Saturday, June 6, 2015

Roger & Gallet 'Fleur de Figuier' Eau de Parfum

So it turns out that my favourite perfumes are ones that smell floral or fruity, or both. Anything too overly musky is a bit of an assault on my throat and in gereral too much perfume on anyone can tend to make me gag!
Back to the subject of this post which is the 'Fleur de Figuier' Eau de Parfum by Roger & Gallet.
This is one of the rare fragrances that have agreed with me enough to actually make it onto my skin, and for anyone who knows me, that's saying a lot!! I almost NEVER wear anything scented on my body, that includes deodorant, moisturisers, body sprays and shower creams. I generally avoid all of the above, UNLESS that is I come across something that entices me to make an exception which is what happened with this guy.

This 'Eau de Parfum' was created by world renowned Perfumer Francis Kurkdjian for the brand & is their first ever Eau de Parfum. According to the press release, "the fig tree is one of Kurkdjian's favourite fruits" and he was eager to capture it's essence in this fragrance.
I have been using the 'Fleur de Figuier Hand & Nail Balm' religiously for months now and love not only how it smells but how soft it makes my hands, and I am used to it, which is probably why I took to this fragrance.
As I've mentioned on numerous occasions in the past, I am rubbish at describing scents, this one is described as a "modern floral Chypre scent"... Chypre, for anyone else as ignorant about perfume as I am, is the name for the family of fragrances that have citrus top-notes, musky base-notes & middle notes of something called 'cistus labdanum' (?).
I think it's the citrusy 'tangy mandarin' top-notes that I am so enamoured by. It does contain a hint of musk at the base but not overwhelmingly so.

The bottle itself is rather beautiful and was designed by Martin Szekely, a french designer.
Being a major purple lover I am also totally enamoured by the outer box packaging. Basically it's a good all-rounder package!
This retails for €49.00 and is available in select pharmacies throughout Ireland!

What are your favourite fragrances??



  1. I had a sniff of this earlier today and oh my. I need to go buy it! it's just so yummy!


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