Kategorie: Fig

A mix of both milky-sweet, creamy facets and bitter green elements, the fig is an intriguing perfumery ingredient full of complexities. It pairs well with bright citruses, exotic flowers and other green notes.

A luscious fruit that dates back thousands of years, if carvings from the Middle Ages are anything to go off (they can be seen in early depictions of the Garden of Eden). They grow in the Middle East and Mediterranean, and were popularised in modern perfumery with a scent by L’Artisan Parfumeur, about 25 years ago.

Both the fruit and leaf smells of the fig can be interpreted in perfumery. The leaf gives a green note and can feel cool and shady. The fruit can be jammy, juicy, ripe and sunny. The sap is bitter, earthy and milky.