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    Default Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other recs?

    I'm looking for a fig "soliflore".

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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    1. Pacifica Mediterranean Fig-- extremely affordable ($22/1 oz) Here is the line: http://www.pacificaperfume.com/fragr...iterranean-fig
    Sold at Whole Foods, Sephora, and other places.

    2. Benefit Lookin' To Rock Rita-- 1 oz. $36, see Sephora (http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P264903), Amazon etc.

    The above 2 will not be longer-lived than Philosykos but they are figs and are cheaper.

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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    it's not a soliflore, but a very good, cheap fig scent:
    molinard fleur de figuier

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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    Saripatataes, I've read about the Molinard, what else is in it?

    And thank you 30 roses, I've never heard of those two.

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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    Oh, there is also Demeter Fig Leaf: http://www.demeterfragrance.com/Prod...?ProductID=860

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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    sweet galbanum and cedar mostly.
    I just remembered that l'occitane has a fig candle and room spray. you could use the spray as a fragrance I suppose. it's a pretty astringent and milky fig leaf, and not much else.

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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    Miller Harris Figue Amere is pretty similar, and lats much longer than Philosykos.
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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    i've got a big ol' bottle I'm happy to swap you a decant from if you're interested. send me a PM if you want.
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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    Hate to tell you, but I've tried just about all of them that are 'fig' related, and Diptyque got it right, and that's the one I ended up buying.

    Yeah it fades, but just spray some into a little mini-spritzer and take it with you for a refresh. This is an awesome warm weather dance club fragrance, the chicks just love the sweetness.

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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    Quote Originally Posted by fsface View Post
    Hate to tell you, but I've tried just about all of them that are 'fig' related, and Diptyque got it right, and that's the one I ended up buying.

    Yeah it fades, but just spray some into a little mini-spritzer and take it with you for a refresh. This is an awesome warm weather dance club fragrance, the chicks just love the sweetness.
    Never tried either but:

    - heard the same thing from multiple people about Diptyque i.e. it's the best fig going....that said, if it's not working for you, one to try might be
    - Nez y Nez Figues y Garcons (sp?) - I just read some fairly favorable reviews about it and it stuck in my mind. Good luck!

    EDIT:
    Hey two others to consider -

    Dior Dune pour Homme
    L'Artisan Preimer Figuier
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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    You might also want to try out Michael Storer's Kadota. I have a sample but haven't given it a full wearing yet. I'm not big on figs, personally, but I know a number of other fig fans who have loved this one.
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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    + 1 on Kadota
    & try Salvatore Ferragamo Ph & Goodlife by Davidoff

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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    But which is the best of them all? i.e most fig less other scents.

    Ive smelt the one from L'artisan and Dyptique. Created by the same perfumer I think.

    I prefer the Dyptique, its very fig'gy. perhaps because of the fig leaves note.

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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    Molinard Fleurs de Fig

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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    I prefer Philosykos, but Marc Jacobs is a creditable fig fragrance.
    Pemier Figuere is well respected, but more expensive than Philosykos.

    I'd probably just get the Dyptique.

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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    Quite impressed with Heeley's Figuier.... I'm still trying to decide between that and Philosykos.

    It's worth a sample at the very least.

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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    L'Artisan Preimer Figuier

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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    You might also want to try out Michael Storer's Kadota. I have a sample but haven't given it a full wearing yet. I'm not big on figs, personally, but I know a number of other fig fans who have loved this one.
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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    Get Marc Jacobs for men at TJ Maxx right now. $19.99 for a 1 OZ spray. Mine had it yesterday.

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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    I agree with Dimitrios about Salvatore Ferragamo PH. It's a very nice woods and fig blend and can be had inexpensively online. Cool battle, too.

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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    I interpreted the OP as wanting an inexpensive fig, but if money is not an object, I recommend L'Artisan Premier Figuier.

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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitrios View Post
    & try Salvatore Ferragamo Ph & Goodlife by Davidoff
    +1 to that. Both last a lot longer than most niche fig leaf scents I've tested.
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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    I'm not too familiar with the fig category, so I can't give you a new recommendation on top what already here.

    Just wanted to point out that Philosykos might last longer than you think. By no means is it a "strong" scent, and it doesn't project much, but not many figs do, and I get a solid 6 hours out of it. The sheer-sweet drydown tends to make surprise appearances long after you think the scent is gone.
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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    AdP Fico di Amalfi is worth a shot for you, but I've tried most of what's been mentioned here and the Diptyque is untouchable IMHO.

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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    Designer:
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    Figues et Garcon by Nez a Nez
    Premier Figuier by L'Artisan
    Philosykos by Dyptique
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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    Without a doubt, the best fig scent I have ever smelt is Jardins de Kérylos. However, its price is certainly not very…ummm… attractive. I read that many people have the longevity problem with this one… I am definitely not one of them.
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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    To me L'Artisan is a close second to Dyptique. For me it was a tough decide between the two, but the L'Artisan was a little bit flatter/linear and the Dyptique had some more 'allure' to it.

    Wasn't very fond of the Heeley.

    For price saving, the Jo Malone fig isn't bad and can be had for less than $50, worth checking out and it's carried in a lot of stories so should be easy to sample.

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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    ^^ for the Jo Malone, you'll have to use their tester since I've been informed (several times) that they don't make samples of this one. just mentioning.
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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    Another vote for Heeley Figuier.
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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    Quote Originally Posted by derekp View Post
    AdP Fico di Amalfi is worth a shot for you, but I've tried most of what's been mentioned here and the Diptyque is untouchable IMHO.
    Derek is right, the AdP Fico di Amalfi is very very nice and worth a shot.

    Otherwise, I'm also in agreement with everyone who suggests Philosykos might actually be the one for you. For me it has superior longevity and good projection. I really wish that would be true for everyone on the board, but it's surely my experience. I can only hope that what LiveJazz says is true--that it might be lasting on you longer than you think.

    Molinard's Fleur du Figier isn't in the same category as Philosykos. It has a lot of dirty grubby rooty and seed-like things going on in it. It is very fig, but it's also a fig in a directly opposite direction from Philosykos, the L'Artisan figs, the Marc Jacobs, and the AdP. It's fun to check out and if the old blue bottles of Molinard are still in stock at online dealers it'll be very cheap, but it will in no way be a replacement.
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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    L'Artisan Premier Figuier all the way. Not a great deal of longevity on my skin, which seems to be par for the course for me with L'Artisan. So sad since I really dig a lot of their fragrances.

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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    AdP Fico de Amalfi... i had it on my hand right now and it's lasting... not very strong anyway.
    It's par with Dypthique's on that subject. I'd like to try Philosykos again.
    Anyway, i'm interested in putting my hands on Storer's Kadota, just for curiosity.

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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    I do like Figue et Garcons from Nez a Nez, a house seldomly discussed here...
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    Default Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    Dune Pour Homme by Christian Dior is an exceptional fig fragrance.
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