My relationship with figs or ficci as they are called in Italian culminated on a little farm in Abruzzo this Fall. Prior to this moment, I had always associated figs with mythical Greece and the ancient world. Then, this happened...
I tasted the sweet nectar of the Gods picked straight off the tree by a charming, fuzzy Italian farmer. It was, honest to goodness, one of the most memorable culinary experiences I have ever had.
With this sweet memory, I have been on the hunt for the perfect fig fragrance. For those who have never smelled a fig... they are fresh and sweet; clean and warm. They are the perfect spring scent.
Here are my top two picks for a figgy fragrance:
Jo Malone's Wild Fig and Cassis
Diptyque's Philosykos (Mama Deb's Signature)