Fendi Furiosa

Hey Posse. Remember when you were so madly in love with niche that new designer seemed lacklustre and banal? Well, I went through it. I still idolised my vintish designer stuff and bought up stacks of my faves with backups galore. When I was in a department store trying everything with friends the modern designer seemed thoughtless, basic and trite. It’s a bit of a bummer because my snobbery meant I missed out on a few gems. Fendi Furiosa is one in point. I was spurred on by the SA in Sydney’s Fendi flagship telling me they no longer produced fragrance. GAH! Panic buying ensued. I grabbed some of the Fendi minis from FragranceNet, just to see what they were like.

Fendi Furiosa 2014

Fendi Furiosa

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Pink pepper Calabrian bergamot
Heart: Wallflower Gardenia Jasmine
Base: Amber Guaiac wood Incense

Firstly, that bottle! How could I have ignored it? A mosaic in glass, metal and perfume. It’s cool and I love that someone even had this idea. Imagine getting it past the test groups.

That lovely sweet tingle of the pink pepper berry holds centre stage as Furiosa opens. There is also something plastic fruity like a Strawberries & Cream or Pineapple lolly. It’s definitely NOT Furiosa, not even a little bit. The opening is fun, young, frisky; anything but furious.

The heart is beautiful. White flowers wreathed in incense. Delicate but also buttery and breathy. The cool incense smoke plays perfect counterpoint.

Fendi Furiosa 2014

After about 2 hours drydown is a woodsy incense, only very slightly sweetened by amber. It sits close to the body and whispers.

Furiosa feels about 200% better than it ever needed to be for the mass market. Unisex with a lean towards feminine in the start.

Tom wrote about Fan de Fendi here on Posse too.

Did you ever wear or try Furiosa?
Portia xx


  • Josephine Grahl says:

    I LOVE this – I bought it blind from one of the discount sites based purely on the notes, and wear it all the time, it’s so uplifting and delicious without being floral or fruity. It’s a perfect end of summer/sunny autumn day scent, sweet and spicy and cheerful. The name Furiosa is really inappropriate.

    • Portia says:

      Yay Josephine
      I’m glad to find another fan.
      Ha! Yes, it’s weird to have named it Furiosa. Sounds like a Harry Potter spell to make people angry.
      Portia x

  • SpringPansy says:

    Portia – enabler pin for you. I was already a Fendi fan and after reading this, I just ordered a bottle of Furiosa! I’ll let you know what I think.

  • Tom says:

    Fendi is no longer producing fragrances? That’s really sad..

  • March says:

    I totally missed this and I bet I would have loved it, including the bottle. Makes me think of furiosa in the mad max movie though I’m assuming that’s not the inspiration but who knows?!?

  • Dina C. says:

    Nope, never heard of it or saw it that I can recall. What a cool bottle. Sounds nice. Thanks for bringing it to our attention!

  • cinnamon says:

    Not familiar with this. I think I probably sampled Fendi back in the day but have no memory of it. For some reason this post reminded me of sampling Hermes fragrances decades ago and almost buying Caleche. I’m not sure why I still don’t gravitate towards mainstream stuff. But I do wonder if it might be because that’s mostly what you can get down here and when I go some place with other things/houses I just glom on to them. In any case, that bottle is the bee’s knees.

    • Portia says:

      Hey Cinnamon,
      The earliest Fendi donna was one of my all time faves last century. Our dressing rooms REEKED of it. It was monumental.
      I totally get the excitement of the new. We all go a little bit batshit crazy when offered luxurious amounts of niche.
      Portia xx