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    Default What is the Best Fig Scent?

    Would love opinions on the best fig scent out there. Not looking for something overly sweet? Maybe more stems/leaves with a hint of fruit.

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    Straight-up fig leaves:
    Diptyque Philosykos
    L'Artisan Premier Figuier (I prefer the regular, not the Extreme version)

    Fig sweetened with mild citrus:
    Acqua di Parma Fico di Amalfi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Igor01 View Post
    Straight-up fig leaves:
    Diptyque Philosykos
    L'Artisan Premier Figuier (I prefer the regular, not the Extreme version)

    Fig sweetened with mild citrus:
    Acqua di Parma Fico di Amalfi
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    Davidoff Good Life is quite, eemmm, good. Not necessarily the best.
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    Neil morris Kadota is a nice one too...

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    Beisdes the Philosykos I would strongly recommend figues et garcons by nez a nez. awesome green fig frag!

    otherwise marc jacobs maybe? Not my fav but quite approved, i think.

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    Premier Figuer by L' Artisan Parfumeur

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    Marc Jacobs is my fig frag at the moment.

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    Thanks everyone!

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    Un Jardin en Mediterranee (Hermes)

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    Aqua Allegoria Figue Iris. This can be a men's scent, IMO.
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    Un Jardin en Méditerranée by Hermès
    Marc Jacobs ..People hate on this..I think it is GREAT!!!
    Acqua di Parma Fico di Amalfi
    Last edited by megatropolis; 14th April 2010 at 11:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Igor01 View Post
    Straight-up fig leaves:
    Diptyque Philosykos
    L'Artisan Premier Figuier (I prefer the regular, not the Extreme version)

    Fig sweetened with mild citrus:
    Acqua di Parma Fico di Amalfi
    Oh I disagree! I find the first two sweeter than the AdP. I think it's going to be difficult to find a fig-centric fragrance sans sweetness, since it seems to be a defining characteristic of fig. Un Jardin en Mediteranee, is probably the least sweet fig fragrance I can think of. But, I think you should explore some of the more well-known ones such as Philosykos and the L'Artisan, as well as my new favorite, Fico di Amalfi.
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    Another vote for L'Artisan Premier Figuier. (The Extreme version is ironically lighter on the fig IMO)

    Also try Annick Goutal Ninfeo Mio.

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    For me it would be Philosykos hands down top best whatever. After that I'd say the now-discontinued Rochas Globe, and after that I might be inclined to nod toward Fico d'Amalfi. The last I've only wrist tested but I liked the fig and mint very much. Primrose's Figue Iris is a good one I forgot about too. Only wrist tested that one though.
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    Second on the Davidoff and the after shave balm ain't half bad, either.

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    Davidoff's Goodlife has fig but it becomes overpowered by the violet and blackcurrant in my opinion. It ends up smelling less like figs and more like a tart, bitter flower (litte sweetness present).

    For fig you can really enjoy, I recommend Dune Pour Homme by Dior (surprised this hadn't been suggested yet), which is a little sweet, and I would also recommend John Varvatos (the original). More of a fall or evening scent, JV is a proven winner and more affordable than any of the fragrances mentioned on this thread thus far.

    Lastly, Salvatore Ferragamo Pour Homme contains fig along with grapefruit and a bunch of fougere notes. It isn't very sweet or loud, but it does dry down to a classic vetiver aroma. Not bad at all....Under-appreciated in my book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timkm1 View Post
    Salvatore Ferragamo Pour Homme [...] Not bad at all....Under-appreciated in my book.
    +1 I'll even go ahead and say it's quite nice (is that a step up from "not bad at all"?)

    I also enjoy AdP Fico d'Amalfi. It's sweeter than the Ferragamo.

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    Has anyone tried the Heeley fig? I thought I heard it wasn't too sweet.
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    I tried the Heeley and found it pretty excellent. Very leafy. It's on my shortlist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moss1310 View Post
    I tried the Heeley and found it pretty excellent. Very leafy. It's on my shortlist.
    Bah, how dare you? I think you need to validate my choice by picking MY favorite: Philosykos.
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    Default Re: What is the Best Fig Scent?

    Diptyque Philosykos and the Heely are great. Have them both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DustB View Post
    Bah, how dare you? I think you need to validate my choice by picking MY favorite: Philosykos.
    I'm going to try Pilosykos too!!!!! Just waiting for my decant. Then I'll validate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moss1310 View Post
    I'm going to try Pilosykos too!!!!! Just waiting for my decant. Then I'll validate.
    Oh of course. That'll be fine then. I'm also validated by hednic's fine post too. I can return to my normal self now. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    Has anyone tried the Heeley fig? I thought I heard it wasn't too sweet.
    True dat. Rides the line between fig and tar. Quite long lasting. Not a big fig guy myself, but if I was this would definitely be under consideration.

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    I like Heeley's. I went through a fig phase, but it is over. However, Heeley's fig is on my wish list
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    I like Philosykos of course but for a more vibrant fig I chose Jo Malone Wild Fig and Cassis. I haven't tried Heeley's but evetything else I 've tried from this line is really excellent.
    I tried Mimfeo Mio yesterday but cannot comment on the fig note yet.
    Last edited by cpk; 16th April 2010 at 07:10 PM.

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    Has anyone tried CB I Hate Perfume's Revelation?

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    Anthousa Fig & Vetiver

    - green and woody

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    Un Jardin en Méditerranée by Hermès - this little hermes is my fave fig by far. it has this beautiful, bracing, sparkly blast of fig at the opening. its almost cooling. then the woods and cumin come in dirty it up a little and bring it back down to earth.

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