SOTD: Fig & Vetiver by Anthousa

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.

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…

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8 thoughts on “SOTD: Fig & Vetiver by Anthousa

  1. La Bonne Vivante May 26, 2010 at 15:34 Reply

    Good luck with this SOTD thing. I know I will enjoy watching you go through all those samples! It IS hard to beat Philosykos in the awesome fig department, isn't it?

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  2. Ines May 26, 2010 at 15:36 Reply

    Thanks La BV. It is hard. Especially when I'm actually wearing Philosykos today. πŸ™‚ Fig & Vetiver never stood a chance.

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  3. Bellatrix May 26, 2010 at 17:00 Reply

    I think if you put your sample of the day on your skin using little stick (or however is called) it won't interfere your scent of the day πŸ™‚ Or you can go level up and actually try to combine 2 scents that could actually go together!

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  4. Ines May 26, 2010 at 19:10 Reply

    Oh, it didn't interfere. I apply my daily perfume in the morning and then nothing for the rest of the day. And I leave my arms free for testing, so no interference hours later.

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  5. MyPerfumeLife May 26, 2010 at 23:19 Reply

    Hi Ines – great to read your review – haven't heard of that fragrance, but useful to know that it's not as good as Philosykos. I do a similar thing to you with fragrances. I put my main fragrance all over my body and then have my arms free for other scents during the day.

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  6. Ines May 27, 2010 at 11:24 Reply

    Hi MPL (I have to get used to your changed name), now I'm thinking I was really unkind to this scent, but it just didn't move me. And Philosykos makes me smile each time I put it and it remains so throughout the day.

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  7. Mals86 May 27, 2010 at 15:09 Reply

    I'm not a fan of either fig or vetiver (shudder), but that sure is a pretty bottle.And it's always good to weed out the ones you just like from the ones you really love.

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  8. Ines May 27, 2010 at 16:16 Reply

    Mals, I agree completely. Weeding out is good! πŸ™‚

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