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Fève Délicieuse Christian Dior for women and men

Fève Délicieuse Christian Dior for women and men
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Dior launched a new fragrance as part of the exclusive collection La Collection Privée. The new scent is centered on Venezuelan tonka beans, named Fève Délicieuse. It comes out in May 2015.

The perfume was created by in-house perfumer Francois Demachy as a sophisticated oriental – gourmand harmony. Tonka bean smells like a mixture between caramel, almonds and cut hay, milky sweet, but also bitter. The composition includes notes of tonka bean, vanilla, caramel, cocoa, pralines and woody accords.

The fragrance is available in bottles of 120, 250 and 450 ml Eau de Parfum.

Perfume rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 500 votes.

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Top Notes
Lavender Mint

Middle Notes
Sour Cherry Freesia Jasmine

Base Notes
Benzoin Caramel Cedar Cacao Pod Tonka Bean Leather Sandalwood Vanilla Milk Praline

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Fève Délicieuse Fragrance Reviews

kcurtin90
kcurtin90

This scent is a very sweet winter fragrance. It has a prominent vanilla and tonka bean note that I pickup on my skin. Occasionally I'll get whiffs of sandlewood in the background. I love this fragrance. I just ordered another bottle of this. Hopefully that says something.

Dec
01
2016
Buckeye
Buckeye

I don't care much for sweet and vanilla based scents. Feve Delicieuse takes both of these scents to the extreme limit.

I totally hate this fragrance. It gave me continuous headache to the point I had to wash it off.

Nov
28
2016
mikesurfscali
mikesurfscali

It's incredibly sexy but the price is as high as I pay for Creeds. I prefer Vanilla scents like Guerlain Double Vanille. This one is terrific but it's price is a bit steep for what it is.

Nov
25
2016
paneradfisk
paneradfisk

This goes through so many phases I don't know where to start. This is not a gourmand in the sense I'm used to, this doesn't smell edible. It has a warm grounded vanilla sweetness throughout, but there is nothing foody about it. In the beginning I get a minty, citrusy herbal scent with a thick texture to it, almost masculine, reminiscent of some kind of ointment. It's not light or thin. If you know the minty green beginning of many Lush scents, you can get an idea. This effect softens but doesn't go away, and the perfume transforms into something much more rounded, sweeter and vanillic. There is a prominent cinnamon as well, but no chocolate if you were expecting that. With time this turns more and more cosmetic powdery and waxy, like iris, creating a certain classy aura around it. Certainly a unique take on vanilla, and it continues to grow on me. It's very complex and high end smelling, highly recommended.

Nov
17
2016
Pcywjg
Pcywjg

I got a special deal on 6 10ml decants and this stuff is flawless!! Very rich and deep, love the powdery feel get compliments every time. This isn't beast mode like 24 gold and sillage is OK but just take a travel atomizer and you will feel confident wearing this. 10/10

Nov
17
2016
ILikePeeps
ILikePeeps

Alright, so the opening of the frag pretty much smells (just) like my tonka bean absolute (Brazilian source).

Even down to that like.. kinda cinnamon-y feel/smell that the absolute has. Know what I mean?

Now, I'm not sure if this is the tonka bean part, or if it's the vanilla, but Feve Delicieuse has a particular kind of smell that's also with Vanille Absolument (and perhaps Frapin 1697) as well. I'm not sure how to describe it, but if you're aware of those frags, then you may get what I'm talking about.

After a short bit, the vanilla picks up more. I also noticed a kind of iris smell or feeling - like.. a waxy soft thing going on.

So, I may like it better a bit AFTER the opening - so, give it a little time if you don't quite like the opening!

But yeah, if you know what tonka bean absolute smells like, then you pretty much/largely 'know' what Feve Delicieuse smells like.

I look forward to wearing it again. :)

Nov
05
2016
fyre92
fyre92

Looking to swap a full 200ml bottle of Chanel no. 22 from 2011 for a 250ml bottle of this.

Oct
20
2016
gillbert
gillbert

last month i made a visit to Dior Boutique at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and i had a chance to make a sniff to all the Prevee' line, this one is really something, i never found the perfume like this, really beautiful and easy to love.

perfume expertise was very helpful , she spritz the perfume on my hand and she said "nice to hear and meeting you here, i wonder that you love to discover the Prevee line, i spray this perfume on your hands and will see what do you expect after two hours, i wouldn't mind if you like to try those and pleasure to share with you our Prevee line, TQ for for time with us and welcome again" and the next day i made a purchase, i like to say, i love this fragrance very much

Oct
10
2016
Bbjr
Bbjr

Not being critical of anyone below saying the prices are too high, but to me, these offerings at $300 for 8 1/2 ounces are pretty cheap. I think it's less per oz than Dior Sauvage and clearly superior. I don't quite get the eBay sellers asking $400, or better yet, anyone paying those prices, when you can order direct from Dior for $300.

Oct
05
2016
Miss Precious Orchid
Miss Precious Orchid

Butter! That's what I am reminded of when I wear this perfume. I see it has cocoa, so maybe cocoa butter. Boozy spicy but not overly so. It's a hyped perfume, but it's not all that spectacular. It LASTs a long time on my skin. A fragrance reviewer on Youtube listed this as one of the top perfumes that men find very sexy on women. I guess if you are going to smell like butter someone is bound to lick, i mean like you. ;)

Oct
05
2016
amirali0072000
amirali0072000

This perfume is really something. I have tried it for some days and I found it amazing. It is superb product.

Sep
30
2016
Madrona
Madrona

I was surprised to find this one so aromatically unisex-y. There is something that is firmly restraining the gourmandiness of this perfume, keeping it on a short leash, I guess it is the lavender mostly and a very green, herbal mint. To my nose the opening is a blast of milky cherry more than anything, but it dries down to a bittersweet concoction. It does remind me a little of... dare I say it... Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire but without the liquorice, added caramelly tonka goodness, something green and unisex appeal.

Sep
15
2016
fragcentral
fragcentral

Fève Délicieuse by Christian Dior does the sweet gourmand fragrance to perfection. I smell tonka, chocolate, caramel, vanilla in this. It is a beast and lasts 14+ hours with very strong projection. You don't need many sprays with this. You will get compliments. This is much more a winter fragrance and I have a hard time wearing it on regular occasions or in the heat. But a masterpiece nonetheless.

10 of 10.

Sep
15
2016
Q80
Q80

This fragrance is quite interesting, vanilla creamy with sour kisses! i don't know why but it feels like sour kisses as the caramel, cherries aren't there at all but the tonka beans, milk, vanilla, praline, and more sweet with sour effect that makes it a war field between sweet and that single note that fights all the sweetness in here!

As it calms down, the caramel comes up quite slowly, the milk goes back, the vanilla remains but turns delicate, and the tonka beans remains on top as the winner!

It feels quite interesting. I have always loved "New Look 1947" but i find it's too weak to stand out, and now they have presented this masterpiece.

The only drawback of this whole fragrance is it's price.

Sep
13
2016
yiota.liapi
yiota.liapi

I am not a huge fun of sweet gourmand perfumes, i d dare to claim the opposite. But this one was so addictive when I tried,that i kept thinking of it the whole day. Praline,chocolate,tonka,love

Sep
10
2016
Citrus2014
Citrus2014

Although both the name and the notes listed for this fragrance could create the impression of a gourmand, Feve Delicieuse is for me a pleasant surprise - it would be characterized primarily as an aromatic scent - lavender, bitter cherries and mint are mixed with sweet notes in a very refined olfactory spiral.

As I recently tested Dior Homme Parfum, can say that Francois Demachy perfected the technique of mixing the bitter and sweet flavors, this time using the best quality ingredients, according to "Collection Privée" standards - here perfumer highlighted the most appealing facets of tonka bean, and in terms of composition seems to me a more complex level than, for example, Ambre Nuit or Patchouli Imperial.

I note also the perfumer's ability to achieve the right balance between traditional perfume sophistication and youthful fragrance trend.

Both in terms of quality and olfactory category, Feve Delicieuse joins Spiritueuse Double Vanille and Tobacco Vanille and, although it is cataloged as a unisex fragrance, I think that it will find many fans among younger men.

The projection is moderate and the longevity is very good.

Fragrance 10/10
Projection Medium
Longevity 10 h

Aug
27
2016
racket
racket

This is a wonderful winter scent from Dior, perfect for the holidays. The sweetness can be a little overwhelming with Feve Delicieuse, less is more with this fragrance.

Not my favorite from the Prive line, Ambre Nuit takes that spot, but this is certainly a solid and long lasting fragrance.

9/10

Aug
24
2016
Jose Marcos
Jose Marcos

Where is the leathery iris in this pyramid? OK, there it is ... But it is much stronger than the voters are saying ...I am surprised no one has mentioned that Feve smells like a much softer version of Shalimar Parfum Initial, so soft a man can wear Feve without a second thought, and that wouldn't happened with SPI. Anyway, beautiful eau de parfum, classy but not intruding, austere and almost monastic, religious sober scent. Viva ....

Aug
20
2016
RMB18
RMB18

First impression: I had really high expectations for this. After all the praise I expected the best. But if you have ever had a sister or daughter who owned one of the early 2000s baby dolls, it smells exactly like the baby doll. It's so weird but that's exactly how it smells especially in the air. Up close, you can smell a grahm cracker accord and it does smell better up close but in the air, it smells like baby dolls.

Aug
15
2016
Gigi The Fashionista
Gigi The Fashionista

Fragrance Review For Feve Delicieuse

By Dior

Top Notes

Mint Lavender

Middle Notes

Jasmine Freesia Sour Cherry

Base Notes

Sandalwood Cedar Wood Leather Benzoin Tonka Bean Vanilla Praline Cacao Milk Caramel

Released last year, this was a very rare Dior unisex fragrance. It's a gourmand. The interesting thing about this scent was smelling 2 fragrances layered atop each other and being passed off as a unisex perfume. It has some traditional notes in perfumery: lavender, jasmine, sandalwood, woodsy notes, in this case cedar wood, benzoin and leather. Because the lavender is a top note and the sandalwood is in the base notes this is also by definition something of a fougere. But this is less a floral fougere and more a gourmand fougere. It's warm and delicious like a cup of chocolate milk if it were a fragrance. It's rich, boozy, like they put liquor in your chocolate milk. This is all part of a very modern enjoyable fragrance.

The opening is a mint and spicy floral lavender. The jasmine appears very soon afterward and it's delicate, gossamer like little see through jasmine petals. Then there's a freesia which has the same effect. White flowers are fine with me and here they are not the stars of the show. The real stars are each of the gourmand frag ingredients: cherry, vanilla, milk, praline and cacao-caramel. There's chocolate that really stands out, delicious rich aroma of dark chocolate courtesy of the cacao. Then there's milk, a bit watery like coconut milk, sweet scented and a delicious caramel. This is definitely easier to wear in the winter time because this gets warmer and warmer. The benzoin warms it all up. There's also a dark leather.

This fragrance has fans detractors and all kinds of critics. You either love it or you don't. This is very unusual and quite innovative so I applaud the nose behind it. I did enjoy the gourmand scents and I'm not even much of a gourmand girl. So if you're looking for a modern gourmand scent with about 50/50 pairing with traditional perfume notes of lavender, jasmine, freesia, sandalwood and woods, this is something you ought to try.

It doesn't smell like a Dior at all and wears more like one of the Bond perfumes that pay tribute to New York City.

Delicious chocolate milk!

Aug
09
2016
landshark321
landshark321

Dior Feve Delicieuse is among the most highly-regarded and hyped of the recent Dior Privee releases as well as high-end gourmand releases in general, so for me, a lover of gourmands, it was very highly-anticipated.

I first smelled Feve Delicieuse about nine months ago while smelling a bunch of high-end scents in basement of Bergdorf Goodman in NYC, and I recall not being all that impressed by it---it just smelled "off" to the point that I could "take it over leave it"---and in the meantime I became acquainted with, fell in love with, and ultimately purchased the discontinued Dior Privee gourmand masterpiece Mitzah, so coming back to Feve Delicieuse to finally try it out on skin after not liking it the first time (and finding its superior older sibling in the meantime) was going to be a bit of a challenge.

However, testing it out for real, on skin, reveals to me that Feve Delicieuse does offer something truly special as many have pointed out to this time. It's a tonka-dominant fragrance but not a tonka bomb along the lines of Guerlain Tonka Imperiale, though as many before me, I do find that there's a relevant comparison between Feve Delicieuse and Tonka Imperiale. Stll, it's fair to say (again, to echo many others) that Feve Delicieuse is an interesting blend of many accords, not just tonka, such as lavender, caramel, cinnamon, praline, chocolate, and vanilla. I'm not sure I sense many of these distinctly except for lavender (which is fairly unique) and vanilla, but it's possible that the blend is so good that the multitude of notes (I see more than a dozen listed in most sources) is undetectable to unrefined noses like mine.

In summary, the blend is strong--powdery, but mostly a sweet, nutty experience that's both sharp and smooth simultaneously, and rather odd in that respect, not something I would've anticipated ultimately liking.

Feve Delicieuse is still not as good as Mitzah, and perhaps they're different enough that I shouldn't make the comparison, but to me they're the only two gourmands of the Privee line (am I forgetting one?) so the comparison begs to be made at times.

However, Feve Delicieuse is very strong in its own right and I can finally (finally!) see how others like it so much. I'll probably need to sample it more in cold weather but to truly appreciate its performance but for now it's a bomb, very strong in terms of both longevity and projection, and is officially part of the list of Dior Privee fragrances I'd contemplating buying, like Ambre Nuit and Oud Ispahan, though I've many more to try.

8 out of 10

Aug
01
2016
freddinos
freddinos

Feve delicieuse was a differend one for me. I understand that herbal accords are not listed in the notes, but this doesn't stop my nose from picking up mentholated lavender in the beginning, with the menthol subsiding and a lovely lavender powdery whisper remaining till the end.
The most of the gourmande notes are there, but not at all edible or foody, I get the vanilla and tonka bean, with a little bit of cherry if I think about it too much :)
To say that I detect caramel or praline would be a stretch of one's imagination. In conclusion, this is a handsome unisex vanilla that is powdery in a soothing, calm kind of way.
In the drydown I feel as if heliotrope is there, giving the composition a smooth ending.
Lovely.

Jul
31
2016
Nessers
Nessers

I have the privilege to own a miniature bottle of this fragrance . I have never seen so many comments about a collection Prive by Christian Dior.

Definitely one of the houses best creations, especially if you are into Gourmand fragrances . if you are considering buying blind, know now that this is a very deep, intoxicating root beer float-ish scent. I believe Root Beet has many similar spices that give it that unique scent and then having the caramel and vanilla and tonka bean, really gives it that seductive, cravingly sweet yet sultry vibe.

To me, it is not sickly whatsoever, but rather elegant and classy with the touch of that dirty girl vibe . I love it almost as much as I love Oud Ispihan. I can see how this would really flourish in the hot summer weather . is currently 100 degrees in California and this fragrance is really hitting the spot .

Silage is about a 7 to 10, longevity is 9 out of 10 .

Very wearable and very much needed in your collection.

Jul
31
2016
bailão
bailão

I have to assume that this one is a gorgeous gourmand fragrance, one of the bests on this purpose. I use to have it, but couldn't keep using since I get an overly sweet vibe on my skin, that makes me queasy. As I said before, a beautiful fragrance, but not for me, so I had to give it away. I Suppose that is the vanilla on this one that makes me sick.

Jul
27
2016
Alibama68
Alibama68

I used to dislike this one, but I've changed my mind. Started craving it one hot summer witching hour and am finding it addictive, whereas in colder times it just seemed like a blob. Now it's like eating late night ice cream to cool down. I'm surprised.

Jul
26
2016
MoonSparrow
MoonSparrow

Note: There is no lavender in this composition, nor mint. Zero. Zilch. Nada. I have no idea why anyone is picking up these notes. I looked on several sites at note listings and lavender is not there. Neither is mint. My nose certainly detects none.

For me, this truly is all about the tonka bean, and it is a beauty to me. Smooth and subtle, understated and elegant. It is allegedly gourmand, but I would not call it such. It is hardly even sweet to me, and certainly not foody. Its mood is along the lines of Guerlain L'Heure Bleue.

Not a strong fragrance, it wears more like a skin scent; soft, satiny and quiet vanilla. It is actually quite simple, and layers well with an Amber Woods fragrance oil I have from Haus of Gloi (not in database). Mysterious and haunting. Sillage is soft as well and longevity is just a few hours. It is expensive for that, but decants are available online and that is what I recommend rather than a full bottle. Although I will likely cave in at some point and order the full bottle.

I repeat: there is no lavender, and there is no mint.

Jul
21
2016
jeffwithfrags
jeffwithfrags

No no no,, I get the mint and herbal lavender right away and this is meant to be gourmand central??

It's so off-putting too, I can detect the tantalizing hints of caramel and candy goodness, struggling to peep just above the odd yet choking mint blanket but the whole thing just turns odd and even a bit nauseous.

Why they didn't keep it so simple and just lead off with a faint bergamot or lemon I will never know.

My rating: 4/10.
Quality: 8/10.

Jul
18
2016
MrBumblepants
MrBumblepants

I should have loved this one just from the notes alone. I love all of them so was for sure this was gonna be made for me. I really wanted to love this one

I dunno what happened but on me it just seems like a huge mis-mash of notes that don't really work together very well. I can pick out some of the notes that are listed, but others I don't really get. Some of the notes that I love, I just can't pick up on with this scent.

I have horrible luck with Christian Dior. I have not found one that works on me yet. They just don't agree with my skin at all for some reason. If you're lucky enough to get all the wonderful notes on your skin, then I'm sure it's an amazing fragrance.

Jul
01
2016
oktober
oktober

I tried to wear it so many times, hoping I'd like it more and see more good in it, but it's just too dry.

It's the kind of perfume that enchants you in the first moments, but it bores you after a while of wearing it. It has no delicacy, no subtlety, no nuances...

just tonka, cocoa powder, dried milk... and cherries are not sweet and just as dry somehow (they kinda pop up more toward the drydown though...) , same with caramel-dry, no sweetness at all there, very subdued.

From my point of view, the only good thing about it is the strong and nice tonka note. But the rest of the composition sucks the life out if it, turns everything so so dry, it gives me the sensation of a siccative.

Jul
01
2016
H2Ono
H2Ono

Don't cAre if it's AlwAys summer here, i will try to weAr this As much As possible, probAbly At cold movie theATers, nightclubs. MAhAlo, dior.

Jun
18
2016
Meeru99
Meeru99

Really interesting scent - I do for a few minutes get a herby lavander hit but it quickly goes on to a sour cherry leading through to the tonka bean. It's quite addictive, just couldn't stop smelling it but couldn't make up my mind whether I love the smell as a stand alone smell or would like to actually wear it.

Jun
12
2016
juji
juji

I'm about to cry! I just opened and sprayed on this divine perfume, a decant sent to me by the sweetest member, theladymay , and I'm in Tonka heaven! It is to die for; I'm going to look for a bottle I can afford immediately . I knew I'd love it when reading the reviews, but wow- if you love s luscious Tonka then this is for you! Full bottle worthy, hands down !

May
27
2016
smellydude
smellydude

It takes a while but wait for that masterfully blended drydown, it's effin gorgeous! Francois Demachy knows his art very well!

May
13
2016
Sheza
Sheza

Thank you to a lovely fragrantican for the sample in with my swap...on initial spray I get mentholated lavender, quite bracing and very promising, this very quickly settled into a soft skin scent and stayed quite linear. Creamy and chocolatey and a gourmand lovers dream. It doesn't feel complete to me, feels like the base of a perfume. Just nice- didn't really excite me.
I've been trying to remember what this reminds me of in the drydown, it came to me- Gaultier 2...fraction of the price and they are very similar!

May
08
2016
ritch
ritch

gourmand sweetie.. in a similar style to Muglers line. The cherry and caramel vibe reminds me of a cross between A-Men and pure havane, without the tabacco and tar notes.

Definitely too feminine for me, not something that I'd wear really. Each to their own... if you like sweet frags and gourmands and are a fan of thierry mugler you might love this.

May
07
2016
dzingunyte
dzingunyte

totally gorgeous scent!! it lingered on my neck whole day! this is how sweet fragrance should smell,a perfect example. nothing more to add:gorgeous!! :)

May
05
2016
Bruno2theV
Bruno2theV

I tried this one on my trip to London. After hearing so much about it I had to try it. And I liked it a lot. I was confused between getting this one or Ambre nuit but I end up getting this one for myself and Ambre Nuit for my father.

The chocolate is so good to smell on this one but for me not as good as Chocolate Greedy. This is definetly a unisex scent just like CG. Can't wait for the colder days to wear this one :D

May
04
2016
lastcenturymodern
lastcenturymodern

I'm going to go straight to the point and say that sure, there's a sort of cheap, synthetic, plastic toy-ish aspect to this, but there's also something charming about the way it hovers awkwardly between tasty and inedible. The chocolate is dry and crumbly, the milk's a bit sour, the cherries are more like artificially flavored gummies, and the tonka with its half-assed "vanillic aroma" pushes it even further into supermarket candy territory. But there's something special about the way it all comes together, creating this waxy, chunky, junk-y smell of something you want to put in your mouth but know you shouldn't. (The pun possibilities are endless, this being named the way it is)
What's wrong with it is that it's Dior Privee and hence grossly overpriced with pretentions of a Michelin dessert served on a diamond platter. This is the kind of thing that should be scooped out of a bag and shoved into the mouth by the handful while watching game of thrones on a weeknight.

May
03
2016
illahuasca
illahuasca

I'm not big on reviewing, but I decided to write one for Feve Delicieuse (FD) because few reviews have underscored the potency of the mint in this fragrance. I've sold fragrance samples on eBay and this Dior offering was by far my most popular item--it's obviously an intriguing scent, and I can intuit a few reasons why.

FD opens with a chilly blast of mentholated lavender, cherry, and earthy sweetness (which I presume is the tonka). I liken the sensation of the top notes to an expansion of water freezing in the sinuses--bracing, refreshing, and with the same opening quality as Vick's vapor rub. The top notes are unique to my collection, and dare I say, brave and polarizing in one of Dior's dullest decades. FD's opening gives it a unisex, or potentially masculine feel--both sexes could comfortably wear it without breaking traditional gender roles.

After about 3-4 hours a nutty chocolate note emerges, tempered out by the hay-like quality of the tonka and the chemical bite of tar (used to mimic the scent of leather, a feat perfumery hasn't completely accomplished). If you're concerned, FD doesn't bear the same DNA as Addict (a scrubber to me if there ever was any), whose tonka-vanilla mix is oppressively and relentlessly warm and bready. Rather, this fragrance takes on a sweet, dry quality that won't threaten to suck the air from a room in summer.

Vanilla sweetens the mix, but it plays second fiddle to practically every other note in the list (excepting the lavender, flowers, and woods). It's a supporting role, not a lead. FD couldn't be more different from vanilla fragrances such as Tobacco Vanille and Spiriteuse Double Vanille while staying within the gourmand genre. If you're a fan of sweetness, and PARTICULARLY of mint, I think this would be a safe blind buy. With its intriguing transiton from ice (vis a vis the medicinal cherry-mint) to sweet warmth, FD likely won't replicate anything in your collection.

Longevity and sillage are average to good, although it softens to a skin scent quickly. I'll always keep a bottle of this in my collection--luckily the smallest size available is already gigantic. A spring/summer scent for gourmand lovers.

Apr
26
2016
Musky4
Musky4

There's no doubt this is a perfume of superb quality that smells really expensive, but it's just too unisex for me and not my cup of tea. Probably just as well considering the price! That said, I will more than likely try this again... just to be sure.

Apr
24
2016
samuelgustav
samuelgustav

Smells delicious, reminded me of cotton candy, good but didn't blow my socks way, not for the price especially. But I do believe it's a bit hard not to try bite someone wearing this perfume ;)

Apr
22
2016
nikhilsharan
nikhilsharan

One day Dior homme intense met the new lidge by guerlain....they had a crazy time together....and feve deliceuse was born. Try em both and thank me later.

Apr
06
2016
Alex1984
Alex1984

Today I decided to try Feve Delicieuse, with no expectations. I was testing the Dior Oud's once again, and after realizing that I should have bought them when they were still strong (they stilI are, just not as much) I gave myself 2 spritzes of Feve and went along my way browsing at an almost empty Sunday afternoon department store.

Between the samples on my skin and the highly charged air around the fragrance counters, Feve didn't really stand out. So I went out and decided to grab a coffee at a nearby Sbux.

Giving my nose a break allowed me to smell Feve with ease. I could get whiffs of it without glueing my nose to my wrist, and the cold air somehow made it grow stronger.
What I get primarily is cozy tonka, benzoin, smoky vanilla and powdery ¿iris?
Now, there are many similar fragrances covering the same theme; Tobacco Vanille (too sweet and heavy), Mona's Vanille (short lived on me), SDV (one of the few Guerlain's that doesn't work on me) and A*men. Yes, I know, it doesn't seem to be similar, but the general idea is more or less the same; smoky vanilla, boozyness, lots of tonka/coumarin, milky facets and/or chocolate, ambery sweetness and powder.
Feve embodies these ideas and treats them with a lighter hand. It takes the core of the above fragrances and removes the excess. The result is something more akin to old school powdery orientals; Shalimar, Habanita, and to an extent, Musc Ravageur.

So, what I'm left with is a grown up smoked vanilla, bitter cocoa that transforms to milky chocolate, sweet benzoin that feels golden and ambery, and a powdery feel that recalls iris, though it's not listed. It's a dry gourmand on my skin, an updated 20's oriental with no cavity inducing sweetness that feels elegant and cozy like a cashmere sweater at the same time.

Very good sillage and longevity is, so far after 6 hours, very good.
I guess this time I'll have to bite the bullet soon, before future reformulations make me mad for not buying it when it was still good and strong.

Apr
03
2016
psebi101
psebi101

This is a real creamy and luxurious scent, fairly linear. I mostly smell sweet praline/toffee with bitter cacao powder, that balances the overall sweetness so it won't feel too sweet and the smell feels natural.
4-5 hours in and the cacao becomes less prominent and the scent feels even more creamy and milkier.
It's definitely a gourmand, not cloying and I like that the vanilla isn't overpowering.

Scent: 8/10
Longevity: 9/10
Projection: 7/10

Apr
01
2016
genny17
genny17

Definitely masculine to my nose, the hay note breaks the sweetness and gives it a not so nice vibe in my opinion. A real bitter vibe throughout.
I don't feel it smells so delicious, it is a mix of strange notes, and on my skin it is actually not so nice...expensive, try before buying, I am glad I did..I expected smoother, nicer, more feminine...I don't know if it is Arabic smelling, more like the great outdoors, not in a good way.

Mar
31
2016
shushkin
shushkin

It is totally delish. No kidding. Lots of tonka, vanilla and cocao. Tonka is definitely the dominant note here with cocao powder not far behind. This looks as if it would be a sickly sweet mess but no it isnt I think the magic comes from the lavender, cherry and mint which accent the heavier base notes of benzoin etc perfectly. The lavender gives almost a smokiness and an edge which really perfects this gourmand. Fantastic sillage and longevity.

Mar
28
2016
jays786
jays786

Love love love this scent... just bought 6 bottles... 2x450ml 3x250ml 1x125ml
Soon the watered down version will be on the market... sample and stock up NOW.

Mar
21
2016
Beyonder
Beyonder

Une fève réellement délicieuse! Un parfum gourmand et envoutant.

Mar
18
2016
ryan.christofano
ryan.christofano

one word:Perfection of sweetness

Mar
12
2016
b.gracious
b.gracious

Scent - bitter cacao, sour milk, praline & tonka.

Season/Time of Day - I can wear it in the colder months, day or night.

Projection - I did get noticed, it garners compliments.

Longevity - I get 24hrs consistently.

Feb
26
2016
Monkeys
Monkeys

One of the current «Flavors of the Month», like we so often see online, as I'm typing this so I was eager to try Fève Délicieuse (While always keeping an impartial mind and not falling for the hype!). I have to say I enjoy it quite a bit and I've been testing it intensively for the past couple of weeks. At first I found it “meh” but like it happens some times, it's grown on me with time which is always an intriguing part of this hobby.

To describe what I get out of it I'd say take tonka bean obviously (Which smells bittersweet, a lot like almond and the fans of that note could fall head over heels for this fragrance), a little vanilla extract, caramel, cacao powder and a couple of red slightly sour cherries. Put them in a blender. Add creamy milk in there as the blender keeps going until you get a dry, light brown powder out of your ingredients. Apply some of it on your wrist, get a whiff of it and you'll know what Fève smells like.

The note breakdown could easily scare any sweet and/or gourmand perfume hater. But don't be. I'm not saying you'll love it but at least give it a try! Why? Cause the most interesting part of this creation is while it's using what looks like a dessert recipe it's really not THAT sweet in my opinion. There is actually an airy and bright vibe roaming over this fragrance. Also a very subtle darker/smokier twist to it and, like I've said, the fact that it's bittersweet, a bit powdery and not syrupy as a hay note/accord is incorporated, all that makes it very wearable and even classy.

Everyone should try any fragrance if he/she is interested in it even if it doesn't seem like her/his taste based on notes, cause we never know when we'll find great exceptions... But fans of Dior Homme/Homme Intense, Hermes Ambre Narguile and Serge Lutens Chergui could particularly love it.

Feb
03
2016
Dychotomous
Dychotomous

I finally got a chance to test this fragrance. Looking at the notes and hearing / reading all the hypes about it I was so eager to try this. Also since I genuinely like Dior Homme Intense (original version) and many other Dior fragrances the more I was positive I would love this fragrance.
So my decant finally arrived and I rushed to get a spray out of it. And there it was a nice sweet smell. And unfortunately that is all it left me with. Just a nice ok smell. Nothing mind blowing for me. I was left quite underwhelmed to be frank. Yes it has some gourmand touch to it however not much that impressed me. It's indeed reminiscent to fragrances like Dolcelesir and Meharees etc. By that I mean it has the same kind of texture and feel to it and their natural smelling quality. I can agree with the comments it has a cookie / pastry kind of vibe to it but not overly foody.
HOWEVER! Let me be fair and stop commenting about what I think about it in relation to what I expected from it and if it falls into my taste of fragrances:
This fragrance very much succeeded it's goal, which is focusing on the theme of Tonka Bean. I have smelled Tonka Bean absolute as a raw ingredient before, and this fragrance did a good job in portraying that. To all those Tonka Bean lovers out there, you are really in for quite a treat with this fragrance. Because that is what this fragrance pays homage to TONKA BEAN (smell)!

Jan
29
2016
StessaStessa
StessaStessa

Wow.... Was on the fence about getting this so I bought a decant. This now has to be my favorite scent I've yet discovered. It is powdery in a semi-fresh way, but still smells gourmand-like. To me, I envision a smoky oven with white chocolate macadamia nut cookies baking inside. It is not a smoky fragrance, but has that type of wispy, deep vibe. In spite of all that, like many people have said, it is not too sweet. It smells grown up and quite feminine, but can be pulled off extremely easily by any man. Amazing.. will 100% be purchasing a full bottle when my decant runs out (which, by my estimate, will be quite soon!)

Jan
26
2016
ab1st
ab1st

The longer I wore this the more it reminded me of L. de Lolita Lempicka.
To me it dried down to a cross between Lolita & Micallef Note Vanillee.
Its very good, but too similar to the two mentioned above for me to get exited about.

Jan
22
2016
enocg21
enocg21

First full wearing today.. I like it but don't love it like I thought I would. Maybe that can change the more I wear it. Definitely a try for gourmand lovers. Got about 8 hours of longevity today. Also has a small resemblance to DHI

Edit- After wearing this a few more times this has become a love. This is really good and can't get enough.

Jan
09
2016
gregk
gregk

I'm still debating whether I like this or not. I'm mostly getting a strong lipstick/make-up bag scent up front, which dies down quickly enough into light baby powder and then a nice warm vanilla. I'm getting a hint of the pastry and cherry notes people have mentioned, but barely.

Jan
09
2016
noseyboysniffy
noseyboysniffy

I just got back home from pulling the trigger on a full bottle of Fève at my local Dior boutique! Hellz yeah!

Jan
05
2016
noseyboysniffy
noseyboysniffy

There's absolutely no connection with Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanile, I don't know why people are comparing it to TV, I am so glad it doesn't smell like TV. TV is a harsh bag of cinnamon and spices simmering in a dark vanilla infused tobacco stew and Fève Délicieuse is actually a WEARABLE, bright, floral, semi sweet, airy and deliciously perfect gourmand.

Dec
31
2015
Guest_Colin Maillard
Guest_Colin Maillard

I wouldn’t say that Fève Delicieuse (“delicious bean”, or in North-Center Italian slang, “delicious d*ck”) smells completely horrid, but it’s really almost there. It doesn’t really “smell Dior”, and surely not “Collection Privée”. Not that the rest of the line was breath-taking, but Fève is basically nothing different quality-wise and overall concept-wise from the cheapest Oriental-gourmand ranges of fragrances and grooming products sold in drugstores or supermarkets. Stuff like Italian brands I coloniali, or Tesori d’Oriente - but way below Les Nereides or L’Erbolario, to give you a rough idea of how cheap this is. Imagine that kind of stuff blended with some sort of clumsy imitative Mugler-esque kind of “allure”, sort of echoing some A*Men flankers but without that consistency and playfulness (and they cost half of this anyway).

Basically Fève Delicieuse is a thick, annoyingly flat and cloyingly artificial Oriental-gourmand candy of vanilla, amber, tonka, cedar, powdery-caramel and spicy notes tinged with a tame hint of smoke and some pleasant sort of earthy-vegetable suble nuances, which are quite nondescript but help in lowering the diabete-inducing ratio of sweetness and represent the only sparkle of interest in this disgraceful bucket of dullness. There is basically no evolution and no particular “twists”, just a sticky slap of melted toffee candies laying on your skin, decreasing in power as hours pass – thus becoming more pleasant. Sweetness is the main and most feature of Fève Delicieuse: mediocre, cheap, unrealistic, alienating sweetness, truly comparable with any low-brow drugstore gourmand scent for teenagers. I was not the most enthusiastic fan of the rest of the “Collection Privée” collection apart from Leather Oud, but still I clearly got a sense of decent quality, complexity and craft among the others – or at least, some efforts for that. To this extent Fève Delicieuse is an astonishing ugly duckling among them (minus the happy ending), since it smells not only cheap, but also completely uninspired, simplistic, tired, a more than generic “déja-vu” with a crazy price tag and no reasons to exist. If you’re a fan of The Office US, then I’m Michael and this is my Toby.

4,5/10

Dec
26
2015
Quim
Quim

After preliminary testing this reminds me of a slightly more feminine cherry version of Dior Homme Intense.

Dec
23
2015
ActiumG
ActiumG

Vanilla Chip Cherry Cookies, dries down to Cherry Bakewell Pastry, Yum !!!

Dec
14
2015
seekritdude
seekritdude

I was really hyped about this one, I like a lot of gourmand fragrances, and the frag community seems to love this one. Alas it was not meant to be, which perhaps is a good thing as I hate feeling like the urge to spend this money on something...

I see this compared to a lot of stuff and its all over the place what people seem to think it smells like, DHI, SDV, tonka imperial, TV, the list goes on..

Well its certainly very foody, and sweet. And it also has that sorta pasty, jam kinda food smell quality to it. Which im not a big fan of the pasty/jam sorta vibe. Maybe someones cooking some kinda pie or something, and theres some dry cherry paste on it, with some lingering cocoa powder dust in the air. With also a touch of a green element there. But saying that kinda makes it sound more interesting than I think it deserves. (although once it dries down it does smell better to me, but that being said this thing lasts a good while so..)

Anyway I guess to the people that liken this to something like DHI well I definitely agree its got a very dry kinda dusty part to it which the fragrance community tends to love. And to the people that compare it to tonka imperial well I dont get that so much but I do think it kinda reminds me of back to black(which reminds me of tonka imperial.. Hopefully that made sense). Might sound strange, as they dont smell the same but its got a vibe that reminds me of it sans the dry down of course.



Anyway I dunno,just to jammy, pasty, and dry and dusty for me. Dry down is nice for what it is though... But ya kinda lost on me, but I guess I can see why the frag community tends to love it as its just that kinda vibe that gets hyped for some reason. Performance wise projection wasnt crazy, but longevity is good. Compliment wise honestly I didnt get many compliments when ive tried this out. Compliments are random but honestly I got a fair share of you smell like a girl, or even the dreaded smells like something my grandma would wear. *shiver*

maybe just bad luck with that, but hey just being honest lol. Ill use the rest of my small decant but over all not worth the hype its gotten for me.

Dec
05
2015
amer1212
amer1212

"Fève Délicieuse"

The luck this days its to find something that wakes up the senses , the feelings , taking us to another place of beauty , safe & sensitivity , its like fall in love with someone sharing the same feelings like you !

Magical quite sweet opening delicate little complex , I find here in the mainly act of notes , cinnamon with little tobacco pipe mixed with tonka beans , cherry syrup & musky amberi-sh little sweet benzoin plays in the background .

I am not that fun of Dior house honestly its not my taste , but I find my self in this masterpiece near the another master work form this house "Eau Nior" which takes my attention .

"Fève Délicieuse" its maybe one of the most beautiful and delicate perfumes I tried in the last period , well balanced its so tasty , quality , refined , wearable , sexy.

one of the best from Dior thumbs up .


Piece of love & beauty .
10/10 .

Dec
02
2015
Jitterbug Perfume Lover
Jitterbug Perfume Lover

Wow, this knocked my socks off. It's a gourmand for true gourmand lovers and it makes my vanilla-loving heart happy.
Here in the US, the Girl Scouts sell cookies and my favorites are called "Samoas". They have a carmelized coconut filing with a layer of chocolate. That's what this fragrance smells like to me - it's like eating Samoas in Heaven. I get a warm caramel note and just a tad of chocolate.

Nov
17
2015
Houdini4
Houdini4

Let's get this straight, I think comparisons to lesser tonka bean fragrances are wrong because the designer, warm, vanillin base which serves as tonka beans is just not that accurate. Guerlain Ideal is a prime example of this...don't be fooled Dior have a quality scent here, yet again.
Feve Delicieuse is high quality both in terms of the tonka element and the vanilla opening up very sweet and I think possibly excluding those of us who don't have a sweet tooth and are not really gourmand fans.
Luckily, as it happens I am... and I absolutely loved this fragrance from the first sniff. I had perfume on at the time and subsequently got my girlfriend to put it on her skin and see how it went. Well chemistry does matter but really not that much in my opinion, so I interpret the smell on her to be what it would be on me.
I get a very warm, boozy, caramelized praline smell which is reminiscent of Amaretto, strange though because there's no almond just an effect coming from the tonka beans with a wonderful blend of that Guerlain double vanilla essence and a hint of cooca.
My girlfriend really didn't like this BTW it was far too sweet for her and I can see why although I thought she would begin to like it as it mellowed and dried down...but no ...still too sweet.
I'm pretty sold on this fragrance but I will need further testing to reach a conclusion...is it worth £165 for 125ml? That is in the eye of the beholder but it's certainly up there with top gourmands I've tried.

Update: Having worn this a couple of times now I can safely say the quality and performance are right up there. I've had a shower since yesterday and I can still faintly smell some vanilla goodness on my skin. As far as a sweet gourmand goes this is easily one of the best, It's reminiscent of that 'custard' vibe I get from the Guerlain L'Art et la Matiere line but this is even better performing generally.

Nov
11
2015
butterbean
butterbean

The OFFICIAL notes according to Dior website are ONLY the following:

CALABRIAN BERGAMOT
TONKA BEAN ABSOLUTE
MADAGASCAR VANILLA

Nov
09
2015
nsquared
nsquared

Really, really wanted to like this after all the praise that it is receiving. I love tonka and vanilla, but there are 2 things turning me off: one is the very medicinal opening, and the second is the "baby powder" accord. It just simply gets too powdery for me to enjoy.

UPDATE: I can't believe I'm saying this… But after a few more wearings I think I'm actually starting to love this. The powder is not as strong as I first remembered it. The cherry and praline notes are really fantastic.

Nov
02
2015
shushkin
shushkin

I have a good sized decant of this as there is no way I could afford the fb. Initially, in the first half hour I wasnt very impressed. It just smelt sweet, slightly spciey vanilla and pretty meh. The thing is something rather amazing then starts to happen. It sort of expands around you and your surrounded in a cloud of sweet spicey vanillary loveliness. Its definitely dominated by the tonka and vanilla with the caramel and cocao closely following on. There is a milky quality and yes, i get the leather and cherry. I'm sorry I didnt appreciate this fragrance the first time around. It is pretty delish but still too pricey. Oh well, its fun to smell like the wealthy for the day.

Oct
23
2015
Buysblind
Buysblind

A little Tobacco Vanille, a little Ambre Narguile, and just a touch of Dior Homme. At the same time, Feve Delicieuse is clearly its own scent and perhaps more refined and impressive than the others. It opens with a medicinal cherry note that reminded me very much of Sucrets throat lozenges, and almost induces a mild, anesthetic tingle. It's cool and numbing, a full-bodied cherry paired subtly with an icy menthol-like mint. This is a great beginning as far as I'm concerned, as there's almost something a little off-putting about it--or at the very least--unusual. It's the kind of addictive opening you're curious to experience again, and seems to become more satisfying each time . The cherry note fizzes alongside a bright, spicy aspect that could easily pass for cinnamon. While it's not a BIG cinnamon, it's nice and lively and has the kind of snappy bite I enjoy. It feels fresh.

Underneath the cherry and cinnamon, Feve Delicieuse possesses an excellent base built around Tonka Bean. Rich milky caramel notes and a buttery-soft glowing vanilla are subtle, marked by a lightly roasted nuance that serves as an accent to the overall flavor of the fragrance. Aspects of the heart resemble Tabac Rouge and by association, Tobacco Vanille, though here you can replace the tobacco note with tonka bean--sort of a sweeter, almond-y tobacco smell. Way in the background you can pick up on light, sweet floral notes.

This is Tonka done right-a sophisticated and meticulously crafted gourmand that's an absolute pleasure to smell; perfect for an intimate evening in or out. Projection is moderate--it sits closely but maintains a subtle presence. Longevity is 8 hours plus. Sold as part of Dior's Privee line, Feve Dellcieuse is an expensive fragrance but I believe the price is warranted in this instance. It smells great and there's no question of its quality or the skill of the perfumer who put it all together. Thumbs up. Highly Recommended.

Oct
13
2015
acidnbase
acidnbase

This is François Demachy's personalized representation of the Tonka Bean; a masterpiece that plays around the sweetness and bitterness of the note.. The name perfectly fits, this is truly a delectable concoction.. I would agree, it's one of the best (if not the best) gourmand scents ever created.. There's nothing to dislike about it! A must have!

Sep
28
2015
micavana
micavana

I go a sample of this yesterday and am wearing it today for the first time. I 100% agree with Snel Hest bellow me.

"It smells as if Guerlain Shalimar and Spiritueuse Double Vanille got a baby together, and that baby had a baby with Tom Fords Tobacco Vanille."

It is not a bad scent, but it don't knock my socks off. At that price point I would rather just buy Tobacco Vanille or Double Vanille.

Sep
13
2015
snel hest
snel hest

I just got a 3 ml sample of this today.

It smells as if Guerlain Shalimar and Spiritueuse Double Vanille got a baby together, and that baby had a baby with Tom Fords Tobacco Vanille.

Sweet, leathery and smokey. It's nice but I find it a little hard to wear for some reason. It's a little too much of everything for my taste. It's not bad, but please try before you buy.

Sep
10
2015
Mellyhelly
Mellyhelly

I like this one and might well wear it, especially in winter, if I could afford it. Not now. Anyway I like to spray it when I pass by a rare counter that carries it. All in all, many Diors in this line smells so much better than mainstream, but I have a doubt this is due to poor quality mainstream rather than sublime work here. Fève Délicieuse is mainly about feve tonka, of course, but it was mingled with too much caramel and sweet stuff, vaguely balanced by herbal notes. It is interesting to smell and wear, I'm not just sure that it deserves the high pricetag. I'm a long time admirer of Guerlain's way of doing tonka and I guess I'm a little spoiled, which is a bit silly of me, since all tonka now is made synthetical. Maybe a different way of blending? Anyway this one is a very pleasant, powdery sweet/herbal concoction that might well fulfill a desire for different, interesting and aromatic fragrance.
I wish I could take off caramel and praline out of this one, because it is really too much and don't allow other notes to develop graciously.
I smell it feminine, but could be unisex.
It's very longlasting and it lingers like a soft blanket on skin.
I'm grateful that perfumes' names don't get translated: that would have been quite embarassing in my language... but I'm probably a naughty oldie, LOL

Sep
10
2015
sameh
sameh

So , let me see Fève Délicieuse by Christian Dior has
vanilla, caramel, cocoa, pralines , my favorite sweets in life , so hell i wana smell it as i have from the same line Oud Ispahan & i love it.
P.S. Can hardly wait till it comes to egypt.

Sep
06
2015
farazg
farazg

In the same genre as scents like Tobacco Vanille and Pure Havanne but my God this is so exuberant and refined.

A sweet, rich and refined smell. I get a honey candle aroma with hints of praline but there's something in there that stops it from being too sweet which I can't quite put my finger on.

If you're looking for something classy that you can wear at night and to more formal events - this is perfect!

Recently I've been layering this with ADP Colnia Leather or a touch of Tuscan Leather and this just works so well!

Sep
02
2015
rickyrebarco
rickyrebarco

On my skin Feve opens with lavender, woods, mint and a bit of cacao with a good dose of resins in the background. I am not a huge benzoin fan but it is a nice backdrop here to the other notes and provides a good bass line for the rest of the fragrance. Feve smells herbalish and woody with a touch of tonka in the background for about an hour on my skin. I like these initial notes and find them very pleasant.

After about an hour, the tonka and vanilla start to take over and the scent reminds me a bit of Spiriteuse Double Vanilla, but not as deep or complex.
In the final drydown I get lovely vanilla and praline notes but the juice never turns gooey gourmandish on my skin at all. I can still smell the lovely lavender, benzoin and woods in the drydown balancing out any sweetness. I like this fragrance more each time I wear it. I originally thought I would not buy an FB, but I may change my mind.

Aug
02
2015
naipe
naipe

I agree this is not the typical gourmand scent, although the notes could suggest that it is a sugar bomb. In effect what makes the difference and gives seriousness and solid elegance to the fragrance is a smoky accord that approaches to roasted sugar or honey sporadically... actually it smells very close to a typical candy sold in festivals and fairs in Spain called "almendra garrapiñada", which is basically roasted almonds with sugar. It is delicious and worth a try but personally I would not like to smell myself like this although I consider that there would not be better fragrance for my home than it.

8/10

Jul
19
2015
Annica
Annica

What's not to love with this perfume? Absolutely delicious and beatiful fragrance with a gourmand feeling, without being too sweet.
Quality throughout. 10/10.

Jul
11
2015
edwardnr17
edwardnr17

I've seen it before, Dior!

It's very reminiscent of Brecourts farah, dolcelisir, ambre narguile.

Tiny bit disappointed, nice scent but doesn't really "fill a need" in my wardrobe. This isn't a sugary gourmand, very balsamic/bit powdery

Jun
27
2015
diondra
diondra

I get mostly a combination of cinnamon buns and random bath bombs from Lush. I don't consider this a gourmand but rather an sweet aromatic and slightly smoky (balsamic?) fragrance. It's a bit more masculine than I would like it to be and I'd rather see this on a guy than myself.

Jun
26
2015
Bloodlust
Bloodlust

At first sniff, Feve Delicieuse smells like any other vanilla-tonka-perfumed thing - something along the lines of VC&A's "Midnight in Paris". Very clearly unisex, mildly spicy, a bit sweet, but all a jumble, and fairly unimpressive!

Once you're a few minutes into the drydown, and the fragrance can settle - the different gourmand nuances come together, and the uncomfortable "perfumed" aspect fades away! The result is something gourmand, but dry. Sweet, which gives a syrupy impression - and spicy, giving a somewhat leathery/woody impression! The caramel in this is gorgeous, and when combined with the wood & tonka, there's no chance of coming out smelling like a cupcake!

Such a comforting, dry & warm dry-down; Perfect for cooler weather, and easily suited for man, woman, or anyone in between! Not a gourmand-bomb of vanilla cookies & chocolate sprinkles, this has a lot of depth and feeling, all different types of contradicting textures, and a zen attitude. Sillage & longevity are impressive, which only helps this fragrance win me over! I had this on my skin for 24 hours, and it just gets better with time; Divine! I almost didn't want to fall in love with this one, as I have enough gourmands in my collection... but this stands out from the pack.

Feve Delicieuse feels like the mellowed out concoction of Cologne of the Missions, Tobacco Vanille & Midnight in Paris. If the atmosphere of any of these suit you, definitely don't pass up a chance to try Feve Delicieuse!

Jun
19
2015
Fábio Condé
Fábio Condé

The name matches this legitimate gourmand.
Feve opens with an original, intense and very nice tonka, from the beginning to the end, and within, together appears the bitter touch through almond and becomes especially sweet and tasty, has nuances of Tonka Imperiale but on my nose has a little inferior quality.
Accompanies such an intense aroma cinnamon or caramel as in description, a means of dessert air and behind my head appears something of Ambre Narguile, kind of cherry mixed together, but less balanced and even much more gourmand.
Drying, the vanilla comforts all the fragrance, giving more flavor and ending this delicious perfume, appears a shy chord of leather, very interesting and well done, but nothing groundbreaking to me.


Rating: 8,5-9/10

Jun
15
2015
josevancouver
josevancouver

I picked up a bottle of this a week ago. After a few wearings, here are my first impressions (always subject to change):

- not as heavy or as sweet as other fragrances I have owned or worn. Somewhat of a lighter gourmand scent. Don't agree this is that similar to Guerlain Ideal (which I owned) as I don't believe it is as heavy or as sweet. I do understand the comparison though. This one is better done.

- Very nice tonka/vanilla notes...don't get as much caramel, but need to wear this more.

Summary - I like this (don't love it yet). I like DHI better (if you want comparisons) as a cold weather scent. I think this is a Fall scent....not sure about winter. I think it is a quality scent from Dior. In the end, I prefer Bois D'argent to this....I think I like this more than Ambre Nuit.

May
26
2015
khosro.zk
khosro.zk

I love Dior Leather Oud, Oud Ispahan, Ambre Nuit, DH family and Fahrenheit, but this one is too sweet...... It smells like Guerlain L'Homme Ideal. It performs also similar to it. It also reminds me of 1 million.

Not for me

May
24
2015
Liquidasset77
Liquidasset77

Very elegant and refined yet with an edge.Gourmand yet boozy with bitter sweetness.
You will pick up vanilla, tonka bean, hits of caramel and cinnamon spice. Very masculine, more than I expected which for me is a celebration. I've even picked up a boozy Scotch accord. Similar in the way Dior Homme Intense or Valentino Uomo pull you in.
A scent which casts a spell and guarantees to stay in your memory. Carnal by nature and delicate in essence, it produces something of a tiny miracle: caressing the senses and relaxing the body, making it as easy as breathing for the skin to smell good.

May
21
2015
lilalina
lilalina

Wow! This is very strong! The opening is a little spicy, a lot of tonka and caramelised wood with a sprinkle of cinnamon.. Definitely something to wear during winter, ultimate comfort scent!

May
13
2015
ilsagold
ilsagold

Without tonka bean and caramel notes this could have been less sweet and unisex. Still curious to smell the meeting of vanilla and cacao under Dior flag.

May
08
2015
Sharks
Sharks

This started off a bit scary and mentholated to me. Then the chocolate proceeded to enter and this felt almost like an homage to DH or DHI. It settles as a lovely tonka/vanilla with a hint of cinnamon and caramel. It does veer a bit masculine IMO. Also this may be sacrilegious, but it reminds me a bit of Madonna Truth or Dare Naked!

May
01
2015
Vanessa Dunlap
Vanessa Dunlap

deadidol's review is superb and I agree 100%. This is a gorgeous boozy smoky dry vanilla with a splash of something at the very beginning that reminds me of anise. Unisex, but I think better served to be worn by men. If a man walked by me and he was wearing this, I'd scoop him up into a liqueur glass and drink him up!

Apr
26
2015
DHIguy99
DHIguy99

Just got this in the mail via a split. Upon the opening this smells a lot like DHI where the vanilla and chocolate are dominant. About an hour in is where the caramel and tonka bean play a nice part. Smells great and you can smell the great quality. Christian Dior has once again out out a wonderful fragrance. This is going to be a night out scent for me in the very near future. A true gourmand lovers paradise.

Apr
15
2015
Mr.T1
Mr.T1

I agree with both of Sezyvex, and deadidol. Generally speaking I also don't like La privee collection from Dior. The only three that make sense to me is Gris, Isphan, and Mitzah. The last one is being discontinued. Regarding the new one ( feve delicious) it is too sweet, and I think it is very hard for a man to wear it. Today I received a sample from Las Vegas Dior for the new one, and I would say even though I like vanilla, this perfume went far away from being a gift to some of my family members. In other words, I really don't like this perfume at all.
Thanks for reading!

Apr
14
2015
deadidol
deadidol

Disclaimer: Generally speaking, I dislike like the Dior Privee line and I also dislike gourmand, dry vanilla perfumes. Contrary to popular opinion, I consider scents like Tobacco Vanille to be a crime against the senses. This, however, is very good.

There’s a fresh, herbal-citrus kind of note at the top that establishes a tone of refinement by briefly hearkening back to more traditional styles of perfume. It gives the scent an aerated crispness, but it’s a subtle effect rather than appearing as a defined, prominent citrus. This opening has a slight herbal, almost cedar-like texture to it but it veers green and even a tad grassy / leafy. Within minutes, it blooms into the tonka / vanilla core — an intricate, gradual maneuver that seems meticulously timed. The gourmand aspects are perfectly handled — they’re barely sweet and there’s nothing even remotely cloying about them. The scent smells vanillic, but nutty and crisp at the same time. At no point does it read as overly foody, maintaining instead a more organic, stem-like effect with a slight smokiness to it. It’s surprisingly elegant for a genre that tends to pound the wearer into sugary submission.

Make no bones about it, it’s definitely a vanilla scent, but it’s surprising how Dior had wrangled this away from the kind of traps that this style tends to fall into. It’s not sickly at all — it’s not foody; it’s not cloying; and it keeps from smelling like a cheap candle. This is far more versatile than I expected it to be, and, although it becomes quite linear after the opening sequence (it sits close to the skin as well), there’s a good amount of depth packed into it. I’ll probably return to this review after I’ve spent more time with the scent, but for a gourmand-hater such as myself, this one’s surprising. A green, crisp, ventilated take on an otherwise claustrophobic genre that doesn't smash you over the head.

Apr
11
2015
Michael1962
Michael1962

I cant wait to try this and I agree with a previous comment but since I live in Australia it sounds perfect for autumn/winter.

Apr
11
2015
Mr.T1
Mr.T1

Hi everyone. By the way guys, if you are interested in having or buying this perfume, you would be able to buy it from Dior botique at Las Vegas. Their phone number is 7027341183. I just ordered one!

Apr
11
2015
Sanjar
Sanjar

Dior has outdone themselves again! La Collection takes a visit to gourmand land with a syrupy sweet concoction that envelops you with a heavy dose of vanilla and caramel. This is a top notch scent all the way , it's a true luxury gourmand that will certainly thrill gourmand afficienados.

Apr
07
2015
bet85
bet85

Looking at the notes, it could be a good contender against Hermes Ambre Narguile. Cant wait to sniff..

Apr
07
2015
Redfa
Redfa

Shut up and take my money!!!

Mar
13
2015
armaniboy
armaniboy

@dremerick : Fragrantica is one of the best(not to mention the best)most accurate websites-blogs dedicated to fragrance.The most open,fun and interesting one.very generous too,when it comes to giving out samples-special promotional stuff.I hope you do understand that hundreds of people that work in the beauty/fragrance industry do get and have to try things before they are launched.Once again stay tuned!Dior is gonna kick some @$$ again this year. :)

Mar
04
2015
armaniboy
armaniboy

Having tried this a couple of months ago-the way I remember it,it's a beautiful rich,warm,summer-exotic fragrance.Nothing fresh or sporty.elegant warm and somehow sunny.It reminded me strongly of coconut mixed with tonka. sweet,sensual and alluring.A colleague of mine said it was more "Arabic" smelling but to me it isn't .Stay tuned ladies and gents.

Mar
04
2015
freddiefingers
freddiefingers

My greatest wish is for those who rush to vote on Notes,Sillage and Longevity to show some love and respect and make the mere mortals of us here get an insight into the scent.
We know some get to test it beforehand and it will be nice of them to share their opinions with us.After all as we say in England,we are all in this together.

As Peta22 has said the notes clearly indicate we are looking at a winter wonderscent here and will sure last but what does it smell like??

Mar
03
2015
Peta22
Peta22

Sounds perfect for winter.... Can't wait to get my hands on a bottle!!

Mar
03
2015

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