Howdy do all,
This is another of the bottles I picked up while in Budapest, this time under the Meridian Hotel in Zsolt’s shop, La Parfum (Deak Ferenc Utca 16-18). Zsolt was so friendly and helpful that we bought this and two of The Different Company’s 10ml travel sizes, more of which later.
Premier Figuier Extreme by L’Artisan Parfumeur 2004
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
BaseNotes gives these featured accords:
Top: Fig tree leaves, gorse bush flowers
Middle: Almond milk, figs, sandalwood
Base: Coconut milk, dried fruit, stone pine
I have a wonderful love affair with the L’Artisan Parfumeur range. To me they are interesting and beautiful without being unwearable in public or too intense so my concentration slips each time I get a waft. Coupled with their affordability and originality I am a fan.
Premier Figuier Extreme is an incredible almost photo realistic look at the fig from the ground up, or in fact from the leaves down. It takes us on a journey through the leaves, fresh, rubbed and torn, to the bark and branches, the fruit in all its sweet milky glory and then the earth and humus in the base. Though this is how the story reads to my nose there is never through the whole life of Premier Figuier Extreme where you can’t smell figs, the fruit, at some stage of their development all the way up to being in a pie.
Longevity is good too. I can still smell myself fragrantly wafting 5-6 hours after I spritz, which I do with abandon because it is tastefully quiet so you can have it all to yourself or go crazy and let the world know. A respritz at the 1-2 hour mark almost doubles its lifespan and I can smell it next morning, warm and sweet and funky.
Completely unisex and sprayed sparingly it would even suit most workplaces, unless they are absolutely frag-phobic.
Photo Stolen MarketsOfMelbourne
As figs are so common in fragrance these days do you have a favourite? Does the note work on you?
Till tomorrow wishing you a glimmer of joy and happiness somewhere unexpected in your day.