Fragrance Review: Fan di Fendi

Fragrance Review: Fan di FendiThe summery freshness of this eau de toilette is really growing on me. It’s zingy but still quite sophisticated, more grown-up than most “light-hearted” scents. The top notes are very fruity – Pear Green Tea, Blackcurrant and Tangerine, whereas the heart notes (apparently. Get me.) are floral; Italian Broom Flower and Yellow Jasmine. The base notes (YES I’m reading this from the blurb – give me a break, it’s exactly what everyone else does!) are Patchouli and Soft Leather.

To be absolutely honest, I don’t “feel” the base notes – it’s all very light and frivolous to my nose. Usually, I’d hate this, but I think I’m coming around to the benefits of these girlyish scents. They lift your mood, for one. Fan di Fendi is definitely a fragrance that I warm to more once it has settled down and mellowed out a bit, but I find that with most of these scents that are described as being “vibrant”. They smash you around the face with fruit and flowers for about twenty minutes, and then you start getting the deeper notes emerging, which gives the whole fragrance more class. In my humble opinion.

Anyhow, on to the packaging, which – for my sins – is always something I pay a lot of attention to. Yes I know we shouldn’t be paying for the packaging or the advertising yadda yadda yadda, but we do and so it had better be nice! This is very nice indeed – the heavy bottle is adorned with a gigantic piece of Fendi ironmongery and has a very expensive-looking cap. Or lid. Whichever one of those words sounds more expensive.

The outer packaging is bright “Fendi” yellow, nice and modern. What do we think? Very summery and sunshiney – has anyone tried this?

It starts at £35 for 30ml from

Check out the teeny tiny version that was in last month’s Glossybox – how cute? I love it when brands make actual miniatures of the perfumes rather than those vials – it must cost a fortune, but they are so pleasing! It makes it hard to resist a full-size purchase…

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  1. Georgie
    March 30, 2012 / 7:33 am

    Sounds nice. Out of interest how long does it last? I find these lighter girlier scents don’t usually last a long time. Xx

    • Ruth
      March 30, 2012 / 11:06 am

      @Georgie a good while, though it softens out.. I can’t smell things after about an hour though because my nose gets used to them! x

  2. Beth
    March 30, 2012 / 12:29 pm

    Oh my God! I adoreee those mini me bottles, I remember when I was younger at my nanas house and she had a collection of them and i used to organise them in a row and smell them all in turn. they were just so feminine and fabulous, similarly minature lip sticks. I definately think more companies should do this its such an incentive to buy!

  3. Ruby Blue
    March 30, 2012 / 7:40 pm

    Imo this is one of your best posts so far :D I always smile when reading the daily fix but this one made me laugh out loud :)

    • Ruth
      March 31, 2012 / 6:10 pm

      @Ruby Blue thanks!! xxx

  4. Becca
    March 31, 2012 / 9:43 am

    Ooh this sounds lovely! I am admittedly a huge fan of girly perfumes–and I LOVE jasmine! I will definitely have to check this one out. On a side note, I am eagerly awaiting my package from Sephora (gotta love the VIB sale!!). I ordered the Edward Bess Quad Royale in Monte Carlo on your suggestion, so I can’t wait to see if it looks as good on me as it does on you!! Have a nice weekend Ruth!

    • Ruth
      March 31, 2012 / 5:12 pm

      @Becca I think you’ll love it! x

  5. flick
    April 1, 2012 / 3:23 am

    from the breakdown it sounds a little like Tommy Girl (ahh those were the days!)

    • Ruth
      April 1, 2012 / 7:17 pm

      @Flick was OBSESSED with Tommy Girl! This is much more sophisticated though! x

  6. flick
    April 2, 2012 / 2:07 am

    perhaps I’ve graduated to this fragrance (may have to buy Tommy Girl and wear strangely boxy nineties clothing to relive the memories …)

  7. Asya
    April 3, 2012 / 8:14 pm

    Its my favorite fragrance at the moment. I am on to my second bottle ;)

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