Houbigant will re-introduce their iconic 1882 fragrance for men, Fougère Royale, this month:
First introduced in 1882, Fougère Royale completely revolutionized the world of perfumes and established modern perfumery as it exists today.
Fougère Royale was the first “fougère” (or fern-like) perfume ever created, establishing a completely new fragrance family which still remains today the most popular family in men’s fragrances: Brut by Fabergé, Paco Rabanne, Azzarro, Boss by Hugo Boss and Prada by Prada for Men belong to this family.
The fragrance has been reworked by perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux.
Fougère 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 the tempo.
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.
Houbigant Fougère Royale will be available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum ($170) or in a limited edition 100 ml Parfum in presentation box ($600). (via press release)
Update: see a review of the 2010 Houbigant Fougère Royale.