Figment Woman by Dorothée Piot, Karine Vinchon-Spehner for Amouage 2017

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Erica Golding

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Hi everyone! I hope you are having the most gorgeous day.

As for myself, I’m enjoying yet another knock-me-over-with-a-feather moment thanks to an aromatic marvel. However, the magic of this perfume is not from drama and fireworks and bombastic notes; rather, its spell is cast by subtly enhancing a popular floral absolute just enough to launch it into the night sky.

Tuberose.

Now, I know you may be thinking that this beloved blossom has graced an infinite range of fragrances, and who needs yet another Tuberose when you’ve got Fracas and Carnal Flower and La Chasse Aux Papillons?

Trust me, you’re going to want to get your nose on the just-released:

Figment Woman by Amouage 2017

Figment Woman by Dorothée Piot and Karine Vinchon-Spehner

Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Sichuan pepper, saffron, gardenia
Heart: Tuberose, jasmine, orange blossom, lily, ylang-ylang, cassia bourbon
Base: Orris, papyrus, incense, patchouli

I was skeptical when I lifted the cap from my decant and inhaled a first impression. Instantaneously, all that registered with me was a pleasant tuberose note that, although pretty, was not piquing my interest. I placed the little glass vial on my nightstand and almost forgot about it, except for the fact that the warm spring breeze drifting through my window began to carry wafts of an enchanting scent, beckoning for my attention. It didn’t take long for me to realize that this beauty deserved skin time, immediately!

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How does it smell?
Wet on the skin, jasmine slinks seductively, sexy and sultry. Orange blossom kisses the top of the fragrance with an effortless freshness, softly cheerful. The tuberose in the heart is of exceptional quality. This is genuine high grade absolute, delicate yet intense, a sweetness that flirts with the edge of imbalance but never tips the scales.
At the base of the fragrance, I sense a whisper of oakmoss amongst the rich yet very quiet and subtle resins. The bottom of this composition is understated. I don’t explicitly pick up on patchouli or incense as components of Figment Woman, they accent the aroma with exquisite grace and moderation.

Amouage Figment Woman is a lovely, attractive perfume that is perfectly pleasant for office/daytime wear, while also exhibiting magnetic properties making it a lovely choice for a hot summer night. I would wear it whenever, wherever, truly! It probably sings a little better in warmer weather but honestly it’s just so damn pretty that I can’t imagine it matters very much.

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Further reading: Perfume Posse

Does it read like something you’d wear?

With love and light,
Erica

7 comments on “Figment Woman by Dorothée Piot, Karine Vinchon-Spehner for Amouage 2017

  1. Kandice says:

    I would absolutely love to try this. I love tuberose but haven’t found one which is FB worthy yet. Sadly I’ve only found one Amouage that does well with my skin chemistry, but perhaps this could be the second. Thanks for the review!

  2. australianperfumejunkies says:

    Hey Erica,
    SO jealous you got to try this one so quickly. Can’t wait to get my sniffer on it.
    Portia xx

  3. Sandra says:

    Hi Erica, I just bought a sample and looove this. Thought at first that with Hinour Woman I was set with Amouage tuberose- but the dry down is altogether different. Softer, creamier. Just wish the price was not so high. The bottle is gorgeous. Sandra xo

  4. fanny says:

    Looking forward to try Figment, absolutely!
    Thanks for your review!!
    🙂

  5. Tara C says:

    I was able to try this today and it doesn’t smell like tuberose on me until the far drydown. Honestly I disliked it a lot, it did not smell good on me at all, which is a shame as the bottle is gorgeous. I tried the men’s version as well, it is very earthy.

    Fortunately I was also able to test Bracken woman and liked it much more. It is hard to describe, but sort of a sweet fougère.

  6. Kate Apted says:

    Hey Erica,

    I have an Amouage sample set and a vial of Bracken for women. Bracken is a huge NO. I don’t like that it smells like sweet & sour chicken on me. I have not been overjoyed by any of the Amouages I’ve tried so far. BUT, given this is a tuberose, I’ll certainly try it. I cannot pass up any tuberose.

    I think I should have tried Amouage without any one else’s opinion been given before hand. A tad impossible, but it has really tainted my experience of them.

    Kate xx

  7. Greg says:

    I’ve been reading reviews of Figment Man and it sounds thoroughly off-putting, but Figment Woman sounds like I might actually prefer that. Thanks for the review Erica.

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