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