This month I love | confessions of a fig lover

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Fig scented products

It's just after an alfresco lunch and I'm stretched out on a picnic blanket under the shade of a beautiful fig tree. Book in hand, wine and olives by my side; basking in the Mediterranean sunshine. 

Oh god, I'd give anything for that to be true... a girl can daydream.

In reality, I've grabbed 20 minutes to myself to write this while Ayden naps. Once I'm done I have to empty the dishwasher and go pick labrador turds off the lawn. 

I may not be lying underneath that fig tree, but these beautiful fig-scented products are the next best thing. 

The love affair began when I was 21 and purchased my first ever Diptyque candle. I couldn't really afford it, but I was in Liberty beauty hall so it would have been rude not to. I picked up the Figuier scent and it was love at first sniff. That candle lasted me years - I never wanted to burn it, because I never wanted it to run out. Plus, I couldn't afford another one!

Fast forward five years (ok, a few more than five) and I'm still just as obsessed with all things figgy.

If I had to choose a 'signature scent' for myself (god, I hate that term), I'd have to go for Diptyque Philosykos. Basically the candle that started the love affair, in perfume form.

Diptyque Philosykos

Think warm summer evenings on exotic shores and you'll be half way there. The scent is fresh, intoxicating and I get complimented on it more frequently than any other fragrance. It's the perfect summer scent.

The eau de toilette doesn't seem to last all that long on my skin, so I picked up the perfumed oil roller ball in the same scent to carry around in my bag. This seems to last fairly well for top ups. 

Jo Malone Wild Fig and Cassis

A close runner-up to Philosykos would be Jo Malone's Wild Fig and Cassis cologne. A slightly fruitier offering than Diptique, but just as lovely. I have this one as a candle rather than the perfume. As you can see, it's been well loved so far. It lives in my bedroom and is the perfect calming scent and fills the room with summer.

Korres Fig Shower Gel

The newest addition to my fig collection is a shower gel by Korres. I picked this up recently as part of a buy one get one free offer, and I'm so glad I did. The shower gel itself is creamy and gentle, with a subtle scent that lingers on the skin. I love it. 

Better crawl out from under my fig tree and grab the poop-scoop I guess.... *sigh*

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