This is the second rendition of Oud Fougère, an oud
attar inspired by classic French perfumery.
Although the Fougère genre marked the beginning of the
widespread use of synthetics in perfumery with the ingredient
coumarin (often listed as the 'tonka bean note' in mainstream
fragrances), this attar was crafted using only plant-based
ingredients - including genuine tonka bean extract.
Oud Fougère opens with sparking frankincense, mandarin, pine
scotch 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
enhanced with Persian galbanum. The vibrant top notes are
anchored by a seductive dark foresty base of Kalimantan oud,
oakmoss, and patchouli, that lasts and lasts.
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.
Our Oud Fougère v2 is over 50% Kalimantan oud by volume, but it
smells so amazingly 'French perfume-y' that after swiping some
on, you'll smell like you just walked out of Guerlain's boutique
in Paris at the turn of the 19th century. The tonka bean
absolute, high altitude lavender, absinthe and oak moss married
the oud like a match made in heaven.
Note: since only ingredients derived
from natural sources were used, oak moss extract (a crucial
part of fougère fragrances) is part of this blend. Allergies
to oak moss are extremely rare, but do exist.
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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
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
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.