Man, I love the fig scent. And my SO loves it on me.
The thrill of the hunt fulfilled - I have bagged my scent. It is mine.
It started with Diptyque Philosykos EdP. The kind folks at Diptyque sent me some samples after I emailed an inquiry. At first I wasn't into it, but that's because I was coming off years of Aqua di Gio and my understanding of scent was limited.
Then I re-visited it and liked it.
Wow, that's fig. Figgy fig fig. Earthy and fruity at the same time. And lasting.
Thanks to the Bsenotes community, I was able to explore a few others.
AdP Fico di Amalfi - Hello fig. Could be even more fig fruit than Philosykos. But i nthe end it didn't last as long as Philo.
Hermes Jardin de Mediteranee - Fig and lemon. Very subtle fig. A pleasant scent but....the fig just disappeared.
Marc Jacobs Fig - Just didn't work for me
Jo Malone Wild Fig & Cassis - Love this one also. A bit crisper and greener than the Philo. And not as long lasting (although it seemed to have more longevity than the JMs I've tried)