Many fig scents lean gourmand. Not Fig Tree. Laurie Erickson's creation has notes that represent the tree's leaves, fruit, and wood, evoking a fig in the wild rather than in the kitchen. Fig Tree opens with green leaves, then moves into the creamy fruity notes in the perfume's heart, then settles into soft woods in the drydown. Notes include green fig, cedar, creamy lactones, vanilla, tonka, and musk.
Laurie Erickson is the perfumer and owner of Sonoma Scent Studio, an independent artisan perfume house in the grapevine-covered hills of California's Napa Valley. She has been creating perfume since 2004. Read a Q&A with Laurie or learn more at www.sonomascentstudio.com.
"Many fig scents have strong coconut notes from the creamy lactones that are often used in fig accords. In Fig Tree, I chose to minimize the coconut rather than to accentuate it. I envisioned a perfume that would evoke the various aspects of a fig tree in summer, with green, fruity, creamy, and woodsy notes." —Laurie Erickson, Sonoma Scent Studio