My favorite home scent is figue … pardon my French, I much prefer the Francophone spelling. Candles, soaps, dishwashing liquid, home spray, I’m a figue addict. It has an intoxicatingly relaxing smell, much better than lavender.
A protected name, the soaps need to be produced in Marseille according to strict standards. Savon de Marseille has a long history, 600 years, and in 1688, King Louis XIV introduced regulations (Edict of Colbert) limiting the use of the name. The soaps are made by mixing water from the Mediterranean Sea, olive oil or palm oil and natural scents. It can take up to a month before the soap is ready to use. The soaps traditionally came in bars but I’m glad they now have liquid versions.
No doubt, Diptyque makes the best figue candle and home spray. They have a gentle scent that doesn’t make me sneeze. I even recycle the candle jars to store knick-knacks.
Until my next post … take care!