I’m starting my sample of the day with a sample that’s been standing on my shelf for quite some time since after smelling it for the first time (a long time ago), I decided it was great and wanted to use it but save it at the same time.
SOTD: Fig & Vetiver by Anthousa
I either mistaked liking it so much with the other Anthousa sample I have (Citrus Sorbet) or the other fig scents I smelled in the meantime have made me more picky.
Notes: green fig, bergamot, mandarin, cyclamen, fresh berry, peach, osmanthus, rosewood, black amber and vetiver.
There’s no way you can miss the fig. And for me that’s the best part – the green, fresh, light and summer feeling.
Of all those fruits listed, I am now wondering how come I got only slightly citruses and then after that flowers and that’s it. The flowers get a bit shrill on me and I really don’t like it when that happens (although I know some people do).
So, no, I can’t say I will be wearing this fig (I might have smelled some vetiver at one point but can’t be sure). The opening is a lot like Philosykos but the rest doesn’t even come near. It’s not bad but it’s just not that great either.
This was quite painless, I think I’ll be able to stick to my samples of the day posts in between real posts. I do have to do something about all those samples…
Pic by: http://www.fragrantica.com/