Zara x Jo Loves Balade de Figuier

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Balade de Figuier is part of the Jo Malone Silent Flowers Collection which debuted in 2023. It evokes a sunny escape in an orchard of luminous fig trees in Provence and the blossoms of a fig tree, composed of bright citric blends with the crispy green effect of petitgrain. A woody trail with vetiver and white musk touches fulfill the evocation of this Mediterranean universe. Balade de Figuier features top notes of grapefruit, fig leaf and mandarin; middle notes of petitgrain, fig milk, iris concrete and tobacco leaf; and base notes of benzoin, Muscenone and Haitian vetiver. It is a parfum.


Fragrantica: I love this so much, I wanted the Romance D'Iris from this range initially but tried this on my hand whilst waiting to pay. I ended up going back and exchanging for Balade de Figuer, its gorgeous. Find this very comforting, projection is good and it lasts all day with just a few sprays. Absolute winner for me, and for the price point I don't think you can go too far wrong.

Fragrantica: It's actually really long lasting for a Zara perfume. I was a bit scared of the milk note, because they tend to get sour on me, but this one is very pleasant. Well blended scent, i don't get much wood and vetiver or it's very subtle. It's very pleasant, like slightly milky fig fruits, i think it's very versatile, office or hospital friendly. Opening is a bit green, which makes me think of fig tree, but right after that definitely tobacco comes to play. Very nice scent, blind buy that i don't regret. Wish there was just a little bit more sweetness in it on my skin, just like i smell straight from bottle, but nonetheless definitely gonna use it a lot.

Fragrantica: This one gonna be a best seller from this collection for sure! It's fresh, clean, slightly sweet and perfectly unsex. It can be worn for any occasion so it's very versatile. It has Bal d'Afrique quality to it (in terms of versatility not the smell)

Fragrantica: Very, VERY well done cologne! I will go on to say that this could be one of the best Jo Malone's made for Zara, but there's a close competitor in my opinion (which is Petale d'Ambre from same collection). Major notes I get are petitgrain (bitter orange leaves), grapefruit/mandarine and vetiver supported by fig leaf. There's sage/lavender type aromatic and herbal touch, probably what makes the old-school cologne backbone and with addition of fig leaf greenery can also contribute to a "tobacco leaf" note. It could as well be a "tea leaf" note or generic "sage" for all I know. All the lactonic aspects are muted in the background giving way to the main citrusy and aromatic masculine overlay a la Essential Parfums - Fig Infusion or Banana Republic - 78 Vintage Green. The petitgrain persists almost like orange blossom due to the combination of the milky notes and Muscenone, which is a musk that smells like clean human skin, slightly powdery. It fits to orange blossom theme perfectly, creating a VERY nice effect that I personally adore. Perfectly unisex leaning a bit to masculine side. This could pass as some kind of heritage collection release from Acqua di Parma, Guerlain, Chanel, Givenchy etc. If this was the "Dioriviera" from Francis Kurkdjian, "connoisseurs" would lose their minds talking about the "genius" of him. I think this is quite complex, there's probably more to talk about in time. I am very impressed to say the least.

Fragrantica: I really like this one. Nicely balanced and strong enough, but not overpowering. Very Jo Malone-sque, with this herbal/apothecary vibe, but kind of nice and comforting. It suits very well in the winter, we'll see how it behaves in the summer. I sense green fig leaf, but not too much of the fruit. Citrus and tobacco are nicely balanced with the herbal note.

Fragrantica: Balade de Figuier could be also a really good men's perfume. I cannot feel a fig anywhere, and that was the main point of buying it! I though that since it has it in the top notes, and in the mid notes, surely i'll smell it...nah. However it has that sweet tobacco leaves smell, that makes you linger in a tobacco shop, even though you do not smoke a pipe, and also a certain butter cookies impression, rum maybe...None of them are in the notes. It is strong, but balanced, interesting, and with the winter outside very ' leather chair, deep voices around, warm embrace' feeling. I'll try it later again, maybe in spring?... Hoping that the fig will somehow emerge. Edit: 2 hours later the tobacco is gone and a very pretty smoke-tinged aroma is left. I like it a lot. It's not only for men.

Fragrantica: It's surprisingly a really well balanced scent. The dry down smells of sweet fig, tobacco, and sort of woody. It's sweet, but not sickening sweet. It's OK, but not outstanding.

Fragrantica: Recently got the Silent Flowers miniature set to sample these scents. I’ve previously had the Jo Malone x Zara fragrances and really enjoyed them! Balade de Figeur is not my usual type of scent but does have notes that I enjoy. On application, the scent is heady and strong, dries with a sweet note and over the following hours ends a bit like DKNY Women. Overall, it doesn’t represent the notes in the description like tangerine and fig and lacks freshness. If you like heady 80/90s perfumes this may be for you.

Fragrantica: Such an odd yet still beautiful fragrance! Opening is very hard to describe with words, smells a little bit like some sort of cough syrup but the drydown oh my! Sweet and wody heaven to me! Hardly smell any fig as I was hoping for, but still is very unique and intriguing fragrance!