Fougère Royale’s nuanced scent composition opens with a vibrant, sparkling cocktail Bergamot, lavander and Mediterranean Herbs. A redolent heart follows, where the floral-spicy "Rondeletia" accord is revealed through rich geranium...
Fougère Royale’s nuanced scent composition opens with a vibrant, sparkling cocktail Bergamot, lavander and Mediterranean Herbs. A redolent heart follows, where the 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..
Fougère Royale: The concept
Created by Master Perfumer Paul Parquet in 1882, Fougère Royale completely revolutionized the world of perfumes and established modern perfumery as it exists today. As well as creating an entirely new fragrance family, Parquet had succeeded in extracting isolated, synthetic molecules from natural, raw materials. In the dedicated pursuit to expand olfactory palettes with novel, new aromas, he’d derived coumarin from the Tonka Bean in a worldwide premiere. In its mission to authentically replicate the original, regal masterpiece from centuries past, the reengineered formula cultivates refined, prestigious raw materials of the highest quality and provenance. Fougère Royale retains its discriminating, elegant, noble, refined pulse and its pleasant, pastoral beauty.
Pure perfume extracts indulge olfactory senses with an in excelsis distillation, each note scored in perfect harmony and cadence. They imitate nothing – they’re absolute purity. In existence since the early nineteenth-century, unfiltered essences were diluted with alcohol to boost aerosol diffusion and to alleviate obstructions in the flacon's puffer. Advances in modern perfumery have made those techniques obsolete – deposits are meticulously-filtrated after maceration. Creating complex, extracted formulas comes at a cost – only a handful of notable perfumers offer extracted essences. This esteemed craftsmanship underpins the House of Houbigant’s two-century-old legacy of innovation, distinction and authority.