Figue Verte by Teniqua
Since the release of Diptyque’s Philosykos and Premier Figuier from L’Artisan Parfumeur in the mid 90’s, both of which were composed by Olivia Giacobetti, fig fragrances have been a staple of many collections. Teniqua’s Figue Verte eschews many of the tropes you find in fig-based perfumes. There are no trips to the Mediterranean by way of Milton’s Garden of Eden. Instead perfumer Frances Lamb centers this now familiar fruit within a Caravaggio landscape filled with light and shadow.
The fragrance opens with a burst of green fig, bright bergamot and a playful zing of raspberry. A gentle hum of lavender creates a spacious, aromatic bridge to a fleshy heart given a sumptuous depth thanks to a hit of white flowers and lush magnolia. In the base vetiver and resins create dark, shadowy recesses, which perfumer Lamb accentuates with a measured shot of oud. And, we have to say, a very clever use of it at that.
- Green Fig, Bergamot, Raspberry
- White Florals, Lavender, Magnolia
- Oud, Vetiver, Cedar, Amber Resin
Perfumer: Frances Lamb
10ml/0.35oz eau de parfum
Ingredients: Alcohol Denat, Parfum, Alpha-Isomethylionone, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Coumarin, Eugenol, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Linalool.
Selected and Decanted by: Hoohaa, Wadebridge House, 16 Wadebridge Square, Poundbury, Dorchester, DT1 3AQ