The first time I realised I loved the smell of fig was in a candle shop. I’ve never liked the texture of the fruit, and the closest I came to enjoying eating it was a fig roll biscuit. As for the scent, I can’t say I ever noticed the real thing.
But if you’ve ever smelled Jo Malone’s Wild Fig and Cassis candle (the source of my obsession), you’ll know what I’m talking about. Fruity, woody, and a little bit smoky, figs have a totally delicious and relaxing scent. Which is why I’ve hunted down a few figgy-fragranced finds (YES alliteration) for this latest wish list.
I hope you enjoy taking a look. If you love figgy fragrances as much as I do, do leave me a comment!
Under a Fig Tree Scented Candle – Rituals – £19.50
This smells heavenly, and at £19.50 it’s less than half the price of a Jo Malone candle. Which makes the indulgence seem much less indulgent, don’t you think?
Korres Fig Shower Gel – £8.00
I can’t stop sniffing this in Debenhams. It’s gorgeous. And there’s nothing like showering in your favourite scent!
Acqua di Parma Fico di Amalfi Eau de Toilette – £57.00 for 75ml
I cannot justify buying this. At all. But you can listen to me waxing lyrical about these beautiful fragrances here.
Diptyque Figuier Scented Oval – £32.00
Hang this in your “linen cupboard” (i.e. the top shelf of your wardrobe) or lob it in a drawer. Every time you put fresh linen on your bed, the fragrance will fill the air, as if a light breeze has just passed through the leaves of a nearby fig tree. Probably.
Seriously though, imagine having a scented linen cupboard. That’s a level of sophistication which I’m very excited to achieve one day.
Urban Apothecary 65g Fig Luxury Candle – £13.00 (or £26.00 for 130g)
I haven’t sniffed this one in person, so can’t attest to whether the smell is any good or not. But just look at the adorable glass packaging! So vintagey. So cute…
The White Company Fresh Fig Hand and Nail Cream – £14.00 for 250ml
One day I’ll be the sort of lady that has a matching set of White Company hand wash and hand cream on her bathroom sink. And it will smell of fig. #lifegoals
Pacifica Mediterranean Fig Roll on Perfume – £12.00 for 10ml
Had a whiff of this in Holland and Barrett the other day, and loved how warm and fruity it smelled. I’m so glad Pacifica has finally crossed the pond!
Jo Malone Wild Fig and Cassis Cologne – £42.00 for 30ml
I’d like to pretend I don’t spritz this all over myself whenever I pass a Jo Malone counter. But I totally do. Sorry.
BTW: All images are taken from the featured company websites and are not mine. Just, you know, clarifying.