Premier Figuier fragrance notes

    • fig leaf, galbanum, almond milk, fig, sandalwood, dried fruit, parasol lime, coconut

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Latest Reviews of Premier Figuier

The best natural fig interpretation that I've ever smelled (tried about 8 so far), the first hour feels like plucking a fig leaf, and crushing it in your hand. You can definitely get the fig leaf milky sap and greenness of the leaf. This lasts for about an hour, and then it progressively turns sweeter and more woody.

Honestly, I'd say the the introduction of wood and toffee sweetness makes me perceive it as stronger after it dries down, compared to the opening. At the same time, it's by no means overly sweet or aggressively woody, it's superbly balanced and soft.

Gender agnostic. Reminds me of some kind of iced tea, but I can't quite pinpoint it specifically. Makes me a bit hungry. One of my absolute favourites. Still projects very well 5 hours into wearing it. It's a fig tree in a bottle. I would even say that it is very reasonably priced for what it does, compared to what you get with other niche brands. 10/10.
10th June 2023
The smell of fig trees under a blazing sun.

It's realistic, but this kind of literal smell is a retrograde step.
It harks back to the simple naturalism of pre-synthetic perfumery, and the days when perfumers could only copy natural smells and not interpret them.

Fig makes a good parfum d'ambience but it's a bit boring as a fine fragrance.
6th June 2022

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
7th September 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.
24th September 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).
14th September 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.
3rd September 2019
A gorgeous figtree, obviously, with all its milkyness, fruitiness, bitterness, sweetness and greenness. But a figtree anyway.
19th April 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.
16th August 2016
The woody-milky-earthy tones at play here make me think of a prettier version of genmaicha. Not the kind of scent I'd sport but this is an undeniably well-represented fig.
4th January 2016
This has the same cool, leafy fig as Philosykos in the opening, but is somewhat less woody. It develops & fades more quickly too, becoming sweeter, creamier & fruitier within the hour, & reaching the coconutty stage around three hours in. It fades almost to nothing after five hours.
This is a lovely fragrance, but its lack of tenacity frustrates me, & for this reason I much prefer the Diptyque.
8th July 2015
Darvant in his/her review on this page describes the stages of Premier Figuier perfectly. The dry pungent opening, the creamy coconut middle, the nutty milky dry down.

Supposedly this deserved its name as being the first scent to primarily focus on fig notes. As such, it is an admirable original. Unique and totally likable.

Turin gives it 4 stars - it deserves 5 - and thinks Miss Moneypenny's daughter might wear this well.

A perfect scent for summer wear, especially towards cocktail time on the terrace above the beckoning ocean. Whenever I wear it, I think of Bermuda.

The Lili Bermuda scent company could do well to initiate a fig scent of their own. Until then, this will do nicely.

Highly recommended and respected for luscious originality.
26th June 2014
I was surprised by how green Premier Figuier is! I expected something fruity and thus sweet, but (at least on my skin) this is rather vegetal, even chlorophyllic. It is figgy of course, but more leafy than fruity. The drydown is dry and woody. Like many L'Artisans, a wonderful mood scent. It puts a smile on my face.
5th March 2014