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Tried and tested: the best fig fragrances

All Ages model and lifelong fig aficionado Sylviane Degunst gives fig-scented fragrances a thorough once-over

To me, figs are the fruit of the gods. That’s why I was excited to test these fragrances: just the idea is heaven.

Miller Harris’ Figue Amère (£75 for 50ml, millerharris.com) has a strong scent, a potent mix of tree, soil and fig. I’d say it’s quite masculine, though. Then again, I sometimes betray my beloved No 5 (Chanel) for Habit Rouge (Guerlain), which is supposed to be for men, but no one ever complains. So let’s say it’s a unisex, sophisticated perfume.

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