WHAT I SMELL: Faune’s opening is sweet with a sugared bergamot and lavender in addition to a minty green, almost toothpaste freshness. There’s also a light spice, mixed with the soapy lavender. The projection is big and bright and it sparkles with a beautiful sweetened herbal radiance. As the perfume develops, the brightness calms and becomes dryer and more woody. Still radiant, the early sparkles retires to a classic patchouli and lavender, with hints of lightly creamed vanilla.
Top notes are coriander, lavender, mandarin orange, juniper and bergamot; middle notes are pepper, anise and geranium; base notes are sandalwood, amber, patchouli, musk, vanilla, oakmoss and cedar.
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: A well-groomed 1920’s mobster…looking good and smelling good.
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE FAUNE: jaunty, fresh, approachable
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT FAUNE: None to be found, except for comments on Fragrantica.
BOTTOM LINE: Faune is a no-nonsense, easy to wear, clean and fresh perfume for men that could be worn on any occasion. It’s light enough to wear to work, but it would also work well for a night on the town. Faune is perfect when you don’t want to overthink what your perfume choice of the day should be.
- Bone Rating: 3 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Aromatic Fougere
- Nose: Philippe Romano
- Classification: Masculine leaning towards unisex
- Expense: Varies. Review based on the Eau de Parfum version.