Unlisted Brand • Heeley - Eau de Figuier - Fig • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||14%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Heeley Eau de Figuier opens with a surprise of pepper with the fig,
but quickly becomes far too woody for my taste.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Notes: fresh grass, rhubarb; fig leaf, white tea; white cedar and dry grass.
The fragrance opens with the characteristic green, slightly sweet yet bitter fig note. As the scent develops, the fig note becomes fuller and sweeter, reminding me more of a freshly-plucked fruit. Once that stage has passed, woodsy-herbal notes emerge; in this stage the fragrance reminds me a bit of Figure Amere, only tamer. The dry down smells completely of dried grass. The scent shifts throughout its progression from leafy green to fruity sweet to woody aromatic; the fig note is ever-present but not always the dominant one. To me the nose wanted to take us on a journey through the fig tree as a whole: first the green foliage, then the fruit and lastly the tree trunk. Since this offering is not as milky-bitter, but - due to the grassy and woodsy notes - more green and dry, in my mind this makes the fragrance also suitable for people who usually are not big fig fans. Unfortunately it lasts only three hours on my skin.
Addendum: I believe the framing notes are so well-chosen and universal one could take them to create - by adding another fruit note of course - a new fruit tree experience. I think pear would lend itself beautifully to the supporting notes.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Another poor-sillage/lasting power tragedy. The initial scent is fantastic and reminiscent of a real fig, just cut open--creamy, spicy, woody, and green-sweet. I can almost imagine the tiny seeds like jewels, and the blob of Greek yogurt I'd like to eat it with. The scent itself is ten times better than the watery woodness of Philosykos. But just when I feel I'm getting to know and love it, it's gone, and the fleeting little figgy makes me feel all betrayed.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Goes on as coconut, fig and a cold dust note like dry concrete mix. The concrete note is very strong and overpowers the whole thing for a full 15 minutes. Starts to dry to concrete and slightly unripe fig. A fake watermelon note creeps in, but after an hour the whole thing settles to milky coconut fig without the concrete. Another half hour and it's an almost soapy perfume-y fig without coconut. This scent morphs a lot through its journey, but that powdered concrete note just turns me off enough that I don't want to travel that path again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
In the grand debate among fig perfumes, I have to throw in my hat with Profumum, with Parfumerie Generale earning a close second. Heeley gets a third, for two main reasons: it is so dry that it actually seems to me to lack warmth (and I actually usually like dry fig scents), and, secondly, it fades incredibly quickly. If you like a dry fig scent with just a bit more warmth and character, allow me to suggest PG's Jardins de Kerylos.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
Well described on Luckyscent, as being a more luscious fig than some other brands. Fresher too, richer, capturing perfectly the milky-coconut, cool-sappy fig tree note. Smells very natural, I would be surprised if a better rendition existed.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Fig, fig leaves, white cedar and the barest hint of lime, this fig is ripe and just a tad more luscious than other fig fragrances you may have loved. This is a true, full-bodied Mediterranean fig, a modern salute to the ancient beauty of the wonderful fruit from an ancient land. If you’ve never had the pleasure of trying a fig fragrance, you’re missing out. It’s a barely sweet, somehow familiar but always elusive scent memory…a true unique note in perfumery, and unique even within the realm of the normally more ‘green’ fig-based perfumes. Green fig, no coconut and the lime in there seems more like lime peel, in my opinion. Rather watery like watermelon rind, a little cucumber-y; somewhat similar to L’eau D’Issey. When it dries down I suppose I can detect a little cedar, but I probably wouldn’t have had it not been specified on Luckyscent. Nothing special if you don‘t care for watery greens. Luckyscent says "if you've never had the pleasure of trying a fig fragrance, you're missing out." Well, I wouldn't start with this one. There are better fig scents out there. However, I like my figs with a side order of sweet coconut, so that may make all the difference. This will be a good summer fragrance for some of you fig lovahs out there. If you like green figs and want one that has absolutely no sweetness, you should give this one a try--but for green figs prefer Philosykos. Both have a fairly nice lasting power. $75 for 125ml at Luckyscent.com