His & Hers: Fendi Fan di Fendi Extreme/Pour Homme

Do you have matching perfumes with the man (or woman) of your life? If you’re interested in the idea, I have my first set of His & Hers to share with you! Let’s check out Fendi’s new creations, Fan di Fendi Extreme Eau de Parfum and Fan di Fendi Pour Homme Eau de Toilette.

Fan di Fendi Extreme comes in simple yest luxurious packaging. The rectangular bottle comes with a heavy golden cap and a metal plaque with the Fendi logo in black and gold. It is pretty hefty, and it takes some determination to take the cap off. In the beginning I was being very polite and gentle, but that didn’t work.

Fendi Fan di Fendi Extreme opens with a citrus-y freshness (lemon and bergamont). I like the depth the top notes have, because it’s easy for citrus-y scents to feel way too light, sharp, and generic. Kudos to Fendi for not overdoing this part! The flowery middle notes, tuberose and jasmine come through fast. I don’t normally particularly enjoy jasmine, but I smell more tuberose in this case and the jasmine note isn’t overpowering. It dries down to a powdery vanilla scent that reminds me of Dolce & Gabbana The One, though I haven’t smelled it in ages and this association could be very unfounded! The base notes are supposed to contain leather as well, but my nose doesn’t detect a lot of that. It’s a pity, because I would have loved it!

In general, Fendi Fan di Fendi Extreme Eau de Parfum is a solid scent. While it might not be altogether unique or surprising, you can’t really go wrong with it! I personally welcome scents that dry down to a powdery vanilla. There is something comforting about gourmand notes!

Fan di Fendi Pour Homme, on the other hand, is one of the very few male perfumes that I find swoon-worthy. I don’t know if it’s just me, but many male perfumes smell about the same to me. Either they are too “fresh” and citrus-y, or they leave me feeling indifferent.

Not Fan di Fendi Pour Homme: I can’t get enough of this one!

The packaging of Fan di Fendi Pour Homme is more practical than the female version. It has no cap, and the metal part of the Fan di Fendi Extreme is replaced with black plastic here. However, it is still very sleek, and from my observation most male perfumes have this no-fuss attitude.

This is an Eau de Toilette, and theoretically it should just be a blend of the notes. However, I can spot many different layers. It opens with a burst of citrus. Though it might be a bit strong, it disappears within seconds and then it moves on to basil, geranium, something woody, something spicy, and something leathery. Within 5 minutes, they all settle down and blend into a great mixture. My love for geranium is well-documented on this blog (see here and here. I can also tell you I have something else with geranium coming up again!), so it is no surprise that I can easily pick the geranium out. Maybe I have been oblivious, but this note doesn’t seem all that common. For someone who is obsessed, this alone would pretty much make this one worth it!

It is not obnoxiously young and fresh, but neither does it smell like something your father would typically wear. This one has an edge, and I think it can be interpreted in many different ways. If you want your guy to smell effortlessly sexy, this is a perfume you might want to take into consideration. I know I have pretty much forced this on mine!

For holiday gifting, Fendi has special editions that come with leather pouches. The pouches are of extraordinary quality (apparently the same as what they use for their handbags). Great for indulging the special someone in your life!

Do you have matching perfumes? If so, what are your recommendations? Also, what are some male perfumes you like? Maybe it’s just me, but I can count with one hand the male perfumes that have wowed me in my life!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

  • http://brigidbeautyblog.wordpress.com Christine Brigid

    I don’t normally like the look of the Fendi label but that packaging is gorg…!

    • Sunny

      It’s amazingly hefty as well, which is a bonus in my book :)

  • http://followmarla.blogspot.com/ Marla

    I rarely look at Fendi products for some reason but the packaging on this is beautiful. The description of the scent sounds lovely. This would make a great gift.

    • Sunny

      Fendi doesn’t have that many perfumes, so I think it’e easy to overlook indeed :) I like the regular Fan di Fendi as well, so make sure you check the bunch out!

  • http://projectswatch.blogspot.com Emi at Project Swatch

    Off topic, but I see that you have a full post in the feed now – thank you for doing that! I often click through to comment anyway, but I much much prefer a full feed, esp when I’m on my phone. YAY!

    • Sunny

      Haha don’t thank me. It’s the (one of the) poor technician(s) who managed to do that! Glad you’re reading the blog with more ease now!

  • http://www.lenallure.com L e n a

    i think matching scents for a couple makes a perfect sense.
    a lot of them share many notes anyway.
    but why is it i always get attracted so much more to the men’s scent? i guess it is only natural..but i often wanna wear them on me and i do sometimes. ;p

    • Sunny

      Haha it’s not weird! I like plenty of unisex scents myself!

  • http://www.pamperedprince.co.uk/ Pampered Prince

    I actually thought the women’s Fendi was quite a unisex fragrance and I really liked it. You’ve made me really want to try the men’s version now though :)

    • Sunny

      Andy you really should check the Pour Homme version out! I’d totally wear it myself to be honest!

  • http://www.beauty-reflections.com Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    Too bad the leather isn’t more pronounced! But I will take a sniff of it because I love leather and smoky fragrances. My hubby wears Tom Ford Tuscan Leather and I love it and wear it myself all the time.

    • Sunny

      I know! I’d love more leather in the Fan di Fendi Extreme! I haven’t ventured into male perfumes yet, but I think Tom Ford has a lot of unisex ones that are good for whoever likes them!