The summer is quickly winding down. However, since I received a whole lot of new samples, some of these scents are going to be made for the warmer months of the year. One of these colognes is Fan di Fendi Acqua by Fendi. It is a fragrance that sets out to capture the spirit of the Mediterranean Sea, much like Acqua di Gio Profumo. The Fendi scent is a different type of fragrance from that Armani entry, even if they share the citrus aroma provided by bergamot. In this post, I want to give my impression on how this cologne smells, how it performs, when it should be worn, and whether or not it is worth a purchase.
Notes include: bergamot, peppercorn, cedar, lavender, sea notes, pink pepper, musk, leather
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The opening of Acqua is a blend of cedar and the marine notes that give the cologne its aquatic vibe. It’s a departure from other citrus laced colognes that open with an initial blast of lemon. While you can definitely smell that bergamot and Italian lemon here, they aren’t overwhelming. I’d say that Fan di Fendi Acqua is very clean and fresh, especially once it settles in. There is a leather note that reminds me a lot of the one found in 1 Million. Now, they aren’t even remotely the same kind of scent but that smoothness is present. There is also a faint spiciness and warmth provided by the peppercorn, pink pepper, and musk notes. I think that this gives the scent a bit more depth and really anchors the cologne. So, what you’re going to get with this fragrance is a very fresh, smooth, and warm woodsy/aquatic with supporting citrus notes.
Projection wise, Fan di Fendi Acqua is moderate. It is a softer type of cologne that won’t choke you out or envelope the room, it’s quite a safe bet. I do, however, get very good longevity out of this fragrance. A few sprays and it comes through for the rest of the day, this is one of the bigger selling points. This is a fragrance built for warmer weather, so, spring and summertime.
Overall, is this a buy? Yes, if you get it at a good price. It isn’t an unbelievable scent by any means but it is a very good one that performs well. It can seem quite generic at times but it is an interesting scent to me in the aquatic category. You get a very clean and good smelling fragrance that lasts for a long time and works in the heat. I like it a lot as a casual summer scent.