Getting Figgy With It || Life Lately

Despite having a bit of dreary weather recently, I’ve been on the hunt for a light, summery fragrance to wear in the day. That and for the holidays I’ve planned next year, super exciting! So when I was contacted about trying out The Bodyshop’s new Italian Fig fragrance for their #GettingFiggyWithIt campaign I jumped at the chance.

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.

Photo Credit to Fig & Olive for this one! 
I thoroughly enjoyed Getting Figgy With It, and have not only have I found my new favourite fresh scent but have discovered a restaurant I will be returning to in the near future. I’d recommend both of these to anyone!

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.

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  • sounds like a lovely scent and the food looks incredible 🙂 sounds like you girls had a great time!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  • Gorgeous post 🙂 That fragrance looks so nice!

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

  • It's really lovely, I know we're heading autumn but it's so summery 😀 xx

  • It was so good, I'd recommend checking it out if you're in the area 🙂
    xx

  • What an amazing Campain! I cannot believe that it is only £18, from looking at the bottle, it looks like it would definitely be a lot more. The food also looks incredible! x

    Abi | abistreetx