First introduced in 1882, Fougère Royale completely revolutionized the world of perfumes and established modern perfumery as it exists today. Fougère Royale was the first “fougère” (or fern-like) perfume ever created, establishing a completely new fragrance family which still remains today the most popular family in men’s fragrances.
But even more important Houbigant was also the first perfume house to discover how to isolate particular molecules from natural raw materials and more specifically the coumarin, which is isolated from tonka bean.
Today and in character with our past, the House of Houbigant has revived this outstanding classic in an elegant and contemporary style.
The formula has been re-worked masterfully in collaboration with the perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux, head perfumer at Givaudan.
A word from Rodrigo:“I am absolutely thrilled, and feel extremely privileged, to have been summoned by the House of Houbigant to participate in this part of the Fougère Royale being reborn. As a perfumer, I can say this is a one-in-a-life-time gift.”