She is absolutely beautiful, an instant favorite.
Starting with the bottle: it's gorgeous! It does look reminiscent of a jeweled turtle in a way; at any rate, the bottle alone is divine.
And now to the fragrance:
AHHHHH, gorgeous! I'm glad that this was gifted to me as I likely would never have thought to buy it myself had I only found FF here and seen the notes pyramid first. And I would have missed out! This fragrance is lovely to me. I agree that she does read more as a woody-floral than an oriental as neither the pink pepper nor the incense is domineering; none of the notes are out of balance, in fact. I adore the spicy, warm, sweet and floral fragrance!
Regarding the gorgeous, spicy pink-pepper, if Lancome's Miracle works for you, you might give Fendi's Furiosa a go.
This is a very well-blended, beautiful and warm fragrance, just gorgeous! I was already wearing Shalimar EDP when I received this on Christmas Eve and found that she melded right in beautifully. Now that I'm wearing her on her own, though, she's even more beautiful. FF sweetens as she dries down, soft,warm, closer and as comforting as combed cotton.
I'm gobsmacked that FENDI fragrances are (albeit recently) discontinued. (It's face-palm-worthy).
Fragrance: 10/10: woody, sweet, spicy, elegant, feisty, unique, gorgeous!!!
Sillage: Soft to Huge, depending upon application.
Longevity: Moderate or better, also depending upon application.
ETA: THIS is my new heroin. I'm devastated that she's been discontinued and am praying that SOME company (looking at Elizabeth Arden and Parfums International) will purchase the license to continue creating this elegant masterpiece of inimitable, flawless perfumery.
You know that frantic, panicky "I must get as much of this as I can!" feeling? Yeah, I have that going on with specific regard to Fendi's Furiosa. To the point of tunnel vision, and will likely select backups of this as my anniversary present.
It's THAT good. In fact, I'm kind of reticent about sharing the experience for fear of this unicorn disappearing from store shelves far too quickly.