Those of you that have been reading here since the beginnings have probably figured out that I’m a fan of Profumum and their special essences. That is exactly why, every time I discover some new (for me!) perfume, I become interested in a test. And, after testing seven of the Profumum line of fragrances, I should say that at least one (Olibanum) made it into my “to buy” list, followed by other three that I classified as very interesting: Aquae Nobilis, Arso and Eccelso.
This time, my newest discovery is Fumidus, a fragrance released in 1996 (part of the Profumum’s debut line) and deemed as a masculine oriental woody. On the official website, the scent is described by an interesting phrase: “Aristocratic white smoke of prestigious cigars/diffuses in chambers heated/by peaty Scottish whiskies/and the warmth of fireplaces burning oak logs.”, however, in order to capture the essence of it, you absolutely need to sniff it.
I admit that, prior to the actual sampling, I was convinced that I will definitely like the scent and this is one thing to avoid when testing a perfume. Then, following some couple of hours, I began to shape a conclusion, and this consists of the fact that Fumidus is interesting, except it is not my type of perfume (definitely not make it on the above list!).
The first sensation that I experienced while sniffing Fumidus is one of a smoked piece of meat, resulting from a barbeque executed during the spring. Then, as the perfume settles and mingles with the skin, I was capable of detecting a distinguishable aroma of whisky coupled with some woody notes. The name Fumidus is Italian for “smoky” and this is clearly identifiable from the start, given that the list of ingredients appears to be very concise: vetiver root, essence of distilled scotch, birch bark. This scent has attached and earthy and magnetic component to it, which turns out to be absolutely impossible to ignore. In the end, what remains is the sensation of sampling a different type of perfume that might go well with a certain type of mood.
Profumum Fumidus Perfume Details
- Fumidus by Profumum is available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Oriental Woody
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 1996
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual