Unlisted Brand • Satellite - a la figue • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||71%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
A lovely fig, with a green, stemmy, milky, fruity luscious beginning that smells almost exactly like fresh sun warmed figs. Less earthy that l'artisan, less dry than diptyque, this may be my favorite fig from someone who really isn't a big fan of fig in scent. (I do Love to eat them though, especially a fig jam with brie or goat cheese on a water cracker, or the same jam with Greek yogurt... heck, a fig newton will do it for me. The figgier the better. But as a scent note, meh.) Let's pretend soneone gifted me a bottle! well, even with this lovely version of fig, I'd still have to add vanilla to layer. So while if I were in the market for a fig, this would be my choice, overall it just isn't me. Beware with this review, because as with all things you aren't wild about I am able to smell this on me *forever*. I mention this because if Fig is your Thing, well... test first to make sure the scent lasts for you as I've noticed other reviewers complaining about longevity.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Most green scents smell very sharp on my skin, but this fragrance's greenness is redeemed by bitterness. It reminds me of the milky white sap that comes out of a dandelion, which is creamy (looking) but at the same time so bitter. Another comparison would be the taste of baby mustard greens, mizuna, etc - fresh, green, and bitter. There is a top layer of creaminess, a subtle vanilla, and a haze of sandalwood that rounds this out nicely. If you are looking for an interesting springtime scent that is not generic fresh/floral this is worth a try.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Wow, this is Spring in a bottle and it just loves humidity. I think it could revive anyone who is a little tired, sapped by the humidity and needs a fast pick-me-up. Everything smells so FRESH around you especially when you step out into the sun. The fresh fig and coconutty smell merge brilliantly. This is a dazzling GREEN fragrance. I'm not into fruity florals, but this gorgeous concentrated juice lasts for 5 hours and has a siesta and wakes up again in about 3 hours - intriguing! Lasts about 12 hours all up. My other favourite fig is the Heeley one, quite lovely but a more subdued fig altogether. Philoskylos and Premier Figuier lasts about 20 minutes on me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I recently had the opportunity to sniff this at the ScentBar (made a special trip while I was visiting L.A). I picked it up not thinking much about it because I began to mindlessly smell things after a while.
I was prepared to get Premier Figuier Extreme as I've been craving a bottle for a while. But the A La Figue! was so wonderful. I was surprised I liked it better than a L'Artisan!
Less green, more cream. Smoother, rounder. Yet still fresh enough to not be sticky sweet. I guess a good comparison, which someone else made once: A La Figue! is more earth and Premier Figuier Extreme is more greenery. Either way I'm glad that my need for fig was satisfied with a less expensive bottle (and such a cute bottle!).
Lippie off b/c it doesn't last that long.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Thit is an uncomplicated fig, very similar to MH Figue amere at the start but growing better, more womanly and milkier, after 10 minutes or so. Milkiness comes from the Iris and Lily of the Valley in the middle notes and from the vanilla-musk base. I'm not a big fan of Satellite fragrances, but I'll save a good word for this one. Despite not having a big personality it has some dignity.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other, Neutral Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Another testament to the joys of body chemistry!
And my body chemistry isn't quite mainstream...so take this with a grain of salt.
It starts out fig, as you'd expect, eh? ~~~ Some fig/green/something else and it promises to be interesting, if nothing else......
An hour later I'm smelling my wrists and I smells something between Flowerbomb or Carnal Flower and only an undercurrent of fig. What???
But it's beautiful and understated at the same time.
Fig/tuberose? Whatever, it's lovely and it's unique.
Lasting power, 4-6 hours.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
A la figue! notes are: fig tree sap, fresh fig, iris, white lily of the valley, cyclamen, vanilla, cedar, white musk, patchouli (almost inexistent). This scent has been described as "Figue fabulousness". I wholeheartedly agree. This is fabu! This isn't green and sappy, neither is it a sparkling green fig scent-but this is somewhat green. A la figue! is actually a little sweet in the opening and it smells very much like a "salty" beachy fig fruit. The patchouli and the cedar are not prominent notes here. They impart an earthy quality to the fragrance and keep it from seeming too sweet. I finally found a fig I like a lot. The sillage here isn't outstanding, but since this is a summery scent, I think that is actually a good thing. You wouldn't want to suffocate your friends in the heat of the Summer. This scent's description (over at Lucky Scent) is right on target for me. I have to say that I hardly smell any iris or LOTV here and that patchouli haters shouldn't be scared to try this scent. This is mainly a sweet/salty, beachy and milky scent on me. This perfume might not be the one for lovers of the very green and sappy fig concoctions, but those of you who, like me, never really loved a fig scent because of that green sappy note wasn't your 'thing' must sample this. If you like Cristobal, you'll love this more 'updated' version of a sweet fig scent. The vanilla note here surfaces on my skin in the dry down, but it doesn't play a main role here. This scent is about the fig.