Premier Figuier 
L'Artisan Parfumeur (1994)

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There are 43 reviews of Premier Figuier by L'Artisan Parfumeur.


Alchymia. Perfumare. Magnum Opus.

I can't help but think that Olivia Giacobetti named this composition "Premier" Figuier either consciously being aware, or subconsciously feeling that this a first attempt and take on the fig theme, perhaps even a draft, with Philosykos completing the process.

Be it as it may, on my skin this scent quickly develops into a light and pleasant fruity aroma with predominant peach vibration. Interesting enough, the first inhales of the fragrance, while being close to the fig, already hint towards what will follow.

As mentioned by others, on my skin this perfume also shows more feminine characteristics. But this is not the reason why I can't fully stand behind it with a positive rating. The reason is that the fig just disappears shortly after the opening, and the perfume is transformed into an elegant and innocent peach scent which, however, is nothing remarkable.

That being said, respect goes to Olivia Giacobetti's sincerity and boldness for this honest and direct take on the fig theme.

I don't hold longevity and sillage as key factors in a perfume, the former assessing the perfume quantitatively, and the latter – by its external impact. My perception and communication with perfumes are based mainly on the quality of the essence and the way it affects me internally. If you are interested in the longevity and sillage aspects of "Premier Figuier", please kindly refer to other reviews.

L'Artisan Parfumeur, Premier Figuier:
Composition: 6/10
Complexity: 4/10
Development: 4/10
Naturality: 6/10
Sep 7, 2021


Musty, milky, and greenly vegetal-fruit on opening. It quickly developed into an artificial sandalwood fragrance, overpowering the verdant and jammy, deep fig. It's still there, just muted next to some aged flowers and almond powder. If the titular note would stay present throughout and have a backbone, I'd like it more.

This has been lauded as one the most loved figgy fragrances...I'm simply not feeling the hype and will leave the superlatives to those who are in love. Longevity is so so, about 3 hours. Sillage was moderate.
Sep 24, 2020


Singularly focused on evoking its subject matter, Premier Figuier offers up a green, earthy, bitter, salty, sour take on fig that becomes increasingly milky as it sits on skin--which is to say, a very realistic take on a fig tree--without the ornamentation the fig note is so often buried under to make it less polarizing.

Premier Figuier is refreshing and subdued and intricate, with discreet presence and limited longevity (five hours or so).
Sep 14, 2019


A fairly unimpressive fig, and I would have given it a neutral score but I detected a particular sour milk note which I recognised as one of the very few perfumery ingredient smells that I detest. There is a strange dusty matting (almost jute like) note in the dry down which shouldn't be there either.

After a less than inspiring opening, a rather disappointing end. Shame.
Sep 3, 2019


A gorgeous figtree, obviously, with all its milkyness, fruitiness, bitterness, sweetness and greenness. But a figtree anyway.
Apr 19, 2019


A generally nice scent, and the sandalwood drydown lasts a long time without becoming overwhelming (as sandalwood can on my skin). The initial burst of fig is lovely. However, you can get pretty much the same scent from Pacifica's Mediterranean Fig for a fraction of the cost.
Aug 16, 2016

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