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A great smell but it doesn't last
Look, I wanted to love this perfume. I?m a sucker for fig: I?ve owned several fig fragrances, from brands big and small. And none of them have ever been quite right.
At first spritz, I thought Malin & Goetz would be it. This a lovely fig--you get some of the greenness of the fig leaves, some of its milky sappy wood, and a very photorealistic ripe fig smell. It?s not just fig, either: the bergamot and green pepper add quite a bit of depth to the fragrance. For a perfume about a fruit, this very vegetal. I appreciate that the coconut note is not very strong, and that the fig is not TOO sweet. It?s very close to the smell of a ripe green fig on the branch, warming under the heat of sun.
And for the next two hours, I absolutely adore ?Moroccan Fig?. But after wearing it for only a couple of hours, it disappears. Like, into thin air. Now, I?m not one to complain about ?performance? of a fragrance; I don?t care if it has a lot of projection or sillage and I don?t expect a perfume to last 12+ hrs with just two sprays. But at this price ($150/100ml) it should last at least 4-5 hours. It?s actually tragic that it doesn?t, because Moroccan Fig is such an excellent take on fig that I would easily pay full retail if it had a respectable longevity. Alas, the hunt for the perfect fig continues.