A couple of months ago, I went to a spring preview for & Other Stories, H&Ms super-chic, higher-end sister line, at a plush suite in the Gramercy Park Hotel. In the bathroom stood an array of the brands much-loved beauty offerings, leading me to walk out with one of my favorite-ever body products, the sold-out “Fig Fiction Body Oil,” Ive used in a while. The stuff is just great – I rub it into some of my dryer patches of skin immediately after I get out of the shower, before lotion – but its the smell thats really charmed me. In official terms, the sites product copy describes it as the following: “Plump currant berries and exotic pink pepper tinged with the freshness of bamboo and wild fig are enhanced with Brazilian rosewood and dark plum.” In me terms, it smells warm, fresh and vaguely musky, like your favorite jeans on a breezy summer afternoon in a slightly overgrown backyard.
What does that even mean? I dont know! Fragrances make us write the craziest things.
Regardless, I love the scent of the body oil so much (especially when it lingers on my clothes or pajamas, and I catch a whiff of it later) that I plan to buy the six-milliliter perfume oil version of it to keep in my bag and apply throughout the day. Even if Im the only one who smells it, I dont really care – its that delicious. Aromatherapy at its best!
Fig Fiction Perfume Oil, $20, available at & Other Stories.
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