First introduced in 1882, Fougere completely revolutionized the world of fragrance and established modern perfumery as we know it today.
Fougere Royale was the first "fougere" (fern-like) perfume ever created, initiating a wholly new fragrance familystill the most popular category in men's fragrances. More importantly, Houbigant was the first perfume house to discover the technique of isolating particular aromatic molecules from natural raw materials, specifically the aroma of coumarin, which is isolated from the tonka bean.
Fougere Royale opens with an uplifting cocktail of sparkling citrus oils that blends into an aromatic bouquet of Mediterranean herbs, where lavender and Moroccan chamomile oil dictate a buoyant tempo. A redolent heart follows, wherein a floral-spicy "Rondeletia" accord is revealed through rich geranium nuances and warm spices. A floral intermezzo showcases rare rose essences and absolutes, spiked by pepper, cinnamon, and carnation. Finally, a grand finale of earthy, ambery, and woody harmonies, where moss notes join a sensual patchouli theme enriched by warm coumarinic undertones of tonka beans and clary sage absolute, concludes the aromatic symphony.
Houbigant modernized a classic crystal bottle of the beginning of the 20th century, originally manufactured by Lalique. All details present in the original design have been incorporated to reflect the Art Deco style, while the overall look has been revisited to make it more masculine and modern. Most notable is the bottle's scintillating luminosity, achieved by cutting individual squares in the glass in facets, like a diamond.
About Houbigant Paris:
Founded in France in 1775 to cater to nobility, family-owned Houbigant de Paris boasts almost 230 years of historic artistry in perfume making. The brand's renowned perfume, Quelques Fleurs, was first created in 1912 and remains an elegant, floral scent with devotees around the globe. In fact, the entire collection of Houbigant Paris fragrances are much loved worldwide by those with discriminating taste.