Fidji 2003 Eau de Toilette

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Fidji (2003) (Eau de Toilette) by Guy Laroche
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Fidji (2003) (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Guy Laroche for women and was released in 2003. The scent is floral-chypre. It is being marketed by L'Oréal.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGalbanumGalbanum
TuberoseTuberose
IrisIris
Bulgarian roseBulgarian rose
JasmineJasmine
Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang
Heart Notes Heart NotesSpicesSpices
AldehydesAldehydes
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber
SandalwoodSandalwood
PatchouliPatchouli
BalsamBalsam
MuskMusk

Ratings

Scent

8.470 Ratings

Longevity

7.363 Ratings

Sillage

6.764 Ratings

Bottle

7.163 Ratings

Value for money

8.711 Ratings
Submitted by ExUser, last update on 04.08.2021.
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Serenissima
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Top Review    19  
The woman is an island, "Fidji" is her perfume
Through this advertising slogan, "Fidji" became a success in the world of fragrances in 1966 and has remained so to this day.
At that time, couturier Guy Laroche had already known for years how important it was to find the right name for a creation.
With Fidji, this island nation in Oceania, he succeeded in meeting the spirit of the times and awakening a longing for the foreign, the strange.
He relied on the imagination: the unspoiled nature of the Pacific islands, the tropical climate, the splendor of the exotic, fragrant plant life - all this is "Fidji" even today!

In 1966, I was already a teenager, so it is not surprising that I still remember so well this fragrance with the seductive name.
Whether I met him at that time, I do not know: my environment was actually too bourgeois to allow such longings in fragrance form.
Later, I forgot about it, and since I've been here in this community, I haven't managed to get a bottling of the perfume or eau de toilette.
Until recently, when I was allowed to browse Marieposa's collection and she sent me a sample of the 2003 eau de toilette (along with other gorgeous scents).

Even before the first spray, it was exciting: would this composition match my imagination of the last 55 years?
This floral-fresh fragrance being, even in this lighter concentration, the exoticism of the island world whose name it bears, does not disappoint!
It seduces to dream and allows day after day the escape from everyday life in the most beautiful way.

Already alone the prelude is a true olfactory journey: Flowers over flowers and a trace of resin open the view into a world of fragrances that seduces and at the same time delights.
The flowers listed in the fragrance pyramid and a hint of lemon and bergamot together with galbanum lead the way to the heart of this fragrance island, which beats so strong, spicy and radiant.
Cloves, possibly some pepper and a pinch of cinnamon play no small role along with luminous aldehydes.
The classic base of spicy and at the same time balsamic fragrance notes closes with a sparkling amber fireworks.

Green and fresh, floral and woody, earthy and exotic sensuality spreads "Fidji" as an eau de toilette on my skin, spreads the magic of the South Seas and lets me enjoy this time out for a few hours.

"Fidji" was described even then as a "glowing, delicate and vibrant perfume" and it is touted as a concept "of escape, refined exoticism, sensuality and seduction."

I can't describe the current eau de toilette any better than that.
Therefore, Guy Laroche should also keep the last word here.
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Mirimi
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Helpful Review    13  
This smells like Sweden.
Thanks to a dear Parfuma I could get hold of a Fidji of the new version.

I think he is very similar to the vintage and just something more pleasing, more modern and not quite as dense (which can also be more exhausting), than just the vintage.

Definitely he smells trotzdme my memory still like the old. In the top note, however, I think what is missing - which was wummsiger and more special.

The prelude is so really wonderful green, invigorating, mood-lightening, friendly without being too hyppelig to act - but just pleasant and flower-green-refreshing

I smell the woody (galbanum?), the green and also somewhere tart bitter aromatic citric in the top note.

Then it goes quickly to the flowers of the heart note. Unfortunately, I smell the violets not but aromatic friendly and feminine florals that never seem heavy sultry or cheesy....

The clove takes over for my nose quickly lead and so I'm briefly conflicted (clove has for me then but what of well-groomed older lady / clove soap . That has deterred me briefly.
At some point, the clove goes and the fragrance grounded in a velvety, soft, dry-aromatic base- However, I feel the fragrance then already as extremely close to the body.

Well, Fidji stands out wonderfully from the fashion fragrances. He definitely has vintage / classic flair and smells valuable and noble without being too sophisticated... a little serious, or can you say dignified- despite all friendliness. A resting, sympathetic fragrance. Never intrusive- never too warm- never too green.

I do not know nevertheless whether I will buy it to me, since I have concern with my end forty me with it nevertheless the mature ladies image Duftmässig more to serve than me is dear.

In general, that's what makes me z Zt puzzle. Perhaps it is similar to others. Chypre is usually so noble that I think with it I make myself "older".
But I do not want to smell sweet-gorumandig, trimmed to young. Was always Chpyre fan and need but now something more pleasing, softer, without it drifts into the musk cuddly muff (sorry). Something spicy-powdery-floral- without heavy- without sultry- gladly something radiant- I don't start again with my signature... ;-) because it has all this- but I am looking for alternatives... Only one scent -almost always- I do not like.

The search goes on a bit more and I'll give it a try again with Scherrer, which I wore many years ago. Also a Chypre, but much cooler and more elegant and in my opinion also "bigger"- not for every day- because he is a very special personality.
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Postscript. Statement from my 20 yr old son as I let him smell the fidji scented arm:

Hmmm. That smells good- the smells times not after Omaparfüm . It smells like Sweden...
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Maybe generation 2000 + also doesn't associate clove(n soap) with grandma anymore and associates green-flower-earth with the beautiful country of Sweden...

Maybe Fidji will move in after all? Would he only have a bissl more sillage and the top note not quite so fast fly away..
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Jazzy76

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Jazzy76
Jazzy76
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Classy and refined
I must confess it: I never tested before this scent. When I was a little girl, I remember the advertising with the slogan "La femme est une ile" (The woman is an Island) reminding me to an exotic fragrance, maybe made of vanilla, spices or coconut. Well, I sprayed this morning this iconic fragrance from the precious tester I've senn on the drugstore shelf and...what a surprise! I discovered a very classy and refined four-seasons fragrance, as elegant as a string of black pearls : immediately I smelled the galbanum note, made fresher and gentler by the flowery-citrusy acchord ; at the heart, the Jasmine, the carnation and the ylang are well balanced and not too vibrant or heavy, but well harmonized with the notes at the base: moss, amber (neither heavy nor medicinal ) and tree moss.
On my skin it's a symphony of aromatics notes with deep accents balanced by the solos of the top notes.
A sophisticated scent a little bitter to wear as a silk shirt. The sillage is quite good, the bottle simple but elegant and the price medium to high, but right in comparison to the very good quality and the longevity of of this iconic perfume.
So, the woman is an Island to discover....

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Jazzy76Jazzy76 3 years ago
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A refined and classy scent, timeless and perfect in every season, where the Galbanum is perfectly harmonized with the flowery-citrusy notes

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