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
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.
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?