#41 Fougere Perfume
Fougere ~ (n.) fern; a kind of plant with no flowers and delicate feather-like leaves.
Fern • Tonka • Soft Floral
A complete fragrance wardrobe should never be without a Fougère. The name Fougère originates from the French word for “fern” and it is one of the main olfactive families used to describe a perfume.
The most iconic & first fougere scent to be created was Houbigant’s Fougere Royale in 1882. At a time of burly woods & leathers, this was the very first floral perfume created specifically for men. Despite its original intent, It’s been worn as a unisex aroma since it’s early days, being completely non gender conforming and adored by all.
The Fougere fragrance family is inspired by the “imagined’ notes of ferns, deeper green or mossy, woody notes. The beauty of the Fougere is its combination of warm sensuality with light freshness.
This is a classical, historically accurate Fougere which opens with fresh top notes of lavender & bergamot, develops into a heart of geranium, then lands on a fond of tonka bean & oakmoss.
A beautiful classic timeless fragrance, fougere scents are very clean, natural smelling & are characterized by a dry, grassy, hay-like dry down. With a scent that’s both woody & fresh, fougere perfumes are very versatile and can be worn on a wide variety of occasions and should definitely be part of a full fragrance wardrobe.
Fougères are mostly “masculine” fragrances with the Chypre fragrance family being its “feminine” counterpart.
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15ml clear glass apothecary bottle.
Ingredients: coconut oil, plant extracts, absolutes & oils.
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