This is the second fig fragranced product that I am reviewing this month. Laura Mercier’s Fresh Fig Body Butter is a rich blend of shea butter grape seed oil, sweet almond and jojoba extracts and illipe seed oil. It also contains mineral oil.
The fig fragrance is blended with Ylang and Ylang and apricot. On the ingredient listing ‘perfume’ which results in a strong fig fragrance. If you love fig, you will love this but if you – like me, are new in your fig appreciation, you might find it quite strong.
The texture is rich and thick, it absorbs quickly and the fragrance stays on the skin for more then fifteen minutes. I was surprised at how moisturising this product is, (despite the mineral oil) it lasted six hours in the tights test (how long my legs stay moisturised when wearing black opaque tights) which is pretty good going but as I have a thirty millilitre sample of this product, I have been using it as a handcream. I was surprised at how a little goes a very long way and happy that it leaves a sheen without being greasy on the skin.