Fig Infusion 2022

Fig Infusion by Essential Parfums
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7.7 / 10 190 Ratings
A popular perfume by Essential Parfums for women and men, released in 2022. The scent is fruity-fresh. It is still in production.
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Main accords

Fruity
Fresh
Woody
Green
Citrus

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
FigFig ClementineClementine Italian mandarin orangeItalian mandarin orange
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Ceylon teaCeylon tea FreesiaFreesia Orange blossomOrange blossom
Base Notes Base Notes
SandalwoodSandalwood BenzoinBenzoin Virginia cedarVirginia cedar

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7.7190 Ratings
Longevity
7.1150 Ratings
Sillage
6.7148 Ratings
Bottle
7.4135 Ratings
Value for money
8.2113 Ratings
Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 19.05.2024.

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DonJuanDeCat

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DonJuanDeCat
DonJuanDeCat
Top Review 17  
Like freshly brewed fig tea
Hey guys, welcome to a new fragrance description from me. A dear perfumer was kind enough to send me a sample of this fragrance here, "Fig Infusion" by "Essential Parfums" and has actually been complaining for days that I still haven't described it, hey hey :D

Soo, there are two scents in this fragrance that I personally quite like. The first is tea. Most of you who have already read some of my comments know by now that I really like tea fragrances and therefore always like to try out new tea fragrances. Tea simply has a very special fragrance that smells really wonderful to me, especially black tea, although other tea fragrances are of course also great for me. I also like drinking tea, but... WITHOUT MILK!!! Ha, I haven't written this here for ages, but tea with milk is an abomination for me, buärks... igitt!!!! Milk is more than okay in coffee, but in tea.... Nah nah, stay away from me :D

Anyway, the second scent in this fragrance, which I also really like, is fig. However, fig is also a double-edged sword for me: on the one hand, there is the sweet fruity fig, which smells pretty great and I also really like this fragrance. However, there is also a type of fig that quickly smells quite dry and stuffy, which I don't like at all. It's hard to describe, but the kind of fig I quite like is in fragrances such as Philosykos by Diptyque or Fico di Amalfi by Acqua di Parma.

So, now that it's been clarified that there are two great fragrances in here for me, I'm naturally curious to see what the fragrance smells like :)

The fragrance:
The fragrance starts with a slightly sweet fig, which smells quite nice. There are citrusy notes in the background, which of course go well with the fig. However, the citrusy scents do not smell like the pulp of the oranges and mandarins mentioned here, but more like the slightly bitter peel of these fruits. Then, after a minute or two, a wonderful (albeit slightly faint) tea fragrance hits you, namely black tea, which smells as if you were smelling a packet of dried, i.e. not (yet) brewed tea leaves. Anyone who knows me here knows that I particularly like tea fragrances, so I really like the top note of this fragrance.
A little later, it continues to smell of tea and figs, although the tea is now a little weaker again. Floral scents are now added.
Towards the base, the citrusy scents disappear more and more, leaving the main part with figs and tea. In the background, the fragrance seems to become a little softer or creamier. And as time goes on, a fragrance note is added that initially feels slightly woody and spicy, but eventually turns out to be cedarwood, which incidentally is also very fitting with the rest of the fig and tea mix. A pretty nice fragrance!

The sillage and the longevity:
Unfortunately, I find the sillage quite weak here. Perhaps the fragrance comes into its own a little better on warm days, but I have the feeling that others would have to get quite close to you to be able to smell the fragrance on you.
This also results in a short shelf life of only a few hours, but at least you can spray the fragrance again if you want.

The bottle:
The bottle is rectangular and has a simple, square label with the fragrance name on the front. The lid is black and cylindrical. Even if the glass of the bottle is certainly of a higher quality, it is visually quite boring for me, based on the typical 0815 niche fragrance bottle design without any real recognizable features.

Conclusion:
Sooo, I quite liked this fragrance. Because as I said, I like tea and fig fragrances, especially when the fig smells nice and sweet and not stuffy and dry (this can happen very late in the base, but by then the fragrance is over anyway :D). And the cedar at the end rounds everything off even more.

However, it is a bit of a shame that the fragrance is quite weak in its radiance. For me at least, I had the feeling that the fragrance became quite body-like very soon after spraying it on. But that's the way it is sometimes with summer fragrances and who knows, maybe its radiance is actually better on warmer days. Otherwise, I would recommend the fragrance more for your leisure time, if you like the scents listed. It is simply too weak for going out. Incidentally, it is also suitable as an office or work fragrance because it is subtle and won't get on anyone's nerves.

So... that's all I've done with this fragrance... all that's left is a fragrance from Parfuma. Let's see how long I'll let her grumble this time before I test the fragrance, he he he :D

Well then, have a nice evening everyone, see you next time :)
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Iceblocks

34 Reviews
Iceblocks
Iceblocks
Very helpful Review 4  
Excellent 'daily' scent
I find myself a little surprised that Essential Parfums haven't received more attention. Surprised, because I've been consistently impressed at their ethos, approach, and offerings.

The focus on having the perfumer's name up front and showcased, the 10ml sizing available for each of their fragrances, the price (!) - they're now firmly on my shortlist of brands that I'll actively go out of my way to sample. I've also had some pretty consistent hits with them - I've liked almost every fragrance they've produced, and outright loved a few.

This is definitely more in the "like" category than outright love, but it's a like that's so easy to wear that I'm sure I'll end up draining a bottle regardless.

It's fig, but paired with a clean, fresh, orange blossom / citrus at first. That burst of citrus and blossom does subside after a few moments to settle into something a little more restrained - it pulls figgy-citrus-floral on my skin, with a woody, slightly tannic, slightly bitter note sitting at the base (likely the black tea). It's something of a shapeshifter in that it seems to blur into skin as an "aura" - while it's not musky by any means and it doesn't hit the traditional notes, the crowd that enjoys the "your skin but better" fragrances will probably also appreciate this.

It doesn't sit as a "green" fragrance on me and I would say it's actually a few degrees removed from some of the more popular figs in that category (despite sharing said main starring note). For comparison:

'Philosykos (EDT)' by Diptyque maintains a clean-fig underlay, but leans much, much more freshly-snapped-twig and leaf green. That greenness paints a much more natural, scenic representation of a fig - it's a fig tree and surrounds, outdoors under dappled shade.

'Debaser' by D.S. & Durga takes a fig and pairs it with a clean, warm, slightly woody coconut underlay. A slightly damp dark green note sits alongside it all, but it doesn't evoke the same kind of "overall imagery" that 'Philosykos' conjures - it's definitely fig, but this one has been transplanted to a humid alleyway in urban South East Asia.

Fig Infusion is a fig inside a sunlit, modern, upscale tea parlour. A little more clean, a little more divorced from nature, a few more hard edges - but smooth and impressive nonetheless.

Casual, yet elegant. Comfortable, yet professional enough to wear at work. A really impressive showing from this house, and something that'd serve really well as an "everyday" scent.

(On paper, the underlying bitter note is significantly tuned down, and the florals - with, yes, a hint of freesia - are turned up a little. As always, sample first!)
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Tulpenhügel

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Tulpenhügel
Tulpenhügel
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From the stem to the leaves Fig
I'm sitting under my fig tree in the summer heat. It's a glorious day and the tree gives me a cool spot. The wood and leaves give off their warm, tangy scent. I pick a fresh fig from the tree. It's not one of those overripe, sugary-sweet fruits, but one of the ones that
are still fresh and firm and have a milky, tart juice that oozes out when you pick them. It is sweet but also a little tart. Simply delicious.
This is the association I have when I wear this fragrance.
Its woodiness and subtle tart sweetness means it almost always suits me.
If this fragrance had a color, it would be khaki green for me. Quiet but perceptible for a long time. Its sweet-tart woodiness makes it almost always wearable for me.
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Aleitao

6 Reviews
Aleitao
Aleitao
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Creamy fig tea on a bed of soft woods
I love fig when it's done in a creamy way! This Natalie Lorson creation did not disappoint, quite on the contrary! Very mellow, sweet fig, very well balanced with the the tea note and the woods. It brings me a lot of peace and comfort.

Longevity is very good for this sort of fresh profile. And this does not turn sour on my skin. Projects quite good for around 5h and then turns into a lovely next to the skin scent for a long long time.

This fragrance brand its actually quite budget friendly for a niche house. And you can really smell the quality of ingredients!

Will definetly be purchasing a full bottle once my 10ml runs out!
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AlenaB

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AlenaB
AlenaB
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Delicious fig
For me, the fragrance already goes in the direction of Gris Charnel in terms of the creamy fig nuance and the black tea accord. I immediately noticed a similarity. But otherwise it is still fresh and green, and slightly sparkling thanks to the orange blossom. The base is pleasant and slightly woody. Will be part of my collection, is a very pleasant easy going perfume. The creamy fig milk comes and goes, but remains a little noticeable in the base.
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KuraiKurai 1 year ago
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Tangerine fig and benzoin. Very soft and without much depth, but pleasant enough for a casual summer scent
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RisingChaosRisingChaos 1 year ago
7
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9
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Very soft powder, a light fruity fig, and a fresh airiness. Bright and uplifting with a gentle sweetness, powdery yet not dry.
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EastasiakEastasiak 4 months ago
8.5
Scent
drinking tea with milk and eating a croissant with fig jam. my perfect fig scent, ideally balanced.
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TobackkoTobackko 7 months ago
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A nice meditative but fresh and energising fragrance, the creaminess of the base mixes well with the citrusy and sharp top notes, I love it!
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FreshKatsuFreshKatsu 1 year ago
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A serviceable summer fig fragrance. It's predominantly citrus with very little greeness that I usually associate with fig. Woody drydown.
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