Dior Feve Delicieuse

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66% would repurchase

Package Quality: 5.0

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 5.0

Price: $$$$


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on 7/12/2016 1:39:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Feve Delicieuse or Delicious Bean in English . I must say the name sounds better in French .
Although the name is quite clever .. Witty .

Feve touches on the similarity to the French word fievre / fever .. As in the French people's love for Tonka Bean .. Fievre Tonka !

I have now tried this multiple times .
Luca Turin rated this as 2 and called it ' boring beans' on the Style Arabia website .

I on the other hand give it a 4 . It is not a masterpiece as such but such an inviting and well made tonka - vanilla scent .

Vanilla is a ubiquitous note these days and vastly overused ... In cheap perfumes and ancillary body products that sometimes it may be hard to see the worth of a high end gourmand vanilla fragrance .
However Francois Demarchy has approached Feve Delicieuse with such elegance . The scent is
Totally unisex
It is not overly sweet
It has that elegant traction - push pull between smoke , sweet and an edge of slight bitterness
It is actually quite addictive to sniff

I am greatly reminded of the current gourmand scents of Guerlain and Feve Delicieuse reminds me of ... Guerlain's Cuir Beluga ! That soft , pastel gourmand vanilla leather .

Also a great similarity to Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille albeit a much thinner version . That cherry smoke is v similar if you care to look for it .

Feve Delicieuse is a winner IMHO .
Gourmand lovers , Guerlain lovers .. Tobacco Vanille lovers ..Try it .

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on 2/23/2016 3:26:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Thick, creamy, silky and rich, Feve Delicieuse is a gourmand scent that manages to be voluptuous but somehow not sticky-sweet or juvenile. There is enough of a toasty, smoky bitterness to this tonka-based scent to make it mouthwatering and grown-up, as well as a hint of raw green bite which interestingly, adds texture and sophistication.

This is like a thick glass of raw nut milk flavored with premium bitter chocolate and a small shot of liqueur, before the sugar gets added. As it dries down it goes silkier and sweeter, more nougat/praline-like. Longevity is excellent; it's not a loud scent that enters a room before you and invades others' spaces, but you get definite soft whiffs of deliciousness throughout the day as you move. This often lingers overnight.

It might not be for everyone or all times of year. But on slightly chilly days, if you're so inclined, this is as inviting as a piece of smooth dark truffle.

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on 2/4/2016 3:12:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

[UPDATE October 2016] I don't know if the bottle has gone "off" or what, but I don't like how this smells on me after the initial application. Once the dry down begins, it loses its similarity to Tonka Imperiale (which I still utterly adore) . It saddens me, because it was more affordable.

At first sniff from the open bottle, this is extremely close to Guerlain's Tonka Imperiale , another "gourmand" (which has been my absolute favorite fragrance of all time!)

When first applied it continues to smell like Tonka Imperiale for a short few moments, but then goes on to develop into a same "type" of fragrance, but only similar, NOT enough to where the two fragrances could be mistaken for each other.

I'm so in love with this! I want a bathtub full of it lol.

Do I like it better than Tonka Imperiale? Maybe...I'm still undecided.

The official description (taken from the Dior website) :
Woven around a Venezuelan Tonka Bean Absolute, this composition by Dior Perfumer-Creator François Demachy literally ravishes the senses.
Drawn by the "immediate seduction" of this ingredient, François Demachy wanted to create a personalized representation of the Tonka Bean. An exercise in composition that plays on contrasts by celebrating both its sweetness and its delectable touch of bitterness.
The warm and slightly smoky notes of Madagascan Vanilla were combined with the Tonka Bean to complete the evocative sensation of delight...

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