Miller Harris Figue Amère is a fig by the French seaside in a little cottage garden. It’s a salty and bitter green fig with wild flowers.
Figue Amere is a very “French” fig to me. It smells like an elegant French perfumery’s take on a green fig. It opens with a bright citrus with a slightly bitter galbanum. Underneath this “layer” there is an astringent cedar over “coconut greens”. On my skin, the narcissus is noticeable. It’s heady and very green. And then this transforms into a cottage garden filled with thorny roses and a few wild weeds. The base is warm, salty amber that doesn’t read as ambergris but like copal-heavy amber and sea salt. But, there’s a dried greenness. I’m totally in love with the dry-down.
Notes listed include bergamot, mandarin, narcissus, rose, green violet leaves, angelica, cedar, amber and seamoss. Launched 2002.PERFUMER – Lyn Harris
Give Figue Amere a try if you are looking for a fig that isn’t just “fig”. Or if you like perfumes like Sonoma Scent Studio Fig Tree, Tommi Sooni Jinx, Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Figue-Iris and/or Parfums DelRae Bois de Paradis. I find this perfume unisex.
Projection and longevity are average (longevity is above average in the cooler months).
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Bitter, green fig floriental by the sea. I think it’s a nice addition to the fig fragrance genre.
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