Hot on the heels of the new Fan di FENDI men's fragrance, we have this new aquatic take. This fresh and aromatic fragrance, Fan di FENDI Pour Homme Acqua, has been developed by François Demachy, Director of Olfactory Development at LVMH Fragrances, in collaboration with the perfumers Delphine Lebeau-Krowiak and Benoist Lapouza.
Left - Blue has replaced the yellow in the new Fan Di Fendi fragrance
The fresh Italian notes in the Fan di FENDI Pour Homme have been boosted with lavender, bergamot and lemon. The aromatic heart beats to the rhythm of virile sage, pink peppercorn from Reunion Island and cardamom. Musk teams with cedar wood in the background for a fresh-woody scent.
TheChicGeek says "This has a burst of fresh, as you would expect in an 'acqua' fragrance, but with a dry-down very similar to the original Fan Di FENDI. The warm, woody base is still there, but layered with a refreshing and summery hit."
FAN DI FENDI POUR HOMME ACQUA - 100ml - £58.50
Exclusive to Harrods
Below - Mark Ronson getting ready to take a dip
We thought we'd combine Milan and Paris men's fashion weeks as many trends crossed over. Here's what stood out for TheChicGeek:
THE SMOCK - PEASANTS' REVOLT
Maybe it's the turmoil of the european economies or our waining power in the world, but it was a return to simple peasant smock.
From Left - Dolce & Gabbana, Vivienne Westwood, Fendi
This boy scout was prepared for most things and not doubt has the budget to get himself out of any trouble.
From Left - Louis Vuitton, Moschino, D Squared
Tomas Maier drew the details on at Bottega Veneta.
From Left - Both Bottega Veneta
TUCK 'EM IN
Long shirts hang out, short ones get tucked in. The new way to wear it. Now swing your pants!
From Left - Prada, Dolce & Gabbana
Get the kitchen sink and everything else in these enlarged accessories.
From Left - Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci
CASH 4 BLING
All that glitters isn't necessarily the best taste, but it's certainly fun.
From Left - Acne, Costume National, Moschino
The new trouser is one part runner, one part obscene!
From Left - Etro, Gucci
So SS14 is all about the breast pocket, just make sure it contains something important. From Left - Fendi, Valentino
Prada says jump, we say 'how high'. Think a moody Wicked Game video.
From Left - Both Prada
CHICGEEK RANDOMS - Just some random fashion loveliness we like from Spring/Summer 2014.
Left - Balmain Shoes
Left - Carven textured suit
Below Left - Dries Van Noten's Flowers
Below - Louis Vuitton's 50s font
Alter ego of the women’s fragrance with its striking and iconic double F design, the new Fan di FENDI Pour Homme fragrance is said to be 'the male version of the “IT fragrance”, the embodiment of Italian-style and charm'.
Condensed into a block of graphic and singular glass, the bottle is a contrast of materials, glass and Surlyn plastic, enhanced by Fendi’s iconic colours, yellow and grey.
Left - The Fan di FENDI Pour Homme bottle with signature double Fs cutout in plastic
The fragrance is a modern and fresh woody aromatic. It has been developed by François Demachy, Director for the development of olfactory perfumes at LVMH in collaboration with the perfumers Delphine Lebeau and Benoist Lapouza. The top notes feature a bracing freshness of tangerine from Sicily, generously accompanied by bergamot from Calabria. A fresh and aromatic top note with basil sets the tone. The heart beats with spicy rose hips and cardamom, with geranium before melting into the powerful woody tonalities of cedar from Texas. The base shows itself in the sensual, oriental depths of a light leather accord revealed by the power of tonka bean and patchouli.
The face of the fragrance is Mark Ronson. This English musician, composer and producer, who shares his time between London and New York, grew up in a family of musicians and artists. At 36, he has established himself as one of the music world’s most sought after personalities and is considered as a contemporary artist and fashion icon. Mark Ronson is universally recognised for his work with Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, Adele or Duran Duran amongst many others but also for his solo work.
Right - Mark Ronson demonstrating the effect Fan di FENDI has on supermodels!
TheChicGeek says "This is one of our favourites so far this year. The metallic tonka bean is warmed with the leather and wood and made lighter with the citrus top notes. This is a soft fragrance that doesn't shout it's masculinity and therefore smells more sophisticated for it. It would work on any age group."
Fan di FENDI Pour Homme - 50 ML - £42
Exclusive to Harrods
Nationwide from May 2013
The second stop on the menswear circuit, Milan threw up its usual mix of the predicted and the new. What was coming through was sandals and socks - this raises it head every couple of years - sporty running shoes with smart clothes, anything shiny - Magpie Chic! - busy prints all put together and walking Pop Art.
Top shows were Prada who went back to its minimal best, Burberry Prorsum which is the men's trend setter and Salvatore Ferragamo who gave us a bold and smiley collection of colour. Here are all TheChicGeek's favourite looks from Milan:
Left - Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2013
Left - Prada Spring/Summer 2013
Far Left - Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2013
Left - Salvatore Ferragamo Spring/Summer 2013
Far Left - Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2013
Left - Fendi Spring/Summer 2013
Far Left - Moncler Gamme Bleu Spring/Summer 2013
Left - Moschino Spring/Summer 2013
TheChicGeek's Top Looks from London Collections:Men - Click here
See TheChicGeek's Paris SS 13 Scrapbook - Click here