Rated 2 out of 5 by Lise Should have read the reviews first
I should have read the reviews before ordering 3 of these gels. Unfortunately have to agree with other reviewers, smells nothing like Italian Fig. Big disappointment.
July 19, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Wicktrimmer Plain & simple - this product smells HORRIBLE
I have been a lover of The Body Shop products for many, many years. Rarely do they make a product that lets me down as much as this one did. It only lathers slightly, does rinse away clean but Sweet Jesus, the stench! I am sorry, Body Shop, but this scent smells like filthy armpits during a heat wave. I am so glad I only bought the shower gel to "try" it and didn't get the whole product line. I am still finding it hard to believe that you actually MADE this smell this way. Sorry guys, epic fail with this one. Oh and speaking of armpits - bring back the ladies roll-on deo, will ya?
July 2, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by takescareofmyskin Love Figs Just Not This One, Sorry
I love layering products so the scent lasts all day. Since I no longer have a The Body Shop near me, I purchased everything online. I had gone to The Body Shop UK site to read various reviews. Everything seemed positive so I decided to purchase everything expect the Eau de Toilette (I'm not a fan of TBS Eau de Toilettes). I love fresh tree ripened figs and I love fig scented products. I've had fig scented products by other companies in the past and loved them. I was positive that The Body Shop wouldn't let me down with their Italian Summer Fig products. I'm sorry to say the scent was a huge disappointment to me. Upon receiving my package, I immediately opened it. The scent that wafted out was of "dirt". I immediately started inspecting the outside of the box to see if it had been dropped in a mud puddle and had dried dirt on the outside of the package! I just couldn't believe the scent.
Since I'm a person that will sample a new product with fearlessness and an open mind; I decided to forgo my first impression and give it a go.
I decided I would try all the products the next day, since I would be home all day. I would try every Italian Fig Product I purchased.
Pros: It lathered well, rinsed clean, and only imparted a slight scent on my skin.
Cons: The scent, it wasn't a strong scent. Just a scent that I really couldn't get into.
I think this scent falls into the category of a chypre, aromatic, or vetiver. If your a person that likes that scent then you might light this. Those categories of fragrances are not my favorites.
Sorry, The Body Shop this one is just not for me.
November 3, 2015