Pacifica’s Roll-On Fig

pacifica roller ball perfumes review

I was very pleasantly surprised by these roller-ball perfumes from Pacifica. Not a brand that I had ever heard of before, but when I posted an Instagram of the Mediterranean Fig scent there were quite a few people who knew of it and wore it. It’s a very “clean” fig, if that makes any sense – there’s something going on behind the scenes that’s just a little different to most fig scents that I own. There’s also something a little boho or hippyish about it – it smells like a lot of my parents friends used to when I was very little. Sandalwood, perhaps? (Yes, I’m aware that I’ve just made a sweeping generalisation about my parents’ entire social group. It’s fine: they were all hippies. What a great word hippy is – very underused!)

pacifica fig roll-on perfume

Has anyone else tried the Pacifica roll-on fragrances? How do they compare to the sprays? I can find very, very few online stockists, though stock a brand called Himalaya Pacifica which I think might be the same – they seem to have a few of the same fragrances and sets. No roll-ons though! I’ve found the delightful little figgy one on Amazon: Pacifica Perfumes Mediterranean Fig Fragrance Roll-On Perfume

If you want to have a look at some of my other Fig-Scented-Things reviews then click here – and please, if you know of stockists for the above, can you add them in the comments for me? Thanks!

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  1. April 2, 2013 / 7:27 am

    I tried one of these at wholefoods a couple of weeks ago and regretted not buying it, it wasn’t the fig scent but it was lovely, I think they are perfect for summer :)

    • Ruth Crilly
      April 2, 2013 / 7:30 pm

      Yes! They are all very fresh.

  2. sands_life
    April 2, 2013 / 11:56 am

    Love Pacifica. I don’t have any roll ons but have a few solid perfume versions. They are great for summer, scents are delicious. I really like the Tahitian gardenia, Hawaiian guava and Sicilian blood orange. I got mine from wholefoods in high street ken. Also “as nature intended” stores stock some Pacifica

  3. April 2, 2013 / 1:01 pm

    I’ve come across the solid versions of these before but not seen the roll on.

  4. April 2, 2013 / 1:32 pm

    Hey, question about your hair – how did you go from very blonde to having such a natural looking blonde? did you get loads of lowlights or an all over darker tone? any hairdresser I speak to is clueless! Love your blog and your videos, just discovered them a week ago and I’m so glad I have!

    • Ruth Crilly
      April 2, 2013 / 7:30 pm

      It took years to get it back to normal! I just grew it out and kept having lowlights. xx

  5. Emily Botto
    April 2, 2013 / 1:49 pm

    I love these scents! The Tahitian gardenia is my favorite. I’m not sure about online stocks, but I know they can be found in Wholefoods stateside!

    • Ruth Crilly
      April 2, 2013 / 7:31 pm

      Thank you Emily! x

  6. Liz G.
    April 2, 2013 / 2:15 pm

    Hi Ruth. Pacifica’s Spanish Amber has been one of my favorite scents for years. Pacifica’s products are very high quality and very reasonably priced. As for spray versus roll-on I have used both and don’t really notice any difference in the scent so I buy the spray for home and roll-ons for my purse. I hope you get a chance to try a few of the other scents and enjoy them as much as I have.

    • Ruth Crilly
      April 2, 2013 / 7:31 pm

      Thanks Liz, I’ll give the sprays a try! x

  7. Lucy
    April 2, 2013 / 4:56 pm

    Hi Ruth! Im pretty sure that planet organic has this, well they definitely have the spray anyway! xxx

    • Ruth Crilly
      April 2, 2013 / 7:31 pm

      Thanks Lucy xx

  8. BethS
    April 2, 2013 / 8:39 pm

    I’m old enough to be your mother and I think the hippie fragrance you were referring to might be patchouli. I still love it if it’s used with subtlety.

  9. BethS
    April 2, 2013 / 8:48 pm

    I just ordered from pacificaperfume dot com. They have 1oz sample tins of solid perfume for $2.00 each in all of their fragrances. Even discounted shipping of $2.95 so I ordered a bunch to try.

  10. SiobhanB
    April 3, 2013 / 2:27 am

    The Pacifica lemon blossom body lotion is my favorite and the solid perfumes are nice. They sell it at Whole Foods in the US. I don’t suppose they carry it at the WF in the UK, but it might be worth a look.

  11. sabina
    April 4, 2013 / 10:02 am

    ahh I looove Aqua di Parma’s Fico di amalfi, but unfortunately the lasting power is terrible on me :( i’ll have to try this!!

  12. Hayley
    April 4, 2013 / 11:20 pm

    Whole foods!!

  13. LouiseC
    April 18, 2013 / 10:33 am

    You can buy these at the larger branches of Tesco’s!!! They stock Clarins, Naio etc but stock these roll-on perfumes, candles, soaps and sprays as well as solid perfumes.

  14. April 18, 2013 / 11:31 am

    I could be wrong, but I think they may be more common in the US. Tons of boutiques around my area (in the midwest no less) stock them. Even Target stocks a few scents. My favorite is Persian Rose – I usually hate Rose scents, but the Pacifica scent is just different enough. Anyway, love your blog. Especially your style of writing – it’s so refreshing on a beauty site!

  15. Gaia
    April 25, 2013 / 7:09 am

    Hi Ruth, I know it is a little bit random but this was the latest fragrance post that’s why I am writing here.. I have been looking for a signature scent for my entire life and recently I met Gucci Gorgeous Gardenia!!! It was love at first sight!! Just wanted to ask your opinion about it

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