Philosykos has a cool sort of note, and a cedar base; I prefer the other fig perfume created by the same perfumer, Olivia Giacobetti: L'Artisan Premier Figuier, which is dry, smooth, with a sandalwood base. A bit of coconut milk there, too, but not sweet. As she likes the iris note, I'm thinking she may also prefer the dry quality of Premier Figuier. (Disclaimer: I personally did not like Aqua Allegoria Figue-Iris.)
A brighter fig is AdP Blu Mediterraneo Fico di Amalfi, which has a bright citrus opener. Everyone around me seems to like this one.
Unfortunately sampling is the only way to be sure.