Fougère, the French word for fern, is used to describe perfumes that remind us of the smell of a moist forest with mosses, wood and ferns. Common notes in fougère perfumes are lavender, wood, oakmoss and coumarin. The name is derived from the perfume "Fougère Royale" which was created in 1882 by the French perfume house Houbigant and containted a large dose of coumarin for the first time. Coumarin smells of hay and is derived from plants like tonka bean.
Like all Les Indémodables perfumes, Fougère Emeraude takes the classical fougère theme to the next level by adding a generous amount of tuberose, steering this floral note in an interesting direction that deconstructs the gender categories a floral or a fougère perfume would usually suggest.
... Indian Tuberose alcoolat 15%
... French (Saint Cristol area) fine Lavender Grand Cru 3%
... Moroccan Mimosa flowers absolute Grand Cru 1%
... Venezuelan Tonka beans absolute 3%
Contains Clary Sage oil from the Alps.
Maturation: 1 weeks
Maceration: 3 weeks
Florence Fouillet Dubois