WRITE A REVIEW
36% would repurchase
Package Quality: 4.0
Filter by skin/hair/eye
Filter by age
Start your review
on 3/19/2016 1:19:00 AM
More reviews by Eryn2
Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm
Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium
I've never been a fig fragrance girl but I've never encountered one like this....by turns green, milky, salty, fleshy, soft and sharp. Definite lemony note, a favourite, but never turns thin like so many others. Like my other Annick Goutal, Nuit Etoilee, I bought it about five minutes after trying it, and neither do I regret. I'm sure it's glorious for summer but I wore it through autumn and winter and loved every minute. My sole complaint is that it's far too fleeting.
on 7/13/2014 10:18:00 AM
More reviews by madamex
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This is a summer time staple for me. Galbanum, raspy lemons, fig, lemon tree wood-it's all there, and it's fabulous. I have bought and re bought this fragrance and the matching candle, and it is the scent of happiness for me. Love it!
on 5/15/2014 4:10:00 PM
More reviews by aquadinka
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I'm really surprised with the negative reviews here! This is one of my favorites in warm/humid weather. It's opening is a refreshing sparkling green that lasts about an hour. The milky fig slowly creeps in with some lemon to cut through the sweetness. I absolutely HATE sweet/sugary perfumes and this was just fine on me. I know some people are concerned with the boxwood (cat urine) note but to me it's not as bad as some other figs can be. As many Annick Goutals, it smells fresh and real.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 7/7/2013 6:22:00 PM
More reviews by lurketylurk
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium
Fig fragrances are nothing new, so Goutal had to really mix this one up to win the excitement of so many. Instead of the typical fig and sandalwood or fig and coconut combinations, Annick Goutal Ninfeo Mio pairs fig with citrus and lavender. An intriguing-sounding mix, I must say. I was expecting the most refreshing fragrance, a whiff of an Italian garden, a riot of green and lemons and herbs. I was NOT expecting dull sweetness and an unpleasant sharp note in the drydown. I can tolerate sweetish scents if theyâ€™re sophisticated but I have come to expect a fresh green sappiness from fig notes. Ninfeo Mio smells like a vaguely fruity vanilla. I know Iâ€™m in the minority here, but I do NOT like it.
on 3/15/2012 12:43:00 AM
More reviews by topkapi
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
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?
5 of 7 people found this helpful.
on 12/29/2011 9:05:00 PM
More reviews by catelfinel
Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
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.
on 8/23/2011 9:09:00 AM
More reviews by albinaalba
Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
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:)
on 2/3/2011 6:31:00 PM
More reviews by Wyrmiax
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
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.
on 8/20/2010 3:34:00 PM
More reviews by ChiChi9
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
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.
on 8/7/2010 2:56:00 PM
More reviews by whitecountess
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.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
Are you sure this product is discontinued?
daasfdsad, asdadasd, addasdasdas, asdasdasdasfsdfgdfs, fgdssdgfdgfg, gfgdgdfgdhfgj
Reviewer did not try the product Profanity/Vulgar language Advertising (Vendor promotion, iHerb Coupons etc.) Marketing campaign (BzzAgent, Influenster etc.)