Classic Fragrance house Roger & Gallet have a beautiful range of fragrances and my favourite is the heavenly ‘Fleur de Figuier’ scent which I have reviewed before. This scent was created by nostril god Francis Kurkdijan (did I just say ‘nostril God’?) and it is a fresh, sensual fragrance that combines the uplifting scent of Fig with mandarin flowers, musk and wood. It was created during a trip to the mediterranean and for me, it is the perfect summer holiday /sunshine & happy times fragrance. The 30ml size they do is also great space-saving bottle to take away on trips ; and is a really good price, I’ve just found it for £10.66 on the Escentual website FYI. You’re welcome.
To add to my fig collection, Roger & Gallet have recently introduced a perfumed dry oil into this range ‘Huile Gourmande’* which is as it sounds, nearly edible. This , for me, could not have come at a better time, as I am off to Ibiza in a couple of weeks and this is a total holiday essential for me.
It is a semi-dry body oil that can be used all over (not the face I’m guessing as it’s fragranced) and it leaves a subtle scent of Fig and fruit oils whilst leaving your skin nourished, plumped and with a slight gloss. Perfect for applying in the dusky evenings after the sun-tanning days before you hit the town!
The different oils include vegetable oils (apricot kernels, cereals, maize, rice) and fruit oils (grape, pomegranate, blackcurrant, olive, avocado, sweet almond) and 96% of the ingredients come from natural origin. It has a pump-spray application that can be applied by spraying straight onto the body and then rubbed in with hands. It absorbs in really quickly and can be layered with the fragrance to give a longer-wearing, headier smell that will last you into the early hours. Huile Gourmande comes in a gorgeous 100ml glass bottle and costs £25.50.
What is your essential summer scent?