Hanukkah beings tonight, and I’ve been poring over food blogs for new recipes and general holiday inspiration. I keep coming across delicious fig based dishes and desserts like Braised Chicken with Cilantro, Lemon and Dried Figs and Olive Oil Orange Cake with Poached Figs. Don’t those recipes sound amazing? I really hope I can find the time to make them both this week.
One figgie thing I will definitely make time for, is wearing Sonoma Scent Studios Fig Tree in both its forms, perfume and shea body cream. Fig Tree embodies all that I love about fig fragrances but have never managed to find with such well-balanced proportions. This fig scent is equal parts creamy, sweet, dryly woody, musky, and dewy green. The perfume strikes me as a little drier and muskier than the sweeter and greener body cream, but I would never be able to pick which one I prefer. In fact, when they are layered, an even more complex fig aroma emerges with hints of coconut and an amplified impression of freshly crushed leaves embedded in rich soil.
When it comes to the woody side of Fig Tree, cedar is undeniably the main contributor. If you’re not already an established cedar fan, then Fig Tree might not be for you. But if you kind of like it, this earthy and vanillic perfume might turn you into a full-fledged card carrying cedar fan club member. And of course, if you already have that card in your wallet, Fig Tree is a must-try.
Gaia over at The Non Blonde recommends giving Fig Tree a try, even if you aren’t crazy for the mainstays of figgie perfumes like Diptyqie’s Philosykos or L’Artisan’s Premier Figuier. I wholeheartedly agree with her assessment of Fig Tree being more dimensional than either of those and yes, as Gaia says, Fig Tree is definitely magical.
Fig Tree Perfume comes in several sizes and price points. The 17ml spray bottle is $34. The Shea Body Cream is $16 for 4oz. Available at SonomaScentStudio.com.
Sonoma Scent Studios uses a high percentage of natural essences in their perfumes, but uses synthetic aromachemicals as well. Please see the FAQs page for more information regarding their perfume ingredients.
The Shea Body Cream is all natural, save for 1% of a paraben-free preservative system composed of three items: sodium hydroxymethylglycinate (derived from the natural amino acid glycine), phenoxyethanol (a mild antibacterial), and caprylyl glycol (from palm kernal oil with skin-softening and antibacterial properties). It does not contain parabens, petrolatum, propylene glycol, mineral oil, isopropyl myristate, silicones such as cyclomethicone and dimethicone, triethanolamine (TEA), diethanolamine (DEA), diazolidinyl urea, or DMDM hydantoin.
Fig Tree watercolor by Julia Rymer Brucker at etsy.
Disclosure: Samples of Fig Tree were provided to me by Sonoma Scent Studios. Opinions in this review are my own. I was not financially compensated for this review or any other.
9 thoughts on “Sonoma Scent Studio- Fig Tree”
yummy another fig to try. Hope you have a fabulous holiday and congrats on the tennis title!
This is a keeper Maura, you should try it 🙂
Thanks for the cheers for the tennis tourney win, it was a blast! Especially the winning part. 😉
The orange olive oil cake with figs sounds amazing! Please do make it and share pictures :o)
I will try!!
PS: I’m gonna get your package in the mail tomorrow. The line was crazy yesterday!!
Thank you so much for featuring my painting on your website! I really enjoyed reading the post it accompanied as well. Happy Holidays!
Yay! I am so glad you found the post and that you liked it! 😀
Your work is gorgeous and I hope my readers take a peek at your etsy shop.
All the best,
This is such a pretty perfume. I was also recently given a bit of the shea butter cream to try (by fellow blogger Undina) and I love it. Like you, I find the texture is fantastic, and it’s nice that it retains its scent for a decent period of time. I need to try layering it with the perfume, which I haven’t done yet.
Layering Fig Tree butter cream and perfume is just lovely.
I look forward to experiencing this fragrance in the warmer months, I’ll bet the cedar warms up nicely in the summer.