Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier
As fragrances go, you’d be hard pressed to find a cheaper scent authored by the unstoppable Francis Kurkdjian. You know the one, enfant terrible of modern French perfumery. Well, he’s at it again, coming up with …not roses, but flowery figs in his latest creation commissioned by Roger & Gallet – “Fleur de Figuier.”
He says, “I imagine a very fresh, sweet, subtle composition – an homage to the Eau de Cologne generous splash,” and indeed he comes up with such a light, playful fragrance that one would imagine it can lift you off the ground and take you on an adventure to the South of France. Inspired by the Massif de l’Esterel where one can find an abundance of fig trees sprucing up a rather rocky area, the perfume brings about a sense of rarefied vegetation in a stoic sort of environment. It uses fig bark as a background for a pretty pastel painting made of juicy mandarin fruits, caraway seeds and a dash of fig leaves. It’s enchanting and light in a Southern Belle kind of way. The bottle and the box also burst with juicy colors, in the shape of a botanical scene from the 16th century. Martin Szekely created the new caps that will adorn the Roger & Gallet bottles from now on. One can find the 100ml Fleur de Figuier at Marks & Spencer for £32 with the rest of the range.