Quimbaya Femme is essentially a nice fruity floral that isnít anything special. Except for the under utilized black current in the opening, itís too safe a fragrance: Nothing stands out very much, the blending is uninspired, and it is neither forceful nor transparent and exists in a rather boring in between state. Quimbaya Femme is certainly less daring than Quimbaya HommeóHomme actively pushes toward niche qualities with its ingredients and structure, and it has a very good light wood drydown and good longevity. Femme is simply a nice fruity floralóone of many and average in every way. But itís nice.
15th October, 2006 (last edited: 09th March, 2008)
Notes: tangerine, blackcurrant, pear, mango, magnolia, jasmine, mimosa, violet.
Compared to the excellent citrusy-spicy Quimbaya homme, Quimbaya femme comes off as a bit uninspired and lacking in depth.
Quimbaya opens with decent notes of tangerine and blackcurrants - however, they are very shortlived. Soon, the middle notes show up. Mango and pear dominate...especially the mango. The mango note is the heart of this fragrance, and it smells nice. A flowery base is a nice change of pace from the usual sandalwood/vetiver/musk combo, and further solidifies this as a fruity floral offering. Longevity is lacking though.
Quimbaya femme is a fruity floral offering which comes off as a poor womans' Spring Flower. Athough its a pleasant fragrance, it lacks the excellence of its mens counterpart.
Quimbaya Femme is a pleasant, fruity floral, but I didn't think it was anything special. I mainly detect mango and pear to begin with followed by
a powdery touch of violet and hints of other flowers (mimosa, jasmine and magnolia apparently). There is certainly nothing to dislike about this one, but I like a perfume with a bit more personality.