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What Does Fig Smell Like?

What Does Fig Smell Like?

Our Alena’s customers and family often look at our Getting Figgy with It Candle and then ask me what does Fig smell like? Well, if there’s one fruit that has a long and storied history, it’s figs. Figs trace back originally to northern Asia Minor and were later spread throughout the Mediterranean by the Greeks and Romans. 


Likely you have an idea of what a fig looks like, even if you’ve never eaten one. I have only had Fig Newton cookies, not the same FYI. 

So, What Does Fig Smell Like? 

Figs have a gloriously unique scent with a fruity sweetness that smells both decadent and gentle. Figs ripen in the heat of summer with a delicious honeyed sweetness that only intensifies when dried. It’s a calming scent that is sure to bring a bit of sunshine into even the coldest days of winter.


Fig leaves meanwhile have a sharp green scent, almost grassy with a touch of bitterness. 

The smell of a fig can vary depending on its ripeness and variety. Generally, a ripe fig has a sweet, fruity aroma. Some people describe the scent of a fig as similar to that of honey or a combination of honey and berries. The smell can be quite fragrant and pleasant, often described as rich and inviting. However, it’s important to note that the smell of a fig can also vary slightly between different fig varieties, with some having more intense or unique aromas.

What Does Getting Figgy with It a natural 100% Soy Wax Candle made by Alena’ smell like?

In our Getting Figgy with its year-round candle, we round out the joyful sweetness of sour fig with a touch of sensual ~sweet honey, and crushed ginger. If you like sandalwood you will love this! 


What Are Figs?

Figs grow on low, bushy trees in warm climates. A fig tree can grow several feet tall and live for over a hundred years if it’s taken care of properly. Figs flourished dry, hot climates and long, sunny days to grow. 


The fruit has a green or purple skin that’s peeled to reveal soft, sweet pink fruit on the inside. Their shape resembles a teardrop and is the size of a child’s fist. Despite the small size, they’re jam-packed with flavor and fragrance. 


The flesh of the fruit has a sweet, honey-like taste and is filled with hundreds of tiny, edible crunchy yellow or white seeds. Eating figs gives a range of health benefits such as better digestion and blood sugar levels—but most people eat them because they’re delicious. 

Before the use of sugar became widespread, figs were a way for people to sweeten their desserts. Today, people may still substitute figs for sugar for a more nutritious sweetness. 



The History and Meaning of Figs

Apparently, figs originated in Asia and spread to Europe, they are perhaps most known from the stories and legends of ancient Greece and Rome. Ancient Olympians even earned figs as prizes for their skill. 


Given its history, it’s no surprise that figs are also closely tied to symbolism. Religions like Christianity, Buddhism, or Hinduism may have their own meanings for figs, but typically, figs symbolize universal truth, knowledge, and abundance. 





Did you know that, some scholars believe that Adam and Eve ate a fig, not an apple — after all, later they hid their nakedness behind fig leaves. Similarly, Buddhists believe that the tree Buddha found enlightenment under was a fig tree. To see a fig tree or to eat a fig can be a symbol of self-discovery or enlightenment. Anyways, food for thought or smell. 🙂


Using the scent of the Gettin’Figgy with It soy candle in your home will help you to accentuate the languid days of summer or as a burst of sunshine in a long cold winter. All our nature-inspired luxury soy candles are hand-poured in small batches,  with love in Markham Ontario Canada, by myself and my family.



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