Fan di Fendi pour Homme Assoluto (2014)

Fan di Fendi pour Homme Assoluto by Fendi
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Fan di Fendi pour Homme Assoluto is a popular perfume by Fendi for men and was released in 2014. The scent is spicy-oriental. It was last marketed by LVMH.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGuatemala cardamom, La Réunion pink pepper
Heart Notes Heart NotesFrench sage, Oud, Vetiver, Indonesian patchouli
Base Notes Base NotesOpoponax, Tonka bean absolute, Citrus absolute

Ratings

Scent

7.9 (97 Ratings)

Longevity

7.4 (72 Ratings)

Sillage

6.8 (73 Ratings)

Bottle

7.8 (83 Ratings)
Submitted by Michael, last update on 08.10.2019
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Carlitos01

236 Reviews
Carlitos01
Carlitos01
Helpful Review    6
An oud fragrance "assolutamente magnífica"
Fan di Fendi Pour Homme Assoluto, complex name for a magnificent, classy, manly fragrance, and an excellent value for money.
It opens with a beautiful blast of Oud (Oud is always present), Red Pepper and Cardamom. It's very loud and very pleasant, probably one of the best openings in an masculine Oriental cologne. It evolves with a bit of a timid patchouli and Vetiver.
The drydown it's all about the omnipresent Oud flavored by sweet Myrrh and Tonka. Fantastic! No need of Rose or Saffron to tame the Oud as the Myrrh and Tonka do it with perfection. This is one of the most usable Oud fragrances I have ever experienced.

My rates for Fan di Fendi Assoluto::

- Scent opening:............9.0 (my judgement)
- Scent drydown:...........9.5 (my judgement - really plesant)
- Longevity:....................8.0 ( 7+ hours, 3 initial sprays)
- Sillage:.........................7.5 (4~5 feet at the peak, projects for 2~2.5 hours)
- Versatility:...................7.5 (avoid using it in hot weather; very good for many situations in normal and cold weather provided you hang out with oriental scents lovers; It's far from being cloying like many oriental fragrances, due to its smothness)
- Wearability:................8.0 (due to its subtleness and smoothness, you may weare it in situations not easy for oud scents. Avoid swetty situations like seaside, gymn and so on)
- Compliments...............8.5 (Yes it is compliment grabber due to its smoothness, mild sweetness and pleasant notes; It's not an head turner but it's very sexy)
- Uniqueness:................9.5 (I do own more that 40 oud fragrances and none is similar to this one)
- Quality:........................9.0 (smells expensive and classy; excelent sprayer; heavy glass)
- Presentation:..............10.0 (gorgeous classy bottle, very nice box)
- Price:............................9.0 (€23 for 100 ml + VAT)

Average: 8.68/10.00
- between 7 and 8 =above average;
- between 8 and 9 = recomended;
- bigger than 9 = don't miss it;
Excelent fragrance; I do recomend it.
I consider it to be worthy of deserving a place in many niche offers.
"Auguri per Fendi" and please do continue producing such nice fragrances.
9.0 9.0 1.0/10
Hitchslap

94 Reviews
Hitchslap
Hitchslap
Helpful Review    3
This rocks!
This stuff rocks! Not outright oudy and just enough spice to make you feel nice and warm during the colder temps.

Good life, good projection and will not be confused for a unisex scent.
Oud note and no rose in sight, not a dirty oud and not in your face.

Not niche but not to be taken lightly, it is a well adjusted, well thought out smeller.
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Rmf1112

14 Reviews
Rmf1112
Rmf1112
Very helpful Review    2
Lovely Spicy Surprise
Fan di Fendi pour homme Assoluto

This is a very surprising frag for me, as it wasn't what I anticipated, but blew me away with the quality and lovely scent. The initial spray is very spicy with sharp pink pepper a la the start of Gucci Pour Homme I, with cardamom instead of cedar. However, this opening as a whole is very reminiscent of Opium pour homme, very spicy and warm. While Opium has galangal-pepper, this has cardamom-pepper, but they are definitely spicy-oriental cousins.

The mid notes become apparent slowly, with the vetiver and oud taking center stage. Neither note is overpowering, and in fact perfectly intertwines with the base of opoponax and the cardamom top to make a rich and beautiful, but not overly heavy, scent. The addition of citrus (orange?) and tonka absolute helps to brighten and smooth the final product, imo. This phase lasts for a while, and is a definite wrist-sniffer when nobody's looking.

So, I got a sample of M7 Oud Absolu recently, and found it to be too stuffy, kind of old perfume powdery type. Now, i do not like powdery frags, so maybe thats whats not doing it for me. I'm sure some will have different opinions, as rabid as the M7 fans are, but I feel FdFA is similar in the drydown but far more wearable than M7OA. There are similar notes in both (Oud, Citrus, patchouli), but M7OA is seemingly linear, while FdFA develops into a non powdery version of the former- after a spicy introduction- which I believe works perfectly.

I thought this would be very heavy, but I feel its light for the notes it carries, enough to be worn year round. I must say, however, that I consider myself a light sprayer, rarely if ever going over 3 sprays, and 1-2 for reapply 6+ hours later.

I love it and bought a large bottle after sampling. It's definitely in my top 10, take that for what its worth.

Scent- 9/10
Longevity- 7/10
Sillage- 7/10

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Carlitos01 10 months ago
Oud flavored by sweet Myrrh and Tonka. Fantastic! No need of Rose or Saffron to tame the Oud as the Myrrh and Tonka do it perfectly.+4
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