Different from the usual Agar Aura offerings, Oud Chypre and Cuir Chypre were two Agar Aura attars that utilized oud but in a western perfumery construct. Given their popularity, we are excited to present Oud Fougère, our third attar inspired by the western perfumery tradition.
Although the Fougère genre marked the beginning of the widespread use of synthetics in perfumery with the ingredientcoumarin (often listed as the 'tonka bean' note in mainstream fragrances), this attar was crafted using only plant-based ingredients.
Oud Fougère opens with sparking citrus and rose, blending into rich green foresty notes. Reminiscent of a foggy morning, fern leaves heavy with dew, Absinth and lavender provide crisp fresh overtones further sharpened by the greenest Persian galbanum. The vibrant top notes are anchored by a seductive dark foresty base of oud, oakmoss, and patchouli that lasts for hours on end.
By definition, no mainstream Fougère perfumes are all-natural. So here is your chance to experience an utterly classic fougère fragrance that goes against the grain.
Please note that since only ingredients derived from natural sources were used, natural oakmoss extract (a crucial part of fougère fragrances) is part of this blend. Allergies to oakmoss are extremely rare, but do exist.
The top notes start with a woody almost
pinetar note that disappears within a second or two
leading into a blend of a citrus rose after that the oud
pops through slightly to bring in a sparkling green note
that will make brief appearances here and there
throughout the drydown. The drydown is so very
nice lasting many hours of creamy green goodness.
Anyone looking for a Fougere fragrance with a nice dose
of oakmoss needs to try this.
Another amazing attar from Taha that makes me smile and say WOW! on first sniff. The top notes of lavender, rose and citrus sparkle on top of a base of oud, patchouli, oakmoss and possibly tonka or vanilla. There is a green spicy/herbal heart that ties it together and completes the fougere. Like most great classic fragrances, there is a tension between the lavender, rose and citrus vs. the oud and patchouli that creates interest and makes it hard to stop sniffing. This is definitely a must buy!
The opening notes are not distinctly individual notes but the combination of lavender, rose, and citrus as a blend are nice and do indeed lend a crispness to the opening. The oud and patchouli rear up quickly and although patchouli is not a favorite note of mine, I do love what it does in small doses. In this, it is quiet, letting the oud do the talking, but gives a wonderful balance to the oud. The oakmoss is also quiet but in combination with the galbanum does emphasize a strong green element. Green and earthy and somewhat fresh and crisp - Oud Fougere definitely expands the world of mukhallats and what can be done with oud.
I should say just WOW... but i am goint to say something more; Thanks Taha, thanks for doing this, it is very appropiate for my climate, for summer, for over 40 degrees...this has been a lovely surprise.
I tried Oud Fougere and it has amazing longevity. I could not get the opening citrus notes but the rose was quite prominent and within the next 15 min, it evolved into very enjoyable green notes.
I am really impressed by the Oud Fougere as not that many mukallats have sparked my interest and taste. I have been wearing it for the past 2 hours with confidence out in a meeting and pleased with the mood it creates around me.