Fève Gourmande 2023

Fève Gourmande by Guerlain
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8.5 / 10 146 Ratings
Fève Gourmande is a new perfume by Guerlain for women and men and was released in 2023. The scent is gourmand-sweet. It is being marketed by LVMH.
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Main accords

Gourmand
Sweet
Spicy
Powdery
Floral

Fragrance Notes

CocoaCocoa SpicesSpices RoseRose Smoked teaSmoked tea PatchouliPatchouli RumRum

Perfumer

Ratings
Scent
8.5146 Ratings
Longevity
7.1125 Ratings
Sillage
6.8122 Ratings
Bottle
8.9121 Ratings
Value for money
5.892 Ratings
Submitted by multiple users, last update on 24.02.2024.
Interesting Facts
The fragrance is part of the "L'Art & La Matière" collection.

Reviews

5 in-depth fragrance descriptions
Bix1602

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Bix1602
Very helpful Review 19  
Christmas afternoon in the Swiss chalet
First of all: unfortunately, I have never consciously tried the predecessor Les Élixirs Charnels - Gourmand Coquin. So I can't make a comparison - even though I would love to.

But at least I have an open mind about the fragrance. And it saves me the possible disappointment that the "mischievous gourmand" has been stripped of its rough edges, as I've already read here... because I really don't find them in Fève Gourmande.

Rather the opposite. For me, it is an absolutely well-rounded feel-good fragrance and exactly what I want in the dark, cold season. It is not an olfactory challenge, but wraps me in a perfectly balanced warm and spicy blanket. It is gourmand and definitely sweet, but far from being sticky. I smell real cocoa (not pseudo-chocolate) and very slightly smoked tea, which doesn't exude any freshness. Together with a barely perceptible vanilla, the spices and the (completely unmuffled) rum, the result is something that I can only describe as "full-bodied". The rose is very subtle, but adds a minimal florality and sweetness. Patchouli is not perceptible to me individually.

The perfume transports me to a Swiss chalet at Christmas time... Darkness has fallen over the mountains, fires and candles are burning and you can slowly see large snowflakes falling outside the window. There is homemade punch with a generous dash of rum, cocoa and gingerbread and vanilla crescents brought from the Christmas market. The hands were washed with the expensive rose soap ...

With this latest and old perfume, Guerlain has created an absolutely worthy new addition to L'Art et la Matiere: a wonderfully pleasing winter gourmand fragrance without any kitsch or frills.

The longevity and skin is good at 5-6 hours and I could still smell my four sprays on the scarf for days. Nevertheless, like most of the perfumes in this collection, it doesn't want to be a "sillage monster" with "beast fashion". And I'm glad for that. Nevertheless, it projects very well - especially at the beginning.

The bottle: elegant, luxurious and with a bombastic spray that is typical of Guerlain.

I fell in love with this fragrance in a flash and it was allowed to join my small collection.
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Dasham

3 Reviews
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Dasham
7  
Better, worse or quite similar.
When I ordered a bottling from the well-known GC the year before last, I didn't know
what I was in for. With this fragrance, my sense of smell changed and led to my favorite scent, "the gourmands". And of course, as crazy as I am, I booked myself a trip to Paris. But not to see the city, because I had already visited it in the past, no, to visit all the stores and get my hands on a bottle. As I had previously been in contact with customer service and I had an incredibly nice and obliging contact person, he set everything in motion and phoned all over Paris until he was able to tell me where I could get something.
So now to the fragrances :
GC is a wonderful fragrance, in my opinion hard to describe, a little gingerbread, a little rose, a little tea and a lot of attention to detail.
The only problem I had with GC is that it gives me a headache for a long time (unfortunately I'm a bit sensitive to strong fragrances).
Now I heard in November that a new fragrance was coming, one that would be very similar to GC. I sat on pins and needles at home and checked the homepage every day to see when it would finally arrive.
And then the first statements arrived and made me a little sad, they weren't what I had hoped for. As I had read rather negative things, I saved myself the trouble of ordering. But after a few days I couldn't resist and ordered a bottle.

It's definitely not the same, but it's a great fragrance in its own way. No one will ever be able to forget the original fragrance, but this version is a reminder of the old, irresistible GC.

In fact, it doesn't give me a headache and since I've been looking for a fragrance that smells authentically of gingerbread for a long time, this one is worth considering. On mine it is gingerbread with a twist and the durability as well as projection is very good
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10
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Embomb

9 Reviews
Embomb
Embomb
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It is the same thing
Bravo Guerlain for bringing back a highly requested scent you discontinued! Now do that again with Iris Ganache and we'll be gooooolden.

I never tried Les Élixirs Charnels - Gourmand Coquin before buying this new version but I decided to buy it anyway and have my friend send me a small decant of the original so I could make a comparison between the two. I have to say, the difference, if there is one, is entirely too subtle for me to pick up. Maybe I'm not the most careful, but I've now worn each of them 3 times, and it just feels like I wore the same perfume 6 times.

Both of them smell like baking a chocolate cake and drinking black tea. It's steamy and boozy and scrumptious, and difficult to describe. Don't hesitate to try it for yourself.

It is gorgeous as heck, I have zero regrets, despite the enormous price tag. Totally worth it, to me.
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Telekinec

134 Reviews
Telekinec
Telekinec
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Velvety smooth gourmand facets of cocoa done right
Never smelled Les Élixirs Charnels - Gourmand Coquin, since perfumes weren't a hobby of mine when it was out, but Thierry Wasser revealed during an interview with The Perfume Guy that both had the same formulation. Fève Gourmande is somewhat a rerelease with a new name and now a part of the Art et la Matière collection.

I went to Holt Renfrew to try a couple of fragrances and saw they had this one. I was curious and so... why not? I ended up leaving as it was supper time, but I kept sniffing myself so I went back and got a full bottle. That's how good it is. Ironically, I was hoping to leave with a Guerlain perfume, but didn't think it'd be this one.

Now that you know I have a full bottle in my collection, you know I'll be lauding this fragrance. It opens up with a velvety smooth, dark chocolate. Almost bitter-sweet and sensual in its accord. I could picture a deep vat of semi-sweet chocolate being churned. There's the presence of booziness that comes from the rum with a subtle lingering of woodiness. Roses do appear briefly on my skin, giving the scent an uplifting sweet take to everything. Cocoa is like chocolate: sweet, smooth, delicious, absolutely gourmand. Patchouli gives the scent its deep dark sultry aspect. I don't detect a lot of smoked tea though. The spices are so well-balanced, there's not one that rises above the other. They seem to act more like support.

What got me is the depth and complexity of this fragrance. It constantly shifts on my skin, alternating between different facets. There's the beautiful dark chocolate, I've previously mentioned, with its pleasant semi-sweetness. Then there's a powdery, almost dusty kind of chocolate. There's also the rum chocolate with hints of wood. I can smell a creamy chocolate that reminds me of a luxurious gourmand body butter. I just keep sniffing my skin constantly. Guerlain truly knows how to masterfully blend its perfume. It's never too heavy, too cloying or too sickening. It's cocoa done right. This fragrance isn't loud, but it lasts a very long time on my skin. Even after wearing it during an evening and washing myself, I could faintly smell it next morning. This is a must-try for gourmand lovers and those who love chocolate / cacao.

I've got to say Art et la Matière bottles are absolutely stunning pieces of art. The embossed glass with the bee, the sleek, crisp cut of the glass bottle, the cap and cord that you can personalise and the sprayer all scream silent luxury. The packaging is beautiful and you can make a display out of it if you leave your bottle in it. Is the perfume expensive? Yeah, it certainly is. But at the same time, you're paying for olfactive art, for the perfumer's experience, for a mastercraft. Now that I've experienced what true perfume is, it'll be even harder to go back towards more mainstream offerings.
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Lzzz

1 Review
Lzzz
Lzzz
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Vanilla Chocolate
I don't have a chance to smell the previous version of Guerlain Feve Gourmande, but I do like this new version of it! It starts with the sweetness of vanilla, the signature of Guerlain. Following by the mild-bitter note of dark chocolate. It smells so good and unisex. Just love it! I think this is a perfect perfume for winter, especially for winter holidays.
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SayreBeaSayreBea 3 days ago
8
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5
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5
Longevity
7.5
Scent
To my nose, this is a $100 fragrance versus a $400 fragrance.
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DreipecDreipec 5 days ago
10
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7
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7
Longevity
10
Scent
Smooth, cozy cacao and rhum scent.
It doesnt smell dusty or dated at all, it's well blended. Quite a splurge but it smells so luxurious!
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TelekinecTelekinec 2 months ago
10
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10
Longevity
10
Scent
Different facets of cocoa have come to play: dark, sultry, powdery, bittersweet, boozy, creamy. All these adjectives constantly shift on me.
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