Category: Philippe Bousseton

Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar, 1989

(image source unknown) Perfumer Philippe Bousseton I tend to talk about the fougère as a stern, towering perfume and it often is. But Tsar reminds me of how gentle the genre can be. Despite its ridiculous name, and blocky pseudo-Deco bottle, it’s one of the cozier fougères. Lavender and coumarin don’t crash against each other quite so much as in many…