I blind-bought 100ml of this for the princely sum of £20, from The FragranceShop's bargain bin after hearing rumours of discontinuation (which naturally serve to heighten a scent's appeal) and reading largely positive reviews. Mind, I had sore misgivings, based on remembrance of dubious responses to fig-heavy scents like Philosykos, but happily on this occasion the talcum powder was not required.
Fig is the loudest of the notes (green or barely ripe, not sugared or stewed), accompanied by grapefruit and a grassy vetiver base. There's a sort of ghostly clove note hovering in the background, but it's really nothing to be afraid of. The overall impression is clean, bright, fresh and uplifting. It doesn't smell cheap like that awful plasticky Ferragamo F Black. Longevity is excellent, especially of the fig and vetiver notes. Projection is limited, though, and I give it 8 sprays.
Edit: wearing this again today (October 26th) I am aware of a soft sandalwood base note, 8 hours in, following some mild physical exertion (no, not that; raking leaves if you must know).
30th September, 2015 (last edited: 26th October, 2015)
Strong? Not really. Offensive? No, you're not going to send coworkers running or covering their nose.
For the first hour this scent smells exactly like Demeter's Sawdust, I thought that was funny.
Another funny thing is that the fig leaf fuses well with the cedar and amplifies the woodiness which brings to mind images of a gerbil/hamster cage.
Because of its simplicity, fig leaf/cedar and drydown of sandalwood it just does not impress me. Maybe for running errands or hanging out on weekends but not first date or formal event kind of fragrance.
It is of average sillage and longevity.
For about fifteen minutes, Salvatore Ferragamo pour Homme is a surprisingly weird and compelling spiced fig scent. Its intense clove top note smells delightfully incongruous against the underlying bright green, fruity fig accord. Unfortunately the arrangement grows quickly more conventional and less stimulating as the clove dissipates, until all that remains is a pallid and relatively commonplace green fig and woods composition in the manner of Jean Claude Elléna’s “Jardin” series.
It’s a terrible shame, because the opening gambit has the potential to go somewhere novel. Instead, it eventually drifts off into a quiet cedar, vetiver, and clean musk drydown of no particular interest. File next to “For god, for country, and for Yale” under “Anticlimax.”
SF is one of my favorite fragrances. The opening is very citrusy/fuity and dry down is very woody. I smell the fig/grapefruit in the beginning and I also smell vetiver which I love. This is one cologne that I do not have to re-apply. I get 6-7 hours and the projection is very good.
Boldly citrus and clove! Opens with the purest essence of citrus zests that almost presents as lemon oil. Distinct grapefruit qualities quickly follow and are punctuated with pungent clove so rich and bold that one can taste it. Again, very pure essence of the oil (clove). Delightful men's fragrance that lasts 5-7 hours on skin and clothes.
Classy but linear
I bought it last month in a shop for 26 bucks 3.4 oz / 100 ml and its pretty ok for sure
Bottle design is stunning and love the cap on spray...
The juice starts like heaven with direct hit from fig leafs and some florals in a spicy wedge followed into a direct base of Vetiver and more Vetiver , it's very Italian suited charming and pretty close to formal and classy but I think I like the version of Marc Jacobs men better because the opening is a killer but the instant dry down after a mere 10 minutes is just : fig-Vetiver-fig-Vetiver-fig and over again untill it bores me to death. In my opinion the Vetiver is too Much at the foreground in drydown maybe it should have made with an intenser amber base.
If you cant get enough of Frags with a deep Vetiver base and you crave for the fig leaf sweetness this is the scent you should buy at once
Its an OK woody Italian fig fragrance for spring/summer
Cons: Too heady vetiver"