Friday, 20 June 2014

Fan di Fendi? Oh yes, I'm definitely a fan!





Before we look at this gem of a scent, Fan di Fendi Eau Fraiche that I've been wearing religiously for the past week, which is a bit of a record for me I thought I would talk a little bit about today since it's one of the most important and popular holidays of the year in Sweden, it is - Midsummer's Eve! Originally it's a pagan fertility celebration of the summer solstice, but today we celebrate it more because it's the official start to summer and we have the the shortest nights of the year, where in some parts of the country you can still see the sun at midnight - an incredibly beautiful sight. At Midsummer the whole country stops, cities and towns are empty as a lot of people go to the countryside or the coast to join in the celebrations, which might seem a little bit "exotic" if you haven't seen them before - just ask Him Indoors about his first encounter with Midsummer, but to sum it up it's all about lots of food, dancing and drinking. When I was a child we would always start the day with picking wild flowers to make a wreath for my hair, and also because according to tradition girls who haven't yet found their other half, should put seven different wild flowers under their pillow, and they'll dream of their future husband - sweet isn't it, and I seem to remember ruining many pillow cases that way... There's also always the equivalent of a May pole with flowers and leaves, that we dance around and you'll see people dressed up in traditional clothing from the different Swedish counties, and this is when the infamous "frog dance" takes place. Having worked up an appetite, there's usually a feast of traditional Midsummer food; pickled herring in lots of different sauces, sour cream, chives, new potatoes, dill and strawberries. Midsummer's Eve is usually a great relaxing day with your friends and family and if I've made you curious about this well loved Swedish tradition or the "frog dance", you should have a look at this short and hilarious You Tube video.

 
 Traditional Midsummer's Eve celebrations
Midnight Sun 

A fragrance which for me perfectly captures Midsummer is the beautiful Fan Di Fendi Eau Fraiche EdT (£32.75). Before I got the Eau Fraiche I had tried many of Fendi's previous scents, but none of them were right for me, and with their spicy, balsamic wooden notes I found them quite heavy and to be honest - a bit old fashioned. But when I first tested Fan di Fendi Eau Fraiche I was totally surprised at how different it was from the others and I was immediately completely hooked. The scent comes in a stylish and minimalist chic bottle with the classic Fendi logo at the front in a light green color, hinting to its fresh and harmonious character. It's a gorgeously well balanced blend of feminine sensual white flowers including jasmine, zesty fresh citrus and bergamot, green tea, soft orange blossom, and a warm but not overwhelming hint of cardamom.  
Fan di Fendi Eau Fraiche is a gorgeously well balanced blend of feminine sensual white flowers including jasmine, zesty fresh citrus and bergamot, green tea, soft orange blossom, and a warm but not overwhelming hint of cardamom. It's a very unexpected, contemporary scent and on a hot summer day, its airy greenness is a perfect cooling and comforting scent that is also very refined and graceful. I absolutely adore this scent and am so glad that I decided to test it, despite my previous experience of Fendi fragrances and now I definitely call myself a Fan! It's not always easy to get hold of Fendi scents and I actually bought mine at duty free early this year, but you can find Fendi in Harrods and online at Allbeauty.com where they also offer free UK delivery. Although I only have a small May pole for the table and we won't actually be doing any silly dancing, I've got the food and drink all planned and smelling sweetly I'm off to start celebrating Midsummer. Have a Glad midsommar - Happy Midsummer everyone! Xx

30 comments:

  1. What a lovely tradition! I'd like to take part in this kind of celebration:) And once again a beautiful photo of the perfume!
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    1. Thank you so much Dagmara, it's definitely one of the highlights of the year :o). Xx

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    2. That's really an amazing tradition indeed!
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    3. Thank you so much - we had a great evening :o) Xx

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  2. beautiful post and a nice tradition
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    1. Thank you very much - and have a wonderful weekend :o) Xx

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  3. What a gorgeous fragrance! I need to try it out. Some of my friends are actually on holidays celebrating Midsummer's Eve, it sounds amazing, definitely something I'd love to experience one day! xxx

    Angela | The Sunday Chapter

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    1. It's so different from the other Fendi ones and it's been just perfect for these hot days we've had lately :o) Xx

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  4. I will check out the scent. Omg the video is so funny. I can't believe it's like that! Do you have to dance the little frog? Hahaha :D

    xx Mira

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    1. I'm so happy you watched it!!!!! It's exactly like that - although we usually save the frog dance for the kids and people who've never seen or done it before... like husbands and unsuspecting friends :o)! Have a great Midsummer's Eve! Xx

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  5. I had a change to celebrate Swedish Midsummer Eve last year with my Swedish girlfriend and we also celebrate it in Estonia, but later :) Love the sound of the fragrance! xo's

    Laura
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    1. It's so fresh and not at all what I expected from Fendi, so I'm very glad I decided to give it a go :o) Xx

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  6. Lovely post !xxKind of in love with your blog!
    Keep in touch xoxo

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    1. Thank you so SO Much, that's such a lovely thing to hear - really brightened my day :o) Xx

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  7. Never heard of this perfume but definitely interested to give it a little go!!

    Laura xx

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  8. This sounds like a beautiful fragrance! I'll have to have a sniff the next time I'm at the fragrance counter.

    xoxo Lauren | Will Sing For Makeup

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    1. It's always so much fun to discover new scents! :o) Xx

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  9. I haven't been in the fragrance section in ages I think I am missing out haha!
    This sounds fabulous you have made me want to go shopping now :P
    Have a great weekend!
    xo Holly xo

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    1. Thank you so much Holly, hope you've had a great one :o) Xx

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  10. Great post! This perfume is perfect!
    Happy weekend dear!

    XX
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    1. Thank you very much, hope you've had great sunny weather :o) Xx

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  11. This sounds like a wonderfully fresh perfume perfect for midsummer. I will have to have a smell of this when in Harrods. The bottle is pretty too Lucy x

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    1. I like it too - it's so sleek and minimalist :o) Xx

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  12. What a lovely tradition! I love the photo of the sunset, stunning! We don't do anything here to celebrate summer.

    Corinne x
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    1. It's quite something to see the sun at midnight :o) Xx

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  13. That sunset!! And I can't wait to try the perfume!

    Dannon @ Like The Yogurt Fashion. DIY. Beauty

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    1. It's so gorgeous and contemporary, I hope you can find it somewhere close to you :o) Xx

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  14. I just met your blog and is so pretty. I invite you to visit my blog and if you want follow me on blogger! Kisses :)

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    1. Thank you so much, that's really lovely of you - already following you ;o) Xx

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