Saturday, 22 August 2015

A Trio of Fig Fragrances


L to R: Comptoir Sud Pacifique Coco Figue, Diptyque Philosykos, Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier
I am proud to say that I finished up two full-size fragrances this year, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle and Gucci Guilty (I'll talk about these in an epic 'Year of Empties' post I am planning for next month). As a reward for that accomplishment, I treated myself to three new fragrances—all of which are fig scents. I'm not sure where the figgy impulse came from, but I decided to run with it. And although all of these are fig-based scents, they are all incredibly different.

Comptoir Sud Pacifique Coco Figue: The packaging of Coco Figue reads very practical (aka a bit boring), but this is a nice summer fragrance that I've worn during my numerous Balkan beach trips this year. The notes in this one are fig fruit and leaves, vanilla, and coconut. To my unsophisticated nose, it smells like a grown-up Hawaiian Tropic sun cream. For that reason, I don't foresee wearing this apart from during the summer. But at only $32, it's a very affordable fragrance. Available at Sephora.

Diptyque Philosykos: This scent is hugely popular with the blogging crowd, and for good reason. I picked up the Eau de Toilette version (as opposed to the Eau de Parfum). It has notes of fig leaves, green fruit, and cedar. This is definitely the most sophisticated scent of the three I picked up and I am so glad I finally succumbed to the hype and bought it. I think it's versatile enough to wear night or day, pretty much year round. With that amount of use, it's $90 price tag is more than worth it (even more so because I picked it up at 20% off at BeautyBar). And can we also please give a round of applause for the chic packaging?

Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier: This has also been a much hyped product over recent months (it looks like Roger & Gallet have done a massive push with many top bloggers). At around $22 for a 30mL bottle of the Eau de Toilette, I ordered it from Escentual (currently they only have the EdP version, though). It is a much sweeter and younger scent than Philosykos, but I love it just as much. The bottle is small enough to throw in my bag for a mid-day spritz. Gorgeous if you like sweet scents. 

What scents have you been loving lately? Have you tried any of these three? Let me know below and head to BloglovinInstagram, and Twitter to follow me!

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