Fantastic Figs! theme

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This edit is an excellent foray into the fantastic world of figs in fragrance. Ultimately, notes related to fig are not made with essences derived from the actual plant but are recreations (or fantasies!) made with certain chemical compounds. These compounds are part of the plant metabolism but are synthesised for perfumers’ needs. The key, and fairly old, material used is called Stemone® (a handy industry name for 5-Methyl-3-heptanone oxime) and there is also a certain type of lactone. The former is greener whilst the latter smells fruitier. Both compounds are quite sturdy and can survive in relatively harsh environments, such as burning candles and shower gels.

Perfumers are always trying to style the fig note chemicals in a more sophisticated manner (in comparison to room ambiance or bath products) by adding various natural extracts and other fancy synthetics.

This selection features perfumes, in which the fig note travels from the orchard to the jam jar. There are green and airy options as well as delicious patisserie and fig tart inspired blends.

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Beso Pasión Beso Beach Blooming fig trees

An absolute hit from the moment of its release, Beso Pasión conjures up a sunny orchard where the aromas of green leaves, ripening fruit and hot soil mix with the salty breezes of the Mediterranean.

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PG16 Jardins de Kérylos Pierre Guillaume - Parfumerie Générale Fig trees by the sea

A fig orchard interpretation. Kérylos is a villa built in the aesthetics of Ancient Greece on a cliff not far from Cannes. To add to the ambiance, the original Greek owner planted an orchard filled with fig and peach trees. The perfume captures the atmosphere of the breezes from Mediterranean sea mixing with blooming fruit trees.

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Pure Azure Phaedon Paris Mediterranean green

A steady bestseller in the neroli category, Pure Azure conjures up a sunny orchard where the aromas of green leaves, blooming orange trees, ripening figs and hot soil mix with the salty breeze of the Mediterranean.

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Panorama Olfactive Studio Fig and wasabi

It might be a bit of an olfactive quest to detect the fig note in this perfume since it features so many green nuances. The fig leaves accord is interlinked with aromas of bamboo shoots, fir needles and wasabi.

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Fig Man CARNER Photorealistic

A photorealistic impression of a fig tree, complete with sun rays filtering through the fragrant leaves.

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PG14 Iris Oriental Pierre Guillaume - Parfumerie Générale Fig jam

The sweet, jammy fig interpretation. In PG14, the overripe fig note is floating in honey, rich Mexican vanilla and amber.

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Figue Molinard Photorealistic

A photorealistic impression of a fig tree, complete with sun rays filtering through the fragrant leaves.

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Figuier Noir Houbigant Giant fig

A beautifully composed, delicious and sophisticated perfume which highlights different modes of fig at every layer - from the fragrant bitter green of the leaves to the candied fig in the base.

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195 A.C. Agatho Magnum ficus

A mouthwatering delicious fig fantasy framed with stimulating cardamom and a dark dramatic mix of pomegranate and incense.