Thread: Leafy figgy ..
Ordered myself a sample of frederic malle Vetiver extraordinaire and Musc Ravanger and just to make the order a bit more value for money got a Diptyque Philosykos sample to go with them.
The musc r wasnt what i was expecting, felt a bit self consious wearing it although, perhaps by chance i got a few woman stopping me asking for directions, time etc,,,, im tempted to buy it for that reason alone! but i think this was more to do with coinsidence than the amazing powers of MR! Maybe when i get more accuired to good fragrances ill come back to it. blunt rose, baby sick... no thats too harsh,, but it wasnt what i was expecting.
The VE was more subtle than i was hoping, im wearing it now and occasionally i get a waft of it evolving through the day its quite nice. Sophisticated but would i spend the money on it, probably not. again somthing id like to try again on my skin. i aboubt this would ever be a compliment getter for me, just a mood lifter.
And i was surprised at the Philosykos, its my current fav. Not smelt anything like it before, a really leafy bitter top note and sweet fig. reminds me of mediterainian holidays and with summer slowly approaching could be a good buy. is their any other good frags similar that i should look for? leafy, figgy or both?
also be interested in trying more Diptyque, any other ones worth an order?
Last edited by kdo; 9th March 2008 at 03:45 PM.
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If you've never tried it, you might like original Lagerfeld (now called "Lagerfeld Classic"). Fig and blackcurrent notes, sweet and powdery (like talcum powder).
Micheal Storer's Kadota is a lovely fig frag. OMG!! I need to order my bottle for spring. It's truly a beautiful fragrance the he himself wears. I ordered a sample and it lasted till I washed it off. It stayed true to it's scent throughout the day. It's very soft. Well, I only had a little sample. I would put on way more than what was in the sample lol. The little bit that I had lasted though.
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The new Banana Republic scent for men, Cordovan features a top note that is very sharp and leafy and then immediately afterward a fig note. It's not anywhere near as good as Philosykos, but give it a whirl.
If you like "leafy" (i.e. green) scents, you ought to try Diptyque's Virgilio. It's controversial, but you may just like it.
thanks for the suggestions!
just ordered myself a 50ml bottle of Philosykos, and ill try get samples for the ideas here,
You might also try these:
Sisley Eau de Campagne - very very green
Jo Malone Wild Fig and Cassis - the green fig dominates
And for a fig note interwoven with other ingredients, you might give Dior Dune or Davidoff's The Good Life a try.