The Forbidden Fruit
Tempted by The Fig: Lisa Hoffman's Tuscan Fig
The Lisa Hoffman 'Variations' Fragrance Collection is a fragrance concept that takes one note and creates a series of scents based on the time of day. The morning version is usually a subtle take on the scent. It is light and refreshing. The daytime version is richer and the sillage is more potent. The evening version is more sensual with a "close to the skin" sillage. The bedtime/night version is softer and geared toward a powdery drydown. The Variations collection are 4 oils contained in glass roller-ball vials in a buttery leather pouch.
The scents range from orchid to neroli. I am smitten with her Japanese Agarwood series. These fragrances are well crafted and so damn lovely.
Tuscan Fig is a fragrance based on the fig fruit. The fig note smells herbaceous, slightly woody and mossy. In this series the fig is accompanied by French jasmine, honeysuckle, osmanthus, Madagascar vanilla bean, Madagascar gardenia, Tahitian tiare flower, amber and woods.
The morning version is a honeyed fig with a wafting appearance from a low wattage jasmine.
The day version is warmer and sweeter with honeysuckle. It is also the fragrance with the strongest fig note. The fig is not dry like l'eau de Figue by Mathias Paris. It is more juicy and less mossy. The drydown is a vanilla pudding cloud with wafts of osmanthus.
Tuscan Evening is a mixture of tropical flowers scenting the night air with a drydown of figs and woods.
My favorite of the Tuscan series is the night version. It is heavy on the osmanthus with just a peppering of fig, tiare flower and vanilla. It is so comforting and lovely. Like a scent lullaby.
The set retails for $95 and is available at Bergdorf Goodman and http://www.lisahoffmanskincare.com/
Disclaimer: A press sample of this product was provided by Lisa Hoffman