Dorian's Fougère fragrance notes

  • Head

    • Bergamot, Spike Lavender, Petitgrain Bigarade, Mastic Leaf
  • Heart

    • Carnation, Geranium, Hawthorne, Hay Absolute, Sambac Jasmine, Neroli, Tonka Bean Absolute
  • Base

    • Balsam, Mysore Sandalwood, Patchouli, Labdanum, Saffron Absolute, Oakmoss, Vintage Musk, Vintage Civet

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This is absolutely gorgeous.

A fougere that truly matches the classical approach of the genre and then some, Dorian's Fougere is a culmination of my favorite aromatic elements. Naturally, it opens with an effulgent lavender and bergamot, but also includes a beautiful mastic leaf, coniferous and almost incense-like. It feels like a pastel, cool, celadon green, a foliage patina, a tender melancholy.

Darren Alan uses his own artisanal extraction of hay, which reveals itself no sooner than the top note fanfare crescendos, revealing one of the most satisfying "new mown hay" accords I have encountered, rivaling that of Santa Maria Novella's Fieno, Oriza L. Legrand's beauties, and vintages I've sampled from the early 20th century. This is combined with three notes that I adore: carnation, geranium and hawthorn. I am in heaven. This is my sweet spot. It elicits a frisson, my whole body shivers. Darren managed to combine all of this with aplomb. The end result is an equipoise that feels soft and plush, like the trichomes on the leaves of forest foliage.

Darren anchors it all with vintage musk and civet, and when combined with the tonka, my skin feels ensconced, swaddled by the woodland, listening to the haunting song of a hermit thrush. It is a balm for the weary, a sonnet for the soul, and it proves to be one of the most impressive indie releases I've experienced this year.
2nd June 2023