it is one of my favourites. It is my essential add to a night out on the tiles!! which i have to admit isnt very often these days. My hubby loves the smell and always comments on the scent when i put it on. I personally would not wear this perfume in the day as it is quite strong. I prefer to keep it as my special occasion perfume.
The packaging in my opinion lets the product down i dont feel that the outer box or the bottle give a true representation of how the scent will actually smell. Considering that the scent itself is quite sexy and deep, the packaging does not lend itself to the product at all.
The scent itself is long lasting and you only need a small amount otherwise it can be overpowering. I would not describe this perfume as girly. If you like sweet perfume then i dont think this is the perfume for you as this is more of a spicy, heavy, sexy perfume. I believe that this perfume should come with a government warning though because if my hubby is anything to go by this perfume certainly has seduction powers. so if you are after a night watching corrie with your pjs on eating a huge bag of crisps dont wear it you wont have a minutes peace!!!!!!!!!!!
Fendi Eau de Toilette can be defined a strong type of fragrance. I have bough this about 5 years ago as 100ml thinking I am going to wear it more but I started finding other perfumes too that I liked and I have only used about 15% off it. I got to say that is 5 years this has kept its scent very well and has not gone off or evaporated from the bottle at all so I am very pleased as I can still use it.
This perfume has been around even since 1985 when it was launched by the design house Fendi and is still going strong on the market. It has that classic luxurious aroma that will never go out of style. Is is an oriental woody fragrance. Some people I heard even compare it with Chanel No. 5 I am not sure about that at all as I never owned Chanel No. 5.
This is so strong and if you sue to much in can dominate a room. It is also quite persistent so use it lightly.
Top notes Lemon, Coriander, Cardamon, Mandarin
Heart note Geranium, Laurel leaves, Cypress, Lily of the valley
Base note Cedar, Moss, Labdanum, Tonka
I was introduced to Fendi many years ago by an ex, and although I no longer love him, I must say that I still LOVE Fendi!
In my opinion, this perfume is by far the best value scent on the market - a timeless classic which I can pick up very cheaply at almost any supermarket (well mainly Tescos) and one that seems to work well with my own body scent....I am forever being complimented whenever I wear Fendi so it must be doing something right!
Maybe it doesn't appear in the grandest, or most aesthetically pleasing packaging but this wee number is a failsafe "scent magnet" I kid you not!
The only problem I now have, is my 15 year old daughter has taken a real liking to this little number and my bottle (which at one point seemed to last forever) has drastically evaporated.....
I would absolutely recommend this sultry scent to any woman and can guarantee that you will receive plenty of compliments.
Mr. Fendi - I salute you!
I had never heard of fendi before recieving it as a gift from my step-dad. Its realy special, strong, sexy smell. Its a perfume that you have to buy again and agin once you have finished it. The bottle looks cheap and not realy nice but i love it!
Althoguh I have always liked fragrances and my dresser is full of a variet. I never really cared for a particular brands. This is not to say that I just go on buying the cheaper varieties. I am careful about picking up high end stuff only.
I was very generously gifted a huge Fendi perfume bottle by a family friend and I must have used that for ages till it got exhausted. After that I realised that Fendi was my brand. I wet on to by some small miniature samples for my purse and then bought this eau de toillette.
It comes in a very simple packaging/bottle with a black lid. The spray and the fragrance that comes out screams Fendi all the way through. The smell is so refreshing yet not overpowering that you may not want to part with it.
It's all the good things that you may want to smell, it's rosewood, a bit of sandalwood (classy fendi style), floral and all the divine things that you can imagone.
I would safely say that it's every woman's perfume !
The smell of Fendi to me is synonymous with class, elegance and money. Most women consider a classic scent something like Chanel No. 5 however, I always believed it smelt slightly stereotypical. However Fendi, is different.
The first time I smelt Fendi, I would have been about 5 years old. My mum was taking us out for a special treat to Harrods. She had got her best glad rags on and sprayed herself liberally with this.
It screams 1920's classic-ness. With an art-deco style bottle and the beautiful Fendi logo emblazoned on the box. This is something you are proud to have on your dressing table. No gimmicks, nothing too OTT. It's simple and sleek.
The smell is... expensive smelling to say the least. The whiffs you get from amber, sandalwood, leather, rose and musk, compliment each other perfectly. No one overpowers the other, the leather in particular is a nice touch with Fendi's related bags and accesories line.
With one or two sprays the smell permeates everything you have on. It stays and is strong enough to not need respraying and light enough to carry off effortlessly.
Although a lovely classic smell, I would consider this to be for la nuit as opposed for the daytime.
Fendi is hard to come by. You can't just waltz into a local Perfume Shop and buy it. You have to know where to get it from and then it will last. One bottle with constant use will last around 8 months to a year.
However with the invention of the internet it's easier to purchase online now and with a shop around it's easy to get a 100ml bottle for around £27. Extremely reasonable for a top-end fragrance.
Sod the Chanel, I'm keeping the Fendi!
Adele Casagrande married Edoardo Fendi in 1925 and together they launched Fendi selling leather and fur goods. They launched their first perfume for women in 1985. Karl Lagerfeld was taken on in the early 70s and helped the launch of their fragrance range and he is now their creative director.
I was working at Elizabeth Arden in London shortly after Fendi was launched and Karl Lagerfeld products were amongst the range Arden marketed. I remember buying a bottle of Fendi in the staff shop at about 25% of the retail value after having tried a tester bottle floating around the shop and was quite hooked on it. I worked there for about 18 months and bought this intriguing perfume quite often for myself as well as for gifts for female friends.
Fendi has an exotic and fairly spicy oriental aroma. Some liken it to Opium but you would have to know Opium well to know this and I personally don't. Fendi's ingredients include amber, vanilla, musk and softwoods. It is a strong scent and not one you'll forget in a hurry.
As with many perfumes Fendi contains alcohol which helps the perfume to emit from your skin. If you are allergic to alcohol or can't use alcohol for other reasons, this is probably not the perfume for you.
Fendi comes in a yellow box with a black panel at the top which is not very inspired and the bottle is fairly plain with a black arched top. The bottle is very similar in shape to Elizabeth Arden's Red Door although the top for Red Door is somewhat unsurprisingly red!
Many people prefer to buy Eau de Toilette sprays as these are easier to use and cheaper but not everyone is aware that buying the Eau de Parfum as opposed to the Eau de Toilette means your scent will last longer on your body, often up to double the length of time. Whereas the Eau de Toilette will generally last up to 2 hours, the Eau de Parfum will last about double that time. I have found when wearing Fendi Eau de Toilette though that I have sprayed myself in the morning and when I've returned home in the evening my husband will know that I'm wearing Fendi and it's not something that I wear every day that he can assume I wore it that morning.
I'd also add that because it's a perfume I've known and used for so many years I find it very distinctive and can easily tell when someone else is wearing it and am usually met with surprise if I ask someone if they are wearing it. People tend to assume you won't recognise it for some strange reason but I would know it anywhere personally!
Sadly, Fendi hasn't been as successful as many other perfume brands available on the market today which is reflected in the cheap price at which you can purchase this perfume. I'm not complaining mind you, I'm not such a designer snob that I would turn my nose up at buying a perfume I like just because it costs approximately £5-10 for a 25ml oz bottle. If you shop around on the internet you can pick up a 50ml bottle for just £10 and a 100ml for around £20. If you like this scent, you will really appreciate these bargain prices!
I always keep my perfumes stored in a cool and dry place and away from sunlight. Fendi, like all other fragrances does not like sunlight and exposing perfume bottles to sunlight can change the smell and they won't last as long as they should do.
To finish I would say that Fendi is by no means my favourite scent but it is definitely in my top five! I am glad I found it all those years ago in my early 20s and it will definitely always be in my perfume collection as long as they continue to make it!
I know it is a while since Christmas, but I've finally got around to posting a review on one of the gifts I received. Having dropped lots of hints to my husband I was very happy to learn that my efforts had been rewarded. I opened one of my pressies on Christmas morning a revealed a box containing a bottle of Fendi. Now I no longer have to pop into Boots on my way to work for a quick squirt: my previous bottle was pretty much gone and I was REALLY hoping for a replacement!
Fendi was launched in 1985, by the fashion house of the same name. It is available in a variety of bottle sizes, and as either an Eau de Parfum or an Eau de Toilette. Eau de Parfum is the stronger option; it is also more expensive, so for general everyday wear Eau de Toilette is fine. I find that it lasts long enough: For example, if I have a spray of Fendi in the morning, before I go to work, I can still smell it in the evening. A quick squirt prior to going out and it lasts all night - in fact, I can still smell it in the morning when I wake up (that's if I went to bed at all!!). It is probably more of an evening fragrance though, I do find it a little heavy for general day wear - except for special occasions such as weddings.
My bottle is 100ml of Eau de Toilette. I don't know how much my husband paid for it (he apparently went to fragrance direct on the t'internet so he didn't have the embarrassment of buying women's smelly stuff in person!), but the cheapest I have seen the 25ml size is £7.99 in Wilkinsons or £13.99 in Superdrug, although buying it while abroad may be even cheaper. Shopping around on the Internet is also an option and I found it at vastly varying prices. The recommended retail price for the 100ml bottle is £49.00, but I don't think anyone would have to pay that for it. The prices seemed to around the £25 - £30 mark.
Let me try and describe the product for you. I don't normally do the whole package description thing, but I actually think the bottle of perfume is often part of the whole perfume wearing experience - a little like the bottle and glass being essential to the drinking of a Belgian beer! The box is light yellowy brown (a little like a wood grain effect), with black edging and the Fendi name on it. It also has the Fendi logo of two capital Fs, one upside down. The contents are displayed in millilitres and fluid ounces; in the case of my bottle this is 3.4floz or 100ml. The back of the box shows the company details, place of manufacture and the usual warnings about perfume being flammable. The bottle itself is clear with a black top. There is no removable lid; very useful for someone like me who is prone to lose the tops off of bottles! The shape is simple, practical and classy.
The ingredients are listed as:
Again, I try not to list ingredients in a review, but I just wanted to show that they are not a very inspiring selection for something that smells so nice! The fragrance is a blend of citrus and musk; it is strong but not overpowering, providing you don't go too mad with the spraying (I'm looking for subtlety, not to smell like a perfume counter!). I would recommend it for everyday wear, but it is also special enough for a night out. It is woodier than floral, but I still find elements of rose and jasmine, along with other accent aromas.
I have read a few descriptions of Fendi in magazines: They say that it is a "blend of leather, rose, sandalwood, amber and musk". I can see (or should that be smell?) how they come to that conclusion. It is not a classic floral scent and may not be to everyone's taste, but anyone who likes a heavier, spicy fragrance will not be disappointed by Fendi.
I would suggest that you try a test spray on your wrist and leave it to develop. Perfumes change quite dramatically on the skin, and from person to person, so something that you love in the shop may not suit you when you get it home. Choosing a fragrance is (to me at least) a very personal experience and a good perfume can be a good investment. A bad choice can be an expensive mistake, so take your time and shop around!
I wear a few different perfumes to fit both my mood and the occasion. At the moment I am really enjoying the aroma of my new bottle of Fendi. It was a good choice and a well received present...Thank you Alun...it's much appreciated and was a real treat to find it in my Christmas stocking!
For romantic wear!