In 1994, Olivia Giacobetti with L’Artisan Parfumeur marked an innovative milestone in the world of perfumery, creating the first ever Fig based fragrance – Premier Figuer.
Inspired by a summer’s day, lying under the shade of a magnificent fig tree in Provence, the south of France. An enveloping freshness from the green leaves, milky sap, warm air, sweet fruit, and even the cool shade cast beneath this tree were all taken into account and thus recreated for this scent. The magic of this fragrance also lies in the dreamlike quality it evokes of sensual layers of light, movement and scent. Close your eyes and you are immediately transported to summer, lying under the shady Fig tree, fruit in hand, the heat is amplifying the surrounding scents. Not only was Premier Figuer a milestone in the world of perfumery, but also true to L’Artisan fashion, it was a unique and innovative fragrance in their collection. The sweet, soft, savoury, creamy depth allows the note of Fig to truly shine as hero of this fragrance.
Top: Fig Leaf, Peach
Middle: Fig, Almond Milk, Sandalwood
Base: Galbanum, Dried Fruit, Coconut Milk, Pine
HOW IT WEARS
Premier Figuer opens with a crisp, green freshness – not particularly sweet, it has a richness of natural green notes. As it mellows on the skin the soft warmth comes through with a beautiful creamy and woody tone. The longevity of this fragrance is between 6 and 8 hours usually. This is an absolute must for any Fig lovers! After creating Premier Figuer, Olivia Giacobetti went on to create Diptyque’s Philosykos so anyone familiar with this scent will probably notice some similarities between the two fragrances.
We love this iconic fragrance for its creamy, milky freshness. The combination of the crisp Fig Leaves, the juicy, sweet Figs and the creamy Coconut Milk feel like holidays and summer in an instant without becoming overly sweet or fruity. There is something really cooling to Premier Figuer, it has that green, mellow coolness to it that refreshes the skin beautifully and smells how we think it feels to enjoy the respite of a beautiful Fig tree, lazing with a little relaxing shade on a hot summer day.
ABOUT THE BRAND
L’Artisan Parfumeur, the original niche perfume house was launched in 1976. The iconic French perfume house has paved the way for niche perfumes, while working with some of the world’s best noses. L’Artisan Parfumeur continues to innovate and create artisan, niche perfumes. A perfume collection for the perfume connoisseurs, L’Artisan’s signature perfume style remains at the forefront of the niche perfume world setting trends and creating unique masterpieces.
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