Category: Houbigant

Houbigant Fougère Royale, 2010

Perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux I think I’ve let expectation get the best of me. I tried the reissued Fougere Royale (original 1882 by Paul Parquet) and was underwhelmed. While the drydown had a pleasant soapy quality, Fougere Royale mostly seemed like a mild lavender fragrance, not the trombones-blasting, coumarin-fest I imagined. Again, my expectation, my problem. Still, in trying to consider Fougere Royale on its…