The perfume I chose from the ScentBird offerings this month was the Malin +Goetz Moroccan Fig. I figured for me, it was a sure thing as I love figs and I have never tried a Malin+Goetz product I didn’t like. Admittedly most of the items were non-perfume products. (seriously if you haven’t tried their Grapefruit cleanser, I would highly recommend it. It is amazing. But that isn’t the point of this post, although if I can find it I’ll link it down below because it is super fabulous).
First of all ScentBird is a perfume subscription service. Each month you receive a 0.27 ounce sized sample of perfume which is generally enough to last through a full month of use. At the moment I have subscriptions to both Scentbird and Scentbox since there is some variety in their offerings.
One thing Scentbird does offer that Scentbox does not are non-perfume items. They also have various skincare, makeup and beauty products offered as well so if you decide you want to trade it out and get something other than a perfume that month, you can. Actually, I think I have a non-perfume item slated for next month.
But this month I went with the Malin+Goetz Moroccan Fig.
According to the description…
Moroccan Fig is a light, tropical fig perfume layered with green pepper and coconut, for a spicy and deliciously earthy experience. The heart of Moroccan Fig offers a round, fleshy, and full profile of sweet, dark fruit that will definitely get you noticed as it heats up.
I have to say it does have more of the scent of the fig leaf than the sweetness of the actual fig and I can detect the green pepper. It has both a spicy note and an oddly green note that I find quite pleasant. I can’t detect the coconut at all.
For me that is not really a drawback. If it is in the mix, it is a background supporting player and not a front runner. It was actually my one concern as coconut can take over and make everything smell more tropical vacation –y than expected. It did not have that effect here. If it does anything it lightens the scent and lifts it from its earthiness a little, rounding it out.
Over all I do like this scent and I am very glad I added it to my list. I’ve enjoyed wearing it this week. I think it is more an evening scent than a day time one though. It isn’t a definite night time scent. There is just something about it that says, ‘It’s time to leave the office’ rather than something I’d wear to an office. I think it would be a scent I would spritz on at the end of the work day, before a commute home or stepping out to a happy hour with friends. Kind of a clear demarcation between the end of the work day and something else.
But I’m like that with scent.
I often find them a more accurate line of change in my day than the actual clock. Especially when I am working on a project.
The scent is one that stays close to you instead of sending out a cloud of warning prior to your arrival and the scent tends to fade after about four hours making it perfect for the post work time frame.
While I like it enough to use the remainder of the bottle, I am on the fence about whether or not I would add a full bottle to my permanent collection. It is a nice scent but with a $142 price tag, I need to be certain I love it before I buy it. I would definitely snap up any sample sizes I came across and I would hoard them, because it is a great scent. On my scale of personal likes from one to five, five being the best, I would give it a solid four.
To be honest I can see myself thinking about this scent and dithering until a sale came along and then pouncing on the sale. Or waiting until I need a weight loss reward and picking it up then as a special treat. Either way it is definitely one to keep on the list of possible future purchases.
I seem to be on a roll with scents. I don’t know if I am getting better at picking out the ones I like or if I’m just on a lucky streak. Last year out of more than thirty perfume samples I tried, only three made the cut. Thus far in 2020 I have already found two perfumes I want to add to my list to add to my collection. I doubt my streak will last, but I am going to enjoy it while I can. Admittedly I’ve also learned to avoid anything with patchouli in it as it tends to make me sneeze. That sort of helped the luck out a bit. But here’s hoping the luck continues, at least until my perfume shelf can take no more additions.
Posted below are links to the Malin+Goetz site for an upcoming sale and the amazing grapefruit cleanser I mentioned.