Annick Goutal • Ninfeo Mio • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||26%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Green
I can see where this was going. It shot out of the bottle a quick nymph-like green...but, was quickly overtaken by a raspy lemon and a slow thick fig accord. The white flowers are drowned out in the milky bitter haze. The result is what a fig would smell like if they grew on tomato vines next to a pickled lemon tree. A green garden as drawn by Bosch?
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I would recommend sampling this (as with all scents really) but especially this as i think on the right skin it could be heavenly. Unfortunately on me it smelled 1/2 beautiful, of powdery and green soft figs and chocolate, and 1/2 of cat wee! I can't ignore the feline part even though I so want to.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Turmeric and dill...and some volatile green( not ripe) fig...May be lovely, but my skin doesn't like it..I'd swap gladly my nearly full bottle:)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
My husband's most-hated fragrance note is what he describes as "green hairy vine," and for once I agree with him . After the galbanum opening, which lasted for 2 breaths (it is ever thus with galbanum, alas), it was all downhill with this one. Extremely astringent and bitter, especially in the heart notes. The drydown was utterly un-sweet fig, so I'd recommend it for someone wanting an un-sweet fig scent. But it was a scrubber for both of us.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I don't know if it just doesn't work with my chemistry, but this goes straight to a very strong cat pee smell on me! Terrible... scrubbed immediately.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
When my father first came to American from Italy as a six year old boy, he saw a lemon on the kitchen table, and remembering the huge sweet lemons from home, took a huge bite. Our American lemons here are picked smaller and earlier for their biting sour taste, so he got quite a shock!
Ninfeo Mio is named for Giardino di Ninfa, a citrus garden near Rome. And it definitely gives you that Lemon feel, but Italian-style, big and sweet.
This scent was created by Isabelle Doyen, one of our most famed perfumers. Her scents are always complex. I recently sampled 'The Unicorn Spell' and it was a perfect show of her many-note talents.
Ninfeo Mio reminds me slightly of Hermès Un Jardin en Méditerranée, a fragrance which truly makes you feel as though you're wafting through a garden, in a most beautiful sense.
Ninfeo is GREEN. If you love green, this is a wonderful new twist on that. You then get the citrusy lemon, and then it turns to something much sweeter, almost like someone has given you a spritz of lemonade in your champagne.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I tested this today and although I liked the green, over the top there was a scent that reminded me of something I would cook with, a spice or condiment of some kind. Maybe it's the fig. I'm sure my brain is just confused, and that other people would not react this way. But the result was that it seemed foodie to me, and I didn't like it. Still, I thought it unusual and extremely interesting and I may go back for another sniff. There will be people out there who will love NM to bits, I'm sure. Full marks as usual to Annick Goutal for diverting from the mainstream.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Citrus/fig/herby scent with good body and on me great lasting power. Fantastic in hot weather when you want to wear something that is both fresh but with more oomph than a straight cologne.
The milky fig and the green herby citrus play together beautifully. My only (very slight) complaint is that the lemon note is a little screechy especially on the opening, but otherwise a wonderful summer scent and a great fig.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
That was a small dissapointment! I expected something like Mandragore which I love but all I got was the smell of wet soil on my body. Yes,it is interesting and unusual but it is not me. The first impression is an earthy feeling with a strong lemon note. Then, after a few minutes, the green fig appears. Staying power is mediocre. It is definitely a unisex fragrance and I would personally prefer it on a man than a woman. I would not purchase a full bottle as I prefer my fragrances more feminine.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Ninfeo mio is a green marvel, singing about spring and leaves and the sweetness of the first golden rays of sun. After a couple of tests I sprung for the full bottle, and I am very happy!!
Ninfeo mio starts very citrusy and green, with bursts of lemon, petitgrain and galbanun painting with few precise strokes the vision of a beautiful verdant garden (the Giardini di Ninfa, in Rome, are reported as an inspiration for the fragrance); the garden is alive, sappy, inhabited by fauns and fairies having fun under the bushes. This stage is very juicy and thirst-quenching and a bit sour. Very soon though, everything starts to soften, the color is still green, but a delicious fig tree starts growing through the sparkling top: the leaves, the milky fruit, the woody branches... it is delicious, comforting, and kept interesting by the buzz of the top notes in the background. You are not going to be mistaken for a walking fig candle, I assure you. Simply, the fauns are now taking a nap under the green foliage of the fig tree. Ninfeo mio manages to be very invigorating and relaxing at the same time, if it makes sense!
The fragrance is at the same time complex and simple, very pleasurable, becoming more woody and creamy as time goes by. I love wearing it in a rainy spring day, because it just comes alive together with the growing and always thirsty green buds and leaves of spring. I love wearing it to bed because it is so comforting, very present but never overwhelming. I love it in a sunny day because it is so refreshing...
From the AG website - Olfactory family : Citrusy, green, woody; Notes: Essence of Italian lemon and citron, essence of petitgrain, essence of bitter orange, extract of galbanum, lentisque absolute, fig and lemon tree.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Other
I liked this at first. It smells like a bit stale clementine or tangerine. It is citrus but it's a earthy. Citrus that is not too sharp is charming.
However, as it dries down, it gets different. I can even smell urine. =(
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Dear god, take this away from me.
Started out with a faint hint of fig. I was hoping for galbanum, but it rapidly moved into candy land aka Brach's Neopolitan Sundae coconut candy, then dried down to urine.
Can you hear me gagging?
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I bought this unsniffed. I was tempted by blogs for a fair few days and then a freebie offer prompted me to handover my card details. I am pleasantly surprised by it's loveliness. I don't perceive anything groundbreaking here but it's a new (and the latest) shade of green and I want to wear it. I LOVE green scents - green as in Bel Respiro, Hermes's Mediterranean and Mousson, Les Belles de Ricci Liberté Acidulée - and I am glad that have an extra shade to play with. It starts with this high octane sour greenness and if you sniff harder, you get the citrus peel that flutters back and forth. Lateron it's the lactonic fig likes everybody says but the sour greeness remains in the background. Four spritz down my collar (so that some gets on fabric and some on me) lasts all day.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
Zesty, fresh, citrusy scent! (this is not a fig scent, as someone listed below.. this is green/citrusy scent).
I love the beginning, bergamote and lime.
There is this accent of green herbs, vetiver and hen... and Tomato leaves - that remain the most prominent note in all the juice, to my nose, and even if it's not listed as a note, that have that peculiar so summer-fresh smell when you crush on in your hands!
Ninfeo mio is an unisex frag, very green and uplifting, but soon reveals a sweeter heart, vanilla and fig, that makes it a little more feminine.
The fig remains on the green side, it's the smell of the *peel* of fig rather than the inner frut. The drydown is resinous and dry (I smell cypress and cedarwood).
Unfortunately the staying power is quite low....
Other than that, an excellent summer scent to try.
notes as per Osmoz
top notes Galbanum, Citron, Lemon, Lentisk
heart note Petit-Grain, Orange, Lavender, Fig Leaf
base note Lemon-tree Wood, Milky Note, Fig, Creamy Woods
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is the latest perfume by Annick Goutal. Actually it's inspired by a garden full of citrus trees near Rome. It's a very very sharp green citrus scent, at first. However, this amazing greenish citrus scent vanishes in 5 to 10 mins. Then the fig scent comes along ... it kinda reminds me of Jo Malone's Wild fig & Cassis, a terrifying yuky green fig scent... which is very artificial. It dries down to a fig leave & woodzy tone. Smells exactly like diptyque's Philosykos.
On the AG website, it says Ninfeo Mio is a citrusy woodzy fragrance for both sexes, but I can honestly say that it's not really that woodzy. It's an unripe fig scent. A combination of Jo Malone's Wild fig & Cassis and Diptyque's Philosykos.
It's good .. but just not what I've expected. If you're looking for a fig scent.. GO for BYREDO's Pulp... my godsh, it is one delicious fig scent !! The most juicy one I've tried!!