Verveine Figuier by Phaedon

Year: 2012

Notes: liquorice, verbena leaf, fig leaf, fig wood, Texan cedar, benzoin, oakmoss, musk
Even though the name, Verveine Figuier, suggests the interplay of fig and verbena on a reasonably level playing field, those who were primarily drawn to the mention of fig might be slightly disappointed.

While the interweaving fig is noticeably green, smooth and rather milky, it's the verbena that dominates, with its dominant citrus-green disposition. Naturally, things change to a certain degree, especially when a soft fig musk base emerges, but this is just a classic case of too little too late.

It's undoubtedly a pleasant verbena fragrance, but both longevity and sillage aren't terribly impressive.