If the ambergris doesn't hit you over the head, the oud certainly will.
Although the Fougère genre marked the beginning of the widespread use of synthetics in perfumery with the ingredient coumarin, our Oud Fougère was crafted using solely nature-derived ingredients.
And that includes our very own in-house natural coumarin extract.
Oud Fougère opens with a blast of oud and ambergris alongside sparking citrus and geranium, blending into rich green foresty notes. Reminiscent of a foggy morning, fern leaves heavy with dew, intoxicating absinthe and sharp lavender provide crisp fresh overtones, further honed by the greenest Indian galbanum and betel leaf extract. The vibrant top notes are anchored by a seductive dark foresty base of oud, oakmoss, and patchouli that lasts for hours on end.
If you've jumped the bandwagon and discovered Agar Aura's pure oud oils, you'll immediately realize why north Malaysian Aquilaria Malaccensis oud was the perfect choice for this fragrance. Natural, unwarped oud oil is not what most folks imagine it is. Those barnyard and fecal notes most associate with oud are the result of fermenting and rotting the wood prior to distillation – something Agar Aura never does.
With it's naturally jungle-green, sparkly fresh, and nutmeg-peppery flavors, Malaysian oud pairs perfectly with the absinthe to make the ultimate summer oud fragrance.
As for the ambergris, we utilized the stinkiest Irish black ambergris that would turn your tummy if you smelled it straight. But blended carefully into this fragrance, what you get is an amazing oceanic-breezy facet that pairs with our coumarin extract so well... you'd swear its impossible to achieve the behavior, performance, and 'texture' of Oud Fougère with all-natural ingredients.
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.
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.
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 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.