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    Default Scents with strong fig note

    Who can recommend a good masculine scent with a strong fig note? I'm thinking of something for heady summer evenings. (I've seen Marc Jacob's "Fig Splash" advertised as unisex, but also as a fragrance for women; haven't tried it myself, though.)
    Any recommendations?
    Thanks, guys.

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    Acqua di Parma ~ Blu Mediterraneo Fico di Amalfi

    It's a beautiful fragrance, and ideal for the summer. Like all the Blu Medierraneo products, it does suffer from a lack of longevity.

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    Davidoff's Good Life.. pretty strong fig.
    I think this should still be available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleur-de-lys View Post
    Who can recommend a good masculine scent with a strong fig note? I'm thinking of something for heady summer evenings. (I've seen Marc Jacob's "Fig Splash" advertised as unisex, but also as a fragrance for women; haven't tried it myself, though.)
    Any recommendations?
    Thanks, guys.
    I personally doh't like the Marc Jacobs fig splash, and I would not give it to my husband to wear. One of the Ferragamo's had a nice masculine fig, but I am not sure if it was Subtil or another one.
    Evenstar

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    Salvatore Ferragamo features a strong fig note with sandalwood and dry hay, and can be bought for cheap. I picked up a 1.7 oz bottle for $20 at TJ Maxx over the weekend and I've been quite enjoying it. I'm also a fan of Marc Jacobs for men, which blends a prominent fig note with rose and coconut -- very nice. For a deeper, darker and more floral fig, try Un Jardin en Mediterranee. But if money is no object, you might as well go for the best -- Philosykos, which is fig masterfully done. I haven't tried any others.
    Last edited by Chasing the Dragon; 8th August 2009 at 08:57 PM.

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    For the past couple of days, the Your Favorite Fig thread has seen some great discussion of about a dozen different fig scents. I mentioned Michael Storer's Kadota. I think you'll find some good information there.
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    Given the nature of fig notes--they straddle the top to heart note range and have a relative middle odor intensity--you're never really going to get a fragrance with a sustained, strong fig note.

    Two excellent uses of fig though that hardly ever get mentioned are Christiane Cielle Calypso Figue and Des Filles à la Vanille Rivière de Janvier.

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    Last edited by scentemental; 8th August 2009 at 10:45 PM.

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    Go for either Diptyque Philosykos or Miller Harris Figue Amere. The L'Artisan ones strike me a bit too feminine for what you're looking for.
    I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!

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    Dior Dune PH has a great fig note.
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    Default Re: Scents with strong fig note

    Another plug for a previous thread on this topic:

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=220138

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    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    Another plug for a previous thread on this topic:

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=220138
    I would have merged the two threads, but this poster is looking for figgy scents that lean to the masculine side. Outside of their timing, the two threads aren't hugely similar.
    I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!

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    Fig Apricot by Fresh, and Marc Jacobs are my two favorite fig frags. If Demeter frags had better longevity, I would include their fig here.

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    Salvatore Ferragamo PH and Davidoff Good Life - are the fresh masculine fig leaf scents with heaps of lasting power that I wear.

    I must like them, I've got three bottles of Ferragamo and two of Good Life.

    Ferragamo is the classier one to my nose.
    Renato
    Last edited by Renato; 9th August 2009 at 04:39 AM.

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    I have to second Miller Harris's ~ Figue Amere ... I think it is an excellent fig note. (And I do not even like that many of her frags usually. So was really pleasantly surprised ! ... But I think she has done an outstanding fig note here !) ... I find it actually an even more realistic fig note, than even Philosykos fig (Though "Phil" is still excellent in itself, of course!)

    And it is a perfect summer frag !
    Last edited by Sybarite; 9th August 2009 at 05:48 AM.

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    Thanks for your reply! :-)

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    Thanks for your reply!

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    Interesting suggestion -- will try it out. Thanks.

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    On a budget yet quality: Jovan Ginseng NRG...read reviews.

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