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It smelled the way I would imagine licking an ashtray would smell. I'm sure it's delightful on some folks. Maybe? But I'm not one of them.
By   - Admin from San Francisco on 7/31/2021
Tried Arso & Patchouly, was underwhelmed by this house. Will say no more. Tried Fumidus, scrubbed it off to end with reefer madness. No thanks. Now let me be the first to admit to not being a fan of the smoky barbeque pit. However, I would like to recommend the one by Naomi Goodsir because I believe that fragrance to be a more stable, and overall better performing, product. I actually wore it the entire day of sampling and much, much prefer Goodsir over a lot of other wannabe incense frags. As for Fumidus, maybe 3 mehs for the effort. No more Profumum.
By   - Retired Artist  from New York City on 12/7/2017
Looking for something strong ? Something oriental? Attitude I can say will resume this fragance. Woods, smoke, scotch and a really subtle end of a floral smell could be found. Can describe a really independant, mature man. A really strong feature not for a young boy. This scent can be strong on its first smells but it will develop a strong, stable smell during the day that will make you turn to see whos scent is that...
By   - Architect from Mexicali on 1/26/2016
Diesel fuel, thick vetiver, smoke, soot, tar, soggy rotting leaves, freshly dug earth. I don't know if there's patchouli in it but I definitely sense it. The word cryptic comes to mind. I felt ambushed and trapped by the vetiver. It's similar to Encre Noir by Lalique though not quite as stifling. If Satan wore a fragrance it'd definitely be Encre Noir but he'd make his minions wear Fumidus. I wouldn't wear this out of the house for fear of attracting evil spirits.
By   - Pastry Chef from NYC on 9/13/2015
Try this: Wear your sample Fumidus for one day then next day your usual scent. I think you will find the Fumidus offers a clarity, purity non sweet, non "ocean" mind refresher. Smoky you betcha, but the vetiver chaser at 8pm is sublime.
By   - Textile specialist from New York on 10/26/2011
Anonymous below: Profumum lables their bottles in traditional Latin. Initially, in Latin there was no letter "U" instead the letter "V" was used. When writing in a "traditional" Latin form (such as on the front of buildings, etc) a "V" is still used in lieu of a "U" giving the inscription a "old" or "traditional" look.
By  on 3/22/2009
VERY smoky. Like starting-a-peat-fire smoky. It starts out with a rather bitter boozy note, then gradually sweetens and becomes a little more wearable. I think this would layer magnificently - perhaps with a more delicate floral on top?
By   - student from houston, tx on 2/22/2009
By  on 12/18/2008
I'm wearing this right now and it is incredible - smoky birch tar, vetiver and scotch are front and center on this scent. Be careful not to overdose though, this stuff is very potent.
By   - from San Diego on 10/28/2008
Fumidus is dark vetiver and damp roots then wet cold ashes. But out of the cold is a strange comforting fragrance. The hint of peat whiskey scent splashed over the dark green vetiver and birch wood creates a severe cold scent. Smells like the campfire was just drowned out and leftover scotch was tossed in too. Similar fragrances in tone are: Yatagan, CdG Tar or Le Labo Pathcouli 24. Strangely comforting.
By  on 10/4/2008
I'm fascinated by the mixed reviews for Fumidus; it reveals so much about what smells and odors people have encountered and therefore the memory associations. Personally, I sampled this because of the whisky note, as I love Scottish fragrances of any kind. The smoky top note is indeed overwhelming, but both it and the rest of the perfume is entirely Scotland (shouts it, really). The primary memory-scent-association for me of this one is the dark, rich, smoking peat fields of Thurso in Northern Scotland; it smells almost exactly so for at least twenty minutes before turning into a drier, still-smoking controlled heather brush fire (so common in Scotland). The whisky is actually not as big in this, and less boozy than I would have liked, although the woody birch is again very authentic to my nose. I'd wear this purely when I need something to feel less homesick about bonny Scotland. On a man, however, I think I'd swoon in his arms; it is every bit the perfect broody Duncan Macleod Highlander - slightly rustic and wild but with suave darkness. Certainly not for the faint of heart! SAMPLE it before buying, ladies!
By   - musician, writer from Houston on 3/5/2008
This scent is absolute heaven. It does not stink as others have mentioned. It is strong, with a nice sillage. You must give this one 30 minutes, preferably one hour to develop. I think it smells wonderful upon application. Just nice and smokey.It remains smokey through all the dry down stages which are many. After 30 minutes you begin to smell the scotch and the smokiness starts to sweeten and even get slightly boozy. Lots of twists and turns with surprises within the constant smokiness. It's called deveopment, and all the great classics have this quality. Don't be turned off by the other one star reviews. They've been too busy smelling dime store products to appreciate a classic when one comes along. If you like Yatagan or Muscs Koblai Khan I think you'll love this one too. Although Fumidus smells nothing like those two. The commonality is masculinity at its best. Buy a sample and be prepaid to give it time to deveop because this is one of the best scents IMO to come along in the last 30 years and I'm not exaggerating. I sample about 200 scents a year and I find 99% to be pure junk. Finally a new masterpiece is born. I would have probably not found this one on my own. One of the gentlemen at Luckyscent suggested I try this, and I'm glad I did.
By   - from Reno on 6/6/2007
While I appreciate oddness in things, people, music and food, this fragrance isn't odd - it's horrible. Sorry, dear people of Profumum, but this scent is a stinker!
By  on 4/26/2007
Fumidus is weird, no doubt about that. There certainly is nothing like it in this price range! You'll have to go to obscure gothic perfume oils and look for the scents of fire and brimstone to find something similar. To me, it's the most brutally masculine scent I ever smelled. It starts plain scary, with the bitter acrid smoke of a burning building, full of plastic and electronics. No cosy campfire or bonfire like CBs Burning Leaves, but perhaps a hint of smoked meat? In the drydown, the acrid smokiness is subdued and what remains is mostly a very dark and earthy vetiver. I agress this is more or less vetiver essential oil. It's certainly not for office wear (too dark and scary and earthy) and it's certainly not flirtatious! It might be impressive and aloof, if that's what you're going for. It's certainly very macho, but that won't stop me from wearing my sample when I feel like it. And I think it could make a great base for sprakly citrus notes like Mandarine tout simplement, to "masculinize" them a bit.
By  on 1/22/2007
While tobacco notes are a sometimes desirable in a scent, ones that smell like the contents of a old spitoon are not.
By   - Photographer from Cincinnati on 1/13/2007
hmm... this is NOTHING but the essential oil of vetiveria zizanoides (the root)... and yes it's fabulous... unfortunately i forked over nearly 200 bucks BEFORE discovering this... so... a word of caution... anyone can create "fumidus" by simply dumping a tiny ten dollar bottle of vertiver essential oil into a cheap bottle of scotch (oops... i think i might have revealed "profumum's" secret here)... sorry luckyscent... but you should have known better... this is really an outrage
By   - artist from los angeles on 12/17/2006
Earthy, very dry with dirt and mineral elements, it is hard to imagine the context in which this fragrance would be appropriate. Work? Maybe, but not really, it has an "unwashed" essence in there. Casual? A little too hard and strange to be relaxed. This is an unusual fragrance, and not entirely in a good sense. Will follow this to see what positive things people say about this and why.
By   - Atty. from NYC on 12/14/2006
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