"Fan di Fendi Extreme is more sensual and intense version of its predecessor, designed for vamp women. The composition begins with citrus accords of Italian lemon and Calabrian bergamot, leading to the heart of tuberose absolute and Arabian jasmine. Leather and vanilla accords end the composition."
The bottle is very suitably vampy - Fan Di Fendi Extreme is a dark but soft fragrance. Here, the leather note that was lurking somewhere in Fan Di Fendi's background is noticeable straight away. The almighty burst of citrus, bergamot and leather grabs you instantly. The citrus is sweeter than it was in the original and the bergamot freshness and softness. The scent develops nicely on my skin and becomes sweeter and even a tad powdery with time - vanilla and tuberose march in halfway through and those two, combined with the top notes trio, make this one intoxicating juice. I mean, hey, citrus provides sharpness, bergamot freshness, vanilla some warmth and tuberose some coolness. And the leather... oh, the leather. This is the note I am quickly becoming addicted to. It is expensive, luxurious, brand new leather. It is soft and sexy, like the coolest leather jacket you'll see in a designer store.
While I know I have made Fan Di Fendi sound smooth and soft and perhaps even comforting, I must say that this IS definitely a bold scent. Take all the notes listed above and amplify them. Sure, Fan Di Fendi Extreme won't suffocate you or others around you (which is a good thing!) but it will make you noticed. Because, firstly, the lasting power and sillage are excellent and, secondly, because it is oh so hard to resist.
Fendi's Fan Di Fendi Extreme EDP is available exclusively from Harrods and prices start from £62 (for 50ml). I am hearing though that from early next year you'll also be able to get it from John Lewis.