Sometimes the scent of fig is a little disappointing. I always expect it to be fulsome and sweet, just like real figs, ripe and ready to eat, but very often fragrancers tone down the sweetness and make it into a green scent that is fig-ish. So L’Occitane Figuier & Osmanthus Fragrance is definitely the fruit first. And, it’s got enough sweetness that it resonates with my expectations of that ripe fruit on my plate.
The floral note of Osmathus (which is kind of floraly-apricoty) doesn’t dissipate the fig, but makes it fuller somehow, and prettier. L’Occitane Figuier & Osmanthus Fragrance is really all things summer – I have a fig tree in my garden; one of my few horticultural successes (by accident, I must admit – clearly I planted a super hardy type!) so now I’m just wishing for those little green figs to turn into ripe and ready to eat ones.
L’Occitane Figuier & Osmanthus Fragrance launches this month – oh, and if you’re visiting the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year, look out for the L’Occitane garden – a celebration of all things Grasse and for which this limited edition fragrance has been made.
It’s £28 for 30ml HERE.
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