French beauty brand Caudalie will launch a new perfume from May 2013 called Figue de Vigne. It will be their fourth scent in a range comprising the original Fleur de Vigne and the more recent additions, Thé des Vignes and Zeste de Vigne. The new fresh eau is signed by famed nose Françoise Caron the author of Ombre Rose. She also did the iconic Eau d'Orange Verte for Hermès as well as a collection of colognes for tradi-and-chic home decoration label Astier de Villatte. This is to say that she knows a thing or two about how to adapt a classic Eau de Cologne to modern sensitivities...
Figue de Vigne means "Vine Fig" in French. As Caudalie continue to explore the anti-aging and anti-oxydant benefits of grape derivatives, their perfumes are reminders of their primary specialty hence the word "vine".
The idea behind the perfume was given by Caudalie co-founder Mathilde Thomas who has kept memories of summer afternoons spent on a small island on the river Garonne when she was a child. She would spend time amidst clusters of centenarian fig trees. Perfumer Françoise Caron interpreted that place in time with notes of fig, white cedarwood, citruses, rose and coriander.
A 50 ml spray bottle will be available for 22,80€.
Caudalie have consistently turned to established perfumers to create their fresh scents. Anne Flipo did the first one, Fleur de Vigne (2011), and Francis Kurkdjian followed suit. The latter is incidentally the name behind the new fresh fig perfume by Roger et Gallet Fleur de Figuier.