Firstly, can I just say how much I love the bottle design? It looks far more high end than the £18.00 price tag would suggest and looks absolutely gorgeous on my dresser. Anyway, on to the scent itself, fig is not something I normally would have chosen for a fragrance, and also one I’ve not seen many of on the market. However, I’m now wondering why. It smells fresh, clean and makes me wish I was by the pool side. It manages to be a great summer scent without being floral, which is really unusual. Although I am a complete girlie girl at time, sometimes high street floral scents risk being a bit too much, where as this has an all together more mature and sophisticated air to it.
Since I was rather chuffed with the Bodyshop’s Italian Fig fragrance, I decided it would be an ideal time to take my mum on a bit of a girlie night to the Fig & Olive on Upper Street. The meal was completely fantastic, and if North London is your stomping ground or not is well worth a trip. The restaurant is light, airy and modern and yet gave a cosy, comfortable vibe on our evening visit.
After examining the rather extensive menu, we were spoilt for choice so mulled it over with a glass of crisp Pinot Grigio. Although there were lots of things I wanted to try I decided on having pan fried chorizo with mushrooms, tomato sauce and grated manchego cheese to start with and the beef tenderloin fillet with sautéed potatoes for my main. Mum had the sea bass en papillotte, so basically in cooked in foil. We both agreed that they were all fantastic and the service was brilliant.
Despite having full bellies, the desert cabinet at the entrance was winking at us. Full of lovely treats like rhubarb tart, chocolate gateaux, pear and almond cake and lots of other sweet goodies. After much umming and arring, I decided on a slice of chocolate banoffee pie and mum on one of pear and almond tart. Both were light and delicious.
I was gifted a bottle of Italian Fig Fragrance and £50 of vouchers to visit the Fig & Olive for the purpose of the #GettingFiggyWithIt Campaign by The Bodyshop. As always all opinions are my own.