Probably the least discussed of the Lubin line, Figaro offers something to talk about.
Formally named L’eau Neuve Figaro, there is a very little resemblance to the original herbal citrus, L’eau Neuve.
Upon first spray you’re greeted with a lively, sweet, peppery pine accord, reminiscent of hot summer days in an evergreen forest.
After a few minutes you can pick up on some sweet fig, not necessarily a green fig. This one smells ripe, almost over ripe and accompanied with a very dark, sappy plum.
This phase smells like over ripe fruit falling off tree, into a delicate clover patch, well in the fall, past fig and plum season.
There is a darkness to it, resinous, yet not too sweet like most fig scents.
The delicate nature of the clover flower really adds a unique, grassy touch to the scent.
Its not bright and fleeting like Acqua di Parma’s Fico di Amalfi, and certainly not as sweet.
After the scent finishes transitioning the fig and plum disappear and you’re left with woody, slightly leathery finish.
There is mention of vetiver in the notes, but I really dont get any, until a whisper of the Haitian variant at the 12 hour mark when its a skin scent.
Its not your typical fig based scent and its something to consider if you enjoy fig scents and look to wear them in the cooler weather.
Subtle enough for work and nice enough for most seasons.
As with most fig scents, longevity is its downside, but I wouldnt call it fleeting.
6 hours most wearings.
I dont need to wear something mind blowing every day, and Figaro fills in nicely when sweet and woody is the urge of the day.
A dark, leathery, fruity fragrance with minimal sweetness and a bit of funk.