Visited the house-house last week. Getting there. Kitchen arrives in three weeks.
House garden is a jungle. Bind weed everywhere, covering almost everything on the south side fence. I’m going to be grumpy here: the twits who live in the southern-most house in the terrace are garden idiots. Beyond them not having the oomph to dig out the bind weed (it’s on their side) they had a load of beautiful trees (lilacs and plums) pulled out after they moved in because “we don’t like trees”. Who the ef doesn’t like trees (especially lilacs)?
I could go on. They’ve put their house on the market while my house (the one next door) is a building site and appear to be hoping it will sell.
Anyway. On to different things.
Two Fridays ago I wore Diptyque Philosykos (sorry about the picture) and commented on the Scent of the Day post. March commented that she’d done two fig posts and I should have a look – which I did. Figmania I and II are from 2007(!) which feels like a lifetime ago. As ever with March’s writing, a pleasure to read, amusing, and, of course, useful regarding fig perfumes. So, go back in time and get figgy!
Philosykos remains my favourite fig – and among my favourite warmer weather perfumes. It reminds me of how summer holidays in Greece years ago felt – very hot weather, hills smelling of thyme and lavender, fig and olive trees, eating outside all the time, a slight wafting of sea smell.
I’ve tried a few other fig fragrances but none of them have captured my heart: Miller Harris Figue Amere was pleasant – I recall it being woody, not really lush (which is how I think of Philosykos); L’Artisan Premier Figuier – sampled ages ago and can’t recall it doing much on my skin or lasting for that matter; Parfumerie Generale Jardins de Kerylos – smelled like flowers – no fig milky leafy anything; Yosh The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things – gave me hives and couldn’t wear perfume for a week; there’s another one – a Carthusia, I think – which was pleasant but forgettable (which is why I don’t recall the name). The fig scents I really want to sample are Slatkin Black Fig and Absinthe (seemingly not available here – can you get it in the US?) and CB etc Revelation (also unfindable here – Liberty had some CBs years ago, I believe, but no longer).
So, seriously, have a trawl through March’s Figmania I and II and are there figs you currently adore?
And on a different note, about 12 years ago, I think, I bought a small vial of something called Green Witch off an etsy shop. When I google the name I get an etsy shop called IlluminatedPerfume, but it doesn’t appear to stock something called Green Witch. It was perfume insanity – just incredible – weird, unctuous, very witchy. Anyone tried this or heard of it?