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.
Love this scent and bottle.
Smells wonderful and lasts all day. I have yet to be dissapointed by a Barrister and Mann product. Their customer service is great too. I had my first bottle arrive broken(which was impressive as it was wrapped in a comical amount of bubble wrap, boxes, and packaging) and got a fast replacement with some great samples and some "42" promotional items thrown in.
I never truly understood the difference inscent notes till I was able to try this scent. It came recommended by a friend. I usually buy the normal polo and other generic brands of cologne but it does not last as long as this nor is it as complex. My girlfriend loved it and it’s a perfect scent, to me if comes off earthy and spicy at first followed by a Smokey smell. If you enjoy the outdoors and being around a camp fire I suggest this smell. It’s unique and will make you stand out in a crowd of normal people. I will always purchase this scent again as long as it is in production and I can only hope that one day I am able to get my hands on the soap and aftershave.
You may not know what to think of FG the first time you smell it. I bought the soap and AS with the special covered soap bowl and have used it as a shave for a while, always hoping for a cologne to bump up the smell. At first, since it was a Halloweenish kind of promotion, I limited my use to fall. But I’ve come to see FG as a solid year rounder. Each person who picks out the fragrance shows curiosity, then a bit of reticence, then welcome or rejection. Rejection is rare. But since this is such a one-of-a-kind scent, you must stop and take it in. It hits you in the face with an exotic, ashy-floral allure with a tiny citric or astringent note to carry the rest into the “high end fragrance” center of your brain. Which then turns it over and over and cannot find any scent memory or reference to associate it with—unless it is familiar with Will’s “Hallows” release, which shares many of the ashy and sweet notes with FG. Add to those Hallows notes the notes of an aromatic fougére, and FG begins to take shape. A lot of innovative fragrances are things I find cloying, unintelligible or just plain off-putting. FG starts as a little of all three, along with the welcoming depth of its innovative combination of traditional elements in a completely new way. Once your brain learns to recognize the scent for its unique scent and stops trying to pigeonhole it into a category of what it “smells like,” it then welcomes Fougere Gothique as its own unique scent. That’s when you start to like it more and more. Bravo to Will for breaking out of the aqua/citrus/floral/spice/musk/tobacco/leather fragrance box to present another scent that, although boldly labeled a fougere, nevertheless occupies its own huge box in that category (perhaps joined by Hallows, another Will Carius creation). New, unique fragrances are harder and harder to make and everything smells like something. Enthusiastic recommendation for anyone wishing a totally unique, well balanced and interesting fragrance.
Darkest of dark
This is one amazing scent that really lights up the olefactory! Damp, dirty and oh so good.
Where to start?
Well I'll tell you. This scent is one of those nights where you want something gruff, dirty, leathery, and definitively dark and mysterious. It reminds me of mornings doing firewood in the wetlands and wood where I grew up, buck skin gloves, decomposing leaves and tree bark, black silty clay mud, the brush fire and the brisk, damp fall air. Think rugged, spicy, earthy, yet sophisticated and fresh. Though I will say a little of this, and I mean a little, goes a long way.