Sunday, July 29, 2012

Lisa Hoffman Tuscan Fig Eau de Parfum review



             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.



          Lisa Hoffman Tuscan Fig's description states 'Surrounded by Vanilla Bean, Honeysuckle, Coconut Wood, and Gardenia, Tuscan Fig entices you with its warm essence.'

         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?

Love,  Dovey.

P.S. Figs shown in this post were promptly sprinkled with sugar, baked, and eaten post-photograph!

Disclosure: This post contains product(s) sent to Cute and Mundane for consideration by PR. The ideas and opinions in this post are genuine and my own. 

21 comments:

  1. Oooh yummy--you have me craving figs now, Dovey! :P lovely as always. And the scent sounds interesting. I usually don't go for scents like this but you described it beautifully, I really want to try it now!

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    1. Thank you so much Becca! I'm typically a floral girl too, but sometimes the gourmand in me craves sweets :)

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    1. Thank you so much Emily!

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  3. mmm I love the smell of figs! I actually just used the figs and leaves lush soap - but this perfume sounds like it would be right up my alley!

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    1. Hi Kelly, what a coincidence! I haven't tried that soap in LUSH yet, but now I'm tempted to go and take a whiff :)

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  4. Oh figs... *makes grabby motions at screen*

    The strange thing is that I love the idea of figs, but most fig-smelling stuff puts me off a little. I don't know if it's because it's done wrong or is it because I actually don't like figs that much. Hmm

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    1. Haha! I think fig is interpreted in so many different ways, perhaps this could lead to different scents! Tis interpretation is pretty sweet, thankfully!

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  5. I enjoy figs a lot and I would love to plant a fig tree in the backyard if it works. For warm scents, I love anything with vanilla in it:)

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    1. Hi Rola! A fig tree would be wonderful! I am a big fan of vanilla too. I so happy this had lots in it :)

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  6. Beautiful pics. You are one of my daily reads/views. I am a sucker for good images.

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    1. Hi fairytqles and coffee, thank you so much, I appreciate it!

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  7. I love the smell of figs but don't enjoy eating them! One of my weird quirks, I know! I do like scents with vanilla as long as it is a smooth, true vanilla scent. I can't do the fake, plastic vanilla that often shows up in typically lower priced vanilla based fragrances.

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    1. Hi Kristi, how intresting! I kind of feel the same way about mangoes. I think I know what you mean about vanilla, true vanilla is absolutely amazing, but synthetic just doesn't cut it :)

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  8. I haven't tried the Lisa Hoffman line yet, but like fig scents in general. Gorgeous photos! :)

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    1. Hi makeup magpie, thank you so much! :)

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  9. I just got the Tunisian Neroli in the mail today! I am astonished at your photographs! :) *bows down*

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    1. H Lauren, thank you so much! Tunisian neroli sounded absolutely wonderful too :)

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  10. Uh oh. I looove warm vanilla sugar! I also love your photos with the figs surrounding the perfume. Such a visual treat to accompany your lovely description. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Liz! Oh my gosh, I am a Warm Vanilla Sugar addict. I haven't bought one in a long while (mainly because there isn't a convenient BBW near me), but I think about it a lot!

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  11. ahhh sounds great! I just recently discovered that I like figs, so this is exciting!

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