Sunday, April 27, 2014

What are Fougere Fragrances?

Fragrances can be classified by certain olfactive families, or themes, or accords. In this guide I will briefly discuss the various themes.


Fougere, this family is characterized by bracing, herbaceous and woody scents that appear mainly in men’s colognes. Fougere means “fern” in French. Most fougeres are a blend of lavender, coumarin, oak moss, green and warm amber notes. Fougere fragrances take their name from Houbigant’s Fougere Royale which was created in 1885.

There are subdivisions of classifications in this family and they are: soft amber fougere, floral amber fougere, floral amber fougere, spicy fougere, and aromatic fougere.

Perfumes and colognes that are classified as Fougere are:

  • Paco Rabanne
  • Cool Water
  • Michael Jordan
  • Jicky
  • Canoe

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