Fig scents are ubiquitous in the niche market, and as pricey as most of them are, they are pretty much a dime a dozen. Fig as a note is lovely-fresh, green, a bit earthy and woodsy all at once. You don't have to do much to it to make it good. Add some coconut, as most perfumers do, and you've got yourself a lovely fresh, tropical fragrance. For some reason, niche brands seem to feel justified charging an arm and a leg for this. Don't get me wrong: I find Diptyque's Philosykos and L'Artisan's Premier Figuier very pleasant and would glady wear them if I received them as a gift. But I'll not be seeking them out myself when I already have a bottle of Molinard's Fleur de Figuier.
The blue bottles of Molinard's Les Fleurs de Provence line are an unmistakable bargain. Most can be found for $20-30 at discount sites and they hold 3.3 oz of fragrance. Fleur de Figuier is my favorite of the line. It starts off softly green and sappy with a hint of fruit-everything a fig should be. As it dries down, it begins to develop an underlying musky earthiness that makes me think of damp ground and broken twigs with crushed leaves. There is even a note that reminds me very much of sweet tobacco, though not at all smoky or burnt. The lasting power is not good, but hey, for $20 a bottle, spritz every hour if you like. It is more original and intriguing than many fig scents 5x its price-there is nary a coconut note to be found.
I would suggest googling to find the best price on this one, but some discount perfume sites that I have tried with success include,, and good old amazon.

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