I know summer is on its way when I swap my comforting winter fragrance for something a little lighter and brighter. I want to wear an uplifting scent that will match the warmer weather and brighten my mood. Mood enchantment is at the heart of what Roger and Gallet does so what better way to welcome the new season than with the first ever Eau De Parfum from Roger & Gallet.
The latest launch is a new addition to the Fleur de Figuier range (reviewed here) composed by world-renowned perfumer Francis Furkdjian. The fragrance is described as a 'modern floral' scent with 'relaxing' properties. A spray of this will transport you to an endless Mediterranean summer. If you're a fan of the existing fig range from Roger and Gallet or are just a fig fanatic in general you'll love this rich, long-lasting fragrance.
Now, I already love the Ultra Nourishing Oil version of the Fleur de Figuier EDP ( you can read the review here) and I am a fig convert so you can imagine my delight upon receiving this. The fragrance opens up with top notes of mandarin and pink pepper accords, followed by a signature of heart of fig pulp and fig bud which offers a velvety touch. In the base there is a warm muskiness provided by patchouli. This beautiful mix of fig scents creates a soft prettiness which makes it ideal for summer.
This feels super-feminine without being overly sweet. It's an all-hours, Mediterranean-inspired blend which evokes a laid-back vibe. All I need now is a straw hat and a sunlounger.
Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier EDP* is £40.50 for 50ml but currently on offer this month at Escentual!
Further reading: 7 days, 7 fragrances