Sweet. Old fashioned (a good word in my personal dictionary). Opulent. Persistent.
Floral, creamy and indolic.
Fantasia de Fleurs is classically beautiful. Jasmine and violet are the first notes I detect. Then rose emerges (not a fresh rose, mind you!) and some 15 or 20 minutes after that, the animalic notes of amber gris and musk emerge lending it an enchanting depth.
This is clearly a child from the 1980's. I would like to know what the original version (if there ever was one) smelled like.
If you enjoy wearing Beautiful and Joy, give this a try.
02nd January, 2011 (last edited: 20th September, 2011)
Rose and jasmine in the opening – nicely presented – plus a strong animalic note – possibly civet; or maybe the animalism comes from the indolic emanations of the potent jasmine; or it could be a potent musk note. Regardless, Fantasia de Fleurs opens strongly and sweetly floral and the bouquet increases it as it an iris note is added. The heart accord is followed by a typical Creed drydown of musk and ambergris, and it is pleasant and smooth as most Creed dry downs are. Some other reviews mention “fresh.” I don’t get “fresh,” but that could merely be my oversensitivity to the heaviness of the rose note. I can believe this fragrance is a classic: It has presence without being overdone … OK, maybe the animalic note is a tiny bit overdone, but I wouldn't complain about that.
Still, in all, I don’t find Fantasia de Fleurs very complex or even very interesting. It is flawlessly assembled. I rather enjoy it and there is nothing about it that I dislike, but there is nothing that holds my interest…
Another nice floral done by Creed. Perhaps not my favorite scent on a female by the house of Creed but definitely is up there. Creed almost always does well with their florals. Nice work!!
30th April, 2010 (last edited: 20th May, 2010)
All I can come up with for a list of notes for this is rose, iris, and ambergris. However, I find it to be an over-the-top sweet, deep floral with animalic notes. At any rate, it is an exceedingly over-the-top floral on the order of bathroom spay. My apologies to the many who find it charming. It certainly isn't subtle.
20th September, 2008 (last edited: 06th March, 2014)
I tried this on a whim after reading some reviews. It opened for me as something akin to walking into a dense flower garden on a hot day, heady and lush. A small sample on my wrist seemed to hang delightfully in the air. After a short time it dries down to something softer and rich yet still maintains the lightness of its flowers. After a few hours, it still held its allure and even seemed to possess a deeper smoothness, which lasted throughout the day. Absolutely timeless and a must have.