The note of fig is quite an interesting fragrance note. With its unusual, yet very pleasant scent, you can truly stand out with your fragrance. However, what are the best fig fragrances for men?
What Is The Note Of Fig And How Does It Smell
The note of fig is a fragrance note that’s often used in woody, green fragrances. As you might know, a fig is a fruit. But, this fruit isn’t the only used fig note in perfumery. For example, fig leaves, as well as fig trees are often used in fragrances. But how does fig actually smell?
The note of fig has a slightly bitter, green scent with a milky, creamy, and fruity, sweet undertone to it. Such a scent works perfectly with those woody, green fragrances that are after a Mediterranean-like scent. The milkiness in the note of fig is often compared to a slight hint of coconut, which is a note that works in perfect harmony with the note of fig.
Overall, the note of fig has quite a complex scent, but it smells incredible. Most fig fragrances always have a laid-back vibe to it, as if you’re sitting under the shadow of a tree during a warm, summer day. Below are some of the best fig fragrances for men, in no particular order!
1. Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Fico Di Amalfi
Scent: Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Fico Di Amalfi is a fantastic fragrance with a fresh, slightly sweet scent. This fragrance opens with a fresh, citrusy scent, coming from multiple citrusy notes. After a little while, you can start to notice the note of fig, adding a clean and green scent to the fragrance. The base of this fragrance adds a woody scent, which overall gives you a scent that’s reminiscent of an Italian coast, hence the name ‘Blue Mediterraneo Fig From Amalfi’. Truly a gorgeous scent.
Notes: The top notes of Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Fico Di Amalfi are citron, lemon, bergamot, and grapefruit. The middle notes are jasmine, fig nectar, and pink pepper. The base notes are benzoin, fig tree, and cedar.
Best for: Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Fico Di Amalfi is a very fresh fig fragrance. With the citruses in the opening and the greenness in the mid, this fragrance is perfect to wear during the warmer months. During these warmer months, this is the perfect casual daytime fragrance. It’s inoffensive, clean, likable, and it has an overall holiday-like vibe to it.
2. Diptyque Philosykos
Scent: Diptyque Philosykos is a gorgeous fragrance with a green, woody, and slightly sweet scent. This fragrance opens with an immediate blast of green fig. Added to this is a creamy, milky touch of coconut, blending perfectly with the initial fig. The combination of fig and coconut creates a gorgeous, green, and slightly sweet scent. When this fragrance starts to dry down, you can start to notice some woody notes. Overall, you get a realistic and fresh fragrance based around the note of fig.
Notes: The top notes of Diptyque Philosykos are fig and fig leaves. The middle notes are coconut and green notes. The base notes are cedar, fig tree, and woody notes.
Best for: Diptyque Philosykos is a fantastic fragrance to wear during the spring and summer. The fresh and green scent fits in perfectly with those warmer, summery days. It’s clean, it’s fresh, and it’s natural, basically everything you needed in a warm-weather fragrance. During the warmer days, you can easily wear this fragrance casually, but it also works formally, or you can even wear it when you’re working out.
3. Marc Jacobs Marc Jacobs Men
Scent: Marc Jacobs Marc Jacobs Men is a fantastic fragrance with a woody, green, and aromatic scent. This fragrance opens with an immediate blast of green notes. Along with those green notes are some citruses and fresh spices, adding some depth to the fragrance. After a little while, you can start to notice the fruity, green scent of fig. This fig scent fits in nicely with the initial green opening. This strong, green scent will continue on for the remainder of this fragrance, only to be accompanied by a strong base of woods.
Notes: The top notes of Marc Jacobs Marc Jacobs Men are ginger, cumin, cardamom, bergamot, and cypress. The middle notes are cyclamen, rose, watery notes, and fig leaves. The base notes are cedar, oakmoss, patchouli, and tonka bean.
Best for: Marc Jacobs Marc Jacobs Men is a fantastic warm weather fragrance, perfect to be worn during the spring and summer. During those warmer months, this fragrance makes for a great casual daytime fragrance. Although this fragrance is very pleasant, it is quite strong on the green scent, so you do have to watch your sprays, otherwise, you might offend some people. Nevertheless, this is a fantastic fragrance and it has many uses, ranging from casual to formal.
4. Carner Barcelona Fig Man
Scent: Carner Barcelona Fig Man is a fantastic fragrance with a woody, fruity scent. This fragrance opens with a slightly spicy, but mostly fresh and fruity scent of fig and bergamot. After a little while, a slight hint of florals make themselves known, as well as the strong, woody base. This combination of woods and fruits creates a holiday-like, Mediterranean scent. Overall, this is a truly nice fragrance with a gorgeous, fresh scent and great versatility.
Notes: The top notes of Carner Barcelona Fig Man are bergamot, fig, and cardamom. The middle notes are violet, fig tree, and sea notes. The base notes are tonka bean, guaiac woods, and patchouli.
Best for: Carner Barcelona Fig Man is a fantastic fragrance to wear during the warmer, summery days. This fragrance has a fantastic scent of fruits, woods, and an overall fresh vibe. This is perfect for those warm days, as it is inoffensive and very likable. With it’s evolving and likable scent, you can easily wear this fragrance casually, as well as formally. There’s just no going wrong with this one.
5. Byredo Pulp
Scent: Byredo Pulp is a gorgeous fragrance with a fruity, sweet, and slightly woody scent. This fragrance opens with an immediate blast of fruity notes, accompanied by a very subtle spice. This fruity scent will stay like this for the remainder of the fragrance and over time, you’ll be able to pick up certain fruits. Notes like apple, blackcurrant, and, of course, fig, are all noticeable throughout this fragrance. The base of this fragrance adds a sweet undertone, coming from notes like praline and peach. Overall, this is a gorgeous fig fragrance with a fruity scent.
Notes: The top notes of Byredo Pulp are bergamot, blackcurrant, and cardamom. The middle notes are Tiare flower, red apple, and fig. The base notes are peach blossom praline, and cedar.
Best for: Byredo Pulp is a fantastic fragrance to wear during the spring and fall. This fragrance has quite a heavy scent, which could make it a little too strong for the summer. However, during the spring and fall, this fragrance makes for a fantastic daytime fragrance. With its fruity, sweet, yet fresh scent, you can easily wear this casually, as well as formally. Byredo Pulp is also a very unique fragrance. When you wear this one, you’re sure to not smell like anyone else.
6. Christian Dior Dune
Scent: Christian Dior Dune is a gorgeous fig-based fragrance with a woody dry down. This fragrance opens with a green and fresh scent. Hints of fig and cassis are detectable, as well as some soft, yet fresh spices. This fresh, fig scent will continue on for a long while, only to be accompanied by some woody notes in the base. The base also adds some sweetness, but those sweeter notes are quite subdued, leaving you with a mostly fresh, green, and woody fig scent. Truly amazing.
Notes: The top notes of Christian Dior Dune are sage, basil, cassis, and fig leaves. The middle notes are rose, fig wood bark, and mignonette. The base notes are cedar, vanilla, tonka bean, and sandalwood.
Best for: Christian Dior Dune is a fantastic fragrance to wear during the spring and summer, but it can also be worn during the warmer fall days. During those warmer days, this fresh fragrance is perfect for casual daytime wear. This fragrance has an overall vibe of good times during the summer, which makes it work so well with those casual settings. There’s even a slight sensual touch to this fragrance, making it great for a daytime date as well.
Should You Have A Fig Fragrance
Fig fragrances are amazing fragrances. With their fresh, green, and fruity scent, a fig fragrance makes for a fantastic warm weather fragrance, perfect to be worn during the spring and summer. Fig fragrances are also quite unique as well. There aren’t that many people who actually own a fig fragrance, despite how nice they are.
Scent-wise, a fig fragrance will truly make you stand out from the crowd while also making you smell amazing. The nice part is that fig fragrances also don’t have to be too expensive. Especially if you order a fragrance decant. A decant is a smaller bottle filled up with a certain fragrance. This way, you can purchase, say, a 5ml or 10ml bottle of an original fragrance, meaning you don’t have to pay for a full bottle. If you’d like to learn more about fragrance decants, where to purchase them, and how they’ll save you money, you can check out this article I wrote here!
Overall, a fig fragrance is an incredible fragrance to own, perfect for the warmer months. They smell great and they are unique, making it a fantastic addition to any collection. I’d recommend you take a look at your current collection and see which of these fig fragrances would fit in perfectly!