I often wonder what Roger & Gallet will come up with next. Over the years, I've been making my way through their various fragrances, all in the Eau Fraiche form, and now they've released their very first Eau De Parfum. Hello long lasting gorgeous fragrance that's perfect for spring!
What makes this scent different from the 2013 Eau Fraiche version (apart from the sheer concentration of ingredients and staying power) is that it contains distilled essences of fig bud and mandarin, along with candied fig, which adds sweetness but a lot more oomph too.
With top notes of mandarin and pink pepper essences, the journey starts off with a hit of sweetness and spice before drying down to the heart notes of fig tree leaves, juicy fig and violet wood which gives the fragrance an almost velvety softness. The base notes of white musk, candied fig and patchouli rounds off the scent beautifully.
That's the science-y part out of the way, but what does it actually smell like Karen? It smells like what I imagine it'd be like sitting outside at a restaurant in France in the evening, with a glass of wine in my hand and a warm summer breeze blowing my hair softly. Not enough to get it stuck to my lipgloss or anything. No, in my imagination I'm wearing white, the wine is red and I'm so chilled and relaxed due to smelling like a grand mix of fruit, wood and fig leaf that I know for a fact I won't spill a drop of wine on my top. It has that balance of sweetness and woodiness that stops it from being a "young person's scent" - mam's words, not mine, and as I love it, I think that's me agreeing that I'm not a young person... I'm ok with that... Kinda...
Being an Eau De Parfum, the staying power is great and it definitely sticks around much longer than the lighter version of the scent. It's sweeter, stronger, punchier than the EDT and is definitely worth checking out if you're a fan of fig scents. It'll set you back €49/50mls and is available from chemists nationwide and Marks and Spencer.
Think you'll be checking this out folks?