HELLOOOOOO the Perfume Posse! Portia from AustralianPerfumeJunkies bringing you one of my go-to scents, Premier Figuier Extreme. I wear it often, though not nearly as much as it deserves. I had long had my acquisitive eye upon a bottle and while in Budapest earlier in the year with Jin we were lucky enough to come across the friendly and handsome Zsolt, proprietor who is also a talented perfumer, at his shop
They have an online shop but sadly there is only the ability to send within Hungary.
Premier Figuier Extreme by L’Artisan Parfumeur 2004
Fragrantica gives these featured accords in one line:
Coconut milk, sandalwood, dried fruits, fig leaf, almond milk, fig, fig tree
The fresh green-ness of Premier Figuier Extreme is the first thing you notice, so pretty and, um, green. We have hydrangeas in the yard and when you cut them back there is a green, sappy, milky smell that is like this but you also have to add some nearly sweet fruit on top, green fig but almost edible. I love how the coconut milk/cows milk/almond milk gently moves in to take centre stage, I use all of thos milks because at different times there is a resemblance to all of them, a fabulous jammy, figgy, milky concoction that whisks me away and I’m dreaming of a Greek island picnic, there is even a yeasty feel of fresh bread dough awaiting the oven or as it comes out warm from it, though I have only ever been to Zakynthos and it is much better known for olive groves. My skin also throws up a slight saltiness, briny and fresh. Whenever I spritz Premier Figuier Extreme my mind asks me why I don’t do it way more often.
For a L’Artisan I get excellent longevity and can smell wisps of woodsy fig jam well into the 5 hour mark, sometimes surprising me as I bend or turn and huffing up my shirt. Wearable for most workplaces if applied with a light hand, though the sillage and scent bubble is perhaps a bit too much for very close quarters. I like to go shopping in it solo so I can really enjoy the fun and ride, also an excellent dinner or date scent. Smelling like a yummy dessert is a good ploy if you are going to offer yourself up as one, especially when it’s as subtly as Premier Figuier Extreme.
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Something else I love about Premier Figuier Extreme is its wearability at any time of the year and find that different facets present themselves in each season. Unlike Philosykos by Diptyque, I find and find that Premier Figuier Extreme is welcoming and warm, an enticement rather than a cold shoulder. To really amp up the sex appeal breath heavily down your top with your mouth, the warmth and human breath give a whole new sensuality to the fragrance that is extremely alluring.
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What are your favourite figs and why? Is this one a goody or rubbish? I love to read what you think, come on it’s supposed to be a conversation. Give me a thrill and say howdy.
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