Excerpt: First, please let me get it off my chest. I am angry at Fendi for discontinuing Theorema , one of the perfect spicy fragrances—it smells like pomanders and smoky roses. I am disappointed that Life Essence , a brilliant perfume of mossy cedarwood, cardamom and geranium was axed. And I still don’t understand why Asja , the spicy jasmine set in amber, had to go as well. So when Fan di Fendi landed on my local Sephora shelf, I tried my best to ignore it.