The fig, with its easily ripened soft teardrop shape and pink flesh, epitomizes a summer fruit. Every summer I look forward to when small crates of figs appear on market shelves. Recently, I've been wearing Lisa Hoffman Tuscan Fig Eau de Parfum. (You might recognize Lisa Hoffman from her buzzed about scented jewelry line). Tuscan Fig is a bottle of perfume that's mellow and sweet, much like its namesake fig.
Overall, I would describe this as a sweet, smooth, and warm gourmand type scent. I can see how the sweet mellowness of the fig is the inspiration here. There are no sparkling or floral top notes; most of the scent is focused on the mid or base note range. The vanilla is quite prominent for me, which I love. It adds a touch of relaxed femininity. I think the coconut wood and gardenia are woven into the scent, however neither wood nor floral are overly prominent. There are no spicy notes here. Since Lisa Hoffman isn't readily available on counters, I think it would be helpful to draw comparisons from everyday scents. If you're familiar with Bath and Body Works, I would say this would be somewhat similar to 'Warm Vanilla Sugar' and 'Rice Flower and Shea.' From my experience with Lisa Hoffman Tuscan Fig and another scent (to be reviewed soon!), her scents tend to be more spa-like or zen. They are pretty with unexpected elements, however they aren't the kind of scent that takes your nose on an olfactory roller coaster. I can see them working for a range of people.
Overall, I'm a fan and have been spritzing myself with Lisa Hoffman Tuscan Fig quite often this week. The fig and vanilla sweetness is a nice touch at the ripest point in summer, when I want a break from my usual florals. I think this would carry nicely into winter as well when I'm looking for warmer gourmand scents to provide some coziness from the cold. Lisa Hoffman's Eau de Parfums are new additions to her line and can be found at Lisa Hoffman online or HSN at $65 for 2 oz. Thank for reading! Are you familiar with Lisa Hoffman's fragrance lines? What are your favorite warm scents? Do you look forward to figs in the summer too?
P.S. Figs shown in this post were promptly sprinkled with sugar, baked, and eaten post-photograph!