Fougère Gothique Eau de Parfum
Black Ashes, Bergamot, Lavender, Cedar
Sandalwood, Geranium, Leather, Tuberose, Burning Wood
Mushroom, Oakmoss, Tonka, Vetiver, Smooth Musk, Balsam Fir Absolute
50 ml, Made in the USA. Expected wear time: 8-10 hours.
Packaged in a beautiful printed bottle and elegant display box.
I really love this scent. I don't think I've smelled anything like it before and it is incredibly complex. There are many notes that stand out, and it shifts throughout the day. I really wish they had continued the shave soap and aftershave of this fantastic scent.
Dark, evolving, smooth
Opens with soil and damp ashes, and transforms over the next hours into a bouquet of dead flowers by a grave in the forest. Absolutely gorgeous, with exceptional longevity and projection. Masterfully balanced, with all the notes painting a picture greater than just the sum of the parts. In contrast to the ashy opening, the drydown is warm, bucolic, and gorgeously inviting. My skin tends to "eat up" many fragrances, but I get 8 to 10 hours from this easily. Fougere Gothique never fails to inspire an "Mm, you smell good," from my SO. I hope this masterpiece stays in production forever, as I plan to always have it on hand. This is my favorite fragrance of all time, and when my second bottle runs out, I will buy it again. Or trade, wheedle, barter or beg to acquire some. It's that good.
Different than the shaving soap
I very much like the scent of the Fougere Gothique, but feel that I should comment because it is a different scent than the shaving soap. One of the things that I very much liked about the shaving soap was the outdoorsy scent of mushroom and wet leaves, but instead of that this scent has more of a sweet, perfumy scent. which my girlfriend likes this better, and that is worth something, but people who are looking for a match may be disappointed. Also of note is that the spray nosell is not removable, so pouring the scent into another vessel is not possible. I would be interested in having the ability to purchase a refill of this in the future without all the (very nice) packaging.
Cold, dark and haunting
Love this fragrance once the weather is turning. It's warm and smoky with a cold metallic tinge - sillage and longevity are superb.
Have to admit, I was a bit skeptical at first whiff as the fragrance opened with an odd, almost astringent, herbal scent, but after only about 2 minutes, the complex and exotic notes came through, leaving a very unique and somehow warm smell on my skin that lasted for most of the day. Well done. Definitely not a bouquet that I would ever have imagined liking if I smelled it at random. Think this one's gonna be a special favorite for a long time. The only recommendation I would make is it being parfum strength, to only use a very, very tiny amount. Just a few micro-applications does the job. ;-)