Saturday, January 7, 2012
Figaro by Lubin
Now, it does claim that fig is listed, but what I quickly glossed over was the fact that it reads "fig and apple"........and THAT......makes a world a difference. Maybe they should call this duo "fapple" since the apple exhibits more chutzpah than the fig.
The opening of Figaro is rather good. It's a blast of citric freshness combined with peppercorn. It doesn't possess much of a bite, but lends just enough spice to enhance the accord. Within 5 minutes, this fragrance begins to lose me. So sad since the topnotes could have led into something substantial and interesting.
The base and drydown in each wearing afforded me a comfortable and extremely boring snoozefest. I'm usually not this harsh when doing reviews, but this scent has me very disappointed at $110 for 75ml. Suffice it to say that Figaro takes on a slightly floral tone as the wearings plod along, but never achieves any legitimate earthy wood auras. Even the tonka isn't a conventional implementation.........which is fitting in this case.
A big neutral rating from Aromi for Lubin's Figaro. A sample wearing is definitely recommended.