Feige by Parfum-Individual Harry Lehmann
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Feige is a popular perfume by Parfum-Individual Harry Lehmann for women and men. The release year is unknown. The scent is fruity-green. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.

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Fig

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Scent

7.9 (51 Ratings)

Longevity

8.6 (48 Ratings)

Sillage

7.6 (48 Ratings)

Bottle

6.5 (41 Ratings)
Submitted by Glosoli, last update on 01.07.2020.
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7.5
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
Harielle
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Harielle
Top Review    10  
After the rendezvous with Lord X
Billy Wilder, one of my favourite directors, would have turned 114 these days. His films have accompanied me since my earliest youth. It all started with "1,2,3" and "Some Like Hot" at my parents' house. With "Irma la douce" I associate above all the meetings with my cousin of the same age at our grandmother's in North Rhine-Westphalia. Although my cousin and I could not or could not be different, we got along very well with each other and watched Wilders "Irma la douce" at least once at each of these meetings while our grandmother was taking her nap.

The plot of the film is quickly summarized (those who know the film can skip this part):
Paris in the early 1960s. The suspended patrolman Nestor Patou falls in love with the streetwalker Irma, called Irma la Douce ("Irma the Sweet"). After beating Irma's pimp in a spectacular brawl, he takes over with his place. But Nestor cannot have a purely business relationship with Irma, jealousy of her suitors drives him crazy. Together with the help of café owner Moustache, Nestor disguises himself as "Lord X" and visits Irma from now on. For a few harmless card games she is royally rewarded each time and doesn't have to accept any more suitors. Since Nestor has to earn the money secretly at night at the Parisian wholesale market, the halles centrales, he is tired during the day and increasingly inattentive. Irma suspects an affair, seduces Lord X and decides to elope with him.
Nestor for his part is now jealous of the (non-existent) Lord X and sinks the costume into the Seine. He is watched by Irma's former pimp, who reports the alleged murder to the police. In prison Nestor finds out that Irma is pregnant by him. He manages to escape and marries Irma at the last second before the birth. Since Lord X has appeared on the sidelines against all logic, Nestor is acquitted of the accusations of murder. As usual with Wilder, the event is garnished with numerous lovingly polished supporting roles like Irma's colleagues with the speaking names "Amazons Annie" or "Kiki the Cossack", a champagne drinking dog with kidney ailments and of course the dazzling "Macs", the pimps who meet regularly at Café Chez Moustache.

What does Lehmann's fig have to do with all this?
This is also quickly explained: This fig is green like Irma's stockings (and underwear, of course), for me it conveys more of an aesthetic corresponding to the artificial flowers of clay, rather than Mediterranean lightness or even holiday feeling. This fig is ripe, it was brought to the halles by Nestor after his work and now, lying in a bowl in Irma's shabby-charming attic apartment, exudes a strong fruity and sour aroma. After the extended appointments with Lord X, Irma always has a touch of his intense aftershave when she comes home, although these meetings are platonic to the last.

This aftershave mixes in the heart note with a turbulent fruity fig note and some creamy floral nuances reminiscent of the wallpaper in front of Irma's "business address" (that's the hour hotel on Rue Casanova). The whole thing also has a slightly soapy character at times, which goes well with the charm of the comparatively innocent-romantic love of Irma and Nestor. The base heralds the most beautiful chapter of this fig for me: Woody notes underpin the still strongly resounding fruity figs and dim them increasingly, although I cannot identify which woods were used here.

Conclusion:
A grossly motoric fig with penetrating power for the brave, who can also take on a Lord X and like (head) cinema!
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8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
9
Sillage
6
Bottle
Vrabec
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Vrabec
Top Review    15  
Lehmann- Passion: 2 - Fig vs. Philosykos - a comparison
I rarely smell fig scents on ladies. It's a pity, few scents seem more calming and peaceful to me than the authentic scent of figs Philosykos of Diptique, be it the EDT or EDP are I think the undisputed number 1 in this category, which is why I will use philosykos here for comparison. Because "Coward" from the house of Lehmann is in no way inferior to this. Both have just a different approach to the topic What we don't have in "Feige" is a juicy fruit that squirts sweet amniotic fluid when you bite it open. We have a basket with a bunch of unopened figs, on whose freshly plucked stems some resin from the tree forms. It smells of some dried fruit - fig, but especially of the powdery dry smooth skin of the unopened fruit.
A slightly spicy flicker associates incredibly well with the warm summer air. Could that be a little pepper? Thyme? I can't guess I smell something green too, a touch of grass, but not mowed The fragrance quickly becomes creamy, almost milky but wonderfully pleasant, a hint of vanilla supports this effect, makes one think of sun cream. The fragrance changes slightly into woody, whereby the wood is more fresh, light but warm than resinous, strong trunks. Clearly summery, a warm day, "fig" is unprotected from the sun. If I smell it carefully, I think I'm imagining a touch of scratchy citric. Very far away.

Throughout the whole process I find the projection to be spot-on, gentle but perceptible, unobtrusive. I find the durability tidy and can even clearly assert itself against philosophers, to whom I now come.
Philosykos seems juicier, less dry, more fruity. Here we have open figs, which are fragrant. More pulp instead of dry skin. Philosykos looks much more fluid, more like fig juice than fig cream. We also have a dominant woody note, but this comes more from green stems and twigs and fresh crisp leaves. Thus Philosykos achieves a summery association over the thought of the cool shade of a fig grove by the sea.
One should test both in comparison, whereby I find "Cowardly" to be less sparkling than philosophers. But you can get it right with the layer tip often mentioned here with Mol intens or Molecule 01.

The typical old-fashioned smell of Lehman, which I mentioned in my last comment, does not occur here in the least.

"Feige" really surprised me and I think I can make my top 1 recommendation to the ladies for the summer here. If you don't like it, you have supported Lutz Lehmann with a very small amount of money (and he earned it) and giving it away should not be a problem.

Thank you very much for reading my comment
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10
Scent
9
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Bettsow
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Favorite fragrance
It's been my absolute favorite fragrance for years. Unfortunately Harry Lehmann doesn't deliver to Austria anymore, now I guess that was it with my fig, which makes me very sad.

The fragrance was a perfect combination of fruity, spicy, creamy, sweet. A few drops were enough to smell the whole day.
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OhdeberlinOhdeberlin 4 years ago
9
Scent
10
Longevity
8
Sillage
6
Bottle
greenish, woody notes, fruity fig, not overbearing sweet, excellent projection and longevity, edp, perfect for layering with mol intense

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