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What Does Fig Smell Like?

Figs, one of the earliest plants cultivated by humans, offer a sensory experience that is both rich and evocative. The Ficus carica, sycomorus, and palmata are small deciduous trees with large lobed leaves, that produce these unique tear-shaped fruits. Inside, their sweet red flesh reveals a complex blend of flavors reminiscent of honey, berries, and delicate floral notes.

The essence of figs, captured through natural essential oils extracted from their seeds and leaves, delivers this multifaceted aroma. Meanwhile, synthetic versions of fig oil can be meticulously crafted to emphasize specific aromatic profiles, such as the lush sweetness of the fruit’s flesh or the crisp greenness of its skin.

In this article, we delve into the distinctive fragrance of figs and explore where you can enjoy this delightfully rich scent in popular LAFCO products.

What Does It Smell Like?

In the world of perfumery, fig stands out as a remarkably complex and multifaceted fragrance. The scent profile of fig essential oil is rich and diverse, often presenting a sweet aroma with juicy, jammy qualities.

However, it can also reveal layers of bitter green, earthy, or milky notes, showcasing its versatility. This adaptability allows fig to blend seamlessly with a variety of other fragrance families, including fresh, floral, woody, and even gourmand accords.

Some of the terms commonly used to describe the scent of fig essential oil include:

  • Sweet
  • Fruity
  • Juicy
  • Jammy
  • Slightly woody
  • Earthy
  • Warm
  • Gourmand
  • Honeyed

The specific aroma of fig essential oil can vary significantly depending on which part of the fig plant is used for extraction. For instance, the oil extracted from the fruit tends to have a sweeter and fruitier profile, while oil from the leaves or bark might present more green, earthy, or woody characteristics. Synthetic fig fragrances are often crafted to highlight certain aspects of these profiles, sometimes emphasizing greener or more earthy notes.

Fragrance notes can also vary among different species of figs:

  • Ficus carica: The most widely used species in perfumery, known for its sweet, fruity aroma with subtle milky undertones.
  • Ficus sycomorus: Also known as the sycamore fig, this species offers a greener, woodier, and more resinous scent profile.
  • Ficus palmata: Preferred for its fresh and herbal notes, providing a distinct and invigorating aroma.

The complexity of fig fragrances makes them a favorite among perfumers who seek to create dynamic and evocative scent compositions. Whether used as a standalone note or blended with other accords, fig brings a unique and captivating element to any fragrance.

22 Complementary Fragrances

Given its complexity, the scent of fig blends well with a wide variety of fragrances. Here are some of the fragrances that blend well with fig:

  1. Basil: Adds a fresh, herbal note, balancing the sweetness of fig.
  2. Bergamot: Contributes a bright, citrusy freshness, uplifting the fig’s aroma.
  3. Caramel: Imparts a rich, sweet, and slightly buttery scent, creating a gourmand quality.
  4. Cardamom: Introduces a warm, spicy element that complements the fig’s sweetness.
  5. Cedarwood: Provides a deep, woody base, enhancing fig’s earthy undertones.
  6. Cinnamon: Adds a warm, spicy note, perfect for cozy, comforting blends.
  7. Coconut: Offers a creamy, tropical twist, blending well with the fruity aspects of fig.
  8. Cucumber: Brings a refreshing, watery note, lightening the fig’s overall profile.
  9. Ginger: Introduces a zesty, spicy kick, adding vibrancy to the fig fragrance.
  10. Green Tea: Contributes a fresh, clean aroma, complementing the fig’s green notes.
  11. Iris: Adds a soft, powdery elegance, harmonizing with the fig’s floral hints.
  12. Jasmine: Enhances the fig with its rich, floral, and slightly sweet aroma.
  13. Lemon: Brings a sharp, zesty brightness, uplifting the fig’s fruity scent.
  14. Lime: Adds a tangy, citrus edge, providing a refreshing contrast to fig’s sweetness.
  15. Neroli: Introduces a sweet, honeyed citrus note, blending seamlessly with fig.
  16. Oakmoss: Provides an earthy, mossy depth, grounding the fig’s aroma.
  17. Orange: Contributes a juicy, sweet citrus note, enhancing the fig’s fruity character.
  18. Patchouli: Adds a rich, earthy base, enhancing the fig’s complexity.
  19. Rose: Introduces a romantic, floral sweetness, complementing the fig’s nuances.
  20. Sandalwood: Offers a creamy, woody warmth, enriching the fig’s depth.
  21. Vanilla: Brings a sweet, comforting note, adding a gourmand touch to the fig.
  22. Vetiver: Provides a grassy, earthy scent, complementing the fig’s green aspects.

In perfumery, fig can be used as both a top and middle note, lending a fresh and uplifting quality to fragrance blends. When paired with woody notes like cedarwood or sandalwood, it contributes to a warm and inviting aroma. Combining fig with gourmand notes such as caramel or vanilla enhances its sweetness, making it perfect for holiday fragrance blends that evoke a sense of comfort and indulgence.

Enjoy the Sweet Scent of Paradiso Fig with 3 LAFCO Products

If you’re looking for a complex and vibrant fragrance, Paradiso Fig is one to try. A rich combination of fruity, earthy, and woody notes, this fragrance is deliciously exotic. Enjoy the fragrance of Paradiso Fig in three popular LAFCO products.

Paradiso Fig Candle

Presented in a luxurious handblown glass vessel, the Paradiso Fig fragranced candle comes in three sizes: the 6.5-ounce Classic, the 15.5-ounce Signature, and the Luxe 86-ounce 4-wick candle. The candle is made with sustainable soy wax and pure essential oil-based fragrance to ensure a clean burn and long-lasting scent.

Paradiso Fig Reed Diffuser

Enjoy the sweet scent of Paradiso Fig without the flame. This 6-ounce Classic reed diffuser delivers up to three months of lasting fragrance. Adjust the fragrance intensity by adding or subtracting reeds and flip them as needed for a refreshing burst of scent.

Paradiso Fig Pura Smart Device Refill

If you want to take the guesswork out of home fragrance, the Pura Smart Device may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Easily switch between two fragrances using your smartphone or tablet and control fragrance intensity at the touch of a button. Try pairing a Paradiso Fig Pura Smart Device Refill with an uplifting fragrance like Star Magnolia or White Grapefruit.

Looking to try your hand at layering fragrance?

Try pairing a Paradiso Fig reed diffuser with your favorite fragranced candle. Paradiso Fig pairs perfectly with light, citrusy scents like Cilantro Orange or Champagne. If you’re looking for a more exotic fragrance combination, bring out the woody and earthy qualities of fig by pairing with Amber Black Vanilla or Vetiver Sage.

When in doubt, sample your top three fragrance choices for just $16 with the LAFCO Discovery Trio. Once you’re ready to place a full-sized order, you’ll receive a promo code for $16 off your purchase.

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