And as long as we're on the subject of L'Artisan Parfumeur, the latest iteration of their travel set is worth considering: five 10 ml sprays in Mûre et Musc Extrême, La Chasse aux Papillons, L’Eau d’Ambre Extrême, Premier Figuier and Timbuktu. It's not going to win any packaging awards, but I'd take one if it fell from the skies. $70 at the L'Artisan website.
L'Artisan Parfumeur's new bath range has finally made it to the US. At the top of my wish list, La Chasse Aux Papillons Body Lotion (300 ml for $36) and Timbuktu Shower Gel (300 ml for $32).
For Le Premier Figuier, I received only a few words of direction to ensure I was given the utmost creative freedom. I had the idea to create the first eau de toilette around a fig because the fig tree is the tree of my childhood. Natural fig essence doesn’t exist, so I had to capture that smell of the tree as a whole—the bark warm from the sun, the green of the leaves, the milk that trickles from the fruit. A child was sitting next to me in a garden once, and she turned to me and said, ‘You smell like sunshine.’ I was wearing Premier Figuier. Beyond its commercial success, the emotional association people have to that fragrance is the greatest compliment of all.
— Perfumer Olivia Giacobetti talks about L'Artisan Parfumeur Premier Figuier. Read more at 3 L’Artisan Parfumeur Fragrances That Are Destined to Become Your Signature Scent at Vogue.