When I first started EauMG seven years ago, I was all about the fig fragrances. That was my favorite note; I had to have them all. And like anything we get obsessed over, there is usually a period of “burn out” that follows. I had worn my nose out when it came to fig scents. They were all starting to be the same. After a period of “fig rest”, I’ve started to wear them again. I’ve went through my collection pulling out the figs. And then I found this blue bottle.
Acqua di Parma Fico di Amalfi opens with a sulfuric grapefruit and lemon zest mixed with summer greens and inflatable pool lounger¹. It’s crisp, aldehydic and dry. The citrus notes quickly fizzle. Most of the wear of Fico di Amalfi is a dry cedar and green fig leaves. The dry-down is peppery woods. This fragrance is sort of short-lived so if you aren’t paying attention, you’ll miss the base altogether.
Many figs are creamy and lactonic (L’Artisan Premier Figuier). Some focus on the woody aspects (Sonoma Scent Studio Fig Tree). Fico di Amalfi is a lighter, brighter fig. It’s a balance of fig fruits/leaves and fresh citrus. It’s the sort of fragrance that does bring to mind the Amalfi Coast.
Notes listed include bergamot, grapefruit, lemon, orange, tangerine, cedar leaves, jasmine, pink pepper, fig nectar, cedarwood, fig wood, and guaiac wood. Launch date 2006.
Give Fico di Amalfi a try if you like fig fragrances or want a different take on citrus. Or if you like perfumes like Hermes Un Jardin en Mediterranee, Annick Goutal Ninfeo Mio, Tokyomilk Ex Libris, MAC Greenify and/or By Kilian Bamboo Harmony.
Projection and longevity are average for an EDT. It is short-lived in warmer weather with about 3-4 hours of wear.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Citrus fig. It’s a fresher fig and sometimes that’s the sort of fig that I want.
¹Something sort of synthetic-y and what I’m guessing is supposed to come across as “aquatic”.
Also, have you ever burned yourself out with certain notes? If so, which ones? After some time separated, I think I’m ready to rediscover and discover fig fragrances.
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