Figs are an ancient fruit cultivated for centuries and are celebrated for their intense nourishment (they are high in fibre, copper, vitamin B6, and potassium) and are regarded as a sacred symbol by many; an emblem is even older than the fig tree. Let us begin with the seeds: Fig seeds, which are delicate, abundant, and edible, represent universal understanding, unity, and truth.
Consider all those tiny, jewel-toned specks, all unified in their goal of creating more life, a mass of purpose. Then there's the fruit, a tear-drop silhouette that fills your hand with a slightly yielding softness. Figs are abundant, with trees producing a bi-annual crop, so it seems only natural that the fig should connote abundance.
About our Fig Fragrances and fig Perfumes
This luscious fruit dates back thousands of years (they can be seen in early depictions of the Garden of Eden). They grew in the Middle East and the Mediterranean and were popularised in modern perfumery about 25 years ago with a scent by L'Artisan Parfumeur.
The scent of the fig can be split into three different notes;
Leaf - offers more of a green note and can be cool and shady
Fruit - juicy, jammy and fruity
Sap - bitter, earthy and milky
Many perfumes contain fig as a note, but they do not qualify as fig perfumes unless fig is a major player in the production. At Durance, Our Eau de Parfum is dominated by a gourmand, almost candied fig (davana), with a touch of tangy red fruits. It also has a velvety rose floral volume and a warm floral volume.
When it comes to fig perfumes and fig fragrances, the scent can be used in different ways to appeal to your senses and feelings. We know that different scents can lift and change your mood, and fig perfumes and fragrances can give you an uplifting scent with a natural woody and deliciously fruity aroma. Fig fragrance often pairs well with citruses, green notes and other exotic flowers.
Fig Perfumes and Products
The indulgent fragrance of the fig allows for a more whimsical note and a touch of fruitiness that invokes a momentary feeling of exquisite nonchalance. The delightful fragrance is subtle and lends itself to a variety of different products, and can be layered without becoming overpowering.
Find your fig base note to allow you to match your fragrances to avoid clashing scents and keep to the same fig scent.
Fig perfumes and fragrances use the whole fruit along with the sap and leave it to create a truly unique scent.
Perfumed Candle 180g Fig Milk £16 - The Durance Fig Candle is handmade using the milk sap and leaves of the fig tree to create a beautifully relaxed scent that infuses itself around your home for a clean burn with a beautiful perfume that will leave you wanting more.
Soft Hand Cream Delicious Fig 30ml £6 - this soft hand cream is fruity and floral and leaves a hint of fragrance during and after absorption. Treat your hands to some care and attention while basking in the delightful fragrance of fruit fig that will tantalise your taste buds as you catch a hint of fragrance throughout your day.
Natural Shower Gel 200ml £9.50 - Compliment your skincare routine by gently pairing the delicate notes of fig in this sumptuous shower gel that boasts a subtly sweet and fruity fig fragrance.
Durance works with only the best and natural ingredients, our master perfumers in Grasse, have chosen the most precious materials from exceptional sources to create one-of-a-kind fragrances. At the heart of what we do is an expansive fragrance library with fragrances available in a wide range of products to allow you to enjoy our expertise in scents in a way that offers your home only the best.
Durance UK is based in Kent and offers UK only delivery or collection from our retail store in Sandgate. UK delivery is charged at a flat fee of £4.50 for most items (some smaller or larger orders may be subject to different postage costs). Orders will be dispatched the next working day usually via Royal Mail, and customers from outside the UK are encouraged to use our durance.fr website to place orders.
Allow our products to enhance your life, indulge your senses with bath and body products, home fragrances: linen care and more with the delivery of fig perfumes and fragrances from Durance today.