I think that monogamy is artificial. I do not think it’s something that comes naturally to us.
Yep, that's Tom Ford*, source of all wisdom. Whether it is true for human relationships is outside of our subject matter, but I can certainly relate when it comes to fragrance. I already have a holy grail fig scent, Diptyque Philosykos, and I must talk about it more than I realize because several people mentioned in the comments recently that they thought of it as my signature fragrance. But the road of monogamy is long and hard, and when a new fig fragrance is launched, you can bet I want to try it. If it's reasonably priced, all the better. Pacifica's new Mediterranean Fig caught my eye right away. The notes include sweet fig, palm, cyclamen and sandalwood, and it runs just $19.95 for 36 ml.
Mediterranean Fig starts out sweet, juicy and fruity, with a touch of sparkling citrus in the opening. It is green, but not so green as Philosykos. Once the top notes are over and gone, it isn't quite so figgy as Philosykos either: it smells more like a blended light floral with lots of fig, and the heavy tree bark and warm earth notes of Philosykos are replaced here with paler, creamier woods and just a touch of earthiness. There is a little hint of warm spice, but Mediterranean Fig is a comparatively clean scent.
It is very nicely done, and certainly a bargain for the price. Personally I much prefer Philosykos, or even Body Time's really green and figgy Green Fig oil (which I keep meaning to buy in a body lotion for layering**), but if Philosykos had too much wood and dirt for your tastes and the Body Time was too aggressively green, Mediterranean Fig might be perfect.
To my nose, Pacifica Mediterranean Fig is equally suitable for men or women. The lasting power is good for an Eau de Toilette, which is what I assume it is (the website does not specify). For buying information, see the listing for Pacifica under Perfume Houses.
* Tom Ford quote via nymag.
** If you've ever had Body Time custom scent a lotion for you, please comment — I'd love to know how it turned out.
Update: I did finally buy a Body Time lotion custom-scented with Green Fig, and it's wonderful.