In all honesty if you'd have asked me last week what a fig smelt like I wouldn't have been able to tell you, I've eaten them a couple of times but I never had them down as a fragrance of choice for anything really. However it would appear that Fig is a hot scent for lots of summer collections this year; The White Company have released their 'Fresh Fig' home scenting range and The Body Shop now have their Italian Summer Fig bath and body care collection.
The White Company are known for their beautiful homewares and candle collections so I knew they wouldn't disappoint with their latest fragrance: Fresh Fig. It's a strong fruity/citrus scent which totally envelopes the room when it's lit; even the Signature Candle* (£20.00) packs a punch when it comes to filling a medium sized room. The jar is clean and simple which is my perfect kind of decoration; I don't like too much going on and because the candle is filled with high quality mineral wax to ensure it burns cleanly without leaving that horrible black soot on the rim of the glass. In the same Fresh Fig collection they also have a reed diffuser, a four wick candle and a room spray so if you like the scent you could choose a product to suit your needs.
If you like fresh, summery scents then the new Italian Summer Fig collection from The Body Shop should tickle your fancy; it's fresh and green which is perfect if you aren't keen on the usual sickly sweet summery scents. Paired with the refreshing soap-free Shower Gel (£6.00)*, the Body Butter (£13.00)* is beautifully thick and leaves your skin feeling soft and silky for hours whilst building up the fig fragrance on your skin. I love using Body Shop body butters when I've just got out of the bath/shower because they just melt into warm skin and I know that I can give the product a little time to soak in before I have to put any tight clothing on.
I love it when brands come up with different ideas to break the mould of what we usually expect from summer fragrances and Fig definitely won't disappoint if you're looking for something a little different to scent your house or to get your shower routine into the swing of summer.
Have you ever tied any Fig scented products?
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