François Demachy:

This perfume is delectably tempting and sweet, yet never cloying. I chose exotic Tonka Bean for its slightly bitter roundness. This is a mouth-watering treat that nevertheless retains some mystery.

Fève Délicieuse fragrance notes

    • Venezuelan tonka bean, Madagascan vanilla, Caramel, Cocoa, Praline, Woods

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Latest Reviews of Fève Délicieuse

Strong powdery sour cherry opening with a faint background of dusty cocoa and caramel that becomes only slightly more noticeable in the dry down.

The sour cherry and powderyness make this lean more feminine than I feel comfortable wearing.

I don’t pick up on any lavender or mint that some seem to get, just that blast of powdery sour cherry. If it was in the background with the cocoa and caramel up front I’d love this. But as it is I’d prefer to smell it on a woman.
20th November 2022
A great performing buttery tonka bean dominant perfume with a smooth resinous vanilla, that is not too sweet but just enough in the most perfect way. It's the feeling you get when you escape from the bitter reality in an insecure world and find the joy of losing yourself in the beautiful world of fairy tales. Fève Délicieuse is relatively linear, but by no means simple. It is incredibly rich assortment of notes and chords weaving in and out and between each other.

It opens on my skin with a delicious, sweet creamy vanilla enchanted with some kind of an ancient green mint laying on top of a cozy and comforting tonka. The middle is where the pale lavender comes into play, powdery and smooth. Shifting over a bed of cacao and a hint of almond. Totally this scent is so smooth, sensuous and absolutely delicious. The sweetness has a soft balance that makes it wearable. Pricey but worth it.
9th April 2022

A very nice gourmand full of vanilla, caramel and other goodies. To me lavender is quite prominent in the top notes, which is a good thing. Overall it's very similar to Shalimar Philtre de Parfum to me in how it feels while wearing it - but Shalimar is much more citrusy of course, Feve is pure dessert.
14th January 2022
Feve Delicieuse by Dior has a very strong, even sharp, avid start. The leading note of the composition is tonka bean. It is known to connoisseurs of perfume for its sweet, almond-like aroma.

The almond tones of tonka are enriched here with heaps of dry cocoa with a clear boost of something floral and dusty.

Then this cocoa tempest quiets down and reveals a flickering, potent tonka bean. In the great sea of this ingredient there are other notes sunken: tobacco and cinnamon. Cocoa takes on a more chocolate form while caramel starts shimmering somewhere and vanilla takes the scene. From now on, smooth vanilla penetrates every single note of the blend.
11th August 2020
Candy sweet refinement

I'm not really into gourmands, in fact I generally dislike them. There is interest here. I get the tonka and carmel, but it is lifted in pitch by some early bergamot, that interacts something like aldehydes do. Its so sweet that it almost pinches the senses. The sweetness is of the candy/sugar variety and not the carmel tonka variety. Its more complex than your average amber, with background notes never fully peaking through, but lending profile. I don't think this is masculine or feminine. Who should smell like childrens candy? Laffy taffys can be enjoyed by any gender. I get something of a powdery feel over it all, which is a nice touch in an amber, but more unique in a sugar sweet. Its saved from becoming a straight down vote because it is pretty good on longevity, and the blend is pretty good. Smells like good quality, but this is not to my taste.
9th May 2020
Feve Delicieuse is another of the 2018 reformulated Maison Dior scents, and sadly it seems like the reformulation took a toll. The performance here is similarly weak to Ambre Nuit. The scent itself is decent. It's a substantial gourmand, with lots of tonka, caramel and cherry. There is also a plasticky vibe, common to all 3 scents I've tried from the line so far. Other reviewers have said it's a bit like play-doh, and I'd agree with that. It reminds me of the plastic in Mugler's Pure Tonka, which I liked but was similarly confused by. However, Pure Tonka was a beast, and at $70/100ml! In all, even if the scent was really nice, I can't spend hundreds on a fragrance that requires me to douse.
10th February 2020
From the opening, all the way through....this is smooth and warm cozy, it does remind me of Tom Ford F**king Fabolous.
Both have the very high quality Tonka in them.

So this is very unique and very cozy, just like TF very unisex.
Lasts above average on me.
Love it.... so hoping the next Dior offerings are Orientals.... Rouge Traffalgar is very nice, so looking forward to 2020.

Scent 10 -10
Performance 7.9 -10
Sillage 7 -10

Try if you like Dior Homme Intense.... this has the coziness of DHI
30th December 2019
Fève Délicieuse is precisely the kind of contemporary gourmand scent I intensely dislike. It's an exercise in tediously artificial candy-sweet decadence, without sufficiently dramatic contrast to balance it out.

Colin Maillard rightly described this as being "comparable with any low-brow drugstore gourmand scent for teenagers."
28th December 2019
To me, leans strongly feminine, so the "Unisex" label was a misnomer.

Very powdery, and I do get a slight medicinal cherry, but not a familiar cherry. Sharp, medicinal, cherry-ish scent?

I don't get the Tonka. Or vanilla. Or cocoa. Or woods.

Maybe praline? Maybe caramel? Not much of either, if any.

This was a big disappointment, as I had high hopes given the house, the nose, and the note pyramid. Maybe my chemistry just doesn't jive? For the money, there are much better choices.
26th November 2019
From October, 2015:

A little Tobacco Vanille, a little Ambre Narguile, and just a touch of Dior Homme. At the same time, Feve Delicieuse is clearly its own scent and perhaps more refined and impressive than the others. It opens with a medicinal cherry note that reminded me very much of Sucrets throat lozenges, and almost induces a mild, anesthetic tingle. It's cool and numbing, a full-bodied cherry paired subtly with an icy menthol-like mint. This is a great beginning as far as I'm concerned, as there's almost something a little off-putting about it--or at the very least--unusual. It's the kind of addictive opening you're curious to experience again, and seems to become more satisfying each time . The cherry note fizzes alongside a bright, spicy aspect that could easily pass for cinnamon. While it's not a BIG cinnamon, it's nice and lively and has the kind of snappy bite I enjoy. It feels fresh.

Underneath the cherry and cinnamon, Feve Delicieuse possesses an excellent base built around Tonka Bean. Rich milky caramel notes and a buttery-soft glowing vanilla are subtle, marked by a lightly roasted nuance that serves as an accent to the overall flavor of the fragrance. Aspects of the heart resemble Tabac Rouge and by association, Tobacco Vanille, though here you can replace the tobacco note with tonka bean--sort of a sweeter, almond-y tobacco smell. Way in the background you can pick up on light, sweet floral notes.

This is Tonka done right-a sophisticated and meticulously crafted gourmand that's an absolute pleasure to smell; perfect for an intimate evening in or out. Projection is moderate--it sits closely but maintains a subtle presence. Longevity is 8 hours plus. Sold as part of Dior's Privee line, Feve Dellcieuse is an expensive fragrance but I believe the price is warranted in this instance. It smells great and there's no question of its quality or the skill of the perfumer who put it all together. Thumbs up. Highly Recommended.
13th August 2019
I just love this one! It has a lot of similarities with Guerlain Habit Rouge Dress Code, but with less hazelnuts. Beautiful spicy gourmand notes envelop the wearer. A compliment getter for sure.
28th May 2019
Sweet, well blended semi gourmand. Notes of tonka, vanilla, praline and caramel. All wrapped up in a woody base.

I can see why this is a Basenotes favorite but I can't help but be a little underwhelmed. Maybe I expected too much?? It's good but not great. Wears light on my skin.

23rd May 2019