Fendi • Fendi Theorema EDP • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||78%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Fendi starts off with a slightly cola-esque blast. I think that a lot of cinnamon in perfumes translates that way on my skin....the cola gives way to cocoa/orange/floral scent that while appealing, doesn't blow me away and has an almost fizzy quality to it still.
A half hour into it most of the fizz is gone and the light cocoa peeks its head out again. Cocoa is not in the notes so it's probably the woods and cream translating as such, but it's there nonetheless. This is my favorite phase of the scent.
Drydown on my skin is nothing to write home about...slight pale amber, slight peppercorn. If it were a scent that was still readily available I'd consider a purchase, but I wouldn't spend 100.00 on it. There are other similar fragrances (and better ones too) for that price.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I read reviews comparing Theorema to bug spray. I thought, what on earth! So today I get my sample. Orange and spice and everything nice, and yes, it does remind me of bug spray... Yesterday I used a bug spray on this huge black fly that flew into my house. The spray smelt actually quite good. I read on the can "New improved fragrance". Not bad I thought, for camouflaging toxic fumes. Anyway. This happens. Some perfumes and house hold items end up smelling the same. Before we know it, our car freshner smells of Dior's Poison, our toilet freshner smells of JPG Classique and the airport restrooms smell of Chanel Gardenia.
Nevertheless Theorema smells really good. I used to own a L'Occitane perfume Cannelle Orange. If somebody gave me Cannelle Orange and Theorema in two identical bottles to try, I would not be able to tell one apart from the other. All in all I think the strong orange, tangelo note makes it rather unsuitable for personal use, more like an ambiance spray perhaps.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I read all of the positive reviews about this scent on MUA, but I was hesitant to purchase this scent because my best friend wears the original Fendi, and I find it to be a bit too aggressive and old fashioned for me.
I'm blown away by how much I adore this fragrance. I ordered the 5ml bottle of this scent to try out on ebay. It was only $8.25 with free shipping and an sample of Bulgari Blv, so I figured it was worth trying out. The only issue I had with this 5ml mini fragrance is I couldn't figure out how to remove the top at first. I was worried that I'd damage the packaging. A few strong wiggles and the cap is off. I'm so glad I tried Theorema! It's warm, slightly sweet, and so comforting. A juicy mandarin orange absorbs the smell of spicy, sweet chai. Delicious. This is my first time trying it, and I'm incredibly fickle with scents, I fly like a bee to pollen from one scent to the next, but this is really different. I can imagine myself wearing this throughout the winter. Theorema has the mood of fall and winter, so I can't imagine wearing this in the warmer months, but for now I'm absolutely smitten!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
LOVE THIS! So glad I took a chance and tried it. It's not weird to me at all, I get oranges, vanilla and a cedar or pepper accord. It's not too strong and I think it's wearable for daytime or evening. It wears fairly close, so nice with sweaters and on cool days. It's like a Dreamsicle for grown-ups!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
You're sitting at a desk in a wood paneled library. With one hand, you're sharpening a bunch of pencils, with the other, you're eating a creamsicle. Someone set a chai latte on the desk, and its aromas are mingling with the scent of the huge chunk of amber sitting next to your elbow. It's Christmas, there is a roaring fire in the fireplace, and the room is strung with numerous orange pomanders that are studdded with cloves. That's Theorema! Actually, the sum of Theorema is far greater than its parts, and it always appears on every single one of my "Top Three Best Fragrances In The Universe" lists. This citrusy, Gourmand Oriental Masterpiece is a cold weather mainstay for me...apply it in the summer, and it turns into a perfume parka. My only gripe, which apparently is shared by many other reviewers, is its dismal lack of longevity. Theorema doesn't really have a drydown. One minute it's there, then "poof!" it's gone abruptly, like someone threw an off switch. Naturally, since it's gorgeous and everyone loves it, the House of Fendi in their infinite and farsighted wisdom, have discontinued it. If you can ever find this in the parfum extrait concentration, do consider selling one of your internal organs to obtain it. Yes, it is THAT good.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
Why, oh why, is this discontinued? It is one of the best fragrances I have found. An oriental with a strong orange note that keep it balanced and delightfully warm.
This is a comfort scent and so well done, I don't know whether to hoard my last remaining drops or wear them with abandon and a smile.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Fine Eyes: Brown
I am sooo very pleased with this purchase. My 'nose' is very new so I will not attempt to put into words the way the scent develops on me. I am fairly new to orientals and this one is a greater starter oriental. Not too heavy but definitely PRESENT.
The packaging is beautiful. You can find the scent through some online discounters in the $40 range.
The only reason I didn't rate it a 5 is bc it doesn't last all day on me. About 5-6 hours before I need to reapply. I've just decided that with this scent I will go through the trouble.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Theorema is really lovely and rich and gourmandesque and well worth trying. On me it begins as a candied, deep and spicy orange which is soon joined by chocolate of the frosting variety (It smells like Creamy Deluxe, honestly). It remains intensely bright and sweet for a while - the sillage is intense. As it dries down, the sweetness retreats a little and some interesting floral and incense notes emerge. I get some similarities to YSL Nu EDP at this point.The spices turn sultry and it becomes a great skinscent but even this stage does not last long. Theorema only lasts about an hour on my skin, a little longer on clothing. After this it is completely undetectable. It seems odd, how rapidly and thoroughly this vanishes, considering how intense it is at the beginning. It burns brightly and leaves nothing at all behind. It would be so much better if it faded away slowly with those lovely spicy basenotes lingering on. I was able to find a large, barely-used bottle through the local internet classifieds and bought it unsniffed based on all the glowing reviews here - I am pleased to have this for the upcoming holiday season, which I am sure it will be perfect for. A great discovery, my thanks to the prior reviewers for their experiences.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I gravitate towards warm, spicy, gourmand scents so when I read the notes in this I bought it unsnifffed and am very happy I did.
Top- tangerine, orange, eglantine rose
Heart- jasmine petals, red pepper, cinnamon, osmanthus
Base- cream, sandalwood, musk, amber, ground spice
There is a burst of creamy orange initially, but it does have a sparkling quality to it as someone mentioned. That fades quickly on my skin and the cinnamon and red pepper are predominate, which I'm very happy about. But finally that too mellows and I'm left with the creamy base, which is everything its described to be. It just makes me feel warm, spicy, and sexy...like I should be lying on a bear skin rug in front of a roaring fire wearing nothing but a heavy off white sweater and loggers boots. My only complaint is it doesn't last long. only a couple of hours then I can barely detect it. I still love it though and am so sorry its discontinued.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Very sweet smelling and nice!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This fragrance is kind of like someone figured out a way to make eggnog effervescent. It has a beautiful holidayish orange note at the top that somehow manages to avoid smelling like a pomander, or one of those room sprays designed specifically for the holidays. Gourmand without falling prey to any gourmand cliches, Theorema is weird and perfect and fades entirely too soon.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Aaaugh, WHY is this discontinued? It's fabulous. A slightly bitter orange, nutmeg, and cream, and it dries down to this incense-y fragrance that, while it isn't my favourite ever, is really nice.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I guess this scent would be great for a gal who likes vanilla, but, for someone attracted to the promise of a citrus scent, this is a real disappointment. VERY sweet-smelling ... the citrus is GONE in about 10 minutes.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I am always a little skeptical of people who say “just smell perfume X because I say so”. This was the chief commentary on Theorema so you can imagine my mindset as I approached it. Well, I have been the one missing out all this time. Theorema is masterpiece of lush oranges with a touch of cream, amber and patchouli and has decent, but not great, sillage. Granted, Theorema does not have the zestiness of Bigarade Concentree (a fellow orange scent) but then again, it is not trying to be sporty. Rather it is trying to convey a sense of luxury, elegance and calm which it succeeds in doing. In case you are wondering how it compares to its Fendi sister, Palazzo, Theorema is much more subtle and has substantially less amber. In fact, Palazzo seems like a brash Theorema wanna-be.
Per The Perfumed Court, here are the notes: California tangelo, sweet orange, jasmine, osmanthus, spices, cinnamon, pink pepper, cream, amber, macassar, Mysore sandalwood, gaiac wood, and musk.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have no idea as to price, and never will. This starts out with candied orange and then morphs into vanilla. It's not offensive, but it is too bland.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I can't decide about this one, but it's not looking good...
After reading about it here, I was wishing I could try it, and then was so happy to find it in a perfume store! Tried it on in-store and hung around there, waiting to see how it would develop on me. At first spray, I smelled cinnamon, which I love...reminded me of the spiciness of Cinnabar. Then I got "smokiness", which was still fine. I decided it was pretty nice so I bought it right then (normally I like to try on scents at least 5 times, to make sure I like them on me, but since this perfume store was kind of out-of-the-way from where I live, I didn't want to have to go back, so I made myself decide then and there). As the day wore on, the spritz I'd applied in the store turned into a nice, sweet, slightly vanilla scent and I was glad I'd purchased it.
Well...tried wearing it the next day...not sure if I got a bad bottle or what, but at home the initial spray smelled more like orange bug spray. As I got on the bus and sat down, a woman behind me made a comment to a man who'd just sat down beside her (they knew each other) and I wish I could have heard what she said...she thought she smelled something on him, but he said it wasn't him so I'm pretty sure she was smelling me! And I don't think she said anything complimentary. Anyway, I tried this again yesterday...I still get the very strong orange bug spray scent...only hours later, when it's almost gone, does it smell okay on me. So disappointing, because I really wanted to like this and thought that I did!
Edit: I am IN LOVE with this (as of 2012). Don't know how I ever didn't like it that much.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I do love the subtle spices and lovely, creamy sandalwood of Theorema. However the orange walks the line for me, sometimes evoking baby aspirin and creamsicles which I find incongruous with the otherwise spicy, woody, sexy vibe. Then again, maybe this is why on days when I feel fragile Theorema settles around my shoulder like a fluffy blanket and treats me nice.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is my new favorite scent for fall. It's not exactly what I was looking for... I wanted something zestier, warm but with a kick to it. This is so smooth and comforting, though, that I can't stop sniffing it.
Unfortunately, it does not last on me! It's seriously gone within an hour. I've been carrying it in my purse and reapplying, but I really wish it had better staying power.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I just tried this today at TJmaxx; after reading all these lush reviews, I was certain that I would be spellbound, as I am great lover of the mysterious and unraveling kind of woody Oriental,which is unfortuantely becoming scarce nowadays amidst the frutti tutti vanilla commotion of the perfume market.
In fact, almost all woody orientals that people complain about for its 'mustiness' or 'harshness' or 'old lady-ness" ineffably radiates with sensuality on my skin, perhaps because I am a dark-haired, olive-skineed Middle Eastern and these rich kinds of potions suit me....?Unfortunately, upon the first spray, I was unpleasantly surprised by the combination of a kind of licorice-y sweetness with an underpinning of bubble gum. I gave it some time but that licorice-bubble gum element overcame my senses,--d I have a discerning nose. I won't say the perfume is not beautiful, for a gorgeous jasmine blossoms like a queen flower within an hour of spraying it on, and perhaps for some jasmine-lovers, it would be worth the purchase (in any case, its inexpensive). However, it fails miserably as a 'woody' oriental or as a sheer oriental...its still got a foody quality that I find unsubtle and at the same time too similar to Boucheron's Trouble, which I think would win the award for 'stunning yet still demeure edible oriental'....
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Fendi Theorema is a near perfect scent for lovers of rich spicy Orientals. There is something about the way the notes are blended that is so smooth, luxurious and elegant, it almost has a liqueur quality to it - no single note sticks out, though the citrus, woods, cinnamon and other spices, along with the amber really make this luscious. It's not overly sweet or gourmandy in the cliche way, the balance is just right between the sweet and spice. I managed to find a bottle of this at a mall in Philly for pretty cheap, only wish I had bought a larger bottle as I know I will be hoarding it due to its discontinued status. Definitely a Fall/Winter scent, and lasting power isn't the best, though not bad. A must try though, before all resellers of this dry up completely.