I must be the only person on the planet that hates this bottle. The top of it looks like a weapon; you could injure yourself with that thing. It just reminds me of a cheapie novelty gift one would buy at Walt Disney World…Tinkerbelle from Peter Pan…that’s what it makes me think of. I like Lolita Lempicka’s enchanting little bottles, but this one just doesn’t do it for me. It seems gaudy not classy.
Féerie is described as a woody floral with violet as the predominant note developed by perfumer Antoine Maisondieu.
Top: violet, red berries (black currant), Italian mandarin;
Heart: Bulgarian rose and Egyptian jasmine;
Base: iris butter and vetiver.
Van Cleef & Arpels lists the notes as:
It opens exactly as the top notes are written, in that exact order. I smelled sweet violet, then berries then citrus. It remained a “berry sweet violet” on me for awhile, perhaps a full hour. Someone who loves sweet violets will love this. As you might imagine, it’s very girly and makes me think of springtime. I waited for many hours and never did smell the supposed “woodsy” quality. After the dry down it became a bit less sweet and perhaps I could smell a smidgen of iris if I really really focused but had I not known what the notes were, I would have simply thought it was violets and berries.
In a nutshell, Féerie is a pretty and sweet violet fragrance. It’s basically Creed Love in Black minus the edginess. Féerie is an easily worn and very mainstream fragrance.