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Theorema (1998)
by Fendi

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Theorema information

Year of Launch1998
GenderFeminine
AvailabilityDiscontinued
Average Rating
(based on 175 votes)

People and companies

HouseFendi
PerfumerChristine Nagel
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton
Parent Company at launchElf Aquitaine > Sanofi Beauté > Florbath

About Theorema

Theorema is a feminine perfume by Fendi. The scent was launched in 1998 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Christine Nagel

Theorema fragrance notes

Reviews of Theorema

Theorema opens with a powerful spicy accord, Oriental and sweet, with dusty and exotic notes of cumin, resins (olibanum too?), cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, all supported by woods – I get sandalwood and cedar – and softened by a graceful, light floral breeze with a sprinkle of citrus and neroli, providing an irresistible fruity-warm feel to an otherwise quite pungent blend. A totally modern opening for a scent which could have been released last week; Theorema has a sophisticated, bright sort of “thin” substance and transparency, which is quite typical of many contemporary scents, yet not smelling plain or cheap: all ingredients smell terribly sharp, high-quality and vibrant, it’s just that most of them are, say, “high-pitched” notes (spices, citrus) and this creates a sort of light transparency, yet dense and bold. The unsurpassed beauty of this scent lies in the incredible class with which Nagel composed it: the spicy structure is perfectly counter-balanced by the watercolor sweetness of flowers, all darkened with a gentle shade of woods. All is discreet, simple, almost “geometrical”, clean and incredibly sharp, clear and bright. Radiant, refined, a joy to wear and to discover, civilized enough to please also non-lovers of resinous-spicy scents (I’m one of them). Elegant sillage, decent persistence, totally unisex. Far superior to its masculine companion, by the way.

8,5-9/10
11th November, 2014
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United Kingdom
A citrus-floral combination, mainly orange and jasmine, opens this one, the floral seeing a rose note emerge with ylang-ylang and a mildly spicy note added in the drydown. On my skin the prominent component now is a delicious cinnamon, creamy, rich but never heavy and very well balanced; it gives the whole composition a soft and creamy vibe. The base sees a whiff of amber over woodsy notes mainly, and for the last hours this is on me a skin scent. This is to my the drawback of Theorema: poor silage and projection to a disappointing extent, with a good longevity of seven hours though, but whilst this is not an attention-getter, on the other hand this restraint makes is an ideal cool-weather office scent that is never intrusive. 3/5
24th August, 2014
Mugler's Angel - take two.

It is very berry, just like Angel. It does try to do a variation by adding a creamy vanilla based benzoin dry down, but it still remains a rip off of an original. I would not classify this as an oriental, but a gourmand fruit.

According to Barbara Herman the notes are:

Top: Citrus, Orange Blossom, Nutmeg, Pepper, Cardamom, Rosewood, Rose Hips
Middle: Jasmine, Rose, Osmanthus, Ylang-Ylang, Cinnamon, Spices
Base: Benzoin, Guaiac Wood, Sandalwood, Amber, Patchouli

She finds all manner of notes in this: peppery, smoky, dirty edge, leather, earth, but I can't get past its utter resemblance to Angel. Hence, the neutral review.

Nice on its own, but a rip-off, nonetheless.
18th June, 2014
This fragrance, together with a bunch of others such as Nu EDP, Envy, Rush, Envy For Men, several Donna Karan*s* (to name only a few among the most *recent* ones), are the reason why around *twothousandandsomething* I've lost most of the interest in designers compositions. If I think about what designers have meant to fragrance in the past, I struggle to understand all these recent trends in mass market perfumery.

Theorema is not simply gorgeous, it would actually put on shame 90% of today's niche offerings. Responsible of fragrances such as Eau De Cartier, Narcisso Rodriguez For Her, Archives 69, a bunch of Jo Malones, Guerlains and Muglers, this is Christine Nagel in full effect. A thick spicy-oriental loaded with cardamom, pepper and nutmeg built around a resiny-ambery base and loads of smooth / warm woods. Fantastic juxtaposition provided by the citrusy opening which is probably one of the most long lasting lemon notes ever. Extremely complex, incredibly radiant and unbelievably long lasting. Mandatory.


01st November, 2013
A masterpiece.

This fragrance, together with a bunch of others such as Nu EDP, Envy, Rush, Envy For Men, several Donna Karan*s* (to name only a few among the most *recent* ones), are the reason why around *twothousandandsomething* I've lost most of the interest in designers compositions. If I think about what designers have meant to fragrance in the past, I struggle to understand all these recent trends in mass market perfumery.
Theorema is not simply gorgeous, it would actually put on shame 90% of today's niche offerings. Responsible of fragrances such as Eau De Cartier, Narcisso Rodriguez For Her, Archives 69, a bunch of Jo Malones, Guerlains and Muglers, this is Christine Nagel in full effect. A thick spicy-oriental loaded with cardamom, pepper and nutmeg built around a resiny-ambery base and loads of smooth / warm woods. Fantastic juxtaposition provided by the citrusy opening which is probably one of the most long lasting lemon notes ever. Extremely complex, incredibly radiant and unbelievably long lasting. Mandatory.
29th June, 2013
I love you Theorema in all of your creamy, glorious spiciness..... alas, I am feeling unsatisfied. Our visits, though intense, are so very brief. I am jealous and envious of the others you choose to spend more time with. I can no longer live like this and must sadly bring our affair to an inevitable close.... sigh.....
18th March, 2013

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