Sunday, 8 September 2013

FIGment of imagination

As we're approaching autumn I'm finding myself moving away from the very fruity scents that have dominated and filled my summer days, and I'm more drawn to a for me completely new sweetness - the amazing and distinct scent of Figs. Up until a few months ago I had never tried products with figs and now I'm completely addicted to the natural, warm, earthy and slightly syrupy fragrance.

The first product with fig I'll talk about is a lovely candle from Lily Flame - Mellow Figs & Garden Mint. It's a very unusual blend with soft and mellow sophisticated fig, together with fresh and crisp mint. Together they form a scent that's warm, inviting and clean at the same time. Lily Flame candles don't get enough of a mention in blogs or vlogs I think - I love them because they are well scented without being too heavy, they burn well in the tins (without creating a big crater in the middle), they don't soot and you get a lot of burning time for your money. Even if it weren't for all these great qualities I would probably still like them because they are sooo pretty with the different colored marshmallows on top - they look yummy enough to eat!

A brand that I had heard a lot about, but up until a few months ago never really tried - is Korres, which is a Greek brand with the most amazing products based on natural ingredients found in Greek flora, and they are all beautifully scented. When I first tried the Korres shower gel in Fig it was definitely love at first smell. It's a nice and creamy shower gel that doesn't feel as if it's drying out your skin, and it contains aloe, C, E, zinc and antioxidant enzymes to look after the skin's immune system and reduce the signs of ageing. But what really makes it a stand out product, is the amazing genuine scent of sun-kissed sweet and sour figs.

To go with the shower gel there's the wonderful Korres body butter in Fig. It is incredibly moisturising and the consistency is nice and creamy so you really have to massage it in, really toning your skin and increasing circulation at the same time. You can feel how much good the body butter does your skin and you'll still feel moisturised many hrs afterwards. It has exactly the same rich but soft, green, sweet and juicy smell as the shower gel and luckily it stays on your skin for a long time and I really wish they had a perfume with this exact same scent. I know you can get Korres in department stores or online, or why not just pop down to your local Waitrose, and you can find it there as well - all of a sudden I'm actually looking forward to going food shopping... 

Since Korres don't do a body spray or perfume in Fig, I've looked around for other scents with this modest little fruit, and the closest match that I've found is the delicious Figue De Vigne Eau Fraiche from Caudalie. As you may know Caudalie bases all their products on grapes and vines, which is also the case with this fragrance. It's a gorgeous soft and subtle scent of earthy, juicy fig but that has a sparkling, zesty side from bergamot and a woody, green grassiness that grounds it and makes it mellow and rustic. It's a wonderful authentic, pure and slightly melancholic scent that is perfect for autumn, unlike anything I've ever tried. I absolutely love to wear it and have received so many compliments for it. 

As it turns out, not only are figs nice tasting in a salad - they are also rich in calcium, fibres, antioxidants and a long list of minerals that are good for your overall well-being and ultimately, fig scented products smell incredible! Who knew that figs could be so good?

24 comments:

  1. Its official, I definitely NEED that candle.
    I've always wanted to try Korres products, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks a million! I hope you can get hold of it in the US, it's amazing, another great scent is the Fairy Dust :o). Xx

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  2. looking great products sure i try at least one product from Korres actually in india this brand only available online store :)
    great review dear

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    1. Thank you so much :o)! The Korres Guava products are lovely too, but for me the Fig range is the loveliest. Xx

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  3. they all sound really amazing. I think I will want to try the fig candle, I love figs and I think it is a nice scent for the house. It may make me even hungry, ha ha

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    1. It's such an unusual mix, but it really works and I think I'll bathe in figs for the rest of the autumn LOL. Xx

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  4. I love fig scented things and the Korres showergel must try some more products from the range :)

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    1. I hope you'll be as impressed with it as I am :o). Xx

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  5. Korres products are beautiful.

    Karen x
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    1. I'm so happy with them that I'll definitely get a few more, including the lip butters :o). Xx

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  6. Figs, the wonder fruit!
    Thanks for sharing, that Caudalie spray sounds amaaaazing!

    Kallie @ But First, Coffee

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting and the nice comment - it's a gorgeous scent and not too expensive either :o). Xx

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  7. i did not know all about figs, i need to get some fig in my life! they are such funny looking fruits hehe

    from Brigitte at // BreezeyBee Blog | BlogLovin'

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    1. I know what you mean and to be perfectly honest I like the scent much more than the taste :o). Xx

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  8. I've been looking for some decent body butter and your recommendation sounds perfect xx
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    1. Hello and thank you so much for visiting! Oh I hope you'll like it as much as I do and it's a wonderful product! Hope you'll visit soon again! Xx

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  9. That shower gel sounds so nice! I love figs! :-) Lovely post xx

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  10. Oo I'm so with you and figs at the moment! Just can't get enough of the scent!
    Aims
    Xoxo

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  11. The great Fig rush in UK!
    I think everyone is loving Fig items. I think Diptyque Philosykos has fig too??

    Lovele and Enviable post C!
    xx
    :)

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes they do - both a candle and the perfume and I haven't tried it yet, but will try to get it :O). Xx

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  12. these products all sound amazing, I really want to try Korres. And likely always what beautiful photos! I've never even eaten a fig i don't think :(

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    1. That's sooo sweet of you, thank you - really made me smile :O). I don't eat meat myself, but I've been told that figs together with parma ham in a salad is nice :o). Xx

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