Fougere Royale by Houbigant Cologne. Fougere Royale is an updated version of the 1882 formula once popular with aristocrats across Europe.
Lavender, Mediterranean herbs, chamomile and bergamot give way to heart notes of cinnamon, rondeletia, carnation, orchid, geranium and rose. Clary sage, oak moss, tonka bean, amber and patchouli nestle at the base, finishing this spicy floral bouquet.
Fougere Royale was designed by Houbigant. Jean-Francois Houbigant founded this perfume house in Paris in
1775. Throughout history, the brand has been a favorite of nobility and royalty. Marie Antoinette had three vials of it on her person when executed. Napoleon kept the brand in his campaign chest. It is the house who perfumed Queen Victoria as well as Russia’s Empress Maria and Queen Alexandra. Stories suggest that Jean-Francois himself was the origin of members of the Court of Versailles using perfume in their fans to waft a romantic message. What message do you choose to send?