Édition Rare - Fidelis 2015

Édition Rare - Fidelis by Histoires de Parfums
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Édition Rare - Fidelis is a popular perfume by Histoires de Parfums for women and men and was released in 2015. The scent is spicy-resinous. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCardamom, Guatemala coffee, Saffron, Cumin
Heart Notes Heart NotesRose absolute, Raspberry
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouli, Amber, Laotian oud

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Scent

7.8 (40 Ratings)

Longevity

8.5 (36 Ratings)

Sillage

7.8 (36 Ratings)

Bottle

8.3 (39 Ratings)
Submitted by WiB, last update on 19.09.2020.
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8.5
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9
Longevity
8
Sillage
9
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Ovaissaleem

56 Reviews
Ovaissaleem
Ovaissaleem
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Fidelis - Pink Gold
Notes: Cardamom, Guatemala Coffee, Safforn, Cumin, Rose, Raspberry, Patchouli, Amber and Oud Laos

Perfumer: Julien Rasquinet

Fidelis opens with Cardamom, Cumin, Saffron and Coffee. Cardamom and Safforn give it that dusty vibe here but all these notes are blended perfectly reducing the sharpness of these notes and just the warmth remains. The rose and Raspberry follow soon taking over the spicy opening. The rose doesn't leans on the feminine side and the Raspberry note is very much toned down as well. Finally the drydown which consists of Amber, Patchouli, Oud along with Cumin and hints of Cardamom. Overall a gorgeous warm, gourmandish fragrance which lasts ages and will work excellent in the upcoming weather.

Fidelis is a masterpiece on it's own and it's nothing close to The Moon by Frederic Malle even though the Perfumer is the same

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8.5
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
9
Bottle
Pepdal

191 Reviews
Pepdal
Pepdal
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Fidelis fidelity
From one of my favourite niche houses comes Fidelis. It is part of the Edition Rare collection with Julien Rasquinet credited as composer. I hope you enjoy the review and thank you for watching..........


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8
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6
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9
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Drseid

746 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
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Still Searching for "The Moon" On the Cheap...
Fidelis opens with a very brief dash of soft raspberry before quickly transitioning to its heart. As the composition enters its early heart, the raspberry vacates, being replaced by a starring faux Oud wood accord (most likely cypriol derived), supported by a heavy cardamom, saffron and cumin spice trio that combine to create a sharp wet concrete-like accord in support of the starring Oud with a very subtle underlying integrated coffee note. As the composition moves through its middle, an almost pipe tobacco-like supporting accord joins in with the rest to keep things interesting. During the late dry-down, the composition significantly sweetens, as the Oud gradually recedes revealing the slightly powdery amber driven base, with traces of the saffron spice warming the amber through the finish. Projection is average and longevity excellent at about 12 hours on skin.

After having been extremely impressed with The Moon from Frederic Malle and hearing talk that its predecessor from perfumer Rasquinet, Fidelis, from Histoires de Parfums was the composition it may have been based on I had to get my nose on it to sniff for myself. To give my quick verdict, there is *some* shared DNA between the two, but no, these compositions are very far from twins and not at all interchangeable. Fidelis really is much more about warm spice and faux Oud than the jammy raspberry and real Oud oil, rose/patch focus of The Moon. While those seeking "The Moon on the cheap" may walk away disappointed with Fidelis, when viewed on its own it is successful in its own right. Rasquinet never lets the cypriol get out of control, and tames it with the spice and a very clever coffee note that is extremely subtle but just sufficient to work with the spice to blend perfectly with the faux Oud. The late dry-down sneaks up on you, as the composition moves towards its amber-driven finish seemingly at a snail's pace, but the whole thing from top to bottom is quite skillfully done. The only real gripe this writer finds is what best can be described as a wet concrete accord throughout the mid-section of the composition's development. This, distracts to some degree from the Oud to prevent its complete dominance, but one may not quite care for the end result. The bottom line is the $160 per 60ml bottle Fidelis may not be a "The Moon on the cheap" solution to bargain hunters, but it is a "very good" smelling 3.5 stars out of 5 rated composition in its own right that is definitely recommended, regardless.
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Montexx

19 Reviews
Montexx
Montexx
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Oud and Coffie time.
If you are looking for a winter parfum than it hasto be this one.
This is a very good Scent for Men, i think 2 strong for a Women.
It starts with oud and fruity later you smell a lot of coffee with oud. I have to say Amouage Interlude. A Dark, Heavy kinda of cold weather perfume.
Longevity is perfect i have t say just a couple of spray is enough and there is a huge silage.
Anyway i love this one.
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K1

121 Reviews
K1
K1
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A new arrangement of oud/rose/saffron
The opening of Fidelis is sparkling, soil-like, semi-floral - as in violet-oriented fragrances - and kind of vegetal yet so brutal. This is a beginning of a perfect composition on oudwood and very appetizing spicy floral patch.

As expected from the notes, saffron and cardamom are so bold. Julien Rasquinet masterly employs coffee to give the spicy theme a crisp and dry pseudo-woody/smoky dimension, however, this characteristic is even more intense by cumin, for which the whole composition highly incline to Serge Lutens' works, specially Serge Noir and those orchestrated by cloves and cumin. Cumin, cardamom and saffron are entwined together and formed a spicy whole with gigantic effect on wet medicinal aged Laotian oud.

The core of the fragrance is so spicy and floral that stinks a little and scratches your nose as smelling fresh ground pepper. What makes me take my hat off for Rasquinet's intelligence, is his smart use of four elements of an ordinary so-called oriental rose-oud-saffron-patchouli in the composition and not being affected by the market. He elaborately identifies it in a different way and shows the abilities of oudwood.

Longevity: 9/10
Sillage: 9/10, better to say projection, a tiny spray on my wrist and I have it in whole the/ room.
Scent: 8/10 so special and distinct.

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