Fougere Perfume & Fine Fragrance
Guide - Perfume
Categories - Aromatic Fougere
fragrances and perfumes form a universal fragrance family.
They take on elements of all the previous categories and blend
them into a beautiful bouquet of scents.
Aromatic notes are mainly composed of sage, rosemary, thyme
and lavender usually complemented with citrus, violet leaves,
corriander leaf, cut grass and spicy notes. They give a tart
and almost earthy quality to the fragrance, such as Acqua
di Parma Lavender, Paul Smith Man and Hugo Boss Boss Selection
They contain sexy oriental tones, with Aromatic Herbs and
Grasses, Citrus notes, Sweet Spices, Soft Florals and Oriental
Woods. This fragrance category has always been the most popular
with men. This is because they are zesty, masculine but light,
airy and fresh. However, recently they have taken a hold on
the female Fine Fragrance market, such as Rochas Eau de Rochas
and Guerlain Acqua Allegoria Herba Fresca.
Aromatic Fougere Fragrances:
is the extract or extrait of a fragrance and represents
the scent in its purest form. This often creates a smooth
and round texture, which is hard to achieve with the
dilution represented in the other concentrations of
de Parfum or EDP is one of the most popular forms of
fragrance. Eau de Parfum contains between seven to fourteen
per cent of fragrance oils and perfume elixirs and is
the second strongest, and longest lasting means of wearing
a fine fragrance.
de Toilette or EDT is fast becoming the most common
means of wearing a fragrance or perfume. EDT’s
are not as highly concentrated in oils and elixirs as
an EDP or Perfume would be and contain one to three
per cent of fragrance oils. This impacts the ability
of the fragrance to last and around eighty percent of
the oils in an EDT fragrance will evaporate within three
hours of application.
de Cologne’s or EDC’s were first popularised
by Napoleon. These fragrances are often constructed
in a different manner to the traditional French Model
and are formulated in one single burst. As a result
of this process, EDC’s or Eau de Colognes last
the least amount of time on the skin and can dissolve
within a couple of hours. EDC’s should be worn
as a invigorating spray.