Fougère L'Aube 
Rogue Perfumery (2019)

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Fougère L'Aube by Rogue Perfumery

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Rogue Perfumery
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Manuel Cross

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I built the initial base structure of Fougere L’Aube as a classic 1930s fragrance which yielded a cozy, classic scent. It was reminiscent of the men’s colognes and aftershaves I smelled as a child; very nostalgic, very familiar. I then took this base formula and accentuated it with a few modern aroma chems and the fragrance was completely transformed into a super-fresh late 1980s style fougere. It’s a bit of a projection monster. Fougere L’Aube opens promptly with bright lavender and citrus notes, backed with bitter green galbanum. What I find interesting is that although a large portion of the fragrance is built on rose and sandalwood, what I perceive is not an attar-like note in the middle but rather it melds into the ‘fougere effect’ through and through. From what you see in the color of the juice, I used a rather large percentage of naturals; a few of which include: lavender absolute and essential oil, real Indian sandalwood (santalum album), Moroccan rose absolute, pure cold-pressed bergamot, petitgrain bigarade coeur from Robertet and oakmoss absolute.

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Reviews of Fougère L'Aube by Rogue Perfumery

There are 17 reviews of Fougère L'Aube by Rogue Perfumery.

I am going to go against the grain here and say I really don't like Fougere L'Aube as much as I expected to. It's not that it's a bad fragrance, but it just falls short of my expectation. I was expecting a powerful lavender fougere, but all I get is a sweet, floral soapy experience with no perceptible changes from application to drydown. I like many of the high wuality ingredients used here, but jut not my cup of tea. Bon Monsieur is better though very powerful.

It is something children smell when they hug their fathers before he drops them off in the morning.a responsible man smells like everyday,day in and day is also rugged enough to be purely be the guy who can discuss esoteric philosophy and history just as easily as he can bench press and fix stuff around the house. it is an ideal signature scent for a renaissance man. Fougere L'Aube smells like a fresh shaving soap,ultra fresh and very aromatic.

I get lemon lime up front,with a soft gorgeous lavender,turning to a geranium like scent,with a hay.after a bit the pleasant oakmoss and warm rose comes in strong and it just smells great. in the end it is a surprisingly real nice enticing warm wood that comes through,carrying a lingering trail of the tangy and rich early phases.totall freshness.i say fresh like you just showered under a warm waterfall while being too familiar with someone you just is not a scent for the candy boys smells.this scent covers all the needs of the modern classic gentleman;it is soapy,earthy,woody, floral and a bit sweet.totally Fougere L'Aube is a bit more of an aromatic fougère composition than a traditional barbershop.

Sweet and floral citrus opening that melds into lovely hay and light ivy notes. Really nice entry of the rose and oak moss really balances well on my skin. Much has already been said about Fougère L'Aube which paints the picture with much more detail than I can. This is very much a nostalgic perfume and I can't quite put my finger on why. Definitely a unisex perfume.

Rogue Fougère L'Aube is a new appreciable alchemy issued by this american niche lab and a real jump back in to a glorious "barber-shop" past under my vulgar nose. I agree with drseid that this fragrance is a fine example of what a traditional aromatic fougère should smell like (a modern example of the "real deal"), due to the effort of this artisanal perfume house refusing (likewise few others) to comply with the penalizing IFRA guidelines which have finally almost killed and depersonalized the historical olfactory categories. Since the first minutes after the application on skin several classic herbal fougére creations as Trophee Lancome and Trussardi Action Uomo jump more than vaguely on mind with their "legacy" of dry floral notes, aromatic lavender, grass, piquant spices, galbanum, coumarine, juniper berries and moss. I perceive by soon (in the top stage) a certain aromatic/citric grassy piquancy under my profane nose, probably provided by dry/aromatic spicy notes, which are slightly hesperidic (lime, coumarine and bergamot) and quite grassy-minty (fern, mint, angelica?). The grassy notes are vivid, vibrant, vaguely coniferous, kind of "minty/balsamic", lymphatic and definitely aromatic (conjuring the cool "early morning air" on the high mountains). In particular hay, galbanum, petitgrain and camphor produce a dominant sort of bitter/peppery, grassy/resinous, woody/paper and mossy/camphoraceous dryness all around (conjuring me several more recent Testa Maura-creations as Carticasi and Mia Murzia as well), quite notable in the general grassy/leafy atmosphere. The latter is the mossy "field" on which a dry piquant floral tandem (rose/geranium?) at one point settles its roots in the real core of the olfactory performance. As the composition enters its final basic stage than notes as oakmoss, coniferous resins, woods and galbanum (supported by hay, coumarine and grassy aromatic notes) finally cast down the woodsy vivid ambience of this olfactory "silvan" creation. Dry down is somewhat linear, still bitter/peppery, basically mossy-resinous (cistus/labdanum), dry/leafy-floral and definitely grassy. Projection is medium while longevity is above average on my skin. In conclusion Fougère L'Aube could not be defined a real crack but is definitely a more the dignified contemporary "reproduction" of the classic fougère structure by a wise assemblation (in line with a glorious herbal aromatic past) of high quality raw materials and natural ingredients.

Lots of camphor to lighten the scent. Almost radiant; opens very cool and refreshing with citrus (lemon, bergamot, also petitgrain ?). I get the ashy galbanum too. Lavender appears a bit later.

The costus (dirty hair) hides discreetly in the middle notes; smells like hair combs used to when people washed (their hair) less often : of scalp and hair and their interaction with the comb.

Strong, good projection. Very nice. This is another yes, and possibly my favourite of all the Rogues. However, at the moment, Jacomo de Jacomo has this role in my wardrobe. Fougere L'Aube has more citrus and brightness than the Jacomo - it's not goth.

Very smooth - all melds nicely into a classic fougere within a fairly short time. Extremely wearable.
Drydown has sweet honey note (not pissy at all)

Stardate 20200815:

Opens up as bitter-green and sweet floral. I don't smell any lavender here.
Moves to sweet musk and rose.
A very floral masculine. Givenchy did that successfully with Insense. This one may be better
FBW and thumbs up

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