SotD: F by Ferragamo pour Homme Free Time

The Free Time flanker of F by Ferragamo pour Homme certainly has the distinction of having unique listed notes compared to the rest of the line. However, this one is even more transparent than the others, whereas that Tonka note in Black sticks to the skin, there is nothing in Free Time except airy wiffs passing by.

This is actually Day 3 consecutively with this one because I keep forgetting that I’m wearing it, but the moments when I do it’s very enjoyable, possibly the best of the series. Also, at least for me probably the most difficult to pick out individual notes (though I suspect that may have something to do with forgetting to smell it). The signature pepper has been dialed down some but with a bit of imagination, I can still perceive the family relationship.

I suspect that I will be putting this aside for when the warmer weather comes back, where it will be an easy reach beside Tommy Bahama Set Sail St Barts.

Notes: Lemon, Ginger / Pink pepper, Cardamom, White cedar / Musk, Vetiver

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SotD: F by Ferragamo pour Homme Black

Compared to the original F by Ferragamo pour Homme, the Black edition seems to have more presence without deviating too far from the original.

The addition of coriander adds a nice fullness to the spicy pepper heart and the tonka brings a sweetness and heaviness throughout. This one still has that harsh opening moment from the original and potentially deceptive structure where it seems to disappear on the skin but still has projection. The tonka, in particular, seems to help keep something going on near the skin and does lend more of a “going out after work” vibe vs the originals perhaps more “sitting at my desk” tone.

Notes: Lavender, Apple? / Black Pepper, Coriander / Labdanum, Tonka

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SotD: F by Ferragamo Pour Homme

I’ve been wearing F by Ferragamo pour Homme diligently for a few days now, and still can’t decide if it’s great or merely good. But I think I know why now…

A few reviews on Fragrantica seem to perceive a link to Terre d’Hermes that is a bit contentious and doesn’t come through in the notes. Likewise, several reviewers mention that it projects well and is more noticeable by others than by the wearer. Together that makes me think that there is a hefty dose of Iso E Super or one of its non-IFF analogs.

In the end, F is pleasant, clean and subtle with just enough edge from the pepper notes to have a unique-ish character. Next, I’ll probably move on to the flankers 🙂

Notes: Lavender, Apple / Black Pepper / Labdanum, Leather?, Amber?


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